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The BBC confronts an Internet troll on national TV

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You know them, maybe you’re even one of them. They’re the scumbag lowlifes of the Internet. They are the trolls. Typically hiding behind a mask of supposed anonymity, those who practice Internet harassment are often seen as the neckbeard basement-dwellers of the world. But maybe they’re every bit as scummy...
The BBC confronts an Internet troll on national TV

Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down

torrentfreak.com
For nearly a decade BitTorrent sites have ruled the file-sharing landscape. In recent weeks, however, worry about the future has increased drastically among the owners of some of the largest torrent sites. Yesterday, BTjunkie closed its doors for good, and TorrentFreak has learned that at least two other sites in...
Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down

European carriers turn on Nokia and its Lumia phones, from the comfort of anonymity

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Reuters reports that four big European carriers are disappointed by Nokia's Lumia range and its ability to compete with the big hitters from Apple and Samsung. None of the naysayers have been named, but an executive from one of the companies has been quoted as saying that "no one...
European carriers turn on Nokia and its Lumia phones, from the comfort of anonymity

Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search

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With Facebook’s acquisition of Face.com reportedly a done deal, all of the focus is on what the merger will do for Facebook’s mobile efforts. But there may be more to the deal than just mobile. “Give us 14 images of you,” Google’s Eric Schmidt famously told the Technology Conference in...
Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search
‘Anonymous’ Social Network Anybeat Is Getting Bought And Shut Down. Dmitry Shapiro Going To Google+?
Pew: 65% of experts say most people will adopt mobile payments by 2020
Google could soon face big fines over iOS Safari privacy controversy in FTC investigation
Feds shutter online narcotics store that used TOR to hide its tracks

The Unspoken Etiquette of Facebook Photo Tagging

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That afternoon, the Facebook notifications just kept rolling in, one after the other. You've been tagged in a photo, the social giant eagerly announced via email, again and again. The subject of many of those photographs - we'll call her Stacey, as she has requested anonymity - was not expecting...
The Unspoken Etiquette of Facebook Photo Tagging

Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internet’s Stupidity

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The Web is overrun with dumb hashtags, chart-topping fart apps, and guys just waiting to show you their d*cks. But with this week’s launch of Twitter’s Tailored Trends, Facebook’s App Center, and Airtime’s safety net, some tech companies are fighting back. If you can’t get people to act smarter, at...
Twitter, Facebook, and Airtime Are Waging War Against The Internet’s Stupidity
Tor traffic disguised as Skype video calls to fool repressive governments

Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

www.guardian.co.uk
Police also investigating Sky News after inadvertently displaying a Twitter feed identifying 19-year-old victim in a reportPolice are planning to arrest a number of Twitter users who are alleged to have named the 19-year-old rape victim of Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans, and have launched an investigation into Sky News...
Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Hedge Funder Who Bet $100 Million On The Facebook IPO Just Called And Boy Was He Furious (FB, NASD)

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We just got off the phone with a hedge fund manager who says his fund owns Facebook stock "in excess of a $100 million." It bought the stock during Friday's IPO. This source spoke to us because he is very angry about the Facebook IPO – particularly the way NASDAQ...
EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Hedge Funder Who Bet $100 Million On The Facebook IPO Just Called And Boy Was He Furious (FB, NASD)
What a Navy Seal Team Six veteran can teach professionals about failure

Ryan Giggs finally gives up anonymity over Imogen Thomas 'affair'

www.telegraph.co.uk
Footballer "consents to removal of anonymity" in court, months after being outed on Twitter and in Parliament....
Ryan Giggs finally gives up anonymity over Imogen Thomas 'affair'
$10,000 iPad prototype was "most likely" stolen property, says eBay seller

If Apple chose to move to OLED, Samsung now has the numbers. Quality still a consideration.

9to5mac.com
The Korea Times reports that Apple may be considering moving its displays over to OLED from LCD.  Samsung, Apple’s biggest display provider, is ramping up OLED production to the point where it could meet Apple’s demand numbers. Thanks to the increased volume, chances have been raised to ship Samsung’s OLEDs...
If Apple chose to move to OLED, Samsung now has the numbers. Quality still a consideration.

