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"It’s absolutely unreasonable to expect consumers and citizens, who are all engaged in so many other activities, to also have the ability to continuously update their knowledge about what new tracking method the industry has discovered and to be able to fend it off. I think it’s a larger problem that requires policy intervention." - Acquisti
What can be guessed about you from your online behavior? Two computer privacy experts -- economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck -- on how little we know about how muc...
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Passwords are not dead, but one WSJ reporter's Twitter account is.
What happened after a Wall Street Journal writer handed his Twitter password out? The obvious: a lot of people tried to use it.
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You get what you paid for...  Or not...

So, another 2 companies hit the shit list of companies never to buy from again.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184253-ssd-shadiness-kingston-and-pny-caught-bait-and-switching-cheaper-components-after-good-reviews
There's an increasing about of evidence to suggest that certain manufacturers are swapping out SSD hardware behind-the-scenes, and that products ...
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Google apparently decided to simplify app permissions so that an app granted a fine-grained permission (say, approx location) can now just acquire a "related" permission (say, exact location) without asking. How is this not a horrible idea? Oh, and all apps now have Internet access permission.  #WTFGoogle
Google just made a huge change to the way app permissions work on Android. Apps already on your device can now gain dangerous permissions with automatic updates. Future apps can gain dangerous permissions without asking you, too.
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It's still "all or nothing", you just get less of a chance to change your mind when the meaning of "all" changes.

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So apparently Twitter randomly decided I'm a robot and locked me out of my account. Wonderful. Anyone know someone on Twitter's security team?

It'd be nice to be able to Tweet during the SOTU.
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Thanks Sid!

I'm able to Tweet now and it looks like it was a widespread issue.

But at least my initial suspicion (that someone tried to reset the PW and it locked) was wrong.

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"The golden-tailed tree shrew is known for how much alcohol it consumes by drinking fermented palm nectar without ever getting drunk, since its body is designed to process ethanol super efficiently. Maybe you can analyze as much data as the golden-tailed tree shrew can drink alcohol, but you will possibly never get anything out of it?"
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So one of the interns got married...
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"The key to protection is being informed about risks. If you receive a suspicious-looking email, assiduously click on all the links and follow their instructions to learn more about the threat."
Following the recent data breach at retail giant Target, which exposed credit card numbers and personal information of as many as 110 million people, many Americans have grown concerned about their safety and privacy online.
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We need a remake of "The Wire" for the social media age.

("The Mini Feed"?)
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