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FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

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The FAA’s investigation into whether airline passengers can be allowed to use tablets, ebook readers and laptops throughout a flight is apparently looking hopeful, as The New York Times cites an insider saying approval was likely to be granted this year. According to people who work with an industry working group...
FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory

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The advertising industry wants to change the definition of Do Not Track into something Orwell would be proud of. One influential member of the W3C working group says he's lost the energy to go on. Is it time to kill Do Not Track?...
The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory

HTTP standards group looks to SPDY protocol to influence HTTP/2.0

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Google's SPDY protocol is already gaining traction among web browsing heavyweights such as Chrome and Firefox, but its next step may be its biggest showing to date -- albeit in a different form. According to Mark Nottingham, the chairperson of the committee behind the HTTP protocol, a decision was...
HTTP standards group looks to SPDY protocol to influence HTTP/2.0
Google will face further scrutiny from EU regulators over 2012 privacy policy changes

Google leaks Google Drive details on its French Blog by accident

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Google accidentally posted its long-awaited Google Drive announcement on its Official French Blog this morning, but the search engine quickly deleted the mishap. Fortunately, Google+ user Gerwin Sturm (via François Bacconnet) ran the post through Google translate, and then he copied it to his account. So, here (finally!) are all the nitty gritty details: [This story is developing...]...
Google leaks Google Drive details on its French Blog by accident

FCC publishes voluntary code of ISP conduct to combat botnets

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The Federal Communication Commission, working with communications companies including Verizon, Cox, and Comcast, passed a voluntary code on Thursday that spells out the steps participating ISPs must take to combat botnets. Those same companies, along with CenturyLink, AT&T, Sprint, and Time Warner Cable, have already committed to follow the...
FCC publishes voluntary code of ISP conduct to combat botnets

Facebook to help those infected with DNSChanger clean up their computer before July 9th

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If you’ve been infected by a dirty little virus called DNSChanger, you won’t be able to access the Internet after July 9th. Even though the people behind the virus have been arrested, there might be millions of computers still infected. DNSChanger was operated as a botnet, which infected computers, switched...
Facebook to help those infected with DNSChanger clean up their computer before July 9th

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

CloudFlare and OpenDNS team up to help raise awareness of the DNSChanger malware

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DNS. It’s a tricky piece of Internet technology and a a couple of years ago a group had released some malware that was sending people to the wrong websites, attempting to use phishing schemes in order to profit. The FBI tracked the group and eventually shut it down, but millions...
CloudFlare and OpenDNS team up to help raise awareness of the DNSChanger malware

FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

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The FAA’s investigation into whether airline passengers can be allowed to use tablets, ebook readers and laptops throughout a flight is apparently looking hopeful, as The New York Times cites an insider saying approval was likely to be granted this year. According to people who work with an industry...
FAA expected to allow tablet and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

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Europe's telecom network operators on Tuesday said that bandwidth-hungry services like UHDTV (ultra high definition television) and 3DTV should be distributed via cable or satellite instead of competing with other services for spectrum.The uptake of mobile wireless broadband services in the European Union shows no sign of abating, and...
EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

RT @typesupply: WebFonts Working Group approved, started. http://bit.ly/aV2h98

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RT @typesupply: WebFonts Working Group approved, started. http://bit.ly/aV2h98

Idiot users still intentionally opening, clicking on spam

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Internet users are still opening their spam e-mail with abandon and clicking the links and/or opening the attachments within. These are the latest findings from the Ipsos Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), which found once again that people continue to practice poor e-mail habits despite awareness of the consequences....
Idiot users still intentionally opening, clicking on spam

John Kerry: Cyberdefense a major part of Asian security

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called defending against cyberattacks a major part of maintaining security in Asia, and said Washington is forming working groups with China and Japan to address the issue."Some of the most serious cyber threats to businesses emanate from this region, and they threaten the...
John Kerry: Cyberdefense a major part of Asian security

