Techmeme
March 27, 2015, 3:45 PM

Top News

Anne Toth / Slack:
Slack confirms hackers accessed its user database in February, introduces two factor authentication  —  March 2015 Security Incident and the Launch of Two Factor Authentication  —  We were recently able to confirm that there was unauthorized access to a Slack database storing user profile information.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube is experimenting with 4K resolution, 60 FPS video on a limited selection of clips  —  YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples  —  Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Baidu's Internet traffic was hijacked to DDoS GitHub and GreatFire in a move that required access to network infrastructure; GitHub DDoS attack continues  —  Did China Just Launch a Cyber Attack on GitHub?  —  Late Thursday night, the popular coding site GitHub announced that someone …
Kendall Almerico / Entrepreneur:
SEC OKs rules letting technology startups raise up to $50M from unaccredited investors  —  SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in ‘Mini IPO’  —  The SEC on Wednesday approved game-changing final rules in the implementation of Title IV of the JOBS Act, known as “Regulation A+,” …
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Booth babes banned at RSA Conference as new guidelines prohibit overly revealing attire  —  RSA Conference bans ‘booth babes’  —  In what may be a first for the technology industry, RSA Conference 2015 next month apparently will be bereft of a long-controversial trade-show attraction: “booth babes.”
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with Johnson & Johnson to develop robots to assist surgeons, pending clearance from antitrust authorities  —  Google Moves to the Operating Room in Robotics Deal with J&J  —  Google's search for big new industries for its technology has led it to the operating room.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Salesforce cancels Indiana events to protest anti-gay law  —  Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says he has canceled all his company's events in the state of Indiana after its governor signed into law a bill that makes it legal for individuals to use religious grounds as a defense when they are sued …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone, dubbed Aquila, with a wingspan of a Boeing 737 to begin testing this summer  —  Facebook, Moving Ahead with Drone, Plans Test This Summer  —  Facebook plans to test a version of its solar-powered drone this summer, a step in its efforts …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google quietly brings data compression feature to desktop Chrome with its Data Saver extension  —  Google quietly launches Data Saver extension for Chrome  —  Google has quietly released a Data Saver extension for Chrome, bringing the company's data compression feature to the desktop for the first time.
BBC:
Google loses appeal court bid to prevent UK Safari users from suing over circumvention of privacy settings  —  Safari users win right to sue Google over privacy  —  Google has delivered “notices of removal” to sites whose content is being removed from some searches

Sponsor Posts

Smartsheet:
How Ogilvy Plays to Win in the Ever-Evolving Advertising Industry  —  From video ads on streaming entertainment services to 6-second animated GIFs in social media, today's campaigns require more visuals …
Zoho:
Do Cloud users need to fear a ‘no-deal’ Brexit?  —  Political experts predict a no-deal Brexit, which would mean that the UK exits the EU without any agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.
Chromebook:
If you're over the old way of doing things  —  With Family Link on Chromebook, parents have a new, easy way to set digital ground rules and help children create healthy online habits.
Freshdesk:
Your Customers are Omnichannel, You Should Be Too  —  With Freshdesk Omnichannel Customer Support tool, find out how you can seamlessly support your customers across channels including phone, email, chat and social media.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 40 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 03/25 - Apple Goes Hollywood! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:45 PM ET, March 27, 2015.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:

Earlier Picks

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: