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13 million US Facebook users have no idea how much information they’re sharing with the public

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Facebook’s privacy settings can sometimes be a source of confusion for the social network’s millions of users, and in the US, nearly 13 million of them are either unaware of, or simply don’t use, the privacy controls the site offers. In a recent study, Consumer Reports shows exactly why that...
13 million US Facebook users have no idea how much information they’re sharing with the public
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How the Technology Behind Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire

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The afternoon of May 6, 2010 was among the strangest in economic history. Starting at 2:42 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones stock index fell 600 points in just 6 minutes. Its nadir represented the deepest single-day decline in that market's 114-year history. By 3:07 p.m., the index had rebounded....
How the Technology Behind Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire

Young File-Sharers Respond To Tough Laws By Buying a VPN

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Faced with the almost impossible task of physically restricting people’s activities online, during recent years authorities and copyright holders have sought to have legislation tightened up, to encourage citizens towards a path of “doing the right thing” through the fear of more and more serious consequences. In Sweden, the results...
Young File-Sharers Respond To Tough Laws By Buying a VPN

For cold water corals, warming is beating acidification to drive a growth spurt

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The release of excess CO2 from the combustion of fossil fuels, deforestation, and other processes doesn’t just affect our air; it also affects our oceans. The oceans absorb as much as 30 percent of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which lowers their pH. Thus, our emissions have...
For cold water corals, warming is beating acidification to drive a growth spurt

On Privacy in Social Networks: The Provider's Perspective

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Editor's note: This is the second story in a three-part series by Alex Korth on privacy. Read the first post: On Privacy in Social Networks: What Drives Users? Most of the time, providers of social networks are commercial enterprises. Developing, bootstrapping and running a social network comes with very...
On Privacy in Social Networks: The Provider's Perspective
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Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

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Anyone who has spent much time online, especially on Internet message boards of any kind, will be aware of Rickrolling. It’s an incredibly simple concept. The meme is based on a bait and switch, whereby someone posts a hyperlink which allegedly provides content relevant to the current discussion, but in...
Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

52% of smartphone videos are watched at home as users become device-agnostic, study finds

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Over half of smartphone videos are viewed at home, a new study reports. A partnership between online video tech company Tremor Video and consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates, it focuses on shifting content consuming habits in the US. Its key findings can be summarized in one sentence: “In essence, we’ve discovered that the...
52% of smartphone videos are watched at home as users become device-agnostic, study finds

Give this app your embarrassing photos and it blackmails you into getting things done

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Much like GymPact, which lets users put cash on the line to encourage themselves to exercise, Aherk! is “goal-oriented self-blackmail.” Yes, for all you procrastinators out there, if you really want to get things done you know it takes motivation — and what’s better motivation than the threat of leaking...
Give this app your embarrassing photos and it blackmails you into getting things done

One on One: Andrew Keen, Author of 'Digital Vertigo'

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Andrew Keen, author and technology reporter, discusses his new book, "Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us." He says the tragedy of the Web is the unthinking acceptance that free works. "It doesn't! The consequences have been very problematic. You have trashy products and...
One on One: Andrew Keen, Author of 'Digital Vertigo'
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Facebook's Promoted Posts - a challenge for indie music businesses in the north

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With all the problems surrounding Facebook's launch on the stock market, initially a moment of glory but soon afterwards the opposite, it may come as little surprise that the bright entrepreneurial minds over in Silicon Valley have come up with a new method of extracting money from the pockets of...
Facebook's Promoted Posts - a challenge for indie music businesses in the north

60% of American parents secretly access their teens’ Facebook profiles

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Teens, get ready to slam your bedroom doors and start pouting, because new research suggests that it’s common practice for your parents to spy on you by secretly accessing your Facebook account. In the U.S., 60 percent of parents access teens’ Facebook profiles without their knowledge, and moms are...
60% of American parents secretly access their teens’ Facebook profiles
Amazon Yanks 5,000 Kindle IPG Titles In Fight Over Terms

Cyberrisks to U.S. electric grid a matter of timing

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Co-chairman of North American Energy Standards Board committee says that unless digital signatures used in the industry are made more secure, the consequences could be disastrous. [Read more]...
Cyberrisks to U.S. electric grid a matter of timing

The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder

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Algorithms are shaping how we see the world around us, with big consequences. What a machine thinks we need to know can become what we fear....
The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder

@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

Daily Report: Amazon Set to Shake Industry by Cutting E-Book Prices

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The government's decision to pursue major publishers on antitrust charges has put the Internet retailer Amazon.com in a powerful position, David Streitfeld reports in Thursday's New York Times. The nation's largest bookseller may now get to decide how much an e-book will cost, and the book world is quaking over...
Daily Report: Amazon Set to Shake Industry by Cutting E-Book Prices

'60 Minutes' profiles threat posed by Stuxnet

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Former U.S. intelligence officials and computer security experts warn of the potential problems and consequences that accompany this relatively new type of weapon in cyberwarfare. [Read more]...
'60 Minutes' profiles threat posed by Stuxnet

DuckDuckGo: The default search engine for Anonymous

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For reasons unknown, the famous and perhaps infamous hacker group Anonymous has released its own operating system, dubbed Anonymous-OS. And just as this news broke, I noticed something peculiar in one of the screenshots on the project’s blog. As you can see below, DuckDuckGo, complete with its playful name and goofy logo, is...
DuckDuckGo: The default search engine for Anonymous
Facebook faces far-reaching consequences for tampering with user email addresses
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Spanish Recording Industry Lobbyists Sue Professor For Highlighting Its Monopolistic Practices

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Yet again, we're left scratching our heads at the basic failure of recording industry lobbyists to think about the consequences of their actions. The latest is that Promusicae, the Spanish recording industry lobbying group that is associated with the IFPI (which, itself is associated with the RIAA) has sued Spanish...
Spanish Recording Industry Lobbyists Sue Professor For Highlighting Its Monopolistic Practices

As Facebook’s stock slides, the value of its Instagram deal falls below $1 billion

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Facebook is off over 7% today, at the time of writing, with its stock valued at $29.42. That puts the total value of the company at nearly exactly the $63 billion mark. For investors in its initial public offering, that’s a rough price to stomach. Remember: many retail investors got...
As Facebook’s stock slides, the value of its Instagram deal falls below $1 billion

Google Street View's WiFi snooping triggers renewed scrutiny in the UK

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You remember that little Street View privacy problem that Google had back in 2010? Authorities in the UK sure do and Mountain View's gonna have some serious splainin' to do if the Information Commissioner's Office has anything to say about it. Big G initially denied that its cars were...
Google Street View's WiFi snooping triggers renewed scrutiny in the UK

You're calling that a troll? Are you winding me up? | James Ball

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Real trolling can have charm – a childish, even funny act of provocation. It's certainly never used to include vicious abuse"When I use a word,' said Humpty Dumpty to Alice, of Wonderland fame, "it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less." The words of...
You're calling that a troll? Are you winding me up? | James Ball

Why Tomorrow's Apple Conference Call Is A Really Big Deal

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Apple has announced a conference call for tomorrow morning at 9 AM eastern time to discuss plans the company has for its large cash* stockpile. A recent Moody's analysis of corporate cash positions underscored why this is such a huge deal: Apple alone represents $64 billion or 36% of the...
Why Tomorrow's Apple Conference Call Is A Really Big Deal
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