Farewell to Circa News — Circa — Medium
It’s with great disappointment that we let you know that Circa News has been put on indefinite hiatus. Producing high-quality news can be a costly endeavor and without the capital necessary to support further production we are unable to continue. Our mission was always to create a news company where factual, unbiased, and succinct information could be found. In doing so we recognized that building a revenue stream for such a mission would take some time and chose to rely on venture capital to sustain. We have now reached a point where we’re no longer able to continue news production as-is.
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13 days ago
Blackshades Leader Sentenced to Prison - WSJ
Alex Yucel, a 25-year-old Swedish national who had been living in Moldova, pleaded guilty in February to computer-hacking charges related to his ownership and operation of Blackshades. The site sold a software called a remote access tool, or “RAT,” which allowed cybercriminals to secretly control other people’s computers from a distance—for just $40 per license.
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13 days ago
Google finally makes 'Undo Send' an official feature of Gmail on the Web | VentureBeat | Business | by Paul Sawers
Google first introduced Undo Send to Gmail way back in March 2009, so you could be forgiven for not realizing the feature was still technically an experiment. Indeed, the feature has stayed quietly in the Labs section of Gmail, where Google tests out new features, which users have to manually switch on to use.
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13 days ago
Lenovo unveils the Ideacenter Stick 300: a $130 PC on a stick running Windows
Lenovo’s new HDMI dongle is basically a PC in stick, and though we’ve seen this type of devices before, the Ideacenter Stick’s price might make it quite attractive. The device starts at $129 and comes with the following specs:
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13 days ago
Apple Music Signs Beggars Group, Merlin: Sources | Billboard
In a letter sent to Merlin members, CEO Charles Caldas writes, "I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of other terms that members had been communicating directly with Apple about. With these changes, we are happy to support the deal."
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13 days ago
Samsung is actively disabling Windows Update on at least some computers | VentureBeat | Security | by Emil Protalinski
As far as we can tell, the installer is made to work with computers running Windows XP and higher, and across various language settings. It’s not clear on how many Samsung computers SW Update has downloaded and activated Disable_Windowsupdate.exe (it doesn’t ship with Samsung PCs out of the box). That said, users have been complaining about this issue since at least April, so Samsung doesn’t appear to be in a rush to address it.
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13 days ago
Microsoft clarification kinda clears up free Windows 10 license confusion | Ars Technica
First, it says that Windows 10, both the final release and the preview releases, should only be used on "Genuine Windows devices." Installed it into a virtual machine to test? It's probably not properly licensed. Stuck it on an old Windows Vista machine you had lying around? We don't know. Probably not licensed, because Windows Vista isn't eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade license offer. Will anyone notice or care? No.
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14 days ago
Windows Insiders get Windows 10 for free, Windows 7/8.1 not required
As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated. Once you have successfully installed this build and activated, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh.
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16 days ago
Taylor Swift - To Apple, Love Taylor
This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.
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16 days ago
Marc Maron Discusses His Podcast Interview With President Obama - NYTimes.com
Mr. Obama visited Mr. Maron’s studio in his home garage for about an hour during a visit to Los Angeles, for a podcast that will be posted on Monday. (An excerpt from the interview is here.)
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17 days ago
How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech - Hit & Run : Reason.com
The subpoena demanded the records of six people who left hyperbolic comments at the website about the federal judge who oversaw the controversial conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. Shortly after the subpoena was issued, the government issued a gag order prohibiting Reason not only from discussing the matter but even acknowledging the existence of the subpoena or the gag order itself. As a wide variety of media outlets have noted, such actions on the part of the government are not only fundamentally misguided and misdirected, they have a tangible chilling effect on free expression by commenters and publications alike.

Yesterday, after preparing an extensive legal brief, Reason asked the US Attorney's Office to join with it in asking that the gag order - now moot and clearly an unconstitutional prior restraint - be lifted. This morning, the US Attorney's Office asked the Court to vacate the order, which it did. We are free to tell the story for the first time.
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17 days ago
XARA exploits on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and what you need to know! | iMore
No one needs to panic, but anyone using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad should be informed. Until Apple hardens OS X and iOS against the range of XARA exploits, the best practices for avoiding attack are the same as they've always been — don't download software from developers you don't know and trust.
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18 days ago
Nokia CEO says to get back into phones: Manager Magazin | Reuters
Nokia, once the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, plans to start designing and licensing handsets again once an agreement with partner Microsoft allows it to in 2016, its chief executive told Germany's Manager Magazin.

