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They were peppering my husband with questions. Where is he from? Where are his parents from? They asked about me, where was I, where do I work, where do my parents live. Do you have any bombs, they asked. Do you own a pressure cooker? My husband said no, but we have a rice cooker. Can you make a bomb with that? My husband said no, my wife uses it to make quinoa. What the hell is quinoa, they asked…

In the new America, a woman and her husband were questioned by their local police department when two separate Google searches converged in an unpleasant way. But how did the police find out what they were Googling?

If you Google “pressure cooker” and “backpacks,” the police may visit your home… 

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Hello Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
BMW has unveiled its i3 electric car, designed specifically for city drivers.
Here’s a guide to the hashtags that fast food workers are using to promote and support their nationwide strike. 
Bitcoins are now illegal in Thailand.
The announcement that the Moscow metro system will be rigged with cellphone tracking tech to ‘prevent theft’ is raising privacy concerns. 
Rumor has it users will be able to unlock the new iPhone using a fingerprint sensor. Cool!
Does your iPhone need a composer? If so, this young musician has just release an album of ringtones and alarms that will make your calls a little less irritating.
Would you let the Veebot robot take your blood?
More efficient see-through solar cells may turn your phone’s screen into a power source.
Have a great day!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

Hello Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • Does your iPhone need a composer? If so, this young musician has just release an album of ringtones and alarms that will make your calls a little less irritating.

Have a great day!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good day to youTumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
An Australia-based firm has developed wetsuits that make you invisible to sharks.
A small Colorado town is considering granting drone hunting licenses and even offering bounty to citizens who shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles.
A technical glitch led PayPal to temporarily ban a book for having “Iranian” in the title. 
Today’s most innovative company: Hot Pockets, which celebrated its 30th birthday by showing it’s still hip.
63 tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, signed a letter asking the NSA for increased transparency regarding security-related surveillance. 
Dismal first quarter results reveal that Nokia’s smartphone plan isn’t working.  
The .Amazon domain name may go to the river instead of the ecommerce giant. You’re next Patagonia.
Rolling Stone is standing its ground after several retailers including, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Roche Brothers, refused to carry its newest issue
This teddy bear monitors a child’s vital signs and then sends the data to their parent’s smartphone… creepy.
The Emmy nomination of Netflix’s original show House of Cardsis evidence that the way we watch TV is changing. 
Have a great day!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

Good day to youTumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • A small Colorado town is considering granting drone hunting licenses and even offering bounty to citizens who shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Today’s most innovative company: Hot Pockets, which celebrated its 30th birthday by showing it’s still hip.
  • The .Amazon domain name may go to the river instead of the ecommerce giant. You’re next Patagonia.

Have a great day!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
The Hubble telescope just discovered Neptune’s smallest known moon. Cool!
A determined Google Street View used a 33-pound backpack camera to capture the ancient (and inaccessible) streets of Venice. Here’s are some other great Google Street View moments.
A day after Vladimir Putin said he was leaving ASAP, it was announced that Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia. 
Rumor has it that Apple might buy the 3-D gesture and identity-sensing tech company PrimeSense.
It is also rumored that Apple is looking into a live TV service that would allow viewers to skip ads.
Yahoo just won its legal battle with the Dept. of Justice, unsealing key documents that show just how strongly it objected to the government spying on users. 
Americans who are outraged by the NSA PRISM scandal are expressing themselves through art.
Have a great day!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger
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Daily Fast Feed Roundup

Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • Yahoo just won its legal battle with the Dept. of Justice, unsealing key documents that show just how strongly it objected to the government spying on users. 

Have a great day!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

[Image: Flickr user zugaldia]

Daily Fast Feed Roundup
TGIF! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
A lead Google Glass developer is working on wearable tech for dogs that would let them communicate more easily with their handlers.
Meet the 6-foot tall humanoid robot that may just save your life someday.
Edward Snowden has requested a meeting with human rights representatives at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
The NSA has been monitoring Skype calls since July of 2012. 
The tin in your iPhone might be wrecking the environment. 
UK researchers are testing a 'penetrator' spacecraft that is designed to search for life on Jupiter's moon. It would travel at about 760 mph, close to the speed of sound.
Today’s most creative person is Alex Maccaw, the creator of Monacle, a place where techies can share ideas and constructive criticism without having to deal with snarky, useless feedback.
Lady Gaga has revealed more details of her upcoming ARTPOP project. The”musical and visual engineering system” is set to launch in November.
Music discovery service Shazam has compiled a list of the top ten most misheard lyrics in pop. And they’re pretty funny.
The Gagnam Style artist Psy has joined the ranks of Justin Beiber and Rihanna with three billion YouTube views. 
Have a good one!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

TGIF! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • Today’s most creative person is Alex Maccaw, the creator of Monacle, a place where techies can share ideas and constructive criticism without having to deal with snarky, useless feedback.

