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Thorsten Heins says RIM needs to shape up, seemingly turns to Steve Jobs for inspiration

EU Parlamentarian Gallo: ACTA Dissent 'A Soft Form Of Terrorism'

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Marielle Gallo is probably best known for the Gallo Report, which Techdirt described back in 2010 as a "similarly draconian intellectual property enforcement" to ACTA, with which it has much in common. So it's no surprise that Gallo has been one of the few vocal supporters of ACTA, and it...
EU Parlamentarian Gallo: ACTA Dissent 'A Soft Form Of Terrorism'

FCC invests $10M in new network security but leaves backdoor unlocked

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In August of 2011, while in the middle of upgrading its network security monitoring, the Federal Communications Commission discovered it had already been hacked. Over the next month, the commission's IT staff and outside contractors worked to identify the source of the breach, finding an unspecified number of PCs...
FCC invests $10M in new network security but leaves backdoor unlocked

ACTA Closer To Death: Remaining EU Supporters Contemplate Rejecting It

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Last week we saw the Socialists and Democrats, the second-largest bloc in the European Parliament, turn against ACTA. Combined with the stated position of the Green party there, that means ACTA is closer to being thrown out when the vote for ratification takes place in Brussels this summer. The deciding...
ACTA Closer To Death: Remaining EU Supporters Contemplate Rejecting It

Groups Call On Congress To Explore Fixing DMCA's Broken Anti-Circumvention Provisions

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A bunch of companies (including us) and public interest groups all came together this week to ask Congress to hold hearings to look into fixing the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions, and to recognize that any law that says you don't actually own what you've bought is a big problem. It focuses...
Groups Call On Congress To Explore Fixing DMCA's Broken Anti-Circumvention Provisions

Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees

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Momentum against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continued to build on Thursday as three different committees of the European Parliament voted not to recommend adoption of the treaty. A final vote by the full European Parliament is scheduled for July. The EU-wide votes followed on the heels of a Wednesday vote in...
Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees

Three Key EU Parliament Committees Vote 'Just Say No' To ACTA

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While some have believed that ACTA is already dead in Europe, there are still actual votes to be held, and there have been significant concerns that political trickery might lead to ACTA actually being approved. The first three key votes (from three specific committees) happened today, and while it was...
Three Key EU Parliament Committees Vote 'Just Say No' To ACTA
GOP recommends Lamar Smith, SOPA author and gobal warming critic, as chairman of Science, Space, and Tech committee

ACTA Showdown Coming Up – Man Your Barricades

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For reasons I wrote on TorrentFreak in my last article, ACTA lives or dies globally with the vote in the European Parliament. Therefore, that’s where all our energy should be directed to preserve the liberties of the net and ourselves. It is true that there are other horrific backroom deals...
ACTA Showdown Coming Up – Man Your Barricades

ACTA: Unredacted Docs Show European Commission Negotiation Failures

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This week and next there will be several key votes in European Parliament Committees on ACTA, the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. In advance of these votes, European digital rights group EDRi and AccessNow managed to obtain documents showing European Commission notes on four of the earlier negotiation rounds. The notes,...
ACTA: Unredacted Docs Show European Commission Negotiation Failures

Facebook Exec: 10 Things I 'Hate' About Working Here (FB)

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Yesterday, we republished a note from a ex-Googler explaining the worst part of working at Google: being over-qualified and kind of bored. Today, we found this blog post from Philip Su, who heads up Facebook's London office. It's a sarcastic note about what he "hates" about Facebook. It's from August,...
Facebook Exec: 10 Things I 'Hate' About Working Here (FB)
Keen On… Insane Simplicity: The Obession That Drives Apple’s Success [TCTV]

Will Jurisdictional Fight Slow Down CISPA's Momentum?

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Thanks to a fair bit of propaganda making the rounds, it feels like CISPA -- the cybersecurity bill that seeks to obliterate privacy protections without explaining how that will increase our security -- is on a bit of a fast track towards approval. However a bit of a stumbling block...
Will Jurisdictional Fight Slow Down CISPA's Momentum?

