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Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

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NC State University researchers have discovered an SMS phishing (smishing) vulnerability in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and thus is present in almost all Android versions, including Donut (1.6), Éclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and Jelly Bean (4.1). They have tested the flaw on...
Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

US government to back massive effort to understand the brain

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Reigh LeBlanc Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration is preparing to launch biology into its first big project post-genome: mapping the activity and processes that power the human brain. The initial report suggested that the project would get roughly $3 billion dollars over...
US government to back massive effort to understand the brain

FTC Issues Final Privacy Framework Report to Protect Users Data

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued its Final Privacy Framework Report that outlines guidelines for how companies can and cannot use consumer data on the Internet. The initial report was released in Dec. 2010 and the FTC took in consideration 453 public comments in the final report. The FTC provides...
FTC Issues Final Privacy Framework Report to Protect Users Data

The Facebook Phone Rumor Is Back

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Once upon a time Michael Arrington broke the news that Facebook was developing its own phone. That was in 2010. However in a followup interview with TechCrunch, Mark Zuckerberg killed the notion, saying they’re pursuing a horizontal strategy that will put a social layer on top of existing platforms. “We’re...
The Facebook Phone Rumor Is Back

Joe Carnahan Says His ‘Death Wish’ Remake Will Star Frank Grillo, Set in a ‘Drive’/’Collateral’-Style Los Angeles

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Yesterday it was announced that Joe Carnahan would write and direct a remake of the 1974 revenge classic Death Wish. Today, Carnahan has confirmed the report, and clarified his vision on the new film. Carnahan tweeted the following: Guys. I’m doing ‘Death Wish.’ But this version is a re-imagining...
Joe Carnahan Says His ‘Death Wish’ Remake Will Star Frank Grillo, Set in a ‘Drive’/’Collateral’-Style Los Angeles

Rumor sparks new Facebook privacy concerns

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Rumors are circulating that Facebook has made public millions of users' private messages on its Timeline feature. After an initial report in the French newspaper Metro, the rumor was quickly picked up by some technology blogs and tech press, and it's flying around social media. The problem is, it doesn't...
Rumor sparks new Facebook privacy concerns

NASA reports ammonia leak on ISS, says inhabitants 'in no danger'

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The International Space Station has been a font of good news and scientific progress since it received its first human residents at the start of the millennium, but now it may be starting to show its age. The current crew reported seeing damage to the vessel's truss structure yesterday...
NASA reports ammonia leak on ISS, says inhabitants 'in no danger'
Square gets the green light to proceed with NYC taxi payment program

Latest links and tech news from the Boston Marathon explosions

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Like everyone else across the country, we’ve been closely following the tragic events in Boston this afternoon, including a number of tech-related angles in the story of the two explosions that hit the finish line of the Boston Marathon. For the benefit of GeekWire readers, here’s a roundup of...
Latest links and tech news from the Boston Marathon explosions

I Will Not Link To Consumer Reports... I Will Not Link To Consumer Reports...

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I Will Not Link To Consumer Reports... I Will Not Link To Consumer Reports...: Instead, I’ll link to Marco Arment’s tweet ripping Consumer Reports for — wait for it — recommending the new iPad as the top tablet on the market.  Yes, just a couple weeks after “WarmGate” failed to...
I Will Not Link To Consumer Reports... I Will Not Link To Consumer Reports...

Confirmed: Zynga proposes secondary offering

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Zynga confirmed a planned secondary offering today with a Securities and Exchange Commission filing for certain Zynga stockholders to offer shares of Class A common stock. The developer doesn’t receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares. The CityVille creator uses a three tiered stock system, with Class A...
Confirmed: Zynga proposes secondary offering

RIAA Failed To Disclose Expert's Lobbying History to "Six-Strikes" Partners

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Starting next month the MPAA, RIAA and five major Internet providers in the United States will start punishing persistent BitTorrent pirates, The scheme is being coordinated by the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) who agreed to hire an impartial and independent expert to review the evidence that will be used...
RIAA Failed To Disclose Expert's Lobbying History to "Six-Strikes" Partners

Australia tells Google to delete all private data collected by Street View

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Google got a whole lot of heat when its Street View operations were found to have been collecting data from unsecured WiFi connections, and now Australia is further pressuring the search giant over allegations that all of the information it accrued surreptitiously in the country has not yet been deleted. The...
Australia tells Google to delete all private data collected by Street View

Tesla's Elon Musk posts data from disastrous New York Times test drive

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Angry at what he called the paper's 'fake' review, Tesla founder supplies charts that appear to contradict reviewer's accountThe world of electric cars is usually seen as one of mildly eccentric do-gooders striving to solve the world's all-too real addiction to fossil fuels by developing vehicles that can be recharged...
Tesla's Elon Musk posts data from disastrous New York Times test drive

Sony and Panasonic to announce OLED HDTV partnership next week?

www.engadget.com
With Samsung and LG (still) poised to introduce their OLED HDTVs later this year, rumors that Sony and Panasonic will join forces are heating up. Japan's Nikkei is following up its initial report last month with word from the usual unnamed sources that the two are "close" to a...
Sony and Panasonic to announce OLED HDTV partnership next week?

