The Explorer Edition of Google Glass is finally rolling out to developers and early adopters, and a number of interesting experiments and hacks have already appeared. But one new Glass app is certain to raise eyebrows, figuratively and literally, because it allows you to take photos with just a wink. Winky is an app that bypasses the side-mounted touch control panel on Glass to take a photo. The app also does away with the need to speak the photo-taking command: "OK, Glass, take a picture." Instead, the user simply winks slowly after firing up the app, and the device instantly and discreetly takes photos of whatever the wearer has in Glass' sights. Of course, while the ability to simply wink to take a photo may seem more convenient for the small group of people currently in possession of the device, this kind of covert photo taking is exactly what many have been concerned about since the debut of Glass. Follow the link for more on the Winky app, also known as the latest potential Google Glass privacy row.
Intel has announced that CEO Paul Otellini will step down on 16 May, to be replaced by the COO Brian Krzanich. Intel's share value dipped slightly after the announcement that Krzanich would replace Otellini, but has since rallied and is steadily gaining. While Otellini is very much a businessman – he has a bachelor's degree in economics and an MBA, and joined Intel as a manager in 1974 – Krzanich has a degree in chemistry, and joined Intel as a process engineer in 1982. Krzanich has quite literally worked his way all the way up, from basic manufacturing positions, to his first major leadership role as manager of Fab 17 in 1997, to General Manager of Manufacturing and Supply in 2007, to his eventual rise to COO in 2012. Read on for the full story on Intel's new commander in chief.
Long-time security expert Bruce Schneier isn't the only pundit to point out that Facebook is not your product; rather, you are Facebook's product, nicely packaged for sale to its advertisers. The same can be said of any free service online. The purveyors are making money somehow, and if you're not paying, it's you they're selling. Configuring your Facebook privacy settings keeps you from revealing your personal life outside your circle of friends, but you can't hide from Facebook itself. In general, though, there's a lot you can do to protect your privacy and anonymity online. Read on for a full guide detailing how to do so.
In an intimate conversation behind the scenes at Infosecurity Europe 2013, David Emm, Senior Security Researcher and Malcolm Tuck, Managing Director for Kaspersky talked ITProPortal through the security threats currently facing businesses, individuals and indeed nations and governments. The duo offered some insight into industry attitudes, predictions for the future and an explanation of the current state of mobile security. Follow the link for the full video interview and transcript.