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Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

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The Supreme Court thought it settled the issue in January, but the debate over warrantless GPS searches won't go away.  Now, one U.S. senator is concerned that the Department of Justice hasn't fully scaled back its searches and may be subpoenaing ISPs for the GPS data it can no...
Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know
BRACING FOR DISASTER: How Bad Will Apple's Earnings Be?

Harlem lands a $1.44 million entrepreneurship center to launch new tech companies

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Queens has received quite a bit of attention from the NY tech scene over the past few months, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the city isn’t following in the emerging borough’s growth. The Bronx is also competing for attention, and startups have essentially pushed areas of Brooklyn (like Dumbo) to...
Harlem lands a $1.44 million entrepreneurship center to launch new tech companies

Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn Factory

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A riot at has broken reportedly broken out a factory owned by Foxconn, the company famous for its production of Apple gadgets. Ed Flanagan of NBC News reports: Reports early Monday from China suggest that a mass disturbance or riots may have broken out at a Foxconn factory in the...
Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn Factory
Google Considers Outbidding Facebook To Buy Waze For ~$1 Billion - Report

PG&E installed a SmartMeter on our house last month. This month our electricity bill increased sharply. Did we really consume that much more electricity? (Granted, it's winter, but our heating is gas, not electric.) Lots of news reports about customers co

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PG&E installed a SmartMeter on our house last month. This month our electricity bill increased sharply. Did we really consume that much more electricity? (Granted, it's winter, but our heating is gas, not electric.) Lots of news reports about customers co
YouView, the UK's next-generation TV service, enters public trials

NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.
Conspiracy Theorist Scrawls 9/11 Truther Graffiti on Famous Painting at the Louvre

Zynga's Treasurer Is Leaving For Twitter (ZNGA)

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Zynga treasurer Mike Gupta is leaving the company for a new job at Twitter, Bloomberg News reports. Gupta is the latest in a growing list of Zynga executives heading for the exits since the company has struggled post-IPO. At Twitter, Gupta will have the same job. Last night, Zynga announced...
Zynga's Treasurer Is Leaving For Twitter (ZNGA)

One of the first news reports about this thing called “Internet” [video]

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One of the first news reports about this thing called “Internet” [video]

Facebook vigilantes name alleged paedophiles in Northern Ireland

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Police refuse to shut down page followed by more than 1,000 people that contains addresses and pictures of individualsOnline vigilantes are using Facebook to name alleged paedophiles in a County Derry town.The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has confirmed it is monitoring a Facebook page that prints the names...
Facebook vigilantes name alleged paedophiles in Northern Ireland
Apple's tight control over its Asian supply chain profiled

7th Graders Send Hello Kitty Into Space in Cutest Science Project Ever

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(Screenshot: YouTube) Gone are the days when science projects consisted of paper mache volcanoes, baking soda and vinegar. Now, budding young scientists are putting your space diorama to shame by actually launching things into space. Kids these days, smh. CBS News reports that a trio of young ladies at Cornerstone Christian...
7th Graders Send Hello Kitty Into Space in Cutest Science Project Ever

South Korean authorities to probe Google’s new privacy policy

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South Korea’s communications regulator,  Korea and Communications Commission (KCC), has reportedly begun investigating whether Google’s new privacy policy — new rules that combine a user’s information across its services — violates local laws. Yonhap News reports that the investigation will determine whether the search giant’s new measures will violate domestic data...
South Korean authorities to probe Google’s new privacy policy
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Big acquisitions, distractions may delay Facebook IPO

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Less than a week ago, the Internet was abuzz with reports that Facebook's IPO would come in mid-May. Today, news reports are adding several more weeks to that timeline....
Big acquisitions, distractions may delay Facebook IPO

Samsung: HTC may have settled with Apple, but we don't intend to at all

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Korean electronics giant Samsung has ruled out treading a similar path to HTC in regards to patent peace with Apple, with the company’s mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun reiterating to local media that the company has no intention of negotiating with its smartphone rival. Yonhap News reports that Shin, who also noted that he expected...
Samsung: HTC may have settled with Apple, but we don't intend to at all

