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Top Headlines in Tech | 10/13/2011

10/13/2011 by: The SunView Team

The Tech industry just can't seem to get a break, losing Dennis Richie, the father of C. Plus, the air force states there's nothing to worry about with regard to that virus attacking their drones. Unrelated, but stress-inducing none-the-less, The LA Times reports on the rise of BYOD - unless you're in Australia which just put a block on Galaxy tablets. At least there is one sigh of relief - BlackBerry service are now fully restored. Get all the details after the jump.
Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix, Dies - Wired

Linus Torvalds once said, in reference to the development of Linux, that he "had hoisted [himself] up on the shoulders of giants." Among those giants, Dennis Ritchie (aka dmr) was likely the tallest. Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and co-developer of the Unix operating system passed away on October 8 at the age of 70, leaving a legacy that casts a very long shadow.

Air Force says drone computer virus poses 'no threat' - LA Times

Concerns last week that combat drone aircraft were compromised by a computer virus were dismissed by the U.S. Air Force.

CTIA: Bring your own device to work - ZDNet

If you still can't use your own iPhone or Android smartphone for work, things may be changing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Blocked In Australia By Courts - Information Week
Apple has managed to score a preliminary injunction against Samsung that prevents the Korean company from selling its Galaxy Tab in Australia.
All BlackBerry service has been restored following the largest network outage in that smartphone's history, Research in Motion executives said in a conference call on Thursday morning.