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RIM Indonesia chief named suspect in BlackBerry chaos

Indonesian police named Research In Motion’s country director a suspect for negligence Monday after a BlackBerry promotion turned chaotic and left dozens injured and others knocked unconscious. Andrew Cobham, president director for Research in Motion (RIM) in Indonesia, and British security consultant Terry Burkey were named as two of four suspects in the incident…

New videogames give civil uprising tips

The Arab Spring uprisings and Occupy-style US protests have inspired a new genre of serious videogames designed to helpactivists develop strategy — all in the safety of cyberspace. Games like “People Power (The Game of Civil Resistance)” allow would-be protest leaders to build and test their plans for peacefully opposing the police or the…

Facebook ‘likes’ New York high-tech scene

NEW YORK — New York City is already the US capital of advertising, fashion, finance and media. Now it wants to be its high-tech center too. The Big Apple’s ambition to rival Silicon Valley with its own Silicon Alley received a big boost when Facebook announced Friday that it will…

Smartphone snooping sparks lawsuits and denials

A California startup behind smartphone software accused of snooping on users stepped up the defense of its creation on Friday in the face of freshly filed lawsuits. By Friday, lawsuits had been filed in three US states against software maker Carrier IQ and smartphone manufacturers HTC and Samsung accusing the…

U.S. Internet surfers often just looking for fun: study

While the Internet might be a budding repository of the world’s knowledge, most Americans go online just for kicks, according to a study released on Friday. On any given day, 53 percent of the folks in the United States between the ages of 18 and 29 go online to have…

Lawmakers propose SOPA alternative: Fight online pirates ‘like WikiLeaks’

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate are readying a draft proposal that would provide an alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act. Instead of using the courts to force search engines and ISPs to block websites accused of copyright infringement, as…

Smartphone addicts starting to feel the pain

Users of smartphones and tablet computers are starting to get high-tech blues, as increasing numbers of the tech savvy are coming down with ailments from “text neck” to “text thumb injury”. Health experts in Britain have warned that strain injuries stemming from long periods spent staring at small screens and…

YouTube remake spotlights TV-style channels

SAN BRUNO, California — YouTube on Thursday unveiled a major redesign that showcases television-style channels and promises slicker integration with other Google online properties. “We are trying hard to marry the best of TV and the best of online,” YouTube vice president of product development Shishir Mehrotra said while providing…

Franken demands ‘Carrier IQ’ explain smartphone tracking

Sen Al Franken (D-MN) on Thursday demanded the developer of hidden software included on virtually all new Android smartphones explain why the application logs and may transmit personal information. Called “Carrier IQ,” the software is supposedly meant to help mobile carriers monitor and diagnose problems with their devices. The company…

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