Anonymous Lashes Out in Wake of Megaupload Shutdown

The hacker group Anonymous has reportedly launched a series of attacks that shut down major websites in retaliation against the U.S. Department of Justice’s actions against the site Megaupload. The attacks have been ongoing since Thursday, and various Web users who clicked on certain links may have been tricked into becoming accomplices. The group reportedly […]

Revamped Signup Process Shoves New Gmail Users Into Google+

Google is incorporating its social network, Google+, in just about every part of its online empire — including, most recently, its Gmail system. Now, new users who want a Gmail account must also sign up for Google+. It’s not necessarily a novel move for Google. The company has been integrating its products for years, from […]

SOPA Backpedaling Has InfoSec Boffins Breathing Easier

As far as SOPA’s critics are concerned, “if something works, break it” seemed to be the motto of the U.S. Congress last week as it rushed to pass a controversial bill that security experts maintained could throw a bomb into the gearbox of the Internet. The Stop Online Piracy Act, filed in the U.S. House […]

Tablets and E-Readers See Hot and Heavy Holiday Sales

More than a quarter of U.S. adults now own either a tablet or an e-reader. Sales of these relatively new devices boomed over the holiday season, according to a study from Pew Research Center released on Monday. In mid-December, 10 percent of the U.S. population owned a tablet. By early January, the number had nearly […]

RIM Reset Puts New CEO and Chair in Charge

Research In Motion announced a change in management over the weekend, but it got the cold shoulder from Wall Street on Monday. RIM’s former coCEOs and cochairmen Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie no longer hold those positions. Thorsten Heins its the company’s new president and CEO. He was also appointed to RIM’s board of directors. […]

Virtualization and the Always-On Education Environment

Educators are using desktop virtualization in innovative new ways to enable “bring your own device” benefits for faculty and students. Let’s look at how one IT organization has made the leap to allowing young users to choose their own client devices to gain access to all the work or learning applications and data they need […]

It’s Showtime for CRM

CSC and Infovisionix announced a new agreement at Retail’s BIG Show 2012 in New York City. Under the agreement, Infovisionix’s suite of retail reporting and analysis tools will be incorporated in CSC’s Retail Enterprise Intelligence offering. The new capabilities will help retailers understand and improve key operational and customer performance metrics. Reporting and analysis tools […]

US Stocks Mixed as Greece Negotiates to Cut Debt

NEW YORK  — Stocks are swinging between small gains and losses in midday trading Monday. European stock indexes and the euro rose on hopes that Greece will reach a deal with private creditors on lowering its debt. The euro neared its highest level against the dollar this year. The Dow Jones industrial average is down […]

The Over Thirty Crowd Doesn’t Understand How Easy It Is to Pirate Content

Internet companies like Google and Mozilla dealt backers of SOPA and PIPA a pretty vicious, if not deadly, blow last week with a coordinated online protest against the proposed laws, which seek to curb online piracy of copyrighted content. Though representatives of content producers, like the Motion Picture Association of America, claim that online piracy costs […]

New RIM CEO Fails to Impress as Shares Tank After Shakeup

Investors greeted new Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins by promptly dumping the company’s shares on Monday, as analysts and industry observers questioned whether the shakeup will reverse the Blackberry-maker’s waning fortunes. In several interviews and a video posted by the company, Heins insisted that the company is on the right track and no major change […]