OpenSSL Bug Security Threat and Other Tech Headlines for 4/7-4/11

April 11, 2014

Heartbleed: Cryptobug in OpenSSL A bug within OpenSSL has opened ⅔ of the Web to security issues. Attackers can obtain security keys that will allow them to decrypt sensitive information. The bug has been present in OpenSSL for two years. OpenSSL is the default encryption library for Apache and nginx applications, which run 66% of […]

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Robocoin Demos Bitcoin ATM for Congress and Other Tech Headlines for 3/31-4/4

April 4, 2014

Congress Invited to Bitcoin ATM Demo Next week, members of Congress will get an opportunity to use a Bitcoin ATM. Robocoin invited them to see a demonstration of the world’s first Bitcoin ATM–a kiosk for buying and selling the digital currency. The demonstration is scheduled for April 8 at the Rayburn House office building. As […]

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NSA Claims Tech Giants Knew About Surveillance and Other Tech Headlines for 3/17-3/21

March 21, 2014

U.S. Tech Giants Knew NSA Gathered Data Rajesh De, the senior lawyer for the National Security Agency, said on Wednesday that United States technology companies such as Yahoo and Google were fully aware that the surveillance agency was collecting data. Not only were they aware – they provided full assistance in the legally mandated collection […]

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Super Fast Super Computers and Other Tech Headlines for 3/24-3/28

March 21, 2014

Nvidia and IBM Partner to Make Supercomputing Faster Nvidia announced a partnership with IBM this week, to develop an interconnect unit. The unit will be integrated into future graphics processing units, allowing GPUs and CPUs to share data five times faster than they are able to now. The fatter pipe connection will allow data flow at […]

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pCell to Make 4G a Thing of the Past and Other Tech Headlines for 3/10-3/14

March 14, 2014

pCell: The Next Wireless Technology? If you’re not satisfied with 4G wireless technology, your dreams could soon be coming true. pCell, a new wireless standard that could make your cell phone work 1,000 times faster than 4G connectivity with a decrease in signal issues, has been in the works since 2011. Rather than using a […]

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Target CIO Resignation and Other Tech Headlines for 3/3-3/7

March 7, 2014

Target CIO Resigns Following Holiday Data Breach Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob  resigned this week as a result of the massive data breach that happened during the 2013 holiday shopping season. As many as 70 million customers had personal information stolen including 40 million credit and debit card accounts. Jacob worked with Target from 1984 […]

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