EFF, others to Microsoft: Who’s requesting our Skype data?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with dozens of other privacy and advocacy groups, have published an open letter to Skype’s owner Microsoft, asking the company to be more transparent over requests to user data. The letter — published today — called Microsoft out on the “persistently unclear and confusing statements about the confidentiality of… Read more →

AT&T Says U-Verse Failure Is Almost Over

AT&T’s U-verse service for phone, Internet and TV, has been knocked out for days in several cities. But the company says the service should be working again very soon for all customers. AT&T on Wednesday said that U-verse had gone down in some states in the Southeast and Southwest, citing a faulty software update. Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman, said… Read more →

AT&T Says U-Verse Failure Is Almost Over

AT&T’s U-verse service for phone, Internet and TV, has been knocked out for days in several cities. But the company says the service should be working again very soon for all customers. AT&T on Wednesday said that U-verse had gone down in some states in the Southeast and Southwest, citing a faulty software update. Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman, said… Read more →

AT&T Says U-Verse Failure Is Almost Over

AT&T’s U-verse service for phone, Internet and TV, has been knocked out for days in several cities. But the company says the service should be working again very soon for all customers. AT&T on Wednesday said that U-verse had gone down in some states in the Southeast and Southwest, citing a faulty software update. Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman, said… Read more →

Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted in the wild ahead of MWC 2013 launch

Samsung already confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 would be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month, and now it’s been photographed in the hands of one lucky user. Unfortunately, while it was spotted out in the open no details about the tablet’s internals were revealed. What’s now clear is that Samsung has chosen to style… Read more →

Daily Report: Apple’s Stock Drops Despite Huge Profit

Apple on Wednesday reported the kind of quarter most big companies would envy, posting a profit of $13.1 billion and selling 28 percent more iPhones and 48 percent more iPads, its two biggest products, Nick Wingfield reports in Thursday’s New York Times. Its stock sank 11 percent in after-hours trading. It was down more than 10 percent to $460 Thursday… Read more →

Daily Report: Apple’s Stock Drops Despite Huge Profit

Apple on Wednesday reported the kind of quarter most big companies would envy, posting a profit of $13.1 billion and selling 28 percent more iPhones and 48 percent more iPads, its two biggest products, Nick Wingfield reports in Thursday’s New York Times. Its stock sank 11 percent in after-hours trading. It was down more than 10 percent to $460 Thursday… Read more →

Daily Report: Apple’s Stock Drops Despite Huge Profit

Apple on Wednesday reported the kind of quarter most big companies would envy, posting a profit of $13.1 billion and selling 28 percent more iPhones and 48 percent more iPads, its two biggest products, Nick Wingfield reports in Thursday’s New York Times. Its stock sank 11 percent in after-hours trading. It was down more than 10 percent to $460 Thursday… Read more →

A Resurgent Netflix Beats Projections, Even Its Own

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times Streaming movies on an iPad. Netflix gained two million American subscribers to its streaming service in the fourth quarter. 9:12 p.m. | Updated For all those who have doubted its business acumen, Netflix had a resounding answer on Wednesday: 27.15 million. That’s the number of American homes that were subscribers to the… Read more →

Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation

Well, that wasn’t actually the word used this week at the Automate 2013 trade show held here through Thursday, but the sentiment was the same. During a presentation on Monday, Henrik I. Christensen, the Kuka Chair of Robotics at Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Computing, sharply criticized a recent “60 Minutes” report on automation that was based on the… Read more →