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It seems that the FBI is also quite capable of hacking into your PC to access your webcam and other information without you even knowing, providing of course the malicious software is loaded onto the target PC.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Marcus Thomas, the former assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division said they have been able to do so "without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording" for years now.
The latest leaked National Security Agency documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden have been revealed today, indicating that the NSA and and its UK sister agency GCHQ have entered into online gaming communities, including Xbox Live, to look for terrorist activities.
The documents, which were first created in 2008, were published by The Guardian today. Titled "Exploiting Terrorist Use of Games & Virtual Environments", it states that services like Xbox Live, World of Warcraft, Second Life and many other online gaming communities were considered to be a "target-rich communications network" for agents to enter and find terrorists.
Microsoft is gearing for the next update to Windows, which is reportedly called ‘Threshold’ and more details are starting to leak out about what the update will include.
The latest bit of news, while unconfirmed and subject to change, is that Microsoft may be bringing back the full Start button experience. According to Paul Thurott, the next update to Windows (important to note that he has not confirmed the name ‘threshold”) will include the option to restore the Start menu to its full glory. This is an important change from what Windows 8.1 offers which is simply a button that only provides familiarity but little functionality.
When Microsoft launched the Xbox One in November, it did so without a way for their owners to find out how much free space was left on their 500 GB hard drive. At the time, Microsoft told Neowin and other sites that storage management was "automatic", adding, "By being smart about how storage is managed, Xbox One keeps everyone playing, watching, and sharing their entertainment content rather than worry about limitations."
Well, as it turns out it is possible to max out the available storage on an Xbox One if you install enough games and apps on its hard drive.
Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has been keeping an eye out on the poor availability of Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s since it was launched in September. You may remember that Apple quickly suffered supply and demand issues when they opted to concentrate on the "cheaper" 5c, which incidentally did not run into shortages, and actually failed to meet expected sales targets.
In fact the iPhone 5s outsold the 5c by three to one in the U.K. alone, while across the pond in the U.S. at the start of October, only 8 percent of 60 stores surveyed across the country had the 5s in stock. Two weeks ago, a survey of the same stores showed a slight increase with 24 percent being able to deliver an iPhone 5s to customers. The most recent survey conducted a few days ago showed 100 percent availability, which means every single Apple Retail Store that was surveyed had the iPhone 5s in stock.
Early this morning, the Xbox One hit store shelves. With Sony’s PlayStation 4 having launched on the 15th, that means both of the new game consoles are now available. Which should you buy?
I’m assuming for purposes of this argument that you’re not the kind of insane gamer who has spent the last six months drooling over game trailers on YouTube, making sure their pre-order is going to be fulfilled on day one, and posting furious messages to internet forums defending the console of their choice. Once everybody’s done lining up in the cold and sleeping in tents outside a Best Buy to make sure they have their new toy in hand, that’s when it’s time for everyone else to make their decisions.
Apple's fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, is the flagship feature on the iPhone 5S. But it doesn't always work the way it should.
Since the sensor's introduction in September, a growing number of issues have surfaced — including everything from phones that don't recognize when a finger is present to those that don't approve fingerprints they're supposed to approve.
The rapid fall of BlackBerry has been one of the biggest, and perhaps saddest, tech news items of 2013. BlackBerry recently decided to keep going on its own after reported offers of buyouts from several companies did not go through. However, it's still questionable whether or not the business that once was one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world will still be around this time in 2014.
Bloomberg Businessweek posted a new article that quotes a number of former BlackBerry employees, among others, about the history of the company. One funny, but still sad, statement came from Vincent Washington, BlackBerry's senior business development manager for a decade before leaving in 2011. He cited what could have been a huge promotional boost for the smartphones for very little money and effort several years ago, when BlackBerry was still using its Research in Motion name: