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Where should newspapers put corrections? There's no easy answer

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When it comes to righting a wrong committed in print, achieving redress is more complicated than it might at first appearPause for a second over the way you read a newspaper - or a newspaper website. Most people on the net don't start - or finish - with the home...
Where should newspapers put corrections? There's no easy answer

Here's What Normal People Really Think About Siri

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Apple sold a mindblowing 37 million iPhones last quarter. Most of them were iPhones 4S, which coolest app is the personal assistant Siri. Back in October when the newest iPhone was launched, everyone played around with Siri. But how is the personal assistant faring after four months? We took...
Here's What Normal People Really Think About Siri
Artist bringing the ghostly citizens of Google Street View to life with full-sized posters

Justice Dept allows FBI anti-piracy seal on books, photos, doodles

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Only a handful of very large software and entertainment associations are permitted to use the official FBI logo to warn consumers about the perils of piracy. Until now. This week, the Justice Department posted a regulation that will allow all copyright holders — no matter how small — to download...
Justice Dept allows FBI anti-piracy seal on books, photos, doodles

Theresa May defends email surveillance plans

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Home secretary says extension of powers for security services to monitor web communications is vital to catch criminalsThe home secretary has defended government plans to extend the powers of the security services to monitor the public's email, telephone calls and social media communications against growing criticism, insisting they are vital...
Theresa May defends email surveillance plans

The Chinese State Run Smear Campaign Against Apple Isn't Working

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Internet users are crying foul over the perceived unfair treatment doled out to Apple Inc by state-run media which has actively criticized the smartphone maker for the past two weeks over its warranty policy. Apple and Volkswagen AG were singled out on March 15 by state-run...
The Chinese State Run Smear Campaign Against Apple Isn't Working

British Press Holds Its Breath As Findings Of Leveson Inquiry Published In Westminster

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The 2,000-page report on press ethics may lead to a regulated press in Britain for the first time since 1695. It may also be the start of the break-up of the Murdoch empire. British journalism is crossing its fingers and holding its breath as it prepares for the findings...
British Press Holds Its Breath As Findings Of Leveson Inquiry Published In Westminster

Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder

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The USA was founded by entrepreneurs who said “England has become bloated with bureaucracy. Let’s disrupt it by starting our own agile, more innovative nation.” But on the country’s 236th birthday, we find some democracy’s machinery needs a tune up. Political news, campaigns, and voting itself require an update for...
Three Startups Defending Democracy In America: Votizen, Memeorandum, and NationBuilder
These 3 startups want to inspire you to give back all year round
Better than Nielsen: Twitter breaks down TV behavior by demographics, device, and genre

White House Will Renew #40dollars Campaign On Twitter

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The Obama administration plans to renew its #40dollars campaign today, complete with a White House event this morning involving some of the people who posted Twitter messages about what $40 meant to them. Launched in December, the Whiote House used Twitter to let ordinary people sound off about the value...
White House Will Renew #40dollars Campaign On Twitter

Civil liberties: Guarding the guards | Editorial

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Both the revelations of undercover police spy Peter Francis and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speak directly to the issue of trust between citizen and state"The people in our house were all black," said Doreen Lawrence. "The people who killed my son were white. Why should the police be so interested...
Civil liberties: Guarding the guards | Editorial

Looks like a great book - An Army of Ordinary People, Felicity Dale - http://bit.ly/cJUx3A

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Looks like a great book - An Army of Ordinary People, Felicity Dale - http://bit.ly/cJUx3A

Spotted: Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass specs as he blends in on NYC subway

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Google last week announced its first two ‘hackathon’ events for Google Glass developers, and the company is aiming to make its wearable glasses technology something that can be used by anyone at any place. Except that this is already happening as you’d have seen if you took the downtown train...
Spotted: Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass specs as he blends in on NYC subway

Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball

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'Riot' software developed to monitor people on social networks is as sinister as it sounds. We need legal safeguards, and fastSeparating paranoia from healthy caution in the 21st century is only getting harder, as it gets easier and easier for governments and corporations to track our online behaviour. The latest...
Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball

