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AdiOS will tell you which apps might be grabbing your address book’s data

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, you know that a few companies have come under fire for having apps that transmit and store your address book’s data without asking you first. While this may have seemed like a witch hunt, some good things...
AdiOS will tell you which apps might be grabbing your address book’s data

Science group: Climate science 'witch hunt' underway in Virginia - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com

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Science group: Climate science 'witch hunt' underway in Virginia - Science Fair: Science and Space News - USATODAY.com

LANCE ARMSTRONG QUITS: 7-Time Tour De France Winner Won't Fight Doping Charges

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Lance Armstrong has decided not to fight doping charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency, the AP's Jim Vertuno reports. This likely means Armstrong will be banned for life from competitive cycling and will have his 7 Tour de France titles stripped. After a judge threw out his...
LANCE ARMSTRONG QUITS: 7-Time Tour De France Winner Won't Fight Doping Charges
Online witch hunt for Boston bomber leads to NY Post cover photo of innocent 'suspects'

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?
Uzbekistan state TV compares Facebook users to terrorists

The author of the "torture memos" loves a good fight way more than a good debate.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—John Yoo wants you to hate him. That's kind of his whole point. When he writes op-eds like this one—suggesting President Obama should thank him for enhancing executive power in wartime—what he really wants to do is make you grind your molars into powder. When he tells a room...
The author of the "torture memos" loves a good fight way more than a good debate.

Flu apps: can social technology keep us from falling sick?

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New Facebook app Help, I Have the Flu scans your friends' statuses to help you work out who passed on their sicknessAmid one of the worst flu seasons in years in the US, a new Facebook app is getting in on the germy action.Help, I Have the Flu - brought...
Flu apps: can social technology keep us from falling sick?

From online outrage to a real-life mob, descending on a Swedish school | Andrew Brown

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Reports of a girl insulting people through Instagram resulted in a modern-day witch hunt that blurred the online and physical worldPerhaps because it was so very quiet when I lived there, but every report of a riot in Gothenburg shocks me, and the latest is in any case extremely odd.According...
From online outrage to a real-life mob, descending on a Swedish school | Andrew Brown

Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

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Although mainstream media outlets like CNN and the New York Post have come under plenty of fire for the way they handled information during the Boston bombings (Reuters even fired one of its social-media editors), much of the attention has focused on what Reddit got wrong — in part because...
Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

Reddit apologizes for 'online witch hunt' for Boston bombing suspect

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In a testament to the issues surrounding the appropriate use of social media during a tragedy, Reddit is publicly apologizing for the role that it played last week in fueling an online witch hunt that led to identifying an innocent Brown University student as a suspect in the Boston Marathon...
Reddit apologizes for 'online witch hunt' for Boston bombing suspect

At His Last New York Performance, Mike Daisey Wins Crowds Over with Fabricated Tales of Foxconn

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Mr. Daisey Gawker may be on a witch hunt to catalog every lie and half-truth Mike Daisey has ever uttered, but audiences at the final performance of  his one-man show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" were much more forgiving. In fact, the crowd at yesterday's matinee performance,...
At His Last New York Performance, Mike Daisey Wins Crowds Over with Fabricated Tales of Foxconn

Following exclusive interview with CNN, John McAfee reportedly captured, according to his own blog

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As Agence France-Presse reports, a short entry on the website WhoIsMcAfee, set up by John McAfee himself states that he may have been captured. To wit: “We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico.” Interestingly, McAfee has enough content written...
Following exclusive interview with CNN, John McAfee reportedly captured, according to his own blog
Idiot teenager’s gaffe proves we have no clue about Facebook privacy
90 Seconds on The Verge: Dreamliner, Aaron Swartz, and Manti Te'o

Crowdsourcing or witch hunt? Reddit, 4chan users try to ID Boston bomb suspects

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Social-media users take the FBI's request for photo clues one step further by attempting to ID suspects without hard evidence or legal procedure. [Read more]...
Crowdsourcing or witch hunt? Reddit, 4chan users try to ID Boston bomb suspects

As Gabon seizes Kim Dotcom's domain, hackers take control of Me.ga and offer to sell it to Universal

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Six days after Kim Dotcom announced his new Me.ga domain for the forthcoming Megaupload reboot, scheduled to launch next January, the Gabon government has thrown a major spanner in the works by announcing it will suspend the domain as the country doesn’t want to be associated with pirates. “I have...
As Gabon seizes Kim Dotcom's domain, hackers take control of Me.ga and offer to sell it to Universal
Domain for Kim Dotcom's new MeGa site suspended over piracy allegations
Reddit Feels Pretty Bad About That 'Witch Hunt' for the Boston Bombers, Actually

We’re All Friends Here, Just Not on Google+

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Even after identifying himself as a Google+ fanboy and having literally written the book on the social network, Guy Kawasaki had no choice but to ask the tough questions in his SXSW keynote interview with Google’s Vic Gundotra. The not-at-all-packed room was about as populated as Google+ is, but that’s...
We’re All Friends Here, Just Not on Google+

Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

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For a few years now, the Swedish Pirate Party has provided some hosting services to The Pirate Bay, arguing that attempts to take it down would amount to political censorship. It appears that theory may finally get tested. According to TorrentFreak, the Swedish anti-piracy group "Rights Alliance" has sent a...
Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

Christopher Best's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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If you're like me, and you work in an office, then teleconferences occupy a special place in your heart. One executive at a Canadian energy company in particular couldn't manage to keep to himself just how much he was enjoying the conference call he was on. Now, I personally...
Christopher Best's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down

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For nearly a decade BitTorrent sites have ruled the file-sharing landscape. In recent weeks, however, worry about the future has increased drastically among the owners of some of the largest torrent sites. Yesterday, BTjunkie closed its doors for good, and TorrentFreak has learned that at least two other sites in...
Is BitTorrent Done? Major Torrent Sites Consider Shutting Down
The Inevitable Post-Tragedy Witch Hunt: 'Mass Effect' Facebook Page Attacked Because Of Link To Misidentified Shooting Suspect
Anonymous launches DDOS attacks in the name of Julian Assange
Julian Assange fears U.S. could create a 'dangerous and oppressive world'

Tip are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America | Chelsea Welch

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An Applebee's diner refused to leave a tip for religious reasons. The waitress who exposed it wonders if Jesus will pay her billsI was a waitress at Applebee's restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a...
Tip are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America | Chelsea Welch

The 404 1,251: Where we find the cypher in the sound (podcast)

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Leaked from today's show: Facebook cryptography, steganography in social media, crowd-sourcing a witch hunt, and demonic portraits purposely hidden beneath waves of electronic music. [Read more]...
The 404 1,251: Where we find the cypher in the sound (podcast)

Reddit apologises for 'witch hunt'

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Social news site Reddit has issued a public apology for the way speculation on the site led to people being wrongly accused of the Boston bombings....
Reddit apologises for 'witch hunt'
Lessons from crowdsourcing the Boston bombing investigation
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