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Google Play's The Only Way (To Update, That Is)

June 25, 2014

Google Play has changes its policy around app updates.

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"Facebook Home" Lands On HTC First

June 25, 2014

On Thursday, Facebook unveiled its partnership with HTC.

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US Senator: Is Facial Recognition Regulation Needed?

June 24, 2014

the proliferation of facial recognition apps and services has prompted one US Senator to wonder if legislation is needed.

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Tweeting Special Agents

June 24, 2014

The usually tight-lipped US Secret Service started tweeting on Monday.

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Crowdsource This! A New Way to Combat SMS Spam

June 24, 2014

New reports point to the overwhelming impact of cell phone spam texts in developing countries – with an estimated 100 million spam messages reaching countries like India and Pakistan. While spam filtering for mobile phones take a similar form to email, it is less effective due to the short nature of texting.

SMSAssassin is the novel software that uses crowdsourcing spam markers to improve SMS filtering. Right now, researchers at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi are asking users to contribute their spam on a special Facebook page. Someday soon, they hope to allow users to share spam keywords with each other on a distributed network via Bluetooth.

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