BlackBerry posts second straight earnings gain

BlackBerry's turnaround continues, as the company reported a second straight quarter of profit on Friday, along with expectations of sustained profitability throughout the coming year.

By Matt Hamblen | 28 March, 2015 02:20

Tags: Blackberry, Mobile & Wireless, business issues, Gartner, mobile

Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The U.K. Court of Appeal won't block a privacy lawsuit that alleges Google tracked Safari users without authorization, so the three plaintiffs can continue their legal fight against the search company.

By Loek Essers | 28 March, 2015 02:13

Tags: Google, security, Civil lawsuits, legal, privacy

BlackBerry shocks with Q4 profit but CEO Chen can't stop sales slide

BlackBerry surprised Wall Street by getting its bottom line back into the black in the fourth quarter, but sales shrunk significantly again, putting in question CEO John Chen's assertion that the company's turnaround is on track.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 March, 2015 01:02

Tags: Blackberry, business issues, consumer electronics, smartphones, financial results

Startup takes the effort out of endpoint detection and response

Startup Red Canary is offering an endpoint detection and response service based in the cloud that is backed up by a team of analysts who weed out false alarms.

By Tim Greene | 27 March, 2015 23:08

Tags: security, Bit9, endpoint security, intel

Vectra Networks ships a new sensor for its attack-detection gear

Vectra Networks is rolling out a new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks.

By Tim Greene | 27 March, 2015 22:57

Tags: security, Damballa

Popular hotel Internet gateway devices vulnerable to hacking

Some Internet gateway devices commonly used by hotels and conference centers can easily be compromised by hackers, allowing them to launch a variety of attacks against guests accessing the Wi-Fi networks.

By Lucian Constantin | 27 March, 2015 22:46

Tags: patches, Cylance, intrusion, online safety, ANTLabs, security, Access control and authentication, Exploits / vulnerabilities

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 27

Up Periscope: Twitter answers Meerkat... UN appoints privacy watchdog... Microsoft buys LiveLoop... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 27 March, 2015 22:40

Tags: LiveLoop, Microsoft,, software, twitter, mobile, internet, Hewlett-Packard, Uber Technologies

Microsoft wants to make Powerpoint more Web-friendly, buys LiveLoop

Microsoft has acquired LiveLoop and its technology for sharing PowerPoint presentations online more easily.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 27 March, 2015 22:25

Tags: business issues, LiveLoop, applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites, Mergers and acquisitions

Telstra acquires healthcare analytics company

Telstra's healthcare division has acquired UK-headquartered health analytics company Dr Foster.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2015 15:17

Tags: Telstra Health, Telstra

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has voted in favor of a resolution backed by Germany and Brazil to appoint an independent watchdog or 'special rapporteur' to monitor privacy rights in the digital age.

By John Ribeiro | 27 March, 2015 15:15

Tags: security, U.S. National Security Agency, internet, United Nations Human Rights Council, privacy

At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

In 10 years, there may be no need to check Facebook's site to see what that friend overseas is up to. You might just pick up a pair of goggles, reach out and hold her hand at her birthday party.

By Zach Miners | 27 March, 2015 13:02

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Oculus, social networking, mobile, social media, internet, Facebook

Toshiba announces industry's densest 3D flash memory

Toshiba today announced the development of the first 48-layer, three-dimensional flash memory.

By Lucas Mearian | 27 March, 2015 12:19

Tags: Data storage, beca, toshiba, Components, sandisk, intel, memory

In Japan, smartphone apps time spring's cherry blossoms

For centuries in Japan, poets have both lamented and extolled the fleeting beauty of cherry tree blossoms, the quintessential symbol of spring.

By Tim Hornyak | 27 March, 2015 12:02

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Navitime Japan, internet, Weathernews

Optus to review information security after privacy snafu

Optus has submitted an enforceable undertaking to Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim which commits it to an independent review of its information security systems.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 March, 2015 11:41

Tags: Timothy Pilgrim, optus, privacy

Data retention: Telstra to keep customer data within Australia

Telstra will store data that it is forced to retain under the government's new data retention regime within Australia, the telco has revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2015 11:22

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

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