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WikiLeaks Seems to Think Attacks on U.S. Embassies Are All About Them

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Screengrab With an ill-advised tweet posted Wednesday, WikiLeaks may have won the tacky self-interest sweepstakes. The tweet, which was quickly deleted, suggested a deadly attack aimed at the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya was justified by Julian Assange’s refugee status inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The Guardian assumed the...
WikiLeaks Seems to Think Attacks on U.S. Embassies Are All About Them

Samsung, LG and others hit with record $1.92bn EU fine over CRT screen cartels

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Back in the days of cathode ray tube PC monitors and TVs, did you ever feel you were being charged too much? Chances are you were: the European Commission has just levied a record-breaking €1.47bn ($1.92bn) fine on big names such as Samsung, LG and Toshiba for forming price-fixing cartels...
Samsung, LG and others hit with record $1.92bn EU fine over CRT screen cartels

Sharp cuts 70 jobs from its mobile business in China but denies it will exit the market

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Sharp has confirmed that it is laying off 70 employees from its mobile business in China, but the company maintains it will not exit the country’s phone market, according to local media reports. A Sharp PR representative told Chinese new site National Business Daily that the firm is adjusting its business...
Sharp cuts 70 jobs from its mobile business in China but denies it will exit the market

Controversial Seahawks ending sets off social media wildfire

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The controversy surrounding the end of Seattle’s 16-14 win over Green Bay at CenturyLink Field Monday night certainly did not stop at the final whistle. Between the NFL deleting questionable posts on Facebook and players venting their anger via Twitter, the social media world exploded with rage following Seattle’s questionable victory...
Controversial Seahawks ending sets off social media wildfire

Software Warfare As HP Claims Autonomy Talked Up Finances Ahead Of 2011 Takeover

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Meg Whitman claims the U.K. firm is guilty of "very concerning accounting improprieties" while Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch fights back and accuses HP of mismanagement. HP has entered into a war of words with U.K. software firm Autonomy, which it bought for $11.1 billion last year. The U.S....
Software Warfare As HP Claims Autonomy Talked Up Finances Ahead Of 2011 Takeover

Blood Brothers' secret to success: Events

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Japanese RPG card battler Blood Brothers has been a huge hit both in Japan and in the U.S. At the Game Developers Conference yesterday, DeNA’s Yuji Shimizu, producer of Blood Brothers, revealed to the audience what makes Blood Brothers so successful. “The secret to Blood Brothers is special events,” Shimizu...
Blood Brothers' secret to success: Events

IRS Gives $104 Million To UBS Whistleblower... Who The DOJ Put In Jail

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Sometimes it seems that the federal government's left hand has no idea what it's right hand is doing. Bradley Birkenfeld, a former banker for Swiss banking giant UBS, blew the whistle on UBS practices of helping Americans hide their money offshore. For his troubles, the Justice Department charged him, leading...
IRS Gives $104 Million To UBS Whistleblower... Who The DOJ Put In Jail

Meet the Women Founders of Start-Up Chile

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Picture a group of female lone rangers, each silhouetted against the setting sun with broad-rimmed hats tilted sideways to shadow their faces and holsters slung low around curvy waists. Then listen for that sound – you know it – the high-note whistle in American westerns that signals you’re watching a...
Meet the Women Founders of Start-Up Chile

Key witness in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial defends Reddit webchat

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Lauren McNamara says 'none of this is private information' while discussing her online conversations with Manning in 2009A former confidante of the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning has defended her decision to hold an online Q&A about the soldier's forthcoming trial, despite her having been named as a key defence witness.In...
Key witness in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial defends Reddit webchat

Wikileaks back up after attack

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The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks is back online after being disrupted by a denial of service (DDoS) attack for more than a week....
Wikileaks back up after attack

NSA Says It Doesn't Spy On Americans As Obama Administration Defends Letting NSA Spy On Americans

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Following the news that broke last night that the federal government was getting full records of all Verizon phone calls, the Obama administration is now trying to defend this move, by claiming they can break the law because terrorism is scary: But the Obama administration, while declining to comment on...
NSA Says It Doesn't Spy On Americans As Obama Administration Defends Letting NSA Spy On Americans

WikiLeaks' International Man of Mystery

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AcidAUS writes "The founder of WikiLeaks lives a secret life in the shadow of those who blow the whistle. A detailed profile of the Australian founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, by Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald." Read more of this story at Slashdot....
WikiLeaks' International Man of Mystery

IBM's Cognitive Computing Plans: Giving Smartphones 5 Senses

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IBM believes technology's future lies in cognitive computing, which essentially means making computers think more like humans do. To IBM, that includes giving computers sensors that enable it to touch, see, hear, taste and smell - sensory input as one more piece in the puzzle to help solve problems. IBM's...
IBM's Cognitive Computing Plans: Giving Smartphones 5 Senses
Tokyo prosecutors charge Olympus, three former executives, and three others with accounting fraud

