Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including IT security embarrassment for French TV channel, Apple Watch pre-orders begin and Malala has an asteroid named after her.
It looks like the French network TV5Monde – currently embattled after a major security breach saw 11 channels affected and caused huge embarrassment on its social media accounts – is making it incredibly easy to hack into its various online profiles.
An interview with David Delos, a reporter with TV5Monde, on French current affairs programme 13 Heuresfollowing the cyberattack saw him sitting in front of someone’s workspace, with post-its plastered everywhere that appear to provide logins for a number of the network’s social media accounts.
Online pre-orders for the new Apple Watch began today at 12.01am PDT (that’s 7am IST) in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.
Journalists and governments are engaged in a censorship arms race, believes Runa Sandvik, a security researcher who contributes to the Tor Project and who writes for Forbes.
A new comprehensive piece of research shows that LinkedIn offers the best average salary for junior employees in the tech arena.
Aviation regulators and lawmakers across the world will have to lift their eyes to the skies and create privacy and commercial rules for drones, says barrister Joseph Dalby, a qualified drone pilot.
No longer just an inspiration for people all around the world, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been bestowed the honour of having a distant asteroid named after her.
Earth was a horrible place to exist on 252m years ago, with new research revealing that, following an enormous volcanic eruption, CO2 filled the atmosphere and the oceans turned into giant acidic baths.
After much build-up, Samsung’s latest flagship range, the Galaxy S6 and its curvier sibling the S6 Edge, are now available to buy in Ireland.
LinkedIn has acquired online learning company lynda.com for US$1.5bn. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said the combination of lynda.com’s content with LinkedIn will change the way people grasp opportunities.
Independent research into international use of crypto-currency bitcoin has found that 16pc of people who have used it have lost money on it.
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