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HP's first Moonshot server with Atom processors priced at $61,875

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Hewlett-Packard's new densely packed low-power Moonshot server has finally come out of the company's labs and is available to customers in the U.S. and Canada starting at $61,875. This will be the first time commercial users will get a full view of HP's Moonshot hyperscale class of servers, which...
HP's first Moonshot server with Atom processors priced at $61,875

Here's How To Stop Facebook From Tracking You

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Most people don't realize that Facebook can continue to monitor their internet activity, even if they are no longer logged into the site. Using "Facebook Connect," and other social pulg-ins, Facebook is able to set up a cookie on any site that has a "Like" or "share" button, Facebook has...
Here's How To Stop Facebook From Tracking You
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It
Tor's latest project helps Iran get back online despite new Internet censorship regime

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty

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Citing non-negotiable issues including Internet governance, content regulation and network security, the United States has refused to support a set of revised regulations at the U.N. backed International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Conference on International Communications (WCIT) in Dubai. This means that the telecom-turned-Internet debate will not receive the U.S. "seal...
5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty

FOIA request forces DoJ to reveal National Security Letter templates

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As the result of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Department of Justice has revealed, for the first time, the types of secret letters that the government can send out to ISPs and other tech companies being asked to reveal personal data...
FOIA request forces DoJ to reveal National Security Letter templates

Google and Facebook insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

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Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg sharply deny knowledge of Prism until Thursday even as Obama confirms program's existenceAmerica's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama confirmed the scheme's existence Friday.In a blogpost titled 'What the...?' Google co-founder...
Google and Facebook insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

Live Chat: Digital Privacy

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The FTC is asking Congress to pass legislation to protect privacy in the digital era and urged brokers who buy and sell names, addresses and other personal information to give consumers the right to see their data.  Now the reporting team behind What They Know, the Journal’s series on how...
Live Chat: Digital Privacy

How Long Before VPNs Become Illegal?

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In the coming decade there will be an avalanche of initiatives to regulate and monitor the Internet. The freedom, privacy and relative anonymity that people experience today will only be short-lived if the copyright lobby and intelligence agencies have their way. In the U.S. there is CISPA, a bill that...
How Long Before VPNs Become Illegal?

Study: Personality Type Drives Facebook Usage More Than Originally Thought

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Your personality type plays a role in how you interact with social networks, and can factor into how much time you spend on sites like Facebook and Twitter, what kind of information you post and how much you regret posting material that others may consider questionable. While research in the...
Study: Personality Type Drives Facebook Usage More Than Originally Thought

Celebrating 25 Years of Dot-Com

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Twenty-five years ago on this date, the first company registered a Web address with the now prolific .com extension. In recognition of that milestone, we've ask Internet industry leaders to take a look back at the impact of .com and share perspectives on the future direction of the Internet. We're...
Celebrating 25 Years of Dot-Com

Kiwis Want To Spy On All Communications, VPNs, And Be Able To Use Secret Evidence Against You

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Although New Zealand's decision not to allow patents for programs "as such" was welcome, other moves there have been more problematic. For example, after it became clear that the New Zealand intelligence service, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), illegally wiretapped and spied on Kim Dotcom, the New Zealand government...
Kiwis Want To Spy On All Communications, VPNs, And Be Able To Use Secret Evidence Against You

Power, Pollution and the Internet

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In processing a staggering amount of Internet activity, data centers waste vast amounts of energy, belying the information industry's image of eco-friendliness....
Power, Pollution and the Internet
Phone spying and PRISM internet surveillance: what's the difference?

This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity (FB)

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Facebook really is watching your every move online. In testing out the new Abine DNT+ tool, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 "trackers" watching our internet activity. Abine defines trackers as "a request that a webpage tries to make your browser perform that will share information intended to...
This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity (FB)

11 Of The Wildest Technology Conspiracy Theories

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Nothing is at it seems! Or is it? Plus, they're all out to get you. Want proof? One theory says the CIA has funded an operation that trawls Facebook for data. Seriously. Whether the motivations are political, financial, or otherwise, plenty of people are convinced that big businesses and governments...
11 Of The Wildest Technology Conspiracy Theories

WaPost backtracks on claim tech companies 'participate knowingly' in PRISM data collection

