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Is the debate over data and online privacy misguided?

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Consumers have long been trading their personal data in return for access to Web sites like Facebook. The tradeoff has worked well for both companies and consumers but, as the pool of data grows bigger, so have concerns over privacy. (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com Politicians and the media have...
Is the debate over data and online privacy misguided?
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Apple confirms iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA networks

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If you're still struggling to decide which carrier to use for your iPhone 5, you may have had some of the decision made for you. Following statements by Verizon that hinted simultaneous voice and data still wouldn't be an option despite the inclusion of LTE, which theoretically frees up...
Apple confirms iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA networks
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How much should we trust our new information overlords?

gigaom.com
So much is possible with the digital tools we have today: Google provides information from billions of sources instantly; Facebook lets us stay in touch with friends around the globe; and Twitter allows anyone to broadcast their thoughts wherever they are. But with all this freedom comes a tradeoff,...
How much should we trust our new information overlords?

Get Ready for Some Pictures, Folks

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A wine we enjoyed last weekend. I’ve become increasingly troubled by the “data traps” springing up all over AppWorld and the Internet, and while I’ve been pretty vocal about their downsides, I also use them quite a bit – especially for photos. That, I hope, is about to end. However,...
Get Ready for Some Pictures, Folks
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Channel Intelligence buy increases Google's advantage over Facebook in e-commerce

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Facebook may know what consumers like, but it doesn’t yet understand how consumers shop. Google does and has been steadily developing that understanding with new tools to capitalize on the power of its ubiquitous analytics platform in order to grow Google Shopping. As part of that initiative, last summer Google...
Channel Intelligence buy increases Google's advantage over Facebook in e-commerce

At $30/month, Virgin Mobile beats Cricket's prepaid iPhone plans

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Virgin Mobile's prepaid plans for the iPhone are hard to argue with, even with the data throttling. It's official: Virgin Mobile USA will indeed begin selling the iPhone with contract-free, prepaid plans for as low as $30 per month for some users. The company made its announcement early Thursday...
At $30/month, Virgin Mobile beats Cricket's prepaid iPhone plans

Apple responds to EPEAT delisting, touts Energy Star

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There has been some backlash over Apple’s recent move to delist its products from the US EPEAT Government standard for Green computers. Today it was reported that San Francisco was no longer able to buy Apple Computers because of the delisting and many other Education, Government and other big business...
Apple responds to EPEAT delisting, touts Energy Star

5 Reasons Why Working For a Hot Startup Isn't As Cool As You Think

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Guest author Matthew Bryan Beck is editorial director of The New York Digital. Everyone wants to work for a hot startup. They're hip, fun and run by passionate, creative people with exciting, innovative ideas. But working at that awesome startup can come at a cost to your career and your...
5 Reasons Why Working For a Hot Startup Isn't As Cool As You Think

Is The Debate Over Data And Online Privacy Misguided?

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Consumers have long been trading their personal data in return for access to Web sites like Facebook. The tradeoff has worked well for both companies and consumers but, as the pool of data grows bigger, so have concerns over privacy....
Is The Debate Over Data And Online Privacy Misguided?

Nokia Launches A Free Music App For Lumia Phones

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Nokia is announcing a new free music service in the U.S. The new Nokia Music app is currently limited to two of the Lumia models sold in the U.S.--the Lumia 710 and Lumia 900. On those devices, a list of 150 pre-curated playlists are available on and offline, without ads,...
Nokia Launches A Free Music App For Lumia Phones

How Netflix's lobbying dollars could lead to improved email privacy in the United States

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It’s not well known, but here in the United States, for the police to get their hands on your personal email, no warrant is required. Yes, your email really isn’t very secure. Here’s how it works: As provided for in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), only an administrative subpoena is required...
How Netflix's lobbying dollars could lead to improved email privacy in the United States

Office on iPad: Microsoft wrestling with $2.5B tradeoff

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Microsoft is forgoing as much as $2.5 billion a year in extra revenue by not yet putting a full-fledged version of its Office suite on Apple’s iPad. That’s the estimate by Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Holt, as reported by Fortune magazine today. There were a series of reports last year...
Office on iPad: Microsoft wrestling with $2.5B tradeoff
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Boot up: is Google good for Asus?, Chromebook pricing, the iPad mini retina tradeoff and more

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Plus more insider talk on Sinofsky's departure, who the Surface was built for, Windows 95 tips (not quite) and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamCommentary: Is it a blessing for Asustek to have Google backing? >> DigitimesDoes Google treat...
Boot up: is Google good for Asus?, Chromebook pricing, the iPad mini retina tradeoff and more

Know Your Cloud: A Service Similar To Google Analytics For Amazon Web Services

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aggressively offering a service called reserve instances. For a one-time fee, companies may have the option to launch an EC2 instance for one or three years. AWS maintains it lowers costs as you get a choice of the types of instances you buy . You can...
Know Your Cloud: A Service Similar To Google Analytics For Amazon Web Services
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Drawn to Scale -- Now your MongoDB can scale to SQL size with no performance hit

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The general idea, when speaking about databases, is that SQL powers the big stuff while MongoDB trades off size capabilities for speed. As such, we’ll often see SQL (of some flavor) used in large, enterprise applications while Mongo powers the scrappy startups. San Francisco’s Drawn to Scale thought that the tradeoff...
Drawn to Scale -- Now your MongoDB can scale to SQL size with no performance hit

The splintering of television

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When cable TV began to appear inside millions of homes, it seemed liked a blessing – dozens of new channels beyond the old broadcast standbys, promising that there would always be something to watch. And there was, but it came with the tradeoff of quantity for quality. Soon enough,...
The splintering of television

MOG Music Service Goes Mobile for $10 Per Month

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Amid the considerable sound and fury of SXSW, on-demand music-streaming subscription service MOG announced the launch of its impending mobile app for iPhone and Android.The mobile service will launch in the early second quarter of this year for a $10 per month fee, which also includes on-demand desktop streaming.Back...
MOG Music Service Goes Mobile for $10 Per Month

OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

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OkCupid is a free dating website that attracts thousands of new users daily to answer questions ranging from “Do you believe in God?” to “Would you sleep with someone on the first date?” The answers are presumably used to match users with potential mates. There's just one problem: They're not secure. A...
OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy
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Netflix-backed law to allow consumers easy sharing of their video history has passed the House

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Today by a voice vote, an update to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPAA) was passed in the House. The bill, H.R. 6671, will allow users to opt-in online to having their video history shared digitally. If that sounds scary, don’t worry; it will grant Netflix the ability to post what you...
Netflix-backed law to allow consumers easy sharing of their video history has passed the House
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Researcher: Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data

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Hackers can influence real-time traffic-flow-analysis systems to make people drive into traffic jams or to keep roads clear in areas where a lot of people use Google or Waze navigation systems, a German researcher demonstrated at BlackHat Europe. Google and Waze both offer turn-by-turn navigation in smartphone apps and...
Researcher: Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data
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