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U.S. Alleges $6 Billion Money-Laundering Operation

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Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against seven men who allegedly set up an Internet-based currency and used it to launder $6 billion in criminal proceeds, a sign of growing concern among law enforcement about digital cash. The case comes just months after officials warned that digital currency exchanges should...
U.S. Alleges $6 Billion Money-Laundering Operation

Apple adds age rating tags to iOS App Store descriptions

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In a slight tweak to the App Store, Apple recently began highlighting apps' recommended age ratings by adding a small informational box located directly below a title's developer credits, possibly in response to growing concern from parents over in-app content....
Apple adds age rating tags to iOS App Store descriptions

Is TPP To Blame For The Continuing Delay In Passing New Zealand's 2008 Bill That Excludes Software Patents?

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As Techdirt reported a couple of years ago, a hard-fought campaign in New Zealand to prevent software patents being granted there seemed to have paid off, with a Patents Bill explicitly excluding them that came with the following commentary: We recommend amending clause 15 to include computer programs among inventions...
Is TPP To Blame For The Continuing Delay In Passing New Zealand's 2008 Bill That Excludes Software Patents?

ANALYST: Apple Is Doing Amazing In China, And The Stock Is Still Going To $1,111

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Brian J. White, the famous Apple bull at Topeka securities is sticking with his $1,111 price target, which would be more than a double from here. He says China is going to be huge, based on this weekend's news that Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5s in its first weekend...
ANALYST: Apple Is Doing Amazing In China, And The Stock Is Still Going To $1,111

Unions strengthen ties ahead of massive protest march in London

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Public and Commercial Services union and Unite to deepen alliance amid growing concern over austerity measuresTrade union opposition to the government's austerity programme will be stepped up this week as two of Britain's most powerful private and public sector unions prepare to deepen their alliance, while the TUC will confirm...
Unions strengthen ties ahead of massive protest march in London

Google and Facebook greatly expanded their lobbying budgets in Q1

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Technology companies are boosting their lobbying budgets, as issues that impact them either directly or indirectly are increasingly falling under the eye of Congress. Contentious bills such as SOPA, and now CISPA, have led to several companies greatly expanding the amount of money they are spending to make their views known. In...
Google and Facebook greatly expanded their lobbying budgets in Q1

Healthcare needs a lesson in cybersecurity 101, report says

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As hackers look for an easy target, healthcare could be at the top of their list. According to a recent investigation by the The Washington Post, the rise of electronic health records, other digital health platforms and connected devices has made healthcare more vulnerable to security breaches almost any other...
Healthcare needs a lesson in cybersecurity 101, report says

Obama Administration Decides Not To Fight Against Fair Use For Public Universities

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A couple weeks ago, we wrote about some growing concern that, due to the US Copyright Office's pressure, the Justice Department was seriously considering filing a brief in an important case about fair use. The fear was that the Copyright Office's simplistic argument would carry over to the DOJ, and...
Obama Administration Decides Not To Fight Against Fair Use For Public Universities

Congress to Hold Hearing on Location Data and Privacy: Today's Top Stories on Geolocation

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Geolocation is quickly emerging as a big new platform to build all kinds of cool services on top of. While there's a whole lot of potential - there's also growing concern about the privacy implications of this flush of data about where we are. Thus it's timely that a committee...
Congress to Hold Hearing on Location Data and Privacy: Today's Top Stories on Geolocation

Big data: what is it and how can it help?

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Big data could change the way we see the world. This week experts have gathered in Washington DC to discuss it, these are some of the examples that came up• More dataUnless you work with it on a daily basis, big data is relatively unknown, both as a term and...
Big data: what is it and how can it help?

'Pay For Delay' Drug Deals Under Scrutiny In US, EU And UK

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The last time Techdirt wrote about "pay for delay" deals, whereby a big pharma company essentially buys off manufacturers of generics so that the former can continue to enjoy monopoly pricing long after its patents have expired, things didn't look too good. Back in 2010, the Second Circuit had...
'Pay For Delay' Drug Deals Under Scrutiny In US, EU And UK

BT unveils call screening phone

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The BT6500 phone will be available to all UK landline users and will block all withheld numbers and those without a caller IDNuisance calls from payment protection insurance pushers, dodgy sales calls from abroad and irritating "silent" calls could become a thing of the past after BT unveiled a phone...
BT unveils call screening phone

Hacker claims breach of China's CEIEC defence contractor

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Hacker known as Hardcore Charlie says he targeted CEIEC in search of information on the US military campaign in AfghanistanA hacker has posted thousands of internal documents he says he obtained by breaking into the network of a Chinese company with defence contracts.The hacker, who uses the name Hardcore Charlie...
Hacker claims breach of China's CEIEC defence contractor
iPhone 5, iPad mini and Apple HDTV to make Apple a trillion-dollar company