Here Are The Most Popular Songs Of 2012, According To Spotify

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Spotify has released its list of the 100 most popular songs of 2012 throughout the entire world. The number one most streamed song was Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." Unless you live under a rock, you've certainly heard the song.  As of November, Spotify was available in 21...
Here Are The Most Popular Songs Of 2012, According To Spotify

Computer And TV Companies Fined Record $1.93 Billion For Price Fixing

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The European Commission orders six firms to pony up the cash after finding them guilty of running cartels. Six tech firms are sharing a fine of $1.93 billion after the EU's antitrust regulator found them guilty of price fixing. Philips, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba and Technicolor (no, me neither)...
Computer And TV Companies Fined Record $1.93 Billion For Price Fixing

Amazon reportedly postpones Cloud Drive launch in China, putting its Kindle plans on hold

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Amazon’s plans to launch the Kindle in China are reported to be on hold after local media claimed that the US giant has stalled on launching a Chinese version of its Cloud Drive service, a key requirement for the introduction of the devices. Amazon has not officially announced plans for...
Amazon reportedly postpones Cloud Drive launch in China, putting its Kindle plans on hold
Copyright Issues Could Spur Changes To Pinterest’s Terms Of Use And ‘Pin Etiquette’

FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics

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We've discussed how the government often seems much more focused on silencing leaks of information, rather than recognizing that those leaks are often highlighting serious misconduct. The latest example involves the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who apparently started trying to find the source of a leak, but in the...
FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics

Lost gadgets can find their way home with FinderCodes

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Las Vegas--Some people just excel at losing things. Whether it be keys, sunglasses, or cell phones, items seem to simply slip right through their fingers. While there are a few ways to combat the tendency to lose track of personal articles - the key fobs that respond to a...
Lost gadgets can find their way home with FinderCodes

DOJ Railroads CIA Torture Whistleblower Into Reduced Guilty Plea

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Back in April, we wrote about how the Obama administration, for the astounding sixth time, had used the Espionage Act -- which is supposed to be used against spies -- to bring criminal charges against a former government employee-turned-whistleblower. All other Presidents prior to Obama put together had used the...
DOJ Railroads CIA Torture Whistleblower Into Reduced Guilty Plea

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated

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Nate Thayer, the writer who touched off a debate this week about how freelancers are compensated, found himself embroiled in another controversy on Friday when he was accused of plagiarizing large parts of the piece that The Atlantic wanted him to re-work for free. In his defence, Thayer and his...
Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated

Clouds ruin GeoEye's satellite image of inauguration

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Hoping to see a space shot of President Barack Obama's inauguration? Unfortunately, the weather ruined any opportunity at a good image, but astronauts snapped some relevant pictures to whet your whistle. [Read more]...
Clouds ruin GeoEye's satellite image of inauguration

11 Crazy Things You Can Make With A MakerBot

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If you're unfamiliar, Brooklyn-based MakerBot Industries sells 3D printers can make nearly anything out of plastic. Using CAD software on your computer, you can sketch out a 3D model and use your MakerBot to manifest it in the real world. Commercial 3D printers can cost more than $25,000. The...
11 Crazy Things You Can Make With A MakerBot
On A Mission To Build The Next Big Pet Brand, Whistle Launches A $99 Fitbit And Health Monitor For Pooches

Olympus to settle with ex-chief exec over misconduct, may involve mountains of cash

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As Olympus' recent accounting scandal finally begins to wind down, the guy who blew the whistle on the financial wrongdoings might actually be the one to make out like a bandit. Michael Woodford, former chief executive of the company, has settled out of court with his former employer over...
Olympus to settle with ex-chief exec over misconduct, may involve mountains of cash

Floome smartphone breathalyzer billed as the most accurate for measuring blood alcohol level

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale 2045Tech is launching its new Floome breathalyzer for smartphones today. The breathalyzer can attach to any smartphone and tell you within seconds whether your blood alcohol level is above legal limits or not. The Venice, Italy-based company says...
Floome smartphone breathalyzer billed as the most accurate for measuring blood alcohol level

Perhaps The NSA Should Figure Out How To Keep Its Own Stuff Secret Before Building A Giant Database

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Apparently, the brilliant minds at the NSA are completely bewildered as to how Ed Snowden had access to everything he had access to. They don't think it's possible. Among the questions is how a contract employee at a distant NSA satellite office was able to obtain a copy of an...
Perhaps The NSA Should Figure Out How To Keep Its Own Stuff Secret Before Building A Giant Database

Meet the new pipe, same as the old pipe? Texting turns 20

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The humble text message turned 20 years old this weekend according to the Guardian, and other than an excuse for cake, the birthday is a great chance to look at how carriers innovate and why they are getting crushed by over the top services now that times have changed. So...
Meet the new pipe, same as the old pipe? Texting turns 20
WikiLeaks circumvents financial blockade with French bank account
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