Day: September 12, 2013

Verizon’s Plan To Turn the Web Into Pay-Per-View

snydeq writes “InfoWorld’s Bill Snyder writes of Verizon’s diabolical plan to to charge websites for carrying their packets — a strategy that, if it wins out, will be the end of the Internet as we know it. ‘Think of all the things that tick you off about cable TV. Along with brainless programming and crummy…

Why Twitter’s IPO filing was ‘confidential’

By taking advantage of a provision of the JOBS Act available to companies with less than $1 billion in sales, Twitter can keep details about its business secret for a few more weeks……

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-231

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-231 – Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in openswan. The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has…

Chrome for iOS learns pronouns

Google updates Chrome for iOS with better voice-activated searches, faster returns to search results, and bandwidth savings tracker…….

Twitter Seeking To Go Public

awarrenfells writes “While Dell Inc. is announcing its desire to go private, Twitter seems to be heading in the opposite direction with its recent tweet that it seeks to go public. From the article: ‘Twitter has announced that it has filed for its IPO. Since Twitter was able to submit confidentially, this indicated that it…

Twitter rolls out VIP filter feature to blue checkmark holders

For those influential or just rich and famous enough to have nabbed themselves a verified Twitter account, the social network has just announced a filter perk to help drown out the regular chatter…….

Pucker up for ‘The Kiss,’ a film shot with Google Glass

Two NY filmmakers don Google Glass as a storytelling tool for a short film about lovers shot from both their perspectives…….

Asus’ 2013 lineup will transform your life.

Here’s a look at why we’re excited about Asus’ 2013 lineup of tablets and laptops…….

Yahoo CEO Says It Would Be Treason To Decline To Cooperate With the NSA

McGruber writes “During Wednesday’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Marissa Meyer was asked what would happen if Yahoo simply declined to cooperate with the NSA. She replied ‘Releasing classified information is treason. It generally lands you incarcerated.’ Meyer also revealed that the 2007 lawsuit against the Patriot Act had been filed by Yahoo: ‘I’m proud to be…

Jack Dorsey talks Twitter’s origins with Biz Stone

In an IM conversation from 2006, Twitter co-founders talk about kicking off the social network. “We’re starting work on the twttr implementation today,” Jack Dorsey says…….