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NSA Accused Of Exploiting Heartbleed For At Least Two Years; Agency Denies It

The National Security Agency exploited the massive security vulnerability called Heartbleed for the past two years, and used the flaw in OpenSSL to intercept private data, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Heartbleed is a newly-discovered flaw in OpenSSL that makes your private information—usernames, passwords, bank statements, etc.—vulnerable to potential hackers, and apparently, government snoops. […]

After Heartbleed, “Forward Secrecy” Is More Important Than Ever

Internet users have spent the last week changing their passwords and checking their online accounts for potential hacks resulting from Heartbleed, a bug in the open-source security software OpenSSL that left nearly two-thirds of the Web vulnerable to malicious attacks.  Heartbleed has caused security nightmares for dozens of websites, especially since companies initially thought it […]

Google Eyes A Creepier Glass—A Camera-Bearing Contact Lens

Imagine the Google Glass headgear, which currently makes some camera-shy onlookers nervous, shrinking down to near-invisibility—say, into a super-thin transparent layer that sits on the cornea. Google certainly has, as we now know from a recently published patent filing from October 2012. The notion of smart contact lenses itself isn’t particularly new. Earlier this year, […]

Microsoft’s Data Culture: It Just Might Work

No one would accuse me of being a Microsoft shill. Having grown up in Linux, I have a longstanding antipathy to Microsoft’s machinations against open source (which have been thawing of late, thankfully). But after more than 10 years of raging against the Redmond machine, I’ve also developed a profound appreciation for Microsoft’s ability to make […]

The Kill Switch Proposal: Why U.S. Carriers Win Either Way

Cellular carriers in the U.S. want you to think they have your best interests at heart. That, hey, if your smartphone gets lost or stolen, they will have your back. At least that’s what those carriers would have you believe with a new smartphone “kill switch” proposal from the CTIA, the largest U.S. trade organization that supports […]

With Gnip, Twitter Is Ready To Sell Your Tweets

Gnip was once a neutral provider of social data, but now that neutrality is gone, and it’s in the hands of Twitter. Twitter on Tuesday announced the acquisition of social data analytics startup Gnip, which is one of the only companies with access to Twitter’s firehose of data—all the tweets and activity streams on Twitter since the platform […]

Atlassian’s Geeky Software Carves Out A Big Home With Developers

f you’re not a developer, you’re not going to understand Atlassian’s success. Atlassian employs no salespeople, yet it’s doing over $200 million in annual sales, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. While enterprise software companies struggle to make their wares more consumer-friendly, Atlassian builds software that only a developer could love: […]

How Microsoft’s Cortana Stacks Up Against Siri And Google Now

Cortana doesn’t want you to know where Master Chief is hiding. But for just about everything else, Microsoft’s new voice-controlled personal assistant is ready and available to do your bidding. Cortana, a new feature in Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, is both a search engine and a helper, just like its counterparts: Apple’s Siri and […]

The Rear-View Camera Is No Longer Just An Option For Cars—It’s The Law

ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation. Here’s something gruesome to consider: More than 200 people are killed every year when cars are reversing—most of these deaths are children. Back-up accidents also injure more than 15,000 people each year. These factoids get more tragic when you consider that it’s usually a parent behind […]

How Arduino And Raspberry Pi Can Enhance Your Connected Home

ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes. The connected home, the ultimate ideal in technology-driven luxury, promises easy living by passing along our drudgery to computers. But it’s not perfect. Even if you’re willing to shell out for expensive devices for your house, are you willing to trust them? There’s always the […]

Mozilla Names Former Exec Chris Beard As Interim CEO

Mozilla has a new leader, at least in the short term. The custodian of the Firefox browser named former vice president of products and chief marketing officer Chris Beard as its interim chief executive officer. Beard, who most recently was an executive-in-residence at Greylock Partners venture capital firm, takes over the top spot at Mozilla […]

Why Pinterest Is The Google Competitor You Weren’t Expecting

There are now nearly one billion “Place Pins” on Pinterest, the company said in an email Monday. And with that announcement, Pinterest moves one step closer to becoming a true search engine alternative to Google. Now, Pinterest’s Place Pins aren’t going to replace Google Maps anytime soon—or ever. But for users that would rather graze […]

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