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Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

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It would seem that representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org have organized a global protest against Apple’s use of Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturing plants to build the iPhone and iPad. This comes on the heels of a New York Times series exposing harsh working conditions in said plants. 250,000 people...
Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

Path’s mistake shows a problem with Apple, Facebook…and us

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There’s a lot of press attention being paid today (by TNW as well) to Path. The life-journaling app has found itself in a tough position after it was found that it is accessing Address Book data and uploading it to its own servers without gaining express permission from users to...
Path’s mistake shows a problem with Apple, Facebook…and us

Twitter Founder Biz Stone Gives 7 Rules To Live By

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone makes all Twitter employees adopt the following seven rules when they join the company, he said during a speech this week in Las Vegas.  He said that all people make assumptions even though making assumptions can lead to trouble, reports OpenSource.com. So if you're going...
Twitter Founder Biz Stone Gives 7 Rules To Live By

iPad being slowed by display supply, better labor standards

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Any problems with iPad shipments at the moment are more attributable to restrictions on display supply, and Apple suppliers conforming to "more sound" labor standards, says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu. "Recently, we have gotten questions from investors whether speculation of iPad production cuts carry any merit. From our supply...
iPad being slowed by display supply, better labor standards

Acta didn't stand a chance in the age of the social internet | Charles Arthur

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The anti-counterfeiting treaty had some good intentions behind it – but its online strictures couldn't just be forced throughThe dismissal of Acta, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, by the European parliament has left the treaty's opponents delighted, and its supporters – who principally work in the industries that rely on copyright...
Acta didn't stand a chance in the age of the social internet | Charles Arthur

Head of Mozilla Says ACTA Is 'A Bad Way To Develop Internet Policy'

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One telling sign of the widespread concern about SOPA/PIPA was that the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, which oversees the open source Firefox and Thunderbird projects, abandoned its non-interventionist policy, and came out strongly against the bills. It first signed a joint letter sent to the key sponsors of both bills, and...
Head of Mozilla Says ACTA Is 'A Bad Way To Develop Internet Policy'

Finally: Apple and Foxconn to Participate in Fair Labor Audit

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Was it the segment on The Daily Show, one of the iTunes store's bestselling TV shows? Or the eye-opening investigative report from the New York Times, prominently featured in every other Apple commercial? Or that episode of one of the most downloaded podcasts/radio shows in the country, This American Life?...
Finally: Apple and Foxconn to Participate in Fair Labor Audit
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Anonymous takes down UK Home Office site in response to proposed email surveillance

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According to numerous tweets and a report by the BBC, the hacking group that refers to itself as “Anonymous” has targeted the Home Office website in the UK for takedown in response to government plans for email surveillance. Just this week, UK government had been discussing the approval of laws...
Anonymous takes down UK Home Office site in response to proposed email surveillance

Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why

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Britain’s mobile networks have regularly come in for criticism for their habit of censoring legitimate online content. While they may have good intentions — protecting children from unsuitable content — the reality is that they’re poorly applied, leading to a phenomenon known as “overblocking” in which hundreds, or even thousands,...
Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why
'Instapaper Placebo' alleviates your link-saving guilt

How to Ruin Your Wildly Successful TechStars Demo: Fudge Facts on Stage

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Mr. Gaal (Photo: Google+) You know what they say about karma, so don’t make us repeat it. It looks like good intentions backfired with Karma, a 4G hotspot provider initially founded in Amsterdam that presented this morning at TechStars Demo Day. In press materials for the spring class, Karma’s one-line descriptor...
How to Ruin Your Wildly Successful TechStars Demo: Fudge Facts on Stage

Path apologizes, deletes user contact data and updates app

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The path to the executive apologies is paved with good intentions -- like the one issued today by Dave Morin. The Path CEO / co-founder posted a note apologizing for the contact sharing functionality that got his iPhone app in hot water. The letter titled, simply, "We're Sorry," outlines...
Path apologizes, deletes user contact data and updates app

Why Google can’t out-open Facebook with XAuth

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Peter Yared is founder and CEO of social app development company Transpond. XAuth, Google’s attempt to head off Facebook’s domination of online content sharing, is fraught with problems. It appears to be built with good intentions, allowing smaller social services to persist in a Facebook- and Twitter-dominated world. But unlike OAuth,...
Why Google can’t out-open Facebook with XAuth

Toddlers Appreciate Good Intentions

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Toddlers Appreciate Good Intentions

February is fitness month at iMore and Mobile Nations! [iPad 3 giveaway!]

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Get thinner, get stronger, get faster, get healthier with iMore and Mobile Nations in February! New Years is over, January has come and gone, and for many of us, our get fit and get healthy resolutions have come and gone with it. Rather than leaving them lying in ruin...
February is fitness month at iMore and Mobile Nations! [iPad 3 giveaway!]

CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 Help Cheat Sheets (PDF)

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  Today we are glad to release two useful cheat sheets that will help you quickly look up the right CSS 2.1-property or an obscure CSS 3 property. The style sheets contain most important properties, explanations and keywords for each property. The help sheets were created by GoSquared and released...
CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 Help Cheat Sheets (PDF)

VI Editor / Linux Terminal Cheat Sheet (PDF)

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  We’ve been releasing many icon sets and WordPress themes on Smashing Magazine, yet today we are glad to announce the release of a bit different freebie. This post features a VI Help Sheet, a cheat sheet for the VI Editor, for all web-developers out there who are working on...
VI Editor / Linux Terminal Cheat Sheet (PDF)

February is fitness month at Mobile Nations!

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New Years is over, January has come and gone, and for many of us, our get fit and get healthy resolutions have come and gone with it. Rather than leaving them lying in ruin with what's left of our waist lines and good intentions, however, we want to do...
February is fitness month at Mobile Nations!

Singapore-based Fitness Buffet puts the fun and value back into exercise

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The idea for Fitness Buffet came to Callum Laing while he was on the treadmill “sweating off the excesses of Christmas”. The then Bangkok-based entrepreneur wondered why exercising had to be such an pain when his young toddler could run around the city’s sun-kissed parks without a care in the...
Singapore-based Fitness Buffet puts the fun and value back into exercise
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