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Still Fucking Hate Email

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Fred Wilson took some time this morning to go off against email. Clearly annoyed, he writes: I write these posts occasionally to let people know. The result is hundreds of comments about how I can make email work better for me. Please don’t leave those comments. I don’t want to make...
Still Fucking Hate Email

Congress Decides To Ignore Privacy Concerns, Refuses To Even Consider Key CISPA Amendments

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Remember how we said that there were a few key amendments that were necessary to make CISPA even close to palatable? Yeah, well, the House Intelligence Committee issued its rules for the House debate over CISPA... and basically barred the discussion on all of those key amendments. In other words,...
Congress Decides To Ignore Privacy Concerns, Refuses To Even Consider Key CISPA Amendments

The Pirate Bay Claims It's Going To Host The Site Via Drones Flying Over International Waters

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One of the more amazing things about the recent moves by the entertainment industry to put in place stricter laws around the globe to attack file sharing, is that they still don't realize how pointless this is compared to the only real solution, which is to offer more of what...
The Pirate Bay Claims It's Going To Host The Site Via Drones Flying Over International Waters
A mirror a minute: the Ivanpah solar farm kicks into high gear

Why we should provide social housing tenants with free broadband

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It's not a vote-winner and it won't make me popular, but social tenants need free internet accessNot everything said in the House of Commons meets with popular acclaim. So when I recently asked the work and pensions secretary to look at making broadband available to social housing tenants at low...
Why we should provide social housing tenants with free broadband
Nvidia's GeForce Experience will optimize your game's graphic settings with a supercomputer

Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits

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Running a massive online community is a tricky business. The administrators who police the site are trying to strike a balance between encouraging users to contribute and keeping unsavoury and illegal behaviour to a minimum. Reddit, a news aggregator and online community which has seen massive growth over the last...
Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits

Online education could get big boost from Calif. bill backing web classes for credit

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Online courses are racking up the cred.  In the last few months, providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) have won partnerships and pilot programs with universities, as well as credit equivalency approval from the American Council on Education. But a new state bill in California could give online courses...
Online education could get big boost from Calif. bill backing web classes for credit

Stupid Politics As Usual To Drive The CISPA Narrative

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Well, this is not too surprising, but it is unfortunate. As the Obama administration has said it would veto CISPA, the House has now turned this into a partisan fight. As with IP issues, I tend to think it's dangerous and stupid when privacy fights become partisan. Once the debate...
Stupid Politics As Usual To Drive The CISPA Narrative

RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

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Research In Motion on Tuesday clarified earlier statements about removing the ability to manually install Android applications on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The company previously said it was closing the loophole, known as side-loading, in the next PlayBook software update. Now it says the option will still be available, but locked...
RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

App Store Optimization Heats Up: Appnique Debuts New Service To Help Developers Get Their Apps Found

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Seattle-based Appnique, a new startup from mobile industry veteran Jai Jaisimha, is focused on helping app developers achieve higher rankings and make their mobile applications more discoverable in both the iOS and Android app stores. It’s the latest company to target the ASO (App Store Optimization) space specifically, a new breed of optimization which...
App Store Optimization Heats Up: Appnique Debuts New Service To Help Developers Get Their Apps Found

nFluence Media raises $3M, touts dealBoard app for mobile offers

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nFluence Media is taking the wraps off its stealthy service today, showcasing for the first time a new mobile offering that the founders believe will transform the way people receive relevant advertisements and deals on the go. As part of the unveiling, the company is disclosing that it has raised...
nFluence Media raises $3M, touts dealBoard app for mobile offers

Obama, Romney discuss Apple, manufacturing during debate

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Near the end of Tuesday's second Presidential Debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama, the two men were asked about how the US could "bring back" manufacturing jobs to America rather than have the majority of such work be done in countries such as China. True to form,...
Obama, Romney discuss Apple, manufacturing during debate

Boom Financial Raises $17M, Renames Itself from m-Via

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Boom Financial aims to solve a real world problem. The mobile banking industry is a space cluttered with false hopes and poor executions, so a real solution is a rare sight. Boom just closed a $17 million funding round led by Digicel Group, a leading mobile provider in the Americas...
Boom Financial Raises $17M, Renames Itself from m-Via

The iPhone's biggest flaw

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The iPhone has a flaw, and it’s not a minor one. In fact, it affects every single one of the over 100 million sold so far, and there is no real solution yet in sight. The iPhone’s battery sucks. Before you bust out your benchmarks or anecdotes, yes, I know...
The iPhone's biggest flaw

Spam-happy iOS trojan slips into App Store, gets pulled in rapid fashion

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You could call it technological baptism of sorts... just not the kind Apple would want. A Russian scam app known as Find and Call managed to hit the App Store and create havoc for those who dared a download, making it the first non-experimental malware to hit iOS without...
Spam-happy iOS trojan slips into App Store, gets pulled in rapid fashion
AT&T on data throttling: Blame yourselves
Snail Mail Election Fail: 21% Of Absentee Ballots Not Counted

The iPhone's biggest flaw

thenextweb.com
The iPhone has a flaw, and it’s not a minor one. In fact, it affects every single one of the over 100 million sold so far, and there is no real solution yet in sight. The iPhone’s battery sucks. Before you bust out your benchmarks or anecdotes, yes, I know...
The iPhone's biggest flaw
Congress yanks warrantless email tapping protections just before Christmas
Qualys CEO creats security nonprofit to fix the Internet

French Politician Wants To Limit How Cheaply Companies Can Sell Goods Online Compared to Physical Shop Prices

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A couple of weeks ago, Techdirt wrote about a store that was trying to charge customers $5 for "just looking", because it felt that many people were merely inspecting goods there before then buying them online. Guillaume Champeau points us to a French politician who is also worried about...
French Politician Wants To Limit How Cheaply Companies Can Sell Goods Online Compared to Physical Shop Prices

Opinion: Diagnosing the Wrong Deficit

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Could what looks like A.D.H.D. be a sleep disorder in disguise?    ...
Opinion: Diagnosing the Wrong Deficit

Mobile payments firm iZettle solves its Visa Europe problem, launches 'Chip & Pin' device in Finland

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Editor’s note: This article by Dmitri Sarle originally appeared on ArcticStartup, an independent tech blog that reports on digital startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The VISA issue was one of the biggest hurdles for iZettle in Finland and pretty much everywhere else. They were unable...
Mobile payments firm iZettle solves its Visa Europe problem, launches 'Chip & Pin' device in Finland

Web Browsers Crushed in ‘Pwn2Own’ Contest

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Think your web browser is secure? Think again. Nearly every common browser on the web has been compromised as part of the Pwn2Own contest at the annual CanSecWest security conference. Whether it was Internet Explorer on WIndows 7, Safari on OS X, Firefox on Windows or Mobile Safari on...
Web Browsers Crushed in ‘Pwn2Own’ Contest

The White House downplays its forthcoming cybersecurity executive order, saying that it 'is not magical'

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United States President Obama is widely expected to enact an executive order on the issue of cybersecurity following his State of the Union address next week. That in mind, one of his key advisers on the topic today downplayed the potential impact of the action, pointing to legislation for Congress as the...
The White House downplays its forthcoming cybersecurity executive order, saying that it 'is not magical'
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