Antisocial Network to help users avoid their friends

Friday, 21 March 2014 A pair of U.S. developers have created Cloak, an iPhone “antisocial network” to help users avoid running into their friends. Cloak, created by programmer Brian Moore and former Buzzfeed creative director Chris Baker, is billed as the “antisocial network” and uses check-in data from Foursquare and Instagram to allow users to…

NSA seizes full control of targeted iPhones via DROPOUTJEEP malware

Dec 30, 2013                    Will Conley                                                      The NSA developed in 2008 a software program for iPhones that can selectively and stealthily deliver data from iPhones to the NSA. The program is called DROPOUTJEEP. News of the malware is the latest to come out of the ongoing Snowden document media bonanza.   DROPOUTJEEP can read…

Line censoring messages in China

370 banned words found; firm mum on who’s selecting them and why Marking a milestone: Line Corp. CEO Akira Morikawa announces Monday that the number of users of the firm’s instant messaging service has topped 300 million. | KYODO by Tomoko Otake Staff Writer Print: Nov 29, 2013 In another example of the dilemmas facing…

REVEALED: How YOU PAY extra for iPHONES – even if you DON’T HAVE ONE: We pay an Apple tax whether or not we own an Apple product

Everyone is paying for unsold 5Cs right now By Andrew Orlowski 29th November 2013 12:03 GMT Special Report Apple’s secret deals with mobile operators are squeezing smaller companies out of the market and driving up costs even for those who don’t use their products, according to Register sources across the industry. “In my opinion Apple are…

Print a working paper computer on an $80 inkjet

  03 October 2013 by Paul Marks Magazine issue 2937.  Subscribe and save For similar stories, visit the Nanotechnology Topic Guide Ink laced with silver nanoparticles could make it a reality, to the joy of hobbyists “IMAGINE printing out a paper computer and tearing off a corner so someone else can use part of it.”…

Your iPhone amazingly uses more energy than your refrigerator

The  majority of the energy is used for cloud services, not  charging the iPhone The  majority of the energy used to power the cloud comes from  coal In the next  two decades, servers will require almost as much energy as  lights By  Ryan Gorman PUBLISHED: 13:35 EST, 18  August 2013 |  UPDATED: 13:35 EST, 18…

Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage

Don’t panic, yet Students from the University of Texas successfully piloted an $80m superyacht sailing 30 miles offshore in the Mediterranean Sea by overriding the ship’s GPS signals without any alarms being raised. The team, led by assistant professor Todd Humphreys from UT Austin’s department of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, took a GPS spoofing…

We want to put a KILL SWITCH into your PHONE, say Feds

  The only good mobe is a dead mobe By Bill Ray Posted in Security, 14th June 2013 11:44 GMT Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery US law enforcement is calling for a mandatory kill switch on all mobiles, enabling the shut down of stolen phones in the hope of rendering them worthless. Mobile phone theft keeps…

Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer’s daughter and even shared a home with the agent

By  Katie Davies PUBLISHED: 18:34 EST, 27  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 00:55 EST, 28 April 2013   An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously  married to a CIA officer’s daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two  terrorist nephews’ actions and called them ‘Losers’, even lived with his …

They talked about girls, credit limits and whether anyone listens to CDs any more: Boston carjack victim breaks silence over harrowing 90 minutes with bomb suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

EEV: Article quote ” Danny’s refusal at giving his full Chinese name is telling of his humility, wary of attracting too much attention “ Chinese entrepreneur known only as Danny recalls night of terror that sparked 9,000-strong manhunt Steve Anderson Friday, 26 April 2013 The man taken hostage by the Boston bombing suspects last week…