|Authorities Want Phone 'Kill Switch'
Law enforcement authorities are calling on the smartphone industry to adopt "kill switch" technologies that would deter theft by squeezing the market for selling stolen devices, which would be worthless if "bricked."
|Why Google's Project Loon is Smart
Google is once again proving that it's much more than a search engine or even a mobile-device company, with Project Loon. The initiative aims to bring "balloon-powered Internet" to isolated areas of the world.
|New Facebook Servers All Home Grown
Facebook has opened its new data center in Lulea, Sweden. The data center is a first in two ways: the first in Europe and the first to be equipped with all Facebook-designed, Open Compute servers.
|MS, Facebook Tell of Security Requests
Thousands of law enforcement and U.S. national security requests were received by Microsoft and Facebook in the second half of 2012. The requests represent a tiny fraction of their user bases, however.