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China Clamps Down Still Harder on Internet Access

nytimes.com Andrew Jacobs (@AndrewJacobsNYT) – Jan 29 – BEIJING — Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation's smothering cyberpolice as she tries —…
matt 'If it was legal to protest and throw rotten eggs on the street, I'd definitely be up for that' t.co/s2SP09Yiz3
Marc Lacey RT @nytimesworld: China has now blocked virtual private networks, or V.P.N.s, that once let users skirt online censorship. t.co/FxlXC4oug6
Paul Mozur RT @jruwitch: China's VPN crackdown could have wide-ranging unintended consequences & @AndrewJacobsNYT explores the issue well t.co/aO5Lzj9JTb
Paul Mozur RT @jcbeam: Don't forget Tinder! "Did he swipe left, or is his VPN broken?" RT @AndrewJacobsNYT China Tightens Grip on Internet t.co/UQznlwBPIA
Gabe Rivera Good news for nations that compete with China: the Chinese are unilaterally withdrawing from the information economy! t.co/zq35JVCA9E
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Verizon Wireless to Allow Complete Opt Out of Mobile 'Supercookies'

bits.blogs.nytimes.com Brian X. Chen (@bxchen) – Jan 30 – Verizon Wireless, which has been under fire by privacy advocates since late last year, has decided to make a major revision to its mobile ad-targeting program. Users who do not want to be tracked with an identifier that Verizon uses for…
Ryan Calo RT @JuliaAngwin: Verizon says it will - finally - offer a real opt out from its undeletable hidden tracking number t.co/amCcwWJDM4
Jeff Larson RT @JuliaAngwin: Verizon says it will - finally - offer a real opt out from its undeletable hidden tracking number t.co/amCcwWJDM4
NYT Technology Bits Blog: Verizon Wireless to Allow Complete Opt Out of Mobile 'Supercookies' t.co/jqaHrfeEt9
Techmeme Verizon Wireless to Allow Complete Opt Out of Mobile 'Supercookies' (New York Times) t.co/2eHBevfqCR t.co/UM8t7Rtjnf
Natasha Singer RT @bxchen: Verizon Wireless to allow complete opt out of mobile "super cookies" t.co/JWy2C5nc9M w/ @natashanyt
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How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

nytimes.com James B. Stewart (@JamesStewartNYT) – Jan 29 – When Microsoft stock was at a record high in 1999, and its market capitalization was nearly $620 billion, the notion that Apple Computer would ever be bigger — let alone twice as big — was laughable. Apple was teetering on bankruptcy.
Inside In 1999 it was "laughable" that Apple would be larger than @Microsoft one day. @JamesStewartNYT t.co/39K7Czh6Ql curated @stockpucker
Ryan Sarver RT @cdixon: "Steve Jobs ingrained in the DNA of Apple not to be afraid to cannibalize itself' t.co/qJgOyOkga9 t.co/pdo08us7VC
Atul Arora RT @cdixon: "Steve Jobs ingrained in the DNA of Apple not to be afraid to cannibalize itself' t.co/qJgOyOkga9 t.co/pdo08us7VC
Chris Dixon "Steve Jobs ingrained in the DNA of Apple not to be afraid to cannibalize itself' t.co/qJgOyOkga9 t.co/pdo08us7VC
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With a Few Bits of Data, Researchers Identify 'Anonymous' People

bits.blogs.nytimes.com – Natasha Singer – Jan 29 – Even when real names and other personal information are stripped from big data sets, it is often possible to use just a few pieces of the information to identify a specific person, according to a study to be published Friday in the journal Science.
VranicaWSJ RT @raju: Are you a news publisher who trusts third-party vendors who say they anonymize your audience data? Think again: t.co/u0ni1RnAAb
Anil Dash Dot Com RT @emilysteel: knowing just four random pieces of info was enough to reidentify 90 percent of the shoppers as unique individuals t.co/cNR2ZRWXji
rachelsklar RT @emilysteel: knowing just four random pieces of info was enough to reidentify 90 percent of the shoppers as unique individuals t.co/cNR2ZRWXji
Emily Steel knowing just four random pieces of info was enough to reidentify 90 percent of the shoppers as unique individuals t.co/cNR2ZRWXji
Darren Herman RT @zimbalist: With a Few Bits of Data, Researchers Identify 'Anonymous' People t.co/RWyh1xDZR5
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BuzzFeed Nails the 'Listicle'; What Happens Next?