"We will look for suitable partners," Rajeev Suri said in an interview published on Thursday. "Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license."
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18 days ago
FCC Moves to Prevent Robocalls and Spam Texts - WSJ
Under the new rule, phone carriers can block robocalls and automated text messages if requested by consumers. The move clarifies the agency’s interpretation of a 1991 consumer protection law that banned telemarketers from making cold calls to consumers. Companies have skirted that ban by using automated dialing machines, prerecorded calls and text messages. The new rule makes it clear that texts are the same as phone calls, and that phone carriers may block robocalls to consumers if asked.
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18 days ago
This Is Twitter's Top Secret Project Lightning - BuzzFeed News
Costolo is asking about Project Lightning, a major new feature for Twitter — and a new direction for the company that will launch later this year. Project Lightning will bring event-based curated content to the Twitter platform, complete with immersive and instant-load photos and videos and the ability to embed those experiences across the Web — and even in other apps.
“It’s a brand-new way to look at tweets,” says Kevin Weil, who runs product for the company. “This is a bold change, not evolutionary.”
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18 days ago
Snapchat turns geofilter digital stickers into revenue source - LA Times
Snapchat is hoping to turn these location-centric digital stickers into its second source of revenue by enticing businesses to make their own geofilters — for a fee. On Monday, McDonald's became the first to sponsor a geofilter; customers at any U.S. location can adorn their Snapchat posts with an illustration of a double cheeseburger and an overflowing pouch of fries, among other options.
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20 days ago
Amazon Bans Kodi/XBMC App Over Piracy Concerns | TorrentFreak
“In reviewing your app, we determined that it can be used to facilitate the piracy or illegal download of content. Any facilitation of piracy or illegal downloads is not allowed in our program,” Amazon wrote to Kodi.

“Please do not resubmit this app or similar apps in the future,” Amazon’s support team added.

TF spoke with XBMC Foundation board member Nathan Betzen, who was surprised to hear Amazon’s decision. In recent months the project has worked hard to distance their brand from piracy, so Amazon’s accusation is a huge disappointment.
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20 days ago
Huge Loss For Free Speech In Europe: Human Rights Court Says Sites Liable For User Comments | Techdirt
Last year we wrote about a very dangerous case going to the European Court of Human Rights: Delfi AS v. Estonia, which threatened free expression across Europe. Today, the ruling came out and it's a disaster. In short, websites can be declared liable for things people post in comments. As we explained last year, the details of the case were absolutely crazy. The court had found that even if a website took down comments after people complained, it could still be held liable because it should have anticipated bad comments in the first place. Seriously. In this case, the website had published what everyone agrees was a "balanced" article about "a matter of public interest" but that the website publisher should have known that people would post nasty comments, and therefore, even though it automated a system to remove comments that people complained about, it was still liable for the complaints.

The European Court of Human Rights agreed to rehear the case, and we hoped for a better outcome this time around -- but those hopes have been dashed. The ruling is terrible through and through. First off, it insists that the comments on the news story were clearly "hate speech" and that, as such, "did not require any linguistic or legal analysis since the remarks were on their face manifestly unlawful." To the court, this means that it's obvious such comments should have been censored straight out. That's troubling for a whole host of reasons at the outset, and highlights the problematic views of expressive freedom in Europe. Even worse, however, the Court then notes that freedom of expression is "interfered with" by this ruling, but it doesn't seem to care -- saying that it is deemed "necessary in a democratic society."
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20 days ago
Microsoft Shakes Up Its Leadership And Internal Structure As Its Fiscal Year Comes To A Close | TechCrunch
Terry Myerson, formerly the head of the company’s operating system work, will pick up new responsibilities in the new structure. Specifically, Myerson will now lead a new unit called the “Windows and Devices Group” that combines Microsoft’s Windows work, and its hardware.
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20 days ago
'600 Million' Samsung Mobiles Vulnerable To Keyboard Cracking Attack - Forbes
A SwiftKey spokesperson said: “We’ve seen reports of a security issue related to the Samsung keyboard. We can confirm that the SwiftKey Keyboard apps available via Google GOOGL +0.15% Play or the Apple AAPL -0.15% App Store are not affected by this vulnerability. We take reports of this manner very seriously and are currently investigating further.” 

