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Google and Apple Outright Deny They're Helping the NSA Mine Data

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A seemingly incompatible perspective on the reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian today that the U.S. National Security Agency has for six years been operating a project called PRISM — for which Internet companies provide massive amounts of online user data crucial to intelligence operations — is that of...
Google and Apple Outright Deny They're Helping the NSA Mine Data
NASA & Foursquare team up on new badge for checking in at science centers

US Government Extends ICANN's Mandate to Manage IANA for Six Months

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A U.S. government agency has extended ICANN's mandate to manage assignment of IP addresses and management of top-level domains for another six months....
US Government Extends ICANN's Mandate to Manage IANA for Six Months

Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

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From mobile phones to CCTV, not to mention social media and the internet, becoming digitally invisible takes some doingOh, the naivety ... On Tuesday night, I thought the first step to going off-grid, erasing my digital fingerprint, becoming undetectable to a government agency or anyone else, was to take the...
Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

eBay and PayPal spin-off Modria launches its online conflict-resolution platform

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Modria is boldly proclaiming to be “the Fairness Engine for the Internet”, as it launches its online dispute resolution platform to the public. The premise behind Modria is simple – it’s geared towards helping businesses and organizations settle disputes swiftly and openly, with all parties involved invited to the table....
eBay and PayPal spin-off Modria launches its online conflict-resolution platform

Germany government buys 5,000 BlackBerry Z10s, bucks the BYOD trend

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Most of the worry about BlackBerry's market share has centered around its once-certain corporate and government clientele: when even stodgy institutions have either embraced Bring Your Own Device policies or have switched platforms outright, nothing has seemed safe. The company may be clawing back some stability through a newly...
Germany government buys 5,000 BlackBerry Z10s, bucks the BYOD trend

Another U.S. government agency drops BlackBerry, plans switch to iPhone 5

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Following the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announcing it would end its contract with RIM and purchase $2.1 million worth of iPhones, Bloomberg reported today that the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board will also make the switch. The agency said in a notice posted to its website that BlackBerrys...
Another U.S. government agency drops BlackBerry, plans switch to iPhone 5

Consumer Privacy: Can the FTC Enforce a Voluntary Code of Conduct?

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"There is no Federal regulation at the end of the process," reads the White House framework document promoting the creation of a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, "and codes will not bind any companies unless they choose to adopt them." This is how the Obama Administration refers to the creation...
Consumer Privacy: Can the FTC Enforce a Voluntary Code of Conduct?

The CEO Of China's Most Mysterious Tech Company Spoke To Reporters For The First Time In 26 Years

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(Reuters) - Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, defended the Chinese firm's stand on U.S. cyber-security concerns when he spoke to the media for the first time on Thursday, lifting a veil of secrecy surrounding the elusive executive. Ren has avoided the press since he founded...
The CEO Of China's Most Mysterious Tech Company Spoke To Reporters For The First Time In 26 Years

SEC staffers leave computers open to cyber attack, report says

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The government agency was forced to hire a third-party firm and pay it at least $200,000 to determine if any breaches occurred. [Read more]...
SEC staffers leave computers open to cyber attack, report says

Homeland Security reveals hundreds of words that could put you on their online watch list

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Social networks like Twitter and Facebook are among the thousands of sites monitored for suspicious activity by the Department of Homeland Security, and the government agency was recently forced to tip its hand. As part of a freedom of information request made by watchdog group Electronic Privacy Information Center,...
Homeland Security reveals hundreds of words that could put you on their online watch list

Taking File Sharing to Heart. And to Church.

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A Swedish government agency has registered as a bona fide religion a church whose central dogma is that file sharing is sacred. Read more »...
Taking File Sharing to Heart. And to Church.

