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Internal DEA document complains it's impossible to intercept iMessages

What ever happened to Google Voice launching in Europe?

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It’s now almost a year since a Google exec told us that the company’s much-praised telephony service Google Voice was being tested in Europe for a future launch. Since that time we’ve heard nothing – so what’s going on? As a reminder, Google Voice offers a central phone number that...
What ever happened to Google Voice launching in Europe?

Drug Enforcement Administration only has 40 TB of electronic storage worldwide

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You may have seen the headlines going around: "Drug charges dropped because of too much evidence" or "Charges dropped against fugitive doctor, because evidence is using too much space on federal servers." It may sound incredible, but it's—at least partially—true. The DEA might really be that crunched for space, with only a...
Drug Enforcement Administration only has 40 TB of electronic storage worldwide

Press Start: Sony reveals PS4 Dualshock details, next Xbox not quite always online and more

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Plus, EA Partners to close, Ambient Studios shuts down and the story of Ridiculous FishingA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.PlayStation DUALSHOCK4 Controller | YouTubePlayStation developers explain some of the key elements of the new Dualshock controller.I like the idea of the speaker on the controller handling...
Press Start: Sony reveals PS4 Dualshock details, next Xbox not quite always online and more

Google searches for criminals in bid to reduce global crime

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Google's pretty much aced searching for your latest whim, so now it's turning its efforts to criminals. Working with the Council on Foreign Relations, the internet giant has been exploring ways of using its technology for the greater good. Yahoo reports that Google Ideas will meet with the CFR...
Google searches for criminals in bid to reduce global crime

US DEA upset it can't break Apple's iMessage encryption

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Officials with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are reportedly frustrated that they cannot crack Apple's iMessage encryption to listen in on suspects....
US DEA upset it can't break Apple's iMessage encryption
DEA can't wiretap iMessages, says they are a 'challenge for intercept'
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DEA Accused Of Leaking Misleading Info Falsely Implying That It Can't Read Apple iMessages

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So this is interesting. Yesterday, CNET had a story revealing a "leaked" Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) memo suggesting that messages sent via Apple's own iMessage system were untappable and were "frustrating" law enforcement. Here's a snippet from that article: Encryption used in Apple's iMessage chat service has stymied attempts by...
DEA Accused Of Leaking Misleading Info Falsely Implying That It Can't Read Apple iMessages
DEA installs license-plate recognition devices near Southwest border

Anti-Piracy Group Already Protesting That UK's Anti-Piracy Law Doesn't Go Far Enough

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History teaches us that representatives of copyright holders will complain about any new development in information or communication technology and try to stop or limit its use. Well, it is no surprise then that, over in the UK, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is claiming that existing, already far-reaching...
Anti-Piracy Group Already Protesting That UK's Anti-Piracy Law Doesn't Go Far Enough
"Own Your Code": Facebook's Engineering Shift Tackles The Problem of Mobile

DEA says it can't intercept iMessage chats

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Apple mentioned back in 2011 that iMessage used encryption to safeguard conversations, but we've never had an exact understanding of how deep the security layer goes. It's deep enough to stymie interception attempts at the DEA, according to an intelligence note gleaned by CNET. The agency warns its staff...
DEA says it can't intercept iMessage chats

Apple Vets Carriers For 4G Performance Before Allowing iPhone 5 To Be Sold As An LTE Device

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Apple wants to ensure that customer experience with its iPhone 5 lives up to what the company is promising, and it will take strong measures to do so, including telling carriers when they can and can’t make the phone’s LTE capabilities available to subscribers. Generally speaking, carriers test to ensure devices meet...
Apple Vets Carriers For 4G Performance Before Allowing iPhone 5 To Be Sold As An LTE Device

Facebook anti-DEA rants spark criminal prosecution

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Federal judge OKs prosecution of man accused of posting anti-police rants on Facebook, saying dismissing criminal charges on free speech grounds would be "inappropriate." [Read more]...
Facebook anti-DEA rants spark criminal prosecution

