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The long-running Google Street View privacy case was settled today, as the company reached an agreement with 37 states and the District of Columbia to stop unauthorized data collection and train its employees on privacy issues. Google will also pay a $7 million fine to the states involved. The company will also launch a nationwide […]
Samsung’s official teaser video for the Galaxy S4. (Credit: Samsung) Yet another leak purporting to show the Galaxy S4 has popped up, this time a video featuring some hands-on time with Samsung Electronics’ upcoming flagship smartphones. It’s unclear how legitimate this video is, although the smartphone does follow the Samsung aesthetic and appears to work […]
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China willing to talk, cooperate with US over cyberattacks, says cyberspace … […]
BY SIOBHAN GORMAN WASHINGTON—The White House on Monday accused China of hacking U.S. companies on an “unprecedented scale” and demanded that the attacks stop, in the administration’s most pointed public criticism yet. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon called on the Chinese government to recognize the urgency of this issue, investigate and stop the alleged hacking, […]
Attention Facebook users: Do you “like” Mozart, science, “The Colbert Report” and curly fries? Chances are you’ve got a high IQ. Have you clicked the thumbs-up icon for Tyler Perry, Harley-Davidson and Lady Antebellum? Perhaps you’re not quite as cerebral.
What you endorse on the popular social media website may say a whole lot […]
Less than two weeks ago, Texan gunsmith and law student Cody Wilson made headlines (Ars included) when he demonstrated a new 3D-printed lower receiver for an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that can fire more than 600 rounds. At that time, the United States Department of Justice told Ars that Wilson’s initiative was completely legal. On Monday […]
Lenovo, which offers Android-based smartphones, may be in the market for the troubled device maker, according to Lenovo’s CEO. Lenovo executives, less than two months after disavowing rumors that they were interested in buying struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, reportedly are again raising that possibility. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing told a French financial newspaper in an […]
Have you ever wondered how your Netflix experience stacks up compared to that of other users? Netflix mas made it easy to satisfy that curiosity by introducing its ISP Speed Index, which lists the fastest and slowest ISP for different countries based on information gleaned from its users, as well as the overall average speed […]
Google’s Sergey Brin models Google Glass. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) Google is showing off its wearable tech again, this time with an app-filled presentation at South by Southwest Interactive. The presentation, which Engadget captured in Austin today, showed apps from the New York Times, Evernote, Skitch and Path. Of course, there was also a Gmail app. […]
The demand, made in a speech by President Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon, was the first public confrontation with China over cyberespionage and came two days after its foreign minister, Yang Jiechi, rejected a growing body of evidence that his country’s military was involved in cyberattacks on American corporations and some government agencies. The […]