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Periscope's Future of Citizen Journalism Tested on Its First Day

bloomberg.com — Twitter's new video streaming app, Periscope, launched yesterday morning. By the afternoon it faced its first real test as medium for citizen journalism. Just after 3 p.m., a large explosion shook a building on Second Avenue in Manhattan. By the end of the day two buildings had collapsed, at least 19 people were injured, and at least one was missing.

More than 20 U.S. states seek to prevent RadioShack from selling customers’ personal data

theglobeandmail.com — Twenty-two states have rallied around Texas in its legal challenge to RadioShack's plan to sell personal data on 117 million customers. Last month, RadioShack proposed to sell a list of the names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and physical addresses of its customers, as well as information on some customers' shopping habits, as part of an asset sale related to its bankruptcy proceedings.

More Than 20 States Ask Court to Keep RadioShack From Selling Customers' Personal Data

bloomberg.com — Twenty-two states have rallied around Texas in its legal challenge to RadioShack ' s plan to sell personal data on 117 million customers. Last month, RadioShack proposed to sell a list of the names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and physical addresses of its customers, as well as information on some customers' shopping habits, as part of an asset sale related to its bankruptcy proceedings.

RadioShack Bankruptcy: Customer Data to the Highest Bidder?

information-management.com — The remnants of RadioShack ' s retail empire went on the auction block on Monday, giving bidders the first chance to snap up the company's trademarks, patents, leases-and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of millions of RadioShack customers. For RadioShack itself, the stakes are enormous.

Here's Why The Apple Watch Won't Free You From Your iPhone

bloomberg.com — In describing the appeal of the Apple Watch, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has focused on the word "personal." Having a screen strapped to your wrist creates a relationship of unprecedented intimacy with your favorite tech company-all while allowing you to get on with your life.

State Laws Start Catching Up to Police Phone Spying

bloomberg.com — American law enforcement has fallen in love with the Stingray, a type of gadget that impersonates cellphone towers in order to gather information from people's mobile devices. The small devices can be driven around in trucks, attached to police officers bodies, and even strapped to the bottom of planes and flown near people of interest.

RadioShack's Bankruptcy Could Give Your Customer Data to the Highest Bidder

bloomberg.com — The remnants of RadioShack ' s retail empire went on the auction block on Monday, giving bidders the first chance to snap up the company's trademarks, patents, leases-and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of millions of RadioShack customers. For RadioShack itself, the stakes are enormous.

Millions of dollars missing amid mysterious closure of 'dark web' marketplace Evolution

smh.com.au — Drugs for sale on dark web marketplace Evolution. The online drug trade was dealt another blow this week. Evolution, a massive website for buying drugs on the so-called dark web, suddenly disappeared on Tuesday, along with millions of dollars in its users' Bitcoins. The leading store for illicit e-commerce, it seems, was an elaborate scam.

Can You Ever Trust Your Online Drug Dealer Again?

bloomberg.com — The online drug trade was dealt another blow this week. Evolution, a massive website for buying drugs on the so-called dark web, suddenly disappeared late Tuesday, along with millions of dollars in its users' Bitcoins. The leading store for illicit e-commerce, it seemed, was an elaborate scam.

Sony Launches Internet TV Service Playstation Vue: How Does It Compare With Sling TV?

bloomberg.com — Dish Network launched the first credible Internet-based alternative to cable television last month with Sling TV. Now a competing service si available (in a few cities at least): Sony's Playstation Vue. Sony first showed off the product in November but has now released full details on its pricing and updated its content list, adding such channels as TNT, TBS, and AMC.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @susie_c: I can't imagine recent gender discrimination cases against Twitter & Facebook would've been filed without Pao's precedent.

Mar 27, 2015

RT @loyalelectron: Holy moly. Jury read the verdict, but judge then determined jury did math wrong in counting yeses and nos on one claim. #STEMEDUCATION

Mar 27, 2015

RT @ellenhuet: Wait, something might be up. Judge counting an 8-4 count on the claim of retaliation by termination, not enough for verdict. #ellenpao

Mar 27, 2015

Apparently GIFs are a completely legitimate way to discuss boring but important policy issues nowadays. googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2015/03/really…

Mar 27, 2015

@b_fung let's go back to the "taps a stream labeled 'walking home'" step...

Mar 27, 2015

@olsentropy it really is terrible. I feel like some sites are set up so the time split between ads and content is 1:1.

Mar 27, 2015

@olsentropy trying to put those hard decisions off forever, are we?

Mar 27, 2015

On its first day, Periscope's future as a tool for citizen journalism was put to the test. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Mar 27, 2015

Google and Facebook both hold open possiblity of selling consumer data in bankruptcy, by @kansasalps wapo.st/1NdpZvw

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