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My concern is more personal and local: The NSA’s version of patriotism is corroding Silicon Valley. Integrity of our products, creative freedom of talented people, and trust with our users are the casualties. The dolphin in the tuna net is us — our industry, our work, and the social fabric of our community.Product integrity is doomed when the NSA involves itself in the product development process. The scope of NSA’s activity here is unknowable. But what I hear from founders and other investors — never mind Reuters’ reporting about RSA Security, and Spiegel’s about backdoors in networking products — is beyond my worst expectations.


Android: People share some fantastic images on Instagram, but it’s a pity that you can’t save them natively to your smartphone or tablet. Well, EasyDownloader for Instagram is changing that with a simple way to download Instagram images and videos to your memory.

Your home computer is the perfect machine. It’s customized to your exact needs, runs all your must-have apps, and holds every important file you’d ever need to access. The catch: It’s not exactly practical to lug a computer with you everywhere you go. That’s where remote access comes in. Here are three dead-simple ways to control your home computer from anywhere—your laptop, phone, or even a friend’s computer—as though you were sitting directly in front of it.

The Volatility memory forensics project has developed plugins that can automatically find instances of Truecrypt within RAM dumps and extract the associated keys and parameters. Previous research in this area has focused specifically on AES keys and led to the development of tools such as aeskeyfind. The Volatility plugin takes a different approach by finding and analyzing the same data structures in memory that Truecrypt uses to manage encryption and decryption of data that is being read from and written to disk. With the creation of these plugins a wide range of investigators can now decrypt Truecrypt volumes regardless of the algorithm used (AES, Seperent, combinations of algos, etc.). Users of Truecrypt should be extra careful of physical security of their systems to prevent investigators from gaining access to the contents of physical memory.

On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Timesreported that the National Security Agency has placed malware on nearly 100,000 computers around the world for offensive and defensive purposes.Based on information found in NSA documents and gathered from “computer experts and American officials,” the Times confirmed information that came to light towards the end of December regarding several of the technologies that were available to the NSA as of 2008. The NSA’s arsenal, the Times wrote, includes technology that, “relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target.”

Chrome: I hate the fact that YouTube makes me choose between watching the video or reading the comments. You can’t do both at the same time because you need to scroll down for comments. Unless you use the free Video Pinner extension for Chrome.

When you are watching any video, you will need to click the Video Pinner icon in the toolbar to activate it. As the name suggests, this “pins” the video so that it always stays on top and the comments scroll behind the video, so you can see both at the same time.

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Sorry to disagree with you, but your Apple recommendations are terrible.Remember uneducated consumers are reading this also not just Apple people.On the Air why would you tell people to buy a computer that they can not upgraded the Ram on? A computer that you can not play HD content out of unless you have a thunderbolt cable that connects to a HDMI cable, or a Thunderbolt monitor, or apple TV to air play to. A computer that has no Ethernet port???That is not something a computer should not be with out. That price just went up a few hundred dollars.The Retina for the Pro’s Really?Yea they want to Download Every Piece of professional software they use to put it on this thing. They also want to not be able to upgrade their computer when it is not keeping up with the 5 hour render/ video job they are doing. Which if they went with the Retina that would be the case.Just like the air you will have a couple hundred dollars extras to just do things the other computers can do and neither are touch screen capable. But most of the comparable PC models you suggest are.I get that digital media is the way to go these day’s but there is some software you do just not want to download, and buying a external drive is a added cost.People really need to look at Apple before they choose one right now. Unless you want a toss away computer like their iProducts, and you need the new every year model do not buy. That is the route they are going with most their Apple products. Look at other company’s and systems. or Even getting PC based laptop and making it apple if you really need it is a better choice.So any one reading this, the moral of my gripe is, do some research before you buy anything these day’s. It may seem like it meets your needs but it may not. Get more then one point of view on your purchase also.Also just so people do not assume things. I am not a Windows or Apple fan boy. I am a person that uses both in everyday life, so I know the facts and the issues that arise from these and do not like seeing consumers get the shaft.There is a reason Apple still only has 7% of the PC market which is a screwed number anyways. I would say it is maybe 4%.

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In spite of all of Apple’s recent success and the launch of the new batch of iPhones andiPads, Android is still the top dog – and more so now than ever before. Google’s semi-open source OS topped out at 81.3 percent of total market share in Q3 according to Strategy Analytics.

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The company manages to provide near-free service by converting all voice calls into data packets on Clearwire’s 4G network. The cost of wholesale data is reportedly one-fourth to one-fifth the price of renting voice minutes. Even more, VoIP calls use a very small amount of data: a typical three-minute call only requires around 500 kilobytes. Thus, users will be given two separate data allowances per month: one for VoIP calling (200 minutes worth or roughly 32 MB), and 500 MB for emails, web browsing and whatnot.

“The quality of over-the-top VoIP services is now at a stage where we can deliver the major mobile services completely free to consumers. FreedomPop is changing the mobile market for good with the sole intent of bringing better value to the consumer,” said Stokols back in June. “FreedomPop’s mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, convenient and essential communication services. With this launch, we’ve just taken a very big step towards delivering on this promise.”

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If you’re a geek who’s constantly installing and uninstalling software, running a third-party uninstaller can help you prevent useless files from building up and programs from leaving useless libraries and other files behind. You do have to be constantly installing and uninstalling software for this to matter—typical users shouldn’t really notice a difference. Even hardcore geeks would be fine without third-party uninstallers in the vast majority of situations, and such geeks would likely know how to clean up any problems by hand. If any problems did occur, you could always install something like Revo later and use it to remove traces of a problematic program that you’ve already tried to uninstall the normal way.

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