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China's New President, Xi Jinping, Sworn In Today. What Does This Mean For U.S., Chinese Relations?

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Leaving the Vatican, let's travel eastward for the new Leader Of The Day. China has a new president. Xi Jinping was sworn in this morning at the National People's Conference, assuming the presidential mantle, and adding to his existing titles of Communist Party general secretary and chairman of the...
China's New President, Xi Jinping, Sworn In Today. What Does This Mean For U.S., Chinese Relations?
West Virginia Accuses Cisco Of Selling It Millions Of Dollars Of Routers It Didn't Need (CSCO)
UltimatePoker to become first legal, real-money online poker site in US

Amazon to start collecting 6.35% sales tax in Connecticut this November, plans $50m facility

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Connecticut state officials are reporting that Amazon has agreed to begin collecting a 6.35 percent sales tax on products bought within the state, starting November 2013. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, this news follows Amazon’s previously stern insistence that it is “not obligated to abide by the state’s Internet tax law because it does not have a...
Amazon to start collecting 6.35% sales tax in Connecticut this November, plans $50m facility

Google fined, will beef up privacy training in Street View settlement

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Google will institute enhanced employee privacy training and create a public campaign about the importance of securing wireless networks as part of a $7 million settlement with state officials who were investigating the company's controversial Street View program, the officials announced Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Google fined, will beef up privacy training in Street View settlement

Facebook to help Washington state with online voter registration

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Microsoft creates Facebook app that will allow Washington state voters to register to vote through the social networking siteWashington is expected to become the first state in the US to offer voters the opportunity to register via Facebook with a new application that could launch as early as next week.Facebook,...
Facebook to help Washington state with online voter registration

Curt Schillings dings Rhode Island governor for damaging remarks on 38 Studios

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38 Studios founder Curt Schilling broke his silence today over the financial troubles that led to the mass layoffs at his video game studio. 38 Studios laid off more than 300 employees last week after it couldn’t come up with payroll and the state of Rhode Island reneged on a...
Curt Schillings dings Rhode Island governor for damaging remarks on 38 Studios

Facebook's Next Data Center Will Be In Iowa

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Social networking giant Facebook is apparently the company behind a mysterious data center construction project underway in the town of Altoona, Iowa, according to a report in The Des Moines Register. It would be Facebook’s fourth company-owned data center. The others are in Prineville, Ore., Forest City, North Carolina, and...
Facebook's Next Data Center Will Be In Iowa

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Thousands of paroled CA sex offenders, felons easily disable GPS monitors

Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise governance

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Jay Naidoo shares lessons on how to engage citizens in governance and strengthen civil society through open dataHaving returned from speaking at a conference hosted by the World Bank president Jim Yong Kim on the issue of constituency feedback, I have re-learnt an important lesson: that citizens always know better...
Open data platforms: a tool to revolutionise governance

South Carolina reveals massive data breach of Social Security Numbers, credit cards

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Approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers belonging to South Carolina taxpayers were exposed after a server at the state's Department of Revenue was breached by an international hacker, state officials said Friday....
South Carolina reveals massive data breach of Social Security Numbers, credit cards

Hack of South Carolina network exposes SSNs for 3.6 million taxpayers

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Hackers penetrated the computer defenses of South Carolina's Department of Revenue and accessed 3.6 million social security numbers and account data for 387,000 payment cards, officials said. The Associated Press reported the intrusion also exposed citizens' tax returns, which typically contain much more sensitive personal information, but that couldn't immediately...
Hack of South Carolina network exposes SSNs for 3.6 million taxpayers

9 Ways Facebook Could Monetize Instagram From 4 Startup Vets

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Call Sheryl Sandberg! Facebook stock, which rallied 32% since it was announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would make his first post-IPO appearance on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, is once again on the decline, and it looks as if the Zuck bump was short-lived at best. The share-price drop comes following a...
9 Ways Facebook Could Monetize Instagram From 4 Startup Vets

RT @edwebb South Carolina law requires all "Subversive Organizations" to register with state officials. Not a joke. http://bit.ly/c9ix6b

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RT @edwebb South Carolina law requires all "Subversive Organizations" to register with state officials. Not a joke. http://bit.ly/c9ix6b

Florida lieutenant governor quits over firm's links to illegal gambling

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Internet cafe company which Republican Jennifer Carroll once worked for investigated by officials over money launderingFlorida lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned because an internet cafe company she once consulted for has been linked to illegal gambling, state officials said on Wednesday.Carroll sent a brief note to Governor Rick Scott...
Florida lieutenant governor quits over firm's links to illegal gambling

After A Brouhaha in West Virginia, Cisco Promises To Refund Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Routers

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The home state of Cisco CEO John Chambers, West Virginia, has been embroiled in an ugly controversy over a $24 million contract with Cisco. Fortunately, Cisco has promised to step up and correct the mess. Here's the story: auditors in West Virginia released a scathing report that basically accused Cisco...
After A Brouhaha in West Virginia, Cisco Promises To Refund Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Routers
3.6 million social security numbers exposed in unprecedented South Carolina cyber attack
Ride sharing startups come under fire in California, aim to help regulators understand business model

Nevada is getting serious about driverless cars

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We were admittedly cynical last summer, when Nevada's state legislature passed a law regulating the safety of driverless cars. But maybe we shouldn't have been, because it looks like they're actually serious about it. The state has now begun fleshing out its campaign with new regulations for testing these...
Nevada is getting serious about driverless cars

State photo-ID databases become troves for police

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The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver's-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices and even innocent bystanders in a wide range of criminal investigations. Read full article >>...
State photo-ID databases become troves for police

Nevada Approves Road Rules For Google's Driverless Cars (GOOG)

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Nevada has already embraced Google's self-driving car as street legal and now its Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a set of special regulations for operating one, reports PC Mag. State officials collaborated with Google, car manufacturers, insurance comapnies, and law enforcement is drawing up the rules. "Nevada is...
Nevada Approves Road Rules For Google's Driverless Cars (GOOG)
New Jersey's emergency email voting is a risky experiment, warn experts

In wake of NJ e-voting chaos, officials extend ballot submission to Friday

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New Jersey has now extended its voting deadline for those submitting ballots via e-mail and fax to 8 pm Eastern on Friday. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, state officials allowed those displaced to request a ballot by fax or e-mail and then submit back the same way. However, voters...
In wake of NJ e-voting chaos, officials extend ballot submission to Friday
West Va. Internet consultant paid $512k in federal stimulus funds

Massive South Carolina Data Breach Shows Your Data Is Always At Risk

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South Carolina shocked taxpayers Oct. 26 when it said 3.6 million returns dating back to 1998 had been hacked. All of the social security numbers and about 16,000 credit and debit card numbers on the returns were unencrypted, which means there was little stopping the overseas hackers from using the...
Massive South Carolina Data Breach Shows Your Data Is Always At Risk
South Carolina reveals massive data breach

AT&T and Google's plans to give Austin a gigbit is an experiment. Is it a good one?

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Austin may be feeling like one of the luckiest towns in the world today. Not one, but two big name companies have said they plan a gigabit network in the Texas Capital. But, as both Google and AT&T plan their fiber-to-the-home deployment strategies, they are testing plans that look inefficient...
AT&T and Google's plans to give Austin a gigbit is an experiment. Is it a good one?
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