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UK spy agencies systematically amass data on innocent people, legal challenge reveals

Privacy campaign group Privacy International says documents it has obtained through a legal challenge to the UK security agencies data-harvesting practices illustrate the extent to which spies have systematically and secretly amassed a cache of data on UK citizens for the past 15 years — regardless …

Meet New York’s homeless fashion photographer

Mark Reay was looking for a job. It was 2007 when he entered a New York newsagents, writing down the email addresses of staff from magazines on the shelf. He sent out around 50 messages with some images from his photography portfolio. We called him back. Thus began seven years of shooting for …

Fashion Shows

Britain's "Schindler" Nicolas Winton dies 106

The man that became known as the “ British Schindler” for saving hundreds of Czech children from the Nazis, has died at the age of 106<p>Nicholas Winton managed to bring 669 mostly Jewish children on eight trains to Britain through Germany in 1939, but the ninth train with 250 children never left …

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Hamas holds Gaza military parade, vows Israel's destruction

GAZA (Reuters) - Vowing to destroy Israel, Hamas paraded some 2,000 of its armed fighters and truck-mounted rockets through Gaza on Sunday, marking its 27th anniversary with its biggest show of force since the end of the Gaza war this summer.<p>Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing …

Thousands march in Cologne to protest xenophobia | DW | 14.12.2014

Around 15,000 people marched through Cologne on Sunday afternoon to promote tolerance and open-mindedness, under the motto: "You are Cologne - no …

Unions

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

Human Rights Watch: Mass grave found in Ukraine

Isis militants blow up Jonah's tomb

Islamic State (Isis) militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah in Mosul, residents of the city said.<p>Residents said on Thursday that the militants first ordered everyone out of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, or Jonah, then blew …

Code On vows to dramatically speed up Wi-Fi, cell, satellite transmissions — with math

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Code On Technologies<p>Who wouldn’t want to watch streamed video over a Wi-Fi connection without the dread “wheel of …

Five things still missing from Amazon’s Fire TV

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>I’ve been toying with Amazon’s (S AMZN) Fire TV ever since the company released the set-top …

Cotton Candy

Wearables unlikely to topple smartphone sales by 2018

Despite being a heavily touted next big thing, wearable technology still has some way to go before it topples the mighty smartphone, according to a new report<p>The rise of connected devices, wearables and the Internet of Things is likely to contribute to as estimated 271 million connections between …

Wearable Tech

Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month

French hosting company OVH just updated its product offering for its Dropbox-like service called HubiC. Now, you get 25GB of storage for free, 100GB for $1.35 per month (€1), and you can opt for a whopping 10TB plan for $13.50 per month (€10).<p>Launched two years ago, HubiC has slowly but surely …

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

Y Combinator-Backed Sendwithus Offers A/B Testing And Analytics Tools For Email Marketers

Sendwithus aims to bring optimization and A/B testing to marketers and anyone else sending out targeted promotional emails.<p>The company, which is part of the current class of Y Combinator-incubated startups, was founded by Matt Harris and Brad Van Vugt. Harris told me that Sendwithus emerged from …

Updated: Pandora opens submission process to independent artists

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit:<p>More underground artists have the opportunity to take advantage of Pandora (s p): The company announced Thursday that …

Clever Family Photo Sharing Startup Togethera Raises Seed, Releases On Android

The issue with online photo sharing is that, inherently, you have no idea what will happen to your photos. On the Internet once, on the Internet forever, as the phrase goes. And that is a big problem, not for teens on Instagram but for a market that spends real money online: Families. And not just …

Net neutrality just got a boost in Europe, thanks to a consumer rights committee

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / mindscanner<p>A committee of the European Parliament has almost unanimously voted through net neutrality …

Privacy dominates tech execs' discussion at Davos

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, tech CEOs say full privacy online is impossible.<p>DAVOS, Switzerland -- Internet users will never have total privacy, a group of chief executives of communication and Internet companies said Wednesday.<p>"I don't think we as a society want 100 percent …

World Economic Forum

Facebook Pages Manager for iOS Gets Image Post Scheduling

Days after announcing it will prioritize image-based updates over text-based updates in users’ News Deeds, Facebook is making things more convenient for marketers after it updated its Pages Manager app for iOS app with the option to schedule photo posts. (The feature is already present in the …

Apple patents dynamic, motion-sensing iOS interface & 3D video editing

On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple two separate patents.<p>Filed in 2007, Apple U.S. Patent No. 8,631,358 defines a “variable device graphical user interface,” which would compensate for movement of a (presumably iOS) device with software adjustments.<p>The patent mentions …

Netflix is eyeing Germany and France for international expansion

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Netflix’s (S NFLX) next expansion could take the video service to Germany and France: Netflix is currently in the process of …

As App Store Optimization Heats Up, MobileDevHQ Goes Free, Launches API

A company helping mobile developers optimize their app store listings for better discoverability, MobileDevHQ, is this week making its basic set of tools free for app marketers while branching out further into the enterprise, with the debut of an API. The API will provide the service’s high-end …

LA Board of Education approves $115-million deal to bring iPads to classrooms

In an ongoing effort to equip more classrooms with tablets and computers, the Los Angeles Board of Education has green lighted a plan to distribute and integrate iPads in nearly 40 campuses throughout the school district, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports. The deal which was approved allots $115 million …

Amsterdam

LinkedIn’s Intro Feature Is Very Cool And A Spectacularly Bad Idea

Earlier today LinkedIn launched a new iPad app and what appeared to be a pretty slick feature for iOS Mail called Intro. It presents the a profile of email senders right within the body of the message, with more details available with a single tap. It works like using Rapportive, which LinkedIn …

A new digital land grab has begun—but only if you have an Arabic, Russian, or Chinese dictionary

“Today marks an historic moment, not only for the New gTLD Program, but for the Internet as a whole,” wrote Akram Atallah of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in a blog post last night. ICANN is a body that oversees the domain naming system that enables navigation …

ICANN

Was ist ein Kunde wert?

Börsengang von Twitter Was ist ein Kunde wert?<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 13.09.2013-16:12<p>Bis zu 15 Milliarden Dollar soll Twitter an der Börse wert sein. …