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Yellen on Bitcoin: Fed Doesn’t Have Authority to Regulate It in Any Way

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the central bank doesn’t have authority to regulate bitcoin.

76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society

The vast majority of Americans now use the Internet (87 percent); nearly half would find it “very hard or impossible” to give it up (46 percent), and an overwhelming percentage think it’s been a good thing for society (76 percent). On the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee‘s historic paper …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

What, When, And How To Share On Social Media

When is the best time of day to share that hilarious video to your Facebook friends, or retweet an inspiring article for your followers? Every social outlet has its own sharing ecosystem. Here’s what works for high-impact shares.<p>The currency of social media is the share.<p>We all want to be the go-to …

Google, Microsoft agree: Cloud is now safe enough to use

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nevermind Microsoft's awkward "Scroogled" anti-Google campaign. When it comes to cloud security, the two giants are practically best buds.<p>At the annual RSA Conference held at the Moscone Center here on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault and …

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Google Glass warfare fuels San Francisco debate

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The Molotov in the Lower Haight neighborhood could be considered a classic dive bar.<p>It is fairly dark and funky inside, …

Documents 5 Brings iOS 7 Update, New “Add-On” Features for Inter-App Communication – MacStories

With Documents 5, released today on the App Store as a free update, Readdle is seeking to build its own ecosystem of interconnected apps on iOS. By leveraging inter-app communication features currently available on iOS but mostly ignored by Apple's apps, Readdle is turning Documents into a …

7 Wireless Charging Options for your SmartPhone (list)

How many times have you replaced your charger due to loss or breakage? I’ve gone through at least six cables since my 3GS. I’m using a 4S now, that’s …