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CNN man off air for Beckham tweet

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CNN suspends a political analyst for sending tweets during the Super Bowl that sparked a homophobia outcry....
CNN man off air for Beckham tweet

Tell The White House To Stop Illegally Seizing & Shutting Down Websites

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While the public got reasonably upset about SOPA's overreach, and the possibility that it would be used to shut down websites with no due process, what they miss is that the federal government has been pretending that it already has that right under the last change to copyright law --...
Tell The White House To Stop Illegally Seizing & Shutting Down Websites

'Sexist trousers' spark Twitter row

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In the battle of the sexes, sparring over who should do the washing is nothing new - but one clothing company sparked a Twitter outcry after the chauvinist label in a pair of its trousers was judged below the belt....
'Sexist trousers' spark Twitter row
Microsoft attacks Google over privacy, ignores the exact same violations from its partner, Facebook

Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

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A brief post from Arun Thampi, an iOS developer based in Singapore, has sparked an outcry among Path users. Thampi was poking around the Path API for a hackathon when he stumbled on request which sent his entire contact list including names, emails and phone numbers to Path. “Now I...
Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

The end of online privacy?

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Phone apps help themselves to our contacts, Google tracks our web history, and supermarkets monitor our buying habits. Can anything stop the great data grab?If you use a smartphone and download apps, as half the UK population does now, you've probably used an app which pops up a dialog box...
The end of online privacy?
Flickr Is Getting a Major Makeover

What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

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Early last week the personal diary app Path became the fulcrum of a massive discussion about how cavalier mobile apps are getting with harvesting your, presumably, personal information. Path was found by a developer to send the entire contents of its users Address Books, where, it was uncovered, it was...
What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

EA isn’t closing Rock Band for iOS, claims shut down message was “sent in error”

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Earlier today the Guardian reported that EA announced plans to close down its Rock Band iOS app after informing games via a message, however the company has now confirmed that this is not the case and the game will not be closed. A statement from EA – reported by CNET, via...
EA isn’t closing Rock Band for iOS, claims shut down message was “sent in error”

10m Angry Birds Space downloads in three days

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Angry Birds Space was downloaded more than ten million times in the first three days the much-anticipated game was available, developer Rovio has confirmed. Released on Thursday last week, the new game is a free download on Android devices – with ad-support – and a paid download on iOS, with...
10m Angry Birds Space downloads in three days

According to comScore, users are spending just 3 minutes per month on Google+

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According to the Wall Street Journal, new data from comScore on Google+ shows that the social network isn’t doing as well as expected. We’ve reported on how major users are clocking up the follower numbers, with Britney Spears shooting past the 2 million follower mark, and even Google+ pages reaching 1 million...
According to comScore, users are spending just 3 minutes per month on Google+

Facebook email change sparks user outcry

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Facebook users today expressed outrage over what they saw as a unilateral move by the company to replace the display email addresses of all users with a Facebook.com email address....
Facebook email change sparks user outcry

Patent Office: Inventors Don't Have To Pay Copyright On Science Submissions

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Scientific journals are threatening to sue inventors and law firms over the academic studies that are part of a typical patent application. Now, in an unusual memo, the US Patent Office has suggested that inventors can disregard the warning. The controversy began when journal publishers like the Nature Group...
Patent Office: Inventors Don't Have To Pay Copyright On Science Submissions

Student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'massively sorry'

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Speaking after his release from prison, Liam Stacey describes his abuse of the collapsed Bolton footballer as 'disgusting'A student jailed for posting offensive and racist comments on Twitter following footballer Fabrice Muamba's on-pitch collapse has been banned from university for the rest of the year.Liam Stacey, who has been released...
Student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'massively sorry'

Easy Come, Easy Go: EMI Pulls Video Of Drunk Guy Singing Bohemian Rhapsody, Reinstates It After Backlash

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You may have heard the story in the last few days about the really drunk guy, Robert Wilkinson, who was arrested and put in a police car up in Canada, and responded by breaking into song with a complete rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. If you haven't seen it yet, you're...
Easy Come, Easy Go: EMI Pulls Video Of Drunk Guy Singing Bohemian Rhapsody, Reinstates It After Backlash

Google Drive for Linux Is on the Way

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Widespread user outcry elicits impromptu announcement on Google+ that Linux support is in the works....
Google Drive for Linux Is on the Way

