Archive: 12/06/2013

Who's patenting whose genome?

An international project has developed a free and open public resource that will bring much-needed transparency to the murky and contentious world of gene patenting.

Dec 06, 2013
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Bluetooth group ushers in updated Bluetooth 4.1

(Phys.org) —The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the regulatory body responsible for the standard, announced on Wednesday its release of an updated version of the specification, Bluetooth 4.1. This ...

Dec 06, 2013 weblog
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NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal (Update)

The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen ...

Dec 06, 2013
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AT&T says it doesn't have to disclose NSA dealings

AT&T says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' communications data despite complaints that the telecom giant has been sharing and selling that information to federal intelligence agencies ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Bocelli visits MIT for adaptive tech workshop

Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.

Dec 06, 2013
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Chinese firm paid US gov't intelligence adviser

A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Cloud firm Box raises $100 mn

Cloud storage startup Box, launched from a college dorm in 2005, has raised $100 million in new capital to help fund a global expansion.

Dec 06, 2013
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