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Freelance technology journalist; The Guardian's Technology editor 2009-14. Author Digital Wars, on Apple v Google v Microsoft. Speaker, moderator.

Start up: Samsung’s future?, Lollipop drops mandatory crypto, the DDOS lightbulb, Microsoft and keyboards, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Samsung, in a few years? Photo by French Tart on Flickr. A selection of 13 links for you. (Too many? Too much news.) I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Google's great encryption backtrack " MotherboardJason Koebler: ​In late October, Google announ​ced that Lollipop, its newest version of Android, would have "encryption by default."...

Start up: Google+ dies, fingerprint better, being watch-y, it’s the robots!, Yahoo’s odd numbers, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — How best to read it? Photo by kevin dooley on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Free! Like beer! Except not liquid! I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Google, proving it still hasn't figured out social, will strip Google+ for parts " QuartzMike Murphy: Google+ is a social graveyard.

Apple Pay: a new frontier for scammers

theguardian.com — Criminals in the US are using the new Apple Pay mobile payment system to buy high-value goods - often from Apple Stores - with stolen identities and credit card details.

Start up: Samsung’s S6, why clickbait works, the music industry’s pain, Lenovo’s clean pledge, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — What happens when you don't have enough people in these? The music business hurts. Photo by eldeeem on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Adjust for daylight savings. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge " Business InsiderThe Galaxy S 6 is made...

Request for the date on which TalkTalk informed ICO of a breach of its customer details

whatdotheyknow.com — Dear Information Commissioner's Office, I would like to know the date on which TalkTalk informed you of the breach of its customer details database referred to in its Help pages http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/scam-phone-c... This is not commercially sensitive information because it does not affect how TalkTalk organises or runs its business.

Start up: thin those CDs!, U2’s many listeners, IT price hikes coming?, YouTube’s zero profit, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — These guys just get everywhere. Photo by Dunechaser on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Kantar data on free U2 album consumption by Apple device users " KantarAnnoyed as some Apple customers may have been over being "force-fed" U2's new album last...

Start up: another Lenovo preinstall, abandoning GPG, video game breasts (yup), the watch business, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Bank of England: visualise this. Photo by Michael Sissons on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Yes, you. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. August 2013: renegade Windows App Store Pokki lands Lenovo as its latest OEM partner, will preload on its PCs " TechCrunchAlex Wilhelm, in August 2013: After securing...

Start up: should phones be thick?, toward 7nm, Volvo self-drives, S6 shortage?, Siri’s successor Viv, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Samsung phone, Motorola RAZR, 3G 15GB iPod compared for thickness. Photo by Jemaleddin Cole on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Does not contain acrylamide. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Agony and HTC: How an underdog phone maker aims to reinvent itself " CNETRoger Cheng went to HTC's Creative Labs...

BlackBerry left on the line as UK users continue to hang up

theguardian.com — BlackBerry will have fewer than 1 million users outside businesses in the UK by the end of the year, a radical slump from a peak of nearly 8 million in June 2012, according to new research from two companies.

Shoppers to check out supermarket scanners

independent.co.uk — It's just another day at the supermarket: you walk in, pick up a handheld scanner for the bar codes on the produce, and start walking around. Before you begin putting items in your trolley, though, you tell the scanner to alert you if you buy baby food containing peanuts - as your child is allergic to them - or adult foods with high fats, as you're on a diet.
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Mar 04, 2015

Gartner has heard about fraudsters using weaknesses in card setup for Apple Pay too: blogs.gartner.com/avivah-litan/2…

Mar 04, 2015

@thefalken @ruskin147 built-in one seems to be offering the directions. It's the phone one that seems vague.

Mar 04, 2015

@timanderson again, it's more important - after S5 fell short - to have it on the record, like a politician and election promises.

Mar 04, 2015

@timanderson but it does matter to get it on the record, and note whatever equivocations it is dressed in.

Mar 04, 2015

Start up: Samsung's future?, Lollipop drops mandatory crypto, the DDOS lightbulb, Microsoft and keyboards, and more wp.me/p4mRaG-7x

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