NowSecure noted this does not mean users can simply download a fresh version of SwiftKey from either of the two stores. They still require a carrier upgrade for the vulnerability to be removed.
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20 days ago
Arnold Schwarzenegger now gives turn-by-turn directions in Waze
Arnold Schwarzenegger now gives turn-by-turn directions in Waze
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21 days ago
Google shuts down new Chrome Bookmark Manager, goes back to previous version
Google shuts down new Chrome Bookmark Manager, goes back to previous version
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21 days ago
Hands-on with YouTube Gaming—Google built itself a Twitch Killer | Ars Technica
NEW YORK—YouTube Gaming is coming! YouTube's Twitch Killer was announced on Friday, so we stopped by the YouTube Space in Manhattan to try out a pre-release version of the service. (And we took a ton of screenshots, see below.)
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22 days ago
Reddit Bans Five Harassing Subreddits, Its Trolls Respond Exactly As You’d Expect | TechCrunch
Reddit Bans Five Harassing Subreddits, Its Trolls Respond Exactly As You’d Expect
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23 days ago
1980s computer controls GRPS heat and AC | WOODTV.com
The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working tirelessly ever since. GRPS Maintenance Supervisor Tim Hopkins said that the computer was purchased with money from an energy bond in the 1980s. It replaced a computer that was “about the size of a refrigerator.”
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25 days ago
Why The OPM Breach Is Such a Security and Privacy Debacle | WIRED
It turns out the hackers, who are believed to be from China, also accessed so-called SF-86 forms, documents used for conducting background checks for worker security clearances. The forms can contain a wealth of sensitive data not only about workers seeking security clearance, but also about their friends, spouses and other family members. They can also include potentially sensitive information about the applicant’s interactions with foreign nationals—information that could be used against those nationals in their own country.
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25 days ago
Google is launching a 'YouTube built for gamers' to take on Twitch | The Verge
Google is now officially taking on Twitch. As rumored, the company today announced YouTube Gaming, an app and dedicated website designed to be a home for all its gaming video both live-streamed and on demand. YouTube Gaming will launch this summer starting in the US and UK.
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25 days ago
Twitter CEOs Dick Costolo, Jack Dorsey interview - Business Insider
n something of a surprise, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced on Thursday afternoon that he would be stepping down as CEO effective July 1.

In his place, Twitter founder and board member Jack Dorsey will become interim CEO.
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25 days ago
Apple to Unveil Tool Kit for Watch App Developers - NYTimes.com
Yet one much ballyhooed device will be absent from the conference: a new Apple TV, Apple’s set-top box for televisions. The company planned as recently as mid-May to use the event to spotlight new Apple TV hardware, along with an improved remote control and a tool kit for developers to make apps for the entertainment device. But those plans were postponed partly because the product was not ready for prime time, according to two people briefed on the product.
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4 weeks ago
These 8 characters crash Skype, and once they're in your chat history, the app can't start (Update: fixed) | VentureBeat | Security | by Emil Protalinski
Update on June 3: Skype has fixed the bug, and in under than 24 hours no less. “We are aware of a Skype issue and have rolled out updates for all impacted products,” a Skype spokesperson told VentureBeat. “More information can be found on our Skype Community Forum.”

There is no need to uninstall Skype; just head to skype.com/download and install the latest version. For Android and iOS, visit your platform’s app store, search for Skype, and hit Update. We tested sending the offending characters and they went through fine.
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4 weeks ago
Nmap Development: Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account
We will ask Sourceforge to remove the hijacked Nmap page, but more
importantly we want to reiterate that you should only download Nmap from
our official SSL Nmap site:

