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Mr. AAPL's Wild Ride

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Mr. AAPL's Wild Ride: Chris O'Brien of The L.A. Times look at Apple's recent stock volatility. Talking to Howard Silverblatt, a senior index analyst for S&P Dow Jones Indices: Silverblatt said the only company that has come close to having such a strong influence on the broader stock markets since...
Mr. AAPL's Wild Ride

Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

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From mobile phones to CCTV, not to mention social media and the internet, becoming digitally invisible takes some doingOh, the naivety ... On Tuesday night, I thought the first step to going off-grid, erasing my digital fingerprint, becoming undetectable to a government agency or anyone else, was to take the...
Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

Enigma E2 is 'world's most secure mobile,' costs a bomb

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Live in fear that Big Brother is wiretapping your phone? Tripleton's Enigma E2 eliminates the need to talk in code with its security features, but it comes at a price. [Read more]...
Enigma E2 is 'world's most secure mobile,' costs a bomb

The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

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It's the eye in the sky, patiently watching, tracking your every move. Look up and say "hi," because with an influx of cash and a voyeuristic agenda, the FBI is more than ever the model for Big Brother.  In February, the FBI began a $1 billion pilot program using facial-recognition...
The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

Big e-reader is watching you

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Your e-reader knows how long it took you to finish The Hunger Games and where you stopped reading Wolf Hall. Publishers are thrilled with the new data – but what does it mean for the rest of us?Big Brother, wrote George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, is watching you. Would Orwell...
Big e-reader is watching you

UGC Startup Wikia Raises $10M From IVP, Bessemer Ventures And Amazon

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User generated content company Wikia is breaking the news of its raise of over $10 million in Series C funding today, in a press release soon to be sent out to tech media. The financing was led by Institutional Venture Partners with a follow on from existing investors Bessemer Ventures...
UGC Startup Wikia Raises $10M From IVP, Bessemer Ventures And Amazon

Big Brother? No, It's Parents

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An array of surveillance software now exists to let parents keep tabs on their children's activities online, raising questions about appropriate parenting....
Big Brother? No, It's Parents

Drew's Mom Reviews "Startups: Silicon Valley"

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Editor’s Note: We had Lynda Harrison, writer Drew Olanoff’s mom, review an advance copy of the first episode of Bravo’s “Start Ups: Silicon Valley,” premiering Monday, November 5th. Because we can. Harrison, a nurse who loves to sew, lives in New Jersey and tweets at @sw33ti3. I really wanted to watch this program...
Drew's Mom Reviews "Startups: Silicon Valley"

Apple ads that only Samsung could love | Monday Note

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Over the years, the missteps have been few - Apple advertising is typically well thought out and well done ... until nowOver the years, Apple has produced a number of memorable TV commercials. The "1984" Super Bowl spot, with its dystopian noir and portrayal of Big Blue as Big Brother,...
Apple ads that only Samsung could love | Monday Note
Big Brother on a budget: How Internet surveillance got so cheap

The New iPad: The Perfect Tablet at the Perfect Time

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So, Apple just threw a bunch of numbers and specifications at you. Yeah, it is a new iPad. So what? Nothing about the rumor cycle heading into the third generation iPad had me excited. Honestly, I am probably not going to buy the new iPad. Well, not anytime soon....
The New iPad: The Perfect Tablet at the Perfect Time
Why crappy security is largely to blame for Chinese hackers

Nexus 10 review

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When Google unleashed the Nexus 7 upon us earlier this summer we were caught completely off-guard. A $200 tablet that was legitimately good in every regard? It was unheard of at the time, and even five months later it's still a really nice slate. Now it has a big...
Nexus 10 review

A Brief History of the (Samsung) Galaxy

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to be announced in London at an event next week. It will then be showcased to analysts and journalists at CTIA in New Orleans the week of May 7. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S II, was considered the Android device of 2011, ahead...
A Brief History of the (Samsung) Galaxy

Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'

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“We’re going to have more visibility and less privacy. I don’t see how you stop that,” admitted New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in a surprisingly candid interview about the future of the surveillance state in the Big Apple. While admitting that increased surveillance was “scary” and that governments will...
Bloomberg: 'We're going to have more visibility and less privacy'
After 5 Years With Facebook, Ben Blumenfeld Leaves To Beautify The Future At Designer Fund

Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use

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If the government gets its way and starts monitoring what you're emailing, it will join a list of countries with a draconian approach to the internetBig brother is eyeing your inbox. Under new government plans, the police and security services could soon have the right to monitor who you're emailing,...
Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use

Am I Going To Be Required To Get Government Health Care?

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Every time the topic of national health care comes up, the prophets of doom put on their black cloaks and start their chants of "Big Brother," "socialism" and "move to Finland," painting a picture of a bleak, Orwellian future where baritone-voiced Death Panels decide your fate on a punch...
Am I Going To Be Required To Get Government Health Care?

Snooper's charter 'should be replaced by strengthening of existing powers'

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Privacy campaigners opposed to communications data bill call for Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to be expandedPrivacy campaigners have called for the lifting of restrictions on the use of existing police and security service powers to monitor the communications of terror suspects, as an alternative to the intrusive £1.8bn "snooper's...
Snooper's charter 'should be replaced by strengthening of existing powers'

Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'

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You can't fault Sony for trying. After announcing its renewed focus on mobile back in 2012, the company's consistently issued thoughtful hardware for the global marketplace. But its collective efforts have yet to spark the "emotional" storm company CEO Kaz Hirai seems to be striving for. Well, if the...
Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'
Preempting Big Brother, Baihe Demands Real Names and Sees Numbers Climb

listening to "Kanye West - Big Brother (W/ Lyrics)"

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listening to "Kanye West - Big Brother (W/ Lyrics)"

Rick Smolan's Newest Project Will Try to Breathe Life Into Big Data

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Rick Smolan, creator of the epic “Day in the Life” photography books, is taking on a new challenge: big data. “Big data” has become a buzzphrase many people like to hate for its vagueness, but Smolan’s book format brings out all sorts of specificity and examples. © Joe Mcnally 2012...
Rick Smolan's Newest Project Will Try to Breathe Life Into Big Data
UK watchdog orders city council to stop recording taxi conversations
Apple looks to stop Big Brother ‘dataveillance’ with new tech

Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

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Everyone knows Facebook is full of interesting data that’s being exploited in all sorts of ways –- whether by startups building businesses on the social graph, or employers who are vetting job candidates using the site. But here’s a way in which you might not want your data mined: to...
Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

New Ways to Track You via Your Mobile Devices: Big Brother or Good Business?

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A new technology called IPS can track your every move--or help you find a departure gate at the airport. Should we fear it or embrace it?...
New Ways to Track You via Your Mobile Devices: Big Brother or Good Business?

HP refreshes desktop computer line with six Ivy Bridge PCs

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We knew that PC manufacturers were going to be updating their lines quickly to take advantage of Intel's new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, and today HP announced six models that will be incorporating the new silicon. All models will feature quad-core processors, and are expected to be available for...
HP refreshes desktop computer line with six Ivy Bridge PCs

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review

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More Info Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 shipping this month for $1,099, ARM-powered Yoga 11 coming in December Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review Normally, when a company releases two laptops in different sizes (the MacBook Air, anyone?) we review just one: we assume you'll...
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review

Kickstarter roundup: MiiPC, Tiny Games and Popbitch

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Three more app-related projects are looking for backers on the crowdfunding siteHigh-profile success stories like Amanda Palmer, Ouya, Double Fine Adventure and Pebble have made Kickstarter the first port of call for many creatives and startups looking to raise funds for a new project or device.This month has thrown up...
Kickstarter roundup: MiiPC, Tiny Games and Popbitch
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