July 2012 Archives
Friday, 20th July 2012
Earlier this week, YouTube took down videos attacking President Obama due to a copyright claim by music publishing giant BMG Rights Management. The clips, which featured Obama singing Al Green’s hit “Let’s Stay Together,” fell squarely within the Supreme Court's fair use guidelines. YouTube's action illustrates how its copyright…
Apple Won't Let You See What iPhone Apps Do With Your Data
Do you know what your apps are doing when you are not paying attention? How are they taking care of your personal data? An iOS app called Clueful from security company Bitdefender told users exactly what the apps on their iPhone were doing. That is a valuable service for consumers who may trust an app simply because it had the App Store stamp of…
Kayak and Palo Alto Networks Put Technology IPOs Back on Track
Two high-profile initial public offerings seem to indicate a waning of investor wariness following the much-maligned Facebook IPO. Kayak Software and Palo Alto Networks were able to price their shares above proposed ranges and enjoy healthy bumps in share prices in their market debuts on Friday.
How Cybersleuths Took Down Spam King Grum
Governments, researchers and private companies are working overtime to root out spam from the Internet. Today brings good news: Grum, a botnet responsible for 18% of all spam, is no more. Here's how a team of crack cybersleuths took down the world's third-largest spammer.