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Chrome 17 released, will preload autocompleted URLs as you type

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Google has just released Chrome version 17, which brings several minor enhancements to the company's web browser— including a new web address preloading feature and improved protection against malicious downloads. The new Chrome introduces a preemptive rendering" feature that will automatically begin loading and rendering a page in the...
Chrome 17 released, will preload autocompleted URLs as you type

A Look at Steve Jobs' FBI File

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Yes, it's true. The FBI had a file on Steve Jobs. It's not what you might think, though. The FBI performed a "level III" background investigation on Jobs as a potential presidential appointee in 1991. He was described by most witnesses as an "individual of good character and integrity" that...
A Look at Steve Jobs' FBI File

Owning Your Content In Search: Google Now Makes It Easier To Link Your Website To G+

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Last year, Google announced an initiative to give authors on the Web greater ownership over their content and more visibility in search. Google Authorship, as its known, has changed consistently since launch, as the company experiments with the best ways to authenticate authors and give them proper attribution. Unfortunately, up...
Owning Your Content In Search: Google Now Makes It Easier To Link Your Website To G+

Lenddo Lands $8M to Bring Loans to Emerging Markets

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Lenddo, a startup founded in 2011 with offices in Manila, Bogotá and New York City, is announcing an $8 million Series A funding round today. The funding will help Lenddo bring its social reputation model of helping users demonstrate how worthy they are of credit via their social network connections...
Lenddo Lands $8M to Bring Loans to Emerging Markets
Lenddo uses social networks to give loans and improve credit

Google Buys Startup KikScore Just To Shut It Down (GOOG)

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If you can't beat 'em, you can always buy 'em and shut them down. That's the choice Google made with tiny competitor KikScore, a service that rates the trustworthiness of e-commerce sites. Google just bought the company and on June 28 will turn the service off for KikScore's ~1,700 customers....
Google Buys Startup KikScore Just To Shut It Down (GOOG)

People don’t care about scoops, they care about trust

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We’ve written a number of times about how social media and the “democratization of distribution” has compressed the news cycle to the point where the half-life of a scoop is measured in minutes rather than hours or days. And judging by a survey of media attitudes that Craigslist founder...
People don’t care about scoops, they care about trust

Credit scores, with a little help from your friends

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Would you want your Facebook friends or LinkedIn contacts to help determine your creditworthiness? An emerging crop of companies believe that our online identities – and our social data in particular – are valuable sources for evaluating and even managing credit risk. This week, Lenddo, a New York-based startup that helps...
Credit scores, with a little help from your friends

Report: Facebook not trusted as much as Amazon or Google

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A new poll out by Harris Interactive finds that more U.S. adults feel comfortable sharing personal information with Amazon.com and Google than they do with Facebook. According the study, just a third of survey respondents said they are comfortable with how Facebook handles personal information related to the delivery of ads....
Report: Facebook not trusted as much as Amazon or Google
Verifeyed uses a camera’s ‘mathematical fingerprint’ to find manipuated images
Quotidian Ventures and Its Venezuelan Founder Have Quietly Funded 34 New York Startups

How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries

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Editor’s Note: Markus Barnikel joined carpooling.com as CEO in 2011, in order to expand into new countries and make carpooling a convenient transportation option for all. Barnikel has also held various leadership positions at Yahoo, including as Chief Sales Officer in Australia and Global Director of Sales in the U.S....
How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries

Strange: Vote Against Freeing Up Orphan Works Achieves 113% Turnout In EU Committee

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One of the unresolved problems of copyright is how to deal with huge numbers of orphan works -- creations still in copyright, but whose owners can't be traced to give permissions that may be necessary for re-use. The European Parliament's JURI committee met recently to vote on a new report...
Strange: Vote Against Freeing Up Orphan Works Achieves 113% Turnout In EU Committee

Apple's Secrecy Extends to Putting New Employees on Fake Projects

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In his new book, Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky details the process undergone by new hires at Apple, noting that many of them are hired without knowing the exact project they are working on that they are frequently put through a testing period working on a different project in order to...
Apple's Secrecy Extends to Putting New Employees on Fake Projects

The trustworthiness of beards (IMG)

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The trustworthiness of beards (IMG)

The BBC and linking part 2: a call to become curators of context

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A highlight of my recent visit with MA Online Journalism students to the BBC’s user generated content hub was the opportunity to ask this question posed by Andy Mabbett via Twitter: ‘Why don’t you link back to people if they send a picture in?’ (audio embedded above and here)....
The BBC and linking part 2: a call to become curators of context

livejamie on The trustworthiness of beards (IMG)

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livejamie on The trustworthiness of beards (IMG)

Apple puts some new hires on fake projects until they can be trusted

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Apple's penchant for secrecy sometimes sees new engineers tasked with working on decoy products for a lengthy period of time while management vets their trustworthiness....
Apple puts some new hires on fake projects until they can be trusted

the trustworthiness of a person based solely on beard style

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the trustworthiness of a person based solely on beard style

Phoney iPads, iPhones put Apple engineers' trustworthiness to test

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One way Apple keeps details of anticipated products such as the iPad 3 or iPhone 5 under wraps is reportedly by ensuring its engineers are super trustworthy....
Phoney iPads, iPhones put Apple engineers' trustworthiness to test

RT @chelfyn: Infographic on the trustworthiness of beards http://bit.ly/ctWHkO [RM: I'm *very trustworthy* then]

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RT @chelfyn: Infographic on the trustworthiness of beards http://bit.ly/ctWHkO [RM: I'm *very trustworthy* then]

Trustworthiness of beards

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Trustworthiness of beards

Tribler Evolves Its Decentralized BitTorrent Ecosystem

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Researchers from the Tribler P2P team at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, have been working on their next generation BitTorrent client for a few years now. The project has been awarded millions of euros in funding from the European Union. With this money, the researchers have been developing a...
Tribler Evolves Its Decentralized BitTorrent Ecosystem

Data Privacy: What Bill Gates Said 10 Years Ago

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Today is International Data Privacy Day, an event backed by companies like Intel, Ebay, Facebook and Microsoft, and dedicated to educating data owners about best practices in protecting the privacy of consumer data. The need to keep people from being exploited on account of violations of their privacy is clear,...
Data Privacy: What Bill Gates Said 10 Years Ago
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