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Was a "Rogue Engineer" Responsible For Google’s Wi-Fi Snooping? [Google]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under Crime, Google, google street view, Google WiFi, Home Automation, Law, Legal, street view, wifi

When it first came to light that Google Street View cars were collecting reams of Wi-Fi network data , Google said it was a mistake. Then came evidence that the sniffing was actually deliberate . But what did Google’s internal audit find

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Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ [Google]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, ANT, Ants, app, application, AR, arc, Ati, Av, bd, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, data, day, Dc, de, Disco, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google Maps, google street view, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, ims, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Law, Legal, Map, Maps, mid, Mod, Ms, Nes, Net, network, networks, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, Patent, patent application, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Red, Republished, rom, RSS, Rv, Sd, sea, search, Search engines, serve, sniff, street, street view, StreetView, Style, suing, Tag, tech, Tent, TI, TV, Ui, V, Vide, view, Wi-Fi, work, X1

Lawyers suing Google claimed Thursday they have discovered evidence in a patent application that Google deliberately programmed its Street View cars to collect private data from open Wi-Fi networks, despite claims to the contrary. More

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Are Cameras the New Guns? [Privacy]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, bd, book, Bp, bus, Cam, Camera, Cameras, cat, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Ebook, EC, eco, Epic, Et, Face, facebook, ff, flo, floor, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gun, Guns, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Illegal, Im, images, In, Isp, La, Labels, Law, Legal, Men, MER, mid, Mod, nin, Ny, Of, Office, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, photography, PI, Pixel, Play, Police, Pr, Privacy, Q, quant, Rc, Republished, RSS, Rv, security, serve, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, TI, tub, TV, tweet, Us, V, Vide, Video, Videos, X1, YouTube

In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. More

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DOJ Apple Investigation Branches Out Beyond Music [Apple]

by on May.30, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, apple, apple music, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, C5, cat, CERN, Ces, clear, color, Companies, Dc, de, digital, Display, Doj, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Epa, Et, ff, Film, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, II, Im, images, In, investigation, Io, Ion, Isp, ITA, iTunes, Justice Department, La, Labels, Law, Les, Mac, Macintosh, Men, mid, mini, Mod, Music, Nes, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Q, quant, Rc, ROAD, RSS, rtm, Rumors, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, unconfirmed, Us, V, Vest, why, X1

Double uh oh. That Justice Department investigation into Apple’s music practices? It got a bit broader, with word out this weekend that the DOJ is concerned about more than just digital music

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Hurt Locker Producers File 5,000 Lawsuits Against File Sharers [Piracy]

by on May.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, 838, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, Arms, Av, BitTorrent, Bp, C6, cat, Cia, clear, color, Copyright, day, de, Display, down, download, Downloading, Downloads, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, Hd, Home Automation, Hurt Locker, Hurt locker lawsuit, Id, Ie, Illegal, Im, images, In, intel, Ir, Isp, ISPs, La, Labels, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Led, Legal, Loc, Lock, mid, Ming, Mod, movie, Ms, My, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, P2P, Padd, People, PI, Piracy, Pirate, Pirates, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Suit, Suits, Tag, tech, TI, time, TV, Ui, Up, V, Voltage pictures, War, X1

This has been some time coming , but today it’s official: the producers of The Hurt Locker have filed suit against 5,000 people for illegally downloading their movie. Read the full complaint after the jump: More

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Dissatisfied AT&T Customer Shoots AT&T Store Employee [Crime]

by on May.27, 2010, under 2, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, and, ANT, Ants, AR, At&t, AT&T shooting, Ati, bd, Bp, bus, business, cat, clear, Crime, Custom, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, emp, Employees, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Guns, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Law, Men, MER, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, Office, om, One, order, Os, OTS, PI, Pixel, Play, Police, Q, quant, Rc, Rim, RSS, Rv, serve, Shooting, store, Style, Tat, tech, ted, TI, TV, unit, Us, V

An “irate” AT&T customer went into an AT&T store and shot one of the employees. The employee is in surgery now, but the suspect was shot by an off duty police officer that was already at the scene. More

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GPS Crab Guides the Way with Highly Accurate Claw Gestures [Satnavs]

by on May.21, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, Cia, clear, color, crab, de, directions, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, Emi, Et, F2, Fan, Feature, Features, ff, Food, Ge, gesture, gestures, Gizmo, gizmodo, gps, guide, Guides, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, ixs research, La, Labels, Law, live, mind, Mod, navirobo, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Pet, PI, Pioneer, Pixel, Play, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Robot, Robots, RSS, Rv, Sat navs, satnav, Satnavs, serve, soc, social, Style, Tag, tech, TI, transport, TV, Ui, Up, V, Who, X1, z1

Get back to basics in the car with a crab-robot that points out directions. Who needs GO LIVE and all those fancy social features, anyway? At least the crab will remind you to pick up pet-food on the way home.

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Samsung-Led Cartel Fined $404 Million In Price-Fixing Scandal [Crime]

by on May.21, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Av, Bp, car, cartel, Cartels, cat, Chip, Chips, clear, color, Crime, dash, de, Display, Dram cartel, drug, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Eu, europe, european commission, european-union, F2, ff, Fines, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Government, Hd, Hitachi, Hitatchi, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, ISS, ITA, La, Labels, Law, Led, Legal, Make, Men, mid, mission, Mod, Ms, nin, om, One, order, Os, ota, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, Pr, price, Price Fixing, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Rice, Rim, RSS, rug, Rv, Samsung, serve, Settlements, Style, Sun, Tag, Tat, tech, TI, Toshiba, TV, Us, V, X1

Nine chip makers—including heavy hitters like Samsung and Hitachi—have collectively been fined $404 million by the European Commission over DRAM price fixing . Cartels: they’re not just for drug lords anymore. More

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16-Year-Old Girl Arrested After Refusing To Relinquish Phone [Cellphones]

by on May.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arrest, Arrested, Art, ash, Bp, cat, Cell, Cellphone, Cellphones, Cense, Ces, Cia, clear, color, dash, de, Display, domestic battery, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Et, Face, Families, ff, Florida, Ge, girl, Girl arrested cellphone, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Law, mid, mobile, Mod, Nes, Okaloose county, om, One, order, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, Science, Scratch, serve, ski, soc, social, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, TV, Ui, unit, Us, V, X1

As the report goes, a 16-year-old was so incensed over her father asking her to give him the cellphone, she scratched his face—and he had her arrested. More

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Steve Jobs Is Not Impressed With Google’s New Video Format [Apple]

by on May.20, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Av, Bp, Cam, cat, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Emf, Et, ff, format, Free, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google webm, H.264, h264, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, HTML5, Id, Im, images, impress, In, Intern, internet, ipa, ipad, Ir, Isp, ISS, Job, Jobs, La, Labels, late, Law, Led, Les, Mod, Net, Ogg, om, One, Open Source, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, source, step, steve, Steve Jobs, Style, Support, Tag, tech, Test, things, TI, TV, Up, V, Vide, Video, web, Web Video, WEBM, why, with google, X1, XP

Google hopes to sidestep the entire HTML5 video debate with a new, open source, royalty free format called WebM . But will Apple ever support it? Judging by to the latest missive from Steve’s iPad, things don’t look great.

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