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Anonymous protests planned over government surveillance

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Hacker collective Anonymous is planning worldwide protests against government surveillance systems. Monday's targets include TrapWire and INDECT, which the shadowy group says track and profile citizens. Protesters in Canada may get into trouble for wearing the Guy Fawkes masks they're known for if a protest escalates to a riot....
Anonymous protests planned over government surveillance

Apple sells 2m iPhone 5s in China

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Early sales in world's largest smartphone market beat expectations after observers said Friday's launch was low-keyApple confounded Wall Street's expectations by announcing that it had sold more than 2m iPhone 5s in China, a record for the company, after a launch on Friday that observers had thought low-key.Chief executive Tim...
Apple sells 2m iPhone 5s in China

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

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While some might question the sanity of an individual who decides to make Greek startups a cornerstone of a plan to spread entrepreneurship around the world, Gary Whitehill says the young, entrepreneurial tech startup economy taking hold there offers lessons for startups everywhere. Inspired by Riots Whitehill is founder of...
What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools

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Just starting out in visualising your data? Looking for something simple to use? This is where we goWhat data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using...
Data visualisation DIY: our top tools

Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn Factory

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A riot at has broken reportedly broken out a factory owned by Foxconn, the company famous for its production of Apple gadgets. Ed Flanagan of NBC News reports: Reports early Monday from China suggest that a mass disturbance or riots may have broken out at a Foxconn factory in the...
Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn Factory

Bieb Flag: t-shirt

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"Home screened Justin Bieber / Black Flag logo. Available on small, medium or large Hanes t-shirts. Both groups have caused riots, both embrace DIY." By Josiah Hughes, offered on Etsy (found as Eric Steuer's new Twitter icon!)...
Bieb Flag: t-shirt

With Connect, Getty Images Leaps Into The 21st Century

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Getty Images is getting with the 21st century today.With its new Connect system, Getty is making it easier for web publishers and certain platforms like blogging tools to embed Getty's image products in their online publications than it may have been before. This is clever, definitely designed to boost revenues,...
With Connect, Getty Images Leaps Into The 21st Century

This Week In Bots: And A Robotic Tuna Will Lead Us

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Bot Vid: Beam Telepresence Machine Telepresence robots are on the march. The latest to join the seemingly endless brigade is Suitable Technologies Beam "Remote Presence System." It's 62 inches tall, weighs 95 pounds, and sports a 17-inch monitor on the top, which means the face of its remote human operator...
This Week In Bots: And A Robotic Tuna Will Lead Us

Riot Shuts Down Foxconn Plant, Impact on iPhone 5 Production Unclear

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Reuters reports on a riot that broke out earlier today at Foxconn's facilities in Taiyuan, China, forcing the company to temporarily shutter the plant as it cleans up the damage and investigates the situation. The cause of the riot, which reportedly involved about 2,000 workers, remains unclear, with the company...
Riot Shuts Down Foxconn Plant, Impact on iPhone 5 Production Unclear

Fast Talk: How This "Sneakerhead" Built A Major Online Magazine

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Meet Kevin Ma, whose website Hypebeast began as a sneaker blog, but now gets up to three million visitors per month.Kevin Ma is the founder and editor of Hypebeast, an online magazine covering fashion, culture, design, and many other topics. Ma runs the site with his staff out of their...
Fast Talk: How This "Sneakerhead" Built A Major Online Magazine

Demand for iPhones in China could skyrocket, analyst says

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What do tenacious chief executives dream about during their four nightly hours of fitful sleep? How about a world in which hundreds of millions of people desperately want to buy your product -- so much so that riots break out in long lines while they wait in front of...
Demand for iPhones in China could skyrocket, analyst says

Guardian launches platform for user-generated content

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Readers will be able to submit videos, pictures and text directly via free GuardianWitness iPhone and Android apps or onlineThe Guardian has launched a new digital platform allowing readers to contribute to live news and other content, GuardianWitness.Readers will be able to submit photographs, video and text directly to Guardian...
Guardian launches platform for user-generated content

Met to use software that can crack mobile phones even with locked SIM

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Police will be able to capture evidence for court without sending phones off to lab or confiscating for duration of legal proceedingsThe Metropolitan Police is to use software that can extract mobile phone contents, including call records and past GPS location data, even if the SIM is locked, as part...
Met to use software that can crack mobile phones even with locked SIM

