Category Archives: Internet

Google’s death benefits pay dead employees’ families for 10 years

Google's death benefits pay dead employees' families for 10 years

Google treats its dead employees better than some companies do their living workers. Google’s unusual “death benefits” include paying the deceased’s spouse or domestic partner 50% of their salary for 10 years, the company’s “chief people officer” Laszlo Bock revealed in an interview this week with Forbes. What’s more, all of the dead Googler’s stocks

The Dangerous Side Of iCloud: Apple Allowed Hackers Access To User’s Accounts

The Dangerous Side Of iCloud: Apple Allowed Hackers Access To User's Accounts

Apple‘s iCloud service brings a whole raft of services — email, calendar, contacts, ‘Find My iPhone” and cloud storage — and stores them behind a single username and password. This is very convenient, but if that username and password falls into the wrong hands, you can find yourself very quickly in a world of pain.

Facebook adds organ donor status, registry to timeline

Facebook wants to make it easier to donate your organs and broadcast that information to all of your friends. Users in the United States and the U.K. can enroll as organ donors via links to official registries on the world’s biggest social networking site, said chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook users who are already

600,000 Apple Computers Infected With Flashback Trojan

Apple’s line of computers are no longer the safe haven for users who have been scared away from Microsoft Windows because of virus infections. A Russian anti-virus firm reported on Thursday that more than 600,000 Apple computers have been infected with the Flashback Trojan. The trojan essentially allows Apple computers to be hijacked and used

Anonymous Launches Cyberattack Salvo on China

Hackers pledging allegiance to Anonymous claim to have launched a large cyberattack campaign against sites in China, and they’re urging more hackers to join their cause. “One of the most interesting things about [the hacks] is the degree to which they undermine the conventional wisdom about the technological prowess of China’s government,” said Pund-IT’s Charles