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NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users 4.10.2013 The Guardian -- Front Page
• Top-secret documents detail repeated efforts to crack Tor • Tool funded by US government and relied on by dissidents and activists • Core security of network remains intact but NSA has some success attacking users' computers The National Security Agency has made repeated attempts to develop attacks against people using Tor, a popular tool designed to protect online anonymity, despite the fact the software is primarily funded and promoted by the US government itself. Top-secret NSA documents, disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveal that the agency's current successes against Tor rely on identifying users and then attacking vulnerable software on their computers. One technique developed by the agency targeted the Firefox web browser used with Tor, giving the agency full control over targets' computers, including access to files, all keystrokes and all online activity. But the documents suggest that the fundamental security of the Tor service remains intact. One top-secret ...
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Twitter unseals IPO documents, says 2012 revenue was $317 million 4.10.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Twitter unseals IPO documents, says 2012 revenue was $317 million
Indian print media will become history in 3-5 years: Gerd Leonhard 4.10.2013 GovernanceNow: Views
In India the conventional media, especially print, is still growing well, but media futurist Gerd Leonhard has a word of caution for this sector. He says India may face the Brazilian situation tomorro
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5 Things We Didn't Know About Twitter That It Just Revealed In Its IPO 4.10.2013 ReadWriteWeb
Twitter's initial public offering filing went public today, detailing its plans to raise $1 billion and trade its shares under the symble TWTR. But it also laid out a bunch of details we hadn't come across previously—at least not in such, well, detail. Twitter To Wall Street: Screw You Twitter isn't currently profitable—it posted a $69.3 million net loss in the first six months of this year—and from the look of things, it plans to stay in the red for a while. Twitter forthrightly declares that it will continue to focus on innovation and ways to get users to stick around rather than on "rather than short-term operating results." So chill out, investors and analysts. Twitter has already declared it's not going out of its way to make you happy. It notes that its focus on making users and advertisers happy could impact profits. Even more interesting, Twitter says that if the interests of users and advertisers are in conflict, it will favor users. Or, as it puts it in SECspeak: These ...
On an 'unsession,' startups and more 4.10.2013 Opinion
We hope he's serious In campaigning for Minnesota governor, Mark Dayton said he would raise taxes. With the aid of the fully DFL-controlled
Want to see Google Glass at work in the hospital? Philips, Accenture offer a preview 4.10.2013 GigaOM
Philips and Accenture have teamed up for a proof-of-concept video showing how Google Glass could be used by doctors in the operating theater and emergency room.
As world waits for Alibaba IPO filing, Chinese tech giants Tencent, Foxconn gather at Stanford 4.10.2013 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
STANFORD -- If you're wondering why so many people in Silicon Valley are closely awaiting an IPO filing by Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, consider what happened Thursday at Stanford University's annual China 2.
Google Gives Android Developers Improved Analytics To Track Users' Acquisition And Engagement Data 4.10.2013 techCrunch
GoogleAnalyticsIconGoogle has long allowed mobile developers to use Google Analytics to track their apps' performance. Today, it's making it a bit easier to get insights into an app's user acquisition and engagement by letting developers link their Google Analytics and Google Play Developer Console accounts.
Shumway, Mozilla's HTML5-Based Flash Player Replacement, Lands In Firefox Nightly 4.10.2013 techCrunch
Shumway, Mozilla's HTML5-Based Flash Player Replacement, Lands In Firefox Nightly
Chrome 31 Beta Adds Developer Features For Easier Web Payments, Full-Screen Mobile Web Apps & More 4.10.2013 techCrunch
chrome_beta_logoGoogle today launched the latest beta version of Chrome for desktop and mobile. While there aren't all that many features in this release that users will immediately notice, there are quite a few new tools for developers in this version that will, over time, enhance the user experience, too.
John Chiang: Sign bill to keep incentives for entrepreneurs 3.10.2013 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
A court ruling puts startups in jeopardy of having to pay more than $100 million in retroactive taxes, but a bill on Gov. Brown's desk could avert this harm and reaffirm our entrepreneurial spirit.
