2nd > February > 2013 Archive

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FTC issues new privacy guidelines for mobile firms

Protecting consumers' privacy on their mobile devices is a complicated business, and platform vendors, app developers, and advertising networks all have their part to play, according to new guidelines from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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Sea Launch comsat rocket goes titsup 40 seconds into launch

The troubled rocketeers at Sea Launch have had another setback with the failure of its latest launch after just 40 seconds of flight, leading to the destruction of both the delivery vehicle and its expensive satellite payload.
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Twitter breach leaks emails, passwords of 250,000 users

If you find that your Twitter password doesn't work the next time you try to login, you won't be alone. The service was busy resetting passwords and revoking cookies on Friday, following an online attack that may have leaked the account data of approximately 250,000 users.
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First video inside thinking fish's brain captured by boffins

Scientists have discovered a way to show the neural activity that indicates the thought processes of a fish while hunting its prey.

Introducing the Open Source Rookie of the Year... Whoa, it's Microsoft

Open ... and Shut It's déjà vu all over again for Microsoft, as Black Duck Software has named Redmond's TypeScript project among its 2012 Open Source Rookies of the Year - despite Microsoft spending nearly a decade trying to figure out this crazy communist software manifesto.
Matt Asay, 02 2013

Microsoft Dell deal would restore PC makers' confidence

Analysis The PC business could experience not one but two seismic events on Monday.