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AT&T Let Scammers Overrun Calling Service, Feds Charge

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against telecommunications giant AT&T, claiming that the carrier allowed scammers to use a calling service for the hearing-impaired and then stuck U.S. taxpayers with the bill. While many Internet scams have originated from Nigeria, this case reporte...

Nvidia’s New GPUs Could Be Real Game Changers

Nvidia has launched the first graphic processing units based on its next-generation Kepler graphics architecture, which offers the promise to deliver superior gaming performance, according to the company. One of the key components of video games on the PC is, of course, the graphics, and as long as ...

Yahoo May Face Bitter Battle Over Board Makeup

One of Yahoo's major investors, hedge fund Third Point, is calling upon shareholders to elect four of its nominees to the company's board. This is just the latest round in what could become a very nasty fight. "There are a couple of things happening," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT....

Nokia May Turn Tattoos Into More Than Body Art

Today a tattoo is a popular way of showing off a little individuality, but historically tattoos were used as a form of communication. Roman soldiers and slaves were tattooed on the hands, arms or even face as a way to alert those around them to their status, allowing authorities to more easily keep ...

Newspapers May Find Salvation in Mobile Apps

Despite 17 percent growth in monthly unique users at the top news sites in 2011, revenue remained an issue, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, which cites data from Nielsen Online. Online advertising grew by 23 percent in 2011, but just fiv...

LightSquared Hires Legal Eagle to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat

In a move that could be seen as a last gasp, embattled 4G LTE developer LightSquared announced this week that it had hired lawyer Theodore Olson to launch a legal battle against the FCC. This follows the Federal Communications Commission pulling the plug on the tentatively approved 4G LTE network t...

3D Printing Gets a Speed Injection

The Gutenberg printing press, which was invented around A.D. 1440, truly revolutionized the world. It allowed more people to have access to books, which until that time had to be manually copied by hand. Today the world is seeing another revolutionary advance in printing technology, but this time in...

Journalists Battle Web Censorship With Internet ‘Enemies’ List

While developments such as the Arab Spring show the power of the Internet, there remain news blackouts, harassment of bloggers, and even attempts to shut down social media in several nations. This is one of the key findings of Reporters Without Borders, which released its annual "Enemies of the Inte...

Pew Study: All Search Engines Being Equally Intrusive, Google’s the Best

There is no question that Google is the dominant player in the search engine arena, and a new survey released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 83 percent of U.S. search engine users rated Google as their preferred search engine, despite concerns about the company's d...

It’s Business as Usual for Anonymous as Panda Takes a Hit

The hacktivists known as "Anonymous" have retaliated following Tuesday's news of the arrests of LulzSec hackers exposed by their former leader, Hector Xavier Monsegur. Overnight, Anonymous hackers took down more than 25 websites belonging to Panda Security. They also posted email addresses, username...

LulzSec Arrests Take a Few Heads Off the Hydra

Authorities in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom and in Ireland, have arrested five suspected hackers affiliated with Lulz Security, more commonly known as "LulzSec," a group of so-called hacktivists. Among those arrested is Hector Xavier Monsegur, the suspected leader of the group...

Sen. Wants FTC to Take a Hard Look at Mobile Apps’ Snooping Practices

Neither Apple nor Google are doing enough when it comes to addressing how iPhone and Android applications can access users' private information, according to Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. On Monday Schumer called for the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into reports that iPhone and...

SpeechJammer: Big Brother Is Shushing You

The First Amendment is meant to protect freedom of speech, but a new device could thwart it -- not through censorship but by affecting the brain's cognitive processes. In George Orwell's seminal novel 1984, the Ministry of Truth controls news, entertainment and information, while the Ministry of Lov...

EU Turns Up the Volume on Google Privacy Grumbling

Google's new privacy policy, which took effect Thursday, violates EU law, European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said on the BBC's Radio Four Thursday morning. Google has rebuffed requests by the European Union privacy body to delay implementation of changes to the policy due to its conc...

New Social Network for Caregivers Bucks ‘User as Product’ Model

Former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz is offering caregivers a social networking service designed to be free of confusing privacy policies and invasive advertising. Social networking is far older than Facebook, MySpace or even Friendster, according to Schwartz, CareZone founder and CEO. Fami...

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