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Twitter responds to suspended reporter controversy, explains Trust & Safety policies

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Well, you might not have heard about it from us, but by now you're likely familiar with the tale of British journalist Guy Adams and the controversy surrounding his suspended Twitter account. The Independent correspondent posted a number critical missives regarding NBC's Olympic coverage, one including the corporate email...
Twitter responds to suspended reporter controversy, explains Trust & Safety policies

iRobot's AIRarm prototype bot has an inflatable arm for manipulating objects, was built at DARPA's behest

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iRobot may be best known for its household automatons, but the company's expertise goes far beyond circular bots built for sweeping and scrubbing floors. Its Warrior and 110 FirstLook bots are built for the military, and now the Advanced Inflatable Robot (AIR) arm model is joining its armed forces...
iRobot's AIRarm prototype bot has an inflatable arm for manipulating objects, was built at DARPA's behest

Scandal Brewing Over Facebook's Actions At IPO

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.According to Reuters, a scandal is brewing over Facebook's actions in the hours before its IPO last Friday. In particular attention is focused on why underwriters revised their revenue forecasts down during the Facebook IPO roadshow because this is a highly unusual...
Scandal Brewing Over Facebook's Actions At IPO

Facebook's Big Freemium Funnel Helps Spotify Et Al Find The Pay In Free

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In the land of the freemium, how much free is enough to convince users to pay? In the latest refinement to its market strategy, Spotify in many countries is now abolishing a five-free-plays-per-track limit it introduced last year. The limit was implemented along with a 10-hours-per-month free listening cap...
Facebook's Big Freemium Funnel Helps Spotify Et Al Find The Pay In Free

Privacy to porno: What censorship means around the world [map]

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Google released data today that shows requests for censorship and surveillance are on the rise worldwide. Google keeps track of government requests to remove its content (requests it sometimes abides) and releases data biannually.  We mapped those numbers, which include July 2010 through June of this year, to show the main...
Privacy to porno: What censorship means around the world [map]

Defensive Posturing: E-Book Author Takes On The 'Old Guard' At Crime Writing Festival

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There's something about disruption that stirs up a certain amount of animosity in those on the receiving end. It sometime seems to be almost a "fight-or-flight" response, brought on by those whose "sure thing" has become about as fiscally wise as "buying a home" or "selling the farm to buy...
Defensive Posturing: E-Book Author Takes On The 'Old Guard' At Crime Writing Festival

Daily Report: Apple Cast as 'Ringmaster' in E-Book Pricing Case

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The government presented evidence that executives of big book publishing companies discussed raising e-book prices at Apple's behest before the introduction of the iPad....
Daily Report: Apple Cast as 'Ringmaster' in E-Book Pricing Case

Hard Hitting Video Slams "Political Prostitution" In Movie Piracy Cases

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For the past few months the headlines have been dominated by two huge movie piracy related cases. Barely a week goes by without updates on the Megaupload case, which is almost certainly the biggest copyright infringement lawsuit the world has ever seen. Then, with less fanfare but with some seriously...
Hard Hitting Video Slams "Political Prostitution" In Movie Piracy Cases

Ridding the Internet of Your Mortifying Mugshot May Be Just a Lawsuit Away

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(Photo: BuzzPirates) Remember that time, back in college, when you were arrested for drunkenly refusing to leave a party at the behest of a grizzly police officer? That incident could haunt you for the rest of your life, not just as a black smear on your permanent record: If your...
Ridding the Internet of Your Mortifying Mugshot May Be Just a Lawsuit Away
The Gilted Age: Ex-Gilt Groupers are running this town

Google+ Hangout with Obama spurs SOPA discussion

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President Obama appeared before the world tonight in a virtual town hall that took place on Google+. As could easily be expected, there were some controversial issues to discuss, one of which was the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Obama responded to a question about the piece of legislation by...
Google+ Hangout with Obama spurs SOPA discussion
Copyright Enforcement Bots Seek And Destroy Hugo Awards

Twitter tap dances around tweet takedown requests

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Twitter is becoming quite the tightrope artist with new technology that will help it better walk the thin line between supporting free speech and honoring takedown requests. The information network has developed a system for withholding tweets from the streams of users in select countries, as opposed to deleting them...
Twitter tap dances around tweet takedown requests

Project Fiona becomes Razer Edge, starts at $999, sans controller

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Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has been dreaming about building a true PC gaming portable for years. He's cooked up prototype clamshells, controller-toting tablets, and built two top of the line gaming laptops along the way -- but now his dream is almost ready: the Razer Edge. Look familiar? It...
Project Fiona becomes Razer Edge, starts at $999, sans controller

