took off without a test-flight, memo says

October 30, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

When Boeing builds an airplane, several parts are constructed separately — the engines, the fuselage, the landing gear.  While these parts go through manufacturers’ testing, when they are finally assembled into a completed aircraft, Boeing flies the thing to make sure it’s airworthy. (Airbus does this too) It sure sounds [Keep reading]

Amid flap over spying on Germany’s leader, goes down

October 25, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

The National Security Agency’s website was unavailable for users on Friday afternoon. Twitter accounts associated with the loosely-affiliated hacker group known as Anonymous called attention to the outage moments after the site went down, but there was no way to immediate identify a cause for its unavailability. The website [Keep reading]

Seniors are sexting, oversharing, McAfee says

October 25, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

Grandma and Grandpa are sexting? Yup, says a new survey of 50- to 75-year-olds conducted by security firm McAfee. The research suggests older social media and smartphone users are also oversharing at an alarming rate, putting them at greater risk for identity theft. More than half of older Net users have shared [Keep reading] Changes show programmers were forced to play politics. But we’re still all arguing about the wrong thing

October 23, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

Much of the criticism around has focused on the initial decision to force visitors to complete an application before they could see health care plan pricing.  Critics say so-called “anonymous shopping” was killed late in the design process for political reasons. A completed application is required to determine each [Keep reading]

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