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British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

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More secret National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian suggest that the U.S. agency's British counterpart intercepts petabytes worth of communication data daily from fiber-optic cables. The operation codenamed "Tempora" by Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been going on for at least 18 months...
British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

Jury in Apple v. Samsung Goofed, Damages Reduced -- Uh Oh. What's Wrong With this Picture? ~pj Updated 3Xs

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Late in the process yesterday at the Apple v. Samsung trial, when the parties and the judge were reviewing the jury verdict form, Samsung noticed that there were, indeed, inconsistencies in the jury's verdict form, a possibility Samsung anticipated [PDF]. Here's the jury's Amended Verdict Form [PDF], amended to fix...
Jury in Apple v. Samsung Goofed, Damages Reduced -- Uh Oh. What's Wrong With this Picture? ~pj Updated 3Xs

Hang On A Minute: Jurors Awarded Apple Damages Without Finding Infringements

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It’s a good thing that lawyers from both Apple and Samsung were allowed to review the jury’s verdict document after it was read, because there seem to be a few issues with it. Upon further review, there were two instances in which the jury prescribed monetary damages in Apple’s favor...
Hang On A Minute: Jurors Awarded Apple Damages Without Finding Infringements

FBI forming “Communications Assistance Center” to help spy on Americans

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Only weeks after requesting backdoor access to popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, the FBI is in the news again. Now the organization appears to be staffing the elite unit that will create the technologies to tap into Americans’ communications on social networks. CNet broke the story today,...
FBI forming “Communications Assistance Center” to help spy on Americans

NSA Chief Says NSA Doesn't Need Access To Your Info... As Whistleblowers Say They're Already Getting It

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The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) recently held an event about cybersecurity and cybersecurity legislation. The keynote speech was from NSA boss General Keith Alexander. He of course talked about why he supports cybersecurity legislation, such as CISPA and other proposals that will make it easier for the NSA access private...
NSA Chief Says NSA Doesn't Need Access To Your Info... As Whistleblowers Say They're Already Getting It
Jury: Samsung infringed Apple's software patents

Police intercept online threat, raid wrong house

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A teen is watching Food Network at home, when a SWAT team bursts down her door and spoils her digestion. It seems her wi-fi may have been purloined by someone offering online threats. [Read more]...
Police intercept online threat, raid wrong house

Another Victory For The Public Speaking Up: Canada Drops Digital Spying Bill (For Now)

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A year ago, we had a series of posts concerning attempts in Canada to pass a "lawful access" bill, which is a nice way of saying "a bill to let Canadian law enforcement spy on your digital information." Politicians who supported this, like Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, kicked things...
Another Victory For The Public Speaking Up: Canada Drops Digital Spying Bill (For Now)
DEA can't wiretap iMessages, says they are a 'challenge for intercept'

Scarlets 0-29 Clermont Auvergne | Heineken Cup Pool 5 match report

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Scarlets 0-29 Clermont AuvergneClermont Auvergne booked a home draw against Montpellier in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals after a bonus-point victory over Scarlets, who bowed out of the tournament after six straight defeats in the pool stages.The Clermont captain Aurélien Rougerie registered the bonus-point try 14 minutes from time, adding to...
Scarlets 0-29 Clermont Auvergne | Heineken Cup Pool 5 match report

Displaced NJ Voters Told To Email Ballot Requests To A Hotmail Account

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The election day news is coming in rather fast today, but we're already seeing reports of voting issues. There's some viral videos floating around showing voting machines acting up. This, of course, can be added to the long history of voting machine nonsense we've written about in the past. But...
Displaced NJ Voters Told To Email Ballot Requests To A Hotmail Account

Apple Wins Patent Ruling As Jury Finds Samsung Infringes

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The jury in the landmark Apple-Samsung trial announced moments ago that Samsung infringed on patents for ”bounce back” scrolling functionality on all devices. On the ’915 patent, relating to one finger to scroll, two to pinch and zoom navigation, all but three Samsung devices (Ace, Intercept and Replenish) infringed. For Apple’s ’163...
Apple Wins Patent Ruling As Jury Finds Samsung Infringes

Parliamentary report details German police snoop-spend

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Skype, mail, chat all on the intercept list Blogger Anna Roth has accused German police of monitoring Skype, Facebook chat and Google Mail, following an examination of expenditures by the country's Ministry of Home Affairs.......
Parliamentary report details German police snoop-spend
Apple's iMessage encryption hindering DEA's ability to wiretap suspects

Google Glass developer writes an app to snap photos with just a wink

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An enterprising developer has created a Google Glass app that allows users to take photos by winking. The app uses functionality discovered in the Google Glass code last week that appears not to be enabled by default. The app, named Winky, works by rearranging the priority of the wink gesture...
Google Glass developer writes an app to snap photos with just a wink

Qualtrics' first product after raising $70M? A digital marketing tool

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After raising a mammoth $70 million in first round funding, Qualtrics has launched Site Intercept, a tool for marketers to target promotions and campaigns to customers, based on their location, shopping cart content, or browser history. Qualtrics claims that the whole process only takes a few minutes. Begin by designing a...
Qualtrics' first product after raising $70M? A digital marketing tool
Your research is wrong. Here, have a graph of the right data, says Qualtrics

New Android virus 'MMarketPay.A' found on 100,000 Chinese smartphones and in 9 app stores

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A new mobile virus capable of racking up large bills on Android-based phones has reared its ugly head in China, where it has already affected more 100,000 devices and nine app stores in the country. Identified by mobile security company TrustGo — which named it ‘MMarketPay.A’ — the malware can order...
New Android virus 'MMarketPay.A' found on 100,000 Chinese smartphones and in 9 app stores

The Air Force is working to boost its "Cyberspace Warfare Attack capabilities"

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Duck! The United States Air Force has an open announcement out that is sure to raise eyebrows at home and abroad, as the military branch is looking to bolster its cyber warfare muscles. Yes, we hate the word ‘cyber’ as much as you. The paper solicits “concept papers addressing Information...
The Air Force is working to boost its "Cyberspace Warfare Attack capabilities"
Apple vs. Samsung: the glory details
Qualtrics gets $70M to boldly scale like no one has scaled before

Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns

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Smartphones and social networking sites are making it much easier for stalkers to target victims, say charitiesNew forms of digital technology and social networking sites such as Facebook are increasingly putting people at risk of stalking, according to a report published on Wednesday.The study, from Women's Aid and the Network...
Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns
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