Category Archives: mobile apps and gadgets

The LA School iPad Anomaly


‘…The decision comes on the heels of an investigation by NPR member station KPCC, which obtained emails between Deasy and tech executives that bring into question whether the initial bidding process was fair. First, some context: ‘The goal of the … Continue reading

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Every G Glass User a Possible Thief


Google Glass wearers can steal your password ‘Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet using video from Google’s face-mounted gadget and other video-capturing devices. … Continue reading

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The Tweet is Mightier than the Sword


The sophisticated social-media strategy of ISIS The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets. ‘The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that seized Iraq’s … Continue reading

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Masterful Media Manipulation Proof


Community Groups Duped into Fighting Net Neutrality Why we should be careful about taking sides on Net Neutrality ‘Last week, it transpired that the big cable companies were bankrolling fake consumer groups like Broadband for America and The American Consumer … Continue reading

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Is Web Browsing Copyright Infringement?


Publishers claim so but the EU Court of Justice says no ‘Europeans may browse the Internet without fear of infringing copyrights, as the EU Court of Justice ruled Thursday in a decision that ends a four-year legal battle threatening the … Continue reading

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The Real Dark Side of Amazon Publishing?


 ‘My Amazon bestseller made me nothing.’ Patrick Wensink claims. ‘My novel shot to the top of the site’s bestseller list last summer. You won’t believe how little I got paid.’ ‘This past summer, my novel, “Broken Piano for President,” shot … Continue reading

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Now There’s a Spy on your Phone’s Mic


Facebook Can Now Spy On Your Surroundings Via Your Phone’s Microphone ‘Facebook says it doesn’t store any of the sound it analyzes, and emphasizes that “we can’t identify background noise or conversation.” (That’s presumably a matter of intention and not … Continue reading

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