Top News for April 8, 2014

Heartbleed

Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for April 08, 2014:

  1. A widely distributed flaw in OpenSSL called “Heartbleed” potentially exposes millions of users to being monitored as they interact with web sites. Read more at netcraft.com.

  2. An Indian startup called Ineda Systems has developed a chip for wearable computers that can run for 30 days without recharging. The company emerged from stealth mode today. And they’ve got some big backers, including Samsung and Qualcomm. Read more at wsj.com.

  3. Comcast made its case today for why regulators should let the company buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion transaction. Comcast’s 180-page filing to regulators today said that Time Warner Cable is not a competitor, but that Google, Apple and Facebook are. Read more at recode.net.

  4. The FTC says a Massachusetts-based website called Jerk.com and its owner, Napster cofounder John Fanning, deceived more than 73 million users by harvesting personal information from their Facebook profiles. Read more at bloomberg.com.

  5. Six major Hollywood studios are suing Megaupload for copyright violation. Read more at nytimes.com.

  6. Netflix started streaming 4K TV today. The second season of House of Cards and some nature documentaries are available in 4K/Ultra HD format, and not much else yet. Read more at cnet.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for April 08, 2014.