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Proposed act would require the US government to secure a warrant before reading your email

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Today three members of the US House of Representatives, Lofgren, Poe, and DelBene, introduced the Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act (OCGPA), calling it a reformation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986. The ECPA is notoriously out of date. Its email provisions regarding when email can be read by the...
Proposed act would require the US government to secure a warrant before reading your email

Netflix Being Investigated By The SEC For CEO Reed Hasting's Public Facebook Posts

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As if Netflix didn’t have enough problems: The company announced today that it is being investigated by the SEC for a post that CEO Reed Hastings had made on his public Facebook page in June. In an SEC filing earlier today, Netflix reported that it received a notice from the...
Netflix Being Investigated By The SEC For CEO Reed Hasting's Public Facebook Posts

Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

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The FCC has been working with M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics using an open source solution, providing public information about internet network performance. This seems like a good thing... though you can see why not everyone would like data public about the performance of their networks. Over the weekend,...
Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

New index ranks defence firms by their anti-corruption measures

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Transparency International UK has assessed anti-corruption measures at defence companies. US firm Fluor Corporation ranked as the best performer, while 29 corporations scored zero• Get the data• Transparency International UK's global corruption index 2011• More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian29 defence firms scored zero for anti-corruption measures...
New index ranks defence firms by their anti-corruption measures

Sprint receives waiver from SoftBank to start preliminary talks with DISH regarding its $25.5b bid

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The Sprint-SoftBank-DISH saga continues. After earlier this month forming a ‘Special Committee’ of independent directors to review and evaluate the $25.5 billion takeover proposal received from DISH, telecom operator Sprint Nextel (Sprint) says it has now received a waiver from SoftBank, with which it had previously come to a merger...
Sprint receives waiver from SoftBank to start preliminary talks with DISH regarding its $25.5b bid
IBM's VP of Emerging Technologies Rod Smith talks pre-crime divisons
Europe Takes Another Step Towards An Open Data Directive

Twitter Forces Facebook To Open Up Beyond “Friends”

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At Facebook’s developer conference (f8) next month, the company is expected to announce a number of services that continue the opening of the platform as well as expanding access to disconnected user data. Soon enough you will be able to more easily access the public information being posted by users...
Twitter Forces Facebook To Open Up Beyond “Friends”

Google Has Mapped Every Router in Britain

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Google has mapped every Wi-Fi router in every residence and business in Britain, according to the Daily Telegraph. This has come out as a result of an investigation in Germany earlier this month which uncovered the company's download of emails and other personal information. Using the Google Street View cars,...
Google Has Mapped Every Router in Britain

Google+ patent app details myFaves-like carrier contacts integration with social network circles

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With more carriers pushing unlimited calling plans, we can't say there's necessarily a need for the friends and family features of yesteryear on this side of the Atlantic, but plenty of networks beyond the good ole US of A are a bit more stingy when it comes to tallying...
Google+ patent app details myFaves-like carrier contacts integration with social network circles

NTT's Visual SyncAR brings augmented reality to video, spices up the second screen (video)

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The second screen has largely asked that you take your eyes away from the action, even if that is to play along in real-time. Visual SyncAR, however, brings that tablet or mobile right back into the thick of things. Developed by Japan's NTT, the platform uses digital watermarksg that...
NTT's Visual SyncAR brings augmented reality to video, spices up the second screen (video)

Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

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We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more. What we didn’t know, however, was what the investment community thinks about...
Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit

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Nick Hayek, CEO of Swiss watchmaker Swatch, said today during a press conference for the company’s annual results that he doesn’t see a smart watch product from Apple being the “next revolution.” We can’t help but get reminded of Palm CEO Ed Colligan’s comments before the iPhone hit. Hayek’s...
Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit
Whoops! Google Map Of Gun Permit Holders Was Woefully Inaccurate

Sheet Metal And Air Conditioning Contractors Use Bogus Copyright Takedown To Block Publication Of Federally Mandated Standards

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We've long been big fans of the work that Carl Malamud has done, helping to make public information actually available. Among his many, many projects, is one important one, in which he buys up (often expensive) publications of standards that are built into federal requirements, and makes them public. If...
Sheet Metal And Air Conditioning Contractors Use Bogus Copyright Takedown To Block Publication Of Federally Mandated Standards
Apple releases MacBook Pro firmware update 1.7 addressing rare battery issue

