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Why everyone is getting hacked these days

August 21, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If it feels like there have been a lot of password hacks this year, it's because there have been more than usual, and Ars Technica's Dan Goodin explains why that is. In short: Password hacking has gotten better, while our password making has gotten worse. "The result: security provided by...

Marissa Mayer picks iPhones over Androids for Yahoo employees

August 21, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Newly appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is giving her entire staff new iPhones, which has to burn her former Google colleagues a little. She could have picked an Android device for the ten thousand-plus people who work at the company. But she didn't, instead suggesting spending a couple million on...

Apple is now the most valuable company of all time

August 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With a market cap of $621 billion Apple is now the most valuable American company of all time, beating a record formerly held by Microsoft during the dot-com bubble, according to The Associated Press' Peter Svensson. Though, that number does not take into account inflation, which would put Microsoft's value...

Dish's broadband satellite expansion won't solve the rural Internet problem

August 16, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In an attempt to make the Internet more available to people in rural areas, Dish is working on expanding its Broadband Satellite services to the whole of America, a source told The Wall Street Journal's William Launder and Shalini Ramachandran, but the cost may still pose a barrier to entry...

Meet the little printer the tech world is excited about

August 14, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Little Printer, the physical paper product the tech world has decided to care about, is available for preorder today, so anyone else who wants a device that prints the Internet on a receipt-size piece of paper can get one, too -- for $259. We're not sure you would want one...

What Mitt Romney's VP app learned from Zynga

August 7, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The genius of the new Mitt Romney VP app is a lot like the genius of an addictive, yet simple, Zynga game, but instead of convincing you to keep tapping for FarmVille corn, this app asks you tap to get a politician's name. Like the games we have gotten ourselves...

Google forgot to delete France's street view data, too

August 1, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google has admitted to having Street View data it said it had deleted in France, following its admission last Friday of having kept information from the United Kingdom, too. And, again, Google's apologies won't quite cut it. The company sent out a similarly sympathetic letter to France, saying, "Google has...

Apple can buy Twitter, RIM and Sprint and still have billions

July 31, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Fantasizing about how Apple could spend its $117 billion cash mound leads to one astounding conclusion: The company has more money than it could ever spend—even if it went on an extravagant tech company shopping spree. Following Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec for what DealBook's Andrew Ross Sorkin calls "a price...

Google’s apology for not deleting street view data doesn’t satisfy critics

July 30, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google has apologized for keeping user data it said it destroyed, but that hasn't placated its critics. Back in 2010, the company had said it would destroy some information it had collected over wireless networks in the U.K. while making its street view maps. Today, Google admitted that it did...

What do people do with their Twitter archives? So far not much

July 26, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Twitter is working on a way to give tweeters access to their entire archive, leading us to wonder why anyone would want that in the first place. The company hasn't given much detail on what this future tool will look like. But it will involve what sounds like a slightly...

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