The U.S. Government is Annoyed That It Can't Break Into Apple's iMessage

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(Photo via Flickr.) The technology behind iMessage, Apple’s built-in chat service, is so complex that not even our nuclear-armed government can crack it. According to an internal memo issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and obtained by CNET, the government agency conceded that it can’t hack into the heavily encrypted software...
The U.S. Government is Annoyed That It Can't Break Into Apple's iMessage

UK ISPs Lose Their Challenge To The Digital Economy Act; Entertainment Industry Responds Condescendingly

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UK ISPs BT and Talktalk challenged the Digital Economy Act soon after it was passed, complaining about how the law was approved, about the implementation details and how it would put them at a competitive disadvantage. Unfortunately, the final appeal in that lawsuit has been rejected, and the ISPs may...
UK ISPs Lose Their Challenge To The Digital Economy Act; Entertainment Industry Responds Condescendingly

What Megatrends in Health Care Mean for the U.S. Agenda

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The megatrends in global health care selected by the Harvard Business Review highlight a stark reality: Health care is changing rapidly and — unless we do the right things and do them well, care will become entirely unaffordable. In the United States, the new law to reform health insurance is...
What Megatrends in Health Care Mean for the U.S. Agenda

Microsoft to replace Hotmail ads–with Deals

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In a post today on Marketing Land, Greg Sterling is reporting that Microsoft is replacing conventional display ads in Hotmail with ads for Deals, including Bing Deals and MSN Offers.  The switch, which is being tested in selected cities, won’t be appearing everywhere, at least not yet.  However, Sterling says...
Microsoft to replace Hotmail ads–with Deals

New Details of UK Piracy Monitoring Plan Made Public

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The anti-piracy elements of the UK’s controversial and much-delayed Digital Economy Act are continuing their slow march to implementation with the publication of OFCOM’s updated Initial Obligations Code today. As the DEA dictates, ISP accounts linked to peer-to-peer infringements will be subject to receiving a series of notifications warning the...
New Details of UK Piracy Monitoring Plan Made Public

DEA upset by inability to intercept Apple iMessage content

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration is complaining that it can't intercept content on Apple's iMessage service, even with a warrant, according to an internal note obtained by CNet. "On February 21, 2013, the DEA San Jose Resident Office (SJRO) learned that text messages sent via iMessages between Apple products (iPhone,...
DEA upset by inability to intercept Apple iMessage content

Abusing Copyright To Stifle Dissent & Censor Critics

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Dan Bull is known for his protests against draconian copyright legislation such as SOPA and ACTA, and this week it once again became clear what he’s fighting for. After Bull responded to a “ridiculous” lawsuit brought by rapper Lord Finesse against his colleague Mac Miller, the critical response was censored...
Abusing Copyright To Stifle Dissent & Censor Critics

University of Glasgow scientists print drugs in 3D, pave the way for in-home pharmacies

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Breaking Bad in 3D? If recent work by a team of University of Glasgow scientists persists, that could soon be a hard reality -- just without the glasses. Taking what's typically been the province of sanitized laboratories and moving it outside, the group's devised an efficient method that makes...
University of Glasgow scientists print drugs in 3D, pave the way for in-home pharmacies
Appsfire 4.0 Combines Discovery And Deals Into A Fast New Recommendation Service For Apps

Investment in software companies tops $3 billion in the third quarter of 2012

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The software industry received $3.3 billion in funding during the third quarter of 2012, according to a dataset created by WhoGotFunded. This accounted for just over a quarter of all investments made throughout the same period. In comparison, venture capitalists put forward $12.5 billion through 1,046 funding deals worldwide during July,...
Investment in software companies tops $3 billion in the third quarter of 2012

FBI, DEA warn IPv6 could shield criminals from police

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FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials say IPv6 may erode their ability to trace Internet addresses -- and warn new laws may be necessary if industry doesn't do more. [Read more]...
FBI, DEA warn IPv6 could shield criminals from police
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