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Every week, the Berkman Center sends out an email rounding up some of the bloggage etc. emanating from the Center. Here’s this week’s (with my own mention removed). You can sign up for this weekly send here. (And I apologize if the formatting is screwed up; I’m not sure why there are double spaces where I put a single line break.)   “Google announced today that it would cease (well, phase out) censoring the results in google.cn, the Chinese-language version of its famed search engine. It’s a pretty stunning move, both in its fact and in its execution. First, the announcement of “A new approach to China” may appear to have buried the lede. The lion’s share of the post is devoted to describing a series of coordinated attacks on the accounts of human rights activists, including those who use Google. It includes a link to the amazing story of GhostNet, discovered by f... (more)

WBA’s Wi-­Fi Global Congress features China Mobile, AT&T, Ericsson, China Telecom, Orange and many more

On the week commencing the 25th of June, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) will be co-hosting the Wi-Fi Global Congress in Seoul with Korea telecom and Avren events. This event is set to bring together industry leaders from all parts of the Wi-Fi ecosystem to discuss current hot topics, future Wi-Fi developments and emerging strategies notably Wi-Fi Roaming and Next Generation Hotspot (NGH), as well as monetizing Wi-Fi and data offload. Open to members and non-members, the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress is the 21st WBA Roundtable and is set to to be the biggest yet.   Day One will showcase key Wi-Fi discussions initiated by a panel consisting of China Mobile, AT&T and Fon, discussing the cost benefits of Wi-Fi and how operators are integrating this into their networks. This will be followed by a keynote from Ericsson Wi-Fi's CTO Stephen Rayment on 'Carrier-grade Wi-F... (more)

HBO Go finally comes to Android tablets

HBO Go HBO has updated its streaming-video application to support a wide range of Android-based tablets. The update, which landed in the Google Play marketplace yesterday, now allows HBO customers to stream the company’s programming on tablets running Android versions up to 4.04 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In addition, HBO Go’s latest version includes some new performance enhancements and bug fixes. A report cropped up in May that HBO would update its streaming application to work with tablets. At that time, the company allowed Android-based smartphone users to access the program, but tablet owners were out of luck. Read the full story at CNET. ... (more)

Video: An Introduction to Recorded Future

Recorded Future is an online tool that scans roughly 150,000 sources on the web, indexes them by event, source, and, most importantly, period of time past, present, or future they are referencing, and provides analysis and visualization for analysts to harness the predictive power of the web. In past posts, we’ve discussed how it’s being used by U.S. Southern Command to forecast unrest, how it can run on proprietary or sensitive information in a private cloud including packages for use on classified or secure, air gapped networks, predict new technology, detect warning signs for cyberattacks, and make sense of the Osama Bin Laden letters. Recently, Recorded Future released a much simpler explanation of what it does and how regular analysts would use it: The video is lighthearted, but Recorded Future is serious business, winning funding from the Central Intelligenc... (more)

In new twist, actress sues YouTube to remove anti-Islam video

YouTube In a new twist over the controversy surrounding an anti-Islam movie trailer on YouTube, an actress shown in the trailer has filed a lawsuit demanding that YouTube and its owner Google take down the video. Google has maintained so far that the video, which sparked off protests in many countries, is clearly within its guidelines and so will stay on YouTube. Actress Cindy Lee Garcia in a complaint filed Wednesday before the Superior Court of the State of California for the county of Los Angeles stated that “the lawsuit is not an attack on the First Amendment (to the U.S. Constitution) nor on the right for Americans to say what they think, but does request that the offending content be removed from the Internet.” Read the full story at Computer World. ... (more)

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 8, 2012

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Power sipping smartphones possible, iOS 6.1 Beta out and more

By RyanKamauff Do not buy from any carriers, please. A Startup Says it’s Cracked a Decades-old Efficiency Problem with Wireless Communications. Eta Devices, formerly of MIT, have identified the potential to limit the power suck of power amplifiers in mobile devices. They have a new amplifier design that will first be rolled out to LTE base stations, and the mobile sized version could double battery life in smartphones. Via Technology Review, more here. Google Now is apparently equipped with a pedometer, but it isn’t accurate… - if you opt-in to Google location services (just check or uncheck the box) they will send details on your whereabouts back to the mothership routinely. Apparently, they have initiated a pedometer into Google Now. While it is cool, it’s really inaccurate, but one that worked would be a feature a ton of people would enjoy (I believe). Via Enga... (more)

Dropbox Says One Billion Files Are Uploaded Every Day

One billion files are now being uploaded to Dropbox’s servers each day, CEO Drew Houston has revealed during a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s a staggering figure that is double the number of tweets that Twitter revealed were being published to its social network each day last October. CNET cited Houston saying that Dropbox’s 100 million users are now accessing the cloud-based storage solution from 500 million devices worldwide. The company now expects users to connect an additional 150 million devices to the service during 2013. Both milestones should help alleviate any concerns that the company is being affected by the growth in rival services such as iCloud, Google Drive and Skydrive. For comparison, Apple announced in January that its userbase has now passed 250 million – although it’s unknown how that is affecting the number of files being up... (more)

How to Make the Most of Your 15 Minutes

There comes a day in many of our lives when we will briefly become famous.  For one of my friends, that day came early on, when he was the first baby... Follow us! Twitter: @IntuitQuickBase & Google+: +QuickBase ... (more)

Integrating the Digital and Physical Worlds with Enterprise Mobility

New York City oversees 900,000 buildings and picks up 12,000 tons of trash per day.  They know how much electricity is used in the average house/apartment.  They know how many people live in the average unit.  They know what neighborhoods complain the most.  They know the health inspection records of restaurants in the area.  They have information on boilers, sprinkler systems, local taxes paid, numbers of heart attacks, fires, roach complaints, construction noise, commuting habits and test scores all stored in massive data archives available for Big Data analysis. This is digital data, however, if you are looking to move into a new physical neighborhood in New York City, you might find this information incredibly valuable.  Real-time and Big Data capabilities integrated with location services on smartphones have the ability to revolutionize the way we live and work... (more)

Report: Free Apps Downloaded 10x More on Google Play than Amazon Appstore

The number of device installs for free apps in the Google Play store is over ten times bigger than the Amazon Appstore in the United States, according to new research conducted by Distimo. The mobile app store analytics company found that the top 200 free apps in the Amazon Appstore were downloaded 16 million times throughout March 2013 in the United States. The top category was video games, spearheaded by Temple Run 2; the most downloaded free app in the store. Word4Pics: 4 Pics 1 Word by BrainVM Games followed in second, with the Kindle edition of Subway Surfers by Kiloo trailing in third. The top publisher, based on free games, was Rovio Entertainment (surprise, surprise). Movie tie-in The Croods was its most popular application throughout March, which should be expected given that it’s the studio’s latest release. Imangi Studios remains in second thanks to Templ... (more)

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