Boffins tag Android app privacy fails
A group of researchers from universities in Luxembourg, Germany and the US say they can dramatically improve the detection of privacy leaks between Android processes.
Yosemite National Park bans drones
Iconic photographer Ansel Adams' fame was won, in part, by stunning photographs made possible by his willingness to schlep many pounds of camera gear around the steep terrain of Yosemite National Park.
NBN Co hoses down 'user pays' story
NBN Co, the company building Australia's Notionally National Broadband Network, has moved to hose down claims that it's planning on getting out of the customer premises equipment (CPE) business – something which local reporters believe would shift install costs to end users.
SAP reshapes boards as innovation leader steps down
SAP has announced that Dr. Vishal Sikka, a member of the company's Executive and Managing Boards with responsibility for “leading all SAP products and innovation [and] development and delivery of all products across SAP’s product portfolio”, will leave the company immediately “for personal reasons”.
Acer founder Shih to step down for second time next month
Stan Shih, chairman and founder of ailing PC maker Acer, is set to retire next month as the company continues to try and claw back market share and force its way into the global top three.
Trans Pacific Partnership still stalled
In spite of optimistic official rhetoric from the White House, Japan seems to be the latest speed-bump on the road to the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership trade treaty.
'Covert Redirect' OAuth flaw more chest-beat than Heartbleed
A recently reported new "vulnerability" in OAuth appears to be anything but.
Global cop co-operation treaties need cloudy reboot
International treaties that allow police forces and spookhaüses around the world to collaborate are starting to creak beneath the weight of the cloud, and will soon need a refresh, according to Tim Morris, national manager for high technology crime operations at Australia's Federal Police.
What's that PARASITE wriggling inside my browser?
The group that last year demonstrated open source software to simulate a nematode has gone on Kickstarter to try and accelerate its OpenWorm project.
You'll hate Google's experimental Chrome UI, but so will phishers
Phishers might have a tougher time hooking victims if a new feature introduced into the experimental strain of Google's Chrome browser makes it into a future full release.
Your legacy app sniffs the cloud cauldron and retches ... time to try another recipe
The battle between Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft for the public cloud gets a lot of attention, but global managed services provider Dimension Data has thrown its hat into an adjacent ring with a new hybrid Windows Server cloud.
Speedy storage server sales stumps sysadmin scribe: Who buys this?
Sysadmin blogEvery once in a while I need to ask a question I know is going to get me in a world of trouble. It's the sort of question that triggers panicked emails from corporate PRs, and sometimes even the odd thinly veiled threat for daring to ask such things in a public forum.
EMC ships '17PB' of biz flash, brags it's NAND numero uno ... That's cute, grins HDS
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest flash shipper of them all?
HALF of London has outdated Wi-Fi security, says roving World of War, er, BIKER
Wireless security across London remains flaky despite the well-known risks, according to an infosec bod who has been riding his bike all around town identifying insecure wireless networks and highlighting shoddy user behaviours that could be exploited by rogue hackers.
EMC embarks on all-singing, all-dancing VNX jamboree
EMC World 2014EMC has had a VNXgasm and announced future software for VNX, plus a buffed up VNXe box, a VSPEX addition, and the company is also making more encryption options available.
EMC gobbles up top-secret flash startup DSSD
EMC World 2014Data storage giant EMC has acquired a stealthy startup named DSSD led by some of the top brains behind the ZFS filesystem.
Target topples CEO in latest data breach domino
The CEO of Target is the latest casualty of the big-box retailer's disastrous holiday data breach.
Mozilla asks FCC to unleash the nuclear option on net neutrality
Mozilla has filed a formal request to the US Federal Communications Commission asking it to reclassify internet-provision and content-provider's traffic under Title II of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which would ensure the net remains neutral.
McAfee chap is back in crypto-wrap chat app back flap
Antivirus pioneer and one-time fugitive John McAfee has backed Chadder, a new instant-messaging app for smartphones that promises "the highest degree of security and privacy."
AMD beds ARM in 'Project SkyBridge' and home-grown 'K12' ARM architecture chips
AMD has announced that it will create pin-compatible 64-bit x86 and ARM SoCs in an effort it's calling "Project SkyBridge", and that it has licensed the ARMv8 architecture and will design its own home-grown ARM-based processors.
Bill Gates: Sell off Bing? Nah. Xbox? Maybe...
Microsoft cofounder and board member Bill Gates says he's leery of unloading the company's historically loss-making Bing division, but he wouldn't necessarily be opposed to spinning off Xbox.
Truck-sized asteroid slips silently between Moon and Earth
In the early hours of Saturday morning an asteroid whizzed past Earth at what in astronomical terms a very close shave, skimming just 186,000 miles over our planet's surface.
Oculus rips ZeniMax over claims of Carmack foul play
Facebook-owned virtual reality house Oculus VR is hitting back over claims that the firm hired away id Software's John Carmack in order to swipe intellectual property from parent company ZeniMax.
Turnbull says internet governance can ignore privacy
While the debate over Internet piracy rages in Australia, the nation's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has headed overseas to endorse the unexceptional outcome of the NetMundial conference.
NBN Co puts October date on first FTTB connections
NBN Co, the entity charged with building Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) has announced the expected go-live data for its first commercial fibre/copper services, saying its fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) product will be ready by October 2014.