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German regulator orders Google to limit how it combines user data from multiple services (Karin Matussek/Bloomberg)

8 hours 40 min ago

Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
German regulator orders Google to limit how it combines user data from multiple services  —  Google Ordered to Change Handling of User Data in Germany  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) was ordered by a German regulator to limit how it combines user data that could be used to find out customers' personal preferences …

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Comcast launches cloud DVR in San Francisco, lays foundation for a set-top box-free future (Janko Roettgers/Gigaom)

11 hours 25 min ago

Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Comcast launches cloud DVR in San Francisco, lays foundation for a set-top box-free future  —  Comcast customers in the Bay Area now have two DVRs available to them: One in their living room, one in the cloud.  Eventually, the one in the living room will disappear.

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Report details barriers to Internet adoption; Zuckerberg to keynote first Internet.org Summit in New Delhi next week (Internet.org)

12 hours 30 min ago

Internet.org:
Report details barriers to Internet adoption; Zuckerberg to keynote first Internet.org Summit in New Delhi next week  —  Offline and Falling Behind  —  Bringing the next 4.4 billion people online will require companies, governments, and civil society to work together to remove barriers that stand in the way of a more connected world.

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How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks (Kim Zetter/Wired)

13 hours 30 sec ago

Kim Zetter / Wired:
How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks  —  Today, news broke of yet more large-scale credit-card breaches at big-box stores, this time at Albertson's and Supervalu, grocery chains in the American west.  —  The breaches follow in the wake of other recent breaches …

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TiVo app for Android finally adds streaming video support (John Callaham/Android Central)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:30pm

John Callaham / Android Central:
TiVo app for Android finally adds streaming video support  —  Owners of TiVo DVRs who also use Android smartphones or tablets can now fully use those devices, thanks to a new update to the TiVo Android app that finally allows it to stream recorded and live video from a DVR to supported smartphones and tablets.

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Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police (Craig Timberg/Washington Post)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:40pm

Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police  —  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on Tuesday that new forms of encryption capable of locking law enforcement officials out of popular electronic devices imperil investigations of kidnappers and sexual predators, putting children at increased risk.

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Arduino Is Building A Sub-$1000 3D Printer (Greg Kumparak/TechCrunch)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:50pm

Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Arduino Is Building A Sub-$1000 3D Printer  —  There is by no means a shortage of teams working on low-cost 3D printers.  Kickstarter is absolutely overflowing with them.  But, as many of those teams quickly realize, shipping hardware is hard.  —  A challenger approaches!

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Google unveils Drive for Education with free, unlimited storage and 'Classroom' integration (Nick Summers/The Next Web)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:05pm

Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google unveils Drive for Education with free, unlimited storage and ‘Classroom’ integration  —  Google Apps for Education just got a little bit sweeter: In the coming weeks, new and existing customers will have access to Drive for Education, an academic version of its online storage solution.

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Amid layoffs at the Las Vegas Downtown Project, Tony Hsieh hands off lead role to his lawyer (Nellie Bowles/Re/code)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:20pm

Nellie Bowles / Re/code:
Amid layoffs at the Las Vegas Downtown Project, Tony Hsieh hands off lead role to his lawyer  —  Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Lead Role at Las Vegas Downtown Project  —  Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and founder of the ambitious startup-city development Downtown Project in Las Vegas …

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Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology (Nicky Woolf/Guardian)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:30pm

Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology  —  Indictment unsealed on Tuesday reveals Department of Justice charged four people in international computer hacking ring  —  Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft …

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Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:45pm

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group  —  On the same day that eBay announced that it plans to spin off its payments business PayPal, a smaller payments competitor has quietly announced another round of funding to continue building out its own platform.

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PayPal was excluded from Apple Pay because PayPal partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader (Ian Kar/Bank Innovation)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:10pm

Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
PayPal was excluded from Apple Pay because PayPal partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader  —  The Real Reason PayPal Isn't an Apple Pay Preferred Partner  —  Earlier this month, before Apple Pay came out, Bank Innovation wrote that Apple and PayPal had been involved in talks for ... something.

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Path Talk leverages TalkTo acquisition by letting users text businesses instead of calling (Ellis Hamburger/The Verge)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:45pm

Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Path Talk leverages TalkTo acquisition by letting users text businesses instead of calling  —  Path Talk lets you text businesses instead of calling, and it actually works  —  “What if you could text message a store instead of calling them?”  —  This is the stuff of a Silicon Valley fairytale …

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Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview available Oct. 1 will work on x86 machines only; here's how to get it (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:10pm

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 10 Enterprise Technical Preview available Oct. 1 will work on x86 machines only; here's how to get it  —  Microsoft's Windows 10: What's new and how to get the preview bits  —  Summary: Microsoft will open up its first public preview build of the next version of Windows client on October 1.

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Hands on with Windows 10's resizable Start menu, Mission Control-like Task View, and app snapping (Blair Hanley Frank/GeekWire)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:45pm

Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Hands on with Windows 10's resizable Start menu, Mission Control-like Task View, and app snapping  —  Video: Hands on with Windows 10, Microsoft's new operating system  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Following today's unveiling of Windows 10, GeekWire got a chance to go hands-on with Microsoft's new operating system …

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