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Here's why Apple has begun serving up downloads from its own servers - VentureBeat

July 31, 2014 - 2:55pm

VentureBeat

Here's why Apple has begun serving up downloads from its own servers
VentureBeat
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Apple's new online content network should deliver your files fasterEngadget
Apple activates in-house content delivery network, begins migrating content ...Apple Insider

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Microsoft Fails to Block US Warrant for Ireland E-Mail - Businessweek

July 31, 2014 - 2:28pm

Economic Times

Microsoft Fails to Block US Warrant for Ireland E-Mail
Businessweek
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT:US) lost its challenge to a U.S. government search warrant ordering the software giant to produce e-mails of an unidentified customer stored on a server in Ireland. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan today upheld a federal ...
US Judge Rules Against Microsoft On Email Privacy As Cloud Computing Takes ...International Business Times
Judge orders Microsoft to turn over data held overseasWashington Post
Judge Upholds Demand for Microsoft's Irish DataCourthouse News Service
GigaOM -Reuters -Imperial Valley Press
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The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable - BGR

July 31, 2014 - 2:27pm

The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable
BGR
When you plug a USB stick into your laptop, you probably aren't too worried about it completely taking over your computer. However, Ars Technica reports that researchers at Security Research Labs in Berlin are scheduled to unveil a new exploit at the Black ...

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Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased - MiamiHerald.com

July 31, 2014 - 2:14pm

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased
MiamiHerald.com
NEW YORK -- Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since ...

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Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns - Prairie Business

July 31, 2014 - 1:43pm

Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns
Prairie Business
BOSTON - USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. By: Reuters ...

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Microsoft Office for the iPad receives a major update with PDF exporting and more - AppAdvice

July 31, 2014 - 1:26pm

AppAdvice

Microsoft Office for the iPad receives a major update with PDF exporting and more
AppAdvice
Microsoft's popular Office suite for the iPad – Excel, PowerPoint, and Word – has just received a major update with the move to version 1.1. Here is what is new in all three apps: PowerPoint: •Presenter View: View and edit speaker notes, see your next slide, ...
Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gesturesPCWorld (blog)
Office for iPad gets PivotTables, presenter view and more with new updateGeekWire
Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps Gain New Picture Tools, Third-Party Fonts, and ...Mac Rumors
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows -WinBeta
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Sony: PlayStation Now May Add PS1/PS2 Games "In the Future" - Game Front

July 31, 2014 - 1:26pm

Sony: PlayStation Now May Add PS1/PS2 Games "In the Future"
Game Front
Sony has indicated that there might a chance of PS1 and PS2 games coming to PlayStation Now. That, at least, was the indication of a brief statement the company released today. Speaking with Kotaku, a Sony representative affirmed that the streaming ...

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Microsoft ordered to hand over overseas email, throwing EU privacy rights in the ... - ZDNet

July 31, 2014 - 1:18pm

ZDNet

Microsoft ordered to hand over overseas email, throwing EU privacy rights in the ...
ZDNet
msft (Image: Microsoft, via CNET/CBS Interactive). A US judge has ordered Microsoft to hand over foreign data it stores back to the US, despite allegedly strong privacy protections in Europe to mitigate such processes.
Judge orders Microsoft to turn over data held overseasWashington Post
NY Judge: US Warrant Can Reach Email in IrelandABC News
UPDATE 1-Microsoft ordered by US judge to submit customer's emails from abroadReuters
Wall Street Journal -CNET (blog)
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USB security is fundamentally broken, claim security experts - Cult of Mac

July 31, 2014 - 1:09pm

Cult of Mac

USB security is fundamentally broken, claim security experts
Cult of Mac
According to findings by researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, USB security may be profoundly broken, with no way around it. Nohl and Lell have highlighted a flaw in USB devices which potentially offer hackers the ability to sidestep all currently known ...

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France's Iliad Makes Bid for T-Mobile US - Wall Street Journal

July 31, 2014 - 11:54am

Wall Street Journal

France's Iliad Makes Bid for T-Mobile US
Wall Street Journal
Iliad makes an offer for T-Mobile US, threatening to disrupt the carrier's expected deal with Sprint. Above, a woman talks on her phone as she walks past T-mobile and Sprint wireless stores in New York. REUTERS. French upstart telecommunications ...
French Company Iliad Bidding for T-Mobile USABC News
Iliad Offers $15 Billion in Cash for Control of T-Mobile USBloomberg
UPDATE 2-France's Iliad makes buyout approach for T-Mobile US-sourceReuters
Ars Technica -Mashable -GigaOM
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Twitter laments government roadblocks in fifth transparency report - ZDNet

