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Tim Cook Live on Stage at D11: All Things Digital Tonight

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As announced late last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit down today for an opening session interview at the D11: All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The session will kick off at 6:00 PM Pacific Time / 9:00 PM Eastern Time tonight, and MacRumors will be...
Tim Cook Live on Stage at D11: All Things Digital Tonight

Apple Takes iPad Secrecy All the Way to 11 -http://bit.ly/dybTL4

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Apple Takes iPad Secrecy All the Way to 11 -http://bit.ly/dybTL4
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It
Larry Page & Google legal chief talk about the company's involvement in PRISM

New USTR Nominated; Will He Commit To Transparency?

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President Obama has nominated Michael Froman to be the new USTR, to take over for Ron Kirk who stepped down recently. Most of the stories on Froman note that he's well known in this space and has been a key player in a number of trade agreements -- including with...
New USTR Nominated; Will He Commit To Transparency?
Gov't didn't shut down cell networks in Boston--but it could have

First iPad App Testing Stats Are Out

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Flurry, the mobile analytics company specialized in app usage has just released its very first report on… iPad app usage. Wait… what? Yes, iPad app usage. As we’ve told you earlier, some developers have already managed to put their hands on Apple’s upcoming shiny new toy to test their...
First iPad App Testing Stats Are Out

Windows Phone 8 clings to secrecy

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Microsoft is accepting requests for the Windows Phone 8 SDK, but only from a select few developers. The rest will have to endure a "cruel" wait. [Read more]...
Windows Phone 8 clings to secrecy

Study: Half Of The Top 100 Blogs Now Use WordPress

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WordPress – both in its hosted and self-hosted forms – has long been among the most popular platforms for personal and professional blogs (and it’s what we use here at TechCrunch, too). Looking at the top 100 blogs in Technorati’s index, a new study by website monitoring firm Pingdom found...
Study: Half Of The Top 100 Blogs Now Use WordPress

Google Transparency Report now includes the FBI's National Security Letters

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Google's Transparency Report has sometimes supplied an unsettling level of detail as to what companies and governments want to know. Americans won't feel much more comfortable now that Google has added the FBI's National Security Letters to the mix. The investigative branch wants the numbers vague for secrecy's sake,...
Google Transparency Report now includes the FBI's National Security Letters

CHINA and USA: Amnesty International Challenges China's Continued Secrecy in Death Penalty Executions

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CHINA and USA: Amnesty International Challenges China's Continued Secrecy in Death Penalty Executions

French Designer Says He's Working With Apple On A 'Revolutionary' Project Due In 8 Months (AAPL)

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Here's an exciting mystery. French designer Philippe Starck said on radio that he's working with Apple on a "revolutionary" project that will be released in 8 months, Le Figaro reports. (Translation via our French reporter Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry.) Starck didn't say anything else, because of Apple's "religious cult of secrecy." Clarifying...
French Designer Says He's Working With Apple On A 'Revolutionary' Project Due In 8 Months (AAPL)
Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach
Gruber: TBA sessions on WWDC schedule could point to apps for Apple TV

If You Can't Sue The Feds For Spying, Sue Them For Lying About Spying

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There have been numerous attempts by various parties (including, in a few cases, the EFF) to sue the US government concerning various aspects of its warrantless spying on Americans. Pretty much all of these cases end up failing, often for reasons that are suspect. However, it appears that the EFF...
If You Can't Sue The Feds For Spying, Sue Them For Lying About Spying

Tim Cook Totally Failed At 'Doubling Down On Secrecy' (AAPL)

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Apple has a reputation for being a highly secretive company. But, today's iPhone 5 announcement should significantly change this reputation. Hours before the media event started, we learned Apple would in fact name the new iPhone, the "iPhone 5," thanks to leaks on its website. We also learned that it...
Tim Cook Totally Failed At 'Doubling Down On Secrecy' (AAPL)

T-Mobile Will Launch LG's Ice Cream Sandwich-Powered Optimus L9 "This Fall"

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AT&T and Sprint have already laid claim to LG’s flagship Optimus G handset, but what of the rest of the Big 4 national carriers? Verizon has been keeping awfully quiet on the subject — maybe because it’s still trying to push LG’s curious Intuition phablet — and for now...
T-Mobile Will Launch LG's Ice Cream Sandwich-Powered Optimus L9 "This Fall"
Secrecy: The Real Reason Taking Dell Private Makes Sense

Rimac delivers Concept_One-based one-off, refuses to pull back the curtain

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What's that intriguing shape poking out from underneath the curtain? Rimac Automobili assures us all via its Facebook account that there's a Concept_One in there -- or, at least, a "one-off car based [on it]," marking the delivery of the company's much discussed and sometimes questioned 1,088 horsepower electric...
Rimac delivers Concept_One-based one-off, refuses to pull back the curtain
Apple employees blame overseas manufacturing for product leaks

Internet drug dealing on the rise, survey finds

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Global Drug Survey suggests Silk Road is just the most visible aspect of a much larger online drug-dealing phenomenonThe internet is starting to rival the backstreet as a place to buy illicit drugs, according to findings from the 2013 Global Drugs Survey, with 22% of users reporting the had bought...
Internet drug dealing on the rise, survey finds

Google's Schmidt to Visit Myanmar

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt heads to Myanmar next week, a sign of the Southeast Asian country's appeal to top U.S. technology companies as it emerges from decades of secrecy and crippling western sanctions....
Google's Schmidt to Visit Myanmar

Apple exec talks about the iPhone's early days, the secrecy of 'Project Purple'

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The back and forth of Apple and Samsung's spat can be tiring, it's true, but the legal debacle has its moments. Cupertino's Scott Forstall, for instance, took the stand on Friday to give some insights on the beginnings of what Apple called "Project Purple," and the secrecy that surrounded...
Apple exec talks about the iPhone's early days, the secrecy of 'Project Purple'

Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

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Mr. Kaspersky not looking supervillain-like at all. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Eugene Kaspersky’s security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have sleuthed out a new “cyber-espionage weapon.” The Russian supervillain’s (or awesomely cool billionaire, depending on your point of view) labs say this weapon has nearly as cool a name as previously discovered cyber...
Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

★ Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone

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The Phone The first question is, how did the phone leave Apple’s campus? Starting a few weeks ago, some number of iPhone engineers who, because of the nature of their work were already familiar with the details of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, were authorized to begin using late pre-production units outside...
★ Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone

White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying

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The Obama administration has taken a hard line on secrecy and internal security, aggressively prosecuting leakers and using surveillance programs to uncover journalists' anonymous sources. And according to the McClatchy news agency, a program aimed at preventing leaks could be discouraging whistleblowing by equating it with treason. McClatchy has...
White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying
Steve Jobs: 'Why is the file system the face of the OS?'

Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

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You don’t get any more tenacious denials than this. First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We...
Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

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The European Union has been secretly negotiating a free trade agreement with India since 2007 that is worryingly similar to ACTA. Intellectual property rights enforcement would include border detention and seizure measures of goods being imported by India, exported by India or in transit via India's ports or airports. This...
India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

With Wikileaks Releasing Syrian Emails, Will People Realize It's Not Just Targeting The US?

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One of the bizarre issues that came out after Wikileaks began releasing its treasure trove of US State Department cables, was this suggestion from the US government that Wikileaks was clearly an anti-US organization. However, as has been pointed out time and time again, it's not: it's an anti-secrecy organization....
With Wikileaks Releasing Syrian Emails, Will People Realize It's Not Just Targeting The US?
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