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John McAfee, Cyber-Security Pioneer, Says His Twitter Account Was Hacked

HIGHLIGHTS I am an expert but no control over Twitter’s security: McAfee The hacked account was used to promote lesser-known cryptocurrencies His account was hacked despite two-step verification being active Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee’s has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. “Though I am ... Read More »

Charles Bachman, Database Management System Pioneer, Dies at 92

Charles W. Bachman, a software engineer whose creation of the first database management system helped popularise computers in the corporate world and earned him the highest honor in computer science, died July 13 at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was 92. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said a daughter, Chandini Bachman. When Bachman joined General Electric in 1960, computers ... Read More »

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. Dr Huskey also helped complete ... Read More »