Why the collision of big data and privacy will require a new realpolitik

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When it comes to protecting privacy in the digital age, anonymization is a terrifically important concept. In the context of the location data collected by so many mobile apps these days, it generally refers to the decoupling of the location data from identifiers such as the user’s name or phone...
Why the collision of big data and privacy will require a new realpolitik

Already Facebook-endorsed, social management specialist Sprout Social is now one of Twitter's 'Certified Products'

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Today Sprout Social announced that it has been added to Twitter’s list of ‘Certified Products,’ being granted that status for both ‘Engagement’ and ‘Analytics.’ Chicago-based Sprout is the sixth company that Twitter has given those specific certifications. The new endorsement comes on top of the fact that Sprout has already...
Already Facebook-endorsed, social management specialist Sprout Social is now one of Twitter's 'Certified Products'

New App Helps You Keep Facebook's Hands Off Your Data

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A new application aims to put users back in control of their private data stored on the increasingly public social networking site, Facebook. With "The Green Safe" app, Facebook users can now export their profile data for off-site storage on Green Safe's servers. Data can then be purged from Facebook...
New App Helps You Keep Facebook's Hands Off Your Data

Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9

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As the entry age for web access heads ever southwards, preventing young minds from the perils of the internet is a growing concern for parents. For this reason, Microsoft teamed up with the UK-based CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center) to create a special kid-friendly version of its...
Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9

Stop mobile malware before it happens to you

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As consumers venture out of walled-garden app stores, mobile malware is bound to pop up, and as it does, consumers (and businesses) frequently begin to ask how they should be protecting themselves and their devices. Is a mobile antivirus the solution? Never buying off-market apps? zImperium, a startup founded...
Stop mobile malware before it happens to you

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator
Infographics Are Not a Social Media Strategy
South Korea prepares to ban profanity and porn from teenagers' smartphones

FTC: Apple, Google don't have to police app stores for kids' privacy violations

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Signaling its growing concern about children’s privacy, the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday updated the Child Online Privacy Protection Act to cover web and mobile apps. The commission instituted new rules that state app makers have to get parental consent when it comes to sharing the personal information, like photos and location. But...
FTC: Apple, Google don't have to police app stores for kids' privacy violations

SOPA and PIPA prompt Reddit, Mozilla, and 73 others to ask Congress to halt work on intellectual property laws

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A coalition of 75 groups including Reddit, Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, Open Congress, and Human Rights Watch, have sent an open letter to Congress asking it to put the brakes on intellectual property lawmaking in the wake of the massive backlash against the Stop Online Piracy...
SOPA and PIPA prompt Reddit, Mozilla, and 73 others to ask Congress to halt work on intellectual property laws

Web Money Gets Laundering Rule

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The U.S. is applying money-laundering rules to "virtual currencies," amid growing concern that new forms of cash bought on the Internet are being used to fund illicit activities....
Web Money Gets Laundering Rule

Next-Gen Tegra 4 Mobile Processor Details Leaks, Brings 6X Graphics Power Of Tegra 3 With Less Power Draw

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Nvidia’s next-generation mobile processor could be a 72-core graphics powerhouse, according to leaded specs reportedly uncovered by Chinese site Chiphell. The specs for the Tegra 4 processor, codenamed Wayne (a designation we’ve heard before), detail a 4-plus-1 battery saving quad-core design like that used in the current Tegra 3 processors....
Next-Gen Tegra 4 Mobile Processor Details Leaks, Brings 6X Graphics Power Of Tegra 3 With Less Power Draw
Bootcamp Ventures hooks up 3 Israeli startups with $2.25M from U.S. and Russian firms

Syria crisis hits Beirut - live updates

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• Two die in Beirut clashes • Senior UN official escape bomb blast in Damascus suburb• Scores killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital Sana'a• Read the latest summary12.35pm: Lebanon: Interior minister Marwan Charbel has played down last night's clashes as gunman blowing off steam, according to Now Lebanon.He also...
Syria crisis hits Beirut - live updates

Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games

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Following a number of reports suggesting Apple’s new iPad may have issues with overheating, non-profit buying guide Consumer Reports conducted a new round of tests to see just how hot the new iPad gets during usage. The organization ran popular game Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes with a...
Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games

Young girls using Facebook to 'advertise' to older gang members

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As gang prevention programmes target children at risk of involvement, police warn that girls are particularly vulnerableGirls as young as 13 are posting explicit photographs on Facebook to "advertise" themselves to older gang members, police say.The children, who are often already involved on the periphery of street gangs, are putting...
Young girls using Facebook to 'advertise' to older gang members
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