Johnny K

great guy, love the news now ‘censors’ explicit content from image searches

Search giant Google has modified its “SafeSearch” feature, which has removed most pornographic, not-safe-for-work (NSFW) or explicit content from its image search results. no longer dishes up ‘NSFW’ content. Screenshot: ZDNet First reported on news-sharing site Reddit, hundreds of users have reacted angrily to the move. The new options only appear to affect… Read more →

Oracle merges products for new enterprise traffic monitoring platform

Oracle is merging a couple of its existing security products together to make one big solution to tackle Oracle and non-Oracle database traffic. The two products in question are the Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Database Firewall, which were designed to extend protection beyond Oracle and third-party databases to audit operating systems, directories and custom… Read more →

Yahoo continues overhaul on Flickr for web, iOS

Yahoo is rolling out another major revamp for one of its biggest products today. This time the target is Flickr, and both the web and iOS versions are getting a lot of love from its developers. On the desktop side, Flickr is getting a new navigation bar, designed with the intention for searching through the… Read more →

Acer launches updated version of C7 Chromebook with improved specs for $299.99

Designed to work with the cloud, the Chromebook laptop platform wasn’t supposed to be about specs of the particular version you purchased. But that hasn’t stopped Acer from boosting the parts inside its latest C7 Chromebook. SlashGear sussed out the new model, the C710-2605, on Acer’s website. While it retains some of the same components… Read more →

New Chrome extension: The play is with Chrome OS

The new Save to Google Drive extension recently released for Chrome is very useful for those using that browser. It’s been pointed out that the ability to save images to Google Drive could be a play by Google to go after Evernote. The Evernote cloud service is much more than a simple repository for captured… Read more →

iPad mini is cannibalizing iPad sales: analyst

Predictions that Apple’s new iPad mini would cannibalize sales of the full-sized iPad seem to be coming true, according to one analyst. Based on information received from supply chain sources, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu is lowering his iPad sales estimates for this quarter from 25 million to a more conservative 23.5 million. “iPad mini… Read more →

Dell World BOYx Roundtable

I’m in Austin, TX, at Dell’s bash, Dell World. I attended an interesting roundtable, “Making BYOx a Reaility” and thought you’d like a quick review of what was discussed. How Dell Described the Roundtable “Do you have concerns about security and management which is stopping you from embracing consumerized IT as part of your corporate… Read more →

GlobalFoundries CEO: EU should support chip-making efforts

Contract chip-maker GlobalFoundries chief executive Ajit Manocha said European governments should do more to encourage chip manufacturers to set-up shop in the region, rather than going to Asia where they receive large subsidies. Speaking at an event in San Franscisco, Manocha said he had previously tried to convince European policy makers to invest more in companies… Read more →

Facebook helps FBI smash global 11 million-strong botnet

The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, with help from international law enforcement agencies, have arrested 10 suspects involved in a cybercrime ring related to a global botnet that infected more than 11 million machines worldwide. The arrests came from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the U.K. and the U.S., after… Read more →