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Google invests in digital signature company DocuSign

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Google has staked some cash on the market for digital signatures on electronic documents with a venture capital investment in DocuSign, the companies announced Tuesday....
Google invests in digital signature company DocuSign

Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad

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For industry people who keep up with the daily tech blog cycle of incremental feature updates, startup launches, and seed funding stories, it can be easy to lose sight of how tech has really changed how the world operates. So sometimes, it’s fun to just step back and realize how...
Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad
"Flame" malware was signed by rogue Microsoft certificate

White House Petition Platform is Making it Easier to Mine Data on Trekkies, Gun Nuts and Assorted Wackos

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If we’re talking about engagement, the White House online petition platform We the People has already been a resounding success: In the last two months of 2012 alone, users appended 4.9 digital signatures to more than 73,000 petitions on such matters as gun laws, the war in Afghanistan and the...
White House Petition Platform is Making it Easier to Mine Data on Trekkies, Gun Nuts and Assorted Wackos

Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

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Same-day shipping became the big retailer craze this holiday season. Why? As the New York Times points out, retailers are living in fear of Amazon.com and trying to match what the online retailer offers. The fear factor — Wal-Mart once had a trance on retail. Now it’s Amazon.com. But it’s not just retail that...
Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack

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Thirty percent of the world’s nuclear power is produced in the United States at 104 reactors concentrated on the Eastern seaboard. What if the Flame and Stuxnet viruses that wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear efforts were repurposed by unfriendly nations to attack the U.S.? Recent stories have come out showing...
What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack

Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro advances the paperless office concept, but also highlights obstacles

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In addition to being a lethal enemy of trees, paper is the enemy of businesses' productivity, according to Adobe. Adobe's new Acrobat XI Pro portable document format software aims to do both parties a favor by making it easier to work without using paper. Of course, the trees are...
Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro advances the paperless office concept, but also highlights obstacles
Glider Launches At Disrupt NY With SaaS That Automates Approving And Signing Contracts, Adds Intelligence To Deal Flow
LogMeIn throws its hat into cloud storage ring
BringGoogleBack.com and KeepGoogleReader.com beg Google to reconsider killing Reader

Quote Roller raises $655,000 to help salespeople create better proposals and close deals faster

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Quote Roller, a startup from – of all places – Belarus, has secured $655,000 in seed funding to support its expansion to the United States and to enhance its cloud-based software for sales proposals. Indeed, Quote Roller helps companies create, send and process better sales proposals, in order to win...
Quote Roller raises $655,000 to help salespeople create better proposals and close deals faster

Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

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To avoid breaking any hearts later on in this post, I’m going to put the restriction up top: This only works in San Francisco. You can cry now. Today Postmates launched Get It Now, a service that will deliver anything that you want, to you, in under an hour. Think about that:...
Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

Magic Signatures?

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So I’ve been reading up a bit on the Salmon Protocol… and in particular this one part called “Magic Signatures“… which is essentially supposed to be a simpler way of encoding digital signatures within an XML structure (as opposed to XML-DSIG). In all actuality, it’s just a way of representing...
Magic Signatures?

Cliqset and Status.net Support Salmon Protocol for Comments Migration

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As Marshall Kirkpatrick noted in a post on ReadWriteWeb this morning, the Salmon Protocol project we first introduced back in October of 2009 looks like it is progressing beyond the planning stages, as it has been integrated in two small, but influential social networking sites, Status.net and Cliqset - both...
Cliqset and Status.net Support Salmon Protocol for Comments Migration
Investor: Symantec and McAfee need to scrap anti-virus roots and pivot

100K signatures now needed before White House comments on Death Star plans

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A few days ago, the White House found itself explaining why it has no plans to build a Death Star. That's because of the Obama administration's "We the People" petition site, which promises a response to any petition that gets at least 25,000 signatures, no matter how wacky. The...
100K signatures now needed before White House comments on Death Star plans

Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks

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Microsoft Microsoft has revoked more than two dozen digital certificates used to prove its wares are genuine after discovering some of them could be subject to the same types of attacks orchestrated by the designers of the Flame espionage malware. Tuesday's revocation of 28 certificates is part of a...
Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks

