The White House launched a Facebook (FB.O) page on Monday for President Barack Obama and used the social media platform to send a message on climate change. Organizing for Action, the political organization that helped elect Obama, has long used an account under the name "Barack Obama." But the new...
New york-based designer Blank William has reinterpreted the familiar features of star wars stormtroopers as a series of wild animal armor. Three species — a rhino, hippopotamus and elephant — have each been sculpted with the same aesthetic qualities as the fictional film soldiers, characterized by glossy surfaces and gilded...
If you thought old people don't "get" social media, you may want to think again. According to a report by Pew Research Center last month, 35% of all adults aged 65 and older said they're on social media. That's more than triple what was reported in 2010, when only 11% said they...
A year in cybersecurity can seem like an eternity.  But despite the rapid changes, many things remain constant.  Check Point’s top three predicted security threats for 2015 were the rapid growth in unknown malware, in mobile threats, and in critical vulnerabilities in commonly used platforms (Android, iOS and others). These were...
So your boyfriend either dumped you, or you dumped him. Either way, you two have broken up. He seems fine, but you just can't get over him. If that's the problem, the new function that Google provides  will help you get over him. What is this Google app supposed to do? It's...
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, and Carnegie-Mellon universities studied 110 apps available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. They found 73% of the Android apps shared users' email addresses, and 47% of the iOS apps shared location data. Privacy International said it was more evidence...
Every company struggles to allocate security resources. It’s not that security pros don’t have the tools to improve their risk postures – it’s that they don’t have the time. Between hackers using a smoke-and-mirrors approach to manipulate enterprise attention and resources, unusual file access activity and user behavior patterns requiring...
How well are the biggest tech companies upholding your rights and privacy? A long-term study published Tuesday ranks the likes of Google and Facebook based on dozens of criteria, from what data they collect and sell to how they handle government requests. The Ranking Digital Rights organization, funded by several...
Mozilla has announced that it has brought its Tracking Protection feature by default to Firefox's private browsing mode. The feature has been working its way through Firefox's development and beta channels since August. Tracking Protection blocks web content from a list of domains provided by Disconnect that are known to...
When readers of The Times of India complained about too many advertisements in the newspaper on 12 and 13 October, Times Group managing director Vineet Jain tweeted --"without ads, price u pay of the newspaper would be at least Rs 25 per day. Lakhs of people won't be able...