Category: Technology News

FBI Officials Prepare for Potential Election Hacks

Private enterprises aren’t the only organizations that fall victim to cybersecurity breaches. In recent years, a number of government agencies have proven themselves to be every bit as vulnerable as well. Last week, the FBI confirmed that hackers based in Russia were responsible for two security breaches in state voter registration databases. One of these… Read more »

EFF Calls for Microsoft To “Come Clean” With Its Users

Since Windows 10 was launched just over a year ago, Microsoft has undertaken an aggressive campaign to encourage users to upgrade to its latest operating system. The company offered free upgrades to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, and asserted that Windows 10 offered superior security and performance. In many people’s minds, however, the company’s efforts… Read more »

Project Fi First Impressions

Let me start by saying that I like the concept of Google’s Project Fi. I tend to be an early adopter of many technologies. With that disposition comes a certain understanding that new technology, although great in theory, doesn’t always perform as expected. I can live with that. Project Fi has been exactly that –… Read more »

Amazon Reverses Decision, Allows Encryption on Fire Tablets

With Apple engaged in an ongoing standoff with the FBI over iPhone security, data encryption has been a hot topic of discussion and debate in recent weeks. Meanwhile, while apple has been fighting to defend strong data encryption, another tech giant made a curious move that seemed to undermine data security instead. Back in September,… Read more »

Microsoft Pledges $1 Billion in Cloud Services to Nonprofits

Cloud computing services offer businesses a host of opportunities to make their operations more efficient and effective. In recent years, cloud services have become far more affordable than they were in the past, but many organizations still lack access to these potentially transformative technologies. Soon, however, roughly 70,000 nonprofit organizations will be able to use… Read more »

FCC Concerned About Sluggish Broadband Deployment in 2016

Back in 1996, when the Internet was still in its infancy, a massive telecommunications act was signed into law which required the FCC to ensure that broadband is deployed to Americans in a “reasonable and timely fashion.” If they find that it is not, it’s up to them to “take immediate action” to correct the… Read more »

National Security Advisors Debate Encryption Protocols

Data encryption and security is already shaping up to be a hot topic of discussion among lawmakers in 2016. In the most recent Democratic debate, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised some eyebrows when she suggested that Federal agencies should collaborate with private companies to develop a way to crack any type of commercial encryption. Meanwhile… Read more »

The Possible Effects Of Google Fiber On Your Business

Many users of the internet have decided to download movies and to surf the web for information. But it has so much more to offer, especially when it comes to businesses. Now, after a few years design, testing, and production Google has decided to get into the internet provider game. Google Fiber is now coming… Read more »

Windows 10: To Be Or Not To Be

After Windows 8 was less than a success with businesses across the country, the recent release of Windows 10 has promised to win those companies back. Yet, before committing to bringing in this new operating system, it is very important to weigh the positives and negatives of it. After all, the new operating system might… Read more »

What does Google going under the Alphabet umbrella mean for IT?

When Google founders, Sergery Brin and Larry Page began in 1998, they had bigger dreams than being a search engine company. They wanted to research, bring new inventions and improve human progress. Now that they have created the umbrella, Alphabet, they might become all that they wanted. Alphabet will focus on development and technologies, so… Read more »