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Enraged by abusive lawsuits, anonymous troll slayers fight back

NFL players tweet to bosses: Are you blind?

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The sheer embarrassment of last night's Seattle-Green Bay game, where replacement refs needed their eyes replaced, causes players to express open hostility to their bosses on Twitter. [Read more]...
NFL players tweet to bosses: Are you blind?

Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard update adds public transport, Apple Maps and iPhone 5 support

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Navigon's gearing up for tomorrow's big day by updating its, erm, Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard apps. The refreshed software adds support for the iPhone 5's new 4-inch display as well as baking in public transport listings to Cupertino's presently underwhelming mapping offering. It's also gaining the promised "last mile"...
Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard update adds public transport, Apple Maps and iPhone 5 support
Interactive 'posters' from Japan will react to being kissed

What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

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The saga concerning the DOJ scooping up phone records of Associated Press has continued to expand. The DOJ sent a quick and rather disingenuous letter in response to the AP's complaint. In it, the DOJ -- contrary to its own history of abusive practices concerning reporter phone records -- insists...
What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

Today in Tech: Has Facebook stopped innovating?

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Also: Tim Cook's 2012 compensation; how eyeglasses-startup Warby Parker changed retail. The real reason Facebook should worry this week. (Hint: It's not privacy, Wall Street, or terms of service) [PANDO DAILY] The catalyst of late was the release of Poke-- a rip off of surging Snapchat. When it launched a...
Today in Tech: Has Facebook stopped innovating?

What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever linked to?

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After Tory MP Rob Wilson accidentally linked to hardcore porn on Twitter, we want to know if you've done similarly embarrassing things - I know I have ..."It has caused me some embarrassment" - that's how Rob Wilson, the Conservative MP for Reading East, has described having accidentally tweeted a...
What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever linked to?

Indian court cancels telecom licences after corruption scandal

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Court rules that 122 2G licences must be scrapped, which could spell the end of some of the smaller mobile phone firmsIndia's top court has ordered the government to cancel 122 licences granted to mobile phone companies during an irregular sale, that has been branded one of India's largest corruption...
Indian court cancels telecom licences after corruption scandal

Anti-Piracy Lawyers “An Embarrassment To Creative Rights Industry”

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Anti-Piracy Lawyers “An Embarrassment To Creative Rights Industry”

Thanks to Facebook, Now You'll Know Who's Ignoring Your Posts to That One Group

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Courtesy: Facebook.com Facebook, in an apparent effort to fulfill dreams of becoming the creepiest social networking site, announced today that members of a group will now be able to see who has read their posts to that group. While this feature won’t be on your newsfeed–not yet, anyway–it will make it...
Thanks to Facebook, Now You'll Know Who's Ignoring Your Posts to That One Group
Fear For Your Safety, Not Your Privacy

Apple's map woes continue as media, users pile on

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Apple's decision to go with its own mapping solution for iOS 6 has turned into something of an embarrassment, even as the company's iPhone 5 racks up phenomenal sales. What began with some scattered reports of shortcomings in iOS 6's maps has turned into a veritable deluge of criticism and...
Apple's map woes continue as media, users pile on

Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline

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So Rupert Murdoch finally hints in public at what he has been saying in private for 30 years or more: does the Sun really need Page 3?His tweet is anything but definitive. He uses the word "considering" and I recall him saying much the same when I was present in...
Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline
How Long Will Apple Shareholders Have To Endure This Humiliating Embarrassment (AAPL)

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300TL coming to Germany and Austria with LTE in tow

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Our thoughts on the Transformer Pad TF300 were mostly positive when we reviewed it back in April. A lot has happened since then and, while its unlikely to still be at the top of our 10-inch heap, a helping of LTE will go a long way towards keeping it...
ASUS Transformer Pad TF300TL coming to Germany and Austria with LTE in tow

