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LEAKED! Here's The White House's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order

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Earlier this week, we wrote about how the White House was working on an executive order to act as a "stand in" for cybersecurity legislation that has so far failed to pass Congress (CISPA passed in the House, but a different effort, the Cybersecurity Act, failed in the Senate, and...
LEAKED! Here's The White House's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order
White House responds to petition against CISPA, calls for new bill that 'protects privacy'

THE ANGEL 50: Silicon Valley's Top Early Stage Investors

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If you're new to the Silicon Valley startup scene, who are the best early-stage investors to pitch? There are a lot of people and early-stage firms who can cut your startup's first checks. Ron Conway and the SV Angel team, for example, can give entrepreneurs a few hundred-thousand dollars or...
THE ANGEL 50: Silicon Valley's Top Early Stage Investors

Web founder: share information, improve the world

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Tim Berners-Lee says to tell people where the potholes are, let the hospitals learn what's working, and pay the musicians directly. Also, speaking at Davos, he says accessing data is not a crime. [Read more]...
Web founder: share information, improve the world

Obama signs Netflix-backed amendment to video privacy law

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Legislation allows video rental companies to obtain customer consent to share information about their viewing preferences online. [Read more]...
Obama signs Netflix-backed amendment to video privacy law
Pinterest sued, early investor is accused of stealing ideas for the site

ConceptDraw's flowcharting suite gets upgraded with better project handling, organization, and more

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CS Odessa, the creators of ConceptDraw, the business process diagramming software, has released an update to its PRO software. The upgraded version integrates with ConceptDraw’s Office software suite to let users better plan their projects using its visual interface. If you’ve ever been a fan of whiteboarding and sketching out your ideas,...
ConceptDraw's flowcharting suite gets upgraded with better project handling, organization, and more
US House passes bill that would let you share your Netflix viewing data with Facebook

StockTwits Evolves, Becomes Must Use Site For Traders

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It was only a few months ago that StockTwits, a real time platform for stock traders to share information, broke away from Twitter and forged ahead on its own. Part of that separation was the creation of a desktop AIR application that created an entire investor ecosystem, including video, news...
StockTwits Evolves, Becomes Must Use Site For Traders
House Intelligence Committee to again mark up CISPA bill behind closed doors
Why 96% Of Americans Are Nervous About Mobile Pay--And Why They Shouldn't Be

Kleiner Perkins Sued for Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

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Mr. Exelrod The “sexism in tech” debate is about to get new legs with the news that Ellen Pao, a partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins, is suing the company for sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Ms. Pao has been an investment partner at Kleiner Perkins since 2005, and is...
Kleiner Perkins Sued for Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

Communicators, Take Note: The Deplorable State Of Social Search Is Changing

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The rate at which people share information (profound and profane alike) on sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is staggering. 137 million status updates per day appear on Facebook, 230 million tweets are shared per day on Twitter and 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute... Please...
Communicators, Take Note: The Deplorable State Of Social Search Is Changing

CISPA Monitoring Bill: Changes Proposed, but Unlikely to Pacify Critics

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow the U.S. government and businesses to more easily share information about cyberattacks....
CISPA Monitoring Bill: Changes Proposed, but Unlikely to Pacify Critics
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox

IBM Sends 200 Execs To Capitol Hill To Demand The Right To Send Your Private Info To The NSA

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We've talked about various tech companies supporting CISPA, which is really shameful and short-sighted. Yes, it protects them from liability if they trample all over your privacy and provide your private info to the government -- which is why they support it. But if they were truly customer focused companies,...
IBM Sends 200 Execs To Capitol Hill To Demand The Right To Send Your Private Info To The NSA

Findables, The Startup Turning Device Cases Into Scannable Business Cards, Finds Its Way To Store Shelves

