posted about 1 hour ago on techmeme
Michael Cooney / Network World: The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers' security breaches  —  FCC says TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses in the open  —  The FCC took a big stand today saying it will fine TerraCom and YourTel America $10 million …

Read More...
posted about 2 hours ago on techmeme
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: Apple reviewer sent screenshot of explicit image without warning to developer to show that app could be used to find porn  —  App developer claims Apple sent his company porn to prove its app could be used to find naughty pics  —  A Florida developer says his company got a bit of a naughty surprise via a recent email from Apple.

Read More...
posted about 4 hours ago on techmeme
Abhijeet Mishra / SamMobile: First Android 5.0 Lollipop updates should hit the Galaxy S5 in December  —  Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Galaxy S5, and we've already given our readers an exclusive look at an early version running on the device.  We had already said that the Galaxy S5 would be receiving …

Read More...
posted about 6 hours ago on techmeme
Bloomberg: Google bought six Redwood City office buildings totaling about 934,200 square feet for $585M  —  Google Said to Buy Redwood City Offices for $585 Million  —  Google Inc. (GOOGL) bought six office buildings northwest of its Silicon Valley headquarters from Starwood Capital Group LLC and Blackstone Group LP …

Read More...
posted about 6 hours ago on techmeme
Michael Heyward / Whisper: Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave  —  Setting The Record Straight  —  I wrote last Saturday that we welcome the current discussion around Whisper, and are grateful to those who have shared thoughtful feedback with us.

Read More...
posted about 7 hours ago on techmeme
Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Google's New Search Downranking Hits Torrent Sites Hard  —  In recent years Hollywood and the music industry have taken a rather aggressive approach against Google.  The entertainment industry companies have accused the search engine of not doing enough to limit piracy, and demanded more stringent anti-piracy measures.

Read More...
posted about 8 hours ago on techmeme
Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters: HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China: WSJ  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

Read More...
posted about 9 hours ago on techmeme
Re/code: Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai  —  Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar  —  In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership …

Read More...
posted about 10 hours ago on techmeme
Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters: Roku prepares to file for confidential IPO, WSJ report says  —  U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO: WSJ  —  (Reuters) - U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Read More...
posted about 10 hours ago on techmeme
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: iPad Mini 3 teardown reveals NFC controller and that hot glue is used to affix the home button  —  Teardown shows iPad mini 3's “hastily glued” Touch ID Home button makes for difficult screen repairs  —  Following a teardown of the new iPad Air 2 earlier this week, our friends over at iFixit …

Read More...
posted about 11 hours ago on techmeme
Xinhua News Agency: Tim Cook says bringing Apple Pay to China is his top priority there  —  China Exclusive: Tim Cook: Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market  —  Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said he hopes to adapt all of Apple's developments to work for the Chinese market, which he describes as a “key market” for the tech giant.

Read More...
posted about 11 hours ago on techmeme
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Creators of ‘Room’ say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action  —  Facebook's new ‘Rooms’ app Room Inc's ‘Room’ app  —  Following the launch of Facebook's new “Rooms” app for iPhone, the company behind a similar piece of software called “Room” …

Read More...
posted about 12 hours ago on techmeme
Liz Gannes / Re/code: Nest Acquires Home Automation Hub Revolv, but Will Stop Selling It  —  Nest today said it had acquired Revolv, the smart-home automation device maker, for its developer platform.  —  The deal closed this morning with undisclosed terms.  It wasn't about adding the Revolv home automation hub …

Read More...
posted about 12 hours ago on techmeme
Todd Shields / Bloomberg: U.S. TV Airwaves Auction for Smartphones Delayed to 2016  —  The Federal Communications Commission delayed to early 2016 an auction of U.S. airwaves surrendered by television stations that's intended to help feed the growing number of smartphones and tablets.

Read More...
posted about 12 hours ago on techmeme
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Apple awards eight top executives stock worth up to $27M each; vesting begins in April 2017  —  Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M  —  Apple recently awarded eight executives stock grants that were worth almost $13 million each at Thursday's closing price, with as much as another $14 million up for grabs.

Read More...
posted about 12 hours ago on techmeme
John Markoff / New York Times: Google VP Alan Eustace breaks Felix Baumgartner's world record for highest-altitude jump  —  Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner's World Record  —  Credit: J. Martin Harris Photography/PSDC  —  ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted …

Read More...
posted about 13 hours ago on techmeme
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors: AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini 3  —  Apple's new Apple SIM card in the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iPad mini 3 is designed to be universal, usable across a variety of wireless carriers in the US and UK, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and UK's EE.

Read More...
posted about 13 hours ago on techmeme
BuzzFeed: NSA's director of SIGINT leaves position after reports of a potential conflict of interest  —  Exclusive: Shakeup At NSA After BuzzFeed News Reports On Potential Conflict Of Interest  —  Top National Security Agency official Teresa Shea is leaving her position after BuzzFeed News reported on her and her husband's financial interests.

Read More...
posted about 13 hours ago on techmeme
Roger Cheng / CNET: Sprint's iPhone for Life plan now offers annual upgrades and adds iPhone 5S option  —  Sprint's iPhone for life program to offer annual upgrades  —  The carrier ups the ante again with its iPhone-leasing program that starts at $30 a month and allows customers to swap in a new device each year.

Read More...
posted about 14 hours ago on techmeme
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application  —  Until recently, if you wanted to install an application from Amazon's own Appstore onto your Android device, you would have to install the Amazon Appstore app separately.  And this is a bit of a hassle …

Read More...
posted about 14 hours ago on techmeme
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal: Apple's music sales down 13% this year; Beats Music to relaunch as part of iTunes in 2015  —  Apple iTunes Sees Big Drop in Music Sales  —  Dive of at Least 13% in Download Sales Underscores Music Industry's Fragile Recovery

Read More...
posted about 15 hours ago on techmeme
Brad Stone / Businessweek: Only employees, not Wall Street, can pressure Bezos to slow spending on new Amazon initiatives  —  Amazon Employees, Not Investors, Will Have to Pressure Jeff Bezos to Slow Down  —  Thursday's quarterly earnings report from Amazon spooked Wall Street.  The 95 cents per share loss …

Read More...
posted about 15 hours ago on techmeme
Sam Gutelle / Tubefilter: Tumblr Updates Video Player With Auto Play, Vine-Like Loops, And More  —  Recently, rumors have circulated about Yahoo's plan to turn Tumblr into a potential YouTube competitor.  For that to happen, Tumblr's in-house video player need to be on par with its rivals, and the blogging site seems to understand that.

Read More...
posted about 15 hours ago on techmeme
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: Bitcasa drops unlimited storage, upgrades infrastructure, users must migrate data by Nov. 15  —  Bitcasa nixes unlimited storage plan as it upgrades its infrastructure  —  As part of the change, users will need to download new Bitcasa apps and then migrate their old data to the new platform …

Read More...
posted about 16 hours ago on techmeme
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google adds information about video games to Knowledge Graph in search results  —  Google search finally adds information about video games  —  Google has expanded its search engine with the ability to recognize video games.  If your query references a game, a new Knowledge Graph panel …

Read More...