With data analytics being an intrinsic part of digital advertising, Twitter is moving to beef up its capability. The micro-blogging service has announced it agreed to buy data service Gnip. Google has updated its terms of service to clarify that it can scan e-mails for advertising purposes. The change comes after a U.S. District Court found the terms were not sufficiently clear for users. Eighteen percent of online adults in the U.S. have had important personal data stolen. That key takeaway from a new Pew Research Center study highlights the crisis in data protection. Only 56 percent of Twitter users have actually used the site to post content, according to a new report. But it may be that many people are using the site without actually posting their own content. As the Heartbleed bug fallout continues, McAfee is rolling out a free tool to help the millions of affected users detect how susceptible they are to its potentially dangerous impact.
How To Beat the Heartbleed Bug Heartbleed headlines continue as IT admins scramble for answers no one has. Early reports of stolen personal data, including 900 social insurance numbers in Canada, are starting to trickle in.
After Heartbleed, OpenSSL Calls for More Support The president of the OpenSSL Foundation says more support is needed from companies and governments that use its software so that it can better spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as Heartbleed.
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to launch a smartphone after years of development. Photos of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked by tech pub BGR.
Zebra Tech Buys Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B Weeks after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility’s assets from Google for $2.91 billion, Zebra Technologies is throwing down $3.45 billion for Motorola’s Enterprise business in an all-cash deal.
CTIA Caves, Volunteers Kill Switch Plan After bucking against the concept of a smartphone kill switch, the CTIA just announced the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” to thwart smartphone thefts in the U.S.