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China responds to U.S. demand to talk about recent cyber attacks
Texas hospital documents a Cesarean section live on Twitter

Italian 'Blog Killer' Law Rises From the Grave

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As if Italians didn't have enough problems, it seems that their government is trying to sneak through a proposal supposedly designed to provide those who are libelled online with an automatic recourse, which activists thought they had managed to kill off five months ago. Here's the plan: In order to...
Italian 'Blog Killer' Law Rises From the Grave

The 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

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Catch up on the stories people were clicking, reading, sharing, Tweeting, Facebooking, Pinning, and more--from the Fast Company network.This week's stories ranged from superficial networking tips, to innovative "sock" weaves used in designing Nike’s newest shoes, to a powerful short film on how the proliferation of tech in cities will...
The 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

Google's Turing doodle celebrates his genius, reminds us how dumb we are (video)

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This week sees many corners of the globe celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing. A man whose contribution to the worlds of tech and gadgets is immeasurable -- a sentiment not lost on Google. Today, geeks and norms worldwide will be waking up to possibly...
Google's Turing doodle celebrates his genius, reminds us how dumb we are (video)

Why I Care if Others Care About What They Ate for Breakfast

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I find that the only people saying privacy is dead seem to be those named in its will. Social media researcher danah boyd highlighted some of these conflicts of interest when she admonished, “No matter how many times a privileged straight white male technology executive pronounces the death of privacy,...
Why I Care if Others Care About What They Ate for Breakfast

Our co-founder Patrick de Laive reckons that Google Glass is "already normal"

thenextweb.com
Google Glass has become one of the hottest topics here at the 8th TNW conference in Amsterdam. Initially, Robert Scoble became an instant sensation for allowing the crowds to, one by one, try on his Glass headset. However, there are more of the devices to be found. According to TNW...
Our co-founder Patrick de Laive reckons that Google Glass is "already normal"

Google+ification: G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap

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As the lines between Google and Google+ grow blurrier, so do privacy norms. Today we’re posed with whether we want our location made abundantly clear to anyone we share G+ posts with. Now when you post to G+ from mobile and you enable automatic location sharing or geo-tag, yourself a local...
Google+ification: G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap

High Court Gives Go Ahead To 3 Strikes in Ireland

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In February 2009, IRMA – which controls 90% of Ireland’s recorded music and represents the labels EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner – reached a private agreement with Ireland’s largest ISP, Eircom, which would see them implement a 3 strikes-style arrangement for dealing with alleged pirates. A leaked document, titled ‘Briefing...
High Court Gives Go Ahead To 3 Strikes in Ireland

Red families vs. blue families

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In red America, families form adults; in blue America, adults form families. Quite a statement. It sums up the how the red- and blue-state families approach marriage, childbirth, and divorce. The red-state approach worked well until our society changed. New norms arise for this environment, norms geared to prevent premature...
Red families vs. blue families
How heavy metal is infiltrating higher education

T-Mobile To Carry iPhone 5 For $99.99 Starting April 12

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At a New York City event today, the company said iPhone 5 customers will be on the carrier's new 4G network. T-Mobile announced today that it will begin offering the iPhone 5 starting April 12 for a $99.99 upfront fee, plus $20 per month for 24 months. This is...
T-Mobile To Carry iPhone 5 For $99.99 Starting April 12

Judge Alex Kozinski Fears That People Share Too Much Info Online; But Does That Mean We Give Up All Privacy Rights?

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First off, I should note that I like Judge Alex Kozinski -- the chief judge of the 9th Circuit appeals court. He's almost always entertaining (some consider that to be a fault, actually) and has many fans of his choice of language at times. Also, it's tough not to like...
Judge Alex Kozinski Fears That People Share Too Much Info Online; But Does That Mean We Give Up All Privacy Rights?

