GitHub hires government focused employee, Companies want Lawsuit Shield to share Cyber Threat Data and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. GitHub hires first government-focused employee – GitHub has recently announced the hiring of their first government focused employee. GitHub offers social coding, which opens the development process. “former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow Ben Balter will join its team to focus on state, local […]

Gizmodo is full of trolls (so is TechCrunch), CyanogenMod and AOKP milestones released and more

Here are the top mobile news and stories of the day. CyanogenMod 10.1 Milestone 1 hits Nexus and Samsung devices – CyanogenMod is one of the top Android ROMs. This third-party solution focuses on delivering an AOSP experience along with some modifications intended for better performance and battery life. If you are looking for a […]

Is 2013 the Year of the MVNO?

For the past 8 months, I’ve been using different versions of MVNOs. MVNOs are mobile virtual network operators, they run on top of traditional wireless carriers, providing access for a fraction of the typical mobile network costs. MVNOs come in many different varieties, from Wal-Mart’s Straight Talk to T-Mobile’s Solavei. My experiments with these have […]

Skynet botnet operating on Tor Network, DDoS attacks are coming from data center facilities and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Tor network used to command Skynet botnet – Researchers have identified that the Skynet botnet used to commit DDoS attacks was operating on the Tor network. The C&C servers are only accessible from withing the Tor network. Tor uses a hidden service protocol to protect […]

AT&T will make LTE work with Small Cells, North American Data Usage up 120% and more

Here are the top tech news and stories of the day. AT&T’s LTE investments will go big by using small cells – AT&T will be spending $14B to update their wireless and wired networks this year. Part of that investment will have to go into increasing their LTE footprint. In the nextgen network, they are seriously […]

So the Nexus 4 does not have LTE, Get over it already

So much handwringing and haranguing has been done around the fact that the most recent Nexus device (the Nexus 4) does not come in LTE. Well I hope I am here to help you get over that concern, and explain why it is for the best. If you are a US user, you ought to […]