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Verizon's shared data plans won't save solo users much money

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Verizon's shared data plans will finally be available to customers starting June 28. Well, not exactly shared data plans—plans that share everything, including data, unlimited texts, and unlimited voice minutes. Currently, there's no way to get shared data without an otherwise fully unlimited plan. Verizon and AT&T have been promising...
Verizon's shared data plans won't save solo users much money
Facebook prepares to bombard News Feeds with video ads by April 2013

Drawbridge Partners With TRUSTe To Let Consumers Opt Out Of Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting

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Mobile ad startup Drawbridge offers technology that helps identify when multiple devices are being used by a single user — something that’s pretty appealing to advertisers, but could also have significant privacy implications. Drawbridge is announcing today that it’s partnering with privacy management company TRUSTe so that people who see...
Drawbridge Partners With TRUSTe To Let Consumers Opt Out Of Its Cross-Device Ad Targeting

Passware claims FireVault 2 can be cracked in under an hour, sells you the software to prove it

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Lunch hours may never feel safe again. That is, if you have a Mac running Lion / FireVault 2, like leaving your computer around, or have unscrupulous colleagues. Data recovery firm Passware claims its "Forensic" edition software can decrypt files protected by FireVault 2 in just 40 minutes --...
Passware claims FireVault 2 can be cracked in under an hour, sells you the software to prove it

Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now

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Not many game makers launch exclusively onto SMS (yes, SMS), but the guys over at Strayboots felt that their interactive urban tour guide games would only catch on if everyone had the opportunity to play. Six months later, however, Strayboots is poised to announce the latest iteration of the game:...
Urban Tour Guide Game StrayBoots Launches Out Of SMS; iPhone App Available Now
Box To Start Paying Developers Based On App Usage

Japan warns Google that its new privacy policy may violate data protection laws

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The Japanese government has warned Google to tread carefully with its new privacy policy, as the controversial new regulations were rolled out today. Authorities in the country wrote to Google to express concern that its new approach to storing and using Internet user’s data could violate Japan’s data protection laws....
Japan warns Google that its new privacy policy may violate data protection laws

Clothes Horse is blazing the trail for the future of clothing that fits

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Online shopping is wildly convenient if you’re tight on time or live out in the boonies, miles from a mall. But often with convenience, comes compromise – on both quality and fit because it’s hard to tell from a picture, especially of a supermodel, what the clothes really look like...
Clothes Horse is blazing the trail for the future of clothing that fits

Lawmakers: Google Dodging Details on Privacy Issues

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Google’s efforts to assuage concerns in Washington over proposed changes to its privacy policy don’t seem to be going well at all. House lawmakers met with Google Deputy General Counsel Mike Yang and Public Policy Director Pablo Chavez Thursday to discuss new policy that unifies 60 of Google’s services under...
Lawmakers: Google Dodging Details on Privacy Issues

Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

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Google is launching a new feature today called Account Activity that will help users gain more insight into their usage of Google services. Available to those who opt in, the utility will offer monthly reports detailing your account activity, like your number of sign-ins, how many emails you sent and received,...
Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services
Microsoft Raising the Roof Ahead of Windows Developer Conference

Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.

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Folks, it may all finally come together. The products, and the story that surrounds them: Microsoft’s entertainment offerings may soon be under a single aegis, and not scattered across different brands and platforms. As the company pulls together its Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows lines to a single user interface...
Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.
Patent Patrol: Is Microsoft Planning A Robust Mobile Device Future?

Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files

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Over the years, Skype has gained a greater acceptance by businesses, especially as the VOIP client has improved the features for video chat and group messaging. It is now common to see small call centers and virtual offices powered by Skype, as well as the editorial staffs of major...
Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files
Bye Bye, Bill: How Nguyen Doomed Color from the Start

What to do when a Mac always boots to verbose or single-user modes

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Apple supplies various alternate boot modes for OS X, but sometimes systems get stuck in them. [Read more]...
What to do when a Mac always boots to verbose or single-user modes

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

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Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

