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

gigaom.com
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?

Do we need to talk about suicide?

pandodaily.com
A very popular founder named Jody Sherman died this week. He was the founder of Ecomom, and had a wonderful reputation for being relentlessly positive, driven and fun. We weren’t close friends, but we were friends. I’ve received dozens of emails from him over the past two years, and...
Do we need to talk about suicide?

Historian finds tech bubble that didn't pop (180 years ago)

arstechnica.com
Histories of speculative bubbles are popular these days, in large part because they have driven our economy for the last two decades. First came the tech bubble, whose quasi-utopian promises drew in billions of investment dollars, only to pop its cork in 2000, dragging the United States into a...
Historian finds tech bubble that didn't pop (180 years ago)

Keeping Word documents private, and other queries | Ask Jack

www.guardian.co.uk
Four questions this week: John's partner wants to edit Word documents privately, Stan has a CD stuck in a laptop drive, Derek's CDs are skipping, and Mary can't turn on Windows XP's auto-updateIf you open and edit Microsoft Word documents from a USB memory stick, does this leave a "footprint"...
Keeping Word documents private, and other queries | Ask Jack
Foursquare is finally offering paid promotions to small businesses -- not just fast food giants

The 404 1,241: Where we rip from the rich and seed to the poor (podcast)

www.cnet.com
The first call made from the first mobile phone was made 40 years ago today, and to celebrate we're showing off our own cellular histories. Nextels, PDAs, and BitTorrent pirates on today's episode of The 404. [Read more]...
The 404 1,241: Where we rip from the rich and seed to the poor (podcast)

Applying to Incubators? A Little Research Goes A Long Way

www.readwriteweb.com
It's graduation season on college campuses and that means lots of young minds are eagerly awaiting the freedom of summer vacation. But for the young entrepreneurs participating in this season's various startup incubators, the tough work is still ahead. Capital Factory, an Austin-based early-stage startup incubation program, has announced the...
Applying to Incubators? A Little Research Goes A Long Way

Platfora Seeks To Brings Simplicity And An Apple Style Ease Of Use To Big Data Analysis

techcrunch.com
Platfora has unveiled an in-memory big data app that tackles a lacking capability in most software offerings that leverage Hadoop for big data analysis. Most solutions that leverage Hadoop have a complex,  technically oriented, user interfaces and require deep technical skills from people who have backgrounds in statistics and engineering....
Platfora Seeks To Brings Simplicity And An Apple Style Ease Of Use To Big Data Analysis

Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-ray set arrives February 19th

www.engadget.com
While waiting for season three of Game of Thrones to start airing March 31st, fans of HBO's series will be able to snag the second season on Blu-ray February 19th. Even if you've already seen it (whether on TV, via a borrowed HBO login or...other sources) there should be...
Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-ray set arrives February 19th
Why is Wikipedia's editing community dwindling?

FTC bars advertising firm from sniffing browser histories

www.computerworld.com
An online advertising firm accused of spying on the browser histories of consumers has reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission barring it from further browser history sniffing, the agency announced....
FTC bars advertising firm from sniffing browser histories

VC Dave McClure: The Food Tech Market Opportunity Is Huge

www.businessinsider.com
Even though VC Dave McClure doesn't have any grand predictions for 2013 and thinks "most predictions are crap," he does have one thing to say: "menus suck." In a recent post on McClure's blog, 500hats, he writes about how the market opportunity for food tech is huge. "Everyone eats, 1-3x...
VC Dave McClure: The Food Tech Market Opportunity Is Huge

More Tweaks on Commerce 2.0: Offermatic Targeting Moms and Spending Histories http://wp.me/p4P8c-ve7 from @gigaom

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More Tweaks on Commerce 2.0: Offermatic Targeting Moms and Spending Histories http://wp.me/p4P8c-ve7 from @gigaom
U.S. court authorizes warrantless (but limited) cell phone search
Facebook to employers: this asking-for-passwords nonsense needs to stop

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps

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The future of media on mobile devices isn't with applications but with the Web. By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, just four months after Steve Jobs first announced his "magical and revolutionary" new machines in San Francisco, traditional publishers had been overtaken by a collective...
Why Publishers Don't Like Apps

