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Floobits Debuts Remote Pair Programming Tool Where You Can Collaborate In Your Favorite Native Editor

Y Combinator-backed Floobits, a new startup allowing two people to write software at the same time on the same codebase — known as pair programming — is officially launching today to help better connect remote developers and distributed teams. What makes this company’s implementation interesting, …

Venice finally conquered by Google Street View

It is a city without streets, but Venice has finally been conquered by Google Street View.<p><b>Google's</b> specially-adapted fleet of cars were useless in a city built on water, so its picturesque piazzas, palaces and churches are being photographed by employees with giant cameras strapped to their …

How Huawei Ascend P6 drives airport security crazy

Snowden reportedly has 'blueprint' on how NSA operates

Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked classified documents regarding the agency's surveillance programs, has very sensitive "blueprints" describing how the agency operates, a journalist close to the story told The Associated Press.<p>Snowden has "literally …

Google is about to spend half of Apple’s annual marketing budget promoting a single phone

Google’s forthcoming, Samsung-killing Moto-X Android “superphone” is also going to have a super-size advertising budget of up to half a billion dollars, reports the Wall Street Journal. That’s half as much as the $1 billion Apple spent advertising all of its products in 2012.<p>So why is Google—or …

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Tired of helping CIA? Quit Facebook, Venezuela minister urges

CARACAS — A Venezuelan government minister on Wednesday urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.<p>Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency's leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much …

EU passes 'in-depth' inquiry into US spying programs

The European Parliament has voted to conduct an “in-depth” inquiry into the scope and nature of the USA’s internet spying programs, reports <i>The Hill</i><i>.</i> The group will assess the impact of surveillance activities like PRISM, collect information and evidence both in the EU and US, and present its …

Reddit to thwart the NSA’s tracking plans with a gift exchange? Yup.

Reddit’s gift exchange service has come up with a rather unique way of derailing the NSA’s over-reaching efforts to collect data on U.S. citizens.<p>One of the ways the NSA is doing this is by tracking a large list of flagged keywords that are pretty common to everyday conversation. Sites like …

NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …

Sorry, that's classified: Army blocks staff access to The Guardian

In an attempt to keep classified information on the NSA’s vast and varied spying programs off of unauthorized computers, the US Army is blocking access to the website of UK newspaper <i>The Guardian</i> on its network<i>.</i> Writing to the <i>Monterey Herald</i><i>,</i> an Army spokesman stated that "some access to press …

Google's $1.6 billion London HQ renderings hit the Web

Renderings of Google's upcoming U.K. headquarters in the heart of London have been leaked onto the Web.<p>According to documents obtained by Building Design Online, Google's architect, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, has released the first renderings of Google's upcoming European headquarters. The …

Facebook's outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying

"Realistically, right now, breaking 1,024-bit RSA should be considered well within reach by leading nations. This is unsatisfactory as the default security level of the Internet." <br />--Eran Tromer, professor, Tel Aviv University