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Archived Since:February 24, 2011

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Where Not To Wear Your New Google Glass

While people are still growing accustomed to cyborgs in their midst, here's a more practical guide on where not to wear your Glass to avoid bar brawls, robberies, and run-ins with law enforcement.

Lavabit And Weev Decisions Leave Major Legal Questions About Internet Security Undecided

Lavabit and Weev: Two important legal cases decided this month which didn't actually address the questions tech wonks wanted answered.

How I Paid My Bitcoin Taxes

With the price of Bitcoin soaring from $13 to $1,100 in 2013, people made real money off of it, and the government wants in on the proceeds.

Dropbox Unswayed By Anti-Condi #DropDropbox Campaign

Dropbox put Condoleezza Rice on its board to help them enter new countries. Dropbox should hope that the decision is better received by potential customers abroad than it was online.

Weev Freed, But Court Punts On Bigger ‘Hacking vs. Security Research’ Question

At the end of the day, the appeals court didn't address the big questions about a controversial anti-hacking law. They just cared about where the crime occurred.

What’s Really Scary About Heartbleed

The bigger problem illuminated by this latest security crisis is that barely-paid volunteer groups are responsible for the foundations of Internet security.

Beyond Bitcoin: Crypto-Ownership Companies Hope You’re Ready To Decentralize Everything On The Internet

Welcome to the age of crypto-ownership, where any kind of data can be encrypted and managed by a decentralized network of computers.

Drone Team That Finds Missing People and Dead Bodies Would Like To Keep Doing That

A volunteer search-and-rescue team out of Houston is doing its best to make the FAA's restrictions on drone use look really, really bad.

Stuff Venture Capitalists Say About Bitcoin: Libertarians Are Going To Hate It

A "Stuff Venture Capitalists Say"-style video about Bitcoin would have two memes at the top of the list: "Bitcoin reminds me of the early Internet" and "Libertarians are going to hate this thing when it gets big."

What To Do If You Find A Lost Drone

If you stumble across a wounded or lost drone, how should you let the dr-owner know that you've found it?

A Tech CEO’s Passion For Pinballs

With his collection of retro machines, Seagate Technologies' CEO, Steve Luczo, is preserving the analog artistry that he first flipped for as a teenager.

Microsoft Decides It’s Actually A Bad Idea To Snoop Through Users’ Emails

When Microsoft got outed for abusing its access to a journalist's Hotmail account to finger an info-leaking employee, it initially defended its right to do so, but now the company has changed its tune.

Bitcoin Battle: Warren Buffett vs. Marc Andreessen

After famed dealmaker Warren Buffett warned investors to stay away from Bitcoin, calling it "a mirage," venture capitalist (and Bitcoin investor) Marc Andreessen called him an "old white man crapping on new technology he doesn't understand."

The Bitcoin Taxman Cometh: Calculating How Much Crypto-Investors Owe IRS Could Be Easy

All those people who rode the Bitcoin rollercoaster last year, who bought in at $13 and then sold (or spent) their Bitcoin when it topped $1,000, will need to use some of their profits to pay an accountant, unless tax entrepreneurs come to their rescue.

Drone Wars (Of The Legal Variety)

The legality of commercial drone use gets grayer after a judge knocks down a $10,000 FAA fine for a daredevil pilot.

Apple Keeps Turning Bluetooth On When You Update Your iPhone

Having Bluetooth turned on is critical to the growth of Apple's dominance in location-based marketing. "Without Bluetooth, iBeacons won’t work," says one analyst.

How ACLU Attorney Ben Wizner Became Snowden’s Lawyer

[brightcove videoID=3323153861001 playerID=2540257919001] “I learned Edward Snowden’s name the same day you did,” says Ben Wizner in a hotel room in Austin, Texas. “When that riveting video was posted to the Guardian’s website. But I knew about Ed Snowden before I knew his name.” Wizner is the lead lawyer for the NSA whistleblower who set [...]

Edward Snowden Implores Tech Community To Build More Secure Products

"I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. And I saw that the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale," replied Snowden. "The meaning [of the Fourth Amendment] had been changed in secret from 'unreasonable search and seizure' to 'any seizure is fine, just don’t search it.'"

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