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Results 111 - 120 of about 2012:

Dan Goodin / The Register:
Google mail crypto tweak makes eavesdropping harder   —  ‘Forward secrecy’ protects data for the long term  —  Google engineers have enhanced the encryption offered in Gmail, Google Docs, and other services to protect users against retroactive attacks that allow hackers to decrypt communications months or years after they were sent.
Nov 22, 2011, 7:55 PMIn context
Bill Ray / The Register:
Is Apple nobbling iPhones to avoid more patent misery?   —  Android-like autocorrect discovered hidden in iOS 5  —  iOS 5 has a hidden autocorrect function, suggesting words along the top of the keyboard in an Android-like XT9 fashion, which can be enabled with a minor configuration tweak.
Nov 10, 2011, 11:50 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Advertiser settles charges for use of Adobe Flash cookies   —  Makes it easier to stop online tracking  —  An internet-based advertising network has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges stemming from its use of Adobe Flash cookies to track internet users' browsing history, even when they took steps to evade monitoring.
Nov 8, 2011, 5:40 PMIn context
Anna Leach / The Register:
Facebook's Swedish data centre will be subject to Snoop Law   —  It's the law, innit... bitch  —  The icy location is a big advantage for the new data centre that Facebook is planning in the northern Swedish town of Lulea.  But while the frigid Arctic winds will fan the servers, it's the legal climate that could get hot.
Nov 1, 2011, 8:05 PMIn context
Paul Kunert / The Register:
Price-slashing fails to ignite PlayBook sales   —  Channel says fondleslab fever bypassing RIM  —  RIM's little-loved fondleslab is failing to get the tills ringing, even after significant price cuts, channel partners have claimed.  —  BlackBerry PlayBook prices were cut by $200 in the US …
Oct 27, 2011, 11:20 PMIn context
Iain Thomson / The Register:
Father of Lisp and AI John McCarthy has died   —  Early computing pioneer undergoes final upload  —  Stanford University has confirmed that John McCarthy, the inventor of the LISP programming language and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence (AI), has died at the age of 84.
Oct 24, 2011, 8:00 PMIn context
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Sutter: C++11 kicks old-school coding into 21st century   —  Language officially infused with Java-like multi-core support  —  There's a new C++ in town: C++11 has been approved and published by international standards chiefs.  —  C++11 is the first major revision to one of the world's most popular programming languages in 13 years.
Oct 11, 2011, 11:05 PMIn context
Kevin Murphy / The Register:
VeriSign demands website takedown powers   —  No court order necessary  —  VeriSign, which manages the database of all .com internet addresses, wants powers to shut down “non-legitimate” domain names when asked to by law enforcement.  —  The company said today it wants to be able to enforce the …
Oct 11, 2011, 1:20 PMIn context
Chris Mellor / The Register:
EMC supremo Joe Tucci to quit as CEO   —  Will assume chairman's position by 2013  —  EMC CEO Joe Tucci, the long-serving boss of the world's largest storage company, has confirmed he will step down by the end of next year.  —  Talking to the WSJ, he said that at the end of 2012 …
Sep 26, 2011, 4:45 PMIn context
Cade Metz / The Register:
How the Yahoo! homepage predicts your clicks   —  We!  Know!  You!  Want!  To!  Click!  Here!  —  In the summer of 2008, at an artificial intelligence confab deep in Silicon Valley, Yahoo! senior research scientist Deepak Agarwal revealed that the web giant was using automated algorithms …
Sep 25, 2011, 12:55 PMIn context

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