Blog Archives

MIT’s “FastPass” routing scheme

 “Fastpass arbiter with just eight cores can be used to manage a network transmitting 2.2 terabits of data per second, according to the researchers”

Apple patent application for “behavior based security”

“different users use their phones differently, and based on that, Apple’s patent describes a system in which the phone will be able to detect when someone else who is not the owner is using the device“

Chrome 36

Security Updates for this month.  Chrome will automatically update itself.

Make sure to pay your registrar, Sony’s DNS problems

Sony forgot to pay the yearly fee for the domain that holds their DNS servers.

Bing, Google and the right to be forgotten

Users of Google and Bing can ask to have their information excluded from search results.  How do they guarantee the identity of the requester?

Apple to pay as much as $450m to cover e-book price fixing

Still denies any “price fixing.”

US House approves ban on Internet access taxes

No state, federal, or local taxes on Internet access.

USA: “All ur data belong to us”

“In essence, President Barack Obama’s administration claims that any company with operations in the United States must comply with valid warrants for data, even if the content is stored overseas. It’s a position Microsoft and companies like Apple say is wrong, arguing that the enforcement of US law stops at the border.”

Microsoft, “Use weak passwords for non-important sites.”

It’s too difficult for the average person to have strong passwords for all sites.

Google’s Project Zero to fight “evil” on the Internet

A new team to improve “security” on the Internet.