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Mega update: Dotcom's service now accepts Bitcoin, will expand into email, chat, voice, video, and mobile

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Kim Dotcom knows how to stir up a storm on Twitter. On Saturday, he announced Bitcoin support for his cloud storage service and also sent out a slew of tweets suggesting Mega is going to become much more than just the successor to Megaupload. Bitcoin #Mega now accepts #BITCOIN via...
Mega update: Dotcom's service now accepts Bitcoin, will expand into email, chat, voice, video, and mobile

Big Tech: How Microsoft Will Profit Off Webmail Without Reading Your Inbox

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Microsoft says its new Outlook.com webmail service won’t read your email to target you with ads. So how do they plan to make money? Photo: Peter McCollough/Wired No doubt about it: Outlook.com looks great. The user interface for Microsoft’s just-announced Hotmail overhaul is crisp and clean—I’m a sucker for whitespace....
Big Tech: How Microsoft Will Profit Off Webmail Without Reading Your Inbox

Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process

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It was only a matter of time before Google+ Local started spreading to the mobile space, and iOS looks to be its first landing spot through a rebadge of the Google Places app. Apart from achieving harmony with Google's rapidly swelling social universe and letting us check Zagat ratings...
Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process

Apple planning to build private off-campus restaurant to stop competitors from overhearing staff conversations

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Apple has had a planning request approved for a new off-campus restaurant by the Cupertino Planning Commission, providing employees with a place to eat and discuss company plans and product development without fear of Apple’s competitors overhearing conversations. The new 21,468-square-foot cafeteria, which was approved at a meeting on Tuesday, is...
Apple planning to build private off-campus restaurant to stop competitors from overhearing staff conversations

Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?

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Megaupload, the hosting site that the U.S. government shut down last year over charges of copyright infringement and pirated content, is being reborn. Sort of. The new version is called Mega, an encrypted file sharing service built by Kim Dotcom, a man some call an Internet slumlord, others an online folk hero. The...
Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?
Creating the code that hid Safari from prying eyes before release

How to remove all your old Facebook wall posts, public or private, from your Timeline

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Facebook today received a huge backlash as millions of users saw what they believe to be their private messages from 2009 and earlier show up on their Facebook Timeline for all their friends to see. While Facebook is denying these allegations, saying that every report it has checked just shows...
How to remove all your old Facebook wall posts, public or private, from your Timeline

Intel puts CPU and WiFi radio together on same chip, with proper shielding of course

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It's little notches like these that could eventually carve out a big Intel-shaped niche in the mobile universe. What you're looking at is a prototype chip codenamed 'Rosepoint' that somehow crams a digital WiFi radio and a dual-core Atom CPU onto the same piece of silicon. Interference would normally...
Intel puts CPU and WiFi radio together on same chip, with proper shielding of course

ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

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Techdirt has run a number of articles about the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) currently taking place in Dubai. One of the concerns is that decisions taken there may make the Internet less a medium that can be used to enhance personal freedom than a tool for state...
ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

Hands-on with the Nyx Mobile Lyuba Max and Fun mockups

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When PR reps have something they think is truly special, things can get a little cloak and dagger. While we were hanging around the Nyx Mobile booth, a rep quietly sneaked up on us, to offer a glimpse of two new handset his company is working on. When we...
Hands-on with the Nyx Mobile Lyuba Max and Fun mockups

Make (Selected) Private Thoughts Public With Penzu

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In a world in which everything is made public — from our wildest dreams to our breakfast plans — it can be difficult to imagine the role that a restricted-access online journal might serve. Yet Penzu is exactly that: an online journal tool that, by default, saves your entries securely,...
Make (Selected) Private Thoughts Public With Penzu
NSA Mimics Google, Pisses Off Senate
A tour of Google's top-secret data centers

Introducing Office Hot Shots - New App Replaces Default Lock Screen and Provides a Fun Paper Toss Game All in One

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The folks at NickelBuddy have just released a fun little utility and game all in one with Office Hot Shots. It is both a highly configurable locking application that replaces the default lock on the device and also provides a pretty darn fun office paper toss game. Here is...
Introducing Office Hot Shots - New App Replaces Default Lock Screen and Provides a Fun Paper Toss Game All in One

