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Archive for September, 2013

UK Goes on the Cyber Offense

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2013

The UK government has announced it is building a “Cyber Reserve” to protect itself, and now it has a few more details to divulge reports Engadget. Rather than focusing on defending the country from attacks, it’ll also have an “offensive capability” says the BBC. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said Britain […]

NSA Stores Social MetaData on US Persons

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2013

On Saturday, the New York Times reported that the NSA was using its metadata troves to build profiles of US citizens’ social connections, associations and in some cases location, augmenting the material the agency collects with additional information bought in from the commercial sector, which is is not subject to the same legal restrictions as […]

AT&T: Eliminate Landline Competition

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2013

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has called upon the FCC to hasten its review of the carrier’s bid to retire its PSTN and move to all-wireless networks for consumers, which would do away with traditional public phone lines. The carrier also wants to move its networks from what it call expensive data centers to a more […]

Intel Scraps OnCue for 2013

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2013

Intel’s plan to stream video to paying subscribers has been scaled back recently to satisfy channel owners, and its goal to introduce the service, called OnCue, by the end of this year has been scrapped, says the NY Times. Intel says it now hopes to introduce it in 2014. AllThingsD reported last week that Intel […]

Facebook and Twitter Link with TV Networks

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2013

Facebook is battling with Twitter to dominate online conversation around television, reports the Wall Street Journal. Facebook will begin sending weekly reports to America’s four largest television networks this week, offering a glimpse of how much chatter their shows are generating on the social network. The reports will reveal how many “actions” — likes, comments, […]

Apple: Most Valuable Brand

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2013

Apple is the new most valuable brand in the world , according to a report by Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand consulting company owned by the Omnicom Group. The report estimates the value of the Apple brand at $98.3 billion, up 28 percent from the 2012 report. The value of the Coca-Cola brand also […]