Mark Collier, COO (left) and Jonathan Bryce, executive director (right)
According to the Associated Press and other news outlets, the State Department’s visa and passport database, built with Oracle databas
If Oracle’s licensing terms never struck you as invidious before, you might soon change your mind.
For the first time since the OS X beta test of 2000, Apple is allowing Mac users to test and provide feedback on a prerelease version of OS X.
Handling a software flaw can be messy, both for a security researcher who found it and for the company it affects. But a new set of guidelines aims to make that interaction less mysterious and confrontational.
With all of the rumors, fakes, and howling inaccuracies floating around, it’s time to step back, take a deep breath, and look at what we really know about forthcoming versions of Windows.
A method for tracking users across the Internet called “canvas fingerprinting” is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it. A research paper concluded that code used for canvas fingerprinting had been in use earlier this year on 5,000 or so popular websites, unknown to most. Most but not all the sites observed used a content-sharing widget from the company AddThis.
The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components. Two developments announced this week should help IoT come together. On Wednesday at a trade show in Tokyo, researchers showed off a prototype of a tiny power supply that harvests energy from vibrations in the air so remote sensors and other parts don’t need batteries. And on Thursday, U.K. chip company Imagination Technologies announced a design for radio chips that can be used in small, power-sipping devices.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer experienced a record number of software vulnerabilities in the first half of 2014, far above any other popular program, a Bromium analysis of the U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) figures has shown.
Help is on the horizon for mobile developers dealing with the nuances of the numerous Android OS ver