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Why People Should Chill Out About Targeted Advertising

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The other day, I was reading a news article when a skyscraper banner ad to the right of the story caught my eye. It was for a particular bass guitar, which was for sale on Amazon. I happen to be in the market for a new bass, and this model...
Why People Should Chill Out About Targeted Advertising

AOL Reader hands-on: An unexciting but solid Google Reader replacement to rival Feedly

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We knew AOL was planning its own replacement to the soon-expiring Google Reader, and now we’re able to share a complete look at the upcoming service. Pitching with the slogan “all your favorite websites, in one place,” AOL’s Reader came as a surprise to us at first, but when you consider...
AOL Reader hands-on: An unexciting but solid Google Reader replacement to rival Feedly
Hacker Accessed A Silicon Valley Billionaire's AOL Account And Sent Some Pretty Strange Emails

FCC Chairman Says It’s Okay to Be Charged for the Amount of Broadband You Use

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Misty, water-colored memories. (via geekosystem) Sometime in the mid-nineties, my dad got an AOL account. Roughly two seconds after that, I fell down the rabbit hole of anonymous chat rooms and never quite got out–that is when I wasn’t getting the deadly, dreaded dial-up busy signal. AOL charged by the...
FCC Chairman Says It’s Okay to Be Charged for the Amount of Broadband You Use

Triumphs in Trolling: Scammer Gets Punked by a Tech-Savvy Mark

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Internet edition. (Photo: MTV) In recent days the FTC has announced a crackdown on a particularly pernicious type of scheme: Scammers who call you up, out of the blue, purporting to be from “Windows Technical Support.” They tell you your computer is lousy with viruses, talk you into giving them remote...
Triumphs in Trolling: Scammer Gets Punked by a Tech-Savvy Mark

Sift Science Takes $5.5M to Wield Machine Learning Against Fraudsters

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Sift Science, which helps online retailers detect fraud, has raised $5.5 million led by Union Square Ventures with Max Levchin, Chris Dixon, Marc Benioff, First Round Capital and others. Co-founder Brandon Ballinger told AllThingsD his company has two big strengths: first, it uses machine learning to detect user behavior patterns...
Sift Science Takes $5.5M to Wield Machine Learning Against Fraudsters
Vobi is bringing the phone number back - and you thought it never left

Five things I've learned from 20 years of email

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Twenty years ago, I did something that ended up changing my life: I got my first email address. Now, I’m not one of those persons who simply got their first email in high school, or through an AOL account. Instead, email was something rather mythical that I read about when...
Five things I've learned from 20 years of email

Hacker Guccifer Targets Silicon Valley, Starting With the AOL Account of Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr

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(Photo: KPCB) Mystery hacker Guccifer has been terrorizing America's political elite by hacking into their email accounts and proving that even former presidents aren't really that great at their newfound painting hobby. Now, The Smoking Gun reports that Guccifer has begun targeting Silicon Valley. Ugh, guess that means tech really...
Hacker Guccifer Targets Silicon Valley, Starting With the AOL Account of Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr

The TED v. Sarah Silverman Fight Turns Really Retarded

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The TED v. Sarah Silverman debacle is turning uglier. Quick background – comedian Sarah Silverman, who is known for shock and insult humor, was invited to give a TED talk. She was subsquently trashed by TED organizer Chris Anderson, who tweeted “I know I shouldn’t say this about one of...
The TED v. Sarah Silverman Fight Turns Really Retarded

This May Be The First Webpage Mark Zuckerberg Ever Made (FB)

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A link to a very HTML-heavy Angelfire site popped up on Hacker News last night, and it seems to be Mark Zuckerberg's website from when he was just 15 years old. We first saw the news on Gizmodo. "Hello and welcome to my page," the site reads. "The only site where...
This May Be The First Webpage Mark Zuckerberg Ever Made (FB)
Bush family privacy shattered after e-mails, photos exposed online
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