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Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

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Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers 8 Feb 2012 – Singapore It all started innocently enough. I was thinking of implementing a Path Mac OS X app as part of our regularly scheduled hackathon. Using the awesome mitmproxy tool which was featured on the front page...
Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

Popular ‘Path’ app revealed to secretly upload all iPhone contacts to its servers [updated]

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Path, the popular social network that competes with the likes of Instagram, may be uploading your iPhone’s entire address book up to its servers. Arun Thampi from mclov.in noticed the Path app’s steal data dump while trying to create a Mac OS X application for the social network during a...
Popular ‘Path’ app revealed to secretly upload all iPhone contacts to its servers [updated]

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

Dropbox two-step login verification available in experimental build, coming to all accounts soon

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Following up on its promise to tighten account security following a recent breach, Dropbox is now offering two-step login authentication to users who install the service's latest experimental desktop build. The team says the functionality will roll out to all users in the coming days, but listed full instructions...
Dropbox two-step login verification available in experimental build, coming to all accounts soon
In Japan, you'll soon be able to access ATMs with just your palm and a PIN

Zeebox updates iOS app to add Twitter login, smart TV support and more

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Fresh from the news that it had begun seeing up to 15,000 new users per hour as a result of its new TV advertising push, Zeebox has rolled out a new update to its iOS app, adding a number of new features and support for smart TVs. The new update...
Zeebox updates iOS app to add Twitter login, smart TV support and more

Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services

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Singly, a startup aimed at simplifying the integration of third-party services in both web and mobile applications, is today launching its platform into open beta. Until now, the company has been in private beta testing with around 3,000 developers who are using Singly in some 250 applications, including TimeHop and...
Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services
McAfee discovers $78 million worth of sophisticated cyber attacks against banking systems

Flipboard Expands Its Monetization Options To Paywall. Welcome To The Future Old Media Assholes.

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Fuckers I am so sick of reporting on incremental tech news for fucking two years now, so sick I’m pretty much considering reverting fulltime to fashion coverage (Don’t believe me? Well, how amazing and beautiful is my “Clothing I Like and Want To Buy” Pinterest board, a.k.a. my greatest accomplishment...
Flipboard Expands Its Monetization Options To Paywall. Welcome To The Future Old Media Assholes.

Fujitsu dabbles in palm reading, hopes to bring biometric sensors to tablets

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When you think about it, there's no reason that biometric recognition can't provide security on tablets -- well, aside from the need for a sensor thin enough to fit on a slate. Fujitsu has been on the job, making significant progress since showing off its clunky palm vein reader....
Fujitsu dabbles in palm reading, hopes to bring biometric sensors to tablets

Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance

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Early on, the Internet was built on people trusting people. When it was first deployed as the ARPANET, the operating environment was such that the users could just trust the network. Obviously, much has changed, but not our need to trust the Internet — it just takes a lot more...
Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance

Chill Out, Eh. Canada Commends Facebook’s Privacy Progress

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You can put down your pitchforks and torches. An investigation by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found three recent complaints against Facebook were either unfounded, resolved, or both. Considering most government privacy audits end with demands for specific changes, this looks like a win for the folks at 1 Hacker Way....
Chill Out, Eh. Canada Commends Facebook’s Privacy Progress

Twitter gets a thumbs up from the Online Trust Alliance

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The issue of online security follows tech companies around like a bad smell, but the uproar that ensues whenever one of the big guns falls short of expectations is normally justified. With that in mind, Twitter has been quick to highlight its latest security thumbs-up from The Online Trust Alliance...
Twitter gets a thumbs up from the Online Trust Alliance

Owning Your Content In Search: Google Now Makes It Easier To Link Your Website To G+

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Last year, Google announced an initiative to give authors on the Web greater ownership over their content and more visibility in search. Google Authorship, as its known, has changed consistently since launch, as the company experiments with the best ways to authenticate authors and give them proper attribution. Unfortunately, up...
Owning Your Content In Search: Google Now Makes It Easier To Link Your Website To G+

Inventor of Google Voice now reinventing conference calls

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Craig Walker, the inventor of both Google Voice and DialPad, is now reinventing conference calls with his latest venture, UberConference. Teleconferences notoriously suck, but UberConference thinks it’s fixed that, claiming to have created “the best conference calling service ever.” The company has identified  four main problems with teleconferences. First, of course,...
Inventor of Google Voice now reinventing conference calls

Berlin startup Moped lands $1m from top investors, launches messaging app for iOS and Web

