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Deeper Issues Behind Facebook's Most Recent Privacy Debacle

<b>Deeper Issues Behind Facebook's Most Recent Privacy Debacle</b><p>If you've been following news around the revelation of what may be Facebook's biggest ever privacy breach (and goodness knows, there are plenty to choose from!), then I urge you to read this blog post: http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/facebooks-indefensible-unscholarly-research/<p>(If you're not familiar, in brief, it has been revealed that in 2009 Facebook deliberately manipulated "positive" vs "negative" content in the news …

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

Google will have sole control over the interfaces of Android Auto, Wear and TV

You'd better get used to the interfaces you saw for Android Auto, Wear and TV at the Google I/O conference this past week -- you're going to be seeing them a lot. Google tells <i>Ars Technica</i> that it will maintain sole (official) control over the interface for all three new platforms, rather than give …

Iraqi Army Retreats From Saddam's Hometown As Assault On ISIS Falters

The army retreated to the south, BBC reports, striking a blow to the first major offensive to counter an Sunni insurgency led by extremist ISIS militants.<p>The clashes are ongoing. Iraqi forces are bolstered by Iranian-trained militias.<p>Meanwhile in Baghdad, threatened by the rebel advance, top …

Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee

The advance of ISIS has ended over a thousand years of Christian worship in Mosul—the latest chapter in the long decline of Christianity in the …

Iraqi Military Launches Offensive Against Insurgents In Tikrit

The Iraqi government launched a heavy offensive on Tikrit, the hometown of the late dictator Saddam Hussein and one of the early wins by the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.<p>The Associated Press reports the Iraqi government moved in on Saturday with ground troops, tanks and …

Israel 'ready' to launch major offensive on Gaza militant groups

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, warns of large-scale response to increase in rocket fire from Gaza<p><b>Israel</b> is prepared to a launch a renewed large-scale offensive against militant groups in Gaza in response to an increase in rocket fire from the tiny coastal territory, the country’s …

North Korea 'test-fires short-range missiles'

<b>North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea from its east coast, reports from South Korea say.</b><p>A defence ministry spokesman in Seoul declined to give further details, but Yonhap news agency said they were Scuds with the range of 500km (310 miles).<p>The apparent test comes just days after North …

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Disaster in India: Building Collapses in Chennai, New Delhi Kill 22

NEW DELHI - Police in southern India detained five construction company officials Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed …

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Deadly attacks on Nigeria churches

At least 30 people have been killed in Nigeria after rebels attacked a series of churches in two villages near Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, survivors have said.<p>Residents said that dozens of people may have been killed on Sunday in the raids …

Iraqi army presses Tikrit assault as lawmakers scramble to fill posts

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s army sent tanks and armored vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq.<p>The hardline Sunni group leading the insurgency, until Sunday known as …

Bourbon Street shooting leaves 7 hurt

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police are working to identify two gunmen who shot into a Bourbon Street crowd early Sunday morning, injuring nine people.<p>Police say all of the victims were innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire, and some of those victims were tourists visiting New Orleans.<p>Police say …

Google Adds a Home-Monitoring Startup to Its Creepy Arsenal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After weeks of speculation, Google is reportedly buying the security camera startup Dropcam, which …

Popular paid Android keyboard SwiftKey goes free for all

SwiftKey is taking the freemium route, where the app itself is free, but you spend money on new themes.<p>SwiftKey is one of the most popular paid Android apps of all time for Android, but that partially changes today. The well-designed predictive keyboard app used to cost $3.99, but it's now …

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