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Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

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There's been lots of talk about what to do about online bullying -- even if the amount and impact of online bullying is often massively exaggerated. There have even been some attempts to outlaw online bullying or "cyberbullying" that seem to try to make it illegal to be a jerk...
Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy? With $25M From Benchmark & Larry Summers Advising, There’s Hope.

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Well, we’ve said it before: Technology is changing education, it’s flipping the classroom, bringing instructional videos to the masses, and dragging online higher education into legitimacy. Investors have begun to hear the call, as was evidenced today when Benchmark Capital made its largest seed investment to date — $25 million...
Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy? With $25M From Benchmark & Larry Summers Advising, There’s Hope.

Samsung issues statement decrying patent verdict

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Shortly after Samsung was handed a massive defeat in its patent infringement battle with Apple, the South Korean company has issued a statement decrying the verdict as a "loss for the American consumer." The smartphone manufacturer lamented not only today's verdict, but also the current patent environment, questioning the legitimacy...
Samsung issues statement decrying patent verdict

Craig Newmark: Social Networks Are Shifting the Balance of Power

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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark says that he believes social networking and the rise of distributed trust and reputation networks are helping to shift the balance of power in society, away from those with nominal power and money and towards people who emerge from the grassroots. Although personal social networks...
Craig Newmark: Social Networks Are Shifting the Balance of Power

Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

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The jailbreak for for iOS 6.1, going by the name Evasi0n, has arrived. Over 270,000 people have downloaded it today to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads to introduce a host of new capabilities to their devices. In fact, people have been so eager to get their mitts on Evasi0n that...
Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

Could The Special 301 Report Be Useful? Proposed Law Would Broaden It To Condemn Internet Censorship

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For years, we've highlighted the USTR's silly "Special 301" report, in which it lists out "naughty" countries who aren't doing enough to meet Hollywood and the Pharma industry's definitions of what intellectual property laws should look like. This is based on no real methodology, other than that each year, the...
Could The Special 301 Report Be Useful? Proposed Law Would Broaden It To Condemn Internet Censorship

Apple's iAd first major mobile ad-network to get Media Ratings Council accreditation

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Apple's iAd for iPhone and iPad gained a bit more legitimacy this month as it received accreditation from a major advertising body, making it the first mobile platform to achieve the distinction.    ...
Apple's iAd first major mobile ad-network to get Media Ratings Council accreditation
Software leak shows the likely Facebook phone specs and features
The Most Intense Video Game Collection You've Ever Seen Is Being Sold For Half A Million Dollars On Ebay

Got an AT&T iPhone? iOS 5.1 now gives you '4G'

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Ever since T-Mobile and AT&T began touting their HSPA+ networks as "4G," the debate on the term's legitimacy has raged on. Regardless of how you feel about the matter, one thing's for sure: Apple's finally taken sides on the argument, and the company's all for it. In today's iOS...
Got an AT&T iPhone? iOS 5.1 now gives you '4G'

Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks

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Microsoft Microsoft has revoked more than two dozen digital certificates used to prove its wares are genuine after discovering some of them could be subject to the same types of attacks orchestrated by the designers of the Flame espionage malware. Tuesday's revocation of 28 certificates is part of a...
Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks

Net Neutrality Battle Quickly Turns Into Political Food Fight

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Well, well. For a legal ruling that really has no direct impact on the actual case it's about, the decision that the FCC can't punish Comcast for breaking net neutrality sure got people worked up. Suddenly there's talk of the FCC reaching for the so-called "nuclear option." What's that? It...
Net Neutrality Battle Quickly Turns Into Political Food Fight

Samsung And RIM Rumored To Be Tied Up In BB10 Licensing Talks

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How does that old saying go again? “Everything old is new again?” That exactly how I feel about the RIM rumors that have been making the rounds today. According to a bit of analyst chatter, Samsung has their eyes on Waterloo-based RIM, and more specifically the new mobile operating system...
Samsung And RIM Rumored To Be Tied Up In BB10 Licensing Talks
Verifeyed uses a camera’s ‘mathematical fingerprint’ to find manipuated images