Wsj.com – Lukas I. Alpert – Jan 29, 10:38 AM – When the Senate intelligence committee released its report on CIA interrogation techniques last month, many online news headlines had a similar ring. From Vox's “16 Absolutely Outrageous Abuses Detailed in the CIA Torture Report” to…
WSJD BuzzFeed's challenge: 'Social lift and buzz is great, but I have to know if that means I will sell more toothpaste' t.co/34L5Ha2RQZ
WSJD RT @WSJ: .@Buzzfeed more than doubled its staff last year to over 700. It now generates $143,000 in revenue per employee. t.co/ou5eoDJJSM
Christopher Mims RT @WSJ: .@Buzzfeed more than doubled its staff last year to over 700. It now generates $143,000 in revenue per employee. t.co/ou5eoDJJSM
Marc Andreessen RT @WSJD: BuzzFeed arrived and you'll never believe what happened to publishing t.co/34L5Ha2RQZ @lalpert1 t.co/LuZOlWXPlO
WSJD BuzzFeed arrived and you'll never believe what happened to publishing t.co/34L5Ha2RQZ @lalpert1 t.co/LuZOlWXPlO
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Say hello to Vine Kids

blog.vine.co – We've seen for ourselves – and heard from parents, siblings and others – that kids love Vine. So, we built Vine Kids, a simple new app that gives young children a fun way to watch Vines. Through adorable animated characters, kids can…
Hannah Kuchler Twitter launches Vine for Kids. What were people doing in those 6 seconds that was so inappropriate? t.co/lvCXWT9zm1
Kevin Roose Using Vine already makes me feel 100 years old, so I imagine Vine Kids will just turn me into Otzi the Ice Man. t.co/maCJUuad2q
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Why Mitt Romney Thinks He Can Win (and Jeb Bush Can't)

Bloomberg – Jan 30, 2:50 AM – The data is in. For Mitt Romney, it is time to decide. According to people familiar with the thinking of the two-time presidential candidate, Romney has now gathered all the information he needs to reach a conclusion about whether to run a third…
Tom Jolly RT @jheil: MUST READ RT @MarkHalperin: Inside the mind of @MittRomney: his balance sheet w/ pros & cons of running. t.co/htbAQdsuUC
Inside Data shows Mitt Romney has "huge lead" in early voting states. @MarkHalperin @bloombergnews t.co/ahC9F1HmXx curated by @stockpucker
Bloomberg Business RT @MarkHalperin: EXCLUSIVE: @MittRomney, on precipice of '16 decision, has decided @JebBush & @GovChristie CANNOT win GOP nomination. t.co/X6dyS6GQt2
Ben Smith Romney, per @MarkHalperin, sneers at Jeb's "small-time" business ventures t.co/b0ZpRanSYH
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What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek

TechCrunch Alexia Tsotsis (@alexia) – Jan 29 – I have thoughts on this Newsweek cover. Tech has some issues. You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often its absurd. Newsweek, which just discovered there are only a few women in tech, sent accomplished…
Evelyn Rusli I 100% respect @alexia t.co/GLHpzXMomG (worth a read) - but continue to reserve the right to have a diff. take/not be offended
TechCrunch What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek t.co/fdVIs3nVS5 by @alexia
rachelsklar This is great, especially when you get to the kicker. "@alexia: What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek t.co/BJZsamK95h"
Hunter Walk I love when @alexia reminds people she's a fucking writer t.co/g9OIrPmwdi
John Lilly RT @alexia: What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek t.co/QTOJnsMYh2
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Law Firm Founds Project to Fight 'Revenge Porn'

dealbook.nytimes.com – Matthew Goldstein – Jan 29 – A California law student and a Virginia man dated for about six months after meeting through an online dating service. The fallout from the breakup, however, has gone on far longer, as the former boyfriend faces federal criminal charges over…
Matthew Goldstein RT @nytimesbusiness: A law firm for an age when couples share nude photos digitally -- and a jilted lover can find websites to post them t.co/yQHR04H334
Matthew Goldstein RT @jbsgreenberg: Nude selfies, the currency of some lovers, give rise to a new kind of legal battle. @MattGoldstein26 t.co/bDy2cnIWKG
Jess SilverGreenberg Nude selfies, the currency of some lovers, give rise to a new kind of legal battle. @MattGoldstein26 t.co/bDy2cnIWKG
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The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

theverge.com – Chris Welch – Jan 29, 7:00 AM – Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together…
The Verge Hands-on with Outlook for iOS: the best Gmail app for iPhone is now made by Microsoft t.co/bxwnL9uMHF t.co/melHaRc89j
Farhad Manjoo The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft. Great @vladsavov on iPhone's poor gmail options t.co/4bnQ9wynbZ
Daniel Ernst RT @rinaldi224: This headline. The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft t.co/yfXHETIK7E via @verge
Bijan Sabet Strange days indeed. "The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft" t.co/PDImHD0L8I
Ryan Sarver "The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft" go @acompli! :) t.co/I5XJ2wxSG1
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