How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move


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crew-22312This is a built in feature on all new Windows operating systems.

Unless the reader want’s his writings and message to become an open book to the F.B.I. and D.O.J, it might be worth considering getting an iMac or a Mac Book Pro.


“Consider including Gmail, photos and videos, search history, contacts, applications, other connected devices, Google Voice and Google Wallet, if they are relevant to the investigation,” the report suggests.

Investigators are also advised to include a non-disclosure order with their search warrants for Google data, which prevents the company from notifying the account holder that their data is being provided to law enforcement.


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You’re Still Modeling Growth Incorrectly

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

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When I first got the job running marketing at Mint, founder and CEO Aaron Patzer told me that we had to get Mint to 100,000 users within six months of launching.

The number itself didn’t intimidate me: Before Mint, I had been Facebook employee No. 30. I’d witnessed crazy, exponential user growth first-hand. The difference was that at Mint, we were pre-product and certainly pre-repeatable-growth-engine. That meant we had to invent something from scratch.

I won’t lie, I was nervous. I started by drawing up a marketing plan.

The result: After 12 months, Mint had more than 1,000,000 users.  We made it a whole extra comma above our target.

In the startup world, where growth is as essential to life as oxygen, falling short of your growth goals means your company dies.

Given the life-or-death importance of achieving growth, it’s ironic that growth teams, marketers and founders…

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Spying goes Mainstream: Windows 10 Spies on Everything You Do


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Monday, 03 August 2015

We can see the lines forming of people rushing to buy Windows 10.

Included in Microsoft’s new 12,000-word service agreement, which goes into effect August 1, is the following excerpt from the privacy policy:

“We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to.”

And while Microsoft does allow Windows 10 users to opt out of all of the features that might be considered invasions of privacy, users are opted in by default. Rock, Paper, Shotgun explains the opt-out process step by step.

Windows 10 will sync settings and data by default with its servers. That includes browser history, favorites and currently open web pages, as well as saved app, website and mobile hotspot passwords and Wi-Fi…

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[VIDEO] George Gilder: Net Neutrality Is a ‘Ludicrous’ Idea That Will Shrink the Economy


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“Everything on [the Internet] is changing minute by minute,” says George Gilder, “and the idea of establishing a level playing field, as if all bandwidth is homogeneous, is just ludicrous.”

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Backdoor Gov’t Encryption: Is it about Criminals or about you?


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A lot of citizens would immediately think they should so that the government could better catch criminals and terrorist. After all, wouldn’t all of us want terrorist stopped and criminals caught? Of course we would. Does backdoor encryption access accomplish this, or is there something else at work?

Here’s the thing:

Smart terrorist and smart organized criminal groups will avoid potentially compromised systems. That means proposals like this oneHERE are utterly stupid, and only about surveillance on you the innocent citizen.

So what is being proposed? This, essentially, is packaged as a ‘fair balance’ between privacy and government access to data. With a a biometric backdoor, the government could only access your data with a warrant that required you to use your biometric entry to access the data and decrypt it.

Sounds fair right?

Problem #1:  Biometrics are not the gold standard in access…

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Operator Assisted Conferencing


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In a world where more and more is automated, some people have been left longing for the touch of personal customer service. Many companies have moved away from giving personal attention, but this does not mean that its market has gone away by any means. This is the market that Operator Assisted Conferencing would appeal to most directly.

Manage your most demanding audio and video conferences with Operator Assisted Conferencing systemOperator Assisted Conferencing is a great way to step into the world of video and audio conferencing without stepping right into the heart of this massive and complex world all on your own. Companies that offer this conferencing service give the customer access to all of the benefits of conferencing while offering a personal operator who is there to ensure that the conference runs as smooth as possible. One great feature that many companies offer with these particular types of conferences is a pre-conference green room meeting. This is a time…

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Gaming Startup Code Kingdoms Exits Beta On A Quest To Get Kids Coding

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Changes to the computing curriculum in England, which arrived last September requiring schools to teach bona fide programming skills to kids as young as five, are shaking out into increased opportunities for edtech startups in the U.K.

Making learning to code accessible, fun and engaging is the jumping off point of London-based startup Code Kingdoms, which has today launched out of beta, after trialling its game for the past year with around 25,000 kids and 700 schools.

Its educational JavaScript teaching software targets the six- to 13-year-old age-range, and can be played either as a web app via the Code Kingdoms’ site, or as an iOS app.

There are actually two versions of Code Kingdoms: one that’s free for schools to use, which strips out the gameplay element entirely so it becomes purely a simplified educational tool for teaching JavaScript; and another version that kids can play at home in their spare time which is first and foremost a game…

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