Bill Gates talked about his friendship and rivalry with Steve Jobs on 60 Minutes Sunday night.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting:
After you open a Snapchat image, it disappears. But with the right software, those images can be restored, according to a data retrieval company.
Decipher Forensics of Utah says it can extract and restore images sent to Android smartphones on Snapchat even after they have been opened. The company, which specializes in retrieving data that has been deleted, said it can do this by using specialized forensics software to go into the folders used by the Snapchat app. Once it has located the image files, Decipher Forensics then edits the file name in order to restores the images.
The company’s claims may be alarming for some users, considering Snapchat markets itself by saying that after content has been viewed, it “disappears forever.”
Police officials can wait months for Apple to break the encryption on an iPhone according to an article on CNET.
While investigating a drug case in Kentucky, agents were unable to crack an iPhone and turned to Cupertino for help and had to wait four months for the results because of the backup.
“That is something that I don’t think most people realize, even if you turn on disk encryption with a password, these firms can and will provide the government with a way to get your data.” said Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.
Phones running Android can be reset and the new password is provided to law enforcement officials. The owner of the phone would automatically be notified that the password was reset.
A 14 year old student has presented her science fair project to a group of doctors, in which she said the magnets on an iPad 2 can stop a pacemaker in someone’s chest if, they say, fall asleep with the tablet on their chest.
Gianna Chien, 14, of Stockton California, presented her findings to more than 8,000 doctors at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting. She said there seemed to be no danger if the device was held away from the body. Apple recommends the iPad be held at least at least six inches from the body and turned off in medical facilities if so advised.
Chien’s father Walter is , a cardiac electrophysiologist, and assisted his daughter coordinate the testing of the patients.
One hundred and fifty years ago the height of new technology was the steam engine. We’ve come a long way since then.
But you have to know where you’ve been to know where you are going right?
This weekend in Grand Central station there will be displays of old trains, model trains, and a kids exploration center all in celebration of Grand Central’s 100th anniversary.
A story on NakedSecurity.com describes how the high end retailer and other stores track customers as the walk from department to department. The article says the technology is in use in 17 of the companies stores. This data would provide a constantly updated “heat map” for what sections of the store that are popular. It’s not believed that personal data is being scanned. In other words they supposedly aren’t storing your phone, name or addresses.
It’s common for a smart phone to look for wifi signals. One way to stop the phone from doing this is to turn the wireless off or go even farther and turn the phone off entirely.
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The new design may be linked to the upcoming Google I/O developers conference. Images on the unofficial Google Operating System blog show the rail on the left side replaced with an overlay of the information. Other changes mau be a tighter integration with Google+ to highlight your location and recommendations from friends.
The Verge reported that the extension was taken out of the Google store and then Spotify patched it’s player to prevent the security from being breached. In other words, you’re too late.
Check out the YouTube Trends Map. You can check out specific demographics, geography, watching and shares.
Gender differences become instantly apparent when men seem to be watching a student being pushed in a pool after a swim meet and women watching the child abuse bus stop ad that changes it’s message depending on your height.
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