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Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Some shocking remarks from a top Silicon Valley VC about the government shutdown; more details on Pierre Omidyar's new online journalism endeavor with Glenn Greenwald; Code for America is thinking about how to help cities go "beyond transparency"; and much, much more.
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poy.time.com To read about TIME's choice in Spanish and Portuguese, click below. EL ELEGIDO: El Papa Francisco es la Persona del Año 2013 de TIME A Escolha: O Papa Francisco é a Personalidade do Ano eleita pela Time em 2013 Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge.
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blogs.afp.com - Thomas WATKINS (AFP Photo / Roberto Schmidt) The story behind "that selfie" "I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have. At the time, I thought the world leaders were simply acting like human beings, like me and you.
December 11, 2013 12:45 AM 60708
washingtonpost.com - Ashkan Soltani, Andrea Peterson, and Barton Gellman The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using "cookies" and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.
December 11, 2013 01:33 PM 55491
Yesterday, we learned that the NSA is using Google cookies—the same cookies used for advertisements and search preferences—to track users for surveillance purposes. These Google cookies—known as “PREF” cookies—last two years and can uniquely identify you.
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valleywag.gawker.com - Sam Biddle Behold a perfect Silicon Valley denizen, an archetype: he's been written up in TechCrunch for his hackathon-organizing company. He's been fluffed in Business Insider.
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Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. With that in mind, we announce the Guardian selfie awardsThis was the year that the selfie reached saturation point.
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techcrunch.com - Jordan Crook Amid rumors of a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook and a potential $200 million funding round, turns out that ephemeral messaging sensation Snapchat has actually raised $50 million in Series C funding.
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blog.twitter.com Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier. Now you can send and rece.
December 11, 2013 01:45 PM 30613
libraries.pewinternet.org - Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell and Maeve Duggan 54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.
December 11, 2013 04:23 PM 30405
We've just seen some amazing reports from the Washington Post about just a few ways NSA is tracking people around the Internet and the physical world. These newly-revealed techniques hijacked personal information that was being transmitted for some commercial purpose, converting it into a tool for surveillance.
December 11, 2013 08:21 PM 27215
raspberrypi.org - liz You met Lance Howarth, the CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation (this means he heads up our charitable giving), when he joined us earlier in the autumn. Today Lance has some news for you – and a very silly hat.
A Former Google Exec Reinvents Elementary Education By Putting An R&D Lab In School | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
December 10, 2013 08:53 PM 26915
December 11, 2013 06:10 PM 25518
To date, there has been no way to run apps on Android with real and reliable privacy controls. Android version 4.3 and higher take a huge step in the right direction, letting users install apps while denying some of the apps' attempts to collect the user's data.
December 12, 2013 01:20 AM 24765
theatlantic.com - Jon Henke Alice Popkorn/Flickr Once upon a database query, while I pondered weak security, And many avenues of access via backdoor, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a wiretapping, As of some one gently sniffing, sniffing at our server's door.
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boingboing.net The Pirate Bay's .sx was seized this morning, and the site has relocated to thepiratebay.ac. The .AC top-level domain is controlled by Ascension Islands, a UK territory, and a Pirate Bay spokesperson announced that the change was only temporary, with another new domain (.
French officials can monitor internet users in real time under new law | World news | theguardian.com
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Alarming information about just how frequently law enforcement officials across the country (not to mention the NSA) are trying to get cell phone data, including your location, seem to be published in the news media every day.