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Microsoft on copy and paste in Windows Phone 7 Series: 'people don't do that'

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Microsoft certainly set off a firestorm of controversy yesterday with the revelation that Windows Phone 7 Series won't have copy and paste, since it doesn't necessarily line up with what the company has said in private before -- and the issue seems to have gotten even more clouded as...
Microsoft on copy and paste in Windows Phone 7 Series: 'people don't do that'

The future of media and forcing new content into old models

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We’ve seen a ton of digital ink spilled over the implications of media startup Journatic faking bylines for some of its content, including a post from me at about the underlying economics that have forced newspapers like the Chicago Tribune to outsource their hyper-local content. While some critics choose...
The future of media and forcing new content into old models

Buzz Is About To Roll Out A Privacy Reset To Everyone

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When Google Buzz launched, it was born into a firestorm of privacy complaints. People were worried about its auto-follow feature, as it might expose contacts that they might have preferred to keep quiet, by following them.Google heard this, and similar complaints, across the whole tech world, and made change after...
Buzz Is About To Roll Out A Privacy Reset To Everyone

Windows Server 8 officially dubbed ‘Windows Server 2012,’ will land this year

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As expected, Microsoft has made it known that Windows Server 8 will be called ‘Windows Server 2012.’ The software will be released later this year. Microsoft calls it a ‘cloud-optimized OS.’ The beta for the software began in March of this year. Here’s how we covered that specific milestone: Windows Server...
Windows Server 8 officially dubbed ‘Windows Server 2012,’ will land this year

Reading @grist - A firestorm of comments over LaHood’s big bike speech -http://bit.ly/co8DhH #environmentnetwork

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Reading @grist - A firestorm of comments over LaHood’s big bike speech -http://bit.ly/co8DhH #environmentnetwork

HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

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Hewlett-Packard continues to be rocked (disproportionately, according to one analyst) by a flood-induced hard drive shortage; its go-to printing business is sputtering; and the company as a whole continues to spend too much on too many products. On the plus side, HP’s high-stakes bets on 3Par “cloud” storage and enterprise software player Autonomy,...
HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

RSA Security Giants on the State of Crypto: Can Whit Be Right and Ron Be Right?

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Two weeks ago, a security researcher set off an intentional firestorm over the discovery of data that seemed to indicate a flaw in the way cryptographic systems using "multiple secrets" (more than one key) protect a session. Since the report of that discovery was published, experts have claimed its...
RSA Security Giants on the State of Crypto: Can Whit Be Right and Ron Be Right?
Larry Page opens up on Google's competition and Apple's manufactured drama

Judge orders arrest of Google executive in Brazil for refusal to remove YouTube videos attacking politician [Video]

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A Brazilian court just ordered the arrest of Google’s President of Operations in Brazil due to a couple of YouTube videos that the judge said defame and slander a mayoral candidate. According to a report by the Associated Press, Judge Flavio Peren ordered Google last week to remove the libelous...
Judge orders arrest of Google executive in Brazil for refusal to remove YouTube videos attacking politician [Video]

Twitter removes client sourcing for tweets on the web

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It might be polite to include a “via” or “h/t” in your tweets that contain information gleaned from other users, but don’t think Twitter will provide that same courtesy to tweets that are delivered by its third-party developers. Twitter has now removed sourcing on individual tweets accessed on the web...
Twitter removes client sourcing for tweets on the web

Google, Microsoft begrudgingly accept new Do Not Track policies

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The tinfoil hat-wearing crowd loves to make hay about Big Brother tracking your every move. While some of their claims are a little outlandish, there is past history out there of companies doing some pretty shady things. That is about to change. After attempting to fight it off for the...
Google, Microsoft begrudgingly accept new Do Not Track policies

The Industry's Reaction to Amazon's Event

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Proving that Twitter isn’t just about complaining about poor customer service or the election, Amazon’s event – which saw the introduction of new Kindles, a new Kindle Fire HD, and more – inspired a firestorm of Tweets. We’ve collected a few of them below, and we expect to have a longer...
The Industry's Reaction to Amazon's Event

10 things we learned during the making of Firestorm

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What comes out of a 3-month-long project involving journalists, designers, and developers across two countries, spanning five editorial desks? Well, lots of lessons. Here's our top 10.1. Don't let your assets terrorise youIn a rich media piece like Firestorm - we had 25 scenes set across 6 chapters - there...
10 things we learned during the making of Firestorm
Anonymous Appears To Have Hacked MIT Website, Leaves Swartz Tribute

Cisco apologizes for privacy 'confusion,' makes cloud service an opt-in feature

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Cisco Systems has taken a step back from its Cisco Connect Cloud service, removing it as the default setting for management of its Linksys EA Series Wi-Fi routers after a firestorm of complaints from customers about automatic firmware updates and the service's terms of service....
Cisco apologizes for privacy 'confusion,' makes cloud service an opt-in feature

