Google Play's The Only Way (To Update, That Is)

By Robert Vamosi | 4/29/13 3:35 AM

Google Play has changes its policy around app updates.

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"Facebook Home" Lands On HTC First

By Robert Vamosi | 4/5/13 12:00 AM

On Thursday, Facebook unveiled its partnership with HTC.

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US Senator: Is Facial Recognition Regulation Needed?

By Robert Vamosi | 7/19/12 7:49 AM

the proliferation of facial recognition apps and services has prompted one US Senator to wonder if legislation is needed.

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Tweeting Special Agents

By Robert Vamosi | 5/11/11 2:02 AM

The usually tight-lipped US Secret Service started tweeting on Monday.

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Crowdsource This! A New Way to Combat SMS Spam

By JDavis | 3/3/11 6:09 AM

New reports point to the overwhelming impact of cell phone spam texts in developing countries – with an estimated 100 million spam messages reaching countries like India and Pakistan. While spam filtering for mobile phones take a similar form to email, it is less effective due to the short nature of texting.

SMSAssassin is the novel software that uses crowdsourcing spam markers to improve SMS filtering. Right now, researchers at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi are asking users to contribute their spam on a special Facebook page. Someday soon, they hope to allow users to share spam keywords with each other on a distributed network via Bluetooth.

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Wi-Fi Users Beware: Firesheep on the Loose in Your Gmail, Facebook, and Other Online Accounts

By JDavis | 2/23/11 7:36 AM

Firesheep, the latest threat to Wi-Fi users, is free, open source, and easy for even the intermediate user to figure out. In fact, over the past three months, more than 1 million individuals have downloaded Firesheep and have the ability to see what other Wi-Fi users on an unsecured network are doing.

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