When Adrienne Moore switched from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S5 earlier this year, problems with iMessage prohibited her new phone from getting text messages sent to her number. She filed a lawsuit in May, and Reuters reports that US District Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that the suit will move forward.
President Obama today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify broadband service as a utility and to impose rules that prevent Internet service providers from blocking and throttling traffic or prioritizing Web services in exchange for payment. Obama also said utility rules should apply both to home Internet service and mobile broadband.
In short, Obama is siding with consumer advocates who have lobbied for months in favor of reclassification while the telecommunications industry lobbied against it.
DARPA is funding a new project by Rice University called PLINY, and it's neither a killer robot nor a high-tech weapon. PLINY, named after Pliny the Elder who wrote one of the earliest encyclopedias ever, will actually be a tool that can automatically complete a programmer's draft -- and yes, it will work somewhat like the autocomplete on your smartphones.
In a development that those involved in the project clearly should have seen coming, the FBI today shut down Silk Road 2.0, the revival of the deep web black market site that the FBI took down in September 2013, and arrested its suspected operator exactly one year after it went live.
Don't feel insecure about your lack of a heavy technical background, CISOs, because the most successful CISOs are those with a business background, said Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM Security Services, at an IBM security leadership forum Wednesday.
Lovejoy provided a preview of research IBM conducted about the state of the CISO; the full report will be released next month. Among the findings: Most CISOs report into IT (and the CIO) "because that's where the money is," while others are reporting to their CEO, chief operating officer, or chief administrative officer.