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FCC Commissioner faces Reddit AMA.


Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner of the USA Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently did a one hour Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. The FCC has recently been the center of much debate and controversy. Some weeks ago they gained the collective ire of the US when they failed to make a decision on net neutrality and choose instead to push the ... Read More »

Microsoft confirms they didn’t receive any hacking attack


Last week, we reported on the hacking group DerpTrolling posting a pastebin with several thousands login information from PSN, Windows Live and 2K accounts. Few days later, Sony announced they found no evidence of breakthrough in their systems and no evidence of personal information being compromised. Today, the Xbox One team confirmed to Gamespot that none of the accounts of ... Read More »

Developers React to the IGDA Controversy


Authors Note: The developers had a lot to say about this, so I have cut down many of their answers for length with their permission. Following the recent controversy, where the International Game Developers Association wrongly labeled almost 11,000 people the worst offenders of online harassment, many have spoken out. TechRaptor decided to give a voice to developers to tell their ... Read More »

New version of the Citadel Trojan attacking password managers

Citadel Malware

The Citadel Trojan is not exactly a new malware. It existed from some time. It operates in a pretty simple way: when the malware reaches the victim’s machine, it connects to a remote command-and-control server to download a configuration file that states what the software is supposed to look for and then it starts keylogging (registering user’s keystrokes). IBM Trusteer researchers found ... Read More »

Tech Deals Roundup of 11/22


With winter approaching quickly, Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, and holiday shopping season 2014 about to go full throttle, all the latest and greatest technology products are out. Like the few crazy people who camp outside the stores 2 weeks before Black Friday, some companies are beating the rush by releasing their great deals a bit ... Read More »

Apple encryption attacked by D.O.J for the sake of the children


Last month I reported on how the Chinese state reacted to Apple’s strengthening of data security on its devices by carrying out an attack on the iCloud. Now a report in the Wall Street Journal has revealed that the Deputy Attorney General of the United States met with Apple executives last month in an attempt to pressure them away from ... Read More »

This Week In Kickstarter: 11/21/14


Welcome back to This Week in Kickstarter, where interesting Kickstarters are brought to you by TechRaptor! This week we have the traditional mix of 6 projects with things like talking frogs, virtual reality, and crazy adventures! Get ready and hold on because we’re diving right in! Momentum is our first project and it is an odd, gravity driven platformer that ... Read More »

Hacker group DerpTrolling leaks 5000 PSN, Windows Live and 2K accounts


For those of you that don’t know, DerpTrolling is the hacker group that took responsibilities for the DDoS attacks to Blizzard servers last weekend. So you now know who to blame for not being able to enjoy Warlords of Draenor. That said, some hours ago the hacker group released on their twitter account a pastebin link containing username and password ... Read More »

Apple Gets Rid of “Free” Label For Apps


Freemium games are on the rise, but there has been a widespread criticism of them since their inception. Why? Because Freemium games are in no way free. Yeah, they start out free, and you can play them without ever paying a dime, but then people are pressured into making microtransactions in order to make a game they thought was free, playable, ... Read More »

5 Computer Myths Some People Actually Believe

A cat resting awkwardly under a keyboard

We’re finally living in a time when I can say proudly that computers have been with us for quite a while. 30 years ago, a personal computer in the home was something clearly unthinkable for the average working household. During the 90s, sales for PCs started increasing as graphical operating systems began appearing on the market and, boy, did they ... Read More »