26 November 2013

Blame the NSA, not Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or Apple

Blaming big tech companies for the NSA's overreach isn't just ignorant – it's dangerous.

Blame the NSA, not Facebook and Google: Column: "Their argument is based on undefined fantasy – not hard facts. Limiting bulk data collection by private companies — whether they advertise or not — would do little or nothing to limit the NSA. Even when advertising is not involved, private companies must collect huge amounts of data merely to provide the most basic services...." (read more at link above)

They are bailing out en masse at BlackBerry --
Blackberry’s Monday Mass Exodus: COO, CMO Leave - Canada Real Time - WSJ: "The troubled Canadian smartphone maker said its chief operating officer and its chief marketing officer will leave the company. BlackBerry will also replace its chief financial officer Brian Bidulka with James Yersh, the current senior vice president, controller and head of compliance."

Google Nexus 5 review: High-end Android, mainstream price
Times of India
It is also the first Android phone where Google-services are integrated deep... animations in iOS 7 make the user interface the Apple's phone feel a bit slow.

indiatvnews.com

Microsoft XBox One sales surpass 1 million in first 24 hours
Newsday
Microsoft Corp. said it sold more than 1 million Xbox One video-game consoles in less than a day after the new machine went on sale in 13 countries. The tally ...

BBC News

Amazon workers called on strike in Germany
MarketWatch
Amazon workers called on strike in Germany ... Services union Ver.di called for strikes at two of Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) German locations over ...

Times of India

New Apple Inc. iPhone 5S, 5C doing much better than Samsung ...
Financial Express
After a much hyped November 1 launch, Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have captured the imagination of smartphone lovers in India. The new Apple ...

Financial Express

Apple Loop: Retail Ready, Samsung Asked To Pay Up, Ive On ...
Forbes
Keeping you in the loop on a few of the things that happened around Apple this .... former head ofGoogle's philanthropy organization and now head of the Skoll ...

GlobalPost
Courts have granted Apple more than $900 million over technology pilfered by ... Although Samsung has been ordered to pay nearly a billion dollars to Apple for ...

The Japan Daily Press

CNET
Google has built deep into Android support for two higher-end photography ... Apple Aperture or Adobe Lightroom, and Google's approach could make that more ...

USA TODAY
Apple Inc paid about $350 million to acquire PrimeSense, an Israeli start-up that developed the motion-sensing technology in Microsoft's Xbox video game console. "We can confirm the deal with Apple," Jennifer Kite-Powell, a spokeswoman for PrimeSense, ...

Microsoft acknowledges Xbox problem with disc drive
BBC News
Microsoft has acknowledged that owners of its new Xbox One console are experiencing problems with the disc drive. Some users say the drive is making very loud noises when they try to insert a disc and in some cases is not reading discs at all ...

Apple, Eaton, Google, Wockhardt: Intellectual Property
Bloomberg
Apple Inc. (AAPL) won more than $290 million from Samsung Electronics Co. in a do-over damages trial by relying on the same tactics it used in a 2012 victory -- and a witness who jurors said tipped the balance in Apple's favor. After a weeklong trial ...

Google Glass' (Preview) GDK Goes Official, But What's Missing?
PC Magazine
Google (finally) released its Glass Development Kit to the world (of Glass developers) this past Tuesday. While it's a welcome bit of relief for those who had previously been working to develop Glass apps using the company's far more restrictive Mirror ...

Google's Schmidt hints only Samsung, Google match iPhone?
Computerworld (blog)
Omitted from the Google chairman's little list of approved names were: Amazon, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Sony, and the many Chinese firms in which the future of that platform is invested: Xiaomi, for example. Does this omission mean he doesn't approve of these ...

Google patent takes the social out of social networking: technology ...
By Michael Gorman
Google's latest patent might just be the solution you need to keep up -- it claims a technology that analyzes how you go about your social networking business and automatically makes personalized response suggestions to posts sent your ...
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China fights back against US accusations of blocking WTO ... - Reuters
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Thursday that China's demands to exempt more than 100 products from a technology trade deal risked ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-china-us-ita-idUSBRE9AN0AA20131...

SpaceX satellite launch is a potential game-changer
USA TODAY
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new SpaceX rocket will attempt its "toughest" mission Monday with a twilight launch of a type of satellite rarely seen around here anymore — one not owned by the U.S. government. The planned 5:37 p.m. liftoff would be the ...

Nexus 5 Users Scream For Audio Problem Fix
InformationWeek
A bug in Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone has buyers asking: "Can you hear me now?" Google's latest flagship, pure Android phone, the Nexus 5, arrived earlier this month to mostly positive reviews, particularly due to the price of only $349 for an ...

China's moon landing next month is trouble for NASA
Fox News
China's mission to robotically land on the moon next month is sure to stir up lunar dust, but it may also cause a political dustup, too. China is in the final stages of preparing its robotic Chang'e 3 moon lander to launch atop a Long March 3B rocket, slated for ...

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