What Apple's new AirDrop data sharing says about NFC

Apple's mobile development chief Craig Federighi poked fun at Android when he announced AirDrop data sharing technology for iOS on Monday.

By Matt Hamblen | 11 June, 2013 19:24

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Networking, ios, smartphones, wireless, software, operating systems, wireless networking

Senators, Google push for transparency at surveillance court

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators has introduced legislation that would require the nation's attorney general to declassify opinions issued by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in an effort to shed light on the government surveillance programs the surveillance court approves.

By Grant Gross | 11 June, 2013 18:47

Tags: Dean Heller, David Drummond, telecommunication, U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Al Franken, internet, privacy, Jeff Merkley, Mike Lee, Google, security, Mark Begich, Ron Wyden, government, Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of Justice, Jon Tester

Office 365 customers can now replace SharePoint newsfeed with Yammer

Microsoft has taken the first step in its integration roadmap for SharePoint and Yammer, allowing Office 365 customers to replace SharePoint Online's activity stream with Yammer's.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 11 June, 2013 18:35

Tags: applications, Yammer, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Apple dumps big cat OS X nicknames, zips lips on price and release timetable

Apple on Monday trumpeted OS X 10.9, or Mavericks, but made a U-turn from past practice and declined to name a price for the upgrade or tap a ship date as anything more specific than the fall.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 June, 2013 18:13

Tags: Apple, WD, Macintosh, Puma, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

Apple pushes three-times-faster Wi-Fi to new base station, MacBook Air laptops

Apple has doubled down on getting faster Wi-Fi by including support for the emerging 802.11ac (also called 5G Wi-Fi) standard in its new AirPort Extreme base station, Time Capsule and MacBook Air laptops, all unveiled at its World Wide Developer Conference on Monday.

By Matt Hamblen | 11 June, 2013 17:37

Tags: Gartner, Mobile/Wireless, Apple, Networking, None, wireless, airport, mobile, wireless networking

Bromium aims to protect users on the move with upgraded virtualization software

Bromium's small virtual machines have been updated to protect users who send documents or connect to public wireless hotspots when on the move.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 June, 2013 17:36

Tags: security, Desktop security, mobile security, data protection, Bromium

Organizations push for Congress to curtail NSA spying

Privacy advocates are pushing the U.S. Congress to rein in the U.S. National Security Agency's efforts to collect massive amounts of data from U.S. residents, as alleged in recent news reports.

By Grant Gross | 11 June, 2013 16:43

Tags: reddit, telecommunication, Xeni Jardin, John Perry Barlow, Electronic Privacy Information Center, internet, mozilla, Peter Swire, Cory Doctorow, Marc Rotenberg, Boing Boing, Edward Snowden, security, government, World Wide Web Consortium, Verizon Communications, U.S. Department of Justice, free press, U.S. National Security Agency, Demand Progress, Hank Johnson, Public Knowledge, privacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation

It's official: Google buys Waze with an eye toward enhancing Maps

Google is buying the crowdsourced mapping app developer Waze, in a move geared toward adding more real-time navigation tools to its own Maps software, the company announced Tuesday.

By Zach Miners | 11 June, 2013 16:38

Tags: mobile applications, business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Maps, Waze, mobile, Mergers and acquisitions

Booz Allen fires Snowdon, leaker of NSA spy docs

Government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, as expected, today fired an IT employee who claimed responsibility for leaking documents that described highly classified government surveillance programs to the media.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 11 June, 2013 16:16

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, Booz Allen Hamilton, National Security Agency, regulation, security, government, Government/Industries, privacy

Greens take aim at warrantless surveillance

The Greens plan to introduce a bill to ensure law enforcement agencies only access citizens’ private data under a warrant.

By Stephanie McDonald | 11 June, 2013 16:12

Tags: PRISM, data retention, Scott Ludlam

Retired admiral calls NSA leaks by Edward Snowden a 'data breach' and 'crisis'

Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Navy (retired), called the leaks coming from former CIA employee Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency's role in intelligence collection a "huge breach" that undermines the country's security.

By Ellen Messmer | 11 June, 2013 16:05

Tags: NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, security, nsa, industry verticals, government, Admiral Mike Mullen, Facebook, U.S. Navy, Gartner, Google

HP adds purpose-built all-flash array to 3Par lineup

Hewlett-Packard will extend its 3Par enterprise storage line into flash-only territory this week, promising to combine higher speed with familiar software.

By Stephen Lawson | 11 June, 2013 15:33

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, Hewlett-Packard

Japan to hold 'world's first' 4k streaming trial to set-top box

A major Japanese telecommunications provider will stream 4k video over the Internet to set-top boxes this week, in what it is calling the world's first public test of the technology.

By Jay Alabaster | 11 June, 2013 14:31

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, NTT, internet, video

Marketo rolls out customer engagement tools as threat looms

Marketo says it has created tools that put it far ahead of rival marketing automation software vendors by making it much easier to run targeted campaigns, and more effective ones to boot.

By Chris Kanaracus | 11 June, 2013 13:17

Tags: Internet-based applications and services,, Marketo, ExactTarget, software, marketing automation, cloud computing, Mergers and acquisitions, managing technology

Netflix, Roku do not infringe on Rovi's interactive program guide patents, ITC finds

Streaming video service Netflix does not infringe on several Rovi patents on an interactive program guide and parental control technology, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a preliminary ruling.

By Loek Essers | 11 June, 2013 12:18

Tags: Rovi, intellectual property, patent, legal, netflix

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