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Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

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Photo: Doug Haslam/Flickr In April 2011, Apple banned “incentivized installs,” a shady practice that artificially inflates iPhone app rankings. But like so many prohibitions, Apple’s ban just drove the problem underground. A fight over incentivized installs erupted again this week, outside of Apple’s direct control. Tapjoy, which was stung by...
Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

Belgian Anti-Piracy Group Facing Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement & Money Laundering Charges

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The Belgian anti-piracy group, SABAM, has been one of the most aggressive anti-piracy groups out there. The group recently lost two huge court cases in which it tried to get courts to force ISPs and hosting firms to put in place filters to stop infringement. Perhaps more controversially, the organization...
Belgian Anti-Piracy Group Facing Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement & Money Laundering Charges

While under its investigation, Google donated $25,000 to help throw a party for the FTC's chairman

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While under the investigation of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Google donated $25,000 to Common Sense Media, a group that was in the process of honoring FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz’s work for kids. According to Bloomberg, which broke the story earlier today, the funds went to help put on an “awards ceremony.” Google was joined...
While under its investigation, Google donated $25,000 to help throw a party for the FTC's chairman

FTC: Chairman was unaware of Google's donation to ceremony celebrating his work during investigation

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The FTC has responded to yesterday’s controversy regarding Google and its director stating that he knew nothing at the time of the donation in question. This implicitly states that the funds therefore had no impact on the decision of the agency regarding Google. Yesterday it became known that Google donated $25,000 to Common Sense Media...
FTC: Chairman was unaware of Google's donation to ceremony celebrating his work during investigation
Kickstarter for students: StudyBooster is betting you'll pay your kids to study

Internet Activists Push Out China Official

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A Chinese official in the southern city of Guangzhou was fired from his post and detained after investigators confirmed he and his family owned 22 homes, according to state media. He is the latest local official to fall at the hands of Internet activists incensed over local corruption. Cai Bin,...
Internet Activists Push Out China Official
First Volume of Manga Adaptation of Steve Jobs' Biography Launches in Japan

The “like, er, lie” economy

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The other day I found myself over at Yelp.com clicking “like” on a bunch of Half Moon Bay restaurants. After a while I noticed that I was only clicking “like” on restaurants that were cool, hip, high end, or had extraordinary experiences. That’s cool. I’m sure you’re doing the...
The “like, er, lie” economy
The Need For Mobile Money Spawns A Startup Ecosystem Across Africa

As Internet users adapt to old tricks, scammers find new tactics to exploit

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Greetings to you, my friend. I know this will come as a surprise to you, because you do not know me. My name is Abdul Al-Shallah and I am the son of a deposed government official in Nigeria. Sound familiar? It’s a boilerplate opening for one of the most common...
As Internet users adapt to old tricks, scammers find new tactics to exploit

How Google is collecting user data — & paying users for it, too

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As part of a project called Screenwise, Google is paying normal people to install a Chrome extension and browse the web as usual. “Panelists,” as these average-Joe-and-Jane users are called, will be paid in Amazon gift cards — one $5 gift card every three months, to be exact. (Google notes...
How Google is collecting user data — & paying users for it, too

Restaurant offers cell phone bribe

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LA's Eva restaurant has had it up to here with cell phones. So it's created a businesslike solution: five percent off if you hand it over. [Read more]...
Restaurant offers cell phone bribe

John McAfee: the multi-millionaire fugitive - in his own words

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Replying exclusively to questions from the Observer, the software king, now wanted for questioning after a neighbour's murder, talks of sensationalist reporting, paranoia and why he's relieved to be in GuatemalaBy the time I contacted him on Wednesday, even by his own recent standards, John McAfee was having an unpredictable...
John McAfee: the multi-millionaire fugitive - in his own words

Alibaba executive in bribe probe

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Alibaba Group says one of its former executives, Yan Limin, has been detained by police on "suspicion of accepting bribes"....
Alibaba executive in bribe probe
Counting Crows: Don’t bribe radio, use BitTorrent

