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Month: June 2014 (page 1 of 2)

Dylan’s Desk: Our phones have a constitutional right to privacy. It’s up to us to use it

Dylan’s Desk: Our phones have a constitutional right to privacy. It’s up to us to use it

Above: If only it were so easy to enable privacy on our mobile devices.


How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco.Read the rest

My preview of the Amazon Fire smartphone

I was on “Opening Bell” with Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday morning, shortly before Amazon announced its Kindle Fire smartphone. Here’s what I had to say. I got some of it right!

 

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Fundraiser to support ‘NSA-proof’ email gets off to a roaring start

Fundraiser to support ‘NSA-proof’ email gets off to a roaring start

Above: ProtonMail founders Jason Stockman, Wei Sun, and Andy Yen.

Image Credit: ProtonMail

ProtonMail, an encrypted email service that advertises itself as “NSA-proof,” launched to much acclaim about a month ago.

Since then, the company says it has signed up 200,000 users – and it just launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo because, co-founder Andy Yen says, “that is the best way to get financing and also keep ProtonMail independent.”

Three days after the Indiegogo campaign kicked off, the team has already raised $160,000 — 60 percent more than its initial goal.… Read the rest

Amazon’s Fire phone — and what it means

Hello everyone!

I wrote this post about the Amazon Fire phone yesterday morning.

At the time I wrote it, I didn’t yet know what the phone was called or any of its exact details — that came later in the day, with Amazon’s official unveiling.… Read the rest

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition — and it could change everything

PARIS — École 42 might be one of the most ambitious experiments in engineering education.

It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.

And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.… Read the rest

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