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House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

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Photo: Conservativedailynews.com Amidst the media’s Boston Marathon suspect screwup, the D.C. ricin scares, and the Senate’s rejection of gun background checks, one bit of news quietly slipped through: the House of Representatives passed CISPA, the cyber security bill that tackles the government’s ability to monitor personal information users give to...
House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

Australian, European carriers irked over iPad 4G badging

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Apple's emphasis on LTE support for the new iPad is sparking a conflict with carriers outside of North America, according to statements given out later on Friday. In the wake of a "backlash" from European carriers, The Australian understood that local carriers Telstra and Optus would both avoid making any...
Australian, European carriers irked over iPad 4G badging

Zuckerberg's sister 'Likes' the Instagram backlash

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The hating continues for Instagram over its new terms of service for sharing photos. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sister weighs in with a push of a button. [Read more]...
Zuckerberg's sister 'Likes' the Instagram backlash

Petition asks for ‘ethical’ iPhone 5 from Apple (Appolicious)

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Appolicious - Apple is still feeling backlash from recent negative attention directed at factories in its device-making supply chain overseas, with the most recent fallout centering around customers creating an online petition asking for an “ethical” iPhone....
Petition asks for ‘ethical’ iPhone 5 from Apple (Appolicious)

Under pressure, Facebook to track app usage for mobile ads

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Under the gun to show that it can make big money in mobile, Facebook is reportedly planning to unveil a new product that will target ads based on the apps a consumer has on his phone. Citing people familiar with the plans, The Wall Street Journal said Friday that the recently...
Under pressure, Facebook to track app usage for mobile ads

Twitter Blocked By Pakistan's Censors On Blasphemy Grounds

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Yesterday the telecoms authorities in Pakistan ordered a nationwide blocking of the entirety of Twitter, at the instruction of the country's Ministry of Information. Twitter was accused of linking to a competition on Facebook that involved posting images of the prophet Muhammed--an act...
Twitter Blocked By Pakistan's Censors On Blasphemy Grounds

Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

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John Browett makes comeback as chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after abrupt departure from AppleFormer Dixons boss John Browett is making a retail comeback as the chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after his shock exit from Apple.Browett is understood to be taking the top job on...
Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

Microsoft defends pre-owned rules

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After a gamer backlash, Microsoft seeks to clarify its policy for pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console....
Microsoft defends pre-owned rules

Twitter gets rough as it seeks profits

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Twitter is seizing more control over tweets as it tries to turn its free service into a profitable online advertising business, provoking a backlash from the web industry. Christopher Williams reports....
Twitter gets rough as it seeks profits
Facebook's Instagram acquisition: the billion-dollar story

Path deletes contact data, updates app

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The company behind the journaling app Path announced Wednesday that it has erased all the data that it obtained from users’ address books, in a swift response to user backlash. Path announced the decision in an unequivocally apologetic blog post Wednesday afternoon titled “We are sorry.” Read full article >>...
Path deletes contact data, updates app

Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane Presents Nominations, Inspires Twitter Backlash, Rare Emma Stone Tweet

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The Family Guy creator is hosting the Academy Awards and he delivered the list of nominations today--to the chagrin of many. Hey, at least he got Emma Stone to tweet for the first time, which in turn exploded Twitter. Earlier this morning Seth MacFarlane, this year's Oscars host, announced...
Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane Presents Nominations, Inspires Twitter Backlash, Rare Emma Stone Tweet
Crowd-detection app SceneTap tries to allay privacy fears after rocky San Francisco launch
Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Kickstarter campaign beats its goal by over $1 million

RT @gigaom: Twitter Staffer Stops Blogging After Backlash http://bit.ly/bhclXL

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Facebook Tinkers With Comments To Get Users To Talk To Each Other

