Technology - Internet news

Wolfram Alpha shows flights overhead

Wolfram Alpha, the online search service launched two years ago, now lets inquiring minds in the United States find out what flights happen to be overhead at any given moment.

Nov 18, 2011
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Next question: can the NSA crack Tor keys?

(Phys.org) —"After more revelations, and expert analysis, we still aren't precisely sure what crypto the NSA can break. But everyone seems to agree that if anything, the NSA can break 1024 RSA/DH [DH refers ...

Sep 09, 2013 weblog
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NebuAd closing doors after Internet privacy woes

(AP) -- NebuAd Inc., a company that sought to target ads to consumers based on their online behavior, is going out of business after facing scrutiny over whether its technology infringed on the privacy of Internet surfers.

May 20, 2009
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What's in that stuff? Ask GoodGuide

(PhysOrg.com) -- As an academic researcher, Dara O’Rourke has spent more than a decade flying to far-flung corners of the world to suss out the impacts of global supply chains on workers and the environment. ...

Nov 10, 2008
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Nokia Launches Free Indie Music Download Site

Nokia has just launched the Independent Artists Club (IAC), a Web site (http://web-iac.nokia-asia.com) where anyone can go to listen to and download free songs submitted by independent musicians. ...

Oct 25, 2007 weblog
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New search engine to track down viruses

The hundreds of thousands of computer users whose PCs have been torn asunder by viruses could now have a new weapon in their arsenal against online attacks. A new search engine has been launched that will exclusively hunt ...

Jul 25, 2006
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Google wants Password123 in Museum of Bad Headaches

(Phys.org)—Should typed passwords ever make their way into the Memory Bin, no tears will be shed in certain quarters at Google. The search giant is taking a serious look at a computing future where users ...

Jan 19, 2013 weblog
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A king among Wikipedia editors

At 1:01 p.m. on March 13, 2008, David Thomsen gained either a passion or a problem. He isn't sure which. That day, Thomsen made a single Wikipedia edit on the page for the expression "Holy cow," then walked away from editing ...

Sep 05, 2013
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