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Stuxnet admission likely to have foreign policy consequences

Google to stop censoring Chinese search results 'soon,' China warns of consequences

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Google to stop censoring Chinese search results 'soon,' China warns of consequences
Is Bigger Better? Facebook Mobile Redesign Spikes Data Usage by 50%

US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

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This is hardly a surprise given the decade-long history we've gone through concerning the US's attempts to screw over Antigua by violating a trade agreement, and then ignoring, repeatedly, efforts by the WTO to make things right. Given that the WTO gave initial permission for Antigua to set up shop...
US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

Apple vs. Samsung Verdict: Preliminary Injunction Hearing, Possible Consequences, and an Appeal

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Now with the verdict of the Apple vs. Samsung patent lawsuit fallen clearly on Apple's side, the next step will be a hearing on preliminary injunctions to stop sales of the infringing Samsung devices. The Verge reports that the hearing will take place on September 20th after Apple submits its...
Apple vs. Samsung Verdict: Preliminary Injunction Hearing, Possible Consequences, and an Appeal

Microsoft really wants students to use Office 365, offers 6 months free & 20GB SkyDrive storage

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Microsoft has launched a new campaign to hook students on Office 365 University by offering up six months of the service and an extra 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage for free....
Microsoft really wants students to use Office 365, offers 6 months free & 20GB SkyDrive storage

The real-life consequences of a Facebook unfriending

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Research from the University of Colorado in Denver suggests that if someone unfriends you on Facebook, you may end up avoiding them in real life. [Read more]...
The real-life consequences of a Facebook unfriending
Searching for meaning in distant solar systems
EU Parliament rejects ACTA

Kaspersky founder warns nations face growing cyberattack threats

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State-of-the-art cyberweapons are now powerful enough to severely disrupt nations and the organizations responsible for their critical infrastructure, Kaspersky Lab founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky says. The comments were made in a recent speech to a select audience of UK police, politicians and CSOs. That Kaspersky was invited to...
Kaspersky founder warns nations face growing cyberattack threats

ZTE sends 400Gbps over 5,000 kilometers

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Showing off its optical networking prowess, ZTE has completed at test that managed speeds at 400Gbps over a distance of more than 5,000 kilometers, or about 3,100 miles.The growth of data volumes and speeds in both fixed and wireless networks have consequences for all parts of operator networks, including...
ZTE sends 400Gbps over 5,000 kilometers

Idiot users still intentionally opening, clicking on spam

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Internet users are still opening their spam e-mail with abandon and clicking the links and/or opening the attachments within. These are the latest findings from the Ipsos Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), which found once again that people continue to practice poor e-mail habits despite awareness of the consequences....
Idiot users still intentionally opening, clicking on spam

How patent trolling went mainstream

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Patent trolling has gone mainstream. Last year, small companies began receiving threatening letters from firms with inscrutable names, such as AdzPro LLC, AllLed LLC and GosNel LLC. The senders claimed to own a patent that covered the concept of scanning a document and then sending it by e-mail --something almost...
How patent trolling went mainstream
Going Public Has Changed Mark Zuckerberg...Finally

Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

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Alan Cleaver Hackers penetrated network servers belonging to Opera Software, stole at least one digital certificate, and then used it to distribute malware that incorrectly appeared to be published by the browser maker. The attack was uncovered, halted, and contained on June 19, according to a short advisory that Opera...
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

New Foxconn report: no consequences if violations persist

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A workers rights group notes that workplace abuses have continued for years even after Apple itself has reported many of the same problems detailed in the new Fair Labor Association audit. [Read more]...
New Foxconn report: no consequences if violations persist

US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

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The US entertainment industry is pushing to introduce regulations that would allow content owners to legally send out malware to individuals that are believed to involved with copying digital content. That’s according to the the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property which presented a new 84-page report – spotted by Boing Boing –...
US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers
Unfriending and private profiles the new trends on social networks

