Russian hacking attempt targets small elections-technology industry

An attempt by Russian hackers to infiltrate an obscure Florida elections technology company is igniting concerns about whether the small industry is vulnerable to attacks that could undermine confidence in election results. Russian hackers apparently targeted employees of Tallahassee, Fla.-based VR Systems with phishing attacks to swipe their computer log-in credentials, then impersonated the company’s workers by sending emails with nefarious attachments to local ... Read More »

New Baker bill creates Cabinet position for technology

Citing security, privacy and economic considerations, Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing the creation of a new secretariat in his administration to oversee information technology services and security. Under legislation Baker’s office announced Thursday, the existing Massachusetts Office of Information Technology (MassIT) would be re-established as the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, led by a new secretary of technology. ... Read More »

How technology is transforming the way airlines handle your luggage

In the airport of the not-too-distant future, a passenger will be able to walk into the terminal, scan their face to check-in, drop-off their luggage at a self-service kiosk and then track its journey to their plane in nearly real-time from their smartphone. Already, technology is transforming the airline luggage experience and making it increasingly likely your bag will end ... Read More »

Government Issues Directives to Curb Online Child Sexual Abuse Material

In a bid to curb online child sexual abuse material (CSAM), the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday asked all Internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent the distribution and transmission of such content into India by adopting and implementing Internet Watch Foundation Resources on or before July 31. The ministry instructed ISPs having cable landing station gateways ... Read More »

Google Docs Phishing Scam Doused After Catching Fire

A ‘phishing’ scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the Internet giant after spreading wildly. The purpose of the scam, and the culprits behind it, remained unknown late in the day. “We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts,” a Google spokesperson ... Read More »

App Flaw Reportedly Creates Backdoor for Hacking Millions of Android Phones

A recent study has found that hundreds of Android apps on Google Play that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers. This research was done by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, who claim that the most vulnerable among the lot, is an app called ... Read More »

Car technology: What manufacturers have in store for machine-driven vehicles

Editors Note: Are you thinking of getting a dash camera for your car? Watch our report on how one YouTuber got started with his channel Orlando Dashcams: (Consumer Reports)–A look at some of the plans, actions, and promises from auto, software, and technology companies. Will human drivers one day be rendered obsolete? Almost every automaker has entered the race to ... Read More »

Boulder announces technology speaker series

Boulder announced on Wednesday that it has launched a speaker series that will focus on how new technology is already affecting how people live and how technology is at the heart of the city’s work on resilience, broadband, infrastructure, climate, energy and transportation. The speaker series, called “The Future is Here: How Technology is Positioning Boulder for Social, Environmental and ... Read More »


Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched last week by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD. Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is a new industry-led initiative with significant funding from Enterprise Ireland that ... Read More »

These five trends are shaping technology development in Australia

Four out of five Australian executives agree that technology development is no longer a linear process, but is happening exponentially. In the Accenture Technology Vision 2017, the overriding message is that as technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not the technology itself that’s driving change – it’s us. The Technology Vision 2017 contains five key trends, which underpin the overarching theme ... Read More »