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Thomas Claburn
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T-Mobile To Disclose Skewed Speed Tests
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Following an FCC inquiry, T-Mobile plans to be more transparent about how it alters the way its network appears in certain speed tests.
Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
Ghostery Makes Privacy Marketable
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Service that blocks Web tracking code turns out to be good for business, too.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Comment: third = last - Thomas Claburn - 11/20/2014
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
Apple WatchKit: 6 Facts
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Apple's WatchKit, the initial software development framework for the Apple Watch, is focused on ways to present data from iPhones.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
Comment: isp commitments - Thomas Claburn - 11/18/2014
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
Heating Your House With Cloud Computing
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Is it time to get serious about recycling the radiant heat from servers into heating for other buildings large and small?
Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
Comment: Re: The data... - Thomas Claburn - 11/12/2014
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Google Fiber For Small Businesses Debuts
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Small companies looking for fast, affordable Internet access now have another option, at least in Kansas City.
Net Neutrality: Let There Be Laws
Commentary  |  11/12/2014  | 
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
Comment: Re: Respect - Thomas Claburn - 11/11/2014
Comment: errors - Thomas Claburn - 11/11/2014
Comment: Clutter - Thomas Claburn - 11/11/2014
Google Inbox: 7 Reasons To Say Yes
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
Google's experimental email client Inbox will change the way you look at email.
Amazon Echo Awaits Your Command
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
Google Drive Can Launch Local Apps
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
New Chrome extension Application Launcher for Drive lets Google Drive open files in local applications.
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Google Cloud Cuts Prices Again, Adds Services
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Google continues to advance its cloud business with better virtualization, flexibility, speed, and affordability, but won't catch up to giant Amazon Web Services anytime soon.
Nixie Nabs Intel Wearable Prize
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Intel contest judges are won over by a wearable, flying drone, award it $500,000.
HomeAway Sues San Francisco Over Home Sharing Law
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Vacation rental service claims new home-sharing law is discriminatory and unconstitutional because it bans second-home owners from short-term property rentals.
Comment: Re: Patents - Thomas Claburn - 10/31/2014
Facebook Adds Tor Support
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
Comment: Personal VPNs? - Thomas Claburn - 10/31/2014
HP's 3D Future: Sprout Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/31/2014  | 
Take a look at HP's unusual "immersive PC," Sprout, and Multi Jet Fusion, a bold foray into 3D hardware.
HP Debuts Sprout Immersive PC, 3D Printer
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
HP shows it can still innovate with a novel PC designed to scan physical objects and a printer designed to create physical objects.
Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
Google Developing Disease Detection Pill
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Google X scientists hope to create a pill laden with nanoparticles to non-invasively identify diseases like cancer.
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Comment: security - Thomas Claburn - 10/27/2014
Comment: accountability - Thomas Claburn - 10/27/2014
Comment: Unlimited - Thomas Claburn - 10/27/2014
Amazon's Fire TV Stick Challenges Google Chromecast
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Amazon offers its latest streaming device for just $19 to Amazon Prime members for a two-day period.
Comment: hmm - Thomas Claburn - 10/24/2014
Comment: Re: Flashback - Thomas Claburn - 10/24/2014
Samsung Knox Is Weak, Researcher Says
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Samsung's Knox security software for Android devices handles passwords in a way that undermines encryption, an anonymous researcher says.
Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms?
Twitter Debuts Fabric SDK For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps.
Comment: Re: Agreed - Thomas Claburn - 10/22/2014
Comment: Re: Evolution - Thomas Claburn - 10/22/2014
Comment: Re: Seriously? - Thomas Claburn - 10/22/2014
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
Comment: that's a start - Thomas Claburn - 10/21/2014


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