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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Guidelines Published By European Regulators — Europe's Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the implementation of the so-called 'right to be forgotten' ruling, which was handed down by Europe's top court back in May.

Yandex Gives Its Browser A Minimalist Makeover — Russian tech giant Yandex has launched a refreshed version of its Chromium-based browser that's been designed to make the browser itself feel less visible to web users. Where it is visible, such as the URL bar, it uses translucency and cloaks itself in flat design to de-emphasize its presence.

Spend Your Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfund A Mission To The Moon — You have enough towels already. And owning more gadgets just means more under-utilized stuff gathering accusatory dust. So why not spend the Black Friday funds you'd set aside to spend on sales tomorrow helping to crowdfund a mission to The Moon instead?

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself — Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you're going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don't get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone... Domain Should Be Covered By Search De-Listing, Say European Regulators — Google has kicked against it. Eric Schmidt was doing so in public only last month. But European regulators are now stipulating the so called ' right to be forgotten ' ruling should apply to search results displayed on, not just on European sub-domains such as

Microsoft-Backed Inlope Is An Interest-Based Local Social Network — Is there room for another social network in your life? Inlope, a Munich, Germany-based startup which was founded last year and has just launched its app reckons so. And it's not alone - having persuaded Microsoft to cover its costs for a year while it seeks to scale its idea into a living and breathing local social network.

U.K. Government Points Finger Of Blame At Web Firms For Counter-Terror Failures — The U.K. government is once again amping up counter-terrorism rhetoric against Internet companies, with Prime Minister David Cameron telling Parliament yesterday that digital communications firms' networks are "being used to plot murder and mayhem", and asserting that web companies have a "social responsibility to act on this".

This Victoria’s Secret Sports Bra Can Hook Up With A Heart Rate Monitor — It was only a matter of time... fancy lingerie brand Victoria's Secret is now selling a sports bra for around $75 with built in electrodes that hook up to a heart rate monitor. Sign of our wearable tech times.

Fuffr Wants To Add Off-Screen Multitouch To Your iPhone For Social Gaming — Fuffr knows smartphone users like multitouch, so it wants to add more areas of multitouch around your multitouch phone so you can do more multitouching. Why is it trying to do this? It reckons extra space for gestures will come in handy if you want to huddle around a single device to play multiplayer games.

East London Kids To Be Offered Training Loans To Learn Coding — A new digital skills training fund will be piloted in the U.K. in January which will offer loans to non-graduate young people from East London with the dual aim of tackling the ongoing U.K. tech skills shortage while also addressing a socio-economic gap that tech risks exacerbating.
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Nov 29, 2014

@alex What are your specific concerns? That analysis doesn't sound too tempered :)

Nov 28, 2014

@joeminihane The stampede for gigantic TVs is extra dystopic tho. 'A new life awaits in the off-world colonies! A chance to begin again...'

Nov 28, 2014

RT @paullewismoney: Tower of London ensures it can hold another moving tribute to war dead by hosting networking dinner for arms dealers

Nov 28, 2014

“I don’t even know how much it costs, I don’t know even know if I’m going to buy it. I just wanted something”

Nov 28, 2014

RT @guardian: Black Friday sales: police attend supermarkets amid scuffles

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