Sometimes things would be better if people didn’t keep their word. Take hackers, for instance.
Hackers using the online handle “DotGovs” published information about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) workers earlier this week after stealing it from the Department of Justice’s intranet. Many of us probably hoped that DotGovs couldn’t be relied upon to keep their promise of following-up by also releasing the details of some 20,000 FBI officials.
Fresh from squashing Facebook's effort to grab the enormous India market, the sub-continent's regulator has another goal in mind: open source software.
Speaking at the India Digital Summit this week, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Ram Sewak Sharma, told attendees: "No service can be hostage to a particular technology."
Verizon will shut down two of its cloud services in two months' time.
Customers have until April 12 to migrate their virtual servers away from Verizon's Public Cloud and Reserved Performance Cloud services; after that date, all hosted virtual machine instances will be lost.
New financial records released by SoundCloud show that the company has nearly doubled its losses from 2013 to 2014—those two years combined account for a total of €62.1 million ($70.3 million) in losses.
The Berlin-based audio social network has been the darling of independent producers and DJs worldwide who use it to share and comment on each other’s work. But like some startups, it has struggled to turn its massive user base into meaningful revenue. As a "freemium" service, most people use the site without paying.
The New York Police Department used cell-site simulators, better known as stingrays, over 1,000 times between 2008 and May 2015 without first acquiring a warrant, according to new public records obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).