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Hacker spites Symantec, puts pcAnywhere's source code out in the open

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Symantec said that folks running its pcAnywhere utility were at an "increased risk" when it revealed that the company had been hacked and its source codes pilfered, and advised customers to stop using pcAnywhere for the time being. Sage advice, as a hacker with the handle YamaTough -- who's...
Hacker spites Symantec, puts pcAnywhere's source code out in the open

Chrome 17 released, will preload autocompleted URLs as you type

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Google has just released Chrome version 17, which brings several minor enhancements to the company's web browser— including a new web address preloading feature and improved protection against malicious downloads. The new Chrome introduces a preemptive rendering" feature that will automatically begin loading and rendering a page in the...
Chrome 17 released, will preload autocompleted URLs as you type

USPTO invalidates Apple's "rubber-banding" patent asserted against Samsung

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It was discovered in a Monday court filing from Samsung that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tentatively invalidated Apple's bounce scroll, or "rubber-banding," patent, possibly putting the Apple v. Samsung jury's decision regarding the property at risk....
USPTO invalidates Apple's "rubber-banding" patent asserted against Samsung

"Involuntary porn" site tests the boundaries of legal extortion

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In the era of Polaroid cameras, you didn't have to worry too much about a racy snapshot you took in the privacy of your bedroom becoming available to the general public. But thanks to the rise of digital cameras and the Internet, that's now a real risk. Hackers, disgruntled exes,...
"Involuntary porn" site tests the boundaries of legal extortion

The verdict on Apple's new map app: Compared with Google Maps, it sucks

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Apple took a big risk when it replaced the iPhone's second-most popular feature FORTUNE - "Here's the thing," Daring Fireball's John Gruber wrote in May when 9to5Mac first reported that Apple (AAPL) was about to replace Google's (GOOG) iOS Map app with its own. "Apple's homegrown mapping data has to be great. Mapping is an essential phone...
The verdict on Apple's new map app: Compared with Google Maps, it sucks

When Your Seed Round's A Party, Few People Have Fun

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Social proof is the meanest mofo in the Valley. Second tier VCs want to be in the same rounds as first tier VCs and third tier VCs want to get in on the deals offered to 2nd tier VCs. It’s all very high school if you think about it. What’s...
When Your Seed Round's A Party, Few People Have Fun

IPv6 lands today, do you copy?

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June 6th has arrived, which means that participating ISPs, hardware manufacturers and search engines must stick to their word and permanently enable the IPv6 address system -- not least as an encouragement for others to do the same. The ultimate purpose? To allow trillions of users to have their...
IPv6 lands today, do you copy?

Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

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Now it’s as easy as a fist-pound to pay a friend back for dinner, drinks, or a cab. Bump, the popular contact sharing app developer, today releases a new standalone iOS app that lets you transfer money via PayPal to anyone in arm’s reach. But that’s also Bump Pay’s biggest limitation....
Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

New Macs spec sheet leaks out into the Internet, pricing and names included

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Since Apple’s inventory system was clumsily leaked out onto the Internet this morning, placing those who work in the inventory system at significant risk, we’ll post the complete list that we’ve been sitting on for weeks. This includes our best guess on what these parts numbers mean. . Note that...
New Macs spec sheet leaks out into the Internet, pricing and names included

White House Preparing Executive Order As A Stand-In For CISPA

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This isn't a huge surprise -- and last month we even discussed the possibility, but it sounds as though the White House has decided that, with the failure of Congress to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill (CISPA passed in the House, but the rather different Cybersecurity Act failed in the...
White House Preparing Executive Order As A Stand-In For CISPA

Facebook password-bypass flaw fixed

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Facebook has fixed a flaw over the weekend that could potentially have put over a million accounts at risk of being accessed by unauthorised users. [Read more]...
Facebook password-bypass flaw fixed

Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

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How are these unusual minerals extracted from the ground and why is that process an environmental risk? CNET's Jay Greene explains. [Read more]...
Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

Kindle Fire HD 7-inch rooted in spite of Amazon, unstoppable force meets the unhackable object (video)

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We were worried there, for a minute. After code explorers found that Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7-inch had both a locked bootloader and extra security measures, there was a brief concern that the pseudo-Android tablet might be very tough to hack. As it turns out, there was no reason...
Kindle Fire HD 7-inch rooted in spite of Amazon, unstoppable force meets the unhackable object (video)
Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta available for free download now
CA to app devs: get privacy policies or risk $2500-per-download fines

The poverty maps of England

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Map: Credit ratings company Experian has ranked 326 local authroiteis in England by key poverty indicators, from child poverty to the risk of long-term unemployment. See how each area comparesSimon Rogers...
The poverty maps of England

Cisco Warning: Some Of Our Servers May Burn Out (CSCO)