https://nmap.org/download.html

If you don't trust SSL by itself (and we don't blame you), you can also
check the GPG signatures: https://nmap.org/book/install.html#inst-integrity
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4 weeks ago
WikiLeaks offers $100,000 for details of Obama’s trade deal - The Washington Post
The government-document exposing organization already published some chapters of the secret deal, but it wants the whole thing. It’s also using crowdfunding to raise the money to pay the bounty. As of around noon Tuesday, 60 people had pledged $23674.17 to reward those who leak “America’s most wanted secret.”
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4 weeks ago
MSDN Blogs
SSH solutions are available today by a number of vendors and communities, especially in the Linux world. However,there are limited implementations customers can deploy in Windows production environments.  After reviewing these alternatives, the PowerShell team realized the best option will be for our team to adopt an industry proven solution while providing tight integration with Windows; a solution that Microsoft will deliver in Windows while working closely with subject matter experts across the planet to build it. Based on these goals, I’m pleased to announce that the PowerShell team will support and contribute to the OpenSSH community - Very excited to work with the OpenSSH community to deliver the PowerShell and Windows SSH solution!
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4 weeks ago
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RT : Sources: nearly all of Medium's sites undergoing major upheavals; employees quiet due to NDA
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4 weeks ago
Untitled (http://www.businessinsider.com/medium-budget-cuts-and-restructuring-2015-6?op=1)
RT : Sources: nearly all of Medium's sites undergoing major upheavals; employees quiet due to NDA
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4 weeks ago
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RT : Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas in case against Mississippi AG Jim Hood
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4 weeks ago
Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas | Reuters
RT : Google demands movie studios comply with subpoenas in case against Mississippi AG Jim Hood
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4 weeks ago
Untitled (http://www.techmeme.com/150603/p8#a150603p8)
RT : Comparison of SSD firmware reliability of different brands after using thousands for 5 years
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4 weeks ago
SSDs: A gift and a curse | laur.ie's blog
RT : Comparison of SSD firmware reliability of different brands after using thousands for 5 years
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4 weeks ago
Untitled (http://www.techmeme.com/150603/p10#a150603p10)
RT : These 8 characters crash Skype, and once they're in your chat history, the app can't start
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4 weeks ago
Untitled (http://www.techmeme.com/150603/p15#a150603p15)
RT : HomeKit documented officially by Apple, as Apple TV confirmed as gateway device ()
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4 weeks ago
New exploit leaves most Macs vulnerable to permanent backdooring | Ars Technica
"The bug can be used with a Safari or other remote vector to install an EFI rootkit without physical access," Vilaca wrote. "The only requirement is that a suspended happened [sic] in the current session. I haven’t researched but you could probably force the suspend and trigger this, all remotely. That’s pretty epic ownage ;-)."
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5 weeks ago
Apple, Feeling Heat From Spotify, to Offer Streaming Music Service - WSJ
For its new service, Apple wants people to pay $10 a month to stream songs, according to people familiar with the plans. Unlike Spotify, which has an ad-supported service as well subscription, Apple will make only a handful of songs available for free listening, these people say.
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5 weeks ago
Microsoft Buys To-Do List App Maker - WSJ
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based startup behind the Wunderlist to-do list app, for between $100 million and $200 million, according to a person familiar with the deal.
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5 weeks ago
Apple vulnerability could allow firmware modifications in older Macs, researcher says | PCWorld
The UEFI code is typically sealed off from users. But Vilaca wrote that he found the code is unlocked after a computer goes to sleep and reawakens, allowing it to be modified. Apple computers made before mid-2014 appear to be vulnerable.
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5 weeks ago
Typo to kill its iPhone keyboard for BlackBerry settlement
BlackBerry has today confirmed that it has agreed to a settlement with Typo, the creator of the BlackBerry-style keyboard case for iPhone. As part of the deal, Typo has agreed to stop selling its keyboards for devices with screen under 7.9 inches in size.