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Moped, a Berlin startup that is ‘rethinking messages from the ground up’, has raised $1 million in seed funding from Germany’s Earlybird Ventures and high-profile U.S. investors like Lerer Ventures, SV Angel and Betaworks. Still early in its development, Moped is building a private digital messaging service on the Web,...
Berlin startup Moped lands $1m from top investors, launches messaging app for iOS and Web

Google Music users granted de-authentication reprieve as company retools activation system

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Google Music users learned of a frightful new policy this morning that dictates a user may de-authorize only four devices in a year, out of ten total activations. While the policy is likely to go unnoticed by the majority of consumers, it instantly created a great pain for those...
Google Music users granted de-authentication reprieve as company retools activation system
Fujitsu's palm-scanning laptop prototype hands-on

Rumor: Hulu Will Soon Require Viewers To Have A Cable Subscription

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If you love watching TV shows on Hulu but don’t have a cable subscription, things could get a bit more complicated in the near future. According to the New York Post, Hulu could soon start requiring its users to prove that they also have a cable or satellite subscription. This...
Rumor: Hulu Will Soon Require Viewers To Have A Cable Subscription

PlayThru hopes to kill text captchas with game-based authentication

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At their worst, captchas are impossible to decipher; at their best, they're... fun? A startup called Are You a Human has developed PlayThru, an alternative to text-based authentication. Instead of requiring the user to type some blurry, nonsensical word, PlayThru has them play a mini-game, such as dragging and...
PlayThru hopes to kill text captchas with game-based authentication

Sony suspends PlayStation Store for PS3 in Korea, blames new law about selling to minors

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Sony has been caught unawares by a legal change in South Korea, which prevents under-18s from being asked for their names or ages for the purpose of account authentication. No sooner had the company announced a half-price sale at its PS Store and then it was forced to pull...
Sony suspends PlayStation Store for PS3 in Korea, blames new law about selling to minors

Evernote launches new developer site to grow its ecosystem

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Evernote’s developer community is growing quite rapidly. According to the team, there are currently thousands of developers building apps and services that integrate with the Evernote API. These apps do everything from helping people manage their expenses and go paperless to transcribing audio notes and connecting real-life objects with notes. In other words, developers are at the heart of Evernote,...
Evernote launches new developer site to grow its ecosystem

Samsung printer hack could let the wrong ones in

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Typically, when we think of hacks, our minds conjure images of compromised security systems, personal computers or server farms, but printers? According to Neil Smith, a researcher from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team, unauthorized access to those devices could be a very real threat -- if you happen...
Samsung printer hack could let the wrong ones in
Sony developing authenticating power outlets: pay-to-charge on the way?
Unofficial Lightning cables won't charge iPhone 5 due to missing authentication chip

Directly is a TaskRabbit for Online Customer Service

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A new site called Directly.com wants to outsource customer service. But it doesn’t want to help companies outsource their own customer service — it wants to help customers get better service by asking questions and getting answers from outside “experts,” often for a fee. Think of it like TaskRabbit, RedBeacon,...
Directly is a TaskRabbit for Online Customer Service

Apple Strikes Back In Jailbreak-Siri Arms Race

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When Siri was announced strictly for the iPhone 4S, the mod community likely took that as a challenge. Before long, the service had been hacked and shortly thereafter ported to a number of potentially compatible devices. The problem, of course, is that Apple gets to decide what devices are compatible,...
Apple Strikes Back In Jailbreak-Siri Arms Race

Microsoft warns: Expect exploits for critical Windows worm hole

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There’s a remote, pre-authentication, network-accessible code execution vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of the RDP protocol....
Microsoft warns: Expect exploits for critical Windows worm hole

Facebook launches App Center on iOS, Android and the web, for socially driven app discovery

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We’ve known it was coming since early May, and Facebook has finally started rolling out its App Center to users. At an event in San Francisco which was advertised to us with the theme of “Apps and Drinks”, the company is discussing all of the potential for developers to get...
Facebook launches App Center on iOS, Android and the web, for socially driven app discovery

BOKU Scales Up, Will Power Carrier Billing For In-App Payments In The T-Mobile Mall

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Another big advance for mobile payments startup BOKU: it has inked a deal with T-Mobile USA to provide carrier billing for the T-Mobile Mall, the digital storefront operated by the carrier. The deal is a signal of some momentum for the company: it comes less than a month after BOKU...
BOKU Scales Up, Will Power Carrier Billing For In-App Payments In The T-Mobile Mall
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