The future of Bitcoin: 3 predictions from experts

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Bitcoin is a cyber-currency of growing interest to speculators, the media and — most recently — the U.S. government. Many stories about Bitcoin, which is mined by computers and circulates without a central bank, contain sinister or science-fiction elements that make it hard to tell if the currency is for...
The future of Bitcoin: 3 predictions from experts
Cuba may have turned on its first underwater internet cable -- for incoming traffic only

How Twitter's Management Makes Friends...And Enemies

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Since its earliest days, Twitter has depended on the kindness of strangers. Companies like Yahoo and LinkedIn lent a hand when it was just a fledgling startup, with little to its name but its unrealized potential. But now that it's grown up into a position of strength, with 200 million...
How Twitter's Management Makes Friends...And Enemies

AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

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Smart energy startup AlertMe has struck a deal that could super-charge its expansion by providing its technology to the U.K.’s largest domestic energy supplier. In an announcement on Tuesday, AlertMe — which runs a cloud-based service that monitors and analyzes people’s energy use and gives them detailed feedback — said...
AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

Hugo Chávez's Venezuela: highlights from our Reddit discussion

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Guardian reporter Rory Carroll spent some time on Reddit answering questions about the widely adored Venezuelan leaderWhile covering Hugo Chávez's funeral in Caracas, Guardian reporter Rory Carroll - who reported from Venezuela between 2006 and 2012 and whose book on Chavez launched this week - took part in a Reddit...
Hugo Chávez's Venezuela: highlights from our Reddit discussion

Step Back From the Baggage Claim at Gnomedex

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Step Back From the Baggage Claim at Gnomedex is a post from Chris PirilloGnomedex 2010 speaker Jason Barger is no ordinary traveler. Prior to writing his book Step Back From the Baggage Claim, he spent a week flying over six thousand miles to seven different cities. During this adventure, he...
Step Back From the Baggage Claim at Gnomedex

€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

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London-based peer to peer currency exchange Transferwise has just reached a milestone: it’s broken through €10 million in transactions. That’s $13.4 million — perhaps not a vast amount in the grand scheme of things — but when you consider that means its customers have saved around €500,000 in bank charges,...
€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany

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A few months ago we wrote about a really bad idea that was being floated in Germany: making companies like Google pay for the use of news snippets in services such as Google News. Unfortunately, that idea has now been turned into a concrete proposal for a new law; remarkably,...
Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany
The Vergecast Special Edition 03: Apple vs. Samsung - August 22, 2012
Selling Windows Phone: Microsoft's Ben Rudolph on why iPhone and Android users will love and buy his device

HSBC branch closures spark battle to keep banking local

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HSBC has closed 45 local branches this year with another 23 due for the chop soon. But one town and its MP are fighting backIt may be "the world's local bank", but HSBC is abandoning communities across Britain at an alarming rate, say campaigners. Guardian Money can reveal that it...
HSBC branch closures spark battle to keep banking local
Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy

New Africa: the Kenyan internet nerd reshaping a nation

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Juliana Rotich's groundbreaking website Ushahidi has helped ordinary Africans take control of their livesJuliana Rotich chuckles down the line from Nairobi at the suggestion that she is one of the people helping to shape a new image of Africa. "Well, I'm a big nerd," she says. "So if a nerd...
New Africa: the Kenyan internet nerd reshaping a nation

Survey: iPhone Owners Generally "Not Affected" By Maps Issue

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Hyperbole is the stock in trade of many tech bloggers and journalists. Yet beyond simply trying to grab eyeballs with exaggerated headlines, people in the tech press often get very worked up about issues that have little impact on “ordinary people.” That may be the case with the... Please visit...
Survey: iPhone Owners Generally "Not Affected" By Maps Issue

Why social media is endangering our future, and what we can do about it

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“Everybody wants to be famous, Nobody wants to be nameless, aimless” -Dizzee Rascal, You’ve Got The Dirtee Love The Internet is a democratizing medium that gives ordinary people the power to be content creators and information disseminators. This point has been discussed to death on the vessels of that change...
Why social media is endangering our future, and what we can do about it
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