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Lenovo laptops will reject third-party batteries, starting with ThinkPad Edge in May?

How can I encrypt my laptop to protect my personal data?

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Richard has personal data on his laptop PC and would like to encrypt the hard drive to protect it. Is this still the best approach?How do I encrypt the hard drive on my laptop so that if I lose it the personal data on it is protected?Richard This is one...
How can I encrypt my laptop to protect my personal data?
The question every healthcare IT startup must answer

Google Art Project adds nearly 2,000 works, from street art to prized photos

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The Google Art Project could be considered a safeguard for culture when it's preserving work that's not just difficult to see, but may disappear at the drop of a hat. Witness Google's latest addition of 30 partners, and almost 2,000 pieces of art, as proof. The collection includes 100-plus...
Google Art Project adds nearly 2,000 works, from street art to prized photos

Where's The Outrage Over The Gov't Brushing Mass Privacy Violations Under The Rug?

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I have to admit that I've been a bit in shock over Congress's decision to simply renew the Patriot Act, recently, without a single safeguard to protect against abuse. That's because just before all this happened, we wrote about how a report from the government found (not for the first...
Where's The Outrage Over The Gov't Brushing Mass Privacy Violations Under The Rug?

Crazy: Orange censors all blogs, not just GigaOM

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Every day millions of British mobile users hit a dead end on their phones, coming across web pages that they are blocked from reading. But it’s not because the sites they’re trying to access are illegal: it’s because they’ve fallen foul of child protection filters. These filters are used by...
Crazy: Orange censors all blogs, not just GigaOM

Avira Internet Security Suite 2012 Review: An Adequate Safeguard Against Malware

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The 2012 edition of Avira's security suite gets the job done, but not much else....
Avira Internet Security Suite 2012 Review: An Adequate Safeguard Against Malware
Spoof-proof location authentication to help legitimize mobile gambling
T-Mobile Android phones to come with Lookout Mobile pre-installed

Social Network for Kids PixyKids Grabs $3M in Funding

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Social networks aimed at kids aren’t a new concept. ScuttlePad and Togetherville, for example, have been attempting to provide social sharing environments for the under-12 crowd since 2010. But the team behind PixyKids, a new startup still in development, thinks there’s still plenty of room to make a significant impact in...
Social Network for Kids PixyKids Grabs $3M in Funding
Facebook developing low-powered emergency backup system in new 'Sub-Zero' building

Microsoft details Windows 8 File History, takes us through a Time Machine

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Microsoft is still determined to explore every nook and cranny of Windows 8 on its way to the newly official October launch, and now it's swinging its attention towards File History, its revamped approach to preserving our data. The new component supplements Windows Backup, which Microsoft admits is "not...
Microsoft details Windows 8 File History, takes us through a Time Machine

Orange explains why it overblocked GigaOM… sort of

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British mobile operators have come in for criticism recently for the practice of “overblocking” — misidentifying websites as adult content and preventing ordinary web users from using them in the name of child protection. This de facto censorship is largely unregulated, happens a lot, and can hit closer to home...
Orange explains why it overblocked GigaOM… sort of

I’m done with Helvetica body type

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I love Helvetica. We all love Helvetica. It’s a wonderfully empty face: highly legible and without personality. It takes the form of whatever you wish, and has been a common default body font for years. Its de facto status makes so much sense, but I’m sick of it. It’s not...
I’m done with Helvetica body type

Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD

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The buzz in enterprise communications is BYOD — bring your own device. Industry research supports that BYOD, far from being merely the latest and greatest, is more likely to be the new normal. In addition, according to the latest Frost & Sullivan research (download the report, “The Changing Role of...
Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD

Neelie Kroes calls on EU Parliament to help kill mobile roaming costs, guarantee net neutrality

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European Commission VP Neelie Kroes delivered an interesting political rallying cry in front of the European Parliament (EP) this morning in an effort to abolish mobile roaming costs and safeguard citizens’ right to access an ‘open Internet’. Kroes called on the EP to “join her in rushing to complete” a...
Neelie Kroes calls on EU Parliament to help kill mobile roaming costs, guarantee net neutrality
Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z leaked: an all-in-one desktop that looks like a PC monitor

Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany

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A few months ago we wrote about a really bad idea that was being floated in Germany: making companies like Google pay for the use of news snippets in services such as Google News. Unfortunately, that idea has now been turned into a concrete proposal for a new law; remarkably,...
Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany
Nuance introduces Dragon ID voice-activated security for smartphones
The Photo-Sharing Wars Aren't Over Yet. Snapchat And Cinemagram Are Quietly Blowing Up.
Perk: A simple Web browser that rewards online shoppers

Progress Report | Reinvent The Wheel

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GOAL | Reinvent the Wheel PROJECT | Bridgestone "Airless Concept Tire" Thesis Flat tires generate more than 3 million AAA calls each year, and blowouts can easily cause auto accidents. But what if tires didn't need air? Method Bridgestone fashioned a prototype from recyclable aluminum, rubber, and thermoplastic resin, a...
Progress Report | Reinvent The Wheel

McAfee shows how major Android scamware ticks, prevents us from learning first-hand

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Most Android malware lives in the margins, away from Google Play and the more reliable app shops. It's nonetheless a good idea to be on the lookout for rogue code, and McAfee has stepped in with thorough explanations of how one of the most common scamware strains, Android.FakeInstaller, works...
McAfee shows how major Android scamware ticks, prevents us from learning first-hand
Apple introduces two-step verification for Apple ID, iCloud accounts

CISPA Amendment Proves Everyone's Fears Were Justified While Failing To Assuage Them

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The single biggest criticism of CISPA is that it could be used by the federal government in a way that infringes on people's privacy, allowing government agencies, including the NSA, to sift through the private data of American citizens with little to no oversight. It's pretty obvious why that...
CISPA Amendment Proves Everyone's Fears Were Justified While Failing To Assuage Them

Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD

gigaom.com
The buzz in enterprise communications is BYOD — bring your own device. Industry research supports that BYOD, far from being merely the latest and greatest, is more likely to be the new normal. In addition, according to the latest Frost & Sullivan research (download the report, “The Changing Role of...
Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD
New iPhone lock screen exploit discovered in iOS 6.1.3, exposes contacts and photos
Microsoft blames overheating datacenter for 16-hour Outlook outage

Facebook Kills More Of Your Privacy For Cash

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Yesterday, Facebook announced an awesome new feature that lets anyone see your current city, hometown, education, work, likes, and interests, even if you've set your profile to private. Will this benefit individual users and their friends? Not unless the only thing you remember about your dear friend is that...
Facebook Kills More Of Your Privacy For Cash
Total number of Bitcoins hits 10.5 million, production halves to stop inflation
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