MADRID — A Dutch citizen arrested in northeast Spain on suspicion of launching what is described as the biggest cyberattack in Internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country, officials said Sunday.
The suspect traveled in Spain using his van "as a mobile computing office, equipped with various antennas to scan frequencies," an Interior Ministry statement said. Read More
AUSTIN, Texas — Google Inc. picked tech-savvy Austin on Tuesday as the next city where the search giant will wire homes with ultra-fast Internet connections, but did not say how much customers will pay or when the fiber-optic experiment might expand elsewhere in the U.S.
Austin and Kansas City are the only places to get Google Fiber — a broadband service 100 times faster than the competition and an alternative to cable or satellite TV providers. Read More
LOS ANGELES (AP) — YouTube says more than 1 billion people are now visiting its online video site each month to watch everything from zany clips of cute kittens to sobering scenes of social unrest around the world. Read More
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Chinese Internet address was the source of a cyberattack on one company hit in a massive network shutdown that affected 32,000 computers at six banks and media companies in South Korea, initial findings indicated Thursday. Read More
Although NASA has retired the 30-year-old space shuttle program, that doesn’t mean Americans have stopped shooting for the moon. American ingenuity is creating an out-of-this-world experience right here on the ground.
Today, we are able to wirelessly download books and magazines to tablets we can manipulate with our fingertips. Read More
WHAT: A Department of Justice task force celebrated the blockbuster Cyber Monday online shopping day by announcing the seizure of 150 websites accused of selling counterfeit goods.HOW: Most of the seized websites were based in China, and some of the counterfeit goods they allegedly sold included Puma sports sneakers, NFL pro football team jerseys and Ugg boots. Read More
Despite its private-sector tech prowess, San Francisco as a city has fallen short on its effort to provide free wireless Internet access to all. Whether due to politics, infrastructure or a good idea that didn’t go far enough, universal connectivity for sidewalks, parks and public squares of The City remains just an idea. Read More
The Draft Ed Lee campaign announced Tuesday that it is launching a new television and Internet advertisement campaign encouraging the interim mayor to run for the office in November, according to a statement from the campaign. Read More
Persistence paid off for AT&T on Tuesday after a plan to install hundreds of 4-foot-high boxes around The City was approved.
In 2008, the telecommunications company proposed installing 850 boxes in San Francisco to bring customers digital TV, high-speed Internet and digital home-phone service. But it abandoned its effort amid opposition. The company returned with a scaled-down proposal to install 726 boxes. Read More
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