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Apple Ends Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Use Of "App Store" Name - Cult of Mac

Apple Ends Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Use Of "App Store" Name - Cult of Mac | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple and Amazon have agreed to end their lawsuit regarding the rights to use the "app store" name, leaving room for both companies to use the phrase.
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Another B.S. lawsuit from Apple goes down in flames.

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List of words to avoid using if you don't want the NSA to flag your emails, phone calls

List of words to avoid using if you don't want the NSA to flag your emails, phone calls | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
List of words to avoid using if you don't want the NSA to flag your emails, phone calls
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So much for George Carlin's 7 Dirty Words... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbZhpf3sQxQ

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Judge: Lawsuit alleging illegal NSA spying may continue

Judge: Lawsuit alleging illegal NSA spying may continue | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Electronic Frontier Foundation wins a key round in its lawsuit alleging the National Security Agency illegally wiretapped Americans' private phone calls and Internet conversations. Read this article by Declan McCullagh on CNET News.
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In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A.

In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With the secret FISA court’s approval, the National Security Agency is collecting data not only on terrorism cases but also other foreign intelligence issues like nuclear proliferation and cyberattacks.
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Android security flaw affects 99 percent of phones, researcher says

Android security flaw affects 99 percent of phones, researcher says | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Hackers can now get a “master key” to Google’s operating system, the security firm warns.
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If PRISM Is Good Policy, Why Stop With Terrorism?

If PRISM Is Good Policy, Why Stop With Terrorism? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

Defenders of the program say its effectiveness excuses it -- so what's next?

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Shocker: AT&T will start selling customers’ usage data

Shocker: AT&T will start selling customers’ usage data | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
AT&T is joining the rest of the tech world in selling anonymous, aggregated information about its customers usage habits. The surprising thing is it didn’t do this sooner.
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Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and others plan July 4 protest against NSA surveillance | PCWorld

Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and others plan July 4 protest against NSA surveillance | PCWorld | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A large coalition of civil rights and privacy groups and potentially thousands of websites will stage protests on the Fourth of July to protest surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency.
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Best Android smartphones (July 2013 edition) | ZDNet

Best Android smartphones (July 2013 edition) | ZDNet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Time to take a tour of a handful of the best Android smartphones currently available on the market (July 2013). This time around I've added a dual-SIM handset into the mix for those of you looking to switch networks quickly.
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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Can't Tell You About NSA Abuses

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Can't Tell You About NSA Abuses | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
He did say that his company's policy is to fight what they regard as overly broad requests for information.
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How The Copyright Industry Pushed For Internet Surveillance | TorrentFreak

How The Copyright Industry Pushed For Internet Surveillance | TorrentFreak | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Surveillance and wiretapping have again become hot topics. Let's see how the copyright industry has been pushing for draconian logging policies to help their surveillance efforts - they're one of the major players in this field.
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New PRISM slides say the program allows NSA to eavesdrop on live conversations

New PRISM slides say the program allows NSA to eavesdrop on live conversations | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
New slides from a leaked NSA presentation published by the Washington Post show that the spy agency is able to monitor live conversations in real time using FBI-operated equipment located on company premises.
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DOJ Says Public Has No Right To Know About The Secret Laws The Feds Use To Spy On Us | Techdirt

DOJ Says Public Has No Right To Know About The Secret Laws The Feds Use To Spy On Us | Techdirt | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
So, we were just discussing the insanity of the FISA court (FISC) basically acting as a shadow Supreme Court, making broad rulings in total secrecy that have created a secret body of law that the public is not allowed to know about.
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Did you know John Roberts is also chief justice of the NSA’s surveillance state?

Did you know John Roberts is also chief justice of the NSA’s surveillance state? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The only real oversight over the surveillance state are the 11 FISA judges who oversee it. And every one of those judges is appointed by John Roberts.
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Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance

Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cables’ data for surveillance | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The government makes private companies sign agreements that protect its ability to access data.
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Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm : NPR

Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm : NPR | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Utah Data Center, 26 miles south of Salt Lake City, will begin operations in September. Though the NSA director has said it won't hold data on U.S. citizens, privacy advocates worry about the agency's expanding capabilities.
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Read and weep.

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Stasi vs. The NSA Back To Back: Who's Worse - A Visual Guide - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Stasi vs. The NSA Back To Back: Who's Worse - A Visual Guide - Falkvinge on Infopolicy | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

If you were to compare the evil, reprehensible Stasi to the NSA side by side in a visual comparison, who’s the worse surveillance hawk? The people over at OpenDataCity have put together a nice visual guide with astonishing results...

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How Did American Become So Fearful and Timid That We've Given Away Essential Liberties? Some Are Even Afraid to Speak up

How Did American Become So Fearful and Timid That We've Given Away Essential Liberties? Some Are Even Afraid to Speak up | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
America's founders would be horrified at this United States of Surveillance
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NSA Scandal: As Tech Giants Fight Back, Phone Firms Stay Mum | TIME.com

NSA Scandal: As Tech Giants Fight Back, Phone Firms Stay Mum | TIME.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As the U.S. National Security Agency scandal has unfolded over the last few weeks, Internet giants Google, Facebook, and Yahoo have been falling over each other to publicly distance themselves from the NSA's data collection programs, in some cases...
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Snowden, in new statement, accuses Obama of using ‘old, bad tools of political aggression’

Snowden, in new statement, accuses Obama of using ‘old, bad tools of political aggression’ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The NSA leaker's first public message in eight days charged that the U.S. is
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Job Title Key to Inner Access Held by Snowden

Job Title Key to Inner Access Held by Snowden | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Edward J. Snowden’s assignment as an “infrastructure analyst” helps explain how he could lay bare the National Security Agency’s efforts to identify potential targets.
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Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations

Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Reports in Der Spiegel that US agencies bugged European council building 'reminiscent of cold war', says German minister
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