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Beijing Calling…

A raid and/or an ‘unannounced’ visit? Depending upon the source, it could be either as Microsoft’s recent (negative) press woes in China continue… (Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/exlhla

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Loca-TOR?

In light of Putin’s on-going crackdown on Civil Liberties, it should come as no real surprise that Russian officials have announced a contest (open to Russians only) to fund proposals for cracking the Tor network. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/UARxJ9

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Proprietary Gear.

Amazon’s ‘Fire’ is clearly the missing-link (for the firm) regarding how they’ve lacked the ability to push their content via a dedicated (hardware) device. (Source) Venture Beat: http://goo.gl/YMlHdp

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‘Get a Grip’

Apple’s Tablet dominance is slipping (which should really come as little / no surprise given all of the ‘me-too’ alternatives that have entered the market space since said devices’ introduction). (Source) PC World: http://goo.gl/mUiFK4

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Wish Granted…

Despite the firm’s size, Google is reportedly complying with the majority of their European ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ requests. (Source) WSJ: http://goo.gl/45E72K

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Got Bandwidth?

Believe it or not, with more intended Mars-based Rovers (which means that more data will be sent) and a gap with launched probes, NASA is seeking assistance with addressing / solving a potential data-streaming delay (that the agency is trying … Continue reading

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Going Mobile.

More people are now accessing the Internet via a mobile device in China than a more traditional route (i.e., a PC) which should really come as no surprise. The other issue that should also come as no surprise is the … Continue reading

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Running the ‘Gam-blet’

If the firm can break the impasse on game-access, Nvidia’s Shield Tablet (powered by Android) with an optional controller could be the first series ‘shot-across-the-bow’ for taking this platform out of the domain of game consoles. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/Viyxa8

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Pushing Back.

Dark Mail (as profiled) is an earnest effort to circumvent NSA-snooping (in the post-Snowden era) whereas privacy concerns are paramount (despite the unfortunate overall degrees of global, public apathy / indifference, etc.) In sum, civil societies rise and fall based … Continue reading

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Rushed Judgment.

The UN Commission for Human Rights has stated an obvious (but nevertheless worthy of being stated point) “more needed to be done to ensure that surveillance was balanced against its harm to personal privacy.” A good question now (amongst many): … Continue reading

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