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Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

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The following is a guest post from Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow, following yesterday and today’s revelations that select apps were uploading user’s entire address books to their database. We blew it, we’re sorry, and we’re going to make it right. It’s Hipster’s goal to provide a fun and beautiful service...
Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]
6.5M hashed LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked, following app concerns

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

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Megaupload continues its legal battle, both in the US and New Zealand. This week Dotcom and his legal team were at Auckland’s High Court to request a judicial review of the legality of the search warrants that were used to raid his Coatesville mansion in January. During the hearing Dotcom’s...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

LulzSec's Sabu denied being informer to Guardian last July

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When I spoke to Sabu, he was keen to discuss claims he worked for the authorities – a stance that now reads in a new lightLast July the Guardian was investigating the elusive, mysterious individuals behind LulzSec and Anonymous – the loose hacker groups who had suddenly become front page...
LulzSec's Sabu denied being informer to Guardian last July

Unpaid jubilee jobseekers: Downing Street dismisses criticisms

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Prime minister's spokeswoman says treatment of unemployed people who worked as stewards was a 'one-off'Downing Street has brushed off the controversy over the treatment of unpaid jobseekers who provided security during the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.In a rebuff to Lord Prescott, who has accused the government of "exploiting cheap labour",...
Unpaid jubilee jobseekers: Downing Street dismisses criticisms

WikiLeaks starts publishing ‘The Global Intelligence Files’, with 25 media partners on board

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WikiLeaks has announced it would start publish a new batch of revelations, nicknamed ‘The Global Intelligence Files’. The announcement was made minutes ago, ahead of a press conference Assange’s organization will hold in London tomorrow Monday at 12pm GMT. WIKILEAKS RELEASE: The Global Intelligence Files. Over 5 million emails wikileaks.org/the-gifiles.ht…...
WikiLeaks starts publishing ‘The Global Intelligence Files’, with 25 media partners on board

The LulzSec hacking arrests won't make it safer online | James Ball

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The FBI's infiltration of LulzSec is astonishing – but the group's activities are small fry in comparison to professional cyberwarFor you, LulzSec, the war is over. Maybe. In an astonishing series of revelations, the FBI on Tuesday issued charges against four individuals alleged to be principal members of the hacking...
The LulzSec hacking arrests won't make it safer online | James Ball

US Now Has More Than 100 Million Smartphone Users — comScore

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Yesterday comScore released its monthly report on mobile market share among device makers and operating systems. There were no revelations or startling facts. Android and iOS continue their gains, while others lag or are in decline. Mobile internet just under half PC internet population The one... Please visit Marketing Land...
US Now Has More Than 100 Million Smartphone Users — comScore

WSJ chimes in on Amazon smartphone rumors, says 4- to 5-inch device is in testing

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Whether the possibility of an Amazon smartphone is growing any stronger or the Wall Street Journal just wants to prove it has sources too, the paper is saying parts suppliers are gearing up to build just such a device. According to the always informative unnamed sources, testing of a...
WSJ chimes in on Amazon smartphone rumors, says 4- to 5-inch device is in testing

We ask Wakoopa CEO: ‘What’s the coolest fact about The Next Web audience?” #TNW2012

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Wakoopa, a service which tracks web app usage, has released several interesting studies over the years that take a closer look at how people spend their time online. Yesterday, as The Next Web Conference 2012 kicked off, Piet Hein van Dam, CEO of Wakoopa (disclosure: The Next Web Holding BV owns shares in the startup) presented a snapshot of...
We ask Wakoopa CEO: ‘What’s the coolest fact about The Next Web audience?” #TNW2012

iPhone manufacturing costs revealed?

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Recent Foxconn revelations hint at higher costs than previous estimates that are still staggeringly low by Western standards. [Read more]...
iPhone manufacturing costs revealed?
Ubisoft Uplay DRM security hole uncovered by Google engineer

Google's problem is that it now believes itself above others – even governments

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The FCC revelations showing that Google's engineer knew that Street View would collect data, followed by the company's obstructive behaviour to the investigation, show that it has grown too big for its managementIt's never the offence; it's the cover-up. And if there's one thing that the last few years have...
Google's problem is that it now believes itself above others – even governments
Kodak’s HQ secretly housed a nuclear reactor for over 30 years

Daily Report: Europeans Rethink Their Google Inquiries

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European privacy regulators said Wednesday that they were considering reopening their inquiries into Google's collection of personal e-mails and Web searches for its Street View service, reports Kevin J. O'Brien in Thursday's New York Times. The move came after revelations that collecting the Internet data had not been a lone...
Daily Report: Europeans Rethink Their Google Inquiries

Huawei Ascend D1 hits the FCC with pentaband HSPA+

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Of the trio of Huawei's Diamond-class smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the dual-core Ascend D1 got the least amount of buzz. Today, however, the handset gets its opportunity to bask in the spotlight, since it's the first of the group to obtain the FCC's nod of...
Huawei Ascend D1 hits the FCC with pentaband HSPA+

