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Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

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Sergey Brin Blames Everyone For Threatening Web's Open Future. In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Google cofounder Sergey Brin has alleged the free Internet is facing its greatest threat yet, from government efforts to control publication of and access to information by citizens (including the U.S.), over-zealous rights holders...
Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

New Cyberweapon IXESHE Discovered

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A new advanced persistent threat named IXESHE (pronounced I-Sushi) was recently discovered on the computer networks of Taiwanese electronics companies and several East Asian governments. The IXESHE campaign appears to have been underway since early 2009.According to a research paper by Trend Micro, IXESHE spread via infected .PDF files that...
New Cyberweapon IXESHE Discovered

Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.A script was found on GitHub this past weekend that uses security holes in Skype to display a user's remote and local IP addresses.The script exploits a security hole in Skype 5.5 to fish out all IP information related to an individual...
Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

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One big bright spot: Mobile advertising grew 80% to a total of $2.6 billion. Pew's annual State Of The News Media report is out. It reveals an industry in semi-crisis as it confronts a tech-savvy audience that's changing how it accesses news, and ever declining print revenues. Advertisements in...
Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.As the Wall Street Journal puts it, "Silicon Valley investors are already on the hunt for their next Instagram," and an influential group including Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and even Richard Branson himself have funded the startup app firm Path to the...
Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

Winston, Siri's Little Brother, Launches In App Store To Give You The Morning Scoop

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You may remember Winston from its private beta launch back in August, but the DreamIt Ventures-backed startup is ready to officially launch its digital assistant app in the App Store. Winston is a bit like Siri, in that a smart digital voice gives you information direct from your smartphone. However,...
Winston, Siri's Little Brother, Launches In App Store To Give You The Morning Scoop

What’s hot at Mobile World Congress? Services.

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Barcelona, home of the Mobile World Congress.The world’s biggest telecommunications show is occurring right now in Barcelona, with telecom vendors, carriers and other gear makers showing off devices, boxes and new industry standards. But amid the latest phones and technological breakthroughs are a burgeoning class of services that show some...
What’s hot at Mobile World Congress? Services.

New Version of Digg Revealed

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At the “Bigg Digg Shindigg” event at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference (SXSWi), Digg CEO Jay Adelson revealed that the popular social bookmarking site is getting a major overhaul, teasing the audience about new features such as personalized feeds and the return of the Digg leaderboard.The new version...
New Version of Digg Revealed
On The Eve Of MWC, LG – yes, LG – Is Getting The Most Buzz

10 Pages On Reddit That Absolutely Everyone Should Read

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Reddit is awesome. The self-titled "front page of the internet" is loaded with communities of people sharing links and communicating with each other about nearly any topic you can imagine. The site is currently home to 238,310 different communities, or subreddits. With all that going on, how do you get...
10 Pages On Reddit That Absolutely Everyone Should Read

News App Flipboard Released A Big Update Today (AAPL)

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Flipboard is one of the go-to apps for following interesting news items. An update to the company's app now lets users create their own "magazines" to save and share stories with friends. Let's dive in.Tap the icon to start the app. "Flip" the page to get started. Tap on the...
News App Flipboard Released A Big Update Today (AAPL)

From breaking news to Pulitzer prizes: This week in media

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Does breaking news still make sense? Is physical media dead? How can media businesses monetize their content? These are some of the interrogations that emerged in the media world over the last few days. Let’s take a look back at a week that was particularly rich in reflection upon the future...
From breaking news to Pulitzer prizes: This week in media

The NYT Needs to Learn the Value of the Link

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In the coverage of New York Times writer Zachary Kouwe, who resigned recently amid accusations of plagiarism, much has been said about the demands of writing for the always-on Web, and how this might have contributed to Kouwe’s missteps – something the writer himself referred to in a discussion of...
The NYT Needs to Learn the Value of the Link

New App Lets Users Report Airport Security Wrongdoing

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The Sikh Coalition has launched FlyRights, a smartphone application that allows users to report air travel discrimination in real time. The app, which comes in Android and iPhone flavors, offers one-click reportage of perceived harassment at airports or on airplanes to both...
New App Lets Users Report Airport Security Wrongdoing
WWDC 2012 schedule posted, keynote confirmed, app released

Facebook snaps up a patent on its News Feed, but not status updates

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Filed under: Business, Social SoftwareSocial networking giant Facebook just scored an intellectual property victory by patenting its News Feed, the constantly-updating stream of friends' activities that users see when they sign into the site. The patent, uncovered by AllFacebook, also includes News Feed features like advertising, filters, and searching the...
Facebook snaps up a patent on its News Feed, but not status updates

