In Nigeria, a scrappy local company is trying to crack the smartphone market, which is dominated by a foreign behemoth. This is the story of the upstart AfriOne and the Chinese-based Tecno.
There is a fiery creature with a swirly shock of blond hair on its head lurking behind the podium on the floor of the Republican National Convention. In the world of “Pokémon Go,” the mobile gaming craze that has been sweeping the U.S. since its release, the stage where Donald Trump is set to formally accept the Republican nomination on July 21 is a Pokémon gym. The convention is set to take place at the Quicken Loans Arena starting on July 18.
The nearly four-hour hearing comes less than a month after the FBI abandoned a controversial case against Apple involving the iPhone of a San Bernardino shooter.
Major tech companies must now look to Congress to address many of the disagreements that played out in the legal filings between law enforcement and Apple.
In the first-ever visit by a president to the technology festival South by Southwest, Barack Obama spoke about cybersecurity, countering religious extremism, and engaging citizens through new digital avenues.
Hello from Austin, Texas! I'm holed up in the Palmer Events Center awaiting the arrival of President Obama. As the first president in history to attend SXSW, he plans to "participate in a conversation about civic engagement in the 21st century and how we can use technology to tackle our toughest challenges," according to the White House. I'll be feeding you live updates from that convo. Follow along below.
Tech industry groups, privacy advocates and computer security experts filed briefs with a California court on Thursday asking it to dismiss the FBI order that would force Apple to help unlock the phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Screen shot via ABC News In the week since a California federal court ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the company has been mounting a full-scale offensive — politically, legally and technologically. On Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that Apple engineers are working on new security features that would make it impossible for law enforcement agencies to access locked iPhones using brute-force attacks — a break-in method that is at the center of the current federal case facing the global tech company. This effort, which reportedly began before the FBI sought its court order, would add yet another layer of security to an apparatus that law enforcement officials have already had difficulty penetrating. If Apple succeeds in implementing this technology, it could render the resolution of its current legal battle against the FBI moot for subsequent cases and, the Times wrote, “would most likely prompt a new cycle of court fights and, yet again, more technical fixes by Apple.” The technology at stake in this case is a system that allows Apple to update an iPhone’s mobile operating system without using the customer’s access code.
Nearly 50 small rallies that took place around the world—from Anchorage Alaska to London, England—Tuesday to demonstrate support for Apple’s legal battle against the FBI over keeping its phones encrypted.
Apple’s fight against a court order to help the FBI break the data encryption on the phone used by San Bernardino mass killer Syed Rizwan Farook posed a high-profile, high-stakes dilemma for many presidential candidates.
In short, machines can knit as well as your grandma, and even go one better —now they’re tricked out with 3D modeling technology too. Yahoo Makers caught up with IKEA designer Sarah Fager to discuss IKEA’s plans for 3D flatbed knitting for the company’s PS 2017 collection.
Facebook, under pressure to crack down on Islamic State militants using its network, has quietly ramped up its efforts to block terrorist messages and videos in what some experts say is a potentially significant move by the Silicon Valley giant in the U.S. government’s battle against the terror group’s propaganda and recruitment efforts. In an rare interview with Yahoo News, Monica Bickert, a former federal prosecutor who serves as Facebook’s top content cop, provided the company’s most detailed accounting yet of its efforts to identify and remove terrorist material from its site. As described by Bickert, Facebook has set up what amounts to its own counterterrorism squad, with at least five offices around the world and scores of specialists fluent in several dozen languages.
Following his call for a new cybersecurity agency, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson urged creation of a league of “encryption specialists” to address the growing digital threats to U.S. security.
When asked about his views on Bill Clinton, the sleepy neurosurgeon went off on a tangent and expressed a view that many share.
The White House joining the social platform is the final frontier in the Obama administration’s quest to connect with a younger generation— a move that has as much to do with solidifying his legacy as it does with pushing his policies.
Staring at a screen for more than two hours per day increases your risk of digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. (Photo: Corbis)