Chinese Government Reportedly Hacking Chinese User’s iCloud Accounts
Friday, October 24th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Chinese Apple user’s iCloud accounts are reportedly being hacked from none other than their own government. Non-profit organization Great Fire claimed that Chinese authorities were using a man-in-the-middle attack to gain usernames and passwords, as well...


Amazon To Open Second AWS Data Center In Europe
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Amazon is bringing its cloud services, Amazon Web Services, to Germany, resulting in its second location in Europe. The data center will be located in Frankfurt, due to the location being “one of the largest internet...

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FTC Appoints Ashkan Soltani As New Chief Technologist
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – The Federal Trade Commission has appointed Internet privacy expert Ashkan Soltani as the new chief technologist, a move that suggests that the agency is focusing on customer’s online privacy. Soltani has worked for many different organizations...

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Google Leads $542 Million Funding For Startup Magic Leap
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Magic Leap, developer of “novel human computing interfaces and software,” has raised $542 million in funding from various firms led by Google. According to the Wall Street Journal, the startup is working on its own eyeglass...

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IBM Pays $1.5 Billion To Get Rid Of Its Chip Division
Monday, October 20th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – IBM announced on Monday that it will pay chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take its costly chip division off their hands. The deal states that IBM will pay the $1.5 billion in cash over the...


Thousands of Customers File Refund Claims For AT&T’s Cramming Practices
Friday, October 17th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – AT&T announced earlier this month that they would pay $80 million in refunds to customers to settle claims that it had used cramming practices to charge customers for services such as dating tips, ringtones, and horoscopes....


Google Fiber To Arrive In Austin This December
Thursday, October 16th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google’s high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber, will be making its way to Austin, Texas, in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal reports. On Wednesday a Google spokeswoman announced that Austin residents would be able to...

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Dropbox Claims They Were Not Hacked, Information Accessed From Third Party Services
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – On Monday thousands of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked on Reddit, where the hackers promised to release more if they were not paid in Bitcoins. However, Dropbox claims that they were not hacked and the...

Russian Hackers Exploit A Flaw In Windows OS To Spy On NATO and the Ukraine
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – A group of Russian hackers known as the Sandworm Team successfully exploited a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows OS that allowed them to spy on the Ukraine government and NATO. According to Fox News, cyber security...


New Google Feature Lets You Live Video Chat With A Doctor When Looking Up Medical Symptoms
Monday, October 13th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google is testing out a new feature that allows users searching for medical symptoms the opportunity to video chat with a doctor. DigitalTrends reports that the service will be offered through Google’s online video chat service,...