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Google and other tech companies deny PRISM surveillance claims, NSA says claims 'inaccurate' and not used domestically

'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

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Not the actual NowThis News headquarters, sadly. (Photo: DC Wikia The video startup formerly known as Planet Daily is stealth mode no more. Today the company announced its proper name–NowThis News–plus the identity of its executive team. The site will launch with a partnership with BuzzFeed in place, positioning the...
'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon

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  Don’t get struck by lightning when hanging with Bill Gates. (Photo: jurvetson) This Mystery Science Theater 3000 troll of Sal Khan’s Khan Academy videos, posted in June, was the beginning of an inevitable backlash against Khan Academy videos and the breathless hype about Khan’s abilities as an instructor. Educators are beginning to...
Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon

National Intelligence Director Defends NSA Data Gathering as Lawful

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The U.S. government on Saturday again defended its information gathering techniques as both lawful and necessary and insisted that this week’s reports “have not given the full context.” In a statement, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper essentially confirmed reports in the Guardian and the Washington Post, but said...
National Intelligence Director Defends NSA Data Gathering as Lawful
Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay form 'Internet Association' lobbying group
School District Dumps $2 Million 'Online Textbook' Program After Discovering Some Students Can't Afford Broadband

If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

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Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn Britt is watching and rooting for Aereo, the app that takes TV signals and streams them over the Internet for $8 a month. If Aereo wins its legal battle Timer Warner would consider doing the same thing, he told the Washington Post's Cecilia Kang in...
If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

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In recent months the number of DMCA takedown requests sent out by copyright holders has increased dramatically, and it’s starting to turn the Internet into a big mess. One of the problems is that many rightsholders use completely automated systems to inform Google and other sites of infringements. That these...
Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt
Chinese Firm Huawei: Sorry, But We're All Going To Have To Get Used To Government's Spying On Us

SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

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Social media optimization technology company SocialFlow has made a change at the top. We’ve learned that its Co-Founder Frank Speiser has stepped down from the CEO position to make way for now former Managing Director of North Sea Partners, Missy Godfrey. The service is used by some of the biggest...
SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

Where the F was F8?

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Last September, Mark Zuckerberg and former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg stood on a stage at Facebook’s F8 Web developer’s conference in San Francisco while an audience of hundreds hung on every word. The comedian perfectly impersonated Zuck, then strode offstage to the lyrics, “All I do...
Where the F was F8?

Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

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Levchin. (Loic Le Meur.) New Yahoo director Max Levchin, blogging about joining the company’s board: “Yahoo! showed me that computer geeks can start companies that create that future. I’d love to do my part in helping the company that inspired me.” [Max Levchin] Twelve Seattle neighborhoods are getting faster Internet...
Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

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In December we heard reports that the Pentagon had officially certified an Android device and Android 2.2 for use on Defense Department networks. According to a report from The Washington Post citing a recent document posted by the Defense Department, the Pentagon is hiring contractors to securely manage a combination of...
DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

WaPost backtracks on claim tech companies 'participate knowingly' in PRISM data collection

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The Washington Post published an investigative report uncovering the government-run PRISM program, which allegedly monitored US citizen’s Internet activity illegally, but now the paper is stepping away from its initial claim that nine tech firms knowingly provided data to the government. Early reports of PRISM left two key allegations unanswered:...
WaPost backtracks on claim tech companies 'participate knowingly' in PRISM data collection
FCC plans powerful nationwide Wi-Fi. Also, rainbows and ice cream for everyone
NSA had no 'direct access' to tech company servers, say CNET sources
Ex-Microsoft Engineer: PRISM Is Highly Improbable For These Four Reasons (MSFT)

Yet Another Example Of Our Bad Immigrations Laws Hurting Innovation And Jobs

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We see stories like this one over and over again, but that's because they're not exceptions. The Washington Post has a profile of two MIT postgrads who have created a water-decontamination system that was dubbed by Scientific American as a world changing idea, based on the fact that it could...
Yet Another Example Of Our Bad Immigrations Laws Hurting Innovation And Jobs

US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

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The Washington Post reports tonight that, as expected, the US Government has filed criminal charges against Edward Snowden for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs to the Post and Guardian. The charges listed include Theft of Government Property, Unauthorized Communications on National Defense Information and "Willful Communication of Classified...
US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

NYPD Asks Pharmacies to Hide GPS Trackers in Pill Bottles to Track Pill-Popping Thieves

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(Photo: Umich.edu) Enterprising pillheads hoping to snag a supply of Percs from the local Duane Reade might have an extra layer of security to contend with soon. The NYPD is asking pharmacies in the New York area to outfit fake pill bottles with GPS technology to help the force catch...
NYPD Asks Pharmacies to Hide GPS Trackers in Pill Bottles to Track Pill-Popping Thieves
Epic backfire: Apple now 'advertising' Samsung Galaxy Tab on its website
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers

Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

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The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The surveillance is taking place under a classified program called PRISM, which was...
Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

New targeting adds greater relevance to your Promoted Tweets

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It's a fact — brands have been on Twitter since our earliest days. They use the platform to connect with consumers in meaningful ways, offering everything from special discounts and exclusive content to new product information.But what if your Tweet is only relevant for a subset of your followers? What...
New targeting adds greater relevance to your Promoted Tweets

British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK is reportedly accessing information obtained by PRISM, the covert initiative created by the National Security Agency and FBI to monitor communications in the United States. The Guardian claims to have obtained documents which show that GCHQ has been able to leverage the...
British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data
Security blogger Brian Krebs suffers simultaneous cyber attack, police raid

Twitter Gives Muslims A Voice, A (Seriously) Funny Voice #MuslimRage

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I’m having such a good hair day. No one even knows. #MuslimRage — Hend (@LibyaLiberty) September 17, 2012 Muslims found an unlikely opening to voice their opposition to mainstream stereotypes, exploiting a social media misstep by Newsweek‘s inflammatory cover on Muslim violence. In response to Newsweek‘s call to discuss the...
Twitter Gives Muslims A Voice, A (Seriously) Funny Voice #MuslimRage

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

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Mitt Romney’s Facebook page. (Screengrab) Just when he thought his week couldn’t get worse, losing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is now losing Facebook friends by the score. The Washington Post noticed this sad capper on the former Massachusetts governor’s lousy week and took the time to track the rate...
Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More

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The Washington Post is reporting a top-secret National Security Administration data-mining program that taps directly into the Google, Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube servers. ”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection...
Report: NSA Collects Data Directly From Servers Of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook And More
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