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Despite all the refinements Facebook has forced on its change-phobic user base over the years, the social network's commenting system hasn't gotten a lot of updates. That's finally changing as the company tests rated comments - promoted with Likes - and nested replies with a small test batch of users. (Facebook...
Facebook Tinkers With Comments To Get Users To Talk To Each Other
Marketing 'email overload' may have led ISPs to block more messages in 2011

FCC Will Investigate U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Ban

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Cell phone unlocking in the United States became illegal in late January for new devices, prompting a White House petition urging the government to look into the issue. The petition on the WeThePeople platform successfully garnered the 100,000 signatures necessary for an official White House response, and the backlash over...
FCC Will Investigate U.S. Mobile Phone Unlocking Ban

Apple surprises with 4th-generation iPad, faces backlash

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In addition to the new iPad mini, Apple also took the wraps off a surprise device Tuesday: a revamped full-size iPad. The new iPad -- not to be confused with the "new iPad" the company rolled out in March -- has a new Lightning dock connector, new A6x processor chip,...
Apple surprises with 4th-generation iPad, faces backlash

First! Klip Beats Social Video Competitors to Launch on Android

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In the hotly-contested “social video wars,” Klip has emerged as the first platform to offer an Android version of its mobile app. The company rebuilt the entire experience from the ground up, Klip VP Chris Hamilton tells me, catering to the large, brilliant screens and lightning fast data connections common...
First! Klip Beats Social Video Competitors to Launch on Android

Apple responds to Maps criticism: 'the more people use it, the better it will get'

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Following backlash aimed at Apple’s new Maps from the media and customers over the past 24-hours, Apple PR representative Trudy Miller told AllThingsD in a statement: Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service...
Apple responds to Maps criticism: 'the more people use it, the better it will get'

US Swim Coach Who Cast Doubts On Chinese Swimmer's Success Has Personal Details Posted On Weibo

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John Leonard, the top US swim official who said he suspected 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen of doping earlier this week, has already seen a big backlash from China (there's even resulted in accusations that Michael Phelps had been doping). The backlash has turned personal. According to TechInAsia, a message...
US Swim Coach Who Cast Doubts On Chinese Swimmer's Success Has Personal Details Posted On Weibo

'Don't Get SOPA'd' Is The New Mantra On Capitol Hill

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As we noted when one of the recent cybersecurity bills was introduced in the Senate, it was accompanied by a press release that explicitly stated that this bill wasn't SOPA. While the entertainment industry keeps hoping that the anti-SOPA protests were a one-time experience, apparently the power of internet users...
'Don't Get SOPA'd' Is The New Mantra On Capitol Hill

Follow-Up: Tim Cook On Apple Defeating Law Of Large Numbers

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Speaking at the Goldman Sachs event yesterday, Tim Cook tackled a topic we've tried to delve into before: How Apple's fantastical financial figures keep going up, defying analyst's thinking.Back in October we explained "Analysts Just Can't Get Apple Right, It's Too Innovative" in the aftermath of a strange couple of...
Follow-Up: Tim Cook On Apple Defeating Law Of Large Numbers

Facebook’s New “Like” Button And The Anonymized “Like” Stream

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Last night’s story from the Financial Times about a behavioral ad network being powered by Facebook’s new Like button turned out to be completely false and the article was quickly changed to reveal nothing new. However with all the discussion around Facebook’s new “Like” button and speculation about its implications,...
Facebook’s New “Like” Button And The Anonymized “Like” Stream

CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why

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The forces behind HR 3523, the dangerous Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which is going to move forward in Congress at the end of the month, are beginning to get cagey about the growing backlash from the internet community. In an attempt to address some of the key concerns,...
CISPA Is A Really Bad Bill, And Here's Why

DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service

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Uber, the smartphone-based car service that has been shaking up taxicab and limosine markets around the country, scored a big victory on Tuesday as the DC City Council passed legislation that officially recognizes "digital dispatch" car services. The new law comes just months after Uber rallied to defeat legislation...
DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service

After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud

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Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud. There will be backlash for this, no doubt. Adobe targets the same Pro...
After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?