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NSA has backdoor access to Internet companies' databases

Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, and other large tech companies let the National Security Agency search through confidential customer data, according to the Washington Post.

By Jun. 6, 2013


Oracle databases easy to hack, says researcher

A security researcher claims the company's databases are vulnerable to brute-force attacks because of an authentication flaw.

By Sep. 20, 2012


Availability, elasticity, and cloud databases

Amazon Web Services downtime can help us better understand how to build and scale cloud-based applications and databases.

By Jun. 13, 2011


The new databases

New techniques and technologies are increasingly augmenting the relational database in large-scale distributed computing.

By Aug. 5, 2009


Look up that old Mac: Mac model databases

Every now and then it may be fun or useful to look up an old Mac system, especially when troubleshooting aspects of it. Here are some resources for looking up specific system information on older Apple products.

By Aug. 31, 2011


Are databases in the cloud really all that different?

The NoSQL term is losing its luster already as databases in the cloud increase in complexity and functionality.

By Nov. 15, 2010


NoSQL and the future of cloud databases

New tools dubbed NoSQL may help developers achieve Internet-scale for their database driven applications.

By Dec. 9, 2009


Why relational databases make sense for big data

Even with all the hype around NoSQL, traditional relational databases still make sense for enterprise applications. Here are four reasons why.

By Oct. 6, 2010


iPhoto unable to upgrade older iPhoto Library databases

As users upgrade their software, in this case Apple's iLife (specifically iPhoto), they may find that some of their older databases are not able to be upgraded. While this does not occur often, it is a possibility. The most common reason is a corrupt iPho

By Jun. 3, 2009


Researchers to offer tool for breaking into Oracle databases

Free tools for breaking into Oracle databases will be released at Black Hat and Defcon next week.

By Jul. 23, 2009