July 31, 2014 - 11:50am

New York Times

Twitter laments government roadblocks in fifth transparency report
ZDNet
After providing a clearer picture of the diversity (or lack thereof) of its workforce last week, Twitter followed up with a regularly scheduled transparency report on Thursday. More about tech industry transparency reports: Twitter Transparency Report sees uptick ...
Twitter Pushing DOJ, FBI To Let It Disclose More Info on National Security ...TIME
Government Requests For Twitter Account Data Up 46% Since Second Half Of ...TechCrunch
Requests for User Data Rise in Twitter's Latest Transparency ReportNew York Times (blog)
Mother Jones -Hurriyet Daily News -Re/code
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US Pump Prices Set for Biggest July Drop Since 2008 - Businessweek

July 31, 2014 - 11:48am

MarketWatch

US Pump Prices Set for Biggest July Drop Since 2008
Businessweek
Retail gasoline prices are poised to cap the biggest July decline in six years as U.S. refineries process the most oil on record, AAA said. The decline is helping consumers during the peak-demand summer months, when Americans take the most vacations, ...
AAA: Texas gas prices fall another 4 centsseattlepi.com
Gas Prices Dropped 30 Out of 31 Days in JulyTIME
Christmas in July at the gas pump: biggest price drop in 6 yearsMarketWatch (blog)
24/7 Wall St.
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Government Requests For Twitter Account Data Up 46% Since Second Half Of ... - TechCrunch

July 31, 2014 - 11:29am

Government Requests For Twitter Account Data Up 46% Since Second Half Of ...
TechCrunch
Early this morning, Twitter released its biannual transparency report, detailing the number of requests from global governments for account information, and content takedown demands. Information requests from governments regarding account information for ...

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FCC Chairman 'Deeply Troubled' by Verizon's Plans to Manage Speeds of Data ... - Channel Partners

July 31, 2014 - 10:58am

CNNMoney

FCC Chairman 'Deeply Troubled' by Verizon's Plans to Manage Speeds of Data ...
Channel Partners
A small fraction of Verizon Wireless' 104.6 million retail connections have a tendency to hog bandwidth, prompting the company to manage the speeds of the top 5 percent of data users who subscribe to unlimited data plans. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't ...
FCC to Verizon: We're “deeply troubled” by 4G LTE throttlingMind Of The Geek

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Google Inc May Face Another Probe From EU Regulators [Report] - ValueWalk

July 31, 2014 - 10:46am

ValueWalk

Google Inc May Face Another Probe From EU Regulators [Report]
ValueWalk
European regulators are giving tough time to Google, initiating one probe after another, and the latest one could be related to Android. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) latest tussle with the European regulators could be concerned with the ...
Google Says It Has Right To Notify Publishers Of Requests To Be ForgottenWall Street Journal (blog)
Which countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? Google reveals allCNET (blog)
Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp UpWebProNews
Windows IT Pro -Computerworld
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T-Mobile leads industry in subscriber additions - Reuters

July 31, 2014 - 10:20am

Reuters

T-Mobile leads industry in subscriber additions
Reuters
(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc on Thursday posted its first net profit in a year, raised its forecasts for subscriber growth and reported the most postpaid phone subscriber additions in the industry. The second-quarter results, which showed slower decreases in ...
T-Mobile Breaks Losing Streak With Second Quarter ProfitForbes
T-Mobile Postpaid Subscriber Momentum Continues In Q2Investor's Business Daily
Why T-Mobile figures it will steal more customers with iPhone 6CNET (blog)
Apple Insider -Techzone360 -Android Headlines - Android News
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Facebook's New App Gives Free Internet Access in Developing World - TIME

July 31, 2014 - 10:07am

Facebook's New App Gives Free Internet Access in Developing World
TIME
Facebook is taking another big step toward fulfilling its vision of bringing the Internet to the entire world. On Thursday, the company launched its first app for Internet.org, a partnership among tech giants to beam wireless service to developing markets. The new ...

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China rebuffs Canada for 'irresponsible' hacking claims - CNET (blog)

July 31, 2014 - 9:35am

China rebuffs Canada for 'irresponsible' hacking claims
CNET (blog)
The Chinese foreign ministry says Canada lacks evidence to prove who hacked into the National Research Council. by Don Reisinger · @donreisinger; July 31, 2014 7:24 AM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email.

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Apple letting go of redundant Beats employees - Fortune

July 31, 2014 - 9:18am

Apple letting go of redundant Beats employees
Fortune
If you work at Beats by Dre and someone at Apple already does your job, you'd better be polishing up your resume. According to the Apple AAPL news site 9to5mac.com, redundant employees of the recently-acquired music streaming and headphone ...

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Apple letting go of redundant Beats employees - Fortune

July 31, 2014 - 9:18am

Firstpost

Apple letting go of redundant Beats employees
Fortune
If you work at Beats by Dre and someone at Apple already does your job, you'd better be polishing up your resume. According to the Apple AAPL news site 9to5mac.com, redundant employees of the recently-acquired music streaming and headphone ...
Apple to Cut About 200 Jobs at BeatsWall Street Journal (blog)
Apple eliminating 200 Beats jobs -- reportCNET (blog)
Apple Deal Will Mean 200 Beats Workers Will Need New JobsRe/code
Silicon Valley Business Journal -Geek -ZDNet
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