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Microsoft Refuses U.S. Request to Hand Over Email Stored Abroad

Microsoft is opposing a U.S. government request that would force the technology giant to hand over a customer’s email stored in an Ireland data …

Privacy

FBI testing face recognition for finding suspects

The NSA may claim it's <i>not</i> collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the "Next Generation Identification database," primarily by gathering mug shots from local law enforcement agencies. The …

Powerbeats2 are Beats by Dre's first wireless earbuds

There may have been some big changes at Beats recently, but it's still all about the headphones. The newest addition to the (ever growing) family is the Powerbeats². As the name suggests, they are a revision of the original sport-friendly buds from Beats, but this time they're wireless -- Beats' …

Former Microsoft Employee Involved In Windows 8 Leaks Given 3-Month Sentence

After pleading guilty, former Microsoft employee Alex Kibkalo will pay a $100 fine and serve three months in prison for stealing trade secrets.<p>His case picked up wide notice not due to the nature of the crime — trade leaks happen every day — but instead in terms of how he was caught. Kibkalo leaked …

In A Further Humiliation To Microsoft, Facebook Will Not Honor 'Do Not Track' Signals On Internet Explorer

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Business Insider/Julie Bort Facebook will not honor the "do not track" signal being sent by Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser when it rolls out a new ad system across the web, according to Ad Age:<p>A Facebook spokesman said that's "because currently there is no …

LinkedIn must face customer lawsuit over email addresses

(Reuters) - A federal judge said LinkedIn Corp LNKD.N must face a lawsuit by customers who claimed it violated their privacy by accessing their external email accounts, downloading their contacts’ email addresses and soliciting business from those contacts.<p>The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a …

Beats goes after runners, gym goers with new Bluetooth ear buds

Headphone maker Beats Electronics is launching a $200 pair of wireless ear buds that the company says would survive six days of sweaty, hour-long workouts without needing a recharge.<p>Athletes are already among the most prominent users of the earmuff-like, single-side-cord Beats headphones. It's hard …

Hope you like tobacky! Microsoft grows its data center site in Virginia

Microsoft’s got a cloud business to expand.<p>The tech giant has decided to grow its data center footprint in Mecklenburg County, Va., shelling out more than $346 million in the process, according to a statement yesterday from the office of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.<p>Fun Virginia fact: Mecklenburg …

Will Microsoft bring Cortana to iOS and Android?

Microsoft management is considering the wisdom and feasibility of making the company's Cortana personal digital-assistant technology available on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems.<p>During a keynote at the SMX Advanced search-marketing conference in Seattle this week, …

Software

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country's …

China broadens crackdown on Google services

When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou.<p>But for the last two weeks, when Yi has …

AT&T customer data compromised by phone unlocking service

Coming on the heels of the recent breach at restaurant chain P.F. Chang's, AT&T states that a third-party vendor managed to expose personal data for an untold number of customers earlier this year. According to a letter AT&T sent to its customers, the breach was caused by a service that unlocks …

Divers Map The Garbage Dump That Is Filling The World’s Oceans

What’s really in the water? Project Aware lets you see what divers find beneath the waves with their waste audits.<p>You may have heard how there’s a Great Garbage Patch floating in the Pacific, and that it’s the size of Texas. Many newspapers and websites have reported on it, and it sounds …

The Best Typefaces from May 2014

<i>Sean Mitchell is an interactive designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the editor of TypeRelease.</i><p>Here’s our roundup of the gorgeous typefaces that emerged last month. Check ’em out and tell us which is your favorite!<p>Eveleth is a premium letterpress family with exceptional realism and …

The 15 Most Brutal Corporate Firings

Think Ali Rowghani's abrupt and unceremonious dismissal from Twitter this week was bad? Check out these brutal executive ousters.<p>When Ali Rowghani resigned from the chief operating officer job at Twitter on Thursday, he announced it with a tweet, surely a first for a $22 billion company. But the …

7 Kickstarter Projects That Would Make Killer Gifts for Dad

It's time to kickstart your dad's foray into the crowdfunding world.<p>Kickstarter, the popular site that helps people raise money for a variety of …

Portland Gets One Step Closer To Getting Google Fiber

In a few years time, when you come to retire in Portland, chances are that you will be able to subscribe to Google Fiber. Earlier this week, the city took another step in allowing Google to expand its gigabit fiber network to “fiberhoods” in the city by approving a franchise agreement with the …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Trending on Gardenista: Gardens, Untamed<p>by Remodelista Team<p>June 15, 2018<p>The New Yorker: A 400-Square-Foot West Village …

5 Myths About Travelling With Tech

The more I travel, and the more people I meet while travelling, I realize there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about travelling with technology. In an effort to make travelling a little easier for everyone (or at least, everyone reading this…) here are a few of the most common myths I’ve …

5 Interesting Ways People Stay Fit Around the World

America loves Soul Cycle, Spinning, CrossFit, and gluten-free foods--just to name a few of the health and fitness trends that are popular parts of the country's health and fitness culture at the moment.<p>But what if what's popular in American culture isn't quite up your alley? After all, maintaining …

Fitness

Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious?<p>Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately cleanable," and could therefore harbor dangerous …