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Wednesday - August 6, 2014
The Wikimedia Foundation has released its first-ever transparency report -- and along with it a protest against Europe's "right to be forgotten" law. Wikimedia is the nonprofit owner of Wikipedia and other sites. "Denying people access to relevant and neutral information runs counter to the ethos and values of the Wikimedia movement," wrote Wikimedia attorneys Geoff Brigham and Michelle Paulson. [More...]

Wednesday - August 6, 2014
NPR last week launched a mobile app that gives modern listeners a new way to access personalized radio content. NPR One provides mobile device users a stream of news stories based on their preferences. They can curate a playlist of their favorite NPR podcasts -- such as Fresh Air, for instance -- as well as stories aired on their local public radio station. [More...]

Wednesday - August 6, 2014
Researchers who managed to reconstruct sound from silent videos have suggested the technology might be used by law enforcement agencies or in forensics. The algorithms might have applications in the medical or manufacturing fields as well, speculated tech analyst Jim McGregor, "where you can use the information to determine certain patterns or characteristics other than speech." [More...]

Wednesday - August 6, 2014
Navdy's concept, Google Glass for cars, may be cool -- but the execution leaves something to be desired. If it were as unobtrusive as this product image suggests, it might attract more positive interest. However, the Navdy device that projects the image onto the windshield isn't pictured here. The Navdy "actually looks kind of cheap," said tech analyst Roger Lanctot. [More...]

Tuesday - August 5, 2014
Tesla and Panasonic last week signed what is effectively a memorandum of understanding regarding their collaboration on Tesla's Gigafactory -- a large-scale battery manufacturing facility. The agreement sets out the responsibilities of both partners, but there will be further discussions over the details. The Gigafactory will let Tesla produce 500,000 vehicles a year. [More...]

Tuesday - August 5, 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week sounded an alarm warning retailers of a family of malicious programs aimed at compromising point-of-sale systems. Attackers used such software last year in massive data breaches that nicked millions of consumer records at Target and Nieman Marcus. Variants of the Backoff family have turned up in at least three forensic investigations. [More...]

Monday - August 4, 2014
A routine scan of a Texas man's Gmail by Google has led to his arrest on child pornography possession and promotion charges. John Henry Skillern, 41, of Houston was arrested by police July 30 following a tip by Google to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He has been charged with one count each of child pornography possession and child pornography promotion. [More...]

Monday - August 4, 2014
"World War I started in the late summer of 1914 with a mix of Franco-Prussian War uniforms and tactics, but almost immediately [shifted to a] modern war of aerial bombardment -- total war, with civilians being killed as well as mobilized on a grand scale," said Doran Cart, senior curator at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. "Airplanes did make it a truly modern war." [More...]

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