Windows 10 commandeers users' upload bandwidth

Microsoft will use its customers' upload bandwidth to deliver Windows 10's updates and apps with a peer-to-peer technology resembling BitTorrent, a fact that has caught some by surprise.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 August, 2015 20:17

Tags: bittorrent, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

China clamps down on exports of drones and supercomputers

China plans to limit exports of advanced drones and supercomputers for national security reasons.

By Michael Kan | 03 August, 2015 20:06

Tags: High performance, robotics, regulation, hardware systems, government, trade

Airbnb guest suspected of stealing $35k from San Francisco home

San Francisco police suspect a woman got much more than a bed for the night when she booked a stay in the city through Airbnb earlier this year.

By Martyn Williams | 03 August, 2015 17:25

Tags: Criminal, Internet-based applications and services, Airbnb, legal, internet

Nokia reaches deal to sell Here business to Audi, BMW Group and Daimler

Nokia has reached an agreement to sell its Here mapping and location services business to an automotive industry consortium consisting of Audi, BMW Group and Daimler, in a deal that gives the business an enterprise value of €2.8 billion (US$3.1 billion).

By John Ribeiro | 03 August, 2015 16:37

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, BMW Group, Daimler, Maps, Nokia, Audi, Mergers and acquisitions

Indian government orders ISPs to block 857 porn websites

The Indian government has ordered a large number of porn websites to be blocked, creating an uproar among users and civil rights groups in the country.

By John Ribeiro | 03 August, 2015 14:36

Tags: India Department of Telecommunications, Centre for Internet and Society, regulation, government, internet

Telstra reveals increase in warrant-free access to customer data

Access to Telstra customer data by law enforcement agencies increased in FY 14-15, the telco revealed in its latest transparency report.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 August, 2015 10:56

Tags: data retention, Telstra, data retention plan, privacy

DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses.

By Jeremy Kirk | 03 August, 2015 10:52

Tags: security, Sucuri, Exploits / vulnerabilities, University of California at Berkeley

Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

Some Apple mobile users have been encountering a pop-up message that is particularly difficult to close.

By Jeremy Kirk | 03 August, 2015 10:42

Tags: telecommunication, applications, ios, security, Mobile OSes, Malwarebytes, mobile

NBN to invest $40m to boost construction workforce

NBN will spend more close to $40 million on training and awareness campaigns to boost the National Broadband Network construction workforce, the company announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 03 August, 2015 09:38

Tags: Networking, nbn co, training, National Broadband Network (NBN), careers, Telecommunications, broadband, NBN, Bill Morrow

Windows 10's usage share jumps 4x in three days

Microsoft's Windows 10 got off to a roaring start in its first few days, with its initial usage share handily trumping that of the firm's last free upgrade, Windows 8.1, data from a Web analytics vendor showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 August, 2015 01:07

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Lawmakers propose new visa for foreign tech entrepreneurs

Two U.S. House Democrats are proposing a new visa for immigrants who can obtain "significant" venture capital funding for a business, or can otherwise establish a business that creates some jobs.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 01 August, 2015 23:12

Tags: IT industry, Sena, H-1B, government

Microsoft bests Google in patent case appeal

A federal appeals court has handed Microsoft a win against Google in a long-running lawsuit over patent licensing that was originally filed against Motorola in 2010.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 August, 2015 10:09

Tags: business issues, Google, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility

Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Marissa Mayer knows fashion, and she's bringing more of it to Yahoo with her latest acquisition announced Friday.

By Zach Miners | 01 August, 2015 09:53

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Yahoo, e-commerce, Polyvore, social media, internet, search engines

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles arrested by Japanese police

The CEO of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox was arrested in Japan early Saturday by police, according to several media reports.

By Martyn Williams | 01 August, 2015 09:13

Tags: Mt. Gox, internet

Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Earlier this month, a security vulnerability in Adobe Flash compelled Google and Mozilla to temporarily block the plug-in from their browsers. Now, Facebook says the problems with Flash could hurt its bottom line.

By Zach Miners | 01 August, 2015 08:15

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, financial results, social media, internet, Facebook

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