ACTA on life support as key EU committee rejects it

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The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been facing an uphill battle since protests against the treaty broke out across Europe earlier this year. Three different committees of the European Parliament recommended rejection of the treaty last month. Now the fourth—and final—committee to consider the treaty has rejected it by a...
ACTA on life support as key EU committee rejects it
US House Appropriations Committee ignoring requirement to stream and archive hearings

13 ways to nail your pitch to angel investment groups

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Angel in Guisley. Photo via Baldur McAqueen Below I am going to focus on the stuff that I wish I would have know when I started pitching my startup company, Tatango, to angel groups. In addition to giving a few of my ideas, I also asked Eric Pratum, a past...
13 ways to nail your pitch to angel investment groups

ACTA Not Dead Yet: Supporters Make Final Push For EU Approval, May Seek Secret Ballot

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Even as key committees and a bunch of elected officials in the EU Parliament have come out against ACTA, all that really matters is the final vote. And the pro-ACTA forces are making a very big push to get it approved. Some are making arguments on its importance (and pretending...
ACTA Not Dead Yet: Supporters Make Final Push For EU Approval, May Seek Secret Ballot

European Parliament Member Marietje Schaake Explains How Europeans Can Stop ACTA

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As we've been discussing, there's been a lot of misinformation flying around concerning ACTA -- especially in the EU, where it has not yet been officially voted on. While we've tried to explain some of the problems with the agreement, there is still plenty of confusion over what to do...
European Parliament Member Marietje Schaake Explains How Europeans Can Stop ACTA

Midcourse Corrections » An Open Letter To Association Board Members, Committees, Executives http://bit.ly/bztuEL

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Midcourse Corrections » An Open Letter To Association Board Members, Committees, Executives http://bit.ly/bztuEL

RIM Offers Committee Report, Wrestles Cartoon Superheroes

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RIM offered up its independent committee report on splitting the roles of chair and CEO, even as it wrestled with the fallout from its "Bold Team" mascots. - Research In Motion decided to split the roles of chair and CEO after an independent committee found that doing so would constitute...
RIM Offers Committee Report, Wrestles Cartoon Superheroes

There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

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Being among the best in your industry in digital has been shown by a Capgemini Consulting/MIT report to significantly boost profits. So how do you get there? According to Didier Bonnet, Capgemini's Global Practice manager, it's not the common narrative, that young, tech savvy leaders promote technology from the bottom...
There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

Time To Go: Why EU Commissioner De Gucht Has Disqualified Himself From Handling ACTA

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Even though the European Commission has referred ACTA to the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament continues to examine the treaty in its various committees. Earlier this week, the one dealing with International Trade met for a preliminary discussion. One of the key speakers was the Commissioner responsible for...
Time To Go: Why EU Commissioner De Gucht Has Disqualified Himself From Handling ACTA

ACTA Agreement Gets Thumbs Down in EU Parliament

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There are three more nails in ACTA's coffin as three European Parliament committees on Thursday voted to reject the international anti-piracy agreement, ACTA....
ACTA Agreement Gets Thumbs Down in EU Parliament
Vibe, the Anonymous Twitter for Activists, Releases New Version for Big Occupy Wall Street Protest

Northern Ireland Assembly opens up data for developers, researchers and app makers

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The Northern Ireland Assembly is opening up for data fans and developers to take a closer look at its work and consider how this information can be translated for apps or presentations. The open project allows data on the work of the Assembly and its Committees to be published in its...
Northern Ireland Assembly opens up data for developers, researchers and app makers

Clearwire shareholder meeting rescheduled after Dish improves its offer

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Dish's interesting attempt to acquire its way into the wireless data business has taken another turn this evening, thanks to a new development in its bid for Clearwire. Dish upped its offer to $4.40 per share for all of the company's outstanding shares earlier this week, and the Clearwire...
Clearwire shareholder meeting rescheduled after Dish improves its offer

Key EU votes on piracy treaty due

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Three key EU committees are to vote on a controversial anti-piracy treaty which campaigners warn is a threat to internet freedom....
Key EU votes on piracy treaty due

ACTA Vote Tomorrow: Copyright Law Looks Dead, but It Won't Lie Down

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ACTA, the proposed European anti-counterfeit law, is up for vote in European Parliament tomorrow. After widespread protests in the wake of the defeat of SOPA and PIPA in the U.S., four of the major European parties now publicly oppose ACTA. But the largest, the conservative European People’s Party, is now...
ACTA Vote Tomorrow: Copyright Law Looks Dead, but It Won't Lie Down
ACTA fails to gain ITC approval, MEPs vote to reject controversial piracy treaty

Why this mobile gaming vet says HTML5 is not the future

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David Bluhm, President and CEO of Z2Live, speaks at the GeekWire Summit. (© Karen Ducey 2012) The promise of HTML5 has captivated mobile developers for a long time now. But the debate still rages: Should devs spend their time and energy tinkering with HTML5 or moving forward with native apps?...
Why this mobile gaming vet says HTML5 is not the future
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