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US Airways replies to Twitter complaint with graphic sexual photo involving a toy plane

US Airways became the target of online mockery after it responded to a complaint with a graphic sexual image on its Twitter feed, Jalopnik reported on Monday. The photo showed a naked woman with a toy airplane inserted into her vagina. The picture, which Deadspin reported was actually taken from…

Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace in hopes of expanding Internet access

(Reuters) – Google Inc said it will buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace in an attempt to provide Internet access to more parts of the world, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Google did not disclose a purchase price for Titan, whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for years, the…

Twitter executives meet with Turkish officials to discuss social media ban

Twitter executives met Turkish government officials for talks Monday amid accusations of tax evasion by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a row over content on the social media site. They are the first direct talks since Ankara banned access to the site last month over leaks on the social…

Reddit co-founder tells Joe Rogan: Cable companies about to ‘f*ck up’ the Internet

The Internet faces an existential threat from the cable companies that provide service to millions of Americans, said the founder of Reddit.com. Web entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian appeared last week on the Joe Rogan Experience to talk about the future of online rights and access. He said only about six to…

Sharp increase in number of U.S. Internet users who had data stolen: survey

Some 18 percent of US Internet users have had important personal data such as bank account information stolen and the problem appears to be getting worse, a survey showed Monday. The Pew Research Center study carried out in January showed a sharp increase from mid-2013, when 11 percent reported being…

Canada taxpayer data stolen in ‘Heartbleed’ breach

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s tax-collection agency reported on Monday that the private information of some 900 people had been stolen from its computer systems as a result of vulnerabilities caused by the ‘Heartbleed’ bug. The breach allowed someone to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining…

Travelers expect in-flight wi-fi, but airlines wary of investing in ‘betamax’ technology

Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems. With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the…

German space program target of ‘coordinated and systemic’ espionage campaign

German space research centre under espionage attack (via AFP) Germany’s aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, a German news weekly reported Sunday. Der Spiegel said that several computers used by scientists and systems…  …

U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit ‘Heartbleed’ bug

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the “Heartbleed” bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis. On a website for advising critical infrastructure operators…

Amazon ‘to release smartphone later this year’

Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company aims to announce its new product by the end of June and ship to customers by the end…

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