A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

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If Microsoft really is considering its own "Surface" smartphone, the business decision would be a callous, cold-hearted one that could alienate future partners and leave just two other manufacturers of Windows Phones. But as history has shown, this kind of bold move could pay off. Boy Genius Report claimed Tuesday that...
A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

RT @Mike_FTW: LOVE THIS. Consequences of gay marriage: http://twitpic.com/1ugb2g (via one of my moms; @halvorson)

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RT @Mike_FTW: LOVE THIS. Consequences of gay marriage: http://twitpic.com/1ugb2g (via one of my moms; @halvorson)

Torrent-less Pirate Bay Sees Massive Drop in Bandwith

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Last week The Pirate Bay deleted all popular .torrent files from its site, replacing them with so-called magnet links. This means that instead of downloading the .torrent files directly from a central server, they will be downloaded from other BitTorrent users instead. One of the consequences of this move is...
Torrent-less Pirate Bay Sees Massive Drop in Bandwith

Google's European conundrum: When does privacy mean censorship?

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Though Google is a U.S. company, its American rights don't transpose across the pond. A court case will determine whether Google has to comply with EU law, which could have far-reaching consequences for European users. [Read more]...
Google's European conundrum: When does privacy mean censorship?

So which bright spark thought of smart meters?

www.guardian.co.uk
There's a good case for rethinking the way we supply and charge for electricity, but the government's take on smart meters is a recipe for disasterThose whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make smart. "Smart" is an interesting adjective, as evidenced by the OED's extensive entry for it....
So which bright spark thought of smart meters?

Cloud Computing To Save Europe, Or Just Iceland?

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Cloud computing has been presented as the new economic weapon for bringing economic prosperity to Europe, if you believe the new cloud computing strategy from the European Commission. An additional € 957 billion ($1,236 billion) is expected to be earned in the EU by 2020, along with an additional 3.8...
Cloud Computing To Save Europe, Or Just Iceland?

Samsung leverages jury verdict and preliminary ITC ruling against Apple's FRAND theories

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We are now less than two months away from the big Apple v. Samsung post-trial hearing at which the parties will try to convince Judge Koh of their positions on what consequences the jury trial should have (or whether there should be a whole new trial, which is Samsung's preference)....
Samsung leverages jury verdict and preliminary ITC ruling against Apple's FRAND theories
Facebook: Go forth, Chat Heads, and tell everyone that we've improved at mobile

Kristol: ‘Better’ for US to attack Iran than if Israel did

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The Obama administration should be seriously considering a strike on Iran, according to neoconservative Fox News contributor Bill Kristol.An Israeli Deputy Defense Minister said last week that he expected Israel would have to attack Iran within a year. Kristol believes it would be better for the US to attack first."I...
Kristol: ‘Better’ for US to attack Iran than if Israel did

Oh, So Here’s Why Kickstarter Lets Projects Get Overfunded

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"Double Fine Adventure" cocreator Tim Schafer, with Cookie Monster. (Kickstarter) We mourned the loss of a few good jellyfish earlier this month when an overfunded Kickstarter-backed jellyfish tank proved fatal. At the time, we noted that with many Kickstarter projects that go wrong, the effect is amplified if the project...
Oh, So Here’s Why Kickstarter Lets Projects Get Overfunded

@facebook.com e-mail plague chokes phone address books

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The splash damage from Facebook's forced addition of @facebook.com e-mail addresses to users' profiles has carried over to phone contacts. Users who have given Facebook permission to sync information from the site to their phone's contacts have noticed that since the great e-mail address donation, legitimate e-mail address entries have...
@facebook.com e-mail plague chokes phone address books

Vint Cerf: Google services need a degree of anonymity, and they deliver it

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Google has drawn flak for wanting much of our access to its services linked under a single Google+ identity -- and preferably a real one. However, company internet evangelist Vint Cerf argues that Google shouldn't (and doesn't) cross a line in the sand on user anonymity. He contends in...
Vint Cerf: Google services need a degree of anonymity, and they deliver it
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