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‘DUCK’-ING FOR COVER: FROM U.S. TO UGANDA, ANOTHER FEATHER IN CAP OF INTOLERANCE

<i>by Mark Zustovich</i><p>Within the span of a few days, we have witnessed the best and worst of humankind. Just hours after New Mexico became the 17th state …

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Kickstarter almost enabled a $120,000 fraud, and it’s not the first

Kickstarter just narrowly averted what would have been the biggest definitive fraud in the crowdfunding site’s history. It shut down the Kobe Red project, which promised to deliver mouthwatering beef jerky made from Japanese cows fed on 100% organic feed and treated to beer and massages (we’re not …

With Waze, Google Gets Access To Social Mapping Data — And Possible Patent Legal Heat From Nokia

The Google deal to buy Waze — reportedly for $1.1 billion — is a strong move for both companies to enhance their respective mapping services, and to help monetize them better. But it could also serve as the tipping point for Nokia to turn the screws on getting Google to take licenses for certain …

Fly Or Die: Divvy

As photo-sharing truly hits its stride, an entire ecosystem is born around it. But what is creation without consumption? That’s what Divvy is all about.<p>We met the folks behind Divvy at the TC Meetup + Pitch-Off. At its core, the app aggregates all your photos from Facebook and Instagram (Twitter, …

Mozilla Launches ScienceLab To Help Researchers Use The Open Web To Shape Science’s Future

Mozilla today launched a new initiative that’s a bit different from the usual standards-based web projects the organization is usually involved in. Mozilla’s ScienceLab, which will be led by open science advocate Kaitlin Thaney and Software Carpentry founder Greg Wilson, wants to do nothing less …

Media Matters to Startups at Matter Demo Day

Yesterday was a graduation day of sorts for the media accelerator Matter’s inaugural class in San Francisco.<p>The group’s first-ever demo day featured …

Steve Jobs Didn't Want an iBookstore, but the iPad and Eddy Cue Changed His Mind

Testifying in court yesterday as part of the ongoing e-books price fixing trial, Apple senior vice president for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue offered some perspective on the history of iBooks and the iBookstore, noting that Steve Jobs was initially opposed to such a project. As shared by</i> …

Brainstorming at 30K feet: Reflections from the ‘hackathon in the sky’

[Full disclosure: British Airways paid for my flight, allowing me to participate in this project.]<p>30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, entrepreneurs on a chartered flight to London worked furiously to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems.<p>But with no access to in-flight WiFi, the …

Google Quietly Kills Quick View For Wikipedia Results In Mobile Search

In April, Google announced a couple of new features that were meant to speed up mobile browsing. Among them was “Quick view,” an experimental feature that added a badge to Wikipedia results on Google’s mobile search results pages that, when you clicked it, loaded the Wikipedia result in around 100 …

The NSA surveillance fallout should be a turning point for the tech industry

One of the many petitions circulating on the Internet in the wake of leaks about the US government's massive surveillance programs is aimed at major …

EU Digital Commissioner Vows To Protect European Citizens from PRISM

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and the Commissioner for Europe’s Digital Agenda has vowed to protect EU citizens from privacy invasion by outside entities like the PRISM monitoring program run by the NSA. Speaking to TechCrunch TV (interview above) at Founders Forum, an …

Scientists, the web is becoming your oyster

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The digital tools and services remaking media, commerce, education, and most other parts of our lives, are finally starting to …

Google opts out of FISA disclosure deal made by Facebook and Microsoft, calls it 'a step back for users;' Twitter agrees

Google is unsatisfied with the deal that Microsoft and Facebook have made with the US government with regard to publishing how many requests for user information they both receive. Facebook and Microsoft released reports tonight detailing how many requests they got from US government agencies in …

Trading Faster Than The Speed Of Reality

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Michael Wellman is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.</i><p>At 1:07 p.m. on April 23, a hijacked AP Twitter account falsely reported an attack on the White House. Seconds later, major US stock indexes started to fall. They …

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts, according to a post on the company’s website.<p>The …

California man uses iPhone GPS to track down thieves

A GPS tracking system saves the day, again. One man uses it to find his stolen bag full of valuables, including his laptop, iPad, and iPhone.<p>Smartphone thieves beware. If you steal an iPhone, the owner can track you. That's what a California man did when robbed of his laptop, iPhone and iPad, …

Woz talks iOS 7 and PRISM in an off the cuff airport interview

Steve Wozniak, a technology icon for his work at Apple, is an elder statesman in the industry; he’s a person whose opinion carries measurable weight. Recently, in an airport, the fine folks of FayerWayer caught up with Woz to talk over iOS 7’s new features, and the NSA’s PRISM program.<p>Whatever the …

Netflix builds a tool for jumping between Amazon clouds

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Netflix (s nflx) clearly has learned from its Christmas Eve outage, which involved the failure of Amazon (s amzn) Web …

NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail?<p>Last week, leaks revealed that the Web sites most people use every day are sharing users' private information with the …

The tech behind Kinect and how it will control your living room

LOS ANGELES -- At first I thought I had misunderstood him, so I made sure to reply slowly. "So you're saying Kinect is going to blast IR signals at your living room, and they're going to reflect off walls and stuff and bounce back to control all of your devices?"<p>"That's correct," Marc Whitten …

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Disrupt Europe Startup Battlefield Deadline Is Approaching — $50,000 Is At Stake

Calling all startups from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We want you. For the very first time, the full TechCrunch Disrupt conference (complete with the main TechCrunch Editors and Writers) is coming to Europe and we’re looking for the very best startups to launch on our Disrupt stage as part …

Google and Twitter Aren't Impressed with Facebook's Disclosure Dump

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Facebook became the first tech company implicated in the PRISM scandal to release a complete view of …

Security Psychology And Why Even Messy Numbers Of Government Data Demands Are Valuable

People assume the worst. So when it comes to counting government “requests” for private data, disclosing a number, even a high number, is far better than the fear of infinity. That’s why tech giants are fighting to show they aren’t open books surrendered to the NSA. They want to prove only the …

It’s Good for Microsoft, but Are New Windows Stores a Smart Bet for Best Buy?

When Microsoft and Best Buy this week announced the forthcoming launch of 600 Windows Stores within its retail locations, much of the initial …

The First Microsoft Surface Tablet Was Made With Cardboard And Duct Tape

In hindsight, we now know that the device hasn't rocked the world with killer sales, or filled consumers and businesses with an unquenchable desire for Windows 8.<p>But think back before the announcement was made. Microsoft was going to risk its relationships with its most important partners, PC …

Open Data is Transforming Democracy in Africa but it Faces Challenges

Kenya is at the forefront of the open data movement in Africa thanks to initiatives such as crowdsourcing software Ushahidi and government tracker Uchaguzi.<p>At the recent The Next Web Conference Europe held in Amsterdam, Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Palo Alto based Institute For The …

DIY YouTube directors to self-regulate under new censorship scheme

A simple plan to offer children protection from harmful and inappropriate internet footage by clearly rating it with traffic light symbols is to be …

The future of music: technology is amazing, but 'music's a human thing'

Edinburgh-born Peter Gregson is a cellist, composer and founder of the Electric Creative Colab, a body that aims to foster collaborations between the …

MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety

Plenty of people out there have a serious phobia of public speaking and there are tons of other disorders, such as Asperger's, that severely limit a person's ability to handle even simple social interactions. M. Ehsan Hoque, a student at the MIT Media Lab, has made these subjects the focus of her …