Adobe Systems said Thursday it is now encrypting data it collects about certain ebooks after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data.
Those logs were not sent using SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security), according to the blog. SSL/TLS encrypts data sent between a client and server, designated by ?https? in a browser?s URL bar.
You know the drill. When the model year nears its end, new cars gets cheaper. The same is true of winter clothing when spring approaches, and it?s equally true of computers when a new generation is on the horizon.
PCs with Intel?s next-generation microprocessor, known as Broadwell, should be available early next year, so it?s time for manufacturers to clear out some inventory. There are lots of PCs on sale today, but I?m focusing on machines with Intel?s fourth-generation Haswell chips. They?re powerful, energy efficient, and they?re selling for well under list price?in some cases, hundreds of dollars less than list.
These three deals from Dell, and one from Lenovo, are all worth a look.
Amazon.com continued to increase its sales last quarter but losses also mounted, to the growing consternation of investors.
Amazon?s overall sales were up 20 percent in the third quarter, amounting to $20.58 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, the company said Thursday.
At the same time, however, Amazon?s losses reached $437 million, compared to a loss of $41 million in the same period last year.
That led investors to push its share price lower. Amazon?s shares were selling for $278.00 at the time of this report, down 11 percent from the close of regular trading.
The launch this week of Apple Pay is giving many people their first taste of NFC payment technology, which allows them to buy things in a store by bringing an iPhone 6 close to a compatible terminal.
But the NFC standard also allows payments to be made directly between smartphones. Apple and its competitors, such as Google Wallet, don?t offer support for that part of the standard, but the technology already exists inside many of today?s NFC-equipped phones and could one day allow retailers to accept NFC payment using smartphones. It would also be technically possible for individuals to exchange money with their friends through the same system.
The blame game between Oracle and the state of Oregon is going into overtime, even before their dueling lawsuits over the disastrous Cover Oregon health insurance exchange website make it into court.
Cover Oregon went live on Oct. 1 last year, and like the federal Healthcare.gov site that?s a centerpiece of President Barack Obama?s health care reform legislation, immediately ran into major performance problems. Unlike Healthcare.gov, Cover Oregon never reached full functionality.
Microsoft revenue leaped 25 percent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia?s phone business.
Revenue hit US$23.2 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30, easily exceeding the $22 billion consensus expectation from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
Meanwhile, net income was $4.54 billion, or $0.54 per share. That exceeded analysts? expectations by $0.05, but represented a drop of 13 percent in earnings per share compared with last year?s first quarter.
Profit was hurt by $1.14 billion of integration and restructuring expenses, which had a negative impact equivalent to $0.11 per share, resulting from the massive round of layoffs the company began to carry out in July and from the ongoing meshing of the Nokia Devices and Services business, whose $7.2 billion acquisition closed in April.
Bellcomm, Inc., based in Washington, DC, near NASA Headquarters, was carved out of Bell Labs in 1962 to provide technical advice to NASA’s Apollo Program Director. The organization rapidly expanded its bailiwick to support nearly all NASA Office of Manned Space Flight advance planning. In a January 1968 report, Bellcomm planners N. Hinners, D. James, […]
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Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store. But on Thursday, in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., there was another option that didn't even involve leaving the house: Uber.
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Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star's surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth's direction. If they're powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids.
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Most Bentleys indulge their owners with champagne buckets and neck warmers. The GT3-R does it with a ?Sport? mode that won't upshift until the engine hits 6,300 RPM.
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When Yahoo proposed a plan to reuse mothballed email addresses, a lot of people didn?t like it. WIRED?s Mat Honan called it a ?very bad idea,? and with good reason.
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