"Fairfax Financial's bid to buy BlackBerry has failed, the struggling smartphone maker has given up the search for a buyer and its CEO will resign, the company announced Monday morning."
"Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, ‘a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over…
"The first question I had to ask myself was: hmm, yeah, where the fuck is the Dash Board source code?"
"Coupons that could be redeemed for a G2 were attached to balloons and floated up into the sky, leaving LG's fans to devise their own methods of grounding the balloons. […] ultimately 20 people wound up injured."
"Likely generate more power than it consumes"!
"Zynga just finalized plans to shut down OMGPOP, the […] game developer it acquired for $200 million in March 2012. But multiple sources [say] the OMGPOP team was in direct contact with Zynga leadership in an attempt to buy back the site or continue operating it, yet Zynga refused."
"But training materials for XKeyscore detail how analysts can use it and other systems to mine enormous agency databases by filling in a simple on-screen form giving only a broad justification for the search. The request is not reviewed by a court or any NSA personnel before it is processed."
"There is literally no reason I can think of that I would want my phone to check in with Motorola every nine minutes to see if Motorola has any new instructions for it to execute."