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IBM sold 900 patents to Twitter in December under a patent cross-license agreement, IBM said Friday. “[The deal] demonstrates our commitment to licensing access to our broad patent portfolio,” said Ken King, general manager of Intellectual Property for IBM. “We look forward to a productive relationship with Twitter in the future,“ he added. The financial terms […] More
The General Services Administration will hold a Twitter chat Tuesday to seek feedback on its idea of using brokers to acquire cloud computing services, Federal Computer Week reports. Matthew Hardy reports Kevin Youel Page, GSA’s acting assistant commissioner for integrated technology services, said in a blog post the agency has received numerous responses to a […] More
Iridium is among the few satellite operators Twitter is partnering with in the U.S. to expand the social network’s short message service reach, ZDNet reports.  Twitter plans to give subscribers access to SMS capabilities on any mobile device, according to ZDNet. The aim is to provide users pertinent information in cases of emergencies.  Iridium will help […] More
Cisco recently announced that it is making its chief technology officers available to chat about cloud on Twitter. Just #CiscoChat and ask anything about challenges, opportunities and trends around the cloud.  Both Cloud CTO Lew Tucker (@LewTucker) and CTO Padmasree Warrior (@Padmasree ) will be available for direct questioning. Come Dec. 6, the two will host a live chat, from 10:00 a.m. to […] More
  Wyle employee Cara Thiem has been selected by NASA to be one of 150 Twitter followers to NASA's Kennedy Space Center for a two-day Tweetup, Nov. 23 and 25. The Tweetup will cover the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […] More
As part of its ongoing battle against the notorious hacktivist collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, the British Metropolitan police recently issued a public warning via Twitter to U.K. members of the two organizations reminding them of the laws on computer misuse. The tweet follows the court appearance this week of Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from Shetland […] More
In his second televised appeal of the week, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Americans to take to the Internet to push their lawmakers toward a debt ceiling compromise.  “So please, to all the American people, keep it up,” the president said. “If you want to see a bipartisan compromise — a bill that can […] More
The British government is warning about the threat of al-Qaida using online technology to plan attacks in pursuit of a “cyber jihad,” BBC News reports. According to U.K.’s updated counterterrorism strategy published Tuesday, terrorists’ use of social media to disseminate information and radicalize people is “commonplace,” and evidence shows extremists are looking to “invade Facebook.” […] More
While most of America was busy celebrating Independence Day, hackers hijacked Fox News’ Twitter account and posted messages that President Barack Obama had been killed in Iowa while campaigning, according to media reports. “@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead,“ the hoaxers tweeted, […] More
Hackers have gained access to a database of fox.com email accounts and took over the Twitter accounts of two Fox-affiliates Monday night, Mediabistro’s TVSpy reports. The hackers, who called themselves Lulz Security, posted tweets under the accounts of WFQX in Michigan and KADN in Louisiana. Using its own Twitter account, Lulz Security yesterday began teasing […] More
The Federal Trade Commission has agreed on a settlement with Twitter stemming from allegations that the micro blog  deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information, resulting in a breach that allowed hackers to take over Twitter twice in 2009. At the time of the attacks, FTC said […] More
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