Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.27.15

Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1pmPT/4pmET. Live Friendfeed chat during show recording Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show – G3 – on Facebook Archives of sister show on Ustream

Apple faces iPhone patent lawsuit

27 February 2015 Last updated at 13:03 The lawsuit alleges Apple uses patented technology in recent products such as the iPhone 6 Apple is being sued by a company two days after it was told to pay the same firm $533m (£344m) for infringing patents. Smartflash LLC first sued over patented technology used in Apple’s […]

Google buys .app web domain for $25m

27 February 2015 Last updated at 12:24 The bid is believed to be the highest so far for a web domain Google has purchased the website domain .app in an auction held by the organisation which oversees the running of the net. The firm’s winning bid for $25,001,000 (£16,234,000) is believed to be the highest […]

US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death

27 February 2015 Last updated at 15:16 Avijit Roy was a vocal opponent of religious extremism Attackers in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist hardliners. Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was attacked as he walked back from a book fair with his […]

Google backs down over Blogger porn

27 February 2015 Last updated at 13:33 Critics of the new rules had argued that explicit content is an expression of identity Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private. Earlier this week, the firm warned bloggers that blogs containing sexually explicit images and videos would […]

Account data stolen in TalkTalk hack

27 February 2015 Last updated at 10:42 The stolen data was used by scammers to trick people into handing over bank details TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company’s computers. In an email sent to every customer, TalkTalk said scammers were using stolen information […]

Twitter makes reporting trolls easier, cracks down on repeat offenders

In the ongoing battle agains trolls, abusive users and other rule-breakers, Twitter has expanded how it can attempt to squash tweet-based troubles. If someone is impersonating another through a Twitter account, or leaking sensitive personal data, anyone can now report it — not just whoever is suffering from it. Perhaps more importantly, new “enforcement actions” […]

Verizon’s Nexus 6 could arrive very soon

Are you a Verizon subscriber holding out for a Nexus 6 on Big Red? Well, your wait might be over pretty soon. Leaked in-store marketing materials are starting to float about and Verizon auto-uploaded a promo video for the handset (now made private) to its YouTube channel, as spotted by Phandroid. Apparently those banners and […]

Friday is the New Music Tuesday, thanks to piracy

You’ll have to change your music-buying habits starting this summer, because new albums are going to be released every Friday at exactly 00:01, instead of Tuesdays like you’re used to. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents music labels worldwide, has just announced that Friday is now global album release day. Why? […]

TalkTalk admits attackers stole customers’ personal details

TalkTalk has enjoyed its fair share of positive press in recent months, thanks to its new carrier deal with O2 and the acquisition of Blinkbox Movies, but there could be some rougher times ahead. In an email to customers, the quad-play provider confirmed that it was the target of an intrusion at the end of […]

Google won’t ban adult content on Blogger after all

Well that was fast. Google only declared that it would begin cracking down on adult content posted to Blogger a few days ago, but it’s already decided it was a bit hasty in its decision. After coming under fire over the introduction of a retroactive change that would ban sexually explicit images and video and […]

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