Show Notes – March 30th, 2015

Two feds who investigated Silk Road accused of stealing from it, too
“Copyright troll” Perfect 10 hit with $5.6M in fees after failed Usenet assault
UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
Court Sides With Google, Shuts Down Mississippi AG’s Abuse of Authority
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Chrome OS beta gets new Google Now equipped launcher and Material Design Google will soon be bringing an all new feature to its Chrome OS user base in the form of Chrome Launcher 2.0. Along with a refreshed interface and deeper functionality, the new launcher will now sport some handy Google Now data.
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AnyMeeting Sets Up Conference Calls in Minutes with One Email Love them or hate them, setting up conference calls can be just as bad as sitting on one. A new feature from AnyMeeting, one of our favorite video chat services, makes the setup part easy. Just CC them on an email or calendar invite, and it replies with call info and link to join, right from your phone. The setup process really is that simple. If you’re in the middle of an email chain with a bunch
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Prison Inmate Emails His Own Release Instructions To the Prison Bruce66423 writes: A fraudster used a mobile phone while inside a UK prison to email the prison a notice for him to be released. The prison staff then released him. The domain was registered in the name of the police officer investigating him, and its address was the court building. The inmate was in prison for fraud — he was originally convicted after calling several banks and getting them to sen
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Clinton Wiped Email Server Clean, Deleted All Emails, Congressman Says – ABC News Christian Science MonitorClinton Wiped Email Server Clean, Deleted All Emails, Congressman SaysABC NewsHillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said the former secretary of state …Did Hillary Clinton destroy ev
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Speaker Fills Void Between Slacktivism and Activism A group of students in the Innovation Design Engineering program at the Royal College of Art London has created a device that facilitates a new approach to activism called PSSST The Speaker. The speaker has an audio message loaded onto it that is deployed in the urban environment using a tape roll. The goal is to send a message that is more than just a Facebook ‘Like’, Twitter ‘Favorite’ or peti
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A $50 Media Player Is Helping North Koreans Thwart Censorship A $50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea’s oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films. Image: screenshot of Chinese media player via Alibaba North Koreans call these portable media players “notels” or “notetels,” a portmanteau
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The UN Just Ordered 10,000 of Ikea’s Brilliant Flatpack Refugee Shelters A few years ago, Ikea announced it had designed a better refugee shelter, using its flatpack furniture as a basis for engineering. As great an idea as it was, it wasn’t clear how the concept would ever find its way to reality. Now, these Ikea refugee shelters will be deployed—by the thousands. The Ikea Foundation is the mega-corporation’s wing devoted to social issues in the developing world. Wor
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Is RSS Dead? A Look At The Numbers RSS has taken some big hits recently. Of course, people have been announcing the death of RSS pretty much since it came into existence, but when Google Reader bit the dust on July 1st, 2013, many were ready to place a wreath at the headstone and walk away. But like gossip, RSS just will not die. Why? People love juicy news that just finds its way to them. That’s why gossip works! Who wants to have
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Check Out Some Of The 30,000 Old NYC Crime Scene Photos To Be Digitized This Year   Back in 2012, the New York City Municipal Archives went digital, bringing 870,000+ of their old photographs online, many dating back to the mid-1800s. The online feature—which provides free and open research access to their holdings, which not only include photographs, but maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings—has been a work in progress since. That 870,000 number from 2012 was not even hal
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Do You Really Need to Eject Your Flash Drive (or Device) Before Removing It? It’s well known that USB flash drives are supposed to be ejected before removing them. Your computer will often display a scary warning if you fail to safely eject the drive. But do you really still need to do this? What happens if you don’t? Let’s take a look. Different Protocols First, we need to consider three different protocols your drive may use when connecting to your computer. Two of them
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A Crazy Amazing Non-Stick Coating, Coming to Glue Near You — Design News Don’t you hate it when the last bit of glue (or ketchup) refuses to come out of its container? Wasteful and annoying. LiquiGlide is a non-stick coating developed at MIT that makes the inside of the bottle permanently wet and slippery. The company just signed an exclusive with Elmer’s on the glue front, and we can hope that it’s coming to condiments soon. READ MORE »
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The X-Files To Return An anonymous reader writes: Fox announced today that The X-Files will return with six new episodes. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will both reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully, respectively, and show creator Chris Carter will return as well. Production begins this summer, but air dates are not yet known. The X-Files originally started in 1993 and ran for 9 seasons, spawning two feature
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Should Governments Ban Ballot Selfies? Would Hitler have wanted people to post who they voted for? Would Benito

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