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Jim Rockford Warned Us About Google And Facebook Back In 1978
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Why didn’t we listen? The fourth season of The Rockford Files, arguably the greatest television show of all time, features a "futuristic" storyline about a terrible threat. What if a private corporation used computers to gather personal information on hundreds of millions of Americans? Could we trust them with that data? Read more…

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Microsoft Just Handed Us Our Holographic Future
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Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows Holographic, a feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own holograms and print them out on 3D printers. Every Windows 10 device has holographic APIs enabled, Microsoft’s Alex Kipman said. Windows 10 holograms are Windows Universal Apps. Users need the Microsoft HoloLens headset, which Kipman described as […]

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Microsoft Is Building Software For The Future Where Interfaces Fade Away
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 Despite giving no information about release date, price, or technical specs, Microsoft surprised many tech bloggers today with the announcement of Windows Holographic and the HoloLens, an operating system and headset for augmented reality computing. Read More

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Microsoft Unites Phones, Tablets, And Desktops With Windows 10
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In a bid deliver all its apps and services in one package, Microsoft showcased Windows 10 on smartphones, tablets, convertibles, and desktops. With this new all encompassing operating system, Microsoft’s vision of ‘Universal Apps’ seems to have materialised. For those not in the now, apps built for Windows 10 will work on mobile phones to […]

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Mozilla tweaks “referer headers” in bid to limit website privacy grabs
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Developers of the Firefox browser want to better protect user privacy by limiting the amount of data contained in Referer headers. The “meta referrer,” as the new feature is dubbed, is aimed at stemming the ballooning amount of information many sites stuff into Referer headers, Mozilla Security and Privacy Engineer Sid Stamm wrote in a […]

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Live from Microsoft's Windows 10 event!
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Howdy, folks, and greetings from scenic Redmond, Washington, where Microsoft is about to give us a lot more information about its next-gen OS, Windows 10. Sure, we may have already gotten a peak at the new and improved Start Menu, but there are still…

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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN
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SonicSpike writes The investigative arm of the Department of Justice is attempting to short-circuit the legal checks of the Fourth Amendment by requesting a change in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. These procedural rules dictate how law enforcement agencies must conduct criminal prosecutions, from investigation to trial. Any deviations from the rules can have […]

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Some Idiot Will Probably Try to Trademark #JeSuisCharlie. It Won’t Work
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One of the side effects of social media has been a rise in various forms of online activism. We typically encounter it in the form of a phrase or slogan—often attached to a hashtag—used as a message to create awareness, share information and organize action around a particular cause or issue. As I write this, […]

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Education plus ideology exaggerates rejection of reality
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We like to think that education changes people for the better, helping them critically analyze information and providing a certain immunity from disinformation. But if that were really true, then you wouldn’t have low vaccination rates clustering in areas where parents are, on average, highly educated. Vaccination isn’t generally a political issue. (Or, it is, […]

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