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Twitter Apologizes for Banning Reporter, But Free Speech Questions Linger

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The weekend's fire storm over NBC's handling of its Olympics broadcast had barely died down yesterday when online critics found a new target: Twitter. In response to a complaint from NBC, the microblogging service suspended the account of Guy Adams, a reporter who tweeted a harshly critical comment about NBC's...
Twitter Apologizes for Banning Reporter, But Free Speech Questions Linger
From 'Desert Warrior' to 'Innocence of Muslims,' a controversial YouTube video is both catalyst and scapegoat

Cash-poor Sharp Mortgages Display Factories, Including Apple Screen Plant

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Japan's Sharp, one of the world's largest makers of LCD panels and a supplier of displays for Apple products, has taken the rare step of mortgaging its factories......
Cash-poor Sharp Mortgages Display Factories, Including Apple Screen Plant

AMD bares all with Southern Islands GPU shots

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AMD's been showing off its forthcoming wares at Hot Chips, and has taken the rare step of releasing detailed die shots for its Southern Islands GPUs. According to AnandTech, the company's shy about releasing such details, since it's aiming to beat rival NVIDIA to the punch by several months....
AMD bares all with Southern Islands GPU shots

From Apple Maps to Oprah's iPad: 10 biggest tech debacles of 2012

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The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, melting in Apple Maps. Ah, the holiday season. A great time to sit back and reflect on some of the most memorable moments of the past year —mislabeled maps, inappropriate dance routines, social media missteps, bungled IPOs and so much more. Yes, it’s time for an...
From Apple Maps to Oprah's iPad: 10 biggest tech debacles of 2012

Google mobilizes users in fight for its robots' core values

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Its own public policy lobbying is now not enough. Google has taken the rare step of devoting homepage space to urge its German users to oppose government-proposed copyright reforms on its behalf. Proposed in August and coming up for first reading in the Bundestag this Thursday, the Leistungsschutzrecht – or, ancillary copyright...
Google mobilizes users in fight for its robots' core values
Intelligence Chief Says Reports On Internet Spying Contain 'Numerous Inaccuracies'

Google Cloud Print pushes to FedEx, Android 4.0 link, more

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Google has expanded Cloud Print both for device support and, in a rare step, commercial printing. Those using a mobile app or Chrome can now push a print project to a FedEx office in the US with Print & Go self-service as an option. The gesture helps reduce the need...
Google Cloud Print pushes to FedEx, Android 4.0 link, more

Google Pulls the Plug on Its TV Ads Business

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There’s a win for you, TV guys: Google is giving up on your business. The search giant is shutting down Google TV Ads, its attempt to create an online marketplace for traditional TV spots. The idea was Google could make ad buying more efficient and Googley, but buyers, programmers and...
Google Pulls the Plug on Its TV Ads Business

Cash-poor Sharp mortgages display factories, including Apple screen plant

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Japan's Sharp, one of the world's largest makers of LCD panels and a supplier of displays for Apple products, has taken the rare step of mortgaging its factories and buildings to secure an emergency loan from its main banks, a spokeswoman said Thursday....
Cash-poor Sharp mortgages display factories, including Apple screen plant

Oracle Updates Java 7 to Address Security Vulnerability

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On Friday, we noted that Apple had taken the rare step of using its anti-malware tools in OS X to disable existing installations of the Java 7 browser plug-in due to a major security vulnerability that was being actively exploited in the wild. Apple's anti-malware system is capable of enforcing...
Oracle Updates Java 7 to Address Security Vulnerability

NPR show pulls Foxconn story, says 'partially fabricated'

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NPR show This American Life took the rare step of not just retracting its story on Foxconn's working conditions but devoting an entire episode to the correction. Its earlier episode, "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Factory," was said by the public broadcaster to have been "partially fabricated." Marketplace reporter Rob...
NPR show pulls Foxconn story, says 'partially fabricated'
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