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Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Over Facebook Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Over Facebook
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In Albermarle, North Carolina, a fed-up father took his frustrations out on his daughter’s laptop after reading her Facebook page. On Wednesday, Tommy Jordan shot and killed his daughter Hannah’s laptop in a domestic tit-for-tat battle he and his 15-year-old …

Twitter Hands Over User’s Data To Police Twitter Hands Over User’s Data To Police

Twitter cooperated with Boston police yesterday. The online social media giant handed over a subscriber’s information regarding a Twitter account tied to the Occupy Boston protest. Back in December, a subpoena was sent to Twitter requesting information on several Twitter …

Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look Like Interview: What the FBI’s Social Media Monitoring Tool Could Look Like
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In January, the FBI openly requested help from the tech community in the development of a social media application. The bureau is seeking a system that could help it sift through social networking sites for signs of potential terrorism, crime, or other matters of national security.

Mobile Internet Doubling In Usage Mobile Internet Doubling In Usage

Mobile web is such a great convenience, what with being able to easily and quickly access information, often faster than that of high-speed or broadband on most PC’s or laptops. According to StatCounter.com, mobile internet usage has sky-rocketed up to …

The Facebook Timeline Is Coming, And It Scares A Lot Of People The Facebook Timeline Is Coming, And It Scares A Lot Of People
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The new Facebook Timeline is not the most popular feature that Facebook has ever introduced. Granted, it’s well documented that Facebook users are often super-resistant to change, but for some the new Timeline goes beyond minor annoyances like crowded layouts …

Mexicans Well Overcharged Billions In Phone Web Mexicans Well Overcharged Billions In Phone Web

Mexico is the second largest Latin American economy, but it seems the cost of phone and internet bills are holding it back. From the years of 2005-2009, consumers in mexico spent 13.4 billion dollars per year excess for phone and …

Megaupload Data Could Be Erased By Thursday Megaupload Data Could Be Erased By Thursday

The Megaupload saga continues with the potential erasure of data on their servers. Data belonging to users of Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday according to federal prosecutors. CBS is reporting that the company is defending itself by …

Hawaii Could Force ISPs To Log All Browsing History, Indefinitely Hawaii Could Force ISPs To Log All Browsing History, Indefinitely
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In the current political climate, with all the buzz about SOPA & PIPA and now H.R.1981 & ACTA, Hawaii state representative John Mizuno has to be outside of his mind to introduce a comical piece of legislation like H.B. 2288. …

NASA’s U.S. Tree Map: Woody Biomass Density Never Looked So Cool NASA’s U.S. Tree Map: Woody Biomass Density Never Looked So Cool
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NASA is awesome for a variety of reasons, most prominently their role in everything space related. But NASA is also a great source of wonders of the more terrestrial persuasion, as is demonstrated in this new project about trees. Key …

IBM Fits A Bit Into Twelve Atoms IBM Fits A Bit Into Twelve Atoms
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Science can sometimes just blow my mind. This is one of those times. Researchers at IBM last week stored a bit, the smallest form of computer memory, into 12 atoms. They make the point of saying that this is significantly …

Facebook Will Share Your Data – Including Private Messages – With Politico Facebook Will Share Your Data – Including Private Messages – With Politico
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Facebook announced last week that they will be mining your posts and messages for your thoughts on the GOP presidential candidates, and they will share that info with Politico. From that announcement: “Facebook will compile mentions of the candidates in …

Wolfram Proposes .data TLD Wolfram Proposes .data TLD
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Stephen Wolfram, the scientist behind Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, says he’s been involved with the worldwide data community in coordinating the creation of a .data top-level Internet domain, which would highlight the exposure of data across the Internet, “and providing …

QR Codes: Do You Care Anymore? QR Codes: Do You Care Anymore?
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Say you’re walking down the street and you see the unmistakable black and white pattern of a Quick Response code, what is your immediate reaction? Do you have the uncontrollable urge to find out what kind of secrets are contained …

Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon? Try Four Degrees Of Anyone On Facebook Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon? Try Four Degrees Of Anyone On Facebook
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Do you subscribe to the “it’s a small world out there” philosophy? If so, you recognize that even though there are billions of people in the world, the chance that you share some sort of odd connection with any random …

Should Google Be Worried about Google+? Should Google Be Worried about Google+?
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What’s up with Google+? One day, reports say how much the service has grown, and the very next day, they say just the opposite. The unfavorable reports have even gone to the extreme to call it dead.

Sprint iPhone 4S To Launch With Unlimited Data Sprint iPhone 4S To Launch With Unlimited Data

A month before Tuesday’s Apple iPhone event, before everyone was 100% sure that Sprint would be acquiring the new iPhone, rumors surfaced that Sprint would be launching the new iPhone with an unlimited data option. Just two weeks ago, speaking …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Sprint Committed To Unlimited Data? iPhone 5 Rumor: Sprint Committed To Unlimited Data?
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Today we got confirmation that Apple is in fact holding a big media event on October 4th to discuss the new iPhone. It had been rumored for a little over a week, and today an invitation was sent out that …

Google+ Traffic Grows 1269% After Ditching Invitations Google+ Traffic Grows 1269% After Ditching Invitations
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New data from Experian Hitwise suggests that Google+ has exploded since Google decided to open the social network to the public. Last week, Google began allowing users to join Google+ without an invite. And according to the Hitwise data, this …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Releasing On Sprint With Unlimited Data Plan? iPhone 5 Rumor: Releasing On Sprint With Unlimited Data Plan?
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Today’s iPhone 5 rumor bypasses the “if” it’s going to launch on Sprint question and jumps right ahead to specifics of that launch. According to sources “familiar with the matter” as quoted in Bloomberg, the iPhone 5 will most definitely …

Your iPhone Apps Are Leaving You Vulnerable To Identity Theft Your iPhone Apps Are Leaving You Vulnerable To Identity Theft

It’s always something when it comes to mobile devices, privacy and security. Along with geo-tracking and the fear that your phones might be logging your every move, you can add this tech-worry to your list of concerns: Your smartphone apps …

LivingSocial Reacts to Recent Studies about Daily Deals LivingSocial Reacts to Recent Studies about Daily Deals
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A couple of recent studies brought out some interesting, but contradictory data pertaining to daily deals’ providers. The first study from Rice University found that the business model behind daily deals’ sites was unsustainable and predicted “tough times ahead for daily deal sites.”