25 Jul 2013

Penguin promises EU regulator to scrap Apple ebook deals

EU regulators accepted on Thursday a pledge by British media group Pearson’s Penguin unit to scrap its ebook deals with Apple which set price curbs on Amazon and other retailers, closing an antitrust case against the company. via Penguin promises EU regulator to scrap Apple ebook deals | Reuters.

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25 Jul 2013

House rejects bid to curb spy agency data collection

A U.S. spy program that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the first attempt to curb the data gathering since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of its scope. via House rejects bid to curb spy agency

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25 Jul 2013

Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang in rare US visit

Vietnams President Truong Tan Sang is scheduled to meet US President Barack Obama for landmark talks in Washington. via BBC News – Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang in rare US visit.

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24 Jul 2013

Digital Carjackers Show Forbes How To Crash Cars, Fuel Michael Hastings Conspiracy Theories

“The trio plus an unseen camera person test the 3,500 pound Ford Escape in the weedy parking lot of a South Bend, Indiana strip mall. With Greenberg at the wheel, the digital carjackers mess with the reporter’s mind by making his dashboard show more gas in the car than he

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24 Jul 2013

5 killed in bomb, gun attack on Pakistan intelligence agency office

” A bomb and gun attack destroyed a regional office of Pakistan’s national intelligence agency Wednesday, military officials said, leaving at least 5 people dead and over 30 injured.” Source:5 killed in bomb, gun attack on Pakistan intelligence agency office – World News

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24 Jul 2013

Cities Might Not Be as Prepared as They Think for a Bioterrorism Attack

“Imagine that a small group of terrorists deliberately infect themselves with smallpox and then walk around London, spreading it to the populace. How much could the terrible disease proliferate before the world realized something was amiss?” Source:Cities Might Not Be as Prepared as They Think for a Bioterrorism Attack –

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24 Jul 2013

Officials: Train derails in northwestern Spain

“A train derailed Wednesday in northwestern Spain, a government official in the region of Galicia said. Spanish media reported between 10 and 15 deaths and dozens injured, though CNN could not immediately confirm casualty numbers.” Source: Officials: Train derails in northwestern Spain – CNN.com

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24 Jul 2013

Gulf rig on fire as natural gas flows from ruptured well

“A shallow-water drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana was on fire on Wednesday after natural gas flowing from a ruptured well ignited, authorities said. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said the fire ignited on Hercules Offshore Inc’s jackup rig shortly before

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24 Jul 2013

With A Half-Billion Dollar IT Budget, She May Be The Best U.S. Gov CIO

“Casey Coleman, the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) knows a thing or two about the challenges that private-sector businesses face today – managing technology mega-trends – cloud computing, mobile and consumer tech, social networking, and big data – while running a customer focused business, and

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24 Jul 2013

More than 20 killed in clashes between Mexican police, armed gangs

Violent clashes between armed gangs and Mexico’s security forces killed 22 people on Tuesday, marking a surge in violence in a chaotic western state where President Enrique Pena Nieto is testing a new security strategy. via More than 20 killed in clashes between Mexican police, armed gangs | Reuters.

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