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Truecrypt Development Stopped, Told to be Insecure, Community is Trying to Fork

In case you were in a cave for the last few weeks, let us tell you that the development of TrueCrypt, the most widely used open source disk encryption software has recently ceased. In an abrupt announcement made from software’s official outlet, it was told that the development ceased on 5 May due to Microsoft… Read more »

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Internet of Things Going too far ? Or maybe it’s just Google Ads

You probably know about the “internet of things” – the idea of connecting everyday devices and more, to internet. This may or may not be a good idea – after all, who wants their refrigerator to be connected to internet, and for what reason. However any reason you may have for connecting your refrigerator or… Read more »

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Greenwald : NSA tampers with Routers made in USA

Whistleblower Journalist Glen Greenwald has told that NSA was tampering with all the routers made in USA to install them backdoors to be used in surveillance and hacking. He also explains that one of the reasons why US was so loud about the potential backdoors in routers and network devices made in China was that… Read more »

Amazon is teaming up with HTC to build smartphones

HTC is helping another company jump into smartphone market – this time Amazon. The device is going to use Kindle OS, as opposed to Android, because HTC is banned from forking Android as per the rules of Open Headset Alliance. Amazon”s products generally force its users to use Amazon services, so it is possible that… Read more »

Malaysian fund managers move servers to Russia to avoid NSA spying

In line with the trend of taking measures against american spying exposed by Edward Snowden, Malaysian fund managing firm moved their servers to Russia to avoid spying by usa. The firm manages multibillion dollar portfolios, and firm president Pascal Najadi says the move was based on logic than business interest. “We’re setting a trend. We’re… Read more »

Nokia design guru says Apple should end cable chaos

Nokia’s ex design guru Frank Nuovo called on Apple to work with industry groups to end the mess it is contributing to by using differing connectors for its devices. Different connectors make life harder for mobile device users, forcing them to get different chargers, connection cables and the like for different devices. Which not only… Read more »

Have a D-Link Router ? You may be compromised

D-Link Routers with firmware numbers DIR-100, DI-524, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+, TM-G5240 were found to contain a backdoor which allowed easy access to any person supplying a certain url to access the router from outside. The security problem also affects Planex routers with firmware numbers BRL-04UR, BRL-04CW. The problematic routers working across internet can easily… Read more »

MIT’s ‘kinect of future’ sees through walls

The ‘kinect of the future’ developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) uses radio signals to see through walls and predict the location and movements of someone with excellent precision. This goes far beyond what Microsoft’s Kinect does – being able to track the movements of someone standing directly in front of it. The system… Read more »

Apple is planning new $5 billion Headquarters

Apple must be looking for places to spend their heaps of cash, it seems, since they are planning a whopping new $5 bn worth headquarters. Apple’s motives seem to be creating a workspace which will foster ‘innovation’ and ‘collaboration’ – two of the most widely used and abused terms in corporate jargon. However, the new… Read more »

Diaspora – a social network in which you make the rules

In case you havent heard until now, there is a big community project called Diaspora, which aims to decentralize social networking in order to make the users of a social network masters of their own contacts, data and privacy. The project succeeds at this by decentralizing the entire software that runs the social network, so… Read more »