A Great New Idea You'll Never Use: NYC's Required QR Codes For City Buildings

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This week, the New York City Council passed a bill that requires all city buildings with permits of any kind--think restaurants, bars, and daycare centers--to provide QR codes that link back to more detailed information. So by fall 2013, you'll be able to whip out your smartphone, scan a code,...
A Great New Idea You'll Never Use: NYC's Required QR Codes For City Buildings

What Really Terrifies Google About Facebook's New Search Product

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It's clear Facebook's new Graph Search is a direct blow to Google. It was created by a team of former Googlers and Facebook is using Microsoft Bing as its backup for Web searches. While Google dominates the search market, Google+ has done little to steal Facebook's social market share. Facebook's...
What Really Terrifies Google About Facebook's New Search Product

Google Accepts Buzz Criticism, Invites Boyd to Speak on Privacy

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Google, to its credit, is rolling with the punches thrown in response to its Buzz launch from last month, making changes to the product to address user concerns, and staying committed to it despite a messy launch. Members of the Buzz product team spoke on a behind-the-scenes-of-Gmail panel at SXSW today,...
Google Accepts Buzz Criticism, Invites Boyd to Speak on Privacy
Google rolls out Public Alerts for Now, Search, and Maps in Canada

Anonymous releases 1.7GB of data following new Department of Justice hack

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Hacking group Anonymous has claimed it has grabbed 1.7 GB of data belonging to the US Justice Department, although the US organisation has played down the sensitivity of the haul that was accessed from one of its websites. In the its latest move against the DoJ, the hacktivist collective says...
Anonymous releases 1.7GB of data following new Department of Justice hack

Apparently Facebook considers your current IP address to be "public information" as well.

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See that header in your Facebook notification email that looks like this?     X-Facebook: from zuckmail ([NzYuMTY5LjIzLjU2]) That's your friend's IP address:     % perl -MMIME::Base64 -le 'print decode_base64("NzYuMTY5LjIzLjU2")'     76.169.23.56 [Slow-clap animation goes here.]...
Apparently Facebook considers your current IP address to be "public information" as well.

Twitter tightens restrictions on third-party apps

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As expected, Twitter has finally announced a tighter set of restrictions on its API for third-party applications. In an attempt to improve security and strengthen the company's control over the service, the forthcoming API will require authentication for access to public information and impose a limit of 100,000 users for...
Twitter tightens restrictions on third-party apps

Sprint gets SoftBank clearance to negotiate with Dish

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Sprint Nextel said it had received permission from SoftBank to negotiate a rival acquisition offer from Dish Network.The board of Sprint Nextel has the right to terminate its existing merger agreement with SoftBank, subject to certain requirements, to accept a "Superior Offer," the company said in a statement late...
Sprint gets SoftBank clearance to negotiate with Dish

Rovio Ownership Structure Revealed

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The Finnish Arvopaperi magazine has announced the ownership structure of Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds. The information has not come up in any IPO filing, but through public information in the Finnish governmental registry. The biggest chunk of the Rovio is owned by Trema Holdings International BV, the...
Rovio Ownership Structure Revealed

TalkDesk Puts Your Company Call Center In The Cloud

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Most businesses need to be able keep in touch with their customers and provide customer service over the phone, but rolling out a call center can be expensive. Not just that, but most call center software today isn’t very good at keeping tabs on customers and presenting all the information...
TalkDesk Puts Your Company Call Center In The Cloud

Bill Would Require Public Information To Be Online

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Andurin writes "A bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week would require all Executive Branch agencies to publish public information on the Internet in a timely fashion and in user-friendly formats. The Public Online Information Act would also establish an advisory committee to help craft...
Bill Would Require Public Information To Be Online

This Startup Will Let Your Company Use Your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Accounts

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Reachable, which launched a week ago, is a startup that's going to help companies mine their employees'  Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. It wants to use those connections for marketing, recruiting, or sales. Reachable scans public information on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other sources, to build a massive database that...
This Startup Will Let Your Company Use Your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Accounts

Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

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Yahoo Japan, the country's largest Web portal, said up to 22 million user IDs may have been leaked during a hack that was discovered last week.The company emphasized that the IDs are already public information, and no passwords or other private data were affected. Yahoo Japan IDs are used...
Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

Facebook says new program to automatically share data ‘has nothing to do’ with ads

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Tucked into Facebook’s new proposed privacy policy released yesterday was a paragraph saying the social network will automatically share your data with special “pre-approved” partners when you visit their sites. But no partners were listed, nor was there any detail given on how these partners would be chosen. I talked...
Facebook says new program to automatically share data ‘has nothing to do’ with ads
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