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No, A New SOPA Is Not Likely, But There's Still Plenty Of Damage That Can Be Done

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This isn't surprising, as we've been hearing the same thing for a while now, but those in Congress still remember the SOPA/PIPA protests and have no desire to go through that process again. Thus, don't expect a new SOPA/PIPA to show up in Congress any time soon. The article even...
No, A New SOPA Is Not Likely, But There's Still Plenty Of Damage That Can Be Done

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?

New year's tech resolutions: Best digital practices for 2013

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Losing weight and quitting smoking are resolutions most of us don't keep through January. But there are ways to improve your online security, PC hardware performance and even financial bottom line that require little vigilance and just a few mouse clicks. You don't even need to break a sweat. Yes,...
New year's tech resolutions: Best digital practices for 2013

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Can Gadgets Bring You Closer to Your Children?

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Some parents say they have far more visibility into their children's lives in the digital age than their parents had into theirs, as a new study finds that teenagers are leery of too much parental vigilance....
Can Gadgets Bring You Closer to Your Children?

Wake up! Boston bombings a call for renewed citizen vigilance

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Throughout U.S. history, our nation has rarely experienced the conflict, terrorism, death and destruction seen so often in many other countries. But now that we have once again experienced the horribleness of an attack on the innocent, we evaluate the situation. Patriotic pride and compassion has engulfed the nation, authorities...
Wake up! Boston bombings a call for renewed citizen vigilance

Who's Afraid Of The Big, Bad Hacker? Enterprises Should Be

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Guest author Marcus Austin is a technical writer at computer security training firm Firebrand Training. Among the more popular products to debut at last month's Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, were cross-over machines, tablets and PCs designed for double-duty - to be used at home and in the...
Who's Afraid Of The Big, Bad Hacker? Enterprises Should Be
Software: Why Hackers Are So Much Funnier Than You Are

Study: Facebook users sharing more personal info despite increased privacy concerns

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Carnegie Mellon University conducted a study following more than 5,000 Facebook users over six years, from 2005 and 2011, and found that changes in the social network's privacy policies caused users to share more -- not less -- personal data. Lest you think this means that users suddenly trusted...
Study: Facebook users sharing more personal info despite increased privacy concerns

Peer Vouching Site Wikify.me Raises 300K to Launch, Move to San Francisco

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Wikify.me is a yet-to-be-launched peer review site that’s raised a $300,000 seed round from angels. The Chicago-based team will use some of that capital to move to the Bay Area, despite the irony of its angel investors mostly coming from New York. The company’s founders are finance and tech consulting...
Peer Vouching Site Wikify.me Raises 300K to Launch, Move to San Francisco

Pakistani Court Says Internet Censorship Plan Is Unconstitutional

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We recently wrote about Pakistan's attempts to build its own internet censorship regime, capable of blocking 50 million sites that the government doesn't like. However, a petition by civil rights groups has apparently resulted in a court ruling saying that such censorship is unconstitutional under the Pakistani constitution. Of course,...
Pakistani Court Says Internet Censorship Plan Is Unconstitutional

A timely reminder about online security

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With all of furore over privacy changes at Facebook we need to remember that we need to protect ourselves at all times when on the web and not just from a privacy point of view. A lot has been made of the changes to the privacy policy at Facebook...
A timely reminder about online security
Blogger Kirkpatrick scores $1M in the bank for Little Bird, a startup about real influence
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Publishers must show more vigilance to online sectarian hate messages

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New Scottish law which takes a hard line on sectarian abuse could result in an English publisher ending up in courtNewspapers, websites and internet service providers will have to be much more vigilant about sectarian hate messages now a new law has come into force in Scotland.The vigilance that publishers...
Publishers must show more vigilance to online sectarian hate messages

This game hopes to educate Mexicans on electoral fraud ahead of the presidential election

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As Mexicans voters prepare to vote this Sunday to elect their next President in a troubled context, a new gaming app called “Guerras Electorales“ (Electoral Wars) takes an ironic stance on this hot topic. While its design is relatively simple to work with all kinds of mobile devices, the impact of ‘Guerras...
This game hopes to educate Mexicans on electoral fraud ahead of the presidential election

Vlingo co-founder explains data-collection issues

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With Carrier IQ and O2's most recent data-snooping, people's vigilance about what information cellphones transmit is increasing. Using a Galaxy Note, AndroidPit found that every four minutes, Vlingo's voice-recognition app was sending a packet of data to an unencrypted server. The packet contained your GPS co-ordinates, IMEI (unique device...
Vlingo co-founder explains data-collection issues

MIT Files Court Papers "Partially" Opposing Release Of Documents About Aaron Swartz Investigation

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is “partially” opposing a request by the estate of Aaron Swartz for the release of documents related to the investigation that led to Swartz arrest and prosecution in federal court. In court papers filed today, MIT counsel states that its opposition stems from two...
MIT Files Court Papers "Partially" Opposing Release Of Documents About Aaron Swartz Investigation
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