Social media is a great marketing tool but as the New York Police Department learned Tuesday, things can quickly backfire if an organization has a large number of critics. You’ve probably never heard of OnePlus, but the Chinese handset manufacturer is making a big (pre-emptive) specs-plus-price splash with its soon-to-launch flagship device, OnePlus One. The device is designed for owners to keep track of their health and fitness while also being able to check for any notifications they receive on their Samsung smartphones. Is it a winner? In partnership with media holding company The Chernin Group, AT&T will invest $500 million in Internet video services, competing with the likes of Netflix and traditional cable TV providers. Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation.
Top Cyberthreats Exposed by Verizon Report Beyond Heartbleed, there are cyberthreats vying to take down enterprise networks, corrupt smartphones, and wreak havoc on businesses. Verizon is exposing these threats in a new report.
Where Do Web Sites Stand, Post-Heartbleed? A security firm says the vast majority of Web sites have patched themselves to protect against the Heartbleed bug, but now there are questions raised on the reliability of open-source programs.