Report: Google Can Remotely Reset Android Device Passwords

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 25: An Attendee wears a Google Android Mascot hat during the Google I/O Developers Conference at Moscone Center on June 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The seventh annual Google I/O Developers conference is expected to draw thousands through June 26. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Google can gain remote access to devices running older versions of Android, regardless of whether they are password protected, the New York District Attorney’s Office said, allowing law enforcement to view the contents of a smartphone by presenting the company with a warrant. Read More

DigitalOcean: From Two Data Centers to 11 in Three Years


The general narrative of the evolution of the public cloud infrastructure services market over the last several years has been that the handful of giants have used their scale and engineering resources to add features and lower prices to a point where most smaller providers can no longer compete, forcing even the big but late to arrive players like Dell and HP to exit the market altogether. Read More

Equinix Adds Direct AWS Cloud Connectivity in London, Dallas


While enterprises want to deploy more critical applications in the cloud, they don’t want to rely on the public internet to do it. This has given rise to services that provide direct cloud connectivity, selling private network links from companies’ servers to the servers of their cloud providers, located in the same data center. Read More