“Typo Products LLC, Typo Innovations LLC, Show Media LLC, Hallier Investments LLC, and Laurence Hallier have agreed to permanently discontinue selling anywhere in the world keyboards for smartphones and mobile devices with a screen size of less than 7.9 inches,” BlackBerry announced in its press release.
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5 weeks ago
(67) Securing Email Communications from Facebook
To enhance the privacy of this email content, today we are gradually rolling out an experimental new feature that enables people to add OpenPGP public keys to their profile; these keys can be used to "end-to-end" encrypt notification emails sent from Facebook to your preferred email accounts. People may also choose to share OpenPGP keys from their profile, with or without enabling encrypted notifications.
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5 weeks ago
Official Google Blog: Keeping your personal information private and safe—and putting you in control
Google builds simple, powerful privacy and security tools that keep your information safe and put you in control of it. At Google I/O, we announced that people will have more control over the information they provide to mobile apps in the M release, the next version of Android. Today, we’re rolling out two significant improvements to our privacy and security tools: a new hub for managing your Google settings called My Account, and a new site that answers important questions about privacy and security on Google.
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5 weeks ago
17M Chromecasts Sold, 1.5 Sessions Cast | Variety
And those 17 million devices are getting used, a lot:  Chromecast users have cumulatively hit the cast button 1.5 billion times, said Chromecast VP of product management Mario Queiroz during a recent interview. That’s up from one billion casts in January. Active Chromecast users are now watching 66 percent more content than at launch, and YouTube alone has seen viewing time go up 45 percent after a user activates a Chromecast device.
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5 weeks ago
Android Pay's debut means Google Wallet will live on as a P2P payments app | VentureBeat | Business | by Emil Protalinski
Here’s the short story. Android Pay will be for users to make online, in-app, and retail purchases using their Android device. Google Wallet will be for friends and family with a U.S. debit card to send money using their Android and iOS device.
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5 weeks ago
Online reseller leaks OEM prices and on-sale dates for Windows 10 | ZDNet
Assuming the on-sale dates listed here are accurate, small system builders will have access to Windows 10 before Labor Day. But if you were looking forward to a price break, think again. These prices are actually $10 higher than the corresponding prices for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro when they were launched.
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[FREE] Jony Ive “Promoted”, The Implications of Not Managing, What About Apple? - Stratechery by Ben Thompson
The catch, of course, is that for all my previous arguments to the contrary — all of which make perfect sense, I might add — the level of orchestration around this announcement augurs something far more significant than a changed title (i.e. why should the stock market be nervous about this move?). And this bit from Stephen Fry’s piece in The Telegraph, which actually broke the news, is more important than it first appears:
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5 weeks ago
Comcast ends an interconnection fight before net neutrality takes effect | Ars Technica
Comcast and Level 3 fought as early as 2010 over the amount of Netflix traffic that Level 3 was sending into Comcast's network. Level 3 agreed to pay Comcast for network interconnection at the time "under protest." Level 3 and Comcast announced another agreement in 2013 in a brief press release containing no details, but there was apparently still some tension between the companies.
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5 weeks ago
Cops don’t have to give man his own license plate reader data, court finds | Ars Technica
Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal handed down a six-page decision to Michael Robertson, finding that he does not have the right, under the California Public Records Act (CPRA), to access records of his own license plate as scanned by members of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
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5 weeks ago
AOL Was Approached by Three Other Bidders After Verizon | Re/code
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong gets a special bonus for the deal called a “Founders’ Incentive Award,” which amounts to 1.5 percent of the company’s market value at the time the acquisition is complete. The company is currently trading at about $3.9 billion, roughly translating to $59 million.
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5 weeks ago
Mandriva goes out of business - Business Insider
As noted by Linux blog LWN.net on the final demise of Mandriva: "It is a sad end for a company that has been pursuing the desktop Linux dream since 1998."
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5 weeks ago
Your Windows 10 PC will love all the devices you own
All your files and content will be magically available on your PC and your phone:
With the OneDrive app setup correctly on your phone, every photo you take on your phone will show up automatically in the Photos app on your Windows 10 PC.
With the latest upcoming version of the Music app, you’ll be able to store and access your music from OneDrive not only on your PC but now also play it anywhere, for free, on your iOS or Android phone (this already works on Windows phones). This means the music playlists you spend hours putting together on your Windows 10 PC will now show up and be playable on your phone, automatically.
Take a note wherever you are—notes you write on your PC in OneNote will show up on your phone. And any note you tweak on your phone will get synced to your PC.
And you can work on your Office documents from any of your devices, without worrying about moving files around.
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6 weeks ago
Jony Ive promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer,’ handing off managerial duties July 1st [Tim Cook Memo] | 9to5Mac
Alan Dye will now be VP of User Interface Design, which covers both desktop and mobile devices. He was a key player in iOS 7’s major redesign as well as the work on the new Watch OS interface. Both of these executives were mentioned as key Apple employees during the New Yorker and WIRED Apple Watch profiles earlier this year.
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6 weeks ago
When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed fanboi meets Apple's newly promoted chief design officer - Telegraph
Until now, Ive’s job title has been Senior Vice President of Design. But I can reveal that he has just been promoted and is now Apple’s Chief Design Officer. It is therefore an especially exciting time for him.
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6 weeks ago
Famed 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, wife, killed in N.J. Turnpike crash | NJ.com
The second vehicle also crashed into the guard rail, Williams said. The taxi driver was extricated from the vehicle and flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with non-life-threatening injuries. He was identified as Tark Girgis, 46, of Elizabeth. A passenger in the Chrysler was treated for neck pain.
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6 weeks ago
Google Maps rolls out traffic alerts and alternate routes - SlashGear
Google Maps' new features work in two ways. The first is when you input your destination, it will immediately inform you if there are blockages and suggest a different route if possible. And while you're already on the road, it will also alert you to congestion up ahead and will even offer an estimate of how long you will be stuck, along with a suggestion of an alternate route.
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6 weeks ago
121842: Interoperable Telesurgery Protocol (ITP) Plaintext Unauthenticated MitM Hijacking
The Interoperable Telesurgery Protocol (ITP) contains a flaw as it does not use any form of encryption or authentication. By intercepting / replaying or spoofing packets, an attacker with the ability to intercept network traffic (e.g. MitM, DNS cache poisoning) can control any device based on it. This could allow an attacker to completely control a telesurgery robot, causing physical harm to a patient during a procedure.
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6 weeks ago
Hacked Adult FriendFinder database reveals extramarital affairs of millions
The website, which lists over 63 million global users, is one of the largest dating and casual hook-up platforms online – Tinder trails the service with an estimated 50 million users worldwide.

