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At Bletchley Park, a Reminder About the History of Cracking Codes

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Bletchley Park, once Britain’s highly classified government center for code breaking during World War II, now invites curious guests who want to poke around and learn its secrets.

Facebook Messenger Switch Controversy Is Part Misunderstanding, Part Mistrust

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Facebook users are angry over a forced migration to the company's Messenger app and worried about its privacy implications. Are they overreacting?

Daily Report: In Battle Over E-Books, 900 Writers Rally Against Amazon

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Douglas Preston, a Hachette author, wrote a letter to his readers asking them to contact Jeff Bezos. Nearly 1,000 other writers have joined his cause.

Zynga, a Maker of Social Games, Lowers Its 2014 Financial Forecast

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The company also reported results for the quarter ended June 30 that barely made the low end of its earlier forecasts.

In Fight With Hackers, We Are on Our Own

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A brush with identity theft was a rude reminder that consumers have to go it alone when they run into cybercriminals.

Casper, an Online Mattress Start-Up, Raises $13.1 Million

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Casper deals in what is probably one of the least cool businesses around: selling mattresses. And that is why the company's chief executive thinks that there is an opportunity.

Wikimedia Wants You to Remember the Links Europe Wants You to Forget

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The nonprofit behind Wikipedia released a list of its links that Google has removed from its search engine in accordance with European law.

Wireless Charging, at a Distance, Moves Forward for uBeam

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The technology makes it possible for a device to move freely around a room, in a pocket or purse, while constantly charging.

Can Foursquare Crack Local Search?

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A start-up in search of a formula that works is trying to become a sort of local guide tailored to your tastes.

Wikipedia Details Government Data Requests

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Wikipedia said it received 10 requests for users’ data in the first six months of the year from both government and nongovernment bodies in six countries.

Daily Report: More Than a Billion Passwords Stolen by Russian Hackers

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The hacked records, discovered by a security firm based in Milwaukee, include user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.

Apple and Samsung Drop Patent Fights Outside the United States

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Apple and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said they had agreed to drop patent litigation against each other in a number of countries. But they said they are not done fighting.

Google Gives Child Pornography Email Evidence to Police

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google's automated eyes tipped law enforcement about a Houston-area man whom the police say was using the company’s Gmail service to email pornographic images of a child.

Alibaba Has a Computing Cloud, and It’s Growing, Too

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Alibaba is adding to its cloud computing business, buying American tech companies and about to get a lot of cash in a public offering. But the next step is a big one.

Xiaomi Tops Chinese Smartphone Market

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone vendor, transformed from a niche player into the biggest smartphone maker in China, seemingly overnight. How did that happen so fast?

Daily Report: Turning Users Into Customers at Facebook

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

To grab some of television’s ad dollars, Facebook is trying to help advertisers reach potential buyers with exacting precision.

Cloud Revenue Jumps, Led by Microsoft and IBM

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Titans from earlier heydays of computing have both seen recent increases that outstripped the cloud-computing industry generally, according to industry reports.

Where Tech Is Taking Us: A Conversation With Intel’s Genevieve Bell

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Genevieve Bell, an anthropologist who is also an Intel Fellow, looks at how tech changes the world, and vice versa. She is convinced we are at a rare period of social change, with the explosion of digital intelligence into every part of our lives.

Square Said to Be in Talks to Buy Food Delivery Start-Up Caviar

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The deal, for about $90 million in stock, would be a handsome payout for the two-year-old Caviar, but might be even more significant for Square.

Microsoft Sues Samsung Over Android Royalty Payments

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The lawsuit claimed that Samsung failed to follow the terms of a 2011 patent licensing deal between the two companies.

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