After Video of People Tripping at the 36th St. Subway Goes Viral, the MTA Blocks off the Staircase for Repairs

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(Photo: Vimeo) Internet vigilantes, you’ve done it again! After a video of person after person tripping at the 36th St. subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn went viral yesterday, Betabeat–and tons of other reporters, apparently–called the MTA to ask if they had any intention of fixing the offending step. The...
After Video of People Tripping at the 36th St. Subway Goes Viral, the MTA Blocks off the Staircase for Repairs

East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell

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The future. The latest problem for the city’s grand applied-sciences plans: Some very angry East Harlemites, says the Daily News. As we’ve mentioned before, building that snazzy billion-dollar campus on Roosevelt Island requires demolishing the antiquated old Coler-Goldwater long-term care hospital. Hundreds of patients–many of them with complex needs and...
East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell

South Korea suspects North Korean involvement as networks go down at key banks, broadcasters

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News reports are coming in suggesting that networks belonging to a number of broadcasters and banks have been accessed by third-parties, with early suggestions pointing the finger at North Korea. A tweet from the AFP confirms that a number of computer networks have been paralyzed,  but it doesn’t provide names of...
South Korea suspects North Korean involvement as networks go down at key banks, broadcasters
Apple breaks ground on Santa Clara campus set to hold 1,200 employees

Revenge is Sweet: Time Warner Cable Sued Over Modem Leasing 'Scam'

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(Photo: Maximum PC) When last we heard from Time Warner Cable, a corporation so reviled that even Starfleet captains can’t help but voice their discontent, it was devising its latest scheme to become the most hated company ever by charging a modem rental fee. Now, the New York Daily News reports...
Revenge is Sweet: Time Warner Cable Sued Over Modem Leasing 'Scam'

GM Lets Go of Three Cadillac Execs

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DETROIT (AdAge.com) -- General Motors Co. terminated three U.S. marketing executives as part of this week's management overhaul, Automotive News reports today. Cadillac's Steve Shannon and John Howell were dismissed Monday, said eight people familiar with the moves. Jay Spenchian, an executive director who worked on Cadillac and other brands,...
GM Lets Go of Three Cadillac Execs

Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News

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An Indiegogo campaign set up by Anonymous to expand its news coverage through a dedicated site, rather than its existing Twitter and Tumblr services, has closed with over $5o,798 in crowd-sourced funding. Anonymous launched the project with an initial funding target of $2,000, which the hacktivist collective said will be...
Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News

Google May Leave China on April 10

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Google’s decision to cease its operation in China is edging closer to reality after months of negotiations. China Business News reports that Google plans to leave China on April 10.The report cites an unidentified Google China employee, but this information has not been confirmed by Google. Allegedly, Google gave...
Google May Leave China on April 10

Russian dashboard cameras, YouTube beam meteor explosion worldwide

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As jumbled news reports of what appeared to be a meteor shower over Russia trickled out of the country, some of the best views of what happened were from the dashboards of Russian cars. Over 400 people were injured in the event, many from broken glass, as explosions boomed...
Russian dashboard cameras, YouTube beam meteor explosion worldwide

Bogus Lawsuit Plus Threats To Those Who Write About It Leads To Epic Response

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Reader Jason sent over a blog post that sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole, following the story through a variety of twists and turns. The key player in the story is Jonathan Monsarrat, who among other things founded the video game company Turbine (Asheron's Call, Lord of...
Bogus Lawsuit Plus Threats To Those Who Write About It Leads To Epic Response

Tracy Morgan Won’t Bail Mother Out of Foreclosure [Video]

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Tracy Morgan may just qualify as the most rotten son on the planet at this point.  The “30 Rock” star is being accused of not helping to save his mother from foreclosure on her Ohio home, the New York Daily News reports. Alicia Warden still owes $25,000 on her...
Tracy Morgan Won’t Bail Mother Out of Foreclosure [Video]
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