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A valuable lesson from Randi Zuckerberg: Online privacy is complicated

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It’s become almost axiomatic that Facebook privacy settings are so complicated even relatively savvy users get tripped up by them, especially since the giant social network has a reputation for changing them without warning, resetting defaults, and so on. In a deliciously ironic illustration of this phenomenon, Randi Zuckerberg —...
A valuable lesson from Randi Zuckerberg: Online privacy is complicated

Snapchat Flaw Lets Some Users Save Video Clips

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Snapchat, a controversial app for sharing photos and now videos, has a problem: A developer has already found a flaw in its Android app which lets users save videos. Just like photos shared on Snapchat, videos are supposed to self-destruct after the receiver views them.  But that's not exactly the case with...
Snapchat Flaw Lets Some Users Save Video Clips

The Startup That's Obviously For Sexting, Snapchat, Just Raised A Boatload Of Money At A Huge Valuation

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Snapchat, the real-time photo sharing app that we've been obsessing over, is reportedly raising an $8 million round led by Benchmark Capital, Om Malik of GigaOm reports. The rumoured valuation is close to $50 million, according to Malik. It's also likely that Matt Cohler, who sat on Instagram's board of...
The Startup That's Obviously For Sexting, Snapchat, Just Raised A Boatload Of Money At A Huge Valuation
Wickr lends 'military grade' secure communications to iOS

New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary

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With 50 million visitors per day at its peak, Megaupload was one of the largest websites on the Internet. This abruptly ended January this year when the U.S. Government took down the file-hosting service and had several key employees arrested including founder Kim Dotcom. Despite ongoing criminal proceedings Dotcom and...
New Megaupload To Launch On Police Raid Anniversary
Snapchat CEO: I Don't Believe People Are Using My App For Sexting

HOW FADS START: One High School In California Is Responsible For A Mobile Craze 3.4 Million People Use

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When Evan Spiegel, 22, and Bobby Murphy, 24, launched Snapchat in September 2011, they shared it with 20 friends. Snapchat is a mobile app that lets users take and send mobile photos to others. Messages can be drawn or typed on top of the photos and the images self-destruct moments...
HOW FADS START: One High School In California Is Responsible For A Mobile Craze 3.4 Million People Use

Digital Diary: Facebook Poke and the Tedium of Success Theater

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There's a big problem in social media right now. It's boring and predictable. That's one reason to celebrate apps like Snapchat and Facebook Poke, services that let you send photos, messages and videos with a built-in shelf life, that self-destruct after a time interval that you choose....
Digital Diary: Facebook Poke and the Tedium of Success Theater
This Snapchat video will destruct in 5... 4... 3... 2... haha took a screenshot

Taco Bell Just Snapchatted A Bunch Of Customers

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Taco Bell has become the first major brand to venture into the latest social media darling: Snapchat. Yesterday the fast food chain tweeted that fans should follow it on the app, which allows people to send pictures that self-destruct in 10 seconds, for a fun surprise. The message? An announcement...
Taco Bell Just Snapchatted A Bunch Of Customers
Sorry, guys, Snapchat videos and photos can be saved

Snapchat Launches v5.0 Banquo With Revamped UI, Address Book Friend Finder, And In-App Profiles

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Snapchat, the app that lets you send pics and videos that self-destruct, has just released a huge update to version 5.0 “Banquo”, which includes a dramatic revamp of the app’s UI. The update also brings with it a few new features, like the ability to double-tap to reply, in-app profiles,...
Snapchat Launches v5.0 Banquo With Revamped UI, Address Book Friend Finder, And In-App Profiles
Facebook to go all Mission Impossible with self-destructing photo messaging app

Flame authors force self-destruct

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After Flame was exposed publicly and partially compromised, the malware's authors apparently retained enough control to make it almost disappear. [Read more]...
Flame authors force self-destruct
Here's What SnapChat's Co-Founder Had To Say After Facebook Released A Copycat App Yesterday (FB)

Watching a Washing Machine Self Destruct Never Gets Old [Video]

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Washing machines committing suicide (or being injected with a lethal brick depending on your perspective) are home appliances' gift to the Internet. It's like the machines are realizing their full comedic potential! This one, in particular, is awesome because of how meticulously it breaks down. Little by little, piece...
Watching a Washing Machine Self Destruct Never Gets Old [Video]

Companies explore self-detonating data as security control

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The popular Snapchat photo-messaging app used mainly by Android and iOS mobile device owners to share images that then self-destruct after 10 seconds is the sort of security idea that businesses say can help them secure online transactions with business partners. "It puts controls on what people see, and...
Companies explore self-detonating data as security control
Facebook to launch new Snapchat alternative with self-destructing messages
Self-destructing messages could be the next text if Wickr has its way

Stanford creates biological transistors, the final step towards computers inside living cells

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Bioengineers at Stanford University have created the first biological transistor made from genetic materials: DNA and RNA. We are now tantalizingly close to biological computers that can detect changes in a cell's environment, store a record of that change in memory made of DNA, and then trigger some kind of...
Stanford creates biological transistors, the final step towards computers inside living cells

How to Get an Event Panel or Speaker's Invite

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One of the best ways to become an industry influencer is to get involved in industry events. They're a great way to surround yourself with respected colleagues and they offer your the opportunity to network with others who share your interests. If you've got the guts to go toe-to-toe with...
How to Get an Event Panel or Speaker's Invite
Beyond the broadcast: New social tools encourage one-on-one sharing

Your Facebook Pokes Are Stored For Two Days, Then Their Encryption Keys Are Deleted

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Facebook Poke messages self-destruct after a few seconds. but is Facebook saving these potentially embarrassing photos and videos? No. It’s deleting them. Pokes are encrypted, and Facebook deletes the encryption keys two days after they’re read so they’re unreadable. Key backups are destroyed within 90 days, making a poke completely...
Your Facebook Pokes Are Stored For Two Days, Then Their Encryption Keys Are Deleted

Cartoon: Hey, Hollywood! Option this cartoon!

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Ok, did we all get it out of our system yet? The sly digs, the guffaws, the skeptical snorts? CBS is turning a Twitter feed, a Twitter feed, for crying out loud, into a comedy series, and there's been a collective rolling-of-the-eyes out there in medialand. The news that William...
Cartoon: Hey, Hollywood! Option this cartoon!
Rumor Roundup: Sexting Gets TechCrunch All Hot and Bothered

Snapchat and our never-ending quest for impermanence

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There’s been a lot of buzz lately about an application called Snapchat, both because of its phenomenal growth rate and because Facebook has quickly copied its functionality with its own app, known as Poke. The dominant feature of both apps is that the photos and video clips that users can...
Snapchat and our never-ending quest for impermanence
Robot made from DNA could tell cancer cells to self-destruct

Facebook app spurs spike in Snapchat popularity

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Facebook's new Poke app has apparently been a blessing in disguise for Snapchat. Facebook Poke has been described by some as a direct rip-off of Snapchat, a mobile app that lets you send pictures and videos to people that self-destruct after a short time. And while you'd think having...
Facebook app spurs spike in Snapchat popularity
Beyond sexting: We should celebrate Snapchat and encourage ephemeral communication

Governments Using, Also Fretting, Encrypted Communications App

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As Glyn recently wrote about, while governments around the world are busy diving further and further into their citizens personal communications over their cell phones and the internet, the implementation of cryptography has been slow to catch up. We could point to several reasons for this, but chief among them...
Governments Using, Also Fretting, Encrypted Communications App
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