Month: June 2014

Russian Government Avoid Using AMD and Intel Chips

Russia seems to believe that using Intel and AMD chips is unsafe, and the government wants home grown chips used in their computers. According to Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry, they can replace Intel and AMD chips with domestically-produced micro

China May Outsource to America

Do you think that things are cheaper in the third world? The Chinese don’t. Not anymore. The local governments of the United States are trying to attract the Chinese companies to their states in the hope they will set up

Facebook Was Down for Half an Hour

The social network was unavailable worldwide for 31 minutes, and users turned to other platforms – most of them did so to ask what’s going on or to complain. This was the longest outage on the website for 4 years.

Apple Reached Settlement on Book Cartel Case

Apple has recently reached some strange settlement with American states and other complainants in the infamous e-book pricing class action lawsuit. The settlement means that the company will be able to avoid a trial where it faced over $800 million

South Korea and EU Will Develop 5G Together

South Korea and the European Union agreed to cooperate on developing 5G wireless network technologies and are expected to come up with a global consensus on standards. The countries have finally come to a conclusion on the need for a

Cheap Chinese Smartphone Carries Built-in Malware

Star N9500, a Chinese Android smartphone, which can be bought on Amazon, eBay and from other online retailers, has been found to contain a built-in trojan that pretends to be the Google Play Store. The smartphone closely resembles Samsung’s Galaxy

Nokia Paid Millions to Blackmailer, Police Didn’t Help

It became known that a few years ago, Nokia has paid millions of euro to a hacker who threatened to disclose an encryption key of the Symbian phones. Journalists revealed that seven years ago Nokia became a target of extortion

US Accused Russian Hacker of $100m Fraud

Evgeniy Bogachev, a Russian computer hacker, was accused a few days ago of organizing a worldwide conspiracy which targeted hundreds of thousands of PCs with malware, thus enabling him and his gang to steal over $100 million from US business

Hackers Demand Money from Domino’s Pizza

Cyber attackers have demanded a ransom of €30,000 from the pizza network after stealing personal data on over 600,000 French and Belgian customers of Domino’s Pizza. The personal details were allegedly stolen last week, and Domino’s France admitted that 592,000

iOS8 May Help You Find Your Car

The media is talking about a new feature in the iOS8, scheduled to release this fall, which can help the absent-minded remember where they parked their car. Actually, this feature for iPhone has been discussed for almost a year, but