Have a good one!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Hi Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
Rejoice! Google has brought back the ability to make calls from Gmail. 
BlackBerryhas lost its battle with Indian authorities, who have been demanding that it let them spy on users in order to protect the state and prevent terrorism.
Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with five major book publishers to artificially raise e-book prices. 
Today’s Most Innovative Company is NASA, which is planning to send a new rover to Mars in 2020.
Today’s Most Creative People are the students behind NASA’s awesome Grover rover. 
A code found buried in the iOS 7 beta is a clue that the new iPhone may have a slow motion camera.
A new, more accurate clock that uses lasers to help tell time may change our definition of the second.
Ever trekked all the way to a cafe just to find out that their Wi-fi is lousy? Now you can avoid that inconvenience using the SeedSpot app, which lets you test the Wi-Fi networks in your area.
Google just cleaned up the Android Maps app, giving it a sleeker, more useable design.
Hackers are taking advantage of Microsoft’s security flaw, which was announced earlier this year by a Google employee. 
Have a great day!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

[Image: flattop341]

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

Hi Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • BlackBerryhas lost its battle with Indian authorities, who have been demanding that it let them spy on users in order to protect the state and prevent terrorism.

Have a great day!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

[Image: flattop341]

Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Happy Monday Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
In honor of the Tour de France, Google’s new Your Tour feature lets you experience the race. 
Dozens of Morsi supporters were killed this morning in Cairo when the army opened fire on protestors. 
From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: The NSA rejects all Freedom Of Information Act requests from U.S. citizens.
A little guy named Connor was the first baby born using a new embryo screening method that may drastically reduce the cost of IVF.
Anti-government surveillance cyber activists have cloned and hacked Jay-Z’s promotional Android app to spread their message.
Communications giant America Movil just gave music ID/discovery app Shazam $40 million to boost its TV integration. 
Researchers in the Netherlands have developed a smog-busting pavement that reduces air pollution by almost half.
An aircraft powered entirely by solar energy has completed its first cross-country flight.
The truth is out there: Google is celebrating the anniversary of Roswell’s extraterrestrial events with a doodle.
Can’t go an hour with out checking your cell phone, email, Facebook, etc? Maybe you need to go to this digital detox camp.
Have a great week!
—M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

Happy Monday Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

Have a great week!

M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Happy Monday! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 
Now you can use Google Street View to see the view from the top of the world’s highest building, the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai. 
Former South African president Nelson Mandela is still in critical condition with a lung infection, says President Zuma.
From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: Whistleblower Edward Snowden was expected to take a plane to Havana today, but at the time of takeoff, he was nowhere to be found. 
Australian lawmakers hold off on plans to track and store phone call and email data after NSA surveillance scandal raises privacy concerns worldwide. 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has its top managers squirming with his plan to restructure the company.
Facebook is working on its own news reader. Watch out for our Google Reader replacement roundup later today.
The FTC is investigating Google’s purchase of the Israeli social navigation firm Waze after consumer groups and tech experts raise concerns.
Have a great week! —M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

Happy Monday! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 


Have a great week! —M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

Daily Fast Feed Roundup

Happy Hump Day! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today: 

  • TripAdvisor just bought GateGuru, an app that offers travelers airport info in real-time. 

Have a great day! —M. Cecelia Bittner and Jessica Hullinger

It’s old news by now that the NSA is building a semi-secret data center in Utah which will store data of an unknown sort on a near infinite scale. 
What’s interesting is that the massive data center will not employ analysts, instead it will be staffed by about 100 technicians to keep the power and water flowing and the computers and other equipment humming. 
Here’s more from Fast Company’s secret surveillance tracker.

[Image: From Cryptome.org]

It’s old news by now that the NSA is building a semi-secret data center in Utah which will store data of an unknown sort on a near infinite scale. 

What’s interesting is that the massive data center will not employ analysts, instead it will be staffed by about 100 technicians to keep the power and water flowing and the computers and other equipment humming. 

Here’s more from Fast Company’s secret surveillance tracker.

[Image: From Cryptome.org]