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Archived Since:February 24, 2011

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AT&T Offers $29 Monthly Discount To Internet Users Willing To Be Tracked For Ads

AT&T rolls out high-speed Internet in Austin and offers a discount to those willing to sacrifice their privacy

This Is How Often Your Phone Company Hands Data Over To Law Enforcement

An infographic showing how often wireless companies handed over data about their mobile subscribers to law enforcement.

Your iPhone Is Now A Homing Beacon (But It’s Ridiculously Easy To Turn Off)

If you carry around a device that can be tracked, people will do their best to track it. Apple is making it easier for them to do that with iBeacon.

U.S. Spy Rocket Launching Today Has Octopus-Themed ‘Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach’ Logo. Seriously.

The Office of National Intelligence live-tweets the launch of a spy satellite-bearing rocket with an insane logo.

Why Drone Delivery Will Be A Nightmare For Law Enforcement

Amazon 'Prime Air' could be the first step toward a postal service free of surveillance.

How A Delaware Doctor Was Linked To Silk Road Drug Sales

A criminal complaint against a doctor in Delaware details the many ways in which the feds could link a person's identity to their Silk Road account.

The FDA Just Ruined Your Plans To Buy 23andMe’s DNA Test As A Christmas Present

The FDA forbids 23andMe from selling its $99 genetic tests (just in time for Christmas shopping).

Googlers Love Microsoft’s ‘Scroogled’ Gear. Mug and Shirts Sell Out.

Microsoft's "Scroogled" Google-bashing gear proves popular with its competitor's employees.

Brilliant But Evil: Gaming Company Fined $1 Million For Secretly Using Players’ Computers To Mine Bitcoin

New Jersey fines a gaming company one million dollars for turning 14,000 of its paying users into unwitting Bitcoin mining slaves.

No, You Can’t Donate Bitcoin To Politicians Yet

Bitcoin goes before the Senate again Tuesday after having been given a tentative thumbs up by government agencies during a Senate Homeland hearing on Monday. The Banking Committee hearing Tuesday is a littler dryer — less about drugs and murder for hire for Bitcoin, and more about financial and banking issues around virtual currencies. During [...]

Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Will Go Over $1000 This Week: ‘This Is A Classic Bubble’

As Bitcoin’s value continues its ridiculous climb, into the $600s and $700s on popular exchanges, a price forecasting analyst states the obvious, “This is a classic speculative bubble.” Based on its current momentum, he predicts that it may go as high as $1,700 within the week. Disclosure: I own (increasingly valuable) Bitcoin that remain from [...]

Bitcoin Surges To $600 Heading Into Senate Hearings

Bitcoin has two dates with lawmakers this week, and traders are excited about the attention.

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government.

An infographic to compare how often tech companies get government search queries and how many of their users are affected.

Your Phone Number Is Going To Get A Reputation Score

Telesign is one of those companies that you've probably never heard of but that provides services you likely use on a regular basis. Now they're going to be giving your phone number a score.

Sanitizing Bitcoin: This Company Wants To Track ‘Clean’ Bitcoin Accounts

You can add Matt Mellon, descendant of the famed banking family, to the ranks of the Bitcoin believers. The 49-year-old former chairman for the New York Republican Party’s Finance Committee decided in April that he wanted to get in on the Bitcoin frenzy and called the Winklevoss twins for advice. They linked him up with [...]

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