Sources have surfaced speaking of new Apple music ambitions, with the company reportedly contemplating launching an on-demand music streaming service that will directly compete with Spotify and other similar on-demand services. According to these same handful of sources, Apple is also considering launching an iTunes app for Android.
Turkey's Prime Minister recently set his focus on Twitter, which he has had banned in the nation over failure to remove tweets related to a corruption scandal in which he is allegedly involved. Users in the nation have not been stopped, however, managing to send over a million tweets since the ban and sharing workaround solutions via street graffiti
Sony Pictures has recently acquired rights that hint at where its next blockbuster movie ambitions lie, and, oddly enough, it revolves around the recent Target credit card hack's breaking reporter. Reports The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be a cyber thriller inspired by The New York Time's article "Reporting From the Web's Underbelly."
Pocket, the handy app that allows users to store something interesting for viewing later on, is preparing for the upcoming Android Wear-powered wearables future. Today on its website, the company introduced its software development kit for developers with a round smartwatch preview.
System administrators, tasked with the operation of computer systems, are unwitting potential targets for the NSA, new documents leaked by Snowden and detailed by The Intercept have revealed. According to these documents, the NSA targets the Facebook accounts and email addresses of sys admins, ultimately hacking into the systems they control -- hence one of the posts in the document reading, "I hunt sys admins."
Motorola took the wraps off its Moto 360 smartwatch earlier this week alongside Google's introduction of the Android Wear platform. The Moto 360 was teased in a variety of fashions, but specifics on hardware and what consumers could expect were slight. Fast-forward a few days, and some leaks have already started, among them being a hint towards sapphire glass.
Comcast has joined the ranks of many other tech companies, publishing its first transparency report on government data requests. Henceforth, Comcast will be releasing transparency reports every six months, detailing federal, state, and local requests for consumer information. In the case of this first report, all government requests from last year are covered.
At the Black Hat Asia conference in Singapore next week, the folks behind a drone called Snoopy will showcase how they can intercept data from smartphones using their flying craft. The drone works by spoofing wireless networks and connecting to smartphones with the WiFi enabled, allowing them to remotely capture login credentials, personal data, and more.
Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings has posted a long write up on net neutrality on the company's blog today, discussing recent peering agreements and saying "a stronger form of net neutrality is required." This follows a peering agreement the company entered into with Comcast to improve its service for customers.