♦ "Twitter Stole My [username] At The Behest of A Corporation (& why this is a non-story) http://j.mp/9naExC

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♦ "Twitter Stole My [username] At The Behest of A Corporation (& why this is a non-story) http://j.mp/9naExC

Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

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Australia's Andrew Forrest Gets Help From Bill Gates, Richard Branson Australia's richest man, Andrew Forrest, has long been committed to ending worldwide slavery, and he recently gained some sage advice and a few dollars from fellow billionaire, Bill Gates. Find a way to quantify slavery, Gates posited, while pledging...
Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations
In One Chart You Can See Why Silicon Valley Is Furious About Current Immigration Policy

Fight Over Real Estate Listings Escalates As NeighborCity Counters Copyright Claims With Antitrust Accusations

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Back in May we wrote about how some multiple-listing services (MLSs), at the apparent behest of some annoyed real estate agents, were suing the website NeighborCity (technically its parent company American Home Realty Network (AHRN)), claiming copyright infringement. As we noted at the time, the copyright claims seemed somewhat dubious,...
Fight Over Real Estate Listings Escalates As NeighborCity Counters Copyright Claims With Antitrust Accusations
Cable networks blocking BBC’s U.S. iPlayer aims

♦ "Twitter Stole My [username] At The Behest of A Corporation (& why this is a non-story) http://j.mp/9naExC

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♦ "Twitter Stole My [username] At The Behest of A Corporation (& why this is a non-story) http://j.mp/9naExC

Barnes & Noble Hacked In 63 Branches

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Barnes & Noble has suffered a serious security breach in 63 of its shops. Payment readers were fitted with a bug, which has harvested details of customers' credit cards. The firm discovered the breach over six weeks ago, but has kept the matter quiet at the behest of the Justice...
Barnes & Noble Hacked In 63 Branches

The US's Public Domain Class Of 2013

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Every year, we talk about how January 1st is public domain day in many parts of the world, but thanks to constant copyright term extension, the US is left waiting and waiting and waiting -- kind of like the famous play by Samuel Beckett, which entered the public domain in...
The US's Public Domain Class Of 2013

The Philippines' New 'Cybercrime' Law Aims To 'Protect' Citizens By Going After Filesharing, Online Libel

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About a year ago, the Philippines pushed through a completely unneeded anti-counterfeiting bill at the behest of the WIPO (itself working at the behest of the US government). Despite the evidence that counterfeiting isn't a big problem, the bill was pushed through and defended with a bit of doublespeak by...
The Philippines' New 'Cybercrime' Law Aims To 'Protect' Citizens By Going After Filesharing, Online Libel

Tactus' morphing smartphone and tablet display hands-on

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Tactus Technology, a small start-up out of Freemont, CA, made a big splash at this year's Society for Information Display (SID) conference. The company, which came to Boston, MA toting a single product, showcased an early prototype of its morphing touchscreen display. The screen, which looks and acts like...
Tactus' morphing smartphone and tablet display hands-on

Panama's Government One Step Away From Passing The 'Worst Copyright Law In History'

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It looks as if Panama is set to pass what Andres Guadamuz (Technollama) called the "worst copyright law in history." The 510 Bill grants the Panamanian copyright office the right to pursue filesharers directly and fine them up to $100,000 USD EACH with the money flowing directly back into the...
Panama's Government One Step Away From Passing The 'Worst Copyright Law In History'
The Agony And Ecstasy Of Mike Daisey

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Fresh from being chastised for expressing my personal opinion, on my personal blog and other strictly personal venues, about matters that may, or may not, ever intersect the realm of the impersonal a.k.a. corporate, I take a detour into the strictly, perhaps overly, personal, viz. how to talk to my...
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Networks under attack

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Your company's confidential information is under threat from botnets, spreading infection across the networkA botnet is a collection of connected PCs that are under the control of a remote hacker, typically through an infected PC that is then run by an external command and control system.The infected software can be...
Networks under attack

BMC Authorizes $1 Billion Share Buyback

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BMC authorized a $1 billion share buyback plan amid a months-long strategic review it was conducting at the behest of an activist investor....
BMC Authorizes $1 Billion Share Buyback

Oracle v Google: Android 'infringement' case set for trial on 16 April

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The long-standing legal row between the two will finally reach court in spring, with Oracle having had to withdraw most of its patent claims, but copyright claims still thereSo, finally, it's on. US District judge William Alsup has scheduled a trial between Oracle and Google Inc for 16 April and...
Oracle v Google: Android 'infringement' case set for trial on 16 April
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