Github community in turmoil after hacker exposes massive security flaw

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Github, the service that many professional programmers use to store their work and collaborate on coding, was hacked over the weekend. A young Russian named Egor Homakov showcased a loophole in Github that would allow anyone to commit to the master copy of a project, meaning they could alter or delete...
Github community in turmoil after hacker exposes massive security flaw

The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

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A Chicago-based media startup called Journatic, which we profiled earlier this year, has sparked a firestorm of controversy over the outsourcing of hyper-local journalism by newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, after a staffer revealed that the company added fake bylines to its material — which in some cases...
The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

On Privacy, and Software Vendor’s Access to Customer Data

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Not *that* cat. Image by Mastrobiggo via Flickr A mini firestorm broke out recently when 37Signals posted about their 2011 growth statistics. As part of the post, 37Signals told the world that the 100 millionth file to be uploaded to their software was the picture of a cat. Naturally those...
On Privacy, and Software Vendor’s Access to Customer Data

Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content

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There’s been a minor furore brewing in the digital-content sphere over the past few days involving Readability, an app and web service that allows readers to save content from any website and read it later — without any of the advertising that most sites rely on for revenue. Not...
Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content

Costolo: Twitter Isn't Looking to Censor Anyone

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Monday tried to clarify his company’s position regarding censorship, saying that Twitter will only censor tweets when it is legally required to do so. The company said last week in a blog post that it is now able to censor tweets by country, igniting something...
Costolo: Twitter Isn't Looking to Censor Anyone
Virtual shooting games may improve real-world accuracy, won't make you a sniper

What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

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The startup Curebit brought something of a firestorm down on its head recently. Here's how VentureBeat broke the story: Curebit, a Y Combinator startup that just closed a round of funding from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, has been caught red-handed stealing HTML code, images, and the like from 37signals....
What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

In The Middle Of A Firestorm Over Privacy, Facebook Releases New Login Security Features

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Facing a growing firestorm over its privacy policies in the wake of its plans to work its identity system into the underlying fabric of the Internet, Facebook responds the way it always does: by releasing new features. Today in a well-timed blog post, Facebook explains how it is adding...
In The Middle Of A Firestorm Over Privacy, Facebook Releases New Login Security Features

Soo Meta: A new way to tell multimedia stories online that's ideal for journalists or teachers

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Multimedia storytelling is all the rage on the Web right now. Not all of us have the budget and resources to pull off something as stunning as the New York Times’ acclaimed Snow Fall or The Guardian’s recent Firestorm, but you can still compile reports that encompass text, images, videos,...
Soo Meta: A new way to tell multimedia stories online that's ideal for journalists or teachers

Sheryl Sandberg Will Inspire And Offend On 60 Minutes Tonight

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In honor of her new book, Sheryl Sandberg will appear on "60 Minutes" tonight to discuss her views on women in the workplace. Be prepared to be inspired and/or offended. Her viewpoint is controversial. Sandberg contends that one reason there are so few successful women in top leadership roles is...
Sheryl Sandberg Will Inspire And Offend On 60 Minutes Tonight

Mary Barra Drives The Future Of GM

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When it comes to glass ceilings in the auto industry, just put Mary Barra behind the wheel of any GM car and she'll likely figure out a way to blast right through them. Sure, there are plenty of women taking lead roles in car design and manufacturing (we've talked to...
Mary Barra Drives The Future Of GM

The Engadget Podcast is live today at 2PM!

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Yes, we've made it to the other side, only slightly worse for wear. It's been a slow week, admittedly, but we've got lots to catch up on, after the firestorm that was CES 2013. Join Tim and Brian in their plush Manhattan digs for the non-stop whirlwind that is...
The Engadget Podcast is live today at 2PM!

Forensics and Facebook: How Cernam Plans to Collect Social Network Evidence

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There's been a bit of a firestorm lately over employers seeking Facebook passwords. Despite the outrage, employers occasionally have a legitimate need for access to documents in their employees' social network and online service accounts. Cernam, a company that specializes in digital investigations, is looking to help employers dive into...
Forensics and Facebook: How Cernam Plans to Collect Social Network Evidence

Sqoot and the aftermath; how a small company has to weather their mistakes

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Yesterday we followed the unfortunate tale of Sqoot‘s ill-chosen wording on a web flyer for their API Jam. The company stood accused of sexism in front of the internet, it’s not an easy trial, even if it was in the wrong. Some felt that Sqoot was handed a raw deal...
Sqoot and the aftermath; how a small company has to weather their mistakes
iOS apps and the address book: what you need to know
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