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Child Laborers Mine for Cobalt Used in Tech Gadgets

Amnesty International and African Resources Watch have issued a report alleging that the supply chains of major electronics companies -- including Apple, Sony and Samsung -- included cobalt mined by child laborers in Africa. The companies have failed to make basic checks to halt the practice, the re...

Ukraine Mounts Investigation of Kiev Airport Cyberattack

Ukrainian officials earlier this week said they had launched a probe into the source of a cyberattack that targeted a Kiev Airport. The attack may be related to the BlackEnergy malware attacks that recently targeted Ukrainian infrastructure facilities, apparently from Russia. CERT-UA on Monday warne...

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Still Need Human Touch

Google's self-driving cars showed major safety improvements over the past year -- but there were dozens of incidents when test drivers had to intervene, the company said in a report recently filed with California regulators. There were 272 so-called immediate manual control disengagements due to a f...

Administration, Silicon Valley Bigs Meet to Strategize on ISIS

Obama administration officials last week met with senior executives from several leading Silicon Valley firms in a summit on how to combat the proliferation of terrorist communications on social media networks. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and John Carlin, assistant atto...

Microsoft Puts Legacy IE Browsers Out to Pasture

Microsoft on Tuesday ended technical support for the older versions of its legacy Internet Explorer browser, placing at risk millions of users who -- despite extensive warnings -- have not upgraded to the latest version of Internet Explorer or the free install of Windows 10. The support expiration m...

The World According to Intel

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich keynoted a marathon opening address earlier this week at CES, where he demonstrated a wide variety of new technologies and laid out the company's vision for where the industry is headed. There is a rapidly growing role for technology that is at once transformative, unprecede...

Ford Wants Smart Cars and Homes to Talk to Each Other

A highlight of Ford's Tuesday CES event was its announcement of plans to connect its Sync smart car technology with smart home applications from Amazon and Wink. The integrations will give consumers remote control of things like home security and lights from their vehicles, along with the ability to...

China’s Internet Tightrope Walk

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently told an international delegation of cybersecurity and technology experts that governments must be allowed to exercise sovereign rights and decision making over Internet use within their own countries. Speaking at the second annual World Internet Conference in ...

Juniper Networks Shortens ScreenOS Threat List

Juniper Networks on Sunday said that recent security threats to its ScreenOS were not as widespread as initially believed. The company last week issued an alert following its discovery in ScreenOS of unauthorized code that could allow an attacker to gain administrative control of devices or to decry...

Social Media Firms Face Quandary Over Terror Prevention

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., social media companies are coming under increased pressure, both internally and externally, to protect their networks from being used as platforms for operational planning and propaganda. There needs to be a greater balance ...

Yahoo Reintroduces a Messenger for This Millennium

In the midst of takeover speculation, Yahoo on Thursday reintroduced its standby Messenger app in a more robust version, with a set of features designed to breathe new life into a semi-comatose patient. Yahoo completely rebuilt the app with a focus on sharing images and online conversations. Tapping...

Google+ Tries On New Social Media Identity

Google on Tuesday reintroduced its Google+ social network with major revisions to its look and feel, as part of a last ditch effort to make the struggling site a player in a much deeper and more crowded landscape. The site has undergone a major redesign that takes away some of the bloat that slowed ...

Facebook to Broaden Use of Safety Check in Disasters

Facebook faced a social media firestorm this weekend for deploying its safety check tool during Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. The decision prompted users to ask why the technology was not deployed during similar incidents in other regions. During the rapidly unfolding Mumbai-style attacks tha...

Apple Faces Twitter Storm Over Mac App Security Glitch

Apple faced the wrath of legions of Mac users after it reportedly allowed a security certificate to expire, leaving customers unable to use some apps. The expiration appeared to impact a number of apps, including Acorn, Byword, Daisy Disk, Tweetbot and 1Password. It's likely that the incident occurr...

NSA Keeps Some Security Bugs Under Its Hat

The U.S. National Security Agency is getting a collective side-eye after posting what it characterized as proactive information: the fact that it discloses 91 percent of security vulnerabilities that pass through its internal review process. While the agency appears pleased with its newfound transpa...

Chrome OS Is Dead, Long Live Chrome OS?

Google reportedly is two years into a plan to consolidate the Chrome operating system and Android and plans to roll out a combined OS in 2017. Chromebooks running the Chrome OS have gained adoption as entry-level computers for students and as a low-cost option for a growing number of corporate cust...

Nest Labs Opens Door to 3rd-Party Devs

Nest Labs on Thursday said it would open its communications platform to third-party developers for the first time, which will allow outside home device makers to set up products that communicate directly with Nest products. Nest announced an update to its Nest Weave communications protocol that will...

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