Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs: "He was always ahead of me"

Jobs and Schmidt connect at the introduction of the iPhone, 2007 businessweek.com: The Google executive chairman admired Jobs’s passion, courage, and smarts When he went to Apple, he was basically down to 1 percent market share. Apple was near bankruptcy, the company had been for sale, there were a series of management changes. I talked to him about it. He said, “The thing that I have that no one else has is very loyal customers....

October 7, 2011 · 2 min · 259 words · Omid Farhang

Hacker Rattles Security Circles: 21 Years Old Iranian

The building housing the Dutch company DigiNotar, which issues digital Web site certificates and was hacked last month. The New York Times: He claims to be 21 years old, a student of software engineering in Tehran who reveres Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and despises dissidents in his country. _“I’m totally independent,” he said in an e-mail exchange with The New York Times. “I just share my findings with some people in Iran....

September 19, 2011 · 1 min · 133 words · Omid Farhang

George W. Bush to Visit Facebook HQ for Live Video Q&A

Former U.S. President George W. Bush’s book tour will stop at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto on Monday, with the social networking site announcing a “Facebook Live” event for 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. Bush has been making the media rounds over the past several weeks, appearing on The Today Show, Oprah and The Tonight Show among other programs to talk about his memoir “Decision Points.” Like other Facebook Live events, users will have an opportunity to ask Bush questions, though at this point it’s unclear how the event will be moderated or who will be asking users’ questions....

November 30, 2010 · 1 min · 155 words · Omid Farhang

Pwn2Own Interview with Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller, the Pwn2Own contest winner for two years in a row, gives his take on Internet security. Guess what — your Mac OS is no less vulnerable than its Microsoft Windows counterpart. Windows 7 or Snow Leopard, which of these two commercial OS will be harder to hack and why? Windows 7 is slightly more difficult because it has full ASLR (address space layout randomization) and a smaller attack surface (for example, no Java or Flash by default)....

March 5, 2010 · 1 min · 199 words · Omid Farhang