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Gutsy move: Yahoo risked wrath of 30,000 third-party e-mail providers to decrease security problems on Yahoo Mail. It's gotten more aggressive with DMARC support. (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance: http://www.dmarc.org/)

I wonder if Google will follow suit with +Gmail.
By Jeff Bonforte, SVP of Communications Products Today I did a search on “we never locked our doors” and here are some of the top results:
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If you think that's what I just said, you failed to read my argument clearly.  I made no claim that work to create a consensus occurred.  I did claim that DMARC is widely-known and has been for some time, which I don't think should need substantiation given the number of articles about it that have appeared in the tech press over the past couple of years.  Given that knowledge and the fact that until now no one has moved to turn on DMARC, I then expressed skepticism that a consensus would have been easily formed and that had Yahoo! been well-meaning and not lazy, they could and should have formed one.  Therefore, your core argument that a responsible entity would have acted differently than Yahoo! seems suspect.  What evidence do we have that that would not have simply been a waste of time?
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The Oilpan cometh! (To the +Google Chrome V8 JavaScript engine)

Translation: new approach to tidying up Chrome memory, a process called garbage collection. Details from +Lars Bak at Google I/O last year:  Web Languages and VMs: Fast Code is Always in Fashion. (V8, Dart) - Google I/O 2013
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OK, you lazy people, this is why you read app updates.

I just spotted this in the +Spotify Android update what's new section: “Fictitious: This app is dating a rather attractive vending machine.”
Spotify est désormais gratuit sur les mobiles et les tablettes. Écoutez la ...
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Fun isn't it. They've been doing this since forever. 
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My new favorite comic (and I didn’t pay much attention to philosophy) Existential Comics. Cognitive Bias Boy FTW! http://existentialcomics.com/
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The Heartbleed bug, which undoes Web encryption for Web servers using a newer version of the OpenSSL software, is about as serious as they come. It can be used to let attackers discover usernames and passwords, impersonate servers, and decrypt earlier network traffic.
By exposing the contents of memory of a Web site's server, the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug lets attackers steal the most sensitive information and impersonate those servers.
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So as I understand it, changing passwords won't necessarily reduce the threat until the websites you visit patch the bug AND revoke their current certificates. And you tell your browser to check for revoked certificates. Boy what a mess this is. 
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Apparently I'm fond of Citroën designs, or at least find them distinctive, because I keep taking photos of them. https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=33782207@N00&q=citroen
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+Rupert Goodwins I like the distinctiveness but always thought the cars looked like they got pinched out of the factory production line with an incomplete rump. Perhaps that's better than today's bland pod-people sedans.
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Trying to recover from the gay-marriage debacle of the last few weeks, Mozilla just named Chris Beard its interim CEO -- and a board member, too. He's got years of Mozilla experience in product and marketing roles, including former chief marketing officer.
Trying to recover quickly from a firestorm over gay marriage that brought down its last CEO in just 11 days, Mozilla names a longtime Mozilla leader to be its new chief. It also begins reshaping its board.
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je respecte leur choix mais ????
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+Mozilla Firefox OS is starting to come out of its cocoon. Here's a look at the new apps and features of the mobile OS that's so central to Mozilla's future.
The appearance and features of Mozilla's modernized mobile OS are emerging as the upcoming version matures. New features include copy and paste, a revamped lock screen, find-my-phone tools, and a new app switching mechanism.
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Nice article but whenever you mention Firefox OS, I can only think $25 whatta deal.
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Here's the +CNET review of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which I missed because of assorted news stories. Interesting how ordinary and incremental this turned out to be given all the pre-launch noise about a dramatic departure since the S4 was too much like the S3. As with iPhones, it's getting harder to be more revolutionary with next-gen models. Incrementalism FTW!

That doesn't mean there aren't improvements, of course, and I'm happy to see the reduction in bloaty Samsung apps.
 
If you missed it, I thoroughly review the ins and outs of Samsung's Galaxy S5, including tons of photos and video! #samsunggalaxys5  
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I want that phone
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China just approved Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s phone division, clearing away a major obstacle to the mammoth deal.
The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.
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The service was bad and the food was mediocre. The waiter pushed 3-euro bottled water on us, saying the local water was bad (it's not). He gave us double the amount of pan tostada tomate (toasted bread with tomato sauce) that we needed (an extra 6 euros), and it didn't have enough tomato sauce anyway. He incorrectly served us a second pitcher of sangria that we didn't order, took it away when we told him of the mistake, but charged us the extra 8.95 euros anyway. The sole was bad. The bacalao (charcoal-grilled cod) used good fish but was terribly oversalted. Stick with the canelones were salty but bland. The butifarra (sausages) and potatoes, though, were quite good.
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A good value for great fresh seafood. Prepare to wait in line, though. Note that you buy the wine separately, and listen for the folks at the serving window to call your number.
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Good pizza, good service, and very family friendly. (Except that I would prefer them to open a half hour earlier: as it stands, they serve pizza starting at 19:00 and main courses at 19:30. We eat earlier than most French families.)
Atmosphere: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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Good food and wine with a clean, straightforward presentation. The Dover sole was cooked perfectly and wasn't swimming in butter. High marks for thé sea bass too. Risotto with shrimp was unusual but delicious. Unfortunately, the large open windows in warm weather let lots of cigarette smoke into the indoors.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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The room was clean and quiet, and the breakfast was nice, but the Internet (wired and wireless) didn't work for my first day there. Just as bad, there's a large and actively used ashtray in the lobby by check-in. The entire lobby reeks of cigarette smoke, and the odor pervades the stairway all the way below it above it to my room on the fourth floor. Fortunately my room was "non-smoking" room and didn't smell, and not much of the odor made its way into the dining room next to the lobby. However, if you don't like cigarette smoke, stay far away from this hotel. Also, a minor complaint: there weren't enough power outlets in the room for a modern business traveler with multiple devices to charge, even after I unplugged the TV.
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A very nice hotel -- clean, quiet, with good food and helpful staff. Optional dinner was only pizza, but it was fast, convenient, tasty, and affordable, which for a business traveler is often nicer than having to endure a 2-hour ordeal. If you want fancy food, there's always Koeln. Internet access was reliable but costs extra; I paid a reasonable amount for a week's access. Unfortunately you'll have to pay even more if you want to connect your phone and tablet to the Internet along with your computer. The hotel is easy walking distance to the Koeln Messe for trade shows, and it's about five minutes' walk to the #3 and #4 tram lines for public transit that will get you to central Koeln. It's was about a 15-minute walk for me to get to the S13 commuter train that provides a pretty fast trip to the airport, but a taxi is faster.
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We had a nice afternoon with our six-year-old son; the jardin isn't great for kids who are older than 10 or so, though. The affordable entry price is nice, but of course you'll end up spending more for the rides and amusements. Most rides take one ticket, but some (the duck fishing, for example) inexplicably cost two, which struck me as a bit silly. The lines weren't bad. We didn't get to some of the attractions toward the west end of the park, though.
Appeal: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
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