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Katy Perry: ‘Most rewarded digital act’ beats Rihanna, Taylor Swift by millions – CNN

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) — Katy Perry is the “most rewarded digital act” ever, according to the organization that hands out gold and platinum records. Perry fans have bought 72 million singles online, which is 20 million more digital singles than the No. 2 artist, Rihanna, has sold, the Recording Industry Association of America announced. Taylor Swift is third with 51 million digital singles sold. How iTunes changed music, and the…

What Your Cell Phone Can’t Tell the Police – New Yorker (blog)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The paradigm is the assumption that, when you make a call on your cell phone, it automatically routes to the nearest cell tower, and that by capturing those records police can determine where you made a call—and thus where you were—at a particular time. That, he explained, is not how the system works. When you hit “send” on your cell phone, a complicated series of events takes place that is…

Katy Perry: ‘Most rewarded digital act’ beats Rihanna, Taylor Swift by millions – CNN

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) — Katy Perry is the “most rewarded digital act” ever, according to the organization that hands out gold and platinum records. Perry fans have bought 72 million singles online, which is 20 million more digital singles than the No. 2 artist, Rihanna, has sold, the Recording Industry Association of America announced. Taylor Swift is third with 51 million digital singles sold. How iTunes changed music, and the…

Dell Venue 11 Pro with Travel Dock: Outstanding laptop – ZDNet (blog)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Take a tablet and throw in a keyboard dock and you have a Windows hybrid. The tablet part is obvious, and plugging it into a keyboard dock that looks like a laptop turns it into a sort of notebook computer. How well it replaces the laptop varies from one model to another. In the case of the Dell Venue 11 Pro it is a genuine laptop replacement. Dell…

Katy Perry: ‘Most rewarded digital act’ beats Rihanna, Taylor Swift by millions – CNN

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) — Katy Perry is the “most rewarded digital act” ever, according to the organization that hands out gold and platinum records. Perry fans have bought 72 million singles online, which is 20 million more digital singles than the No. 2 artist, Rihanna, has sold, the Recording Industry Association of America announced. Taylor Swift is third with 51 million digital singles sold. How iTunes changed music, and the…

Xinhua’s Digital Arm Readies IPO – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, June 28, 2014

SHANGHAI—China’s official news service is on track to launch an initial public offering for its digital arm, as Beijing seeks to transform its staid propaganda organs into modernized entities that could help it dictate public opinion with faster technologies and better headlines. If the plan proceeds, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency would become the second of the Communist Party’s official mouthpieces to sell stock to the public,…

Katy Perry: ‘Most rewarded digital act’ beats Rihanna, Taylor Swift by millions – CNN

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) — Katy Perry is the “most rewarded digital act” ever, according to the organization that hands out gold and platinum records. Perry fans have bought 72 million singles online, which is 20 million more digital singles than the No. 2 artist, Rihanna, has sold, the Recording Industry Association of America announced. Taylor Swift is third with 51 million digital singles sold. How iTunes changed music, and the…

Katy Perry: ‘Most rewarded digital act’ beats Rihanna, Taylor Swift by millions – CNN

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) — Katy Perry is the “most rewarded digital act” ever, according to the organization that hands out gold and platinum records. Perry fans have bought 72 million singles online, which is 20 million more digital singles than the No. 2 artist, Rihanna, has sold, the Recording Industry Association of America announced. Taylor Swift is third with 51 million digital singles sold. How iTunes changed music, and the…

Want to Search That Cell Phone? Get a Warrant – The Atlantic

Friday, June 27, 2014

One smartphone owner in eight, Chief Justice John Roberts noted Wednesday, admits to sometimes taking a cell phone into the shower. (The other seven, I think, are probably lying.) Thanks to the Court, smartphone bathers can shower assured that even if the police burst in upon them like Norman Bates in blue, seize their persons roughly, and parade them off in dishabille to be subjected to jailhouse indignities, the officers…

