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Here's What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About RIM Right Now (RIMM)

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RIM is getting obliterated this morning even though it beat analyst expectations last night. While there are many legitimate reasons to sell RIM's stock -- like say, it's toast and has no chance of beating Apple, Google, or Microsoft with BlackBerry 10 -- the reason that it's currently getting sold...
Here's What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About RIM Right Now (RIMM)

Google responds to privacy concerns (Update)

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Google plans to make some changes to its privacy policies and there have been some freak outs about it because … well, it’s Google. This cause some panicked headlines about “no opting out” and U.S. senators inquiring about it and Google has officially responded to try and clear up any...
Google responds to privacy concerns (Update)
Microsoft, Stop Trying To Make Windows RT Happen

Vermont Declares War On Patent Trolls; Passes New Law And Sues Notorious Patent Troll

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I've always liked the state of Vermont -- but mainly because it was a nice place to visit. But, now the state appears to be declaring war on patent trolls. A new anti-patent trolling law has been quietly enacted, H.299, which targets patent trolls. Or, as it says "bad faith...
Vermont Declares War On Patent Trolls; Passes New Law And Sues Notorious Patent Troll

Data sharing in Whitehall must be limited by respect for private rights | Guy Herbert

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The government should establish clear guidelines on people's rights to privacy to put a brake on official bodies sharing data Here are two politicians, three years apart, offering the same excuse for the same policy on data sharing:"It's a sign that we have not caught up with the digital age...
Data sharing in Whitehall must be limited by respect for private rights | Guy Herbert

DOJ Signs New Rules To Let Intelligence Officials Access, Store And Search More Info About US Citizens

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Remember earlier this week when the NSA's boss Keith Alexander tried to shoot down reports that it was storing and datamining all sorts of communications info about Americans (despite a mandate that says the NSA can't spy on Americans?). Yeah. So then there's this news: The Obama administration is moving...
DOJ Signs New Rules To Let Intelligence Officials Access, Store And Search More Info About US Citizens

Vermont Declares War On Patent Trolls; Passes New Law And Sues Notorious Patent Troll

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I've always liked the state of Vermont -- but mainly because it was a nice place to visit. But, now the state appears to be declaring war on patent trolls. A new anti-patent trolling law has been quietly enacted, H.299, which targets patent trolls. Or, as it says "bad faith...
Vermont Declares War On Patent Trolls; Passes New Law And Sues Notorious Patent Troll
Who Is Scroogling Who? Bing's Shopping Results Aren't All That Clean, Either

New App Plugs Data Leaks

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Anyone concerned about protecting personal data has to feel like their firewall is more of a pasta strainer right about now. You even leak data when you download apps. Here's an app desiged to help you understand what you're giving up when you download. Every time you download an app,...
New App Plugs Data Leaks

The Webutante Ball is now sold out — we’ve got the last 2 tickets for you!

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We’ve made it! Internet Week NY officially kicked off yesterday with a week long program of speakers, panels and cocktail parties. For all the geeks, startup enthusiasts and media elite in New York City, hope you rested up this weekend because it’s time to burn the candles at both ends and celebrate all...
The Webutante Ball is now sold out — we’ve got the last 2 tickets for you!

Indian ISP Penalized For 'Overblocking' In Obeying Court Order To Try To Stop Infringement

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We've written a couple of times about Indian ISPs overblocking websites in response to vague court orders to try to prevent copyright infringement of a particular film. The responses seemed like massive overkill, such as blocking complete access to certain sites -- including sites like Vimeo -- that have perfectly...
Indian ISP Penalized For 'Overblocking' In Obeying Court Order To Try To Stop Infringement
The one-and-done hybrid buyer: Upfront costs outweigh long-term benefits

Rural carriers complain about broadband obstacles

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Rural telecom and broadband providers in the U.S. face big challenges in connecting their most remote customers, as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission transitions away from old telephone subsidies, a group of providers told lawmakers.The FCC's eligibility rules for carrier subsidies under the new Connect America Fund, a broadband-focused...
Rural carriers complain about broadband obstacles
US argues it shouldn't have to give Megaupload user his legit files

Using Wikileaks To Figure Out What The Government 'Redacts'

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We've talked in the past about the ridiculousness of the US government pretending that the State Department cables that were leaked via Wikileaks are still confidential. The reasoning, obviously, is that they're afraid that declaring anything that's become public is no longer confidential is that it creates incentives to leak...
Using Wikileaks To Figure Out What The Government 'Redacts'

Why The Onion Is Awesome for Publishing Details of Its Twitter Hack

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The Onion, the satirical news site that saw its Twitter account hijacked by a Syrian hacker group earlier this week, has just performed a pretty significant bit of public service. In a detailed post, the site’s tech team has published a fairly thorough tick-tock on how the attack was carried...
Why The Onion Is Awesome for Publishing Details of Its Twitter Hack

Dutch Pirate Party Refuses To Shut Down Proxy Service Based On Demand From Anti-Piracy Group

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The Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN is somewhat famous for its overreaching efforts. While it succeeded in getting ISPs to block The Pirate Bay's website, it's been going after a bunch of proxy sites that have helped people get around the block. Its latest move may run into some difficulty however....
Dutch Pirate Party Refuses To Shut Down Proxy Service Based On Demand From Anti-Piracy Group

Video Showcases The Many Perfectly Legitimate Reasons To Jailbreak A Device

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Anti-circumvention laws, which ban the tools used to do things like copy DVDs and jailbreak devices, make no sense. There are plenty of legitimate uses for these tools, so regulating them inevitably squashes legal activity alongside the infringing activity such regulation is supposed to target. Under the DMCA in the...
Video Showcases The Many Perfectly Legitimate Reasons To Jailbreak A Device

Don't Want Your Private Data to Leak? Jailbreak Your iPhone

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Depending on how you look at it, your smartphone is either egregiously violating your privacy or just trying to improve your user experience in a not-so-transparent way. Either way, it turns out, some apps are leaking personal data, like your address book. The controversy erupted when a hacker discovered that...
Don't Want Your Private Data to Leak? Jailbreak Your iPhone
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