Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are ‘garbage,’ says Linux founder

  Count another person who isn’t ‘liking’ social media these days.   Linus Torvalds, the Finish-born creator of the free Linux software that competes against Apple’s MacOS and Microsoft’s Windows to power computers, did not mince words when discussing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And in an interview with Linux Journal, Continue Reading

Microsoft Bing’s China outage may have been a technical error, not a block

China’s government may not have censored Microsoft’s Bing search engine after all.   The service’s outage stemmed from a technical problem, Reuters reported Monday, citing an anonymous source. Microsoft didn’t get any prior notice of a block from the Chinese government and it wasn’t an intentional move, the source reportedly Continue Reading

Copycat military websites caught selling users’ personal information

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that it had seized nine copycat websites that harvested and sold users’ personal information by posing as US military recruitment sites.   The operators of websites such as Army.com and NavyEnlist.com tricked people interested in joining the military out of their personal information by Continue Reading