With the support of the American Civil Liberties Union, Google, Reddit, and other organizations, Reset the Net asks developers to add security features, such as HTTPS and SSL protections, to deter spying.
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!
Americans outraged by the NSA secret surveillance (PRISM) scandal have been channelling their anger through some very creative works of art.
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Google’s proposed one-million-square-foot headquarters in London (above) would be as long as the city’s tallest building is high.
- Farewell to the Google Reader. Here’s our list of replacement options.
- At least one person was killed when protestors stormed the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo, calling for President Morsi’s resignation.
- Saudi Arabia has given 7 cyber-activists some serious jail time for inciting protests on Facebook.
- Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks suggest the U.S. is spying on its European allies.
- Apple just registered for a Japanese trademark on the product name ‘iWatch,’ another clue that it is getting into wearable tech.
- Twitter’s Vine video app is now available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire Android Tablets, putting it ahead of its major rival, Instagram.
- Publishing giants Penguin and Random House have merged to create the first ‘truly global publishing company.’
- The upcoming European Data Law, which protects user data and gives them the ‘right to be forgotten,' can fine up to 2% for transgressions.
- Yahoo is doing a little tidying up. Last week it shut down at least 12 services, including the AltaVista search engine.
Have a great week!