NSA limits its surveillance program in the US

  The US National Security Agency (NSA) has reduced the extent of surveillance programs it runs on the US soil, following outcry from citizens, privacy activists and digital businesses. From Sunday onwards, the agency will no longer collect mobile communication metadata indiscriminately and in bulk. Instead, it will have to target particular individuals and get […]

Will the Internet Listen your Private Conversations

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon’s Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen […]

Verizon Threatens To Disconnect NJ Landline Customer Unless They Switch To Fiber

Copper wire is expensive and old-fashioned. Phone companies don’t want to maintain or use it anymore. Still, some customers like their reliable old land-lines, and the law creates certain obligations for phone companies to provide and maintain them. But Verizon is apparently so sick and tired of providing plain old telephone service that they’re threatening […]

Apple Music and Labels Investigated in 2 States

While Apple was preparing a splashy introduction for a new service that would stream music over the Internet for a fee, the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut were quietly investigating the Silicon Valley giant’s negotiations with music companies in search of potential antitrust violations. The attorneys general wanted to know whether Apple pressured […]

NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal

  Collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is ruled unlawful Landmark decision by appeals court clears way for full challenge against NSA              The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a […]

Goldman Sachs invests in bitcoin start-up Circle Internet Financial

  Circle Internet Financial, a bitcoin start-up led by Internet entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire, said it raised $50 million from investors including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., giving the virtual currency a jolt of credibility even as it struggles to gain consumer acceptance. Circle said the new group of investors included a major Chinese investment firm, IDG […]

New technology will slash foreign currency costs for consumers

Consumers should pay less than 1 percent in fees to exchange currency thanks to changes in financial infrastructure that are gathering pace, says the head of one of Europe’s biggest payment infrastructure providers. That compares to up to 10 percent still being charged by some of the market’s biggest players. Chief Executive John Sharman’s Tuxedo […]

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport adds Food Network Kitchen

Motivated by South Florida’s reputation as being a “culinary crossroads, ” the Food Network basically opened its first casual restaurant and gourmet market inside the nation Thursday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport terminal. Foodies and fans of the most popular lifestyle network, magazine and website is now able to get their fix at the meals Network […]

Google announces new Nexus tablets, smartphone

Google announced lots of new hardware today via blog post, after an event in New York was canceled in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. The big items: * The Nexus four smartphone, advanced with LG. It features a quad-center processor, a 4.2-inch show, and a wi-fi charging function that allows you to power the phone by […]

Gilt Groupe founder seeks to inspire innovation

Living in New York and working for luxury brands, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson loved to shop sample sales with her friend, Alexis Maybank, where they could nab amazing designer steals at 80 percent off retail. Wouldn’t it be nice, they thought, if friends in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami could have access to such […]

iPad Mini is a big threat for some tablets.

Apple’s introduction of the iPad Mini this week generated two lines of thinking about competition in the tablet space. The first, articulated by some analysts, holds that lower-cost tablets have nothing to worry about. Reuters collected their comments in an article giving shape to their general lack of concern. The reason? The entry-level Mini’s $329 […]

Job seekers flood job fair in Davie

A job fair at the Signature Grand in Davie on Wednesday drew more than 7,500 people, a stark reminder that even with a declining unemployment rate many in South Florida are still searching for work. The line of those hoping to land a job – or at least an interview with one of the 60 […]

Miami area home prices rise 6.7%

Miami area home prices rose 6.7 percent in August from a year earlier, making the battered market the fourth best among 100 metropolitan areas tracked in FNC’s Residential Price Index. The growth comes as the U.S. belongings values continue to upward push, reaching a 20-month prime, in keeping with the Oxford, pass over.-based totally information […]

Marriott sues Eden Roc hotel for trying to eject management overnight

Marriott International has sued the owner of the Eden Roc hotel in Miami Beach for trying to kick out Marriott-owned Renaissance as the management company early Sunday morning. Renaissance, which is also a plaintiff in the suit filed Monday in New York, is contracted to manage the 631-room hotel at 4525 Collins Ave. through 2030. […]

Former head of Miami-based CompUSA agrees to SEC settlement

Financial regulators have accused the former head of CompUSA of engineering about $400,000 in kickbacks from the company’s suppliers. Federal investigators said Miami-based Gilbert Fiorentino allegedly “demanded” as much as $10,000 a month from one supplier to Systemax, the New York-based company that bought the CompUSA brand and eventually parted ways with Fiorentino over the […]

South Florida economy hoping for a fall pickup

South Florida’s economy needs to shake off its summer slump. After strong growth to start the year, hiring remains stalled throughout the region. The presidential election and Washington’s budget dramas have many businesses holding off on spending decisions until the political picture stabilizes. Consumers haven’t regained previous optimism. Even tourism, which as soon as led […]

Lauderhill Internet Service Provider

There is a new web carrier possibility for Miami seashore companies! Sling Broadband recently improved its carrier within the Lauderhill area to meet an expanding demand via businesses for prime-speed internet connections. Sling Broadband has develop into one of the usa’s largest web communications networks and is routinely listed a few of the most sensible […]

College becoming unaffordable to Middle Class

Many Florida families have been paying up to 25 percent of median income for public in-state college costs — out of reach for some middle-class parents who have taken recent pay cuts or lost jobs, according to a new study. Some South Florida families are paying even more — plunking down what amounts to about […]

What to expect from Nokia’s next Windows phone

On September 5, Microsoft and Nokia will introduce the world to the its first Windows Phone 8 devices. The form of that signature handset remains a mystery for now, but I’ll venture a guess that from the outside, the next iteration of Nokia’s flagship phone will look very similar to the Nokia Lumia 900 device […]

BB&T completes purchase of BankAtlantic

BB&T completed its purchase of BankAtlantic on Tuesday after passing its final regulatory hurdle in a deal that elevates BB&T’s presence in South Florida and closes the final chapter on a 60-year-old homegrown financial institution. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. approved BB&T’s purchase early Tuesday, which gives the […]