Google Updates Chrome Browser, Now Offers Faster Browsing, Improved Security

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Following yesterday’s release of the new mobile version of the Chrome browser, Google is today launching an improved version of its desktop counterpart. The updated release of Chrome (Stable version) brings several features beta users have had since January, most notably omnibox pre-rendering and increased security protections. The omnibox, Google’s...
Google Updates Chrome Browser, Now Offers Faster Browsing, Improved Security

Microsoft Windows Update SSL certificate gets failing grade

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The SSL certificate for update.windows.com as viewed by the Windows Certificate viewer. Unmitigatedrisk.com Flame Flame's crypto attack may have needed $200,000 worth of compute power Discovery of new "zero-day" exploit links developers of Stuxnet, Flame Microsoft contains Flame with Windows Update revamp Flame espionage malware issues self-destruct command Crypto...
Microsoft Windows Update SSL certificate gets failing grade

Security Hole Allows Pirates to Get a Legitimate Windows 8 Activation for Free

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A new security hole has been discovered in Microsoft’s product activation process that allows pirates to get a free legitimate activation of Windows 8 using the current Windows Media Center upgrade promotion. Pirates have been having a harder time with Windows 8 because Microsoft no longer allows volume keys...
Security Hole Allows Pirates to Get a Legitimate Windows 8 Activation for Free
Pentagon says DoD can start using Knox-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4

Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think

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It's a sign of the times when The Economist, the house journal of the global business elite, holds a conference in London on 'design thinking' (official Big Rethink site here). Having attended the conference, produced in association with The Design Council and held over 11-12 March, I was left...
Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think
NASA to host first Google+ Hangout from the International Space Station on Feb. 22
Can the Bitcoin Foundation build legitimacy for an outlaw currency?

Huawei P6-U06 super slim smartphone poses for more leaked pictures, this time in black

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At the beginning of last week, we learned of a Huawei smartphone, model number P6-U06, by way of the TENAA in China (their FCC equivalent). In addition to some pictures of the handset and a few internal components listed by the TENAA, its thickness, or rather, its thinness was...
Huawei P6-U06 super slim smartphone poses for more leaked pictures, this time in black

The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

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That didn't take long. Windows 8 was officially released a week ago and hackers have already found a security flaw in it. But that's not even the worst news. These guys have not told Microsoft about the flaw. Instead, they're selling it to others, reports Computerworld. The flaw was found...
The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

200 Million Workers Want Windows 8 Tablets, Not iPads

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Good news for Microsoft: 200 million information workers want Windows tablets, a report from Forrester claimed Monday, quite a few more than the 900,000 Surface RT tablets that IDC estimated have already been sold into the channel. If Forrester's numbers truly reflect reality, they indicate a huge pent-up demand for...
200 Million Workers Want Windows 8 Tablets, Not iPads

Photo could hint at next iPhone making jump to A6 processor

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A new photo from hacker and 9to5Mac researcher Sonny Dickson shows what it is allegedly a next-generation iPhone logic board with an A6 processor. While the legitimacy of the photo is still in question, the board does appear to match up with previous leaks. Apple may also finally be prepared...
Photo could hint at next iPhone making jump to A6 processor
There's Already An Apple In The Games Industry: The Games Industry
Instagram Comes Of Age: Thank Hurricane Sandy & The Election

Kompany opens its corporate background database to UK businesses, lists 21 million companies

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Kompany will be making its data available in English to UK-based companies, the international company information service announced today. In addition, it is also launching a local website in Germany to provide in-depth reports on German companies. For those that aren’t clued up about kompany, it’s an online service which provides access...
Kompany opens its corporate background database to UK businesses, lists 21 million companies
Are you a Quora power user? Now you can get a stamp of approval
Schneier: government, big data pose bigger 'Net threat than criminals
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