Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for August 04, 2014:
- Google reported a Houston man for possession of child pornography in his Gmail inbox. The company notified a child protection agency, which called the police. The man, who is a registered sex offender, is now in custody. The case raises questions about Google’s policies and processes for scanning the email of users. Read more at bbc.com.
- Payment service Square is attempting to diversify by acquiring food-delivery service Caviar. The service, which is one of many in the competitive world of urban food delivery, specializes in delivering food from restaruants that don't typically deliver their food. Read more at recode.net.
- Symantec and Kaspersky Lab have been banned from the list of brands that can be purchased by the Chinese government. The government owned People’s Daily newspaper approved five anti-malware companies, and all of them are Chinese-owned companies. Read more at peopledaily.com.
- One NY state hotel has dreamed up a novel -- and brutal -- way to keep negative reviews off Yelp and other online consumer recommedation sites: It won't return a $500 event deposit if guests post any negative reviews. Now the hotel is saying via Twitter that the whole thing was a joke. Read more at pagesix.com.
- A screenshot of a 4chan post was sold on eBay for $90,900. The screenshot was entitled ""Artwork by Anonymous,"" and it shows a bad picture of the following comment, quote: ""Art used to be something to cherish * Now literally anything could be art * This post is art."" The highest bidder will be sent a framed print out of the screenshot. Read more at cnet.com.
" For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for August 04, 2014.