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Recently, Congress heard testimony about whether or not backdoors should be introduced into encryption technologies, a technically problematic proposal that would fundamentally weaken the security of the Internet, according to a recent report written by eleven of the world’s leading cryptographers. But while Congress is reliving these debates from the nineties (we hear they’re in these days), the Crypto Wars are very much alive and well in other parts of the world.

The White House on Tuesday ended two years of ignoring a hugely popular petition calling for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to be “immediately issued a full, free, and absolute pardon,” saying thanks for signing, but no.

“We live in a dangerous world,” Lisa Monaco, President Obama’s adviser on homeland security and terrorism, said in a statement.

Qualitative vs Quantitative Social Media Reporting

When it comes to reporting on your social media efforts there’s many f ways that it can actually be done. Every company is going to have their own style and every manager or boss is going to have their own way that they like to see reports.

The Future of Google+, What New Research Reveals

Are you interested in Google+ marketing? Wondering where the platform is headed? Despite a number of detractors, Google+ has a number of fans and supporters who say Google+ has grown into a platform that wins them business. In this article you’ll discover findings from recent studies focused on the current Google+ activity as well as speculation about what […]

The United States scores very low when it comes to protecting its citizens’ privacy, according to a new United Nations Human Rights Committee review.

The committee issued mid-term report cards for several countries on Tuesday based on how well they have adhered to and implemented its recommendations related to the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, an international treaty outlining the civil and political rights of all individuals. The U.S. performance in several aspects of protecting privacy was graded “not satisfactory.”

Review: Windows 10

Review: Windows 10

Windows 10 fixes what ailed Windows 8, and tries some big new things too.


Nine years after cofounding Twitter, Jack Dorsey is finally getting his first, and perhaps only, moment speaking for the company to Wall Street.

Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has To

Why are so many companies giving away their intellectual property? It’s not happening for altruistic reasons.

Red bird pilot by fORCEMATION via (CC BY 3.0)

Red bird pilot by fORCEMATION via (CC BY 3.0)

Google has answered the prayers of millions of users. But what does this mean for the general public and marketers alike? Google has been slowly moving itself away from Google+, its failed social network, yet made a sudden announcement this week: Google+ forced integration with YouTube will no longer exist.

How do you kill a zombie bill like CISA? Grassroots action. That’s why EFF and over a dozen other groups are asking you to join us in a Week of Action to Stop CISA.  The Senate is likely to vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) in the coming weeks, and only you can help us stop it.

Startup data benchmarking company Compass has released its second Startup Ecosystem Report. In the three years since the previous report, New York City (where TNW has a conference coming up!) has overtaken Tel Aviv in the rankings to become the second most significant startup ecosystem in the world, behind (of course) Silicon Valley. Austin, Bangalore, Singapore, and Chicago all saw gains in the new ranking table, while Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Seattle fell. Santiago, Melbourne and Waterloo, meanwhile, dropped out of the top 20 completely.

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