Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for September 02, 2014:
- The FBI is investigating whether Apple’s iCloud was compromised, enabling hackers to download and post pictures of more than 100 celebrities. The pictures were posted on 4chan and Reddit, and many are extremely personal photos involving nudity and sex. Actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is one of the victims, called it a “flagrant violation of privacy.” Apple said they’re investigating as well, and also fixed a bug in the company’s “Find My iPhone” feature that may have enabled the hack. Read more at bloomberg.com.
- Mike: Two business issues at Microsoft show just how difficult it is to navigate international waters these days. One involves China and a newly issued anti-trust deadline. The other involves data stored in Ireland. Read more at gigaom.com.
- Apple is partnering with both Visa, American Express and MasterCard for its mobile wallet product, according to Bloomberg sources. The mobile wallet, which lets you buy things at stores using an iPhone instead of a credit card, may be announced next week. Read more at 9to5mac.com.
- Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri have started to wear body cameras amid continued protests of the fatal Michael Brown shooting three weeks ago. Read more at stltoday.com.
- A company called MOTA plans to unveil a smart ring at IFA this week. The ring apparently works like a smartwatch, showing notifications with both a screen and vibration alert and also enabling you to reply to messages. The ring supports both iOS and Android. Read more at mota.com.
For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for September 02, 2014.