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Cisco is warning customers that some models of its blade servers could "overheat and emit a short flash" which would not only shock the poor IT person, but indicate the server has been fried. This defect affects 11 of Cisco's UCS products, although Cisco didn't disclose how many actual...
Cisco Warning: Some Of Our Servers May Burn Out (CSCO)

Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks Associates

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In a recent report titled Mobile Data and Applications, research outfit Parks Associates found that a large chunk of Stateside consumers aren't willing to pay more than $50 per month for a mobile data plan. What's also interesting here -- but not surprising -- is the study shows nearly...
Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks Associates

How The US Trade Rep Is Trying To Wipe Out Used Goods Sales With Secretive TPP Agreement

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For a while now, we've been covering the gradual legal assault on the First Sale doctrine and beyond. The First Sale doctrine, of course, is what lets you resell a legally purchased book without having to first obtain permission from the copyright holder. Of course, copyright holders generally hate the...
How The US Trade Rep Is Trying To Wipe Out Used Goods Sales With Secretive TPP Agreement

Fisker Karma reportedly sets house on fire, doesn't restore cosmic balance

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Fisker's Karma woes aren't relenting anytime soon, as one new owner just found out the hard way. A driver in Sugar Land, Texas parked his recently obtained hybrid sedan in his garage last week, only to have the car self-immolate minutes later and damage his new home. Despite the...
Fisker Karma reportedly sets house on fire, doesn't restore cosmic balance

iOS 6 tethered jailbreak updated with official Cydia, quicker installation for your A4-packing device

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The iPhone Dev-Team has just outed a new version of Redsnow that opens up iOS 6 to an official version of the sinful, definitely-not-Apple Cydia store, but you'll still have to be tethered to use it. The process is now simpler, as the latest version recognizes your already-installed iOS...
iOS 6 tethered jailbreak updated with official Cydia, quicker installation for your A4-packing device

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

Pi Day Contest: What's Your Vision for Quantum Computing?

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To celebrate Pi Day on March 14th (3.14), we're giving away a cool Pi Day T Shirt from ThinkGeek. To win our Pi Day Contest, we want to know your vision for Quantum Computing. The possibilities are exciting. Many people, including RWW's Mobile guru, Dan Rowinski, believe it may be...
Pi Day Contest: What's Your Vision for Quantum Computing?

Boeing tests microwave missile that knocks out electronics, represents our worst nightmare (video)

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Forget bombs or the robopocalypse. In our minds, the most fearsome weapon is the one that disables our gadgets. That's what makes Boeing's newly tested Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) scarier than most projectiles. The missile bombards targets underneath with microwaves that shut down computers, power systems...
Boeing tests microwave missile that knocks out electronics, represents our worst nightmare (video)

Here's Why My Family Might Begrudgingly Shell Out $329 For The Overpriced iPad Mini

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Yesterday, the world was treated to a classic example of what might be described as "customer lock-in." Apple launched a new iPad Mini tablet and priced it at $329. For those who aren't obsessed with gadgets, the iPad Mini tablet is pretty much the same as Amazon's Kindle Fire HD...
Here's Why My Family Might Begrudgingly Shell Out $329 For The Overpriced iPad Mini

Odd analyst mocks Zuck’s hoodie, ironically sounding stupid in a suit while doing so

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And this is what happens when you take people from outside of tech, in this case Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities (based in LA), and collide them with topics that they don’t understand, in this case, Mark Zuckerberg’s wardrobe. Yeah, really. You already know this is going to end...
Odd analyst mocks Zuck’s hoodie, ironically sounding stupid in a suit while doing so

Well, Now That Everyone Has Sobered Up, Let's Figure Out What Facebook Is Actually Worth... (FB)

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Thank goodness that's over. The Facebook IPO could have been a major disaster for millions of individual investors. If the stock had "popped" to a truly ludicrous level on IPO day, millions of investors would likely have piled into it, hoping for further gains. And then, eventually, the hype would...
Well, Now That Everyone Has Sobered Up, Let's Figure Out What Facebook Is Actually Worth... (FB)

GoDaddy Says: It Wasn't Anonymous, It Wasn't A Hack, It Wasn't A DDoS. It Was Internal Network Issues

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GoDaddy has confirmed that it’s downtime problems are finished and that it wasn’t a network attack that caused them: it was “a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.”   Statement below. More to come   Go Daddy Site Outage Investigation Completed   “Yesterday, GoDaddy.com and many of our...
GoDaddy Says: It Wasn't Anonymous, It Wasn't A Hack, It Wasn't A DDoS. It Was Internal Network Issues

Making DDoS prevention a priority

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In the Web world, distributed denial-of-service attacks can take out entire sites rather quickly. Mitigating the risk should be top of mind when building network architecture....
Making DDoS prevention a priority

Nokia happier to live on the edge when buying components

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The Finnish phone maker, trying to recover its former mobile-phone influence, is willing to take on more risk for the key business of buying electronics to become more competitive. [Read more]...
Nokia happier to live on the edge when buying components
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