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If the Chinese dragon is so mighty, why is it trembling inside? | Jonathan Freedland

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Beijing's alleged hacking of the New York Times is a sign of both the regime's huge power - and its fear of a Chinese springAs luck would have it, I was in Beijing when word came of China's apparent hacking of the New York Times. The newspaper says it became...
If the Chinese dragon is so mighty, why is it trembling inside? | Jonathan Freedland
Early tests show mobile Sponsored Stories have higher CTR, lower CPCs than desktop

Apple ID accounts reportedly vulnerable to password reset hack, forgot password page taken offline for maintenance

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Gaping security holes are a pretty terrifying thing, especially when they involve something as sensitive as your Apple ID. Sadly it seems that immediately after making the paranoid happy by instituting two-step authentication a pretty massive flaw in Cupertino's system was discovered and first reported by The Verge. Turns...
Apple ID accounts reportedly vulnerable to password reset hack, forgot password page taken offline for maintenance

Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

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A group of Utah State University graduates recently launched a company called PoliticIt that uses machine learning to gauge the popularity of political candidates by measuring their digital influence. Sure, PoliticIt’s system has proven remarkably accurate in predicting winners, but its real promise is in leveling the playing field between...
Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

How eBay Worked With The FBI To Put Its Top Affiliate Marketers In Prison (EBAY)

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The knock at the door came at 7.03 a.m. Shawn Hogan, the CEO of a successful online marketing company called Digital Point Solutions, was sitting on his sofa. He didn't immediately answer the door. Then the key turned in the lock.Nine FBI agents entered Hogan's upscale condo to serve a...
How eBay Worked With The FBI To Put Its Top Affiliate Marketers In Prison (EBAY)

Review: For a tune-up suite, System Mechanic is a good choice

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Iolo's System Mechanic is a $40 tune-up utility designed to fix, speed up, de-clutter and protect your PC. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
Review: For a tune-up suite, System Mechanic is a good choice
UGrokIt can tag everything you own with RFDIs

AT&T's forgotten plot to hijack the US airwaves

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This just in: Ars Technica has uncovered a campaign by AT&T to completely dominate the nation's system of broadcasting. The telco's plan would make it almost impossible for broadcast license holders not affiliated with the carrier to operate. The plot involves an elaborate system of patent lawsuits, corporate alliances,...
AT&T's forgotten plot to hijack the US airwaves
Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video

Nanotech 'sober pill' could one day de-drunk you

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Newly developed nanocapsules could one day deliver alcohol-digesting enzymes into a person's system to quickly lower blood alcohol content. [Read more]...
Nanotech 'sober pill' could one day de-drunk you
Infusionsoft Raises $54M From Goldman Sachs To Scale Sales And Marketing Automation Platform For Small Business

Open Letter To Twitter. My suggestion for how to Kick-Ass (Facebook ass that is)

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Twitter needs to get in touch with its inner Kool Moe Dee. Dear Team Twitter, Last week at Facebook’s f8 developers conference, Facebook got a lot of attention for launching the ability to mark anything on the Web as something that you like, creating a kind of Facebook owned overlay...
Open Letter To Twitter. My suggestion for how to Kick-Ass (Facebook ass that is)

Hitachi's Unified Compute Platform Goes for the Endzone

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Yesterday, Hitachi took the wraps off their Unified Computing Platform by introducing its open data center platform. It is aimed at consolidating the enterprise functions of networking, storage, and compute into an orchestration layer. Virtualization is still guiding the evolution of the data center, in this case all the way...
Hitachi's Unified Compute Platform Goes for the Endzone
RedPower 2 mod brings fully emulated 6502 CPU to Minecraft

Crazy-Stupid Or The Future? SoPost Wants To Turn Your Twitter Handle Into A Physical Address

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Chalk this one up as crazy-stupid or the future: SoPost, a new UK startup launching today, is on a mission to reinvent the postal address by mapping things like Twitter handles, Facebook names, email addresses and other social IDs to a physical location to make it easier and more convenient...
Crazy-Stupid Or The Future? SoPost Wants To Turn Your Twitter Handle Into A Physical Address
Quixplore launches social calendar to fight fear of missing out

Antivirus Firms Release Free Tools for Cleaning Macs Infected by Flashback

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Yesterday, Apple disclosed for the first time that it is working to develop a software tool to detect and remove the Flashback malware from infected machines. We also previously profiled Flashback Checker, a simple app designed to allow users to easily see if their Macs are infected but which provides...
Antivirus Firms Release Free Tools for Cleaning Macs Infected by Flashback
Taxi Magic shows off new powers with biggest update ever

PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

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PagerDuty has raised $10.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an IT alert service that is modeled on what Amazon Web Services developed to manage its massive infrastructure. The funding will go toward building additional services to give IT managers a way to quantify how staff is responding to alerts and develop new...
PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

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Running traditional desktop apps on Windows RT may be one step closer to reality, thanks to a vulnerability that a hacker claims lets you run any desktop app on the ARM version of Windows. A hacker called 'clrokr' recently detailed the Windows RT exploit, which requires manipulating a part...
Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

Google builds Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into its search system

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Google builds Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into its search system : To use Google's system, the user simply types in the words "Bacon number" followed by the name of the actor. By way of example, typing "Bacon number Simon Pegg" reveals that Bacon and the British actor are linked...
Google builds Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into its search system

Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool

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Facebook today announced that it will offer a self-service conversion measurement feature for direct response marketers and expand the capabilities of its Optimized CPM bidding option to incorporate conversion data. Facebook tells us marketers will be able to use its tool to generate a unique bit of code to add...
Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool
Expect Labs Taps Nuance's Voice Recognition Tech In A Bid For Better Conversation Analysis

Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy

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There was considerable confusion, and opposition, following Twitter’s announcement Thursday that it can now censor tweets within specific countries if foreign governments request that it do so. The company’s top lawyer late Friday tried to clarify what the micro-blogging company will and won’t do. Some observers suspect Twitter is setting...
Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy

T-Mobile leases 7,2000 mobile towers to Crown Castle in a 28-year, $2.4 billion deal

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T-Mobile's just received a hefty cash boost thanks to a tower-leasing agreement it's entered into with Crown Castle. The deal leases 7,200 wireless towers to the infrastructure firm for a term of 28 years in exchange for $2.4 billion -- that T-Mobile's parent Deutsche Telekom will use to pay...
T-Mobile leases 7,2000 mobile towers to Crown Castle in a 28-year, $2.4 billion deal

Russian malware mines bitcoins through botnet

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A Russian porn site is delivering malware that uses the victims' computers to mine bitcoins, according to research from ThreatTrack Security.The malware, named "Fareit," has been circulating on the Internet for at least six months and infects Windows computers. It has been modified to "mine" the virtual currency, said...
Russian malware mines bitcoins through botnet

Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

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Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon...
Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

Approxy promises instant gaming gratification with "cloudpaging" tech

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Imagine a gaming service similar to Steam, where instead of having to wait a few hours for the game to download, you could get started in just a few minutes. Or imagine a gaming service like OnLive, but where you could play even if your Internet was down, with...
Approxy promises instant gaming gratification with "cloudpaging" tech
Facebook adds frictionless payment to mobile with Bango carrier billing
Indian government readying BlackBerry snooping system
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