Why Flickr & Pinterest Need Each Other

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Flickr and Pinterest announced a big partnership yesterday. Pinterest now has a primary sharing button on Flickr photos, and the pins contain full attribution info. It might seem like a case of the old-school photo site trying to remain relevant, but actually Pinterest needs Flickr just as badly. Pinterest has...
Why Flickr & Pinterest Need Each Other

Toshiba Caves to Industry Pressure, Cancels Call for "National No-Print Day'

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Intended to be a green gesture, the event was cancelled after a loud outcry from printing industry trade groups, which called it "ill-conceived."...
Toshiba Caves to Industry Pressure, Cancels Call for "National No-Print Day'

The wait continues: No Valve product announcements planned for E3

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Take down the streamers. Put away the noisemakers. Unqueue that copy of Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" you had loaded up and ready. Valve has confirmed to Joystiq that it will not be announcing any new products at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo. This isn't really a shocking turn...
The wait continues: No Valve product announcements planned for E3
Apple shares hit $500 and keep going

Netflix to bring new Arrested Development episodes to the UK as it expands 20th Century Fox TV content

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As part of its strategy to bring more original content to its customers in Europe, Netflix revealed today that it will bring new episodes of hit comedy series Arrested Development to the UK as part of a wider exclusive content deal with 20th Century Fox. Both Netflix and 20th Century...
Netflix to bring new Arrested Development episodes to the UK as it expands 20th Century Fox TV content

Sprint's Hesse: We'll Make Money on the iPhone … Eventually

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Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse took a $3.25 million pay cut earlier this month as penance for orchestrating the company’s pricey iPhone deal with Apple. Has outcry over the agreement, which will cost Sprint an estimated $15.5 billion over the next four years, soured him on it? Not at all....
Sprint's Hesse: We'll Make Money on the iPhone … Eventually

It’s official: LightSquared goes bankrupt. What’s next?

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Hours away from defaulting on debt, LightSquared  filed for bankruptcy protection Monday afternoon. What’s next? The company has said it would use the shelter of voluntary Chapter 11 to buy time in its fight to build its nationwide LTE network, but given how slim its chances are of winning that...
It’s official: LightSquared goes bankrupt. What’s next?

Outcry after Facebook removes pic of dying baby

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A mother wants to share a picture of her son on Facebook. He lived only eight hours. Facebook removes the image, deeming it "too graphic." Much later, the company offers an apology and admits it erred. [Read more]...
Outcry after Facebook removes pic of dying baby

USTR Insults The Intelligence Of Legal Scholars After They Challenge Him On Lack Of TPP Transparency

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As another round of negotiations over the TPP agreement is ongoing in Dallas, a group of legal scholars have sent an open letter to the USTR, Ron Kirk, decrying the ridiculous lack of transparency that has been driven in large part by the policies of the USTR, which seem almost...
USTR Insults The Intelligence Of Legal Scholars After They Challenge Him On Lack Of TPP Transparency

Daily Report: Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories

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Responding to a growing outcry over conditions at its overseas factories, Apple has asked an outside group to publicly identify specific plants where abuses are discovered, report Charles Duhigg and Nick Wingfield in Tuesday's New York Times. The group is a nonprofit financed partly by companies like Apple....
Daily Report: Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories

POGUE: Apple's Foxconn Factory Jobs Are Way Better Than The Alternative -- Rice Farming And Prostitution

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The NYT's gadget guru David Pogue makes several smart points about labor conditions at Foxconn, the Chinese company that builds products for Apple pretty much every other electronics manufacturer. Americans have recoiled in surprise at descriptions of Foxconn working conditions, and this outcry has led Apple to order inspections...
POGUE: Apple's Foxconn Factory Jobs Are Way Better Than The Alternative -- Rice Farming And Prostitution
Apple labor protestors to target new iPad sale Friday

Apple Orders Foxconn Labor Inspections

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With outcry growing over working conditions at some of its overseas manufacturing partners, Apple is taking a more socially responsible stance on the matter. In January it became the first technology company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Today it announced that the FLA, at its request, has begun...
Apple Orders Foxconn Labor Inspections

More Mistakes In The Megaupload Prosecution: Videotape Of The Mansion Raid Has Gone Missing

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It's really rather astounding just how many things law enforcement has done wrong when it comes to the prosecution against Megaupload/Kim Dotcom. We've seen procedural errors, evidence presented totally out of context, and the desire to destroy relevant evidence. And, now, it turns out that some evidence has apparently been...
More Mistakes In The Megaupload Prosecution: Videotape Of The Mansion Raid Has Gone Missing
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