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Why Path Pissed People Off

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There’s a reason why today’s news that Path was uploading its users’ entire address book to its database was stunning — all this time Path has been positioning itself as one of the good guys! … Sort of an alternative to Facebook … a kinder, gentler social network that only...
Why Path Pissed People Off

The Google-Free iPhone

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When the iPhone launched in 2007, there were three key components of the device that relied on Google. 1) Maps 2) YouTube 3) Web search Let’s look at that list today, following the news that YouTube has been given the boot in the latest beta build of iOS 6. 1)...
The Google-Free iPhone

From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

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It turns out that if you play Civilization II for long enough, you enter a world very much like Orwell's 1984. Coincidence?If you happen to have touched a computer some time within the last 20 years, the chances are you may well have spent a regrettably long time playing on...
From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

New regulations will forbid Korean websites from collecting IDs to verify users

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Websites in South Korea will soon need to find new systems to authenticate users once new laws come into place in the country later this year. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the country’s regulator — the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) — announced that website owners will no longer be...
New regulations will forbid Korean websites from collecting IDs to verify users

Noel Edmonds issues Facebook plea after meeting internet 'troll'

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Deal or No Deal presenter wants online responsibility after student set up 'Somebody please kill Noel Edmonds' pageDeal or No Deal host Noel Edmonds has called for more online responsibility after arranging a face-to-face meeting with a so-called internet troll who set up a Facebook page called "Somebody please kill...
Noel Edmonds issues Facebook plea after meeting internet 'troll'

THIS IS WAR: Google Just Announced Plans To Be A Cable TV Provider (GOOG)

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  Google just became a cable company - or at least, announced it intention to become one. That's the news out of Kansas City, reports Arik Hesseldahl at AllThingsD. This is part of the Google Fiber project, where Google built a  ~$500 million fiber optic network in Kansas City to provide...
THIS IS WAR: Google Just Announced Plans To Be A Cable TV Provider (GOOG)

Hungry Like A Wolf: How Apple Rumors Spread

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Remember last week when Foxconn president Terry Gou said that he was working hard at building the new Apple TV? The rumor was, as you might suspect, patently false. But just how false is the surprising part. Welcome to the magical world of Apple rumors. Before we begin, take a...
Hungry Like A Wolf: How Apple Rumors Spread
Voxio’s Chat Feature Is Aimed At Killing SMS, But In A Smart Way

Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

What you need to know about CISPA: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

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While the US government getting involved in Internet affairs is nothing new, it has only been three months since SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) kicked up dust and called attention to some potential threats to our civil liberties. While SOPA wasn’t “new”, it took quite a bit of time for...
What you need to know about CISPA: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

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Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for...
The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman

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Companies like Amazon can control the way we use the ebooks we buy. Instead let's build a publishing model based on freedomI love the detective novel The Jehovah Contract, and I'd like everyone else to love it, too. I have lent it out at least six times over the years....
Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman

At peak of Apple patent war, Samsung names a new CEO

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The new chairman comes from the semiconductor side, the old from mobile phones New Samsung CEO Kwon. Photo: techweb.com.cn FORTUNE — With an Apple (AAPL) patent trial set to begin July 30 and no settlement in sight, Samsung replaced its chairman Thursday. According to Reuters, the new CEO is Kwon Oh-hyun,...
At peak of Apple patent war, Samsung names a new CEO

VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy

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VMware has acquired Nicira, a startup known for its software defined networking technology in a deal pegged at $1.26 billion. It’s an acquisition that has all sorts of ramifications for the ever disruptive enterprise sector of the market. Nicira emerged out of stealth in February after five years in development....
VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy

After the LinkedIn Hack: The One Step You Must Take Today

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One of many topics I've "meant" to get to "as soon as I have 'time' " is the various ramifications of the Gmail hacking episode my wife endured last year, in which six years' worth of her correspondence and life-records disappeared. I chronicled it originally in the magazine, and ran...
After the LinkedIn Hack: The One Step You Must Take Today

When Twitter Stumbles, Sites Across the Web Go Down With It

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A Twitter crash may seem trivial, but as more and more services depend on its API, the ramifications grow....
When Twitter Stumbles, Sites Across the Web Go Down With It

The FTC subpoena of Apple could spell the end of Google’s default search status on the iPhone

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Earlier today, it was revealed that the Federal Trade Commission had subpoenaed Apple as a part of its ongoing Google antitrust case. The news is fresh, so the ramifications of it are tough to grasp fully, but there is a good chance that one result of this request might be...
The FTC subpoena of Apple could spell the end of Google’s default search status on the iPhone

How Will Microsoft Deliver Content to the Surface?

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Microsoft’s announcement of its Surface Windows 8 tablet yesterday raises almost as many questions as it answers. One critically important unanswered question is: How will users get content for their Surface devices? Microsoft is spinning the Surface as a content-creation device, but the expectation for content consumption on a tablet...
How Will Microsoft Deliver Content to the Surface?
Kinderfee's online babysitting service scores funding
Google could be inviting more friends to Nexus party
CISPA isn’t SOPA, but it isn’t ideal — and it might become law

How P.R. Pros Keep Their High-Profile Clients Out Of Trouble On Twitter

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Seconds after one of Jai Manselle's NBA clients accidentally tweeted out classified information about negotiations to end last fall's lockout it was already too late to delete the 140-character message. "It was immediately reblogged, screenshot, retweeted and disseminated heavily," said Manselle, a public relations specialist whose firm represents clients ranging...
How P.R. Pros Keep Their High-Profile Clients Out Of Trouble On Twitter
Chinese firm looks to block iPad sales across the globe

Tech Weekly podcast: The Twitter Joke Trial and Ultrabooks

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In January 2010, accountant Paul Chambers tweeted that because of snow at Robin Hood airport, he was going to blow the airport sky high. His comment led to his arrest, and has now reached the high court. On this week's Tech Weekly, Aleks Krotoski talks to Father Ted writer and...
Tech Weekly podcast: The Twitter Joke Trial and Ultrabooks

The New iPad Battery

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The New iPad Battery: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Between the release of the iPad 2 last year and the announcement of the new iPad yesterday, Apple has nearly doubled the capacity of the battery, taking it from 25Wh to a massive 42Wh. Measured in milliamps this boosts the battery from 6944 mAh...
The New iPad Battery
Neglected No More: High-End Electronics for Low-Income Masses

Gadgetwise Blog: Thoughts About the Lytro and Photojournalism

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The new Lytro camera and its groundbreaking technology has ramifications for photography, the camera industry and hardware start-ups in general....
Gadgetwise Blog: Thoughts About the Lytro and Photojournalism
O2 network outage over, reportedly affected one-third of customers

China’s latest crackdown on microblogs sees comment feature ban after coup speculation

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The Chinese government has once again cracked down on Chinese microblog services Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo, after it temporarily banned the comment features on both services following their their role promoting speculation of an impending political coup. Unlike Twitter, users of the Chinese services can comment on messages —...
China’s latest crackdown on microblogs sees comment feature ban after coup speculation

Amid UDID Uncertainty, AppRedeem Creates New Company-Based ID Scheme, Groupon Already On Board

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Six months ago, Apple began making some big changes to its operating system ahead of the release of iOS5. Among them, was the news that it would begin ramping up the deprecation of the UDID — Apple’s go-to identifier that ties users to their specific iOS device. The company remained...
Amid UDID Uncertainty, AppRedeem Creates New Company-Based ID Scheme, Groupon Already On Board
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