The Wall Street Journal has obtained a nominal "win" in a Stingray-related legal action aimed at unsealing electronic surveillance orders, but the decision reads more like a loss. Jennifer Valentino-Devries reports:
The oral arguments delivered in June provide a little more insight into the DOJ's thought processes -- mainly that it should be the sole arbiter of document releases. The DOJ went past the constraints of its earlier argument -- that "open" investigations are not subject to "common law access" -- by claiming that documents used in the course of investigations, even closed ones, are not public records.
You know, one -- some of these cases in which we've sought access are called In Re Sealed Application, some are called In Re Pen Register. The last one -- the most recent one is In Re Search Warrant. Well, if it's In Re Search Warrant, then the government's argument that these aren't search warrants looks a lot different. And so I think that the more specificity with regard to the basis of the application would help guide the Court as well as anyone who is seeking access to these to try and determine exactly what types of access might apply.
Gazelle, the industry's leading electronics buyback service, helps consumers quickly turn their old iPhones & iPads into cash without the hassle of managing an eBay auction or braving the craigslist handoff on a seedy corner of town (instructions below).
Between now and September 9th only, the company is running a Best Price Guarantee that not only offers up to $450 cash for old iPhones, but a promise to beat any competitive trade-in offer from Apple or its four big iPhone wireless carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint), even though those companies offer trade-in values in the form of credit while Gazelle pays cash.
The week leading up to this year's iPhone 6s introduction is also key to reaping the most cash for your old phone. Last year, for example, iPhone 5s trade-in payouts fell roughly 15% in the two weeks surrounding the announcement of the iPhone 6 and then dipped an additional 15% in the 3 weeks following the actual launch (see chart above). This historical pricing trend is expected to play out similarly this year....
While a mobile workforce may help make government more agile, efficient, and productive, the mobile devices federal employees carry represent another headache for agency security managers. Mobile applications, to cite one major area of concern, can introduce vulnerabilities that can put sensitive data and network resources at risk. For example, when an employee shares a photograph via a mobile application, the app may be granted access to the employee's contact list -- which could hold personally identifiable information that should remain private and secure.Laurianne McLaughlin currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Editor-in-Chief, overseeing daily online editorial operations. Prior to joining InformationWeek in May, 2011, she was managing editor at CIO.com. Her writing and editing work has won multiple ASBPE (American ... View Full Bio
Remember: if you do something rad, but you don’t share a video of it instantly on at least three social media channels, it probably didn’t happen. Thankfully, the world’s leading purveyor of radness-capturing cameras has just made the whole process a lot easier.
In an update to the GoPro smartphone app, and the GoPro camera firmware, the company has added the option to create 5-, 15-, or 30-second video clips to highlight your best moment, and then share that instantly to start harvesting those retweets.
Verizon will introduce a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking.
The aim is to help businesses such as manufacturers or retailers, who may be running networks in far-flung places, to have better security when connecting their applications to the corporate network, said Shawn Hakl, head of network platforms and managed services for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The type of organizations Verizon is aiming to attract are those running a Layer 3 private network who may want a better and more reliable connection for people using mobile apps.
Yahoo has unveiled a new feature for its email app that allows users to include their most recent tweet as part of their outgoing signature. To enable it, go to Settings -> Accounts -> Primary Yahoo and select "Include your latest Tweet from Twitter". Users can also manually delete any included tweet if it's not appropriate. Or, more likely, accidentally include it on a Reply All to the entire company.
Artist's rendering by Sydney Mohr
Every kid or kid at heart loves learning about dinosaurs because they are basically weaponized animals. It's as if Mother Nature were a 5-year-old kid who thought it would be cool to attach medieval weaponry to lizards and birds.
A study published Monday in the Journal of Anatomy shows how the ankylosaurus, a genus of dinosaur best known for having an armored back and clublike tail, became such a battle-ready beast.
Intel's Skylake rollout hasn't been nearly as halting as the Broadwell rollout, but the company is still doling out information (and processors) bit by bit rather than all at once. We got our hands on the high-end, overclockable desktop version a few weeks ago, and Intel told us more about the CPU and GPU architectures at IDF. Today at IFA in Berlin, the company is finally taking the wraps off of specific CPUs for laptops, Ultrabooks, and mainstream desktops.
BERLIN: INTEL HAS OFFICIALLY RELEASED the full product SKU line-up for its 6th-generation Core processor family, based on the 14nm Skylake architecture.
Until now, Intel had unveiled only desktop models of its new quad-core chip designs, the Skylake-K variants comprising the Core i7-6700K and the Core i5-6600K aimed at gamers and computing enthusiasts.
Intel said at the launch that the rest of the product family, which will make up the bulk of Skylake processors, will arrive later this year. And here they are, announced at IFA 2015, with new offerings across mobile and desktop machines.
YouTuber Mumbo Jumbo makes some pretty rad Minecraft videos, and posted his equally rad workspace to Reddit’s battlestations subreddit for everyone to see. Some ambient bias lighting, some acoustic foam baffling, and a well-placed microphone, and he has a great setup for gaming, video recording, and more.
If you reserved a “Signature Series” Model X, the $132,000 version of Tesla’s new crossover SUV, you can start modifying it to your heart’s delight.
Earlier today, the company began opening up the ordering process, enabling early adopters to pick out their interior and exterior colors, and to throw all kinds of add-ons into their respective shopping carts, including a $1,000 subzero weather package that includes washer nozzle heaters and a $750 towing package.
All versions come with those amazing falcon rear doors, seating for seven, and proximity sensors that prevent the vehicles from coming into contact with other cars (not to mention ceilings).
You’ve probably had a lot of commercials tell you that their cereal is “part of a complete breakfast,” but what does that really mean? This video explains why cartoon mascots use that phrase so often, as well as what a “complete breakfast” should actually entail.
This video, from the Reactions YouTube channel (a series from the American Chemical Society), explains with chemistry what should be on your “complete breakfast” plate: a combination of carbohydrates and proteins. The reason leprechauns and rabbits tell you that their cereal is “part of a complete breakfast” is because it technically has the carbohydrates part covered. But most of those cereals are comprised of simple carbs that break down quickly only providing a short burst of energy. For a real “complete breakfast” you want complex carbohydrates, which give you a longer, more even source of energy, from foods like vegetables and whole grains. You also want to get some protein from foods like eggs (they’re fine in moderation) and yogurt to help make you feel full for longer, as well as reduce the chance of overeating and fight off pesky cravings. Learn more about the science behind it all in the video above.
It may not have a figurative “ocean of puppies” like MTV, but the Discovery Channel Communications is starting to experiment with virtual reality — in a literal ocean of sharks, among other places.
The cable network released a mobile app this week that features VR videos spun off from some of its top shows, such as “Mythbusters,” “Gold Rush” and “Survivorman.” These 360-degree videos can be viewed just by moving the phone around, but the app — made by VR video platform Littlstar — also features a Google Cardboard mode that splits the video in two, making it possible for Android and iOS users with a Cardboard or similar headset to watch the videos in VR.
The videos are also available on YouTube, on the Web and in one of the Samsung Gear VR’s dedicated video apps, Milk VR.
Corn also makes a fabulous salsa.
The sweetness of the corn balances the acidity from the lime juice. Along with some jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, and oregano, it’s a fiesta of flavor.