Proposed NY ban on anonymous posts comes under fire

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Add anti-cyberbullying advocates to the growing list of critics who don't like proposed legislation in New York's state assembly that would strip some people of their online anonymity. [Read more]...
Proposed NY ban on anonymous posts comes under fire

Technology is giving abusers the edge

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If we want to protect girls and women from predators and abuse, we must keep pace with new technologies and mediaThe attempted rape in the latest Lara Croft game and reports of child abusers using the social gaming site Habbo Hotel has resulted in a renewed debate about technology, new...
Technology is giving abusers the edge
‘Thank God’ for Apple’s beautiful crystal prisons

10 ways companies are using Hadoop to do more than serve ads

gigaom.com
If you just pay attention to the world’s largest Hadoop users, you might think the platform is just a better technology for powering search engines or analyzing customer behavior for ad-serving. Of course that’s not the case, but finding those broader use cases can still be kind of difficult. That’s...
10 ways companies are using Hadoop to do more than serve ads

Q&A: Microsoft lessons from Employees 154160 and 191855

www.geekwire.com
Recently we received a news release about a new book called Stack Rank This! Memoirs of a Microsoft Couple. Apart from the subject, what caught my attention was the fact that the book was published anonymously, with the authors referring to themselves by their employee numbers, 154160 and 191855, and using...
Q&A: Microsoft lessons from Employees 154160 and 191855

Task Marketplace Zaarly Celebrates Its Birthday With A New Reputation System

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Call it a victory of emotion over technology. Today Zaarly is launching version 2.0 of its “reverse Craigslist,” where people can ask for everything from a beer to help with data entry. The biggest change is that the buying and selling process is no longer anonymous. Instead, users can now...
Task Marketplace Zaarly Celebrates Its Birthday With A New Reputation System

Kevin Ryan Asks Jetsetter CEO Drew Patterson to Step Down After ‘Mutiny’ From Staffers

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Mr. Patterson via @jetsetdrew Gilt Groupe founder Kevin Ryan and Gilt Groupe chairman Susan Lyne spent Monday in meetings at the offices of Jetsetter, an independent deals site for luxury travel bookings under the Gilt umbrella. When the day was done, the Jetsetter board, where Mr. Ryan serves as chairman,...
Kevin Ryan Asks Jetsetter CEO Drew Patterson to Step Down After ‘Mutiny’ From Staffers

Now Europe wants you to prove how old you are online

gigaom.com
Is the age of online anonymity coming to an end? If you live in the European Union, that might soon be the case. New information came out regarding an EU project called the pan-European framework for electronic identification, authentication and signature (PEFIAS) is out — and it’s had some interesting...
Now Europe wants you to prove how old you are online

Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?

www.guardian.co.uk
Facebook and Google want to link online and offline personas, while 4Chan and other social sites prefer people to play with the freedom of pseudonymsBefore Facebook and Google became the megaliths of the web, the most famous online adage was, "on the internet, no one knows you're a dog". It...
Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

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The first Microsoft Surface tablets won’t hit the streets for months, but the devices are already causing problems for other companies who make tablets and raising difficult questions about how how Microsoft is treating the companies that build computers and mobile devices based on its software. Just a day after...
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

China Can Try, But It Can't Censor Its Social Web

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What do Eric Schmidt, Mark Zukerberg and the Chinese government have in common? They've all made failed attempts to remove anonymity from the social web. For different reasons. Last week, China announced the next phase of a censorship program that requires all social media profiles be registered with a valid...
China Can Try, But It Can't Censor Its Social Web
Zaarly swaps anonymity for identity in refreshed mobile marketplace

Dealing with trolls: a guide

www.guardian.co.uk
If you tweet or blog, they're a fact of life. But don't let the trolls get you down. Here's how to fight back1. Know your troll. A troll is someone who persistently seeks to derail rational discourse through mindless abuse, needling, hectoring, or even threats of violence. A troll is...
Dealing with trolls: a guide
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