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Google to strip Chrome of SSL revocation checking

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Google's Chrome browser will stop relying on a decades-old method for ensuring secure sockets layer certificates are valid after one of the company's top engineers compared it to seat belts that break when they are needed most. The browser will stop querying CRL, or certificate revocation lists, and databases...
Google to strip Chrome of SSL revocation checking

The Hottest Camera In The World Was Designed By A Surfer Who Just Wanted To Film His Tricks

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California surfer Nick Woodman was hoping to get some shots of himself surfing in Australia but couldn't afford to hire a professional photographer or equipment. Right then and there he came up with the idea for an inexpensive and durable mount camera that can capture action-packed video. Woodman moved...
The Hottest Camera In The World Was Designed By A Surfer Who Just Wanted To Film His Tricks

Great spoof app highlights the horrors of oil pollution with gamification, QR codes and geolocation

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It looks like oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has come up with a novel solution to the pollution it is widely blamed for in the Niger Delta, Africa. The Live With It app! In actual fact, Friends of the Earth Netherlands is currently campaigning against Shell’s inaction over decades of...
Great spoof app highlights the horrors of oil pollution with gamification, QR codes and geolocation

Samsung begins blocking unofficial S-Voice requests ahead of Galaxy S III launch

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After features underpinning its soon-to-be-released Galaxy S III smartphone leaked, Samsung is reported to have begun blocking unofficial requests generated by its S-Voice service from unsupported devices. The S-Voice APK, which contained services that were exclusive to the Galaxy S III, allowed owners of other Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones to...
Samsung begins blocking unofficial S-Voice requests ahead of Galaxy S III launch
Yahoo Axis Chrome Extension Leaks Private Certificate File

Video: What if Google’s glasses were made by Microsoft?

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Google caused a stir in the tech world last week with the concept video above for its augmented reality glasses, being developed under the name Project Glass. GeekWire readers are decidedly mixed on whether they’d actually wear the things. Also, as reported by Wired, augmented reality experts say Google’s video might promise...
Video: What if Google’s glasses were made by Microsoft?

Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance

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Early on, the Internet was built on people trusting people. When it was first deployed as the ARPANET, the operating environment was such that the users could just trust the network. Obviously, much has changed, but not our need to trust the Internet — it just takes a lot more...
Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance

Clinton 'hearts' text spoof site

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives her seal of approval to a website showing spoof texts from her to various political leaders....
Clinton 'hearts' text spoof site

Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 update fixes serious URL-spoofing security flaw in Safari

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We told you about Apple’s iOS update today and that it fixed some playback issues for AirPlay, but the big news here is that the company has fixed a pretty serious vulnerability that we told you about in March. The affected devices were iPhone 4, 4S, iPad 2 and new...
Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 update fixes serious URL-spoofing security flaw in Safari

Viral Video: Hulu's Original "Paul, the Male Matchmaker" Set to Debut

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Here’s the trailer for Hulu’s latest original content offering about a very unusual matchmaker. That’s irksome “Paul, the Male Matchmaker,” a 10-episode spoof series from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0, which will debut on the premium video service on Feb. 13. Get it? The day before Valentine’s Day....
Viral Video: Hulu's Original "Paul, the Male Matchmaker" Set to Debut
75 Days Post-Lauch, NoshList’s Waitlisting App For Restaurants Hits 1 Million Diners Seated

Watch this now: Spoof startup Vooza mocks the tech world again in style [Video]

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Sure, we love the startup world – but let’s face it, it’s completely ridiculous, right? Luckily, the people at spoof startup Vooza agree. Following on from their recent hit video ridiculing everything wrong with startups in 2012, they’ve today taken things a step further with this slick production that tells...
Watch this now: Spoof startup Vooza mocks the tech world again in style [Video]
Emergency Windows Update released to thwart spoofed Microsoft certificate in Flame malware

NED Talks: How TED Talks Simplify Ideas

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Who doesn't at least like TED Talks, the "Technology, Entertainment and Design" conference that aims to smarten us up without asking us to work very hard? We sit at our computers, watch someone give an 18-minute-long talk, and believe that we are rapidly learning and understanding complex ideas. This is...
NED Talks: How TED Talks Simplify Ideas

Syrian activists targeted by fake YouTube

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Spoof site can plant malware on PCs of people who leave comments on videos, pressure group warnsSyrian activists are being targeted by a fake version of Google's YouTube video site which plants malware on the PCs of people who leave comments on videos shown there, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has...
Syrian activists targeted by fake YouTube

Viral Video: SNL's Classic Adele-icious "Someone Like You" Skit

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With the fantabulous singer Adele winning all over the ying-yang at the Grammy Awards last night, it’s time to revive the classic “Saturday Night Live” spoof from late last year on her winning weeper, “Someone Like You.” It makes everyone, including the janitor, cry like little babies upon hearing...
Viral Video: SNL's Classic Adele-icious "Someone Like You" Skit

Tired of hippy Gmail? Get yourself a spammy, expensive @RonaldReagan.com account!