Dolphin’s New ‘Garage’ Opens Up 150 APIs To Mobile Browser Add-On Developers

techcrunch.com
It’s been a surprisingly busy week for Android browser makers — a redesigned version of Firefox for Android graduated from beta, as did Google’s mobile version of Chrome, and now the folks behind Dolphin have just announced their new Dolphin Garage program to spur third-party development for the platform. And...
Dolphin’s New ‘Garage’ Opens Up 150 APIs To Mobile Browser Add-On Developers
LinkedIn's new Contacts app aims to replace your phone's address book

Orkanizer Is a Web-Based Pomodoro Tracker With Stat Tracking, Task History, and More

www.howtogeek.com
Orkanizer is a free, web-based, and feature rich Pomodoro Technique tool that includes productivity statistics, tagging, task histories, and even relaxing music to listen to while you work. If you checked out previously reviewed PomodoroApp and were put off by the Windows-only aspect or the freemium model aspect, you’ll want...
Orkanizer Is a Web-Based Pomodoro Tracker With Stat Tracking, Task History, and More

Dropbox Is Now The Data Fabric Tying Together Devices For 100M Registered Users Who Save 1B Files A Day

techcrunch.com
“At this scale, when you help people save 10 minutes or an hour, you’re saving lifetimes of pain…And we’re just getting started.” That’s what CEO Drew Houston thinks about his company hitting 100 million registered users and 1 billion files saved a day. Here Houston tells me how he feels...
Dropbox Is Now The Data Fabric Tying Together Devices For 100M Registered Users Who Save 1B Files A Day
The dirty secrets in the viral video sausage factory

Mitt Romney Knows Your Favorite Porn Sites And Wants Your Vote

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As our lives become more intertwined with the digital world, the amount of information about ourselves that gets recorded in ones and zeros is growing dramatically. All that data helps us reconnect with friends, run relevant Google searches and better manage our health. It also, as it turns out,...
Mitt Romney Knows Your Favorite Porn Sites And Wants Your Vote
Software that lets parents see what their kids do on Facebook gets $1M

To No One's Surprise, People Don't Like When Facebook Apps Spam Your News Feed

www.fastcompany.com
Facebook is cutting down on wall spam from certain Open Graph apps to help improve the quality of user experiences. Which is another way of saying that, to no one's surprise, people don't like when Facebook apps are murky about what information they're going to share with your friends, and...
To No One's Surprise, People Don't Like When Facebook Apps Spam Your News Feed

Ransomware leverages victims' browser histories for increased credibility

www.computerworld.com
The authors of police-themed ransomware have started using the browsing histories from infected computers in order to make their scams more believable, according to an independent malware researcher....
Ransomware leverages victims' browser histories for increased credibility
Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google Results…Again

HTCSense.com to be reborn, wipes current data after April 30

www.electronista.com
HTC posted a warning on Monday to its smartphone users that HTCSense.com was undergoing major changes. As part of a "renovation" to upgrade the service, all previous services would be shut down and their calendars, call histories, contacts, Footprints travel info, and messages wiped. Users had no later than April...
HTCSense.com to be reborn, wipes current data after April 30

Skype Knew of Security Flaw Since November 2010, Researchers say

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Skype was told a year and a half ago about a security flaw that allows for the location tracking of customers, but left it unfixed, the security researchers who first discovered the vulnerability told CIO Journal. The flaw, which allows hackers to secretly track IP addresses, should be of interest...
Skype Knew of Security Flaw Since November 2010, Researchers say

Netflix can jump on Facebook at last -- but does anyone care?

gigaom.com
When Facebook introduced a much-hyped sharing feature in the fall of 2011, a goofy law prevented Netflix from taking part. Since then, the video company has been lobbying Congress like a kid nags his parents for permission to go to the big dance. Now, Daddy has finally said yes —...
Netflix can jump on Facebook at last -- but does anyone care?

LinkedIn reminds users a network is only as good as its contacts list with new app

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It’s hard to imagine there’s a person out there who feels like they don’t have enough networking and contacting opportunities on LinkedIn. But the company aims to reach just those people on Thursday with the launch of its new product, a standalone mobile app that integrates (only some) of a...
LinkedIn reminds users a network is only as good as its contacts list with new app
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