Sun Journalists Arrested as Bribe Probe Widens

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British authorities investigating potential cases of journalists paying bribes for information arrested another round of high-ranking employees of News Corp.’s tabloid The Sun, and said they are now probing suspected payments not just to police but to other public officials. The arrests deepen News Corp.’s problems in a high-profile scandal...
Sun Journalists Arrested as Bribe Probe Widens

This Guy Got His Stolen iPhone Back By Pretending To Be A Hot Girl On Dating Site

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NYC iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app and gets phone back with subterfuge and hammer NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, a hammer and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook. Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg (nah-DAHV'...
This Guy Got His Stolen iPhone Back By Pretending To Be A Hot Girl On Dating Site

Apps Have Got Your Back

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Who needs governments? The ongoing mobile/social/crowdsourcing trend(s) have led to a wealth of new community-based resources that support or supplant traditional civic and government services. Think Kickstarter instead of the NEA or Canada Council. Or consider the new Circle of 6 app, which is intended to help prevent violence before...
Apps Have Got Your Back

Here's The Guy Facebook's Engineers Have To Suck Up To (FB)

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If you're an engineer at Facebook, there's one guy you've got to get to know. And it's not Mark Zuckerberg. Chuck Rossi, Facebook's release engineering manager, decides what new features go into Facebook's daily and weekly "pushes." Normally engineers submit changes and lobby for them internally online. But if they're...
Here's The Guy Facebook's Engineers Have To Suck Up To (FB)

Independent committee deems Fifa's current procedures 'insufficient'

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• Sepp Blatter set up committee and is open to reform • Reactions to corruption allegations 'clearly unconvincing'The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has announced further moves towards reform of his organisation while being subjected to uncompromising criticism of its failure to clean up the corruption scandals of the recent past.The...
Independent committee deems Fifa's current procedures 'insufficient'

Venmo, now processing $10M a month, comes out of beta, offers me the world’s smallest bribe

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Venmo just sent me a penny. I sent it back of course. VentureBeat is an ethical publication before all else. The New York based social payment service announced today that it was taking off the beta label after launching more than two years ago. Why putting on the big boy...
Venmo, now processing $10M a month, comes out of beta, offers me the world’s smallest bribe

Contractor Pleads Guilty in Iraq Bribe Case - WSJ.com

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Contractor Pleads Guilty in Iraq Bribe Case - WSJ.com

Impeachable Offense? Obama Takes "Bribe", Institutes SOPA's Evil Twin ACTA

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Secret treaty appears unconstitutional, implements Orwellian thought-crime punishments in last draft...
Impeachable Offense? Obama Takes "Bribe", Institutes SOPA's Evil Twin ACTA

And Now, Finally, We'll Get The Truth About The New iPad--What Do Normal Folks Think?

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The new iPad went on sale on Friday. As usual, Apple zealots waited in lines at Apple Stores for days to get one, even though Apple now distributes gadgets through lots of other retailers (some of which had no lines at all for the iPad). And, as usual, Apple...
And Now, Finally, We'll Get The Truth About The New iPad--What Do Normal Folks Think?
Jun Group's guaranteed engagement video ads actually work

Symantec source code hacker: we always planned to release the stolen code

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Protracted extortion negotiations with a hacker threatening to release stolen source code for several Symantec products ended yesterday with the code for pcAnywhere being surfacing on The Pirate Bay. While Symantec has claimed it never had any intention of paying the $50,000 fee, and that the negotiations were part...
Symantec source code hacker: we always planned to release the stolen code

World War II Veterans Must Pay To Sing War Songs

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Music played an important part during World War II. It was used to boost the morale of both soldiers and civilians during the conflict and since then war songs have endured, particularly in the hearts of those that survived the fighting. Although the casualties on all sides during World War...
World War II Veterans Must Pay To Sing War Songs
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