10 Nations Send Open Letter to Google: Protect Our Privacy

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In a letter addressed to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart and the heads of the data protection authorities in France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom have expressed their concern about various privacy issues connected to some of...
10 Nations Send Open Letter to Google: Protect Our Privacy

MessageMe, the Addictive App Facebook Tried to Buy Before Cutting It Off, Already Picked Up More Than 1M. Users

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There have been a rash of reports recently about Facebook’s mercurial approach to third-party developers. The social network may not want to be “in the business of king-making,” by boosting–or suppressing–traffic to popular apps, as Douglas Purdy, director of developer products, told Reuters. But Facebook is increasingly willing to shut the castle...
MessageMe, the Addictive App Facebook Tried to Buy Before Cutting It Off, Already Picked Up More Than 1M. Users

HTC CEO issues rallying call to staff, tells them to 'kill bureaucracy'

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HTC's Peter Chou is having his own "burning platform" moment after sending a company-wide email, leaked to Bloomberg, entitled "We are coming back." The CEO, shocked at recent sales dips has talked of a company lacking "decision, strategic direction or [a] sense of urgency" and requested that employees should...
HTC CEO issues rallying call to staff, tells them to 'kill bureaucracy'

Dutch Parliament Member Fined For Hacking; He Says He Was Just Exposing Security Flaw

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A few folks sent over this story of Dutch Member of Parliament (MP) Henk Krol being fined about $1,000 for "hacking." He claims that he was just exposing poor security on the part of a Dutch medical laboratory called "Diagnostics for You," which he felt was especially important since there...
Dutch Parliament Member Fined For Hacking; He Says He Was Just Exposing Security Flaw
HTC chief blames company's woes on long, pointless meetings

Ace of Spades - review

www.guardian.co.uk
PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review

Sparrow Flies The Coop

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Bittersweet.  I first wrote about Sparrow in October 2010, gushing about the native Gmail experience it offered to Mac users. And I continued closely tracking its progression as both an interested writer, but also as a dedicated user. It was the first app that truly made Gmail beautiful on a Mac...
Sparrow Flies The Coop

Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant

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Affectiva, a startup that tries to measure the emotional response people have to ads and brands, just announced that it has a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The company spun out of MIT’s Media Lab. This is its second NSF grant — in January 2011, it won another...
Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant
Thumbs Up: Digg Wasn't A Failure, It Was A Beginning

After Perks, Klout Tries Gamification To Get You to Care About Your Social Media ‘Influence’

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In an email to members today, Klout, everyone's favorite dubiously scientific social influence analyzer/punching bag announced it would be teaming up with Badgeville, a gamification platform that lets companies like eBay, Samsung, and Dell find and reward engaged customers with badges, tokens and online prizes. By integrating Klout's "influence...
After Perks, Klout Tries Gamification To Get You to Care About Your Social Media ‘Influence’

File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

torrentfreak.com
Most probably due to Sweden’s historic connections with The Pirate Bay, many Swedes consider file-sharing to be an activity deeply embedded in popular culture. Determined to break the plundering habits of these misguided souls, the US movie and recording industries have continuously meddled in the country, lobbying for tougher responses...
File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

AdLib – Apple’s secret iPad web framework? – Almost Done

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Curiosity got the best of me, so I loaded the page in Safari on my laptop (and changed Safari’s user agent to mimic the iPad) and got to work with the developer tools. After extracting the JavaScript and de-minifying it, my suspicions were confirmed. Apple was manually reading the...
AdLib – Apple’s secret iPad web framework? – Almost Done
Social: Why Facebook Just Opened an Online Store

SF MusicTech Summit XI comes to San Francisco October 9th

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This sponsored post is produced by SF MusicTech Summit. The music industry is in a precarious place. The status quo is crumbling, paradigms are shifting, time-honored institutions are facing new hurdles. From artists to consumers to label execs, everyone’s wondering: what’s next? The SF MusicTech Summit will  attempt to tackle...
SF MusicTech Summit XI comes to San Francisco October 9th
Don't count gaming consoles out in 2013

When People Live Their Lives Online, the Concept of Sharing Changes, Says Snapchat's Evan Spiegel (Video)

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In yesterday’s world, we went about our offline lives, and selected pictures of moments we wanted to share that projected how we wanted other people to perceive us — the pretty sunsets, the contorted angles to make us look skinny, the smiling family posed for a group photo. In tomorrow’s...
When People Live Their Lives Online, the Concept of Sharing Changes, Says Snapchat's Evan Spiegel (Video)

Put Down the Phone and Learn to Be Alone (And to Listen), Says Sherry Turkle at TED

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We constantly text and social network so we don’t have to feel lonely, but while peering into our phones we’re ignoring the people and the world around us. That’s a serious problem, one that should be addressed by technologists, regulators and norms, according to psychologist Sherry Turkle. Speaking at the...
Put Down the Phone and Learn to Be Alone (And to Listen), Says Sherry Turkle at TED
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