The CIA's 'Hollywood Myth' Debunking Doesn't Stand Up To Even The Slightest Scrutiny

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The CIA must still be smarting from its portrayal as torture-happy thugs in the critically acclaimed/declaimed "Zero Dark Thirty." Not only did acting CIA director Michael Morell take the time to claim that *shock* a Hollywood film took "significant artistic license," but the agency's website has published a supposedly myth-busting...
The CIA's 'Hollywood Myth' Debunking Doesn't Stand Up To Even The Slightest Scrutiny

Google to users: Here's how we deal with requests for your information

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What happens if the local police, the FBI or any government agency asks Google for information about your Gmail or YouTube account? Good question and one Google is trying to address with a new FAQ posted to its corporate blog. It also added a new page to its “transparency report” on...
Google to users: Here's how we deal with requests for your information
DEA can't wiretap iMessages, says they are a 'challenge for intercept'

Apple loses final ITC ruling against Motorola Mobility: preliminary finding of no violation affirmed

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On January 13, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the ITC made an initial determination (a recommendation for a decision) that didn't hold Motorola Mobility to infringe three Apple patents. Last month, I blogged about Apple's petition for review (check out that post for more information on the asserted patents...
Apple loses final ITC ruling against Motorola Mobility: preliminary finding of no violation affirmed

Tim Cook makes second China visit in less than a year

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The Apple CEO met today with China's head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, according to that government agency's Web site. [Read more]...
Tim Cook makes second China visit in less than a year
RIM loses another big customer as major government agency switches to Apple
Facebook awards $250K of 'stolen money' to student cyber security researchers

Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?

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(L to R) Lane Patterson, CTO, Equinix; Kenneth Duda, Founder, CTO and SVP, Software Engineering, Arista Networks(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com OpenFlow and software-defined networking may be hot topics in the infrastructure industry right now — but not everyone believes they are up to scratch. At a panel discussing internet bypass...
Is OpenFlow an answer looking for a problem?

Government Agency Will Give RIM Another Chance

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Perhaps there's hope for Research In Motion after all. A federal agency that announced plans to dump the BlackBerry for the iPhone says it's willing to give RIM's coming BlackBerry 10 smartphones a shot....
Government Agency Will Give RIM Another Chance
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers

7 Incredible Statistics Showing Why Companies Need To Advertise Online In China

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Lau Seng Yee, president of online media business at internet portal Tencent, gave a pretty incredible list of reasons why companies should embrace online media and the digital ecosystem at Ad Age's Digital Conference, Tuesday. 1. China has 513 million online users right now 2. 164,000 new Chinese join the...
7 Incredible Statistics Showing Why Companies Need To Advertise Online In China

With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

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Intel has been taking steps in recent months to promote the democratization of consumer data — the idea that consumers should be able to check out the information that companies are collecting on them — even though it might not be immediately obvious how the chip maker could generate revenue...
With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

Finally, some good news for LightSquared

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The FCC has given LightSquared the go-ahead to test a spectrum-sharing plan with a government agency as the company continues to fight to build its nationwide wireless broadband network. [Read more]...
Finally, some good news for LightSquared

China phone manufacturing from January to July grows 3.4% year-on-year to 621m units

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China churned out an impressive 621 million handsets from the beginning of the year through July, up 3.4 percent from the same period last year, a government agency has reported. DigiTimes compiled the statistics from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In addition to handsets, Chinese makers produced 127...
China phone manufacturing from January to July grows 3.4% year-on-year to 621m units

Turkish government agency spoofed Google certificate "accidentally"

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Microsoft has released a security advisory concerning a fraudulent digital certificate for all Google domains apparently created by the Turkish government. The certificate, which was created by a subsidiary Certificate Authority issued to the transportation directorate of the city government of Ankara, could have been used to intercept SSL...
Turkish government agency spoofed Google certificate "accidentally"

Government Agency Recruits Via the Source Code of Its Web Page

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The Consumer Financial Protection is looking for a few good technology and design fellows to help them out. Where might they find ideal candidates? Perhaps in the pool of people who go to their website AND want to see the code behind the page. So, they inserted an advertisement for...
Government Agency Recruits Via the Source Code of Its Web Page
U.S. Government seeks spying tools for Facebook, Twitter

FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The government agency known as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just went public with the news that the FBI is investigating multiple cases of malware installed via hotel internet connections.According to the IC3, travelers' laptops have been infected with malware after...
FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe
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