Petition to 'Fix' Apple's Bonjour Technology Now Online

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The petition asking for changes to Apple's Bonjour and Airplay technologies is now online and accepting digital signatures until Aug. 10....
Petition to 'Fix' Apple's Bonjour Technology Now Online

Petition to pardon Edward Snowden passes 100,000 signatures, forcing White House response

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A petition demanding the US government pardons Edward Snowden, the former NSA agent whose leaks revealed the existence of the PRISM program and other spying revalations, has passed the 100,000 digital ‘signatures’ required to force a response from the President’s Office. The timing of the milestone is impeccible since, yesterday, the...
Petition to pardon Edward Snowden passes 100,000 signatures, forcing White House response
OneID attempt to kill the password, gets $7M from Khosla Ventures

Hackers compromise Adobe server, use it to digitally sign malicious files

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Adobe plans to revoke a code-signing certificate after hackers compromised one of the company's internal servers and used it to digitally sign two malicious utilities. "We received the malicious utilities in the late evening of Sept. 12 from a single, isolated (unnamed) source," Wiebke Lips, senior manager of corporate...
Hackers compromise Adobe server, use it to digitally sign malicious files

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

Finnish Act Lets The Public Send Bills To Parliament, Volunteer Group Makes It Easy

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Reactions to the White House's We the People initiative have been mixed, but it is certainly one small step in the right direction. In Finland, they're taking a giant leap: letting citizens pass complete bills directly to parliament. The Citizen's Initiative Act, which came into effect this month, requires Parliament...
Finnish Act Lets The Public Send Bills To Parliament, Volunteer Group Makes It Easy

‘Nightmare’ scenario: Flame virus spreads by hijacking Microsoft’s Windows Update

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The fake digital signature that helped the virus spread by appearing to come from Microsoft. (Kaspersky Lab) Windows Update is Microsoft’s tried-and-true method of distributing security patches to protect computers around the world from malicious code. However, researchers investigating the mysterious Flame virus have discovered that it can spread by...
‘Nightmare’ scenario: Flame virus spreads by hijacking Microsoft’s Windows Update

Microsoft halts posting new Windows Phone apps after some refuse to install on older devices

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Microsoft may face a few uncomfortable questions at Build this fall. A bug in digital signatures resulting from the Windows Phone Dev Center rollout is preventing a "small percentage" of apps in the Windows Phone Store, including not-so-insignificant titles like WhatsApp and Microsoft's own Translator, from installing on older...
Microsoft halts posting new Windows Phone apps after some refuse to install on older devices

No Good Can Come Of Any Cybersecurity Bill Without A Clear Definition Of The Problem

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With CISPA dead (mercifully) from a critical case of Senate disinterest, the conversation has inevitably turned to what the next cybersecurity bill should look like. Over at Wired, Julian Sanchez has laid out some guidelines for a cybersecurity bill that actually works, achieving the stated goals of CISPA without butchering...
No Good Can Come Of Any Cybersecurity Bill Without A Clear Definition Of The Problem

Adobe ships Acrobat XI featuring new cloud services

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Adobe is shipping Acrobat XI, a new version of its cross-platform PDF authoring and viewing software, featuring augmented tools for cloud services such as online forms and digital signatures. Acrobat XI's features are designed to make it easier to edit PDF documents and export them to Microsoft Office applications....
Adobe ships Acrobat XI featuring new cloud services

Google Invests in Digital Signature Company DocuSign

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Google has staked some cash on the market for digital signatures on electronic documents with a venture capital investment in DocuSign, the companies announced......
Google Invests in Digital Signature Company DocuSign

More on Magic Signatures…

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So the other day I kind of glossed over why the Salmon Protocols idea of “Magic Signatures” is flawed… I wanted to expand on that just a little… Fundamentally it goes back to one very simple and basic principle of Digital Signatures: Only What Is Signed Is Secure. With Magic...
More on Magic Signatures…

Boot up: smartphone leaders, insecure power?, tablet forecast grows, Argyll & Bute deconstructed and more

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Plus RIM chiefs' payoffs, the fundamentalists of gaming, what Microsoft needs to do next and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSamsung ships 43m smartphones in Q1, dwarfs HTC and Motorola >> Ars TechnicaABI Research says: Apple shipped 35m handsets...
Boot up: smartphone leaders, insecure power?, tablet forecast grows, Argyll & Bute deconstructed and more
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