An investigation has now found that an approximate 3.9 million members’ accounts had been hacked more than two months ago, and leaked online. The data continues to diffuse in spreadsheets across internet forums.
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Google Developing ‘Brillo’ Software for Internet of Things — The Information
Google is likely to release the software under the Android brand, as the group developing the software is linked to the company’s Android unit. The lower memory requirements for devices running the new software would mark a sharp drop from the latest versions of Android, which are primarily aimed at mobile phones with at least 512 megabytes of memory.
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6 weeks ago
Apple Wants Local TV in Its Apple TV Service, Which Means Apple TV Could Be Delayed | Re/code
Clearing the rights to show local programs and commercials takes some time — ABC, for instance, spent two years getting the rights to show live programming via its Watch ABC app, and its live streams remain limited to viewers in eight cities. Also, some executives say that providing digital feeds of the programming from dozens of affiliates will also require the broadcasters to build new streaming infrastructure.
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6 weeks ago
Future of iPad: Dual-app viewing mode, then J98/J99 ‘iPad Pros,’ multi-user support | 9to5Mac
Facing slowing growth for the first time since the iPad’s 2010 debut, Apple is working on several significant software and hardware updates to reinvigorate the tablet over the next year. Apple is developing a dual-app viewing mode, 12-inch iPads codenamed “J98″ and “J99,” as well as support for multi-user logins, according to sources briefed on the plans. First planned for debut last year, the split-screen applications feature for the iPad could be introduced as soon as June at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, while multi-user login support and the 12-inch iPads will apparently arrive later…
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6 weeks ago
Google Is Close to Unveiling New Web Photo Service - Bloomberg Business
Google, operator of the world’s biggest Web search engine, has been seeking new ways to bolster its product lineup as it battles Facebook and other rivals for users. Greater autonomy would give Google’s photo tool more freedom to take on rivals. For example, Facebook, which acquired mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in 2012, has given the business independence within the company, and seen its user base grow to more than 300 million users.
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6 weeks ago
Barack Obama is on Twitter, Here’s Why It Matters — Backchannel — Medium
First, this is an acknowledgement that the world has changed. Twitter is now a place a President needs to be if he or she want to respond to events, make news, and talk to the public. Faking it through signed tweets and screen shots of statements is no longer enough. Obama has been involved in a lot of Presidential communication “firsts” — first late night comedy interview, first daytime talk interview, first online news interview and so on. Each of these firsts is like a mile marker shows just how far we have come in the transformation of media. This is just the latest.
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7 weeks ago
Listicles, aggregation, and content gone viral: How 1800s newspapers prefigured today’s Internet » Nieman Journalism Lab
“Many 19th-century newspapers are comprised primarily of content from other newspapers,” he said. “They were more aggregators than producers of original content. And often they were created by very small staffs, and scholars such as Ellen Gruber Garvey have shown that this aggregation is what allowed newspapers to spread as rapidly as they did in the 19th century, because you didn’t have to produce the whole thing.”
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7 weeks ago
Campaign reporters: you are granted no “role in the process.” It is your powers against theirs. » Pressthink
I have a better idea, journalists. Figure out what the voters want the candidates to talk about. (And when they’re ready to listen.) Persuade the voters that in your coverage you’re on their side— so many of them that the campaigns have to take notice. Then leverage your superior connection to the people the candidates want to reach. (That’s what Univision and Jorge Ramos plan to do, I’d bet.) It’s a power game, not a frozen process in which you are granted some role by the mighty hand of James Carville or Ed Rollins.
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