Mark Tluszcz

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10 Basic Things a Hotel Must Offer Guests

HotelChatter's former front desk manager has returned with some helpful advice for all the hotels out there.<p><i>He told us how to deal with getting walked and how to effectively complain to the front desk. Now our** **former front desk manager has returned with some helpful advice for hotels and</i> …

Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new study from ComScore.<p>ComScore's latest MobiLens report had no shifts in status among the major phone manufacturers and mobile operating systems in the three months ended in May, but the top two …

Mobile

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Why Congress Must Investigate NSA's Unconstitutional Spying

In the past couple of weeks, the NSA has, unsurprisingly, responded with a series of secret briefings to Congress that have left the public in the …

Court documents reveal secret rules allowing NSA to use US data without a warrant

NSA's information gathering practices have been further detailed in court papers revealed by <i>The Guardian</i>. While the agency has continued to reiterate that it doesn't collect its data indiscriminately, the leaked papers detail several loopholes that allow it to gather data from both American and …

Top Tech Startup In Europe: Trustev

The future looks bright for Irish security-tech startup Trustev. Not only are internet security and identity verification uber-important spaces and ever in demand, but investors are fawning over the Cork-based company. So impressive is Trustev’s fraud-prevention products that it took home the prize …

Sprint begins its big summer 4G push, flipping on LTE in 22 cities

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Sprint(s s) may be far behind AT&T(s t) and Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod) in its nationwide LTE rollout, but it kicked off an …

How Hollywood softened us up for NSA surveillance

Last week's NSA leaks scandal had a scary side-story: a poll found that many Americans were not that worried about the degree of access the agency …

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 …

NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls

The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls, a participant in the briefing said.<p>Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed on Thursday that during a secret briefing to members of …

Surveillance

Radical Pininfarina Sergio concept moving toward production

Pininfarina designed the Sergio in honor of the late Sergio Pininfarina, the former head of the Italian design firm who passed away last summer. The …

Facebook reveals government data request numbers, is first to include national security stats

Facebook lawyer Ted Ullyot revealed in a post tonight precisely how many user-data requests it receives from government entities, and that it's negotiated the ability to include national security-related (FISA and National Security Letters) inquiries in the report. Until now, the companies that …

Google Quietly Kills SMS Search, Closing One Way Of Connecting With Mobile Users Who Don’t Have Data Plans

Google is well known for its regular bouts of spring cleaning when it kills off a number of products in one fell swoop, but it also sometimes makes quick changes in between the bigger announcements. One of those has now hit its portfolio of SMS-based products aimed at users of lower end devices: …