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The Washington Post published an investigative report uncovering the government-run PRISM program, which allegedly monitored US citizen’s Internet activity illegally, but now the paper is stepping away from its initial claim that nine tech firms knowingly provided data to the government. Early reports of PRISM left two key allegations unanswered:...
WaPost backtracks on claim tech companies 'participate knowingly' in PRISM data collection

Facebook ranks top as India's Internet users spend 1 in every 4 minutes online on social networks

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The Indian Internet space is in a time of flux right, but the appeal of social networking services continues to rise in the country. New data from comScore reveals that its citizens spend one in four minutes online using social networking sites, more than any other Internet activity. According to comScore, social...
Facebook ranks top as India's Internet users spend 1 in every 4 minutes online on social networks

Metrics Show Surge in Google Chrome Use on Weekends

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In the Web browser wars, Google’s Chrome is slowly chipping away at market share held by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, especially when it comes to weekend use. Data released Wednesday by web analytics firm StatCounter highlight how global use of Chrome spikes on the weekend at the expense of IE. StatCounter...
Metrics Show Surge in Google Chrome Use on Weekends

Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

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A new system for monitoring almost everything that's going on inside India's telecoms network has been quietly launched. The Central Monitoring System will offer tax collectors, law enforcement and and other agencies the ability to scrutinize phone calls, text messages, emails, social networking and general web activity. In one...
Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

Tim Berners-Lee Says UK's Net Spying Plans Would Be 'Destruction Of Human Rights'

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Not content with inventing the Web and then giving it away, Tim Berners-Lee remains highly active in warning about the threats the Internet and its users face. Most recently he has taken on the British government's disproportionate plans to store information about every email sent and Web page visited in...
Tim Berners-Lee Says UK's Net Spying Plans Would Be 'Destruction Of Human Rights'

Inventor of world wide web savages government's Big Brother plans

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee labels coalition's proposals for routine internet monitoring 'a destruction of human rights'The government's controversial plans to allow intelligence agencies to monitor the internet use and digital communications of every person in the UK suffered a fresh blow today when the inventor of the world wide web warned...
Inventor of world wide web savages government's Big Brother plans
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Scope of US Alleged Spying On Americans' Internet Activity Massive, "Beyond Orwellian"

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It turns out that for the past roughly 7 years, according to National Public Radio reports this afternoon, the US government has been “collecting” or “mining” US citizens’ personal data from telcos and internet companies — effectively “spying” on... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Scope of US Alleged Spying On Americans' Internet Activity Massive, "Beyond Orwellian"

Appeals Court OKs Facebook Settlement That Gives Consumers Zero Cash

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Sept 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court refused to disturb Facebook Inc.'s $9.5 million class action settlement over allegations that the social networking company's defunct "Beacon" service violated its members' privacy rights. The 2-1 ruling on Thursday came from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, with the one...
Appeals Court OKs Facebook Settlement That Gives Consumers Zero Cash

Rocket-backed delivery service FoodPanda expands to China, Brazil, Russia; now in 23 countries worldwide

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FoodPanda, the Rocket Internet-backed food delivery service, has expanded its footprint into 12 new markets, taking the service to a total of 23 countries worldwide. The company also has a new global MD and is in the process of raising funding, in true Rocket Internet fashion. Of the new launches...
Rocket-backed delivery service FoodPanda expands to China, Brazil, Russia; now in 23 countries worldwide

7 Incredible Statistics Showing Why Companies Need To Advertise Online In China

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Lau Seng Yee, president of online media business at internet portal Tencent, gave a pretty incredible list of reasons why companies should embrace online media and the digital ecosystem at Ad Age's Digital Conference, Tuesday. 1. China has 513 million online users right now 2. 164,000 new Chinese join the...
7 Incredible Statistics Showing Why Companies Need To Advertise Online In China

Facebook asks court to dismiss $15 billion privacy suit

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Social network argues that the plaintiffs don't show how Facebook's secret tracking of users' Internet activity harms those users. [Read more]...
Facebook asks court to dismiss $15 billion privacy suit

French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites

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France’s National Digital Council (CNN), an advisory committee created by President Nicolas Sarkozy himself, has spoken out against a plan to punish frequent visitors of extremist websites. CNN, not to be confused with the news network, was established in April last year and plays an advisory role with the French government,...
French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites

Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

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You don’t get any more tenacious denials than this. First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We...
Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'
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