Computing Now's News Podcast

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Computing Now's News Podcast covers the most important and interesting topics from industry and research.

A Linux bug representing a major Internet threat, the US requiring faster speeds for broadband, and big tech firms settling a lawsuit over accusations that they unfairly limited workers' wages.

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Three advanced technologies beginning to improve mobile telephony, researchers developing an application that wins at poker, and familiar names at the top of 2014's list of worst passwords.
French websites defaced, bug that enables eavesdropping on cell calls, and NASA's ape-like robot.
Hackers attacking the Internet naming authority, companies working on ways to let mobile apps communicate with one another, and California prisoners being taught to program.
Sony hit with a devastating attack, a new Bluetooth version that connects to the Internet, and the father of the home video console dying recently.
E-commerce websites crashing under the weight of holiday traffic, breaking up Google in Europe, and a new project promising to help make the Web more secure.
Malware that has been spying on victims for six years, a company at the center of a controversy over the future of cloud services and TV broadcasting declaring bankruptcy, and virtual reality that could make gamers sick.
Microsoft telling users to patch a potentially catastrophic Windows flaw, researchers finding that many children’s apps violate users’ privacy, and a group wanting permission for players to revive discontinued online games.
Extensive law-enforcement operation taking down dark websites allegedly involved in criminal activity, hackers stealing employee data from the US Postal Service, and scientists designing robotic penguin chicks to monitor real penguins.
China reportedly attacking Apple’s iCloud, a game company forcing the shutdown of a gamebot maker, and a new system letting babies isolated in incubators feel their mothers' heartbeats.
Malicious advertising attacks inflicting ransomware on victims, desktop-as-a- service technology growing in popularity, and a start-up developing smart-gun technology for police.
Another serious flaw in a major Internet-security technology, a consortium working on new Ethernet approaches, and a new text service that could help spot Ebola outbreaks in Africa.
Hackers breaching European ATMs and withdrawing cash, the US rejecting more software patents than in the past, and a new trend in which wearable technology adheres to skin.
Silicon Valley legend Hewlett-Packard splitting into two companies after 75 years, support growing for a new software approach that could boost cloud computing, and some security experts saying mobile malware is finally about to become a problem.
Hackers starting to exploit the critical Shellshock vulnerability, new technology making security just a heartbeat away, and a potato-salad crowdfunding joke that turned into a boon for charity.
A flaw that exposes personal data in government databases, the top five US universities whose computer science bachelor's degree recipients make the most money, and three exotic Web-tracking tools threatening privacy.
A tiny radio that could help enable the Internet of Things, a high-powered version of TCP rendering firewalls and other security products useless, and Google testing drones to provide Internet access to remote areas.
The recent digital crime wave, NATO being ready to approve a pledge of mutual defense in case of a major cyberattack, and researchers using visible light for car-to-car communications.
Commercial systems that secretly track cell phone owners' movements gaining popularity, ransomware hitting Android phones, and huge robot swarms self- assemble into complex shapes.
Hackers steal customer data from supermarket chains and a major healthcare system; technology to help poorer parts of the world connect to the Internet; and Intel's new fanless, energy-efficient chip that could lead to ultrathin mobile devices.