Results for "transparency"

Huawei: It’ll take 10 years to convince the US we’re safe

Huawei: It’ll take 10 years to convince the US we’re safe

Huawei has admitted that it may take up to a decade to convince the US that it is not a potential security risk, though the Chinese firm argues that it is held to a "higher bar" than rivals. Describing the reticence to allow Huawei hardware and software into sensitive installations as "genuine concerns", Huawei global cybersecurity chief John Suffolk revealed a new security white paper, the second from the company, detailing exactly what policies are in place in the hope that the extra transparency will persuade partners that it's not a trojan horse.

Continue Reading

Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Lifelogging camera and Kickstarter success Memoto has rebranded to Narrative, with its freshly-named Narrative Clip wearable set to begin shipping from November 1st. The startup was forced to change its name after being notified it "conflicts with a similar name in the market", opting for Narrative instead as the camera silently records life stories. Meanwhile, any disappointment at the last-minute switch is likely eased with news of a $3m funding round led by True Ventures, which previously backed MakerBot and Fitbit.

Continue Reading

Microsoft releases early 2013 law enforcement data request numbers

Microsoft releases early 2013 law enforcement data request numbers

Earlier this year, Microsoft published its first Law Enforcement Requests Report, in which the company details the number of requests it has received for user data, as well as how each request was responded to. That report looked at numbers from 2012, while the latest one it published today details the first six months of 2013. As last time, some requests made via FISA may not be included due to government restrictions.

Continue Reading

iOS 7 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

iOS 7 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 7 as an over-the-air update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new release, described by Apple as its biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone launch, brings an updated interface, iTunes Radio streaming, and updated versions of the core apps like Safari, Mail, and the Siri virtual personal assistant.

Continue Reading

Apple iOS 7 Review

Apple iOS 7 Review

Apple reinvented touchscreen smartphones; now it's reinventing iOS. The new iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad has no small legacy to live up to, and it's pulling no punches in doing so, refreshing not only the design but going deeper, streamlining commonly used features, paring back unnecessary bloat, and polishing up things like Siri. It's the iOS update that we've been waiting for, and it's coming not only to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, but a brace of older iPhones and iPads. Read on for our full review.

Continue Reading

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

Omate TrueSmart smartwatch answers the super-tiny keyboard question

While the masses decide whether or not they'll be slapping a smartwatch on their wrist this upcoming wearable computers season, the team behind Omate TrueSmart are hard at work on the details. This week SlashGear presents an extended interview with Omate's own Nick N.M. Yap, one of three of the company's founders and major supporter of the TrueSmart smartwatch. Today we're having a peek at a key question - how does one handle an on-screen keyboard with a display that's just 1.54-inches in size?

Continue Reading

Google boosts encryption efforts as NSA snoop saga worsens

Google boosts encryption efforts as NSA snoop saga worsens

Google is accelerating efforts to toughen its data encryption, the company has revealed, aiming to curtail unofficial snooping on user information in the aftermath of NSA PRISM controversy. "It's an arms race" Eric Grosse, vice president for security engineering at Google, told the Washington Post, describing government-mandated hackers as "the most skilled players in this game" and insisting that as "a point of personal honor" the search giant would not do anything to ease NSA intrusion into its servers.

Continue Reading

Twitter’s General Counsel to step down, look for work elsewhere

Twitter’s General Counsel to step down, look for work elsewhere

Twitter's General Counsel Alexander Macgillivray has announced that he will soon step down from his position in the company, handing the reigns over to his soon-to-be replacement Vijaya Gadde. He won't be completely leaving the company initially, instead taking up the position of adviser for things like public policy and corporate development while looking for employment elsewhere

Continue Reading