Adobe’s non-Formal non-Objection

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No work stopped. At no time did the current, up to the minute, versions — complete with occasional typos and botched commits — of the editor’s drafts become unavailable: HTML5, RDFa, MicroData, 2D Context, Markup, Diffs. The absolute most that anybody, anywhere, ever proposed was that these very same...
Adobe’s non-Formal non-Objection

European Watchdog Pushes for Do Not Track Protocol

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The European Commission's working group on data protection has warned members of the online advertising industry that their current approach does not comply with......
European Watchdog Pushes for Do Not Track Protocol
Samsung pens letter detailing 'potentially serious issues and problems' with nano-SIM vote

Email titans Google, Microsoft, Yahoo aim to battle phishing

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A working group is pitching a system that will allow providers to authenticate emails better....
Email titans Google, Microsoft, Yahoo aim to battle phishing

PowerbyProxi debuts wireless charging solution, aims to fully integrate it into future smartphones (video)

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The pathway to innovation is paved with failed attempts to produce wireless charging solutions that a) actually work and b) people genuinely want to use, but we've got yet another upstart here at Mobile World Congress willing to give it a go. PowerbyProxi's solution looks pretty similar to renditions...
PowerbyProxi debuts wireless charging solution, aims to fully integrate it into future smartphones (video)

Google Drive details leak: 5GB free storage, 20GB runs $4/month

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Google has leaked more details on its Google Drive cloud storage product, with a post describing the service accidentally posting early on its French blog. The French blog post, which was first spotted by TechCrunch, has been taken down but not before the details were written down. Many details...
Google Drive details leak: 5GB free storage, 20GB runs $4/month

So much for Internet Explorer 10′s default “Do Not Track” setting

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Last Thursday, Microsoft seemed like the hero — announcing “Do Not Track” would be on by default in Internet Explorer 10. The move meant that users would need to opt-in to allowing advertisers and websites to install tracking cookies on their computers, something that few people would ever do. It’ was an...
So much for Internet Explorer 10′s default “Do Not Track” setting

Web-standards consortium to reject Internet Explorer 10

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The World Wide Web Consortium working group charged with developing standards for tracking protection has announced that Internet Explorer 10 will not meet its compliance standards. The working group said the fact that IE10 will have the "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default is the reason for its...
Web-standards consortium to reject Internet Explorer 10

Bringing Music & Tech Together To Move Things Forward Productively

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Tomorrow is the latest version of the absolutely awesome SF MusicTech Summit, which happens twice a year, and which I rarely miss. It's always a great place to meet lots of people involved in both music and technology and to have some really great conversations. If you've never been, it's...
Bringing Music & Tech Together To Move Things Forward Productively

China continues to deny U.S. cyberattack accusations

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BEIJING -- China on Wednesday again denied accusations that it has used cyberattacks to steal American military and business secrets, saying it opposes all hacking. "China opposes all forms of cyberattacks. China is also a victim of hacking," said Assistant Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang during a press briefing previewing Chinese...
China continues to deny U.S. cyberattack accusations
The IETF is in your Web, fixing your security

Do Not Track proposal runs into more roadblocks

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The World Wide Web Consortium continues to debate issues over the DNT proposal, while one member of the organization's working group seems weary over the lack of progress. [Read more]...
Do Not Track proposal runs into more roadblocks

CSS Expands Palette With Variables

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Potentially simplifying the work for Web designers, the working group behind the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Web standard is extending the language so that it......
CSS Expands Palette With Variables
US and China form working groups to collaborate on cybersecurity, climate change

FAA policy on electronics during flight to likely change before 2014

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Last year, the FAA went on the record with New York Times Bits Blog writer Nick Bilton and said they'd take a "fresh look" at their policies regarding electronic device usage during take-off and landing. This year Bilton is in touch with the powers that be again, and he...
FAA policy on electronics during flight to likely change before 2014

EU group issues recommendations that may impact app stores

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The Article 29 working group -- composed data protection authorities from across the European Union -- has issued a new set of recommendations which may have a significant impact on app developers. Under the new guidelines, it's proposed that developers should ask for consent for each kind of data an...
EU group issues recommendations that may impact app stores
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