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eveson wrong about internet journalism being an 'ethical vacuum'

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A former colleague, Emily Bell, was quick to pick up on two of the most contentious passages in the Leveson report:"The internet does not claim to operate by any particular ethical standards, still less high ones. Some have called it a 'wild west' but I would prefer to use the...
eveson wrong about internet journalism being an 'ethical vacuum'
Facebook's Electronics Vending Machines Say A Lot About Its Culture

One Year Later, Twice As Many Democrats Vote For Cybersecurity Bill And Defy Obama

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So much for President Obama’s election mandate and the notion that Democrats are concerned about privacy. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which has been caught in the centuries old debate over privacy vs. security. The House passage isn’t particularly...
One Year Later, Twice As Many Democrats Vote For Cybersecurity Bill And Defy Obama

8 Websites to Check Out The Buzz on Open Source Software

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To give you a short pitch on the importance of open source software let me place three well known names in front of you. They are – Mozilla Firefox, Wikipedia, and Linux. Can anybody deny that these three (among many others) have not only changed the way we do...
8 Websites to Check Out The Buzz on Open Source Software

All due respect, Mr. President, calling Congress our guardians doesn't inspire confidence

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President Obama just wrapped up what could at best be described as a flat press conference, appearing more annoyed than contrite. His message was slightly muddled throughout, meandering between explanation, context, and self-defense. Before we can correctly form an opinion about the President’s response and the programs that he has...
All due respect, Mr. President, calling Congress our guardians doesn't inspire confidence
Quick read: The cataclysmic concept art of 'Destiny'
DreamWorks makes 'Rise of the Guardians' special effects tool open source

Paramount Censors Torrentz's Torrentless Homepage from Google

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Every week copyright holders send millions of DMCA takedown notices to Google, hoping to make pirated movies and music harder to find. Unfortunately not all of these notices are correct. Because of the high number of often automated notices, neither the copyright holder nor the recipient can check the validity...
Paramount Censors Torrentz's Torrentless Homepage from Google
Apple puts age ratings front and center on app product pages

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent, Oscar Flavored

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This week we have two newcomers in our chart. Red Dawn is the most downloaded movie. Some of the top Oscar contenders clearly improved their rankings but winner Argo didn’t make the cut. Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild are the only best picture nominees that never made it...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent, Oscar Flavored

DreamWorks Releases Software Used in 'Guardians'

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DreamWorks released onto the open market one of the primary software tools used to create the $145 million animated film, "Rise of the Guardians."...
DreamWorks Releases Software Used in 'Guardians'

Must See HDTV (March 11th - 17th)

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This week is surprisingly 3D heavy, with basketball tournament action on ESPN and a pair of movies (Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians) on Blu-ray, but a blast from the past has caught our eye. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by...
Must See HDTV (March 11th - 17th)

Android and Linux Discuss Code Reunion

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The guardians of the Linux Kernel Archive, repository for the source code for the Linux open source operating system, turned the code for Google's Android phone out the door last year. The guardians felt they were getting too little cooperation from Google and too few patches from its engineers. However,...
Android and Linux Discuss Code Reunion

Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum

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Federal initiatives to make more spectrum available for mobile services are likely to take off running after President Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, a member of a presidential technology commission said. The government is trying to feed demand for additional spectrum on several fronts, including auctions and the sharing...
Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum

DreamWorks Animation Posts a Loss

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DreamWorks Animation SKG said it took a $165 million charge for the fourth quarter, partly due to the poor box-office performance of "Rise of the Guardians," and the company posted a loss of $82.7 million for the period....
DreamWorks Animation Posts a Loss

Is the Saudi Government Monitoring Women?

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An uproar broke out on Twitter last week when some Saudi women discovered that their male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them that the women under their custody have left or entered the country. Reporting on the uproar, AFP described it this way: "women in Saudi...
Is the Saudi Government Monitoring Women?

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

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RIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when...
Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

Emerging paid iOS apps: Draw Somthing, Camera+ and Coco Loco

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OMGPOP’s Draw Something holds the No. 1 spots on both the paid iPhone and iPad charts as its counterpart lead the free iOS charts yesterday. This week’s fastest gaining iOS app is the new version of Tap Tap Tap’s Camera+, updated to version 3.0 on March 13. The app received a major...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Draw Somthing, Camera+ and Coco Loco

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of the Week

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This week we have one newcomer in our chart and three returnees. Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence’s Silver Linings Playbook is the most downloaded movie. Oscar winner Argo made a comeback while Zero Dark Thirty and The Hobbit reappear after the DVDrips surfaced online. The data for our weekly download chart is...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of the Week
Guardians of Middle-earth dispels the difficulty of online battle arenas (review)

Saudi women 'monitored by SMS'

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A discovery that Saudi male guardians are now automatically getting SMS about cross-border movements of the women under their custody causes an uproar on Twitter....
Saudi women 'monitored by SMS'

Legend of the Guardians Official Trailer

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Legend of the Guardians Official Trailer

Dwolla goes after your kid's lunch money: Integrates payment solution with Iowa school district

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Yes parents, popular payments solution and PayPal competitor Dwolla is going after your kid’s lunch money — but not maliciously, of course. Dwolla has announced a new, unexpected partnership with a school district in Iowa, allowing parents and guardians to make online payments towards their child’s lunch account. So far, this integration has...
Dwolla goes after your kid's lunch money: Integrates payment solution with Iowa school district

Peru's native potato campaign puts spotlight on extreme poverty

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Doris Mejía explains how her NGO turned mass attention on the plight of Andean communities through a Facebook campaignIt's not often you identify potatoes with campaigning, but in South America that is what we have managed to do. By pushing the drive for consuming native potato through a Facebook campaign,...
Peru's native potato campaign puts spotlight on extreme poverty

Facebook faces lawsuit over sale of Credits to minors

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An Arizona woman whose teenage son purchased virtual goods wants Facebook to give refunds to him and thousands of “minor children” who misrepresented their right to acquire the company’s online currency, Facebook Credits. In a class action lawsuit filed in San Jose, Glynnis Bohannon is seeking millions for minors and...
Facebook faces lawsuit over sale of Credits to minors

How Did Private Companies Become The Guardians Of Our Online Privacy?

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U.S. government surveillance of email, search and other online activities is on the rise, while laws protecting people's privacy remain murky. As a result, private Internet and communications service providers - and even apps makers - have become the gatekeepers of our personal data and our first line of defense...
How Did Private Companies Become The Guardians Of Our Online Privacy?
'Guardians of Middle-earth' summons Legolas and the Witch-king into the fray

Chinese game publisher Forgame raises cash from Ignition, others

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Forgame Tech, a Chinese developer of more than two dozen online games, including Ming Dynasty, Soul Guardians and Legend of Chaos, has raised an undisclosed round of capital from TA Associates, Ignition Capital Partners and Qiming Venture Partners. Forgame was founded in 2008, operating game development brands such as Feiyin and...
Chinese game publisher Forgame raises cash from Ignition, others
DVD Association says taping DVDs with smartphones is good enough for educational use
Square Enix jumps aboard the card-battling bandwagon with Guardian Cross
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