Court Order Stops NSA Bulk Collection Weeks Earlier than Expected
Nov10

Court Order Stops NSA Bulk Collection Weeks Earlier than Expected

Yesterday, Judge Richard Leon released an order against the NSA forcing the agency to shut down its bulk telephone metadata collection program before the scheduled date of the 29th of November. Within his 43-page opinion Judge Leon noted that even though the program was already set to be shut down, he decided to end the program early, “because the loss of constitutional freedoms for even one day is a significant harm.” For years the...

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UK Government’s Anti-Encryption Stance Is Poorly Thought Out
Nov04

UK Government’s Anti-Encryption Stance Is Poorly Thought Out

This new draft legislation which seeks to ban ‘unbreakable’ encryption for the masses and track all their online habits puts people at risk, but not from the government, from each other. That’s actually the part of the story that the government don’t seem to understand at all – it’s not the police or the government that are the ‘enemy’ that ordinary folks are protecting themselves from...

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Straight To Ecommerce Manufacturing Can Bring Jobs Back To US, Says Liberty Tabletop CEO
Oct22

Straight To Ecommerce Manufacturing Can Bring Jobs Back To US, Says Liberty Tabletop CEO

Liberty Tabletop is the only remaining flatware manufacturer in the US, and rose from the ashes of the old Oneida facility in Sherrill, NY when they moved their operations overseas. With green credentials, and fair working conditions, they are still able to deliver affordable, beautiful products to consumers thanks to the internet – they can cut out the ‘middle men’. Before we get stuck into the Liberty story, which...

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Apple Drops Banhammer on 256 Apps That Stole User Data
Oct20

Apple Drops Banhammer on 256 Apps That Stole User Data

In yet another user-privacy scandal, Apple has stated that they have kicked out hundreds of apps from their app store after finding them in violation of the company’s privacy policy. More specifically, Apple found that hundreds of apps were found to harbor Chinese advertising software that was able to steal “personally identifiable user information” from its users. In their press release Apple stated that, “We’ve identified a group of...

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Apple’s New iOS 9 Jam Packs New Features You Don’t Want to Miss
Sep18

Apple’s New iOS 9 Jam Packs New Features You Don’t Want to Miss

Yesterday, Apple released its latest operating system, iOS 9. Most notably, the new Apple operating system boasts increased battery life that will benefit devices of all platforms. This is especially good news as Apple decided to reduce the battery capacity of both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, stating that users can expect about an extra hour of charge on their phone while using iOS9. If the new battery improvements weren’t...

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Is This the End of Organic Search Results? Google Users Can Now Book Reservations Directly from Search Results
Aug25

Is This the End of Organic Search Results? Google Users Can Now Book Reservations Directly from Search Results

While scrolling through Twitter today I noticed an interesting tweet from Pete Meyers: Is this new? – "Book an appointment" option in Knowledge Panel (shown closed and open) — pic.twitter.com/j86njnVGyq — Dr. Pete Meyers (@dr_pete) August 24, 2015 Having not noticed this myself I decided to do a few quick Google queries to get the same type of results. Unfortunately, here in Minneapolis the new update...

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