The telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions of dollars a year from taxpayers.On Nov. 11, 2013, Victorville, California, sheriff’s deputies and
privacy  totwitter  us  legal 
17 hours ago
As Chinese Incomes Rise, So Does Pollution | The New Republic
- it was a similar state in the UK and US during the industrial revolution. Super Fund sites would have looked familiar to the Chinese. That's what industry looks like
china  economics  analysis 
18 hours ago
The Decline in Chinese Cyberattacks: The Story Behind the Numbers | Technology Review
- or just taking liberties that could be then easily bargained away to create the illusion of a win
china  hacking  informationsecurity 
18 hours ago
Xiaomi is selling the concept phone of your wildest dreams - The Verge
- impressive design, it will be interesting to see if it can take the crown back in China from Huawei and Oppo
wireless  xiaomi 
22 hours ago
The New York Times is buying The Wirecutter for more than $30 million - Recode
The Times will pay more than $30 million, including retention bonuses and other payouts, for the startup, according to people familiar with the transaction - so in reality less than 30 million but still a great result for Brian Lam and the team
media  us  totwitter 
Korea and Japan - Edelman
- interesting bit on trends. One observation, Korea like Hong Kong has always been a big TV nation so it wasn't a surprise for me
korea  japan  trends  totwitter 
Huawei Mate 9 to sport 4X optical zoom, cost up to $1300 | Phonearena
- trying to use ridiculous pricing to develop a perception of quality
huawei  wireless  branding  totwitter 
Homeless on Stockholm’s silicon slopes – POLITICO
- with the implication that they prefer refugees over technical talent
sweden  business  totwitter 
Looks like I was unintentionally prescient :)
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2 days ago
We love it when the numbers turn over
Hitting milestones is always fun. When you
2 days ago
WSJ City - Massive Internet Attack Stemmed From Game Tactics
The computerised attack that left more than 1,200 websites unreachable on Friday stemmed from efforts, years earlier, by players of online games to frustrate and slow their opponents, security
hacking  iot  totwitter 
2 days ago
Every LTE call, text, can be intercepted, blacked out, hacker finds • The Register
Ruxcon Hacker Wanqiao Zhang of Chinese hacking house Qihoo 360 has blown holes in 4G LTE networks by detailing how to intercept and make calls, send text messages and even force phones offline. The
4g  wireless  informationsecurity  totwitter  hacking 
2 days ago
GitHub - DaylightingSociety/WhereAreTheEyes: Surveillance Detection and Mapping App
- interesting move that would be of value to the surveilled and the watchers
privacy  hacktivism  totwitter 
2 days ago
Hong Kong lifestyle retailer accuses competition of copying design of his shop | SCMP
- interesting area for IP, what about retailers that transplant formats (Yo! Sushi etc)
retailing  legal  ip  totwitter 
2 days ago
Batteries May Trip ‘Death Spiral’ in $3.4 Trillion Credit Market - Bloomberg
- of course this doesn't seem to take into account the finite supply of lithium and rising cost of the metal...
technology  disruption  oilandgas 
2 days ago
My first virtual reality groping | Mic
- why should we be surprised that VR mirrors the best and worst of real life?
vr  consumerbehaviour  immersion 
2 days ago
Dyn Statement on 10/21/2016 DDoS Attack
Recent IoT-based Attacks: What Is the Impact On Managed DNS Operators? Everyone from the C suite to K Street has seen the news of the most recent rounds of DDoS attacks against the likes of Krebs,
hacking  iot  totwitter 
2 days ago
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