Posts Tagged ‘voices’

An SMS by Any Other Name (Comic)

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

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U.S. to Stick With Combined NSA, Cyber Command Posts

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Obama administration has decided to maintain the close relationship between the National Security Agency and the Pentagon’s Cyber Command by keeping the current arrangement under which the NSA director also leads the military command, the White House said Friday. The Obama administration for months has considered splitting the two positions in anticipation of the retirement of the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, in the spring. That proposal gained considerable traction after revelations by former agency contractor Edward Snowden prompted calls for a civilian to head the spy agency. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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QOTD: My Favorite Waste of Time

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

All writers should have as many forms of unproductive distraction as possible. For me it used to be that I would clean drawers or rearrange my closets or start cooking lunch. I had many, many ways of pretending to be working, but not really working. So Twitter is quite marvelous at that. It is a wonderful, wonderful way of just procrastinating … – Author Susan Orlean, extolling a side benefit of Twitter, on the All Write Already! podcast

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Presidential Task Force Recommends Overhaul of NSA Surveillance Tactics

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

A presidential task force has drafted recommendations that constitute a sweeping overhaul of the National Security Agency, according to people familiar with the recommendations. The panel’s draft proposals would change the spy agency’s leadership from military to civilian and limit how it gathers and holds the electronic information of Americans. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Megyn Kelly’s ‘Santa Claus is White’ Line: Crazy Like a Fox

December 13, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The funniest part of Megyn Kelly’s reassurance to children who might be watching “The Kelly File” that Santa Claus is, indeed, white wasn’t her statement with absolute conviction regarding a fictional character. Although granted, that did sound pretty amusing. No, the funniest thing is the Fox News Channel host felt compelled during her program Wednesday... Read more

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Aereo Welcomes Supreme Court Intervention in Fight With TV Broadcasters

December 13, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Online television startup Aereo Inc. said it would welcome the Supreme Court’s intervention to resolve a legal fight with broadcasters, who argue its service violates their copyrights. Several major broadcasters asked the Supreme Court in October to take up the matter. The broadcasters, including Walt Disney Co.’s ABC, Comcast Corp.’s NBC, CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox are appealing a lower-court ruling in favor of Aereo, whose backers include Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Hungry for iBeacon (Comic)

December 9, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

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A Day in the Life of James Dyson

December 8, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

James Dyson is best known as the man who made vacuum cleaners sexy. In 1993, the Norfolk native launched the DC01, the world’s first bagless cleaner with cyclone technology, which lets users ogle their dirt as it’s sucked into the machine. Read the rest of this post on the original site

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Unpacking Twitter’s Secret IPO Memos With the SEC

December 8, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Twitter has released secret correspondence with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the months leading up to its initial public offering. These memos were kept out of view until today. Overall, the SEC’s feedback provides an interesting look at what it deemed Twitter needed to disclose before going public. On several occasions the SEC pushed Twitter to offer more information. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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FCC Will Delay Spectrum Auction Until 2015

December 6, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has delayed until 2015 the timeline for a planned reverse auction of TV airwaves, a decision that reflects the commission’s intent on getting the complex proceeding right. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published a blog post announcing the FCC’s decision to delay the auction, after the commission previously set a goal of carrying out the auction next year. “I believe we can conduct a successful auction in the middle of 2015,” Mr. Wheeler said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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