How To Be Happy Anywhere

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For my job I spent 300 days traveling the world last year. I met a lot of happy people. Who they are and where they live will surprise you.The other day, as I took a taxi ride across Manhattan, the driver was pondering the state of the world. “I can’t...
How To Be Happy Anywhere

Foxconn Shuts A Factory In Wake Of Riots

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Foxconn, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of electronic goods with clients like Apple, Dell and HP has had to temporarily shut a factory in Taiyuan, China after a huge riot occurred among some 1,000 workers. The New York Times notes that about 79,000 staff toil inside this particular Foxconn...
Foxconn Shuts A Factory In Wake Of Riots

Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

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Ustream.tv have been in contact to tell us they are currently under the largest DDOS attack they have ever experienced, apparently targeting one Russian user, Reggamortis1. Of course, Russia is yet again in the middle of another protests, timed to concur with the inauguration of returning Russian president Vladimir Putin,...
Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

Instagram Sex Account Leads To Riot In Sweden

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A Swedish Instagram account that asked for tips on "sluts" in the Gothenburg area has set off riots at a Swedish school in a bid to find the person behind it. According to The Local, the account soon had around 200 pictures uploaded to it -- giving names and alleged...
Instagram Sex Account Leads To Riot In Sweden
Six reasons why Vine is a killer news tool

Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers

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In its Supplier Responsibility Report released Thursday, Apple revealed that it had fired a supplier, Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics (PZ), because it had employed 74 workers under 16 years old who used fake papers. Bloomberg reports that the workers were recruited by Shenzhen Quanshun Human Resources Developing Co., which...
Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers

Apple Says It Sold Over 2 Million iPhone 5s In China This Weekend (AAPL)

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Apple just announced opening weekend sales of the iPhone 5 in China. It says it sold over 2 million in three days. We're not sure how this stacks up to expectations. For some context, Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5s during the opening weekend in the U.S. On Friday...
Apple Says It Sold Over 2 Million iPhone 5s In China This Weekend (AAPL)

Twitter conman exposed for posing as policeman during UK riots

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Ellis Ward used the name Inspector Winter to give broadcast interviews, write 'insider' blogs and build up an online followingThe activities of a conman, who allegedly posed as a police officer during the August riots gaining access to victims of looting and broadcasting his experiences on the social network site...
Twitter conman exposed for posing as policeman during UK riots

Top 5 Web Design Debates That Cause the Most Riots

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Top 5 Web Design Debates That Cause the Most Riots

Riot inciter jailed – but no evidence his message led to disorder

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Sam Lowe jailed for 39 months for sending BlackBerry message telling 160 contacts to 'kick off' in NottinghamA man has been jailed for 39 months for sending messages from his BlackBerry telling people to join in August's riots in Nottingham.Sam Lowe, 21, from Nottingham, had admitted a charge of encouraging...
Riot inciter jailed – but no evidence his message led to disorder

Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone

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My week with Android, or why I'm buying an iPhone 5; Foxconn riots; and how to buy a smartphone. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone
Chinese resellers betting big -- and early -- on next iPhone

Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

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Reporters banned from reposting non-company tweets and told to check with the news desk before breaking news storiesSky News has told its journalists not to repost information from any Twitter users who are not an employee of the broadcaster.An email to staff on Tuesday laid out new social media guidelines...
Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

Young people need guidance to cope with the threats posed by social media

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Professionals must be trained to deal with the social problems young people can come up against when using today's technologyThis week marks the first anniversary of the summer riots, where mobile devices played such an important part in connecting rioters with each other and were used to capture much of...
Young people need guidance to cope with the threats posed by social media

Montreal Student Arrested For Posting Photo Of Anti-Police Graffiti To Instagram

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If anyone needed any more evidence that police departments are casting a wide surveillance net over social media networks, here's one more story to add to the woeful deluge. On Wednesday night, news broke that a 20-year-old "supporter of the student movement," Jennifer Pawluck was arrested in Montreal for...
Montreal Student Arrested For Posting Photo Of Anti-Police Graffiti To Instagram
Egypt blocks YouTube for one month for hosting anti-Islam movie that sparked riots
Ustream is pissed about DDOS attack, may launch Russian site tomorrow
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