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Gun-shy TSA gets critic booted from Congressional panel

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Bruce Schneier, the security expert who coined the term "security theater" to describe the Transportation Security Agency's airport screening procedures, was uninvited from speaking on a Monday Congressional panel at the insistence of the TSA. In a blog post, Schneier reports that he had been officially scheduled to appear...
Gun-shy TSA gets critic booted from Congressional panel

They can’t all be SOPA: Are webizens ready to fight with nuance?

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It’s hard to be a web user these days, especially since the government has gotten so interested in what we’re doing online. Bills and proposed regulations that target web activity and user data are popping up all the time, and it’s hard to keep track of what any of this...
They can’t all be SOPA: Are webizens ready to fight with nuance?
Shhhh, Huddle gets funding from CIA-backed In-Q-Tel

RWW Recommends: The Best Social Investing Tool

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While social media can't predict which stocks will go up and which will go down (yet), there is a growing case for including a social component in your investment strategy. Traditional brokerages are adding social features, and social-media startups are looking to tap into the investors as a new...
RWW Recommends: The Best Social Investing Tool
Smule Finally Makes Their Android Debut With The Auto-Tuning Songify App

New report shows Congress' favorite BitTorrent downloads

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Congress has become gun-shy about putting together Internet-related legislation after the attempt to pass SOPA generated unprecedented public outrage, but Internet piracy is still on its radar. Still, it turns out that digital copies of pirated movies and TV shows aren't just the subject of committee debates on Capitol...
New report shows Congress' favorite BitTorrent downloads

No CEO News Emerges From Yahoo Shareholder Meeting

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You can’t blame Yahoo’s board for being a little bit gun shy. After all, eight out of 11 directors are new this year — three of them were appointed in the wake of the highly-public resume scandal that ousted CEO Scott Thompson. With the Thompson debacle, the departure of... Please...
No CEO News Emerges From Yahoo Shareholder Meeting

Fred Wilson Hasn't Led A Single Startup Investment All Year

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Last year, Fred Wilson led four Union Square Ventures investments. Typically he leads two to three startup deals per year for the New York-based VC firm. But this year, Wilson hasn't led a single deal, Fortune's Dan Primack reports. "When asked what has changed in 2012, he didn't really provide...
Fred Wilson Hasn't Led A Single Startup Investment All Year
Raise more venture capital by asking for less
PETA’s new .XXX site is really, really, not that sexy

Prabal Gurung Could Save eBay From Being A 'Fast-Fashion Graveyard'

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Sellers on eBay are confident that Target's latest designer collaboration will be a success. The collection by Prabal Gurung gives the retailer a chance to redeem itself after the failure of its Neiman Marcus line.  A handful of items from the upcoming collection are on eBay for well above retail...
Prabal Gurung Could Save eBay From Being A 'Fast-Fashion Graveyard'

Cracking the gadget pricing code: Buy now or wait?

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I get an uneasy feeling every time I belly up to the Best Buy cash register and fork over my credit card to buy a big ticket item. My worst fear? A sudden drop in retail pricing--one that occurs immediately after I make my purchase. Ever since I paid...
Cracking the gadget pricing code: Buy now or wait?

Don't use that open API -- it could be a trap!

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In case we needed another lesson in the vagaries of the “open” APIs that are offered by web companies for developers to build features around, Facebook has provided a perfect example by shutting down the API for Face.com, the facial-recognition service that it acquired last month — even though...
Don't use that open API -- it could be a trap!

AT&T eyes smaller spectrum acquisitions

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AT&T likely became gun-shy after the T-Mobile deal collapsed. The company remains mum on Verizon's spectrum. [Read more]...
AT&T eyes smaller spectrum acquisitions
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