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Everything we think Apple will announce at WWDC: OS X 10.10, iOS 8, & more

Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco. And yes, the rumor mill is now churning at full speed with speculation.<p>To help make sense of the hearsay, here’s a concise summary of everything Apple is rumored to debut Monday morning.<p>iOS 8 Predictions<p>The …

The Law Finally Catches Up With Pirate Bay Torrent Co-Founder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde was arrested late Saturday after being on the lam for nearly two …

Take A Look At The Office Where Reddit Employees Control The Front Page Of The Internet

For such a well-trafficked site, Reddit keeps its number of employees relatively low and uses an unapologetically retro site design, yet it's a near-bottomless source of news and humor for the Internet-at-large every single day.<p>Its New York office operates out of a coworking space, but here's a …

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First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.<p>The Heartbleed bug has caused widespread anxiety, sent engineers scrambling into patch-mode, and likely prompted millions of users to re-invent their passwords, but …

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Takes White House To Task Over Privacy

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg published an open letter on Thursday in which he takes the White House to task over "the behavior of the U.S. government."<p>While he does not say so explicitly, Zuckerberg is clearly referring to the reports of widespread surveillance undertaken by the National …

HTC’s Next-Generation Successor To The HTC One Gets Its Debut March 25

The HTC One was one of the best smartphones of 2013, according to just about anyone you could ask – the flagship Android device from the Taiwanese company bucked the trend of its major competitors using Google’s mobile OS by incorporating a sleek metal case into its device design. On March 25, …

Welcome to Utah, the NSA's desert home for eavesdropping on America

The NSA's new $1.7bn facility in the heart of Mormon country has the potential to snoop on US citizens for decades to come<p>Drive south down Camp Williams Road, a highway outside Salt Lake City, and your eye is drawn to the left. A gun-mounted helicopter and other military hardware marks the entrance …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Fisa court submissions show broad scope of procedures governing NSA's surveillance of Americans' communication<p>• Document one: procedures used by NSA to target non-US persons • Document two: procedures used by NSA to minimise data collected from US persons<p>Top secret documents submitted to the court …

Senators accuse government of using 'secret law' to collect Americans' data

Bipartisan group seeks answers from intelligence chief James Clapper over scale of and justification for NSA surveillance<p>• Read the letter from the 26 US senators here<p>A bipartisan group of 26 US senators has written to intelligence chiefs to complain that the administration is relying on a "secret …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

• Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism • Outlook.com encryption unlocked even before official launch • Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls • Company says it is legally compelled to comply<p>Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services …

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

Lon Snowden says his son will be 'treated horribly' if he returns to US and in his place he would stay in Russia<p>The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It

So, is Nokia really working on an Android-based phone, and would Microsoft really go ahead with such a device?<p>The answer to the first one is …

Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads

Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web Designer, which Google calls a “professional-quality design tool,” is now officially in public …

Tech Names Dominate List of World’s Most Valued Brands as Apple and Google Top the List

Valuing brands isn’t necessarily an exact science, but each year the folks at Interbrand do their level best to engage in this sort of alchemy.<p>The …

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On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 Billion by 2050

How do demographers devise projections for global population?<p><b>As of Thursday, which the United Nations has declared World Population Day, there are 7.2 billion people and counting on planet Earth.</b><p>By 2050, demographers from the United Nations project that the population will reach 9.6 billion.<p>But …

My 'One Week Later' Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Last week I started to review the Samsung Galaxy S4. Rather than take notes and build up a view of the device in a few weeks time, I’m going to review my usage of the device as I go along. Rather than a formal review process, I’ll simply look back on how the latest Android device is working out …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

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Sony's Mysterious 'Panopticon' Game Is Being Unveiled The Same Day As The Next Xbox Announcement

We know next to nothing about the mysterious new PlayStation game code-named “Panopticon” other than it has cyber-dragons and looks really cool.<p>What platform it’s coming on, whether it will see a North American release, and what the game is actually about remains an enigma wrapped in a pretty cool …

Sony goes back in time to announce a 13.3-inch e-reader

A few years ago, a number of companies like Plastic Logic, Skiff, and even Amazon tried to crack the academic market with large-screened E Ink devices, but none managed to gain any traction. Now, in 2013, Sony is trying the same idea with a new device called Digital Paper — a 13.3-inch flexible E …

Apple pushes for Android code docs in Samsung case

In the name of "transparency," Apple has asked a judge to force Google to hand over elements of the Android OS source code.<p>In the next step of the Apple v. Samsung battle, Apple has asked a judge to make Google hand over documents related to the Android operating system.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul …

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