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Microsoft’s Next Era | TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Next Era | TechCrunch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Moments like this happen only once a generation in the technology industry.

The announcement of Steve Ballmer's retirement from his post as CEO of Microsoft puts an end to one of the most powerful and interesting "regimes" in technology history.
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8 Reasons You Should Be Using Google Voice (If You’re American)

8 Reasons You Should Be Using Google Voice (If You’re American) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google Voice has been out for years, but many people in the US still haven’t given it a try. Google Voice offers many features you can’t get elsewhere, and almost all of them are free.
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Snowden tricked NSA - and they don't know how he did it

Snowden tricked NSA - and they don't know how he did it | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
While collecting data Edward Snowden was able to evade all safeguards at the NSA, leaving the agency puzzled at how he did it, according to new report. Officials worry that the ease with which he covered his tracks means another breach could happen.
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Tesla California sales beat Chrysler, Volvo, Cadillac, other big names

Tesla California sales beat Chrysler, Volvo, Cadillac, other big names | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Electric car maker snatches 12 percent of luxury sports category in first half of 2013.
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Sid Bernstein, who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall, dies at 95

Sid Bernstein, who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall, dies at 95 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The savvy and relentless music promoter also worked with Judy Garland and Tony Bennett.
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Obama: NSA surveillance programs ‘loaded gun’ that can be abused if unchecked

Obama: NSA surveillance programs ‘loaded gun’ that can be abused if unchecked | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
President Obama strongly defended National Security Agency surveillance programs on Friday morning but acknowledged that, if unchecked, they could easily be abused.
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Finally, a "No shit Sherlock" moment.

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NSA paid tech firms over Prism, says latest Snowden leak

NSA paid tech firms over Prism, says latest Snowden leak | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft all received money to cover costs related to surveillance requests, the UK's Guardian reports, citing documents provided by former contractor Edward Snowden. Read this article by Edward Moyer on CNET News.
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Google and Microsoft's plea on NSA requests moves slowly in secret court

Google and Microsoft's plea on NSA requests moves slowly in secret court | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google and Microsoft sued the government in June, claiming they have a free speech right to disclose the number of surveillance requests they receive. The government has filed six extensions but no response.
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Barack Obama can’t get ahead of NSA story | Politico

Barack Obama can’t get ahead of NSA story | Politico | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama has the surveillance leak response down pat: Wait a couple of days after a rough story, then tell reporters most of what they already know. What the White House hasn’t done is get ahead of the story.
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AT&T and Verizon Stay Silent About NSA Internet Snooping | TIME.com

AT&T and Verizon Stay Silent About NSA Internet Snooping | TIME.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The telecom giants don't have much to say about their role in NSA surveillance programs
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House Dems seek to curtail NSA spying powers in wake of email surveillance

House Dems seek to curtail NSA spying powers in wake of email surveillance | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The lawmakers say there is mounting evidence the executive branch has abused its surveillance powers.
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Email surveillance is just the tip of the iceberg unfortunately.

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Mark Zuckerberg's push to bring internet to the poor is business dressed up as charity

On Monday Mark Zuckerberg announced the formation of Internet.org, a partnership with some of the biggest players in the smartphone space, to bring internet connectivity to poor people in the...
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Introducing PRSM: The Sharing Network

Introducing PRSM: The Sharing Network | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
PRSM: Introducing a new way to share everything. Nothing to hide, nothing to lose. Sign up - it's free.
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Tesla Model S vulnerable to hackers?

Tesla Model S vulnerable to hackers? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Tesla Model S could be vulnerable to hackers due to its security protocols for certain web-based car functions that are usually accessed via smartphone.
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The Google Glass Interface is Awesome and Should Go Everywhere | Cult of Android

The Google Glass Interface is Awesome and Should Go Everywhere | Cult of Android | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
I love the Google Glass interface and I think it should be everywhere. This interface is similar to a blog in that the basic organizing principle is time.
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Appeals court overrules Apple-Samsung judge, allows more document sealing

Appeals court overrules Apple-Samsung judge, allows more document sealing | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A sharp disagreement over secrecy in patent trials.
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Numbers Don't Lie: Tesla Is Beginning To Put The Hurt On The Competition

Numbers Don't Lie: Tesla Is Beginning To Put The Hurt On The Competition | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Upstart automaker Tesla Motors won't sell as many cars this year as Chevrolet sells in 3 days, but its early success with the all-electric Model S sedan is already keeping the competition up at night.
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NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst | PBS NewsHour

NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst | PBS NewsHour | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Judy Woodruff sits down with two former NSA officials who blew the whistle on what they said were abuses at the NSA, along with that agency’s former inspector general, to talk about whether that secretive agency is recording all domestic calls in...
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NSA Officers Sometimes Spy on Love Interests

NSA Officers Sometimes Spy on Love Interests | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S. officials said.
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From One Former NSA Worker to the Rest: It’s Time to Speak Out

From One Former NSA Worker to the Rest: It’s Time to Speak Out | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Most people don't know the history of Von Neumann Hall, the nearly windowless building hidden behind the engineering quadrangle at Princeton.
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Steve Ballmer to retire as Microsoft CEO

Steve Ballmer to retire as Microsoft CEO | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Microsoft has just announced that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months. He will step down from his post as soon as the process of choosing his successor has been completed....
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My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander

My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
On July 30, 2013, I had the pleasure of having dinner with General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency. Just a few weeks earlier, I had called the NSA’s activities “criminal” in the digital pages of the New York Times.
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NSA ‘goes after man who mocked agency’

NSA ‘goes after man who mocked agency’ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

LibertyManiacs.com, a company that markets “freedom products for liberty lovers,” says the NSA is using a claim of copyright infringement to stop it from selling T-shirts and other products making fun of the Big Brother agency.

 


Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/08/nsa-crushes-free-speech-on-t-shirts/#VoT4E7ERFx7E206b.99 ;

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NSA used PRISM to collect more than 200 million internet communications a year as of 2011

NSA used PRISM to collect more than 200 million internet communications a year as of 2011 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
According to a declassified order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, as of 2011, the US National Security Agency was "acquiring" more than 250 million "internet communications" each...
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Google Code fast becoming hackers' malware mule

Google Code fast becoming hackers' malware mule | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Zscaler says search giant needs to improve security validation processes
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