Mother of two, 28, electrocuted by a $4.99 faulty PHONE CHARGER as she … – Daily Mail

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sheryl Aldeguer, 28, was found dead in her home in Gosford She was electrocuted while talking on a phone plugged into a faulty charger Mother-of-two was a nurse in Gosford, her family were going to join her in Australia soon People are urged to destroy and throw away any non-approved chargers to prevent further deaths By Kate Lyons Published: 17:20 EST, 26 June 2014 | Updated: 02:32 EST, 27 June…

The most important sentence in the Supreme Court’s cell phone privacy ruling – Vox

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Wednesday Supreme Court decision of Riley v. California isn’t just a landmark ruling on cell phone privacy. It also represents a dramatic shift in the high court’s attitude toward technology and privacy. The Supreme Court’s new attitude is best summarized by a single sentence in the opinion. The government had argued that searching a cell phone is no different from searching other items in a suspect’s pocket. That,…

The most important sentence in the Supreme Court’s cell phone privacy ruling – Vox

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Wednesday Supreme Court decision of Riley v. California isn’t just a landmark ruling on cell phone privacy. It also represents a dramatic shift in the high court’s attitude toward technology and privacy. The Supreme Court’s new attitude is best summarized by a single sentence in the opinion. The government had argued that searching a cell phone is no different from searching other items in a suspect’s pocket. That,…

What Your Cell Phone Can’t Tell the Police – New Yorker (blog)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The paradigm is the assumption that, when you make a call on your cell phone, it automatically routes to the nearest cell tower, and that by capturing those records police can determine where you made a call—and thus where you were—at a particular time. That, he explained, is not how the system works. When you hit “send” on your cell phone, a complicated series of events takes place that is…

The most important sentence in the Supreme Court’s cell phone privacy ruling – Vox

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Wednesday Supreme Court decision of Riley v. California isn’t just a landmark ruling on cell phone privacy. It also represents a dramatic shift in the high court’s attitude toward technology and privacy. The Supreme Court’s new attitude is best summarized by a single sentence in the opinion. The government had argued that searching a cell phone is no different from searching other items in a suspect’s pocket. That,…

Time Inc. to Start 120 Sports, a Digital Network, With Pro Leagues – New York Times

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Supreme Court Issues Broad Defense of Digital Privacy In Cell Phone Case – TIME

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court embraced clear rules for warrantless searches of cell phones, and opened the possibility of new definitions of what constitutes privacy in the digital age. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today issued a far reaching defense of digital privacy, blocking law enforcement officials from searching cell phones without a warrant at the scene of an arrest or afterwords except in cases of…

Indie Music’s Digital Drag – New York Times

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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GoPro Brings Rare Gadget Deal to Hot IPO Market – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As the bull market in initial public offerings rolls on, video-camera maker GoPro Inc. is cuing up the largest stock debut by a consumer-electronics company in 23 years. San Mateo, Calif.-based GoPro, along with early investors, plans to sell as much as $427 million of stock in the IPO late Wednesday. That would mark the largest consumer-electronics IPO since battery company Duracell International Inc.’s 1991 debut raised $433…

Digital Detox, Step 1: Step Away From The Phone – NPR (blog)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

i i hide captionTake a break from catching up on social media and emails — even if it’s only for a few days. iStockphoto Take a break from catching up on social media and emails — even if it’s only for a few days. iStockphoto The summer months are upon us again. It’s the season to sit outside, decompress and finally put those accumulated sick days to good use: It’s…

When the UK goes ‘digital by default’, who will be left behind? – The Guardian

Monday, June 23, 2014

Richard Taylor has signed on for Jobseekers Allowance twice since October and has received two payments. Each time he signed on, his payments were stopped almost immediately because he couldn’t prove that he was searching for work 35 hours every week. “I don’t own a computer and I am reliant on my local library,” he said. “You can book two hour blocks of internet use in advance, but if you…