In one of his first days on the job, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has asked the CTIA Wireless Association to move quickly toward unlocking phones for consumers.
When a phone is unlocked, it can be used with any wireless carrier. It became illegal for consumers to unlock phones on their own earlier this year because of a ruling by the Librarian of Congress, who is responsible for handing out exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
L33tdawg: The entire security industry is mourning the loss of yet another security genius. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Cedric's family.
Security researcher Cédric “Sid” Blancher has reportedly been killed in a skydiving accident in France.
At the time of writing, details of the accident remain sketchy. However, the Courrier-Picard says he died instantly after "a heavy fall on the landing zone" at the Frétoy-le-Chateau airfield.
Deutsche Telekom said it would launch a secure internet service next year for smaller companies that find it hard to pay for defenses against sophisticated forms of cyber crime.
The firm presented the plan at a cyber security conference at its Bonn headquarters as a diplomatic row rages between the United States and Europe over spying accusations.
Addressing his company’s legal battle with New York over its users’ data, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said on Tuesday that maybe the current laws shouldn’t apply to the hosts who use its site to rent out rooms and apartments.
The travel-and-accommodations site is embroiled in a dispute with New York state regulators over a subpoena for information on thousands of “hosts” in the city. The case stems from claims that some hosts have violated a 2010 law that places limits on New York City residents’ ability to rent out their rooms and apartments.
Stack ranking -- considered by a number of current and former Microsoft employees as a major detriment, both career- and morale-wise -- is no more at the company.
Microsoft is announcing to its full-time employees on November 12 that there will be no more curve and no more reviewing "on the curve" at the company. Lisa Brummel, head of human resources for the company, sent an e-mail to employees notifying them of the change today, according to my contacts.