28 October 2016

Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.

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27 October 2016

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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Obama Urges A Boost In IT Spending To Secure Federal Computers

Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put airbags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.

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R.I.P. Vine: Twitter To Retire App In Financial Restructuring

One of the Internet's quirkiest outlets for creativity is being shut down. Vine is where people post six second videos, which play in a loop. Twitter owns Vine and announced Thursday that in coming months it will end the app as part of its financial restructuring.

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Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever

The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.

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