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Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand

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Heavy demand for the 16GB version of the new Nexus 7 tablet has caught Google out after it expected more customers ordering through Google Play to want the 8GB versionSources close to Google say the search giant seriously underestimated the demand for the 16GB version of its 7in Nexus 7...
Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand
Google reportedly worried Apple will drag its feet in approving new iOS Google Maps app
What you need to know about the NSA's secret Verizon surveillance program

What is the UK's 4G spectrum worth?

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This week on Tech Weekly Charles Arthur, the Guardian's technology editor and telecoms correspondent Juliette Garside discuss how the sale of the UK's 4G spectrum will take place, what it might net the exchequer and what it will mean for customers.Also Jemima Kiss, the Guardian's digital correspondent talks to Mike...
What is the UK's 4G spectrum worth?

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

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Remember when the New York Times tried to make that whole, your-cell-phone-is-a-tracking-device idea happen? Well, it seemed that most of the population didn’t care. But perhaps the news that the National Security Administration has been collecting phone metadata on Verizon’s customers inside the U.S. might help people get hip to...
Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call for the power of data?

TecTom Chatfield celebrates the linguistic diversity of the digital world

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In this week's edition of Tech Weekly, Aleks Krotoski talks to author Tom Chatfield about his new book Netyemology, an exploration into the role of the internet in reshaping and accelerating the creation of words and forms of language.And never judge a laptop by its cover, as Google releases its...
TecTom Chatfield celebrates the linguistic diversity of the digital world
EU gives Google until July 2nd to address anti-competitive search practices, says The Guardian

National Intelligence Director Defends NSA Data Gathering as Lawful

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The U.S. government on Saturday again defended its information gathering techniques as both lawful and necessary and insisted that this week’s reports “have not given the full context.” In a statement, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper essentially confirmed reports in the Guardian and the Washington Post, but said...
National Intelligence Director Defends NSA Data Gathering as Lawful

Booting Up: All Facebook Everything

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You know who. (Photo: flickr.com/prospere) Facebook's 421,233,615 shares are opening at $38 each [Facebook] Who's getting paid today? [Fortune] A picture of a Facebook share [Business Insider] Facebook had a wacky hackathon last night! [VentureBeat] How will Europe ever build the next Facebook? [New York Times] Hong Kong trading platform...
Booting Up: All Facebook Everything

How transparent is world aid data? Visualise where the money flows and win $2,000

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Can you visualise the world of aid - and how transparent it is? If you could, you too could win $2,000• Datasets• Terms and conditions• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianHelp us visualise the flow of aid around the world. How transparent is aid data? Millions of...
How transparent is world aid data? Visualise where the money flows and win $2,000

Search Underway at HP for Autonomy's Next Chief

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The search is on at Hewlett-Packard for an executive to run Autonomy, the former British software firm for which HP paid $12 billion in combined cash and debt last year. While there’s no word on who’s on the short list — I’m told the process is just getting underway —...
Search Underway at HP for Autonomy's Next Chief
Apple's revised Samsung design statement printed in UK newspapers
Meet Paul Vogel, the man trying to make the US Postal Service relevant

Is the weather worse under the Coalition government? Visualised

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How does the weather under the Tory/Lib Dem coalition compare to previous administrations?• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianIs it possible that David Cameron's Britain is a colder place than Tony Blair's? Or one with less sunshine? Well, maybe.For those who feel that the...
Is the weather worse under the Coalition government? Visualised

Help make the news with GuardianWitness

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GuardianWitness is a new iOS app developed as a partnership between the publishers of the prominent British news periodical The Guardian and the telecommunications company Everything Everywhere, aka EE. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store. The GuardianWitness app supports the web service of the same...
Help make the news with GuardianWitness
UK's Office of Fair Trading to investigate Facebook's Instagram buyout

How will the new law on cookies affect internet browsing?

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Websites track visitors' activity, but will legal changes to users' consent make a difference to the Guardian or other sites?Join our Tracking the Trackers project to find out moreWe are being watched. The websites we visit, and the advertisers who promote products on those sites, are tracking our online activity,...
How will the new law on cookies affect internet browsing?

Nobody listening? NSA agents don't need specific warrants to target individuals, says Greenwald

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Over the past two weeks, the US government has insisted that its powers under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act require the NSA to get a "special, particularized order" from the FISA court to intercept an individual American’s communications. Analyzing both the law on the books and NSA...
Nobody listening? NSA agents don't need specific warrants to target individuals, says Greenwald

Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

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Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company’s Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and Forbes in the app. In addition, Google says it also brought some of its search technology to the app to...
Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

No Surprise: Twitter Ads Will Be Going Global

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Twitter is planning to expand its advertising products to as many as 50 countries by the end of this year. The news comes from an article in The Guardian about Jack Dorsey’s and Dick Costolo’s comments today at a news conference in Cannes, France. Twitter itself hasn’t announced... Please visit...
No Surprise: Twitter Ads Will Be Going Global

Guardian Eyewitness iPad app: a tour of the new features - video

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Roger Tooth introduces the new features available on our relaunched Eyewitness app and explains the subscription offerRoger ToothDan ChungDavid Levene...
Guardian Eyewitness iPad app: a tour of the new features - video

Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

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BT said the 'particularly big' downloads are to blame for me exceeding my monthly broadband allowanceI thought others might like to know that I have succeeded in getting BT to refund an additional charge that appeared on my bill for usage over the monthly allowance included in my broadband package....
Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

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The Washington Post reports tonight that, as expected, the US Government has filed criminal charges against Edward Snowden for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs to the Post and Guardian. The charges listed include Theft of Government Property, Unauthorized Communications on National Defense Information and "Willful Communication of Classified...
US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

History of Data Journalism at The Guardian | VIDEO

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Journalists have been working with - and visualising - data since The Guardian first published in 1821. In the second part of our documentary on data journalism, Simon Rogers reports on its history at The GuardianSimon RogersAndy Gallagher...
History of Data Journalism at The Guardian | VIDEO

Man Defaces Rothko Painting; Defends Himself By Claiming He Improved It

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the octogenarian woman in Spain, who tried (and... failed...) to "restore" a 19th-century fresco, and then tried to claim copyright on her work and demanded a cut of the church's collection box, since the fresco was suddenly drawing many new visitors. Perhaps...
Man Defaces Rothko Painting; Defends Himself By Claiming He Improved It
Manning, shocked by "the bloodlust" went with WikiLeaks

Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook

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Murray Lipp was unable to access service and received notification that photograph of a gay couple was 'offensive'Facebook has apologised after it blocked the operator of one of America's leading same-sex marriage campaigns from accessing the service when he posted a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple online.Murray Lipp, the...
Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook
Anonymous blows off WikiLeaks, calls Assange a sellout over Lady Gaga dinner

Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is writing down $6.2 billion on its 2007 purchase of aQuantive, an online ad serving system. According to the Guardian this places the software giant at risk of an accounting-based quarterly loss (when its sales and profitability had aimed it at a profit...
Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

Yet Another Leak Shows NSA Lied About Not Being Able To Geolocate Data It Scoops Up

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And... yet another leak of NSA surveillance capabilities to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald (who damn well better get a Pulitzer Prize for this) suggests pretty strongly that the NSA has directly lied, multiple times, when asked to disclose how many people it had spied on in the US. As we've...
Yet Another Leak Shows NSA Lied About Not Being Able To Geolocate Data It Scoops Up
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