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Snowden leaks erode trust in Internet companies, government

Computerworld News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:23
Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's data collection practices have eroded the public's trust in major technology companies -- and in the Internet, a Harris Interactive survey found.
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Google Pays Another Tiny Fine In Europe — $1.4M — For Street View Privacy Concerns

TechCrunch - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:00
Google has paid a €1 million ($1.4 million) fine in Italy levied by the country’s data protection watchdog for complaints relating to its Street View street-level image capturing cars that date back to 2010. At issue was a failure by Google to make its Street View cars clearly identifiable. In 2010, the watchdog ruled that the Street View cars must carry signs or stickers to indicate that… Read More
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Chicago Sun-Times to accept bitcoins

Computerworld News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:49
The Chicago Sun-Times is now accepting bitcoins as payment for subscription, becoming the first major U.S. newspaper to take the digital currency.
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Nest to disable key feature of IoT Protect smoke alarm

Computerworld News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:29
Nest, the connected-home device maker Google agreed to buy in January, is disabling a feature that allows its Nest Protect smoke and carbon-monoxide alarm to be silenced with a wave of the hand.
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Businesses face rising political pressure from data breaches

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:25
The data breaches like the one at Target and more recently a unit of credit bureau Experian are fueling consumer protection efforts that could have an impact on business.
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At Build, mobility gets a boost with universal Windows apps

Computerworld News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:15
Microsoft's announcement of universal Windows apps demonstrates the company's commitment to improving its share of the tablet and smartphone markets.
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MirrorWeb Comes Up With A Simple Site Uptime Solution For SMEs

TechCrunch - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:12
MirrorWeb is a new startup offering a slightly different take on website uptime. While the main competitors such as DNS Hat simply add hardware and server loading to keep sites up if they go down, MirrorWeb does what it says on the tin: mirrors a site during maintenance or problems with a carbon copy. It’s now launched with multiple currencies, including dollar pricing. You log in, type in… Read More
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Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

Computerworld News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:09
With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.
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Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

Slashdot - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:21
reifman (786887) writes "Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while he didn't realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken by two cameras fixed to his helmet during the dive, he saw a rock plummet past him. He took it to experts and they realized he had captured a meteorite falling during its dark flight — when it has been slowed by atmospheric braking, and has cooled and is no longer luminous."

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Google Shows A Glimpse Of How Its Modular Phone Moonshot Is Progressing

TechCrunch - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:14
Google has released a video showing a glimpse of what's going on behind the scenes at Project Ara, one of the hardware shunkworks projects coming out of its Advanced Technology and Projects that's aiming to put together a modular smartphone. Read More
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Apple designer's court testimony recalls birth of iPhone

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:09
The roots of the iPhone can probably be traced to many corners of Apple's campus in Cupertino, California, but a Silicon Valley courtroom on Friday heard how some of the most recognizable software design features of the phone were born in a team working in a dark, dirty, windowless room with special security to keep others out.
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3D printer price drops could lure home users

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:45
3D printer prices are dropping into a range that could appeal to home users.
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BlackBerry pushes upcoming BBM Protected for end-to-end encrypted messaging

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:14
BlackBerry is promoting an upcoming end-to-end encrypted messaging service called BBM Protected for industries that need the highest levels of security.
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Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

Slashdot - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:07
astroengine (1577233) writes "Gravity measurements made with the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft indicate the small moon Enceladus has an ocean sandwiched between its rocky core and icy shell, a finding that raises the prospects of a niche for life beyond Earth. The Cassini data shows the body of water, which is in the moon's southern hemisphere, must be as large or larger than Lake Superior and sitting on top of the moon's rocky core at a depth of about 31 miles. 'The ocean may extend halfway or more toward the equator in every direction,' said planetary scientist David Stevenson, with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena."

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3D printing a new face, or liver, isn't that far off

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:02
Scientists are already 3D printing different kinds of tissue, from skin to livers, and someday they say it will be commonplace to simply print out a body part when needed.
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FTC Commissioner Wright's calendar heavy on lobbyists, light on consumer groups

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:42
The official calendar for Joshua Wright, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, shows he has had many meetings with technology company lobbyists, but none with consumer advocates, even though consumer protection is a major part of the agency's mission.
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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 4

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:30
In the iOSphere, this whole week seems like one long April Fool's Joke.
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'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

Associated Press Top Technology Stories - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:29
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans....
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Oxford Internet Institute Creates Internet "Tube" Map

Slashdot - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:09
First time accepted submitter Jahta (1141213) writes "The Oxford Internet Institute has created a schematic of the world's international fiber-optic links in the style of the famous London Tube map. The schematic also highlights nodes where censorship and surveillance are known to be in operation. The map uses data sourced from cablemap.info. Each node has been assigned to a country, and all nodes located in the same country have been collapsed into a single node. The resulting network has been then abstracted."

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To the moon! NASA finds water, suspects life on Saturn moon

Network World - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:59
NASA announced on Thursday that its Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have found evidence pointing to an underground ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus. And if there's water, there could be life.
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