Twitter brings photo filters to its Android app, powered by Aviary

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Twitter has today announced its photo filters product that competes with other offerings from apps like Instagram. The first of its apps to get it is the Android app. Filter rush An All Things D report this weekend was the first to indicate that the photo filters would be coming...
Twitter brings photo filters to its Android app, powered by Aviary
Google's Play Store is getting gift cards, wish lists

Australian government orders Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to explain inflated local prices

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Last year the Australian government pledged to investigate why consumers in the country are forced to pay more for downloads, and that has led authorities to summon Apple, Microsoft and Abode to explain their pricing strategies. Kotaku reports that the three tech giants have been instructed to send representatives to...
Australian government orders Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to explain inflated local prices

Is a Facebook/Syphilis Connection 'Ridiculous'?

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Yesterday, the Telegraph ran an article about a study that seemed to have found a connection between the spread of syphilis and the popularity of Facebook. Today, the paper has run a follow-up story, wherein "Facebook has said that reports linking the site's rise to an increased incidence of the...
Is a Facebook/Syphilis Connection 'Ridiculous'?

Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

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Yesterday, it was reported that one of Tumblr's earliest investors, Union Square Ventures, received a 5,000% return on investment when Yahoo purchased the social content company for $1.1 billion. While Union Square Ventures did receive a significant amount from the deal, the firm says it was nowhere near that high...
Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

Greenpeace Under Fire Again After Regrading of Apple's Data Center Energy Plans

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Earlier this year, environmental activist group Greenpeace made waves with a report taking Apple and other companies to task for not doing enough to eliminate the use of dirty coal-sourced power at their data centers. Apple quickly responded at the time to note that Greenpeace had greatly overestimated the power...
Greenpeace Under Fire Again After Regrading of Apple's Data Center Energy Plans
Firefox now logs your browser's start up time, run time, number of crashes, and sends the data to Mozilla

Zillow sues Trulia for patent infringement, escalating bitter real estate rivalry

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We’ve commented in the past on how San Francisco-based Trulia appears to follow in the wake of its larger Seattle-based rival, Zillow. For the most part, Zillow has turned the other cheek, outflanking its competitor in areas such as mobile, mortgages and also becoming the first to complete an initial...
Zillow sues Trulia for patent infringement, escalating bitter real estate rivalry

Crisis Planning: Prepare Your Company For Social Media Attacks #Branding #Fail #SocialMedia #Crisis #Communications

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In case you haven’t been watching, Nestle’s Facebook Fan page has been overrun by critics around deforestation, sustainability and poor social media relations. While this isn’t the place to have a discussion on sustainability, let’s look at the ramifications this has to society, brands, fans, and Facebook. I spent a...
Crisis Planning: Prepare Your Company For Social Media Attacks #Branding #Fail #SocialMedia #Crisis #Communications

Tim Berners-Lee In Court To Try To Prevent Patent Troll Eolas From Patenting Key Web Concepts

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Remember Eolas? We've written about this infamous patent troll many times, mostly focusing on its big patent fight with Microsoft over the idea of browser plugins -- a case it eventually settled. In 2009, however, Eolas came back and basically sued the web, claiming that all sorts of very basic...
Tim Berners-Lee In Court To Try To Prevent Patent Troll Eolas From Patenting Key Web Concepts

Lessons of Harvard's secret email search | Dan Gillmor

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The implications for all of us are clear: never assume your email is private. And if you care, take measures to protect yourselfAccording to Harvard University, email subject lines are not "content". This remarkable claim comes in a university statement, sardonically called a "partial apology" by the Boston Globe, attempting to...
Lessons of Harvard's secret email search | Dan Gillmor

Why links matter: Linking is the life-blood of the web

gigaom.com
Every so often, a controversy erupts over something that seems relatively simple: Namely, the concept of linking to (and thereby giving credit to) the source of a news report. In one of the most recent examples, Instapaper founder Marco Arment — who broke the news about a wave of...
Why links matter: Linking is the life-blood of the web

Consumer Reports Recommends New iPad As Your Next Home Grill

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Attention George Foreman: report to an Apple Store near you immediately. There’s a hot (literally) product, you simply must buy the entire inventory of to keep your grilling empire alive: the new iPad. Or at least, that’s what the latest nonsense from Consumer Reports would have you believe. We’ve seen...
Consumer Reports Recommends New iPad As Your Next Home Grill
The Dark Patent Troll Rises: Now 40% Of All Patent Litigation

Walmart will stop selling all Amazon Kindle devices as it attempts to become a real online competitor

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Enormous retail chain Walmart will cease selling all Amazon Kindle products, reports Reuters. The initial report is a brief that is based on an internal company memo. Reuters reports on the memo “We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and eReaders beyond our existing inventory...
Walmart will stop selling all Amazon Kindle devices as it attempts to become a real online competitor
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