Picasa Increases Album Limit from 1,000 Albums to 10,000 Albums

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Ok, this is just smart marketing. In the past Google’s Picasa photo sharing service had a limit of 1,000 albums that you could create on the service. I actually would be surprised if a single user on the site had hit the 1,000 album limit. I’ve been posting to...
Picasa Increases Album Limit from 1,000 Albums to 10,000 Albums

EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, isn’t backing down from its desire to have Google’s privacy policy changes investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. On February 18th, the FTC basically told the organization to “mind its own business” (as The NYT put it), suggesting to the court that...
EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

Uber goes enterprise with new Perks program, helping companies keep their employees on the move

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Uber, the popular on-demand car service has announced ‘Perks,’ a program that will allow companies to grant credits for the service to their employees on a monthly basis. The amount that is sent to their accounts can vary, from as little as $20 to the hundreds. According to the company,...
Uber goes enterprise with new Perks program, helping companies keep their employees on the move

Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing

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Microsoft unveiled Office 2013 and the new Office 365 a couple months ago and launched a public beta to give everyone an opportunity to test it out. There were still two big question marks, though: "When will it be available?" and "How much will it cost?" Now we know...
Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing

Where Are the Family Plans for Web Apps?

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The Internet treats us like we’re loners, but the fact is, we’re not. We have partners and families and kids. That’s very normal. The gap between the individual and the household is perhaps most evident and annoying on personalized recommendation sites, like Netflix and Amazon. The person who loves “Yo...
Where Are the Family Plans for Web Apps?

Briefly: Instant PDF 10 launched, reVOLT c2 now shipping

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Enfocus has released Instant PDF 10, an update to its PDF creation tool. Version 10 includes one of the most frequently requested features, annotated error reporting, as well as support for OS X Lion and Adobe CS 5.5. In addition, the update uses Enfocus PitStop Library 10, which provides users...
Briefly: Instant PDF 10 launched, reVOLT c2 now shipping
Realtime gets $100M to create a real-time overlay for the web

More Prenda Insanity: Lawyer Claims Defendant Erased Infringing Activity Using A Registry Cleaner, Citing A Single EHow Submission

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Are you ready for some more fun courtesy of Prenda Law? While there are many copyright trolls wandering the judicial system, few have proven more entertaining than Prenda Law and its partners in unintentional levity, including AF Holdings, John Steele and superlawyer Brett Gibbs. Brett Gibbs takes center stage (again)...
More Prenda Insanity: Lawyer Claims Defendant Erased Infringing Activity Using A Registry Cleaner, Citing A Single EHow Submission
FTC gives app developers new privacy guidelines, suggests 'Do Not Track' for mobile

Ubuntu Wants to Find Its Way Onto Tablets, Too

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After already detailing its plans to put its Linux software onto phones, Canonical on Tuesday is showing its vision for Ubuntu-powered tablets. “Multi-tasking productivity meets elegance and rigorous security in our tablet experience,“ Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said in a statement. “Our family of interfaces now scales across...
Ubuntu Wants to Find Its Way Onto Tablets, Too

Drawbridge's $14M Round Valued The Cross-Device Ad Targeting Startup At $99M

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Drawbridge, a Kleiner Perkins- and Sequoia-backed startup aiming to improve mobile and cross-device ad targeting, has raised $14 million in Series B funding. AdAge actually broke the news earlier this week, but a source with knowledge of the deal told me that the story got one crucial detail wrong —...
Drawbridge's $14M Round Valued The Cross-Device Ad Targeting Startup At $99M

CTO Answers Crucial Tech Questions For Growing Startups

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The software your company uses can dictate the shareability, flexibility, and accessibility of important information. And, as in most things, what's right for some may not be right for others. We've spoken to Danny Wood, Chief Technology Officer of Jun Group, whose company recently moved from a physical server to cloud-based...
CTO Answers Crucial Tech Questions For Growing Startups

Facebook App Center goes globetrotting with 7 new countries, blankets all of the English-speaking world

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Facebook's App Center is having its passport stamped quite a lot lately. Just days after the HTML5 app portal set foot in the UK, it's making the leap to seven more countries. Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey will all get a crack at using web apps...
Facebook App Center goes globetrotting with 7 new countries, blankets all of the English-speaking world
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