As many as 100 public advocacy groups, including the likes of the American Civil Liberties Union, have decided to stage be a massive rally in Washington D. C. to protest the alleged controversial National Security Agency
In June this year, Edward Snowden leaked some classified documents revealing details about the use of NSA surveillance programs by the government to spy on activities.
So far, more than 550,000 people have signed a petition demanding the government to shut down the programs.
The shares of J. C. Penney have fallen 13 per cent on Friday as the struggling retailer launched an issue of 84 million shares of common stock in a public offering in an attempt to build up its cash reserves.
The company has said that it will use the funds raised from the offering for meeting general corporate
The Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia has unveiled an Attention Powered Car that runs on full capacity only if its driver is fully alert.
Created by the Royal Automobile Club in partnership with electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring headgear-maker Emotiv, the Attention Powered Car, a Hyundai i40, aims at decreasing the number of accidents caused due to inattentive driving.
Redland residents need not sign a petition calling on the government to provide a fibre-to-the-home broadband network instead of a fibre-to-the-node scheme as they would be better off under the Coalition plan, Bowman MP Andrew Laming said.
Triggered by Nick Paine, a business student at Queensland University, the online petition calling on the Abbott government to offer fibre-to-the-home broadband network to residents has already gained as many as 265,000 signatures.
Privacy experts have asked Internet search giant Yahoo Inc to take more steps to ensure consumers' privacy as many Yahoo email addresses reassigned to new owners are still receiving personal emails intended for the former owners.
In June, Yahoo had declared that it would redistribute the addresses and IDs that had not been in use for a year.
But, the move triggered concerns over reassigned addresses' former owners' privacy after one man reveled that he had received emails intended for the former owner and that the emails were full of highly sensitive information.
Beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry has said that phone ecosystem is still a top priority for the company, apparently to convince app developers continue developing apps for the struggling platform.
Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations at BlackBerry World, said that the company was still focused on enhancing the BlackBerry app environment, despite its decision of selling the mobile business.
Mr. Saunders was addressing a group of delegates gathered for BlackBerry Jam Asia conference in Hong Kong on Thursday morning.
Two top American engineers have signed on with crowdfunding site JumpStartFund to help turn Elon Musk's futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system into a reality.
SpaceX founder & chief executive officer aims to develop transportation system capable of transporting passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 30 minutes.
Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft recently took wraps off the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2, both of which boast updated operating systems, quicker processing and enhanced battery life & camera resolution.
Windows RT-based Surface 2 tablet will bring Outlook, while Windows 8.1-based Surface Pro 2 will keep on operating like a full PC.
The Redmond firm tried to fix almost every hardware issue that consumers and analysts criticized in the first-generation Surface tablets.
Apple stock on Monday gained $23.23 a share to close at $490.64 after the tech giant announced that sold a record 9 million units of new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models during the first weekend of their launch.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said demand for the iPhone 5S surpassed the initial supply. The company also announced that several online orders were set to be delivered in the coming few weeks.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the launch of 'texting zones' along the state throughway and highways as part of the government's measures to fight-back distracted driving.
The so-called 'texting zones' along the highways will encourage drivers to pull off the road in case they need to make a phone call or write/read a text message.
Cuomo announced that a total of 300 new signs notifying drivers of upcoming `texting zones' have already been installed. The signs say, "It can wait: texting stop 5 miles."
Santa Monica, California-based startup DogVacay on Monday announced the launch of an iPhone version of its app that allows dog owners to easily find and book pet- sitters.
Previously, DogVacay used to offer an app only for the hosts who watch the pets/dogs. Dog owners had to book the pet-sitting service via the startup's official website.
The iPhone version of the app allows dog owners to search for pet-sitters in their area, schedule a session as well as make payment online, before they go on a holiday-making or a business tour.
A group of German hackers, known as the Chaos Computing Club (CCC), have claimed that they managed to hack into latest Apple iPhone’s fingerprint scanner.
Charlie Miller, one of the CCC hackers and co-author of the iOS Hacker’s Handbook, described the hack as “a complete break” of Apple’s Touch ID security. He said the hack opened up a new possibility for cyber criminals.
On the CCC's site, a hacker named Starbug said, “Fingerprints should not be used to secure anything. You leave them everywhere, and it is far too easy to make fake fingers out of lifted prints.”
The average price of regular gasoline in the United States has slipped over the recent past, following a decline in crude oil price, thanks to diplomatic progress regarding Iran and Syria.
According to Camarillo, California-based Lundberg Survey Inc., the average price of regular gasoline slipped by 6.4 cents to $3.5207 per gallon in the two-week period ended September 20. It was the lowest price since January 25.
The average price of the fuel is nearly 31 cents below the year-ago price of $3.8338 per gallon.
Google, the world’s most popular internet search giant, has announced its decision to provide additional 10GB of free storage to all Google Drive account holders.
The company announced that account holders would get the additional storage for free when they would log into their Google accounts with the new Google Quickoffice before 26th of September this year.
According to the released statement, one can get hold of the Google Quickoffice app from the company’s app store, run the app after installing it, log into their Google Account and they will receive the 10GB additional storage.
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