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This is the sort of story that hits your inbox, and you just know it’s going to be amazing. And I was right, this is hilarious. In the days of Gmail offering you 10 gigabytes of free storage, and Google proper providing a suite of products that work with Gmail to...
Tired of hippy Gmail? Get yourself a spammy, expensive @RonaldReagan.com account!

Asma al-Assad's aide persuaded Twitter to remove fake accounts, emails reveal

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Twitter removed all but one account using Syrian president's name and half of those using first lady's after complaintTwitter closed down a string of accounts purporting to be authored by the Syrian president and the first lady, emails reveal.A senior aide to Asma al-Assad, Fares Kallas, took issue with the...
Asma al-Assad's aide persuaded Twitter to remove fake accounts, emails reveal

Here's Steve Jobs Dressed Up As A Ghostbuster With An Apple Computer Strapped To His Back (AAPL)

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For your viewing pleasure, Steve Jobs doing some sort of Ghostbusters spoof: Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Here's Steve Jobs Dressed Up As A Ghostbuster With An Apple Computer Strapped To His Back (AAPL)
Firewalls on AT&T and 47 other carriers make phones vulnerable to hijacking, researchers find
Spoof-proof location authentication to help legitimize mobile gambling

TC Disrupt Winner UberConference Sees Major Update: Adds Instant Conferences, Chat & Evernote Sync

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Only a few weeks following its TechCrunch Disrupt NYC win, UberConference, the service which aims to fix crappy conference calls, is out with its first major update. Today, the company is introducing three new features for its beta users, including Evernote integration, group chat, and something it’s calling “instant conferences.”...
TC Disrupt Winner UberConference Sees Major Update: Adds Instant Conferences, Chat & Evernote Sync

Google Voice Founder Sets His Sights On VoIP Once Again

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Is Google Voice (previously GrandCentral) cofounder Craig Walker getting back into the VoIP game? According to a recent Tweet he sent out, it looks like Walker and his team at incubator Firespotter Labs is cooking up something in the VoIP space. As Walker writes, “Starting to play around with a...
Google Voice Founder Sets His Sights On VoIP Once Again

"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

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Verizon has spent quite a bit of time and money trying to teach Americans the term 4G LTE. “Saturday Night Live” spent 30 seconds pretty much destroying those efforts. In a commercial spoof, SNL has a Verizon sales person touting LTE without really saying what it does and also mocking...
"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

Britain's 'worst' level crossing mocks motorists' misfortune on spoof Twitter account

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A frustrated motorist has set up a spoof Twitter feed about the daily life of "the worst level crossing in the UK" - detailing the disruption it causes to commuters....
Britain's 'worst' level crossing mocks motorists' misfortune on spoof Twitter account
Malware writers could adapt Flame for future attacks, Microsoft warns

Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

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Microsoft demanded the takedown of a phony Twitter account purpoting to be that of Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky. Over the weekend, Microsoft used its @BuildWindows8 account to send a message to the account owner, saying "@StevenSinofsky please see guidelines on parody and impersonation. Your account is not following them...
Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

Kony 2012 group threatens lawsuit over 'wartime' Kickstarter-like parody site

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NYU students conceived Kickstriker.com at a hoax, but Invisible Children isn't laughing and has ordered them to take it downYou may have missed it last month when Kickstriker.com, a darkly humorous, militarized play on Kickstarter, quietly rolled out. Wired's Spencer Ackerman, one of the few who picked up on the...
Kony 2012 group threatens lawsuit over 'wartime' Kickstarter-like parody site

Watch Microsoft Make Fun Of Google Apps In This Video (GOOG, MSFT)

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Microsoft released a parody video to YouTube this weekend accusing Google of "moonlighting" with Google Apps. In other words, Google isn't serious about its enterprise business. Microsoft is. As a result, Google Apps still can't do many of the things Microsoft's Office suite can do. The new video echoes...
Watch Microsoft Make Fun Of Google Apps In This Video (GOOG, MSFT)

This Awesome IPO Prospectus Is Making The Whole Tech World Laugh

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Keep an eye out for Ponzify, the hottest up-and-coming tech IPO (sort of). It's got the most incredible S1, a prospectus for Silicon Valley's next hot IPO where "nothing could possibly go wrong." The S1 spoof has got the tech world cracking up, with lines like: "Ponzify, Inc., is offering...
This Awesome IPO Prospectus Is Making The Whole Tech World Laugh
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