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TechHive: Hands on with Dropbox's new sharing features

www.computerworld.com
Despite many competitors, Dropbox is the de facto standard for syncing files across one's own computers and sharing them with others. New features rolled out Monday extend Dropbox's reach substantially by making it possible to create a public, revokable link to any file or folder in a Dropbox sync folder....
TechHive: Hands on with Dropbox's new sharing features

Darrell Issa Asks To 'Observe' Next Round Of TPP Negotations

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Starting next week, the next round of negotiations in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be taking place in San Diego. We've been discussing how the USTR has been fine with giving lobbyists like the MPAA full access to the text, which they can read any time via their own...
Darrell Issa Asks To 'Observe' Next Round Of TPP Negotations

UltraViolet, comic books and the rise of digital download codes as a second market

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As the world of physical content attempts to come to grips with the digital economy, bundling — adding a digital download code to a physical item, like an UltraViolet code with a Blu-ray disc or a Comixology code with a Marvel comic book — is one of the ways traditional...
UltraViolet, comic books and the rise of digital download codes as a second market
8tracks makes it easier to jam with friends on their new iOS app
Booting Up: All the Cool Kids Aren't Getting Twitter Verified

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

torrentfreak.com
Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal...
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it

www.engadget.com
If you have to issue an explanation to follow up an explanation, then it's pretty safe to say the first one wasn't clear enough, and it's under those circumstances that Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky and the Windows 8 team are returning to the subject of Media Center and DVD movie...
Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it

Sponsored post: Your stuff, your way. No matter where you are

gigaom.com
You’ve got work to do. And when you want to be productive, you shouldn’t be limited by restrictions such as time and place. Enter Cubby by LogMeIn — the easiest way to sync and share your stuff digitally. Flexibility for your stuff Most cloud solutions force you to conform to their...
Sponsored post: Your stuff, your way. No matter where you are

How To Design A Browser Theme For Google Chrome

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When it comes to the web browser, one of the important aspects of it is whether or not it is customizable. We all like our own user experience on our own computers, right?  Well, as I wrote in an earlier article, 2 New Reasons Google Chrome May Pull Ahead Of...
How To Design A Browser Theme For Google Chrome
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Half of Fortune 500 Firms Infected With DNS Changer

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Half of all Fortune 500 companies and major U.S. government agencies own computers infected with the "DNS Changer" malware that redirects users to fake websites and puts organizations at risk of information theft....
Half of Fortune 500 Firms Infected With DNS Changer

Techdirt Interview With Derek Khanna, Author Of The RSC 'Fix Copyright' Policy Briefing

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By now you're probably familiar with the name Derek Khanna. The young Congressional staffer who, as a part of the Republican Study Committee, authored one of the most forward-looking policy briefs on how the copyright system is broken, and suggesting some ways to fix it. While it took less than...
Techdirt Interview With Derek Khanna, Author Of The RSC 'Fix Copyright' Policy Briefing

Connectify Switchboard ditches original server plans, is available now for $90

www.engadget.com
​ Remember that Connectify Switchboard Insert Coin we featured just over a week ago? Well, we'd like to say we're sorry to hear it's been canceled -- but we're not. Why? Because a high amount of interest from people preferring to use their own computers as servers, has resulted in...
Connectify Switchboard ditches original server plans, is available now for $90
Ars asks: Is using Java on a desktop worth the security risks?
Guffaws and awkward laughter: game devs react to Indie Game: The Movie
Amazon’s Secretive Cloud Carries 1 Percent of the Internet

Half of Fortune 500 firms infected with DNS Changer

www.computerworld.com
Half of all Fortune 500 companies and major U.S. government agencies own computers infected with the "DNS Changer" malware that redirects users to fake websites and puts organizations at risk of data theft, a security company said today....
Half of Fortune 500 firms infected with DNS Changer

Anatomy of an Anonymous Attack on the Vatican

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Mid last year, the hacking group Anonymous tried but failed to attack various Vatican Internet servers. A report that was just released by Imperva shows the extent of their prowess, and is a blueprint for other corporate security managers who want to try to protect their own networks in the...
Anatomy of an Anonymous Attack on the Vatican

Spying school took "thousands" of photos of students with covert webcam app, caught kids sleeping, half-dressed

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More details have come to light in the case of the Lower Merion School District spying on its students with covert laptop webcam software. The school district of the affluent Philadelphia suburb issued mandatory laptops to its students, each one loaded with software that could covertly activate the laptops' webcams,...
Spying school took "thousands" of photos of students with covert webcam app, caught kids sleeping, half-dressed

GitHub users warned over security risk

www.guardian.co.uk
Search tool on programming site turns up SSH keys, which could allow attackers to hack sites or alter programs silentlyCoders who use the popular code-sharing site GitHub were put on alert on Thursday after it was found that many have been inadvertently posting private files, including their private encryption keys,...
GitHub users warned over security risk
Facebook releases Zuckerberg e-mails in “fraudulent shakedown” case
Last chance to be a part of Kickstarter history: Double Fine campaign ends today

Sponsored post: Your stuff, your way. No matter where you are

gigaom.com
You’ve got work to do. And when you want to be productive, you shouldn’t be limited by restrictions such as time and place. Enter Cubby by LogMeIn — the easiest way to sync and share your stuff digitally. Flexibility for your stuff Most cloud solutions force you to conform to their storage...
Sponsored post: Your stuff, your way. No matter where you are

No pressure, Microsoft, but I just spent my family's iPad budget on a Surface

www.geekwire.com
The stakes for Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Surface launch just got a lot higher, at least in my house. My wife and I have been talking for a while about buying an iPad for the family, primarily for her to use for checking email, Twitter, Facebook and light web browsing....
No pressure, Microsoft, but I just spent my family's iPad budget on a Surface

Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect

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Apple will report its quarterly earnings Tuesday afternoon, providing the latest glimpse into the sales of the company’s main iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. One underlying question: How much will the iPad cut into Mac sales? The shift in consumer spending toward the iPad and other tablets has been...
Stats: Apple's Mac lineup not immune to iPad effect

Google Organizational Changes Cloud the Future of Apps

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Signs are emerging that Google is de-emphasizing its efforts in online productivity tools that compete with Microsoft, which was never the core of its business to being with, to focus even more on search and social networking, and its increasing competition with Facebook. This shift in emphasis is reflected in...
Google Organizational Changes Cloud the Future of Apps

Why Microsoft Is Going To Have To Build Its Own Tablet (MSFT, AAPL)

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Why Microsoft Is Going To Have To Build Its Own Tablet (MSFT, AAPL)

3D printing may explode at rate incomparable to its 2D predecessor

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If 3D printing advances as fast as 2D printing advanced, we’ll be working with our own Replicators from Star Trek by the year 2080. It took just 40 years for the original printing press to turn over from the single Gutenberg press to get to a mass production scale across...
3D printing may explode at rate incomparable to its 2D predecessor

Pogoplug Team lets businesses tap into their own 'personal clouds' for $15 a year per user

www.engadget.com
Last we heard from Pogoplug, it unleashed its Series 4 hardware (its current device for making any of your drives network accessible). Today, the company, known for its pursuit to make the cloud more "personal," has shifted its gears back to software, aiming directly at businesses with its new...
Pogoplug Team lets businesses tap into their own 'personal clouds' for $15 a year per user

In pursuit of root

diveintomark.org
Tim Bray asks how to root the Nexus One. The process is a bit complicated, but (unlike most other Android phones) it does not rely on exploiting security holes. Android and Me has a great tutorial, so I won’t repeat them here. The key is in step 1, the fastboot...
In pursuit of root
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