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Findables, a speciality case maker for smartphones and tablets, has just scored some significant distribution deals for its QR-coded, “connected” cases. Previously, the company was selling online and in 550 “The Store’s” in Canada, but will now be on the shelves in all 1,100 Office Depot stores in the U.S....
Findables, The Startup Turning Device Cases Into Scannable Business Cards, Finds Its Way To Store Shelves
CISPA: Congress weighs privacy against 'cyber threats'

RIM teases revamped BBM service, includes updated Twitter, Facebook, Travel, Music and App World apps

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Whilst RIM is flagging in domestic and western markets, one of its jewels remains its BlackBerry Messenger service, which has slowly and surely growing to include an increasing number of social and connected BlackBerry apps. Today, the company has announced that Facebook for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Travel, its BlackBerry...
RIM teases revamped BBM service, includes updated Twitter, Facebook, Travel, Music and App World apps

Police Declare War on BitTorrent Sites, Operators and Users

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Last month RU-Center, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, was forced to shut down the domain of Torrents.ru, the country’s biggest torrent site with around 4 million users. The grounds for the seizure was a breach of Article 146 of the Criminal Code – “Illegal use of objects...
Police Declare War on BitTorrent Sites, Operators and Users

How to Print From iPads Across Your Enterprise

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As more iPads enter corporations, IT support folks are understanding their limits of what can be accomplished in terms of a business computing device. I am not talking about the lack of support for Flash, although that is frustrating. How about printing? Yes, Apple has included its Bonjour protocol for...
How to Print From iPads Across Your Enterprise

Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

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New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin is trying to whip up some hysteria around the relatively straight laced IPO filing from Facebook this morning. The gist of his column: Facebook says it has 845 million monthly active users, but "active users" doesn't necessarily mean a user is coming...
Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

Facebook's IPO will put Zuckerberg's 'open, connected' mantra to the test

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Almost exactly eight years ago today, on the first Wednesday of February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg famously launched thefacebook.com out of his Harvard dorm room. And now on the first Wednesday of February 2012, the company he built has filed papers for what's expected to be the largest initial public offering...
Facebook's IPO will put Zuckerberg's 'open, connected' mantra to the test

EU parliament committee votes against air passenger data sharing bill

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European Union politicians are at loggerheads following a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday that rejected proposals to store and share information on airline passengers.The Parliament's civil liberties committee voted against plans to share between E.U. countries the PNR (passenger name register) data of airline passengers, including their...
EU parliament committee votes against air passenger data sharing bill

Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

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Facebook and Instagram will be able to get a bit cozier under that new shared roof beginning early next year. On January 16th, the photo sharing site's new Terms of Service will go into effect, enabling the network to share information, content and usage stats with "businesses that are...
Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks Evernote Business

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Evernote Business features notebooks that are shared across a company. Most of Evernote's 45 million users already put the app to work at work. Now Evernote is tailoring its service to small and midsize companies with the launch of Evernote Business for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. The new...
Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks Evernote Business

Banks Pushed to Clear Fog of Cyberwar

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As hackers get more sophisticated, banks face growing pressure to share information with each other and with national intelligence agencies, and to communicate better with customers....
Banks Pushed to Clear Fog of Cyberwar

Software downloads in Syria

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Free expression is a fundamental human right and a core value of our company—but sometimes there are limits to where we can make our products and services available. U.S. export controls and sanctions programs, for example, prohibit us from offering certain software downloads in some countries. The fine details of...
Software downloads in Syria

Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

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Last week, Yammer, the business-oriented microblogging platform that won TechCrunch50 2008, sent out invites to press inviting them to virtually attend a “major launch event” that will be broadcast through a WebEx meeting tomorrow morning. The company has also posted an invite to its blog, along with a not-so-subtle jab at its...
Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today

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Ahead of the Bell: Can LinkedIn extend uninterrupted streak of pleasant earnings surprises? MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- LinkedIn 's knack of surprising Wall Street, an unbroken streak that winds back through every quarter since May 2011 after the company first went public, will be on the line when it...
Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today
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