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  • More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely (Andy…

    25 October 2014, 8:25 am

    Andy Greenberg / Wired:More crowdfunding campaigns for routers promising anonymity follow Anonabox, but choose wisely  —  Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router.  Choose Wisely  —  Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in…
  • Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license "virtual cores"…

    25 October 2014, 4:50 am

    Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:Soft Machines, which has raised $125M, leaves stealth mode, reveals plan to license “virtual cores” technology to chip makers  —  Secretive Startup Unveils Universal Chip  —  Venture capitalists these days tend to…
  • The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches (Michael…

    25 October 2014, 1:55 am

    Michael Cooney / Network World:The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches  —  FCC says TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses in the open  —  The FCC took a big stand…
  • Apple reviewer sent screenshot of explicit image without warning to developer to show that app could…

    25 October 2014, 12:50 am

    Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:Apple reviewer sent screenshot of explicit image without warning to developer to show that app could be used to find porn  —  App developer claims Apple sent his company porn to prove its app could be used to find naughty pics …
  • First Android 5.0 Lollipop updates should hit the Galaxy S5 in December (Abhijeet Mishra/SamMobile)

    24 October 2014, 10:30 pm

    Abhijeet Mishra / SamMobile:First Android 5.0 Lollipop updates should hit the Galaxy S5 in December  —  Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Galaxy S5, and we've already given our readers an exclusive look at an early version running on the device.  We…
  • Google bought six Redwood City office buildings totaling about 934,200 square feet for $585M…

    24 October 2014, 8:45 pm

    Bloomberg:Google bought six Redwood City office buildings totaling about 934,200 square feet for $585M  —  Google Said to Buy Redwood City Offices for $585 Million  —  Google Inc. (GOOGL) bought six office buildings northwest of its Silicon Valley…
  • Whisper responds to Guardian's "10 questions", says members of editorial team put on leave (Michael…

    24 October 2014, 8:30 pm

    Michael Heyward / Whisper:Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave  —  Setting The Record Straight  —  I wrote last Saturday that we welcome the current discussion around Whisper, and are grateful…
  • Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard (Ernesto/TorrentFreak)

    24 October 2014, 7:40 pm

    Ernesto / TorrentFreak:Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard  —  In recent years Hollywood and the music industry have taken a rather aggressive approach against Google.  The entertainment industry companies have accused the search…
  • HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ (Sudarshan Varadhan/Reuters)

    24 October 2014, 6:35 pm

    Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall…
  • Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai (Re/code)

    24 October 2014, 5:40 pm

    Re/code:Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai  —  Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar  —  In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO…
  • Roku prepares to file for confidential IPO, WSJ report says (Sudarshan Varadhan/Reuters)

    24 October 2014, 5:15 pm

    Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:Roku prepares to file for confidential IPO, WSJ report says  —  U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO: WSJ  —  (Reuters) - U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial…
  • iPad Mini 3 teardown reveals an NFC controller and that hot glue is used to affix the home button…

    24 October 2014, 4:55 pm

    Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:iPad Mini 3 teardown reveals an NFC controller and that hot glue is used to affix the home button  —  Teardown shows iPad mini 3's “hastily glued” Touch ID Home button makes for difficult screen repairs  —  Following a…
  • Tim Cook says bringing Apple Pay to China is his top priority there (Xinhua News Agency)

    24 October 2014, 4:15 pm

    Xinhua News Agency:Tim Cook says bringing Apple Pay to China is his top priority there  —  China Exclusive: Tim Cook: Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market  —  Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said he hopes to adapt all of Apple's…
  • Creators of 'Room' say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action (Jordan…

    24 October 2014, 3:45 pm

    Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:Creators of ‘Room’ say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action  —  Facebook's new ‘Rooms’ app Room Inc's ‘Room’ app  —  Following the launch of Facebook's new “Rooms”…
  • Nest Acquires Home Automation Hub Revolv, but Will Stop Selling It (Liz Gannes/Re/code)

    24 October 2014, 3:12 pm

    Liz Gannes / Re/code:Nest Acquires Home Automation Hub Revolv, but Will Stop Selling It  —  Nest today said it had acquired Revolv, the smart-home automation device maker, for its developer platform.  —  The deal closed this morning with undisclosed…

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