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NSA website goes down for reasons unknown

NSA website goes down for reasons unknown

The NSA has been a big source of controversy this year, having been responsible for a variety of spying activities both domestically and abroad. The agency's activities were brought to light in several Edward Snowden leaks, among others, and the legality of such measures have been the source of much public discussion. Now the tables have turned a bit, with the agency's website going down today. The reasons for the outage are unknown, but the agency says it wasn't caused by hacking.

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Mega CEO talks encrypted email following Silent Circle and Lavabit closures

Mega CEO talks encrypted email following Silent Circle and Lavabit closures

Two encrypted emails services - Silent Circle and Lavabit - shut down last week, the latter for reasons said to be refusal to conspire against the American people, with Silent Circle pulling the plug on its own service as a preemptive strike against the same reality. Mega's CEO Vikram Kumar calls this "privacy seppuku," and detailed the email service his company is working on.

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Megaupload loses petabytes of data as Euro host pulls plug

Megaupload loses petabytes of data as Euro host pulls plug

Petabytes of Megaupload data trapped on one hosting company's server has been deleted without warning, outspoken founder Kim Dotcom has revealed, meaning a huge number of predominantly European users have likely seen the end of their content. Leaseweb, one of several server providers Megaupload paid to store files, wiped 690 servers Dotcom told TorrentFreak, giving no notice to Dotcom's legal team or, indeed, the US court still tussling over what should be done with user data.

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Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson ranks #2 in TIME 100 poll

Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson ranks #2 in TIME 100 poll

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has claimed the #2 position in Time Magazine's "2013 Time 100 Poll". The ranking is based on how influential a person is, making Notch the 2nd most influential person in the world. He garnered 156,694 votes from Time Magazine voters, falling short about 16.5 thousand votes below Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt. Notch did, however, manage to beat out Kim Dotcom for 2nd place by nearly 40,000 votes.

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FTC: Advertisers can’t post deceptive tweets/mobile ads

FTC: Advertisers can’t post deceptive tweets/mobile ads

The Federal Trade Commission is setting some new, and much needed, guidelines for advertisers. The FTC has updated its guidelines, which were initially released in the year 2000, to include new ad marketing platforms. The FTC states that no matter what medium is used to see the ads, whether its a TV, radio, newspaper, computer, tablet, or a mobile phone, the ads must include full disclosure on the products being marketed.

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Tougher mobile and social ad rules pit FTC against marketers

Tougher mobile and social ad rules pit FTC against marketers

New advertising guidelines aimed at making online and social media ads more transparent have been published by the Federal Trade Commission, toughening the rules on disclosure for product pushers. The amended document, ".com Disclosures" [pdf link], adds smartphone advertising and social media marketing to its original 2000 guidance; in short, the FTC said, if you can't give full disclosure on a device or service like Twitter, then you shouldn't be using it for promotion.

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Adobe announces Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS smartphones

Adobe announces Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS smartphones

It has taken quite awhile, but Adobe has finally released a Photoshop app for smartphones called Photoshop Touch. Available for both Android handsets and the iPhone, Photoshop Touch provides image editing tools "almost identical" to those found on the version for that has been available for tablets, making it easy to adjust and filter photographs from the comfort of your smartphone. Users can grab the app now from Google Play and the App Store for $4.99.

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