Microsoft And Barnes & Noble Announce Partnership For Ebooks

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble are announcing a new partnership to develop and sell educational ebooks on the Nook e-reader. Microsoft is investing $300 million in the subsidiary, while B&N will own the remaining 82 percent of it. (The new operation is being provisionally called "Newco," though the official release...
Microsoft And Barnes & Noble Announce Partnership For Ebooks

Nook De-Kindles Classic Books

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Some classic public domain books for the Nook appear to be stripped of any mention of the word "Kindle," no matter what the context, resulting in some odd reading.One blogger recently discovered that his downloaded 99-cent Nook version of War and Peace, ported by Superior Formatting Publishing from the Project...
Nook De-Kindles Classic Books

Marketing Biz: Yahoo CEO Trashes Product Team, Can AOL Patch Patch?, New Searchmetrics Backlink Analysis Tool

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Welcome to the first edition of Marketing Biz, a new weekly column dedicated to business-related news and announcements in online marketing. Each Friday we’ll deliver the most interesting news items in the past week coupled with a quick take and perspective. Marketing business news for the... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Biz: Yahoo CEO Trashes Product Team, Can AOL Patch Patch?, New Searchmetrics Backlink Analysis Tool

Dear Google, what happened to the direct download links for iOS apps?

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A lot of people use Google’s search engine to find direct links to iOS applications. It used to be that queries such as ‘Twitter iPhone’ would result in Google showing direct links to the most relevant iTunes page up on top, or at least very close to the top, making...
Dear Google, what happened to the direct download links for iOS apps?

Movie Studios Lose Key Piracy Case Against Australian ISP

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Hollywood studios have lost a case against Australian Internet service provider iiNet. U.S. and Australian studios sued iiNet in a federal court in 2010 for allowing their users to download pirated movies using BitTorrent on their watch (the studios lost). Studios hoped this high court appeal would be a turning...
Movie Studios Lose Key Piracy Case Against Australian ISP

Barclays Bank's Stick-On Credit Cards Turn Any Phone Into A Wave-And-Pay Device

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Barclays bank has been on top of the mobile payments game, most recently with the the launch of their secure mobile money transfer app, Pingit. Now they're taking contactless payment one step further into the wild world with stick-on contactless credit card that could turn any phone into a tap-and-pay...
Barclays Bank's Stick-On Credit Cards Turn Any Phone Into A Wave-And-Pay Device

Amazon's AmazonSupply Will Sell Industrial Tools And Lab Equipment

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.After cornering the online retail space for e-books, electronics, and consumer goods, Amazon is reaching out to a different kind of shopper. Their new store, AmazonSupply, is an online stock room geared to please "businesses, labs, workshops and factories," and, no doubt,...
Amazon's AmazonSupply Will Sell Industrial Tools And Lab Equipment

CNET's Tech Turkeys of 2012

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An entire year can't go by without news items that deserve special attention or ridicule or just a pinch of scorn with your holiday meal. [Read more]...
CNET's Tech Turkeys of 2012

BitTorrent Power Tips From The Makers of Vuze

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While simple to use if so desired, Vuze is probably the most complex and powerful of all BitTorrent clients if users are prepared to take a look under the hood and explore its array of features. But despite its undoubted capabilities, in years gone by when processing power and RAM...
BitTorrent Power Tips From The Makers of Vuze
News360 iPad app update offers a prettier way to read the news

Fair Use Or Free Riding? The AP's New Attack On News Scraping

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The Associated Press is becoming more aggressive in trying to rein in the information the news service scatters around the world. After helping to launch a copyright monitoring service, the AP is now suing a company that clips headlines and news items for its customers. In a complaint filed...
Fair Use Or Free Riding? The AP's New Attack On News Scraping

FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The government agency known as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just went public with the news that the FBI is investigating multiple cases of malware installed via hotel internet connections.According to the IC3, travelers' laptops have been infected with malware after...
FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

Facebook Just Patented The Feed – What Does That Mean For Everyone That Uses Them?

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There are times when you file a patent that you might never use and forget about it. Then there are times you file a patent and later have granted at the best possible time. Facebook is at just such a moment it seems with the granting of US patent number 7,669,123....
Facebook Just Patented The Feed – What Does That Mean For Everyone That Uses Them?
Now at 50m users, LinkedIn rival Viadeo acquires French startup Pealk and announces US innovation lab
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