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Marco Rubio: The Conscience of a Florida Conservative

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Marco Rubio: The Conscience of a Florida Conservative

Lawsuit Over Who Gets Starbucks Tips

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Cross-posted from I imagine Mr. Pink doesn't tip at Starbucks. Hell, I don't "tip" at Starbucks. Occasionally, I don't feel like having 30 cents clanging around in my pocket all day, so I throw it in the tip jar. But there's only so much I can pay for a...
Lawsuit Over Who Gets Starbucks Tips

The result of haste: Six CISPA cosponsors didn’t vote for the bill

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Well, if you needed more evidence that CISPA was rushed out the gate faster than a bovine in a hurry, try this on for size, via The Hill: Four Democratic and two Republican cosponsors of the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) reversed course and voted against the bill...
The result of haste: Six CISPA cosponsors didn’t vote for the bill
WikiLeaks tears apart 'We Steal Secrets' documentary in full annotated transcript

Forget armchair activism, new app Buycott helps people shop with a conscience

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In theory, most of us are opposed to the idea of esoteric chemicals and other potentially toxic things in our food. When pressed, not many people are going to say “I hate the environment and prefer to eat chemical-laden packaged foods.” But in practice, that’s not always how it works...
Forget armchair activism, new app Buycott helps people shop with a conscience
Tablets set to torch PCs in holiday electronics sales

Internet of Things Explained (Video)

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IBM's Smarter Planet team has created a great 5 minute video explaining the emerging trend of Internet of Things, an exciting topic ReadWriteWeb has and will continue to cover frequently and in depth. Internet of Things is about, as the video explains, the coming future when there are more "things"...
Internet of Things Explained (Video)
7 Reasons To Switch To Firefox, The Browser With A Conscience

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

iPhone 5 chemical study shows a green Apple, leaves room for improvement

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Eventually, that shiny new iPhone 5 will have to meet its untimely end, whether it's in a landfill or (preferably) a recycling company's machinery. When it does, you'll at least be glad to know that Apple has kept the toxin levels down. HealthyStuff and iFixit have dissected the extra...
iPhone 5 chemical study shows a green Apple, leaves room for improvement

Apple licenses Swiss railway clock for iOS 6, knows what time it is

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When Swiss federal railway organization SBB and the Mondaine Group pointed out that the iOS 6 clock face looked remarkably like theirs, they weren't so much upset as clearing their throat politely -- it would be nice to get credit, if you don't mind. That kindness has been met...
Apple licenses Swiss railway clock for iOS 6, knows what time it is

Bringing Craigslist Back

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I’ve been wrestling with whether to bring back Craigslist listings in the search results. I’ve found a way to include them that I’m told is legally kosher since it doesn’t touch their servers at all, but it still seems somewhat dickish to go against their wishes in this, and I’ve...
Bringing Craigslist Back

Intellectual Ventures Responds To This American Life & President Obama By... Filing More Patent Lawsuits

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Ah, Intellectual Ventures. Over the weekend, This American Life ran their report updating a critical look at Intellectual Ventures from two years ago by showing that the shell company, whose patent IV had insisted was a perfect example of IV helping small inventors get their due was (a) completely bunk...
Intellectual Ventures Responds To This American Life & President Obama By... Filing More Patent Lawsuits
Farewell DEMO, it's been an incredible ride

Growing Too Big for a Conscience

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Google came up with "Don't be evil" in 2000, but recently the company, now with $38 billion in revenue, has had to counter complaints that it invaded consumer privacy. Is it possible for a company that has grown big and faces aggressive competitors to not appear evil?...
Growing Too Big for a Conscience

The Best Gadgets Of 2012 (So Far) (AAPL)

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We're at the halfway point of 2012, with a whole slew of new devices coming out in the first six months of the year. Not surprisingly, Apple is still at the top of its game with the new iPad and a huge update to the iPhone's software in the pipeline....
The Best Gadgets Of 2012 (So Far) (AAPL)

The Case Against Aaron Swartz Was Complete Garbage

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As I stated in my initial post about Aaron Swartz's death, I don't think it's fair to "blame" the DOJ or others on Aaron's suicide -- just as I don't think it's fair to blame anyone's suicide on a third party, no matter how horrible their actions. That said, the...
The Case Against Aaron Swartz Was Complete Garbage

Today is your last day to grab Expand tickets at extra-early bird pricing!

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That's right folks -- tonight, at 11:55PM PT, the special discount on Expand tickets is set to expire. Don't fret just yet, because you still have time to order tickets at the rock bottom price of $75, before they climb into the more expensive $100 price range. There, now...
Today is your last day to grab Expand tickets at extra-early bird pricing!
Playing 'Civilization': a decade of peace and war
Why developers should start choosing conscience over profit

The difference between being a founder and a hired CEO

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When I founded my own startup, I thought I knew what I was getting into: after all, I had been a senior manager at eBay, managing director at Gumtree and chief operating officer at Zoopla. But since starting Adzuna in 2011, I’ve realized that being a founder can be very,...
The difference between being a founder and a hired CEO

LISTEN: 14-Year-Old Girl Pleads With Maryland To Vote Against Gay Marriage

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Whether or not same-sex marriage will be legalized in Maryland remains to be seen, but one local girl has made her stance on the issue clear. The girl, who identifies herself as Sarah and says she is home-schooled, told Maryland's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee that not only was it her...
LISTEN: 14-Year-Old Girl Pleads With Maryland To Vote Against Gay Marriage

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

Apple and Foxconn agree to drastically improve working conditions following Fair Labor Association report

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The Fair Labor Association has released its findings from the lengthy investigation of working conditions at Foxconn's Chinese plants where Apple products are made. While the PR and report largely avoid over the top rhetoric and direct condemnations of the companies, they hardly paint a rosy picture either. The...
Apple and Foxconn agree to drastically improve working conditions following Fair Labor Association report

Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

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The person responsible for disclosing details on the growth of U.S. government surveillance programs that exploded into public view last week has identified himself as 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a technology contractor working at the U.S. National Security Agency.In an article disclosing his identity in the Guardian newspaper, with which...
Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

Ethical Shopping and the Guilt Trip: A Love Story

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After the Founder Showcase in San Francisco on Tuesday night, I was in a bar chatting to Adriana Herrera about her shopping-with-a-conscience startup, Fashioning Change. The company’s goal, she said, was to direct consumers to environmentally friendly and ethical purchase choices for “on and in your body”. “Oh!,” I replied,...
Ethical Shopping and the Guilt Trip: A Love Story

Adobe: “Go Screw Yourself Apple”

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The claws are out. Adobe’s Platform Evangelist, Lee Brimelow retaliated today with a post on his Flash Blog. Brimelow holds little back, lambasting the company for trying to exert a “tyrannical control over developers…more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade against Adobe.” He says any real...
Adobe: “Go Screw Yourself Apple”
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