Yes, Someone Actually Funded A Sex-Toy Subscription Startup

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For people who want to avoid the embarrassment of strolling down the aisles of their local sex store, Boink Box will deliver a box of sex toys to their house every month. The model is called subscription-commerce, and it's been popularized by companies like ShoeDazzle and BirchBox. (We suspect the latter...
Yes, Someone Actually Funded A Sex-Toy Subscription Startup

Anonymous May Have Completely Destroyed This Military Law Firm [Hackers]

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Anonymous' gutting of Puckett & Faraj, the firm that defended the Marines behind the Haditha Killing, might have been more than a major embarrassment. The hack attack might have killed the group entirely. More »...
Anonymous May Have Completely Destroyed This Military Law Firm [Hackers]

Friday Poll: Are you ashamed of your BlackBerry?

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RIM's share of the smartphone market has plummeted, but does that mean that owning a BlackBerry is now a reason for embarrassment? [Read more]...
Friday Poll: Are you ashamed of your BlackBerry?

People Are Calling For This Apple Executive's Head

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Who's to blame for Apple's disappointing Maps experience?Fingers are pointing at Apple iOS software Vice President, Scott Forstall, and many say he should be fired over the mess.Forstall eloquently introduced Apple Maps to the world at its conference a few weeks ago. There was no mention of the service having...
People Are Calling For This Apple Executive's Head
Anonymous keeps Westboro Baptist Church from picketing Aaron Swartz funeral

Bohemian Rhapsody Video Taken Down Again, This Time By The Drunk Guy Himself

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Well, this is a fun twist. We just wrote about the story of now-world-famous drunk guy Robert Wilkinson, his poor Freddy Mercury impersonation, and the resulting takedown and reinstatement of the video by EMI. Now a commenter points us to the fact that the video has been taken down again,...
Bohemian Rhapsody Video Taken Down Again, This Time By The Drunk Guy Himself

German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

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For a year now, Techdirt has been following the sorry saga of Germany's attempt to make search engines and others pay for licenses to show even small excerpts from online newspapers. The main motivation seems to be to take money from Google for being successful, and to give it...
German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid
Social Network Everloop Hits Mobile With New Goobit App (Yes, It's For Kids)

iKnerd: Google Buzz Lawsuit An Embarrassment for Harvard

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iKnerd: Google Buzz Lawsuit An Embarrassment for Harvard

When Even Comcast Is Refusing To Identify Those Accused Of Infringement...

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We've seen various ISPs push back (mostly successfully) on attempts by copyright trolls to lump together hundreds, or even thousands, of separate IP addresses into a single lawsuit for the sake of being able to subpoena identities (and then send threatening "settlement" demand letters). But, still, it's a bit of...
When Even Comcast Is Refusing To Identify Those Accused Of Infringement...

Cher auctions key to the city of Adelaide on eBay

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Sale of honour presented to singer in 1990 has caused dismay in the Australian cityCher is scrambling to cover her embarrassment after the discovery that her key to the city of Adelaide, Australia, is for sale on eBay. "Think my office fkd up?" the singer wrote, amid a growing Australian...
Cher auctions key to the city of Adelaide on eBay

When everything rides on a single cold call

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This embed is invalid Our sit down with Brian Lee last week captured everything I love about the PandoMonthly series. It was an inside look at the challenges and successes of one of the most important LA entrepreneurs to watch. And fortunately for any story-teller, Lee’s career makes for a...
When everything rides on a single cold call

Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

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In other e-mail news today, Yahoo Mail launched an upgrade that would make it “faster and easier” to use. Instead, when Yahoo Mail users tried to log into their accounts, they got stuck in a vortex of a unresponsive terms and conditions page or a failed message. As TechCrunch reported,...
Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns
If you squint hard at the data, US broadband doesn't suck so hard after all (insists cable lobby group)

Morgan Stanley juices Apple targets. Base: $720. Bull: $960

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What was their "bull case" price target in January became their "base case" in March Click to enlarge. Source: Morgan Stanley It must have been an embarrassment for Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty that her published 12-month price target for Apple (AAPL) -- set on January 25 -- was stuck at...
Morgan Stanley juices Apple targets. Base: $720. Bull: $960
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