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There's A Secret Internet For Drug Dealers, Assassins, And Pedophiles

How Advanced Fraud Detection Services Work

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As anyone who has ever had a valid credit card charge questioned knows, there is a lot of fraudulent use of cards and the Internet has made it even easier for the bad guys to exploit. According to comScore, last year ecommerce in the U.S. reached record levels of spending...
How Advanced Fraud Detection Services Work

On big data, the Boston Marathon and civil liberties

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For all the concerns over mobile phone logs, video footage and other data collection that could potentially be used to survail American citizens, it’s times like this that I think we see their real value. According to a Los Angeles Times article about Monday’s bomb attack at the Boston Marathon,...
On big data, the Boston Marathon and civil liberties
CERN Scientist Talks About Higgs Boson, Particle Colliders And End Of The World

Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

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Preface: Although this essay compares the media's similar hyping of Haystack and Cryptocat, the tools are, at a technical level, in no way similar. Haystack was at best, snake oil, peddled by a charlatan. Cryptocat is an interesting, open-source tool created by a guy who means well, and usually...
Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

BloomReach nets $25M to turn big data into marketing gold

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BloomReach raked in $25 million in new venture funding in a C Series round led by New Enterprise Associates, bringing total venture funding to a healthy $41 million. The be-all-and-end-all for BloomReach, which emerged from stealth in February, is to help online retailers make the stuff they sell more easily found by would-be...
BloomReach nets $25M to turn big data into marketing gold

DOJ Signs New Rules To Let Intelligence Officials Access, Store And Search More Info About US Citizens

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Remember earlier this week when the NSA's boss Keith Alexander tried to shoot down reports that it was storing and datamining all sorts of communications info about Americans (despite a mandate that says the NSA can't spy on Americans?). Yeah. So then there's this news: The Obama administration is moving...
DOJ Signs New Rules To Let Intelligence Officials Access, Store And Search More Info About US Citizens

Visualizing Facebook’s Media Storage: How Big Is 100 Petabytes?

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Just a little tidbit from everyone’s favorite reading material this week, the Facebook IPO filing: the company noted that it now stores over 100 petabytes of media (photos and videos) uploaded by its 845 million users. In case “100 petabytes” didn’t blow you over, the filing further explains that’s equal...
Visualizing Facebook’s Media Storage: How Big Is 100 Petabytes?

37signals lists web designer directory Sortfolio on Flippa; buy it now for $480,000

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Interested in buying an existing business that generates roughly $212,000 in annual revenue, on auto-pilot, for a mere $480,000? Collaboration and communication software maker 37signals recently announced that they were ready to sell one of its online businesses, visual web designer directory Sortfolio, and publicly solicited offers for the website....
37signals lists web designer directory Sortfolio on Flippa; buy it now for $480,000

Pearson sorry for downing 1.45 million teaching blogs

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When Pearson objected to a blog that republished some of its work, it took the haystack with the needle. The giant education publisher spotted a teacher’s weblog powered by the Edublogs network had, in 2007, published its copyrighted Beck’s Hopelessness Scale, a questionnaire designed to diagnose pessimism. Pearson in September...
Pearson sorry for downing 1.45 million teaching blogs
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App Install Ads Could Be The Growing Cash Calf Of Facebook's Earnings

Hearst's App Strategy: Adding More Needles To A Growing Haystack

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Hearst has about 70 apps under its LMK banner in the iTunes App Store right now and it just plans to keep adding more and more. Most of the LMK apps sell for about $1.99, while a handful cost $0.99 per download. The LMK initials stand for “Let Me...
Hearst's App Strategy: Adding More Needles To A Growing Haystack
How Chegg Found A Textbook Rental Goldmine In A College Classifieds Haystack

Bloodhound fetches $1 million from 500 Startups and others, as it launches new conference tool 'Retrieve'

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Today conference application and service provider Bloodhound announced $1 million in funding, aligning the news with the release of its new product, ‘Retrieve.’ Bloodhound is a mobile platform for conferences, designed to help attendees find one another in the haystack of an event. It also allows attendees to trade information without dealing...
Bloodhound fetches $1 million from 500 Startups and others, as it launches new conference tool 'Retrieve'

Winston Churchill archive made available online

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Nearly a million documents, including drafts of famous war speeches and cigar bills, have been digitisedNearly a million documents that make up Winston Churchill's archive, ranging from school reports, drafts of his famous wartime speeches, to cigar bills, have been made instantly accessible to students, historians, and even politicians looking...
Winston Churchill archive made available online

US Government's Failure To Protect Public Privacy Is Driving Business Overseas

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As we've covered over and over again, the US government has made it clear that it wants access to your data. With things like the FISA Amendments Act, ECPA and various other laws, law enforcement plays the FUD card repeatedly, insisting that it needs to be able to go in...
US Government's Failure To Protect Public Privacy Is Driving Business Overseas
New Tumblr mobile monetization plan: pay-per-view (you pay, they view)

'Trial by Google' a risk to jury system, says attorney general

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'How can we be sure jurors decide cases on evidence in court - and not on what they see on their phones?' says Dominic Grieve"Trial by Google" threatens to undermine the integrity of the British jury system and "offends the principle of open justice", according to the attorney general, Dominic...
'Trial by Google' a risk to jury system, says attorney general

Bina launches box to analyze genomes; cloud on the way

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Bina Technologies is launching its Bina Box for on-premise genome processing, enabling researchers to quickly and cheaply analyze genomes and give doctors data-driven suggestions for custom treatments. Use a genome sequencer to see one person’s DNA profile, and you’ll get 6 billion unique characters, or half a terabyte of data,...
Bina launches box to analyze genomes; cloud on the way

Layar Introduces Layar Stream to Help You Find Popular Nearby AR Content

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Amsterdam-based mobile augmented reality developers Layar are announcing today the launch a new service that will make it easy for users to discover the most popular local AR content from their iPhones or Android devices. Layar, a mobile AR browser that serves 1.2 million augmented objects each day, will now...
Layar Introduces Layar Stream to Help You Find Popular Nearby AR Content

It's privacy versus cybersecurity as CISPA bill arrives in Senate

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Cybersecurity and online privacy are two critical interests that seem destined never to get along. Sure, you want malicious hackers, spammers, and other Internet lowlifes brought to justice--but you also want to protect your online data. A big part of cybercrime-fighting, however, demands gathering a haystack's worth of aggregated...
It's privacy versus cybersecurity as CISPA bill arrives in Senate
Here's what Facebook Graph Search is doing next
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?