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Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU
"In the Studio," KISSmetrics' Hiten Shah Simply Tells It Like It Is

Marriott Puts An End To Shady Ad Injection Service

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Late last week, one Justin Watt discovered something suspicious going on with the wi-fi at his hotel, the Times Square Marriott. Not content to charge him hundreds for the room and $16.95 for internet access, it appeared that the service provider was using JavaScript injection to serve banner ads on...
Marriott Puts An End To Shady Ad Injection Service

Russian Authorities Empowered To Shut Down Internet Sites

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New legislation has taken effect in Russia giving the government powers to shut down websites without a fair trial. The amendment to the Act for Information is, say the authorities, to protect children from the more nefarious aspects of the Internet, such as websites which encourage suicide, drug abuse, child...
Russian Authorities Empowered To Shut Down Internet Sites

Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

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Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, and the man leading the social efforts at the company, Vic Gundotra, has decided to step out and explain exactly why Google+ doesn’t have a full write API as of yet. His thoughts appear to have come in response to a post published by...
Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

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To combat a rise in cybercrime, the European Commission is considering a plan to require companies that store data on the Internet - like Microsoft, Apple, Google and I.B.M. - to report the loss or theft of personal information in the 27-nation bloc or risk sanctions and fines, reports Kevin...
Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

NYC Says Renting Out Your Place Via Airbnb Is Running An Illegal Hotel

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We've seen this over and over again: new and innovative startups enter a market in a creative and compelling way, and a combination of incumbents and regulators get in the way of something cool happening. Perhaps the most well known recent example of this is with Uber, but probably a...
NYC Says Renting Out Your Place Via Airbnb Is Running An Illegal Hotel

HTC settles with FTC over software security vulnerabilities

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The Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that HTC has agreed to settle a complaint filed against the company for its allegedly lax security practices that have potentially put millions of smartphone users at risk. [Read more]...
HTC settles with FTC over software security vulnerabilities

Use This App Right Now To Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Hacked (LNKD)

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Now you can check if your LinkedIn account password was stolen by hackers earlier today, thanks to a handy app called LeakedIn. A huge number of passwords were leaked from LinkedIn earlier today and shared on a Russian hacker site. LeakedIn will check to see if you password is on...
Use This App Right Now To Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Hacked (LNKD)
Retail: Best Buy to Match Online Retailers' Lower Prices

Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much

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Sitting down is common in the age of cubicles and computers, but there's been a growing discussion in recent years about its dangers. A new study that examined the habits of 222,497 Australian adults found that those who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40 percent...
Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much
Facebook's coming video ads run the risk of 'MySpacing' the world's most popular social network

Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction

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And they’re off! Bidding has begun in a major UK spectrum auction, the result of which will be a more competitive rollout of 4G mobile broadband across the country starting around the middle of this year. So far, the only major player to begin such a deployment has been EE,...
Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction

New calculator predicts newborn's obesity risk

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Simply enter in the parents' BMIs, the mother's professional skill level, whether the mother smoked while pregnant, and the baby's birth weight. [Read more]...
New calculator predicts newborn's obesity risk

Data breach victims could get damages from careless firms

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How federal courts define the damages people suffer from data breaches is broadening dramatically, leaving unprepared companies at greater risk of big payouts in class-action lawsuits, lawyers from a prominent law firm say. Until a couple of years ago, courts would routinely dismiss lawsuits stemming from data breaches, such...
Data breach victims could get damages from careless firms

Doctors 'risking email privacy breaches'

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Doctors risk revealing confidential information when they try to contact patients over the internet...
Doctors 'risking email privacy breaches'

Facebook Stock Crash Hoses California's Tax Revenue

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Well, the hits from the Facebook stock implosion keep coming. Now, it's the State of California, which apparently overestimated how much tax revenue it was going to collect from Facebook employees after the IPO. According to Bloomberg's John Erlichman, California is now saying its "tax revenue is at risk" because...
Facebook Stock Crash Hoses California's Tax Revenue

Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?

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Exactly as predicted yesterday, President Obama talked about cybersecurity in last night's State of the Union address, including his plan to sign an executive order on cybersecurity. What's a bit surprising is that the executive order... is actually pretty reasonable. Unlike some earlier drafts, it appears that the White House...
Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?
$20 billion of ambition: meet Masayoshi Son, Sprint suitor and SoftBank CEO

Two Cloud Myths Busted: Lock-In and Locked Up

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When it comes to technology dependency and risk of legal compliance, the cloud is just like everything else....
Two Cloud Myths Busted: Lock-In and Locked Up

Comment voting working, getting expanded

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It has been a week since we introduced comment voting on Ars, and the consensus among the staff, readers on Twitter, and a handful of people who have reached out to me by e-mail is that it's working. And by "working," I mean "improving discussions on the site." In the...
Comment voting working, getting expanded

IBM's Offer To Older Workers: Either Take A Pay Cut, Or Risk Being Canned (IBM)

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Older IBM employees got a surprise e-mail today: an early retirement offer which asks them to cut their hours by 40% and their pay by 30% if they announce a retirement date of Dec. 31, 2013 or earlier. If it sounds like a bad deal, consider that it's better than...
IBM's Offer To Older Workers: Either Take A Pay Cut, Or Risk Being Canned (IBM)
Tim Cook: We have no religious issue with doing Android apps, but we won't do Chat heads on iOS

Yahoo fixes password-pilfering bug, explains who's at risk

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Yahoo today said it has fixed the flaw that allowed hackers to steal more than 450,000 passwords from one of its many services....
Yahoo fixes password-pilfering bug, explains who's at risk

Good News For Microsoft: The Surface Is Already Showing Shipping Delays (MSFT)

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Here's a potentially good sign for sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet. On its website, Microsoft shows a 3-week shipping delay for people interested in buying the $499 32 GB Surface without the Touch Cover, which has the fancy keyboard. This suggests it saw a good number of pre-orders yesterday, and...
Good News For Microsoft: The Surface Is Already Showing Shipping Delays (MSFT)

Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)

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  Google deserves lots of credit for infusing New York with money and tech talent. But lately, Google has partly reversed course and begun draining the area of some product marketing talent, a former Google executive now at an area startup tells us. Google declined to comment on a story...
Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)
A5 Chip in Tweaked Apple TV Still Manufactured by Samsung

I Swear This Is The Last "Harlem Shake" Post We Do

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At the risk of seeming like my father, a man who will beat a dead meme into the ground long after its moment in the sun, I present to you the Harlem Shake Bookmarklet. To use it, you will visit this site and drag the bookmarklet into your Chrome browser...
I Swear This Is The Last "Harlem Shake" Post We Do

Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is writing down $6.2 billion on its 2007 purchase of aQuantive, an online ad serving system. According to the Guardian this places the software giant at risk of an accounting-based quarterly loss (when its sales and profitability had aimed it at a profit...
Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you

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According to The Verge, the final build of Windows 8 has leaked. Yes, it only took about 12 minutes. The build itself is an ‘N’ build which means that it does not contain Windows Media Player. For more on that, run a search for decisions of the European Union against Microsoft....
That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you
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