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AdBlock Plus to Allow Ads

In a strange turn-about, AdBlock Plus will now allow “acceptable ads.”  Why? Starting with Adblock Plus 2.0 you can allow some of the advertising that is considered not annoying. By doing this you support websites that rely on advertising but

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Posted in Economics

Smart Gadget Sleeper Cells

“Smart Gadgets are Like Sleeper Cells in Your Kitchen: Most people don’t know their gadgets can already talk to one another, and even be controlled remotely by their utility company.” GE has been shipping appliances for the past three years

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Posted in Security

Big Brother Leading to Acquitals

In San Francisco, defense attorneys are using the ubiquitous video cameras to support their clients’ cases. They have also become a tool exploited by defense lawyers who often seek footage from the cameras to exonerate falsely accused clients. The footage is not

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Posted in Crime, Law

Dropbox

The hottest cloud computing application right now is Dropbox.  Dropbox stores your selected files “in the cloud,” or (more accurately) on its servers.  More than that, Dropbox can be used to sync files across computers.  It comes with 2 GB

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Posted in Inventions and Innovations

Security Concerns with Mobile Apps

Recently, at Ars Technica, there was an article on the data that the Pandora app for Android sends to Pandora and its advertisers.  It links to a WSJ article on a federal investigation about the privacy issues. Collecting this information

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Posted in Security