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  • The entire nation of Syria goes offline yet again

    The entire country of Syria goes offline yet again

    Entire countries can go offline. Syria’s done it before, and now it appears that the troubled nation has dropped its web connection again, according to Google’s Transparency Report and other online sources. The outage appears to have begun just before 3PM ET, according to Google’s report, and has yet to be resolved nearly three hours later. It’s not entirely clear what’s caused the outage, but based on educated speculation surrounding previous incidents, it wouldn’t be out of the question to conclude that the government was behind this latest interruption. For now, the country remains in the dark — we’ll update this post just as soon as that’s resolved.

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    Via: Google+

    Source: Google Transparency Report

  • BitTorrent launches 'Bundle' media format with Ultra Music partnership

    BitTorrent launches Bundle media format with Ultra Music partnership

    The folks at BitTorrent have been busy little bees since the beginning of 2013. Between Sync, SoShare, Live and Surf you’d think the company already had enough projects to work on. Now it’s adding a new file format called Bundle to its lineup of experimental alphas and betas. The technical details are a bit thin at the moment, but we do know that it’s a torrent-based media format with tools added on top that allow for donation or email collection, among other things. The first release is part of a partnership with Ultra Music (home of artists such as David Guetta, Tiesto and deadmau5): a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Kaskade’s 2012 tour. When you download the Bundle, which is basically a teaser for an upcoming tour documentary, you’re also granted free access to the Dada Life remix of Dynasty. The rest of the content inside the file is essentially a self contained record store, with additional media you can unlock by submitting your email address. After the break you’ll find a quick video overview of the format, which sounds like it has plenty of potential. Now let’s hope BitTorrent isn’t stretching itself too thin with this latest project.

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    Via: The Next Web

    Source: BitTorrent

  • Chromium code hints at Google Now for OS X

    DNP Google

    A few months back Chromium whiz François Beaufort spotted a piece of code in the open source web browser that hinted at Google Now possibly coming to Chrome. Today, the programmer has uncovered an issue log pointing out notification center enhancements for OS X. An entry, listed as “[Mac][MC] Implement notification updates and relayouts” could possibly indicate Google Now having a future on Apple’s desktop platform. With Google’s I/O a little over a week away, hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out. In the meantime, we’ll reach out to the company for a comment on Beaufort’s findings and see what turns up.

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    Via: The Next Web

    Source: Fran├žois Beaufort (Google+)

  • White House taps former Twitter lawyer as first Chief Privacy Officer

    White House taps former Twitter lawyer as first Chief Privacy Officer

    Two months after appointing Todd Park as Chief Technology Officer, the White House has picked Nicole Wong for the newly created position of Chief Privacy Officer. Details about the job are still MIA, but she’ll likely be working closely with Park. One thing’s for sure, though: Wong brings some serious Silicon Valley cred to the table, having worked on product copyright and privacy issues at Google for eight years and, more recently, serving as Twitter’s legal director. If you recall, the EFF gave that social network high marks when it released its annual report last week — an auspicious sign if we’ve ever seen one.

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    Via: CNet

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