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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, …

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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

The idea was the brainchild of a Latvian startup that was struggling with its own open office setup. “One day my cofounder, who was coding at that …

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 …

Cybersquatters Rush To Claim Brands In The New GTLD Territories

On Jan. 29, Donuts Inc. launched the first seven of what will be some 1,000 new generic top-level domains or GTLDs, rivals to the familiar .com, .com and .edu endings that now populate most of the known Internet.<p>Six days later, at 2:04 a.m., Venura de Zoysa of Kingston in New South Wales, …

Domain Name Train Wreck Ahead: Why Only .COM Will Succeed

The alternative naming concept would probably have worked well 20 years ago, but today, the new-gtld extensions are a terrible idea. At this point, …

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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 …

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

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 anticipated speech Obama said the government should no longer hold databases of every call record made in the United …

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 …

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