Microsoft overhauls certificate management in response to Flame PKI hack

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As part of its monthly “Patch Tuesday” security updates for June, Microsoft announced changes in how Windows manages certificates. These changes include a new automatic updater tool for Windows 7 and Windows Vista that will flag stolen or known forged certificates. This shift will have a huge impact on companies...
Microsoft overhauls certificate management in response to Flame PKI hack

LinkedIn's hacky, wacky Wednesday

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Site suffers two blows with separate revelations of severe privacy breaches as experts caution to expect more of the sameWith twin security breaches – one of which was self-inflicted – LinkedIn suffered a brutal one-two punch to its reputation on Wednesday. But analysts who watch the online privacy space caution...
LinkedIn's hacky, wacky Wednesday

Ubisoft DRM Lets In Remote Attackers, Google Engineer Reports

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) software is seen as an essential part of life for many games developers. It allows them to control who and who cannot copy, install and otherwise operate their software, usually for the purposes of piracy control. But all too often DRM hits the headlines when it...
Ubisoft DRM Lets In Remote Attackers, Google Engineer Reports

Visualized: Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8

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It may not be the mysterious prototype Joe Belfiore showed off at today's Windows Phone Developer Summit keynote, but it's a nice treat nonetheless: we had the opportunity to sneak a peek at an AT&T-branded Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8, complete with the brand new Start screen....
Visualized: Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8

Yahoo search committee head leaves board as CEO inquiry starts

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Patti Hart, the Yahoo director who headed the search committee that selected Scott Thompson as CEO, was supposed to be one of the board members staying on during a makeover. Instead, Hart, whose own credentials were questioned when activist shareholder Daniel Loeb unveiled Thompson’s claims of a degree he didn’t...
Yahoo search committee head leaves board as CEO inquiry starts
Instagram soars to 80M users, 4B photos

Apple Reveals Powerful Magnet Coded Apps for iPad & Sporting Gear

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Apple first introduced us to the Wild World of Coded Magnets in late January. Today, greater revelations are found in a new patent application form Apple published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. While Apple further discusses their technology relating to magnetic fasteners, they specifically reveal real-world applications for...
Apple Reveals Powerful Magnet Coded Apps for iPad & Sporting Gear

The 2012 MacBook Pro Review

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With most of the attention from Apple's hardware refresh event centered around iOS 6 and the new Retina MacBook Pro, the updated 2012 edition of the regular MacBook Pro has flown a little bit under the radar. Basically, it's just an Ivy Bridge-infused version of the venerable unibody MacBook...
The 2012 MacBook Pro Review

Apple's reputation intact after negative tax avoidance press

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A report calls Apple's reputation "Teflon," referring to recent revelations of the company's tax practices and finds that public opinion went mostly unchanged when the story broke a week ago....
Apple's reputation intact after negative tax avoidance press

Apple sends iOS 6 beta 2 to developers

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The wait between iOS 6's unveiling and its planned fall release just got a little bit shorter, as Apple has just pushed out beta 2. If you're in the developer crowd that can try it out, don't expect any revelations: the primarily focus is on the bug fixes that...
Apple sends iOS 6 beta 2 to developers

Why Does Everything At Yahoo Take Forever? (YHOO)

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Another day, another Yahoo scandal made worse by the company's flat-footed response. Over the years, we've heard from Yahoos that it's a company full of good ideas and promising innovations strangled by layers of process. That bureaucratic tone is set from the top — by Yahoo's board of directors. Take...
Why Does Everything At Yahoo Take Forever? (YHOO)

Microsoft's E3 2012 conference: live coverage

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Join us live for all the Xbox 360 revelations from Microsoft at the 2012 E3.Will there be a new Xbox announced? A new Kinect? We'll reveal all5.28pm: Yup. An essential service I am providing right hereGood morning!The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo is but one hour old and it's already time...
Microsoft's E3 2012 conference: live coverage

Nokia to bring range of new and updated apps to existing Lumia lineup

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That Nokia would be joining Microsoft on this day of Windows Phone 8 revelations is no surprise -- the companies long ago inked their blood pact on the back of Mango. Now, at today's summit in San Francisco, Espoo's Kevin Shields just announced that it's releasing a slew of...
Nokia to bring range of new and updated apps to existing Lumia lineup

CEO Heins Wants To Restore "Faith" In RIM, Hints At First BlackBerry 10 Phone In January

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And RIM’s post-earnings PR offensive continues. This time, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins sat down with the folks at CIO for an in-depth interview about himself and the company’s future, and as you may expect he had a few juicy tidbits to reveal. The most notable of those little revelations has...
CEO Heins Wants To Restore "Faith" In RIM, Hints At First BlackBerry 10 Phone In January
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