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The missing pieces of Internet of Things

The race is on. Internet of Things (IoT) is the new buzz word. Similar to Big Data, where “everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, and everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…” (quote by Dan Ariely) Internet of Things is something we have been doing for a long …

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Ratting on Android’s Security Flaw

You can trap rats with a mouse but how do your prevent RATs from attacking your Android phone? All Android phones are at risk, no matter the version. From late 2012, underground forums have been offering a free Android RAT (Remote Access Tools) known as AndroRAT (Android.Dandro). Now, the underground has created the first tools (called “binders”) that easily allow …

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Using Facebook to Recognize You and Getting Your Information

Alessandro Acquisti from Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University presented a research on how they could essentially get every private data about you from just your face, with the help of Facebook’s database of images. The research called “Faces of Facebook: Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality“, shows how the lack of privacy on Facebook (and other social networks), or rather …

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November 5th 2011 is Doomsday for Facebook

A message from Anonymous, the hacker group that rose to fame by bringing down Sony PSN and other major industry players, is being distributed around stating their next target is Facebook, dubbed Operation Facebook. The reason is to fight for choice and informed consent, which Facebook only provides a false sense of privacy and security. Do you agree with them …

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Improvements from Symbian Anna

Symbian Anna is the first major software update from Nokia. The newly release Nokia E6 and X7 will come with Symbian Anna, and updates for the rest of the Symbian^3 phones, namely Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 will be made available in Q3/2011. Symbian Anna comes with the following improvements from Symbian^3: New icons, enhanced usability New squircle style …

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Innovations shown at HP Labs Singapore

HP Labs Singapore opened in February 2010 and is HP Labs’ third research site in the Asia Pacific region and seventh worldwide. It serves as a hub for open innovation in the region and represents HP’s investment in driving its Everybody-On vision. There are two labs in HP Labs Singapore.  The Service Platform Lab aims to advance state-of-the-art cloud computing through exploratory and indepth …

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Windows Intune Available to Businesses

Windows Intune delivers cloud-based management and security capabilities through a single, Web-based console, so computers and users can operate at peak performance from virtually anywhere. With the Windows Intune cloud service, you can: Manage updates Protect PCs from malware Proactively monitor PCs Provide remote assistance Track hardware and software inventory Set security policies Windows Intune is generally available today in …

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