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What Would You Pay to Keep Your Digital Footprint 100% Private?

Last year, the rather ironic rumor that Mark Zuckerberg covers his laptop camera and mic made the rounds. As Antonio Garcia Martinez points out in <i>Chaos Monkeys</i>, a provocative new book on the Facebook founder, “it’s not the rats who first abandon a sinking ship. It’s the crew members who know how to …

Law & Business Podcast Episode 25: John Rubinstein Helps Compare U.S. and U.K. Trademark Law and Issues

This is our first “Law & Business” podcast episode recorded during the International Bar Association annual convention. This year it was in Sydney, …

LulzSec hacker gets prison sentence for Sony Pictures hack

This week the man known as Cody Andrew Kretsinger has been issued a prison sentence for his part in a 2011 attack on a Sony Pictures-owned website, …

Security

New Russian Internet Law Sparks Surveillance Fear: Data Collection In Russia Must Now Be Held On Local Servers

A new Russian law enacted Tuesday requires companies to store the data they collect about Russian citizens on Russian territory. The new law has …

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine vilified as scam artists in new Beats lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — Rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine are being vilified as scam artists in a lawsuit that alleges the duo duped one of …

Apple and Google want to settle no-poaching lawsuit for $415 million

Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel do <i>not</i> want to go to trial in April -- they've made that clear by agreeing to a $415 million settlement for the no-poaching class action lawsuit filed by over 60,000 employees years ago. The companies originally offered $324.5 million in 2014, but Judge Lucy Koh turned …

Hate Your Open Office? This Simple Do-Not-Disturb Light May Help You Focus

It analyzes your productivity and changes color when you’re actually working versus browsing Facebook. This might backfire.<p>One reason most people hate open offices is pretty obvious: Without an office door to close or at least a cubicle to hide in, it’s easy for coworkers to stop by with a constant …

Apple's iOS "iBooks" Icon is now a Registered Trademark

Apple "iBooks" Icon is now a Registered Trademark<p>Apple's claim of priority is based on Jamaican application number 62507, filed 04/25/2013.<p>Apple …

There’s Something Going On In L.A.

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur and VC at Upfront Ventures. Follow his blog at</i> <i>BothSidesoftheTable.</i><p>“There’s something going on in L.A.”<p>It’s the new refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I hear it right after people decide to come by for a few days to “check …

More than 750,000 spam emails sent from fridges and TVs

More than 750,000 spam emails were sent from smart household appliances such as fridges and TVs over a two week period, according to a security firm<p>US-based Security firm Proofpoint claims to have uncovered the first proven Internet of Things cyberattack involving household "smart" appliances.<p>More …

Internet of Things

Zapier Opens Its Developer Platform, Gives The Everyday Joe A Way To Connect APIs

Zapier, a platform for connecting apps to automate tasks, has been constrained to some extent by the limitations for integrating third-party services. That has changed with Zapier’s update to its developer platform that the company announced this week.<p>The change is noteworthy for, if nothing else, …

US telecoms giants express unease about proposed NSA metadata reforms

• AT&T concerned US may force company to retain data • Tech firms hail 'positive progress' on privacy protections<p>US telecoms giants expressed concern Friday about president Barack Obama’s reform of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American citizens’ phone records.<p>In a widely …

Baby Boomers' retirement 1st wave of global crisis

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages.<p>Spawned years before the Great Recession and the financial meltdown in 2008, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin traumas. It will play out for decades, and its consequences will be far-reaching.<p>Many people will be …