Hackers Ground 1,400 Passengers in Attack on Polish Airline LOT

A cyber-attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport on Sunday in what an airline spokesman described as the “first attack of its kind”.The attack occurred at around 4:00 pm (1500 GMT), and targeted the airline’s ground operations system, the carrier said in a statement. The incident, which led to the cancellation ... Read More »

Canada Senate Calls For ‘Light Touch’ Regulating Bitcoin

A Senate committee in Canada urged the government on Friday to “tread carefully” in regulating bitcoin and similar digital currencies, so as not to stifle their as yet “unimagined applications.”The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce carried out the study on so-called “crypto-currencies” — digital money that uses encryption — at the behest of the minister of finance. ... Read More »

Latest Internet sales tax bill gives states unprecedented taxing power

This week’s introduction by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) of yet another Internet sales tax bill illustrates the importance of understanding this complex issue and the different reform proposals circulating on Capitol Hill. Currently, a Supreme Court decision, Quill v. North Dakota, requires that a seller have a physical presence, or “nexus,” in the buyer’s state to become subject to the ... Read More »

U.S. believes Chinese spies behind hack

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. One sign: None of the data has been credibly offered for sale on underground markets popular among professional identity ... Read More »

More low-income Americans to get high-speed internet thanks to FCC

High-speed internet access could now be more accessible to low-income Americans after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a measure on Thursday to subsidise their internet bills. Fewer than half of American households making less than $25,000 a year have internet access. The FCC voted 3-2 to expand a Reagan-era measure called Lifeline to include broadband. The subsidy program currently ... Read More »

SC sets terms for Sahara chief’s release from jail

The Supreme Court on Friday asked jailed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to furnish Rs 5,000 crore in cash and a bank guarantee of equal amount to secure his release from the prison. Subrata Roy will, however, remain in jail as senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for him told the court that there was a difficulty in furnishing the bank guarantee ... Read More »

Pandora, iTunes Radio, TuneIn and more: Which Internet radio service is right for you?

Radio predates albums, cassettes, CDs and MP3s, so it’s no surprise that Internet radio came before on-demand music streaming. What started as a just a few companies, is now populated by tons of Internet choices and nearly every on-demand streaming service has some kind of radio feature. Today’s best options deliver customizable stations with a “set it and forget it” ... Read More »

After the Silicon Valley, it’s Ghar Wapsi

For Punit, shifting to India from the Bay Area was not a decision based on emotion. “It was an interesting opportunity and that is a testament to where India stands today,” he says. Punit was born in Mumbai and after completing his BTech from NIT Kurukshetra, went to US for his master’s in 1998. It was the time of the ... Read More »

For some reason Taylor Swift’s belly button is breaking the Internet

  Yesterday it was cat memes, today it’s Taylor swift’s belly button. The 25-year-old caused a stir yesterday when she allowed one fan to take a picture with her belly button. Why you ask? Because the singer previously stated that she didn’t want people to know if she had one or not, so of course superfans where eager to know. ... Read More »

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Mobile build

Personal digital assistant Cortana is close to its ‘final design,’ says Aul Microsoft released on Tuesday the latest version of its Windows 10 Mobile build (10136) for Windows Insiders. Redmond is only offering the build to phones running Windows Phone 8.1 and users who have opted into the Windows Insider Fast ring. “If you are running the previous build offered ... Read More »