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Google's Dirty Little Android Secrets Leaked
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The Android operating system, which Google touts as open, isn’t. Google imposes strict restrictions on smartphone manufacturers and app developers in its Android mobile application distribution agreement, or MADA, according to excerpts of documents revealed by Ben Edelman, an associate professor at the Harvard Business School. The information was obtained from two MADAs — one […]

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Kickstarter Coins
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Editor’s note: Adam B. Levine is the Editor-in-Chief of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network, an independent, original content platform focused on the future of money. He is also the Chief Visionary Officer at Humint.is, a consortium working with brands and individuals to build customer cryptocurrencies for good. Contact Adam here and follow him on Twitter @GamerAndy. Crowdfunding […]

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Snapchat Hacked By Fruit Smoothie Enthusiast
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If one of your friends randomly sends you a photo of a smoothie on Snapchat, don’t go to the URL on the picture. It’s a hack that has affected several accounts, as a Twitter search shows. Wired writer Joe Brown was one of the users who suffered a Snapchat fruiting. A Snapchat spokesperson told him that […]

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Twitter offers boffins a free sip of its data firehose
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Data Grants project cracks open the blue bird’s tweet horde Natter emitter Twitter will give boffins access to a free squirt of its data firehose, paving the way for more studies that make use of the swelling amounts of donated information on the network.…

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UK Police Will Have Backdoor Access To Health Records
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kc123 writes “David Davis MP, a former shadow home secretary, has told the Guardian that police would be able to access the new central NHS database without a warrant as critics warn of catastrophic breach of trust. The database that will store all of England’s health records has a series of ‘backdoors’ that will allow […]

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HVAC Vendor Confirms Link to the Massive Target Data Breach
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While it’s been widely reported since Wednesday that Fazio Mechanical Services was the third party vendor whose login information the Target hackers hijacked, president and owner Ross E. Fazio has finally put out an official statement confirming his company’s role in the attack. Read more…     

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Review: Samsung GALAXY Note 3
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Pros:  Brilliant screen; Feature-packed S-Pen; Excellent for gaming; Ideal for watching movies; Great battery life. Cons:  Uncomfortable for single-handed use; Feels too plasticky; Boring design; Overwhelming UI; Camera could have been better. Samsung GALAXY Note 3Street Price: Rs 45,000 Who should buy:– Those looking for a big and beautiful screen.– Folks who want long-battery life.– […]

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Leaks Point To A Quad HD Future For Samsung’s Flagship
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The rumour mills are churning out some really interesting insights when it comes to the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year—The GALAXY S5. Hopefully, Samsung’s upcoming smartphone will be more than just an incremental update over the GALAXY S4. Russian blogger and mobile insider, Eldar Muratzin tweeted yesterday that this year’s Samsung flagship will […]

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How we ruin social networks, Facebook specifically
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If Facebook is broken, we only have ourselves to blame. Nathan Mattise I found out my new college e-mail address in 2005 from a letter in the mail. Right after opening the envelope, I went straight to the computer. I was part of a LiveJournal group made of incoming students, and we had all been […]

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