Daily Tech Briefing: April 23, 2014

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-04-23 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After Heartbleed, OpenSSL is forked into LibreSSL; Google Trends lets users 'subscribe' to search updates; AT&T investing in, launching over-the-top video services; and more.

 
Daily Video: Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Office 365 Public Website Service

Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Office 365 Public Website service; VeriSign warns of DNS...

Daily Video: Google Plans to Integrate Android Directly Into Vehicles

Google plans to integrate Android directly into vehicles; Microsoft sues tech support scammers;...

Daily Video: Lenovo to Use Intel Chips in New Smartphones in 2015

Lenovo to use Intel chips in new smartphones in 2015; The Grinch that tried to exploit Linux;...

Daily Video: BlackBerry Aims to Win Back Fans With 'Classic' Handset

BlackBerry aims to win back fans with 'Classic' smartphone; Sony to unveil its vision for a Google...

Daily Video: T-Mobile Unveils Data 'Stash' Rollover Program

T-Mobile unveils data 'stash' rollover program; Microsoft readies Windows Server for software-defined...

Daily Video: Microsoft Gains Industry Support in Ireland Email Case

Microsoft gains industry support in Ireland email case; Publishers in Spain want Google News to stay...

Daily Video: FCC Boosts Rural Broadband Speed Requirements

FCC boosts rural broadband speed requirements to 10 Mbps; Ford drops Microsoft for BlackBerry OS for...

Daily Video: Latest Mobile Phone Study Says Devices Are Safe

Latest mobile phone study says devices are safe; Google to shut down Google News in Spain Over new...

Daily Video: T-Mobile Offers Unlimited 4G LTE Plans for Short Time

T-Mobile Offers Unlimited 4G LTE Data Plans for Short Time; Cisco to Buy Security Service Firm...

Daily Video: Google Boosts Support for Windows on Its Cloud Platform

Google boosts support for Windows on its Cloud platform; Blackphone updates its secure mobile OS,...



Read more about the stories in today's news:

 
 
 

In response to the highly publicized Heartbleed flaw, the OpenSSL project has come under intense scrutiny. As is common with the open-source development model, the open-source OpenBSD operating system community has forked the OpenSSL code and is creating a different version of an open-source cryptographic library, known as LibreSSL.

OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt explained that he was not notified of the Heartbleed flaw when it happened, and rather than waiting for the OpenSSL project to resolve the problem itself, OpenBSD plans to handle the situation itself by creating LibreSSL for inclusion in OpenBSD 5.6, with other operating systems to follow.

People who want to keep up with the latest online updates about any topic that interests them can now use new subscription tools from Google Trends to do so. Gavri Smith, a Google software engineer, explained that the new subscribe feature for Google Trends will allow users to see custom search information on any topic and get mail notifications about searches for any topics they want to follow.

AT&T is working with The Chernin Group to invest in and launch their own "over-the-top" video services. According to a recent announcement, the companies have committed $500 million to fund the project. Some examples of popular over-the-top video services already running over wireless networks to AT&T-supported handsets include Netflix, Hulu and Amazon's Video on Demand.

AT&T Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey explained in a statement that the two companies want to combine their skills to help meet the growing demand from consumers to be able to access content when and how they want it.

Finally, according to a recent survey from Nielsen, one in six consumers who has heard about wearable technology, also known as wearables, is also using them. Specifically, 61 percent are wearing fitness bands, and consumers between ages 18-34 account for 49 percent of owners of these bands.

The report also discovered that many people are turning to smartphone apps to help them meet their fitness goals and women are actually driving the growth in fitness and health apps.

 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date
Rocket Fuel