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UN nuclear agency breached by hackers, email addresses published

The Power of the Unlicensed Economy

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In 1985, the Federal Communications Commission permitted, for the first time, low-powered wireless communications equipment to be used without the need for a license. The prospects for this experiment were not entirely promising. The bands of radio spectrum assigned for unlicensed use were full of powerful and polluting industrial uses...
The Power of the Unlicensed Economy

ZocDoc brings its online booking service for medical appointments to Las Vegas

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ZocDoc, a free online service that gives patients the ability to find and book doctor appointments in the United States, is now available in Las Vegas. The roll-out, announced today, means that patients can use ZocDoc to book appointments with a number of participating primary care doctors, obstetrician-gynecologists and eye...
ZocDoc brings its online booking service for medical appointments to Las Vegas

Testify! Barry Diller Tells Congress to Rewrite Net Neutrality Laws So They Don’t Favor Broadcast and Cable Companies

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IAC/InterActive Corp chairman Barry Diller testified before the Senate Commerce Committee today about the future of online video. We can't believe someone thought this was a legitimate question in the era of Netflix and Hulu, but the hearing was actually called "The Emergence of Online Video: Is it the Future?" Then...
Testify! Barry Diller Tells Congress to Rewrite Net Neutrality Laws So They Don’t Favor Broadcast and Cable Companies
Amazon's cloud crash brings down Reddit, Imgur and other big websites

Now People Are Worried That Google Glasses Will Cause Cancer

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Google's first attempt at face-based computing, Project Glass, isn't very useful unless it's connected to a wireless network. Without a connection to the internet, it can't deliver search results, provide turn-by-turn directions, instantly share pictures with friends, or accomplish any of the other feats promised in Google's video demonstration of...
Now People Are Worried That Google Glasses Will Cause Cancer

Microsoft Targets Growing Mobile Workforce With 15% Hike In Corporate User Licensing Fees

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Microsoft is targeting the growing mobile workforce with a 15% hike in license fees directed primarily at companies that have employees who use smartphone and other mobile devices in their work. According to Mary Jo Foley, the new licensing agreement goes into effect December 1 for customers with the user...
Microsoft Targets Growing Mobile Workforce With 15% Hike In Corporate User Licensing Fees

Spotify Social Is Close to a Music Utopia (If You Can Get It)

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Every day I spend using my cloud-centric MacBook Air and my HTC EVO brings me further and further away from an iTunes-centric digital media life. A once-diehard iTunes user who has no doubt purchased thousands of tracks from the music store since its debut, I find myself interacting with the...
Spotify Social Is Close to a Music Utopia (If You Can Get It)

Dead model's parents can't get Facebook messages, judge says

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A California judge has shut down a U.K. couple’s attempt to obtain the Facebook messages of their daughter, a 23-year-old model who died in a mysterious tragedy. The judge’s decision highlights, once again, growing questions over privacy and how to handle social media after we die. The California case turns on Sahar...
Dead model's parents can't get Facebook messages, judge says

Pakistani government websites breached by 'Godzilla' hacker over alleged support of terrorism

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A hacker has launched a cyber attack on a number of servers owned by the Pakistani government, causing a number of official departmental websites, including the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Information Technology and Ministry of Economic Affairs & Statistics, to crash. The Hacker News has reported that...
Pakistani government websites breached by 'Godzilla' hacker over alleged support of terrorism

EU Proposes To Provide Open Access To The Results Of Research It Funds

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Yesterday, Techdirt reported on the UK government's plans to make publicly-funded scientific research freely available as open access. One concern was that its approach required funds to be diverted from research to pay for the article processing charges levied by so-called "gold" open access titles. One figure being bandied around...
EU Proposes To Provide Open Access To The Results Of Research It Funds

Buffalo sets February launch date for 'world's fastest' external PC hard drive

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Buffalo Technology has set the end of this month as the launch date for its DriveStation DDR external hard disk enclosure, which uses a 1GB DRAM cache to achieve what Buffalo says is the world's fastest transfer speed. The company said the newest addition to its DriveStation lineup can...
Buffalo sets February launch date for 'world's fastest' external PC hard drive
Harry Potter series now available for free in Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Is this why Apple keeps saying “post-PC”?

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Looking at the numbers, it’s difficult to argue that the iPad is anything less than a success for Apple. The company sold more iPads — 15.4 million — than any traditional computer maker sold PCs in the final quarter of 2011. What is debatable, however, is whether the iPad will...
Is this why Apple keeps saying “post-PC”?
MessageMe Raises A $10M Series A Led By Greylock As It Gears Up For Money And Premium Services In Its Rich Messaging App

EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

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Following investigations into Google and others, EU privacy watchdog group known as the Article 29 working group have today issued new guidelines for mobile app developers. The group is made up of EU data and privacy protection authorities and the new recommendations extend to “all other parties involved in the...
EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

App Spotlight: KiteDesk aggregates your cloud accounts and social media

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Gmail. Dropbox. Facebook. Twitter. If you're like many busy business folks, you're frequently bopping back and forth between these and other cloud/social-media services. And if you have multiple accounts for any of them, the hassles only increase. KiteDesk aggregates all your cloud and social services under one roof. That...
App Spotlight: KiteDesk aggregates your cloud accounts and social media

Placecast: Different ways to identify location lead to millions of incorrect listings

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You’d think if there’s one thing a location-based app can do, it’s getting locations right. But that’s actually proving quite a challenge. Location-based ad company Placecast, says that discrepancies in location can lead to millions of incorrect listings. And there is no single, standardized database for location, nor will there...
Placecast: Different ways to identify location lead to millions of incorrect listings

Found Makes Searching For Files Anywhere Super Simple (And Really Slick)

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As much as many companies want to think that they are your one-stop-shop for data storage, the reality is that you probably have files spread across a handful of different places. Your home machine, one or two Gmail inboxes, a Dropbox account — many of us have a variety...
Found Makes Searching For Files Anywhere Super Simple (And Really Slick)

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Subscriptions Alongside Office 2013, But Macs Still Stuck on Office 2011

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Microsoft today announced the launch of its latest Office software suite, updating its applications for Windows machines to new 2013 versions and launching a new Office 365 subscription option. While the $99-per-year Office 365 option allows for installation on up to five computers, Mac users will continue to receive Office...
Microsoft Launches Office 365 Subscriptions Alongside Office 2013, But Macs Still Stuck on Office 2011
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