NSA Surveillance Faces Senate Test

The United States Senate could vote on the USA FREEDOM Act as soon as next week, pushing the surveillance reform bill ahead this year. That would buck prior conventional wisdom that the Act was not a legislative priority, likely ending up shelved until the next congress.

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NSA Surveillance Faces Senate Test

The United States Senate could vote on the USA FREEDOM Act as soon as next week, pushing the surveillance reform bill ahead this year. That would buck prior conventional wisdom that the Act was not a legislative priority, likely ending up shelved until the next congress.

Tech Giants Press Senate On NSA Reform

The NSA reform bill passed by the House has an uncertain future in the Senate. The USA FREEDOM Act will receive a vote in the upper chamber, likely later this week, but whether it has the 60 votes required to pass isn’t clear. Tech giants want it to pass.

Get Your NSA Reform Hot Takes Here

President Barack Obama signed the USA FREEDOM Act into law late on Tuesday. The law will temporarily restore the nation’s phone bulk metadata collection program until it transitions to telephone providers in six months.

Tech Companies Throw Their Support Behind Strengthened NSA Reform Bill

As expected, Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced the USA FREEDOM Act to the upper chamber of Congress on Tuesday. The bill comes on the heels of a similar, weaker measure passed in the House that was widely condemned as denatured and passed by brute force. “If enacted,

Surveillance Reform Bill Clears House Only To Face Obstacles In Senate

The House of Representatives today passed the USA FREEDOM Act on a 338-88 vote. Despite receiving overwhelming support in the lower chamber, the bill will have to overcome considerable hurdles as it moves to the Senate.

Tech Companies Line Up Behind Surveillance Reform Bill

A wide range of companies today released their support for a surveillance reform bill that would effectively end the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Reform Government Surveillance,

Senate Votes 67-32 To Reform The NSA’s Phone Record Program

On a vote of 67 to 32 today, the Senate passed the USA FREEDOM Act. The bill, which will now race to President Barack Obama’s desk, marks the first time Congress has moved to reform the National Security Agency (NSA’s) surveillance programs since Edward Snowden’s revelations.

The Senate Advances NSA Surveillance Reform Legislation As Deadline Approaches

The Senate voted 77-to-17 to take up the USA Freedom Act, a bill already passed in the House that would reform National Security Agency (NSA), in a rare Sunday session. The procedural vote came just hours before key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire at midnight.

Congress Just Took a Baby Step Towards Limiting Government Spying

After a tense battle over renewing key provisions of the Patriot Act, the US Senate just passed the USA Freedom Act , a bill meant to limit the government’s surveillance apparatus. Now the the bill will go to President Obama’s desk.Read more...

NSA Reform Gathers Momentum In Congress After Late-Night Vote

After a somewhat desultory year of little to no change, reform of the United States surveillance state appears to have finally found momentum.Recently the USA FREEDOM Act was gutted and rammed through the House,

Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital,

JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all development, the infamous “source of truth.

Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken,

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city,

Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation.

Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund

These first-time VCs want to raise $50M for a Dallas-based, Millennial-focused venture firm.

SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Much has been said about the SoftBank Vision Fund, mostly in awe of the size of the investment vehicle. Today, however, the Vision Fund inched yet closer to that twelve-figure goal.

Reddit CEO Resigns, Alexis Ohanian Returns As Chairman

If there’s one constant in life, it’s change, and the fourth quarter of 2014 has brought quite a bit of change for Reddit, the massively popular aggregation site that could. So here’s some more news: Reddit CEO Yishan Yong has resigned,

Google To Stop Letting Developers Use Google Wallet To Sell Digital Goods

Back in 2012, Google launched an API that allowed developers to use the Google Wallet service to sell digital goods — things like music, or levels in a web game, or subscriptions to online magazines. If you’re using that API, it’s time to find a replacement.

Amazon Launches Its Fastest EC2 Instances Yet

Amazon today announced its fastest EC2 instances for compute yet. The new so-called c4 instances will feature a 2.9 GHz Haswell processor (with bursts up to 3.5 GHz with Turbo boost) with up to 36 virtual CPUs and up to 60 GiB of RAM. Intel exclusively developed the Haswell processor for Amazon.



U2 Releases First Studio Album in 5 Years at Apple Event — It's Free

Apple has found what it's looking for: a partnership with U2 at Tuesday's Apple event.In an unconventional music deal, Bono and the band are teaming up with the tech giant to release new material, U2's first studio album in five years. U2 announced the album, Songs of Innocence,


近期PopCap凭借植物大战僵尸品牌,推出了实体书籍与配套的AR游戏。我们随后采访上海PopCap R&D团队负责人Duncan。他认为,AR有着合理调和原子与比特世界的潜质。




ContinuumSecurity创始人Stephen de Vries,在Velocity Europe 2014大会上提出了持续且可视化的安全测试的观点。Stephen表示,那些在敏捷开发过程中用于将QA嵌入整个开发流程的方法和工具都能同样的用于安全测试。




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码市:Coding 进入软件众包领域

国内云端开发平台 Coding 推出的软件众包平台码市已经在7月底上线。很多企业在尝试过软件众包之后都感受到,软件众包是不靠谱的。

This totally crazy wingsuit video made me stop breathing

Okay, which guy is crazier. Graham Dickinson, the guy we see in the video below who’s so impossibly close the ground and the trees and the mountain face and basically inches away from crashing the entire time during this wingsuit video. Or the camera man, Dario,

Lily's selfie drone racks up $34 million in pre-orders

Pre-orders for Lily's smart camera drone have reached $34 million, equaling 60,000 units according to Forbes. The so-called "selfie drone" is slated to arrive this summer.After throwing Lily into the air, the device will automatically start flying,

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