PGP inventor, Navy SEAL find surveillance niche in Silent Circle

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New disclosures about the National Security Agency's surveillance efforts have given a boost to at least one Washington area company seeking to thwart prying eyes. Silent Circle, a National Harbor-based start-up that encrypts phone calls and texts so that users don't leave a trail, saw a jolt in business after...
PGP inventor, Navy SEAL find surveillance niche in Silent Circle

Manage your social life with Ketchup

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Ketchup is a new iOS app from Reddyset LLC, also available as a Web-based service. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and carries no additional in-app purchases. Ketchup is an app designed to help people manage their “real world” social lives and encourage friends to...
Manage your social life with Ketchup
Feature: High Orbits and Slowlorises: understanding the Anonymous attack tools
Secrecy: The Real Reason Taking Dell Private Makes Sense

Target adds QR codes to hot holiday toys for secret shopping

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Well, this one should give parents with ever-present ankle-biters reason to celebrate. Starting Sunday, October 14th, Target will make a special in-store area available highlighting 20 of the most sought-after toys -- all tagged with QR codes for one-stop, secret mobile shopping. The initiative is being targeted at consumers...
Target adds QR codes to hot holiday toys for secret shopping

PDFpen: A powerful PDF editor for your Mac [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. We all know dealing with PDF files can be a bit…onerous. We’ve all had a PDF file that we’ve wanted to edit – or add to – and found ourselves only to be left with no real way to do either. It...
PDFpen: A powerful PDF editor for your Mac [VB Store]

How File-Sharers Will Bypass UK’s Anti-Piracy Act

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Last Wednesday the Digital Economy Bill was forced through by the UK Government. Under the new law copyright holders have the power to spy on those who infringe their rights, which may ultimately lead to file-sharers being disconnected from the Internet. In addition, copyright holders can urge the Government to...
How File-Sharers Will Bypass UK’s Anti-Piracy Act
The iPhone 5′s Greatest Inside Story: Chipmaking Maturation For Apple
You want to crunch top-secret data securely? CryptDB may be the app for that

Lenovo ThinkPad tab revisits FCC packing 3G radio, no LTE

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Though it still lacks an official moniker, Lenovo's so-called Thinkpad tablet (aka the TP00043AEF) is racking up copious frequent flyer miles with yet another journey past the FCC's prying eyes. This time, the Windows 8 slate is packing WCDMA II and V radios, the 3G bands supported by AT&T...
Lenovo ThinkPad tab revisits FCC packing 3G radio, no LTE

Windows Phone 8 Rooms give every group its private space

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Microsoft is already creating a safe, fenced-off area in Windows Phone 8 through Kids Corner, but it's expanding that to include nearly everyone through Rooms. A rough parallel to Groupme, Rooms lets families, friends or companies share calendars, chats, notes and photos without letting any prying eyes get a...
Windows Phone 8 Rooms give every group its private space
Exitround is an Ashley Madison for entrepreneurs. Sort of.

Beware of Michael Jackson's online thought police

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Jacko's vigilante fans have attempted to preserve their idol's reputation by bombarding a new biography of him with one-star reviewsCyberspace is home to a bewildering number of vigilante groups policing all sorts of perceived thought crimes. Among them is a bunch of enthusiastic Michael Jackson fans, who patrol the internet...
Beware of Michael Jackson's online thought police

The version of Jelly Bean you've been waiting for arrives

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Google's next mobile operating system, Android 4.2, has been officially launched. The update, which was previously rumored to carry the moniker Key Lime Pie but instead carries the "Jelly Bean" branding, brings a ton of new things to Android, including beefed up security features, gesture typing, updates to the Google Play...
The version of Jelly Bean you've been waiting for arrives

Mobile chat app used by activists has security flaws, say critics

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Security bloggers are piling on with the criticism of WhatsApp, saying there are serious problems with how data is protected from prying eyes in the popular mobile IM software. [Read more]...
Mobile chat app used by activists has security flaws, say critics

Google job board integrates with Google+

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If you're looking for a job at Google, you can now easily suck up to future managers and co-workers by adding them to your Google+ circles. The search giant has added Google+ integration to the company's job board to make it easier to tailor job searches to your qualifications,...
Google job board integrates with Google+
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