Computing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24480/all en Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Oakley challenges Nike over McIlroy move</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - American sunglasses maker Oakley has launched legal action to try to retain its sponsorship of world number one golfer Rory McIlroy who is set to become the new face of sportswear giant Nike &lt;NKE.N&gt;. U.S. PGA champion McIlroy is poised to rubber-stamp a 10-year deal with U.S. company Nike worth as much as $250 million, according to media reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Human Interest OSI protocols Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731779 at http://www.globalpost.com EU lawmakers seek to limit use of data by internet firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eu-lawmakers-seek-limit-use-data-internet-firms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Claire Davenport</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Internet companies such as Facebook and Google may have to get more permission to use information if European Union lawmakers give users more control over their personal data.</p> <p>EU lawmakers want to limit companies' ability to use and sell data, such as internet browsing habits, to advertising companies, especially when people are unaware their data is being used in such a way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eu-lawmakers-seek-limit-use-data-internet-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Digital media Politics Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732023 at http://www.globalpost.com Experts urge PC users to disable Java, cite security flaw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/experts-urge-pc-users-disable-java-cite-security-flaw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Computer users are being advised by security experts to disable Oracle Corp's widely used Java software after a security flaw was discovered in the past day that they say hackers are exploiting to attack computers.</p> <p>"Java is a mess. It's not secure," said Jaime Blasco, Labs Manager with AlienVault Labs. "You have to disable it."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/experts-urge-pc-users-disable-java-cite-security-flaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cross-platform software Java Java platform Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:30:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732895 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Python on a plane! Slithery stowaway shocks passengers</p> <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Passengers on a flight from Australia to Papua New Guinea were shocked to look out their cabin windows to find a huge snake on the wing of the plane. The three meter-long (9.1 foot) non-poisonous Amethystine python appeared about an hour into the Qantas flight between Cairns in northern Queensland and the Papua New Guinean capital of Port Moresby on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Fauna of Asia Software engineering Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733129 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. government warns on Java as security concerns escalate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/us-government-warns-java-security-concerns-escalate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dept of Homeland Security: Java vulnerable to hackers</p> <p>* Could be used to steal identity, form malicious networks</p> <p>* Applies to browsers on all major operating systems</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable Oracle Corp's Java software, amplifying security experts' prior warnings to the hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses that use it to surf the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/us-government-warns-java-security-concerns-escalate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cross-platform software Java Software Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733228 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-US warns on Java software as security concerns escalate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-us-warns-java-software-security-concerns-escalate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Java vulnerable to hackers, U.S. government says</p> <p>* Could be used to steal identity, form malicious networks</p> <p>* Applies to browsers on all major operating systems</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable Oracle Corp's Java software, amplifying security experts' prior warnings to hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses that use it to surf the Web.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-us-warns-java-software-security-concerns-escalate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cross-platform software Java Java Software Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733240 at http://www.globalpost.com Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw 'shortly' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/oracle-corp-fix-java-security-flaw-shortly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its widely used Java software after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable the program in web browsers because criminal hackers are exploiting a security bug to attack PCs.</p> <p>"A fix will be available shortly," the company said in a statement released late on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/oracle-corp-fix-java-security-flaw-shortly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cross-platform software Java Java Java platform Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:30:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733632 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-4-internet-activist-programmer-aaron-swartz-dead-at-26 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Worked to fight the Stop Online Piracy Act in Congress</p> <p>* Was an early member of the team that built Reddit</p> <p>By Alex Dobuzinskis and P.J. Huffstutter</p> <p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has committed suicide at age 26, authorities said on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-4-internet-activist-programmer-aaron-swartz-dead-at-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aaron Swartz Computing Internet Politics Science fiction Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733677 at http://www.globalpost.com Oracle updates Java, security expert says it still has bugs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/oracle-updates-java-security-expert-says-it-still-has-bugs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. government urged users to disable Java on Thursday</p> <p>* Bugs in Java make PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers</p> <p>* Update sets security settings at "high" by default</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp released an emergency update to its widely used Java software for surfing the Web on Sunday, days after the U.S government urged PC users to disable the program because of a bug it said made computers vulnerable to attack by hackers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/oracle-updates-java-security-expert-says-it-still-has-bugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cross-platform software Java Java Software Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733950 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Oracle updates Java, security experts say bugs remain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-oracle-updates-java-security-experts-say-bugs-remain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. government urged users to disable Java on Thursday</p> <p>* Bugs in Java make PCs vulnerable to cybercrimes</p> <p>* Update sets security settings at "high" by default</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp released an emergency update to its Java software for surfing the Web on Sunday, but security experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing cyber crimes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-oracle-updates-java-security-experts-say-bugs-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Cross-platform software Java Java Labor Law Software Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733993 at http://www.globalpost.com Facebook shares rise in buildup to mystery event, earnings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/facebook-shares-rise-buildup-mystery-event-earnings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's stock opened on Monday above $32 for the first time since July as anticipation about upcoming products and financial results underscored Wall Street's renewed confidence in the online social network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/facebook-shares-rise-buildup-mystery-event-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734329 at http://www.globalpost.com US gov't says Java still poses risk, even after security update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-govt-says-java-still-poses-risk-even-after-security-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reiterated advice for computer users to disable Oracle Corp's widely used Java software for surfing the Web, saying it still poses risks to users after the company released an emergency update over the weekend.</p> <p>"Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it," the Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team said on Monday in a posting on its website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-govt-says-java-still-poses-risk-even-after-security-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cross-platform software Software Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734345 at http://www.globalpost.com Dell in talks to go private - Bloomberg TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/dell-talks-go-private-bloomberg-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Technology company Dell is in talks with private equity firms to go private, according to Bloomberg TV.</p> <p>Shares of Dell were up 10 percent after trading was briefly halted on Nasdaq due to a circuit breaker.</p> Computing Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734346 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. says Java still risky, even after security update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-says-java-still-risky-even-after-security-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* DHS says only run Java in browser if absolutely necessary</p> <p>* Warning comes day after Oracle releases security update</p> <p>* Web version of Java has long had security bugs - experts</p> <p>By Jim Finkle</p> <p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that a security update of Oracle Corp's Java software for Web browsers does not do enough to protect computers from attack, sticking to its previous advice that the program be disabled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-says-java-still-risky-even-after-security-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cross-platform software Java Social Issues Software Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734405 at http://www.globalpost.com Dell in talks to go private -source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/dell-talks-go-private-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - Dell Inc, the world's No. 3 PC maker, is in talks with private equity firms on a potential buyout deal, a source familiar with the matter said.</p> <p>Dell declined to comment on what it called rumors and speculation. Bloomberg reported the news earlier.</p> <p>The PC maker, which has steadily ceded market share to larger rival Hewlett Packard and China's Lenovo, had also explored the option of going private a few years ago.</p> Computer hardware Computing Electronics Private Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734441 at http://www.globalpost.com