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Data and digital lifestyle drive the talk at Advertising Week New York 3.10.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
With change in the industry being driven at an incredible rate, leaders from many fields were attracted to the sessions, notably a lively panel on how technology has ambushed advertising Advertising Week is an adventurous concept: more than 200 distinct events from day to night, drawing attendees from the client, media, celebrity and broader cultural communities. The fact that it was celebrating its 10th anniversary in New York last week, and expanded to London this year, means the team behind it is getting something right. For me, its enduring appeal is that it covers a number of spectrums with great diversity. The event creates a concoction of multi-faceted debate, drilling into current advertising issues and challenges, interwoven with more holistic concepts and insights that are both local and global. A lot of the energy driving the event came from the sense of urgency and startup mentality that all businesses had. Nothing is static in our media industry, and the great brains and ...
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DealBook: Alibaba Invests in a Search Engine for Apps 3.10.2013 NY Times: Technology
DealBook: Alibaba Invests in a Search Engine for Apps
Spain's new research budget fails to deliver | Amaya Moro-Martín 3.10.2013 Guardian: Science
As Spanish researchers staged a mock funeral in Madrid, the government released its 2014 budget. But there was little good news for Spanish science Last Friday it was the European Commission-backed Researchers' Night , and in Spain it was a pitch-black night. This event, intended to bring together science and society , was celebrated by Spanish researchers with a mock funeral in Madrid, near to the Congress. In the 2014 national budget released that day, the Spanish government had completely ignored the demands of Spain's scientific community, condemning the Spanish R&D system to a not-so-slow death. During the last two weeks, representatives from the Spanish scientific community have met with all political parties in the Spanish Congress, including the leader of the opposition, with a proposition: a parliamentary agreement to guarantee the viability of the Spanish R&D system. This request, signed by the Confederation of Spanish Scientific Societies, the Conference of University ...
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This Clever Photo Booth Knows to Take Pics When You Kiss 3.10.2013 Wired Top Stories
This Clever Photo Booth Knows to Take Pics When You Kiss
Quixey Raises $50M From Alibaba & Others To Build The Search Engine For The Mobile Era 3.10.2013 techCrunch
quixey Home pageMobile app search engine Quixey, which has built a search engine to tackle app discovery by allowing consumers to find apps by searching for the kind of functionality they're looking for, has closed a $50 million Series C funding round, led by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group.
We've all we need to make a sustainable world: here's how it can be achieved 3.10.2013 Guardian: Environment
Just about everything we need to create a sustainable future is available – or on the drawing board. The only thing missing is the political will to get it financed and deployed It feels very strange to be launching my new book, The World We Made, in Australia at this particular moment in the country's history. Tony Abbott's government has been in power for just a few weeks, yet in that short time he's already undone years of work on a host of environmental and climate change priorities. He said he would in the election, and he has. For instance, he's initiated the legislative process to get rid of Australia's carbon tax . The Climate Change Authority – which determines the cap on emissions of greenhouse gases – the principal independent climate research body, and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation are all to be abolished. All around Australia, big business is gearing up for a new gold rush in terms of mining, minerals extraction, housing and tourism development. As he made clear in his ...
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UN spotlights migrants' contribution to societies 3.10.2013 New Kerala: World News
New York, Oct 3 : United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the plight of international migrants, stressing that countries should increase efforts to protect their rights while finding ways to integrate their contributions to society into the post-2015 development agenda.
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Caltech named world's top university again 3.10.2013 New Kerala: Travel News
Los Angeles, Oct 3 : The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has again been named the world's top university by the Times Higher Education Global Ranking.
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Global Voices awarded in Catalonia 3.10.2013 Global Voices
Global Voices Català has won [ca] an award at the Catalonia Blog Awards [ca] held annually in Catalonia by the association Societat de Tecnologia i Coneixement (STIC) [ca] (Technology and Knowledge Society) in the category of communications and new media. The awards ceremony was celebrated on September 28th, 2013, where journalist, blogger...
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