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This is what a massive online privacy violation looks like

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2nd gay smartphone app “Jack’d” reveals exact location of gay men worldwide, including 282 in Iran.
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Gay smartphone app Grindr permanently disables “distance” option

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In response to the disclosure of the location of 600,000 users, Grindr has turned off its “distance” function.
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Propaganda in the age of Putin

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How the Russians psyched out the Americans, and how America should respond.
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A surreal Lawrence Welk devil video to go with my Comcast day-from-hell

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Yesterday ended up being a light posting day because… Comcast.
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AP, Reuters tell reporters to keep stories under 500 words

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Does size really matter for an increasingly online, and mobile, audience?
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Former Comcast & Verizon attorneys manage the FCC, are about to kill the Internet

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Why did Obama put telecoms in charge of the Internet. Why won’t FCC regulate the Internet as a utility? Same answe
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No one cares about the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

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And that’s a problem.
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Safe Surf: As Russia cracks down on bloggers, a primer on how to surf more safely

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As Russia cracks down on bloggers (and the media), let’s have a chat about how to more safely surf the Web.
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Trollus internauticus

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Trolls were beings in Scandinavian mythology: strong, nasty and relatively slow-witted. Not much has changed.
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How to choose a secure Internet password

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A cyber-security guru tackles the question of Internet passwords: hacking them, and how to choose safe ones.
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