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natgeofound:

A woman walks a dachshund across pavement with undulating wave patterns in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 1955.Photograph by Charles Allmon, National Geographic

natgeofound:

A woman walks a dachshund across pavement with undulating wave patterns in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 1955.Photograph by Charles Allmon, National Geographic

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courtenaybird:

The World’s 24 Largest Social Media Sites

Facebook still has the largest user population at 1.16 billion monthly active users. But it’s seldom-discussed that YouTube is close behind with 1 billion MAUs.
Three of the world’s top 10 social properties are messaging platforms: WhatsApp, LINE, and WeChat.
86% of Facebook’s users are outside the United States.
Nearly 25% of LinkedIn’s users are in India. In fact, there are more Indians than Americans on LinkedIn and Google+.

courtenaybird:

The World’s 24 Largest Social Media Sites

  • Facebook still has the largest user population at 1.16 billion monthly active users. But it’s seldom-discussed that YouTube is close behind with 1 billion MAUs.
  • Three of the world’s top 10 social properties are messaging platforms: WhatsApp, LINE, and WeChat.
  • 86% of Facebook’s users are outside the United States.
  • Nearly 25% of LinkedIn’s users are in India. In fact, there are more Indians than Americans on LinkedIn and Google+.

(via emergentfutures)

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breakingnews:

Apple reveals number of government requests for customer data
The Next Web: Apple published a report that details the number of consumer data requests it receives from governments around the world. The company also said it “strongly” opposes limits on the number of U.S. government requests it can report. 

At present, the company is limited to only providing a broad range for the number from the US government. …
The report, which appears to be a first for Apple, contains all the data that the company is legally allowed to share. Moving forward, Apple said that it will “continue to advocate for greater transparency.”
Apple revealed in June that it had received 4,000-5,000 requests from US officials from December 2012 to May 2013. The firm said at the time that its legal team reviews each requests and only provides the “narrowest possible set of information” to the authorities when appropriate.

Read Apple’s full report here. 
Photo credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

breakingnews:

Apple reveals number of government requests for customer data

The Next WebApple published a report that details the number of consumer data requests it receives from governments around the world. The company also said it “strongly” opposes limits on the number of U.S. government requests it can report. 

At present, the company is limited to only providing a broad range for the number from the US government. …

The report, which appears to be a first for Apple, contains all the data that the company is legally allowed to share. Moving forward, Apple said that it will “continue to advocate for greater transparency.”

Apple revealed in June that it had received 4,000-5,000 requests from US officials from December 2012 to May 2013. The firm said at the time that its legal team reviews each requests and only provides the “narrowest possible set of information” to the authorities when appropriate.

Read Apple’s full report here

Photo credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

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futurescope:

NASA to attempt high-speed laser transmission to the Moon

LLCD will be NASA’s first-step in creating a high performance space-based laser communications system. The LLCD mission consists of space-based and ground-based components. The Lunar Laser Space Terminal (LLST) is an optical communications test payload to fly aboard the LADEE Spacecraft and it will demonstrate laser communications from lunar orbit.The ground segment consists of three ground terminals that will perform high-rate communication with the LLST aboard LADEE. The primary ground terminal, the Lunar Laser Ground Terminal (LLGT) is located in White Sands, NM and was developed by MIT/Lincoln Laboratory and NASA. The ground segment also includes two secondary terminals located at NASA/JPL’s Table Mountain Facility in California and the European Space Agency’s El Teide Observatory in Tenerife, Spain. The main goal of LLCD is proving fundamental concepts of laser communications and transferring data at a rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps), which is about five times the current state-of-the-art from lunar distances. Engineers expect future space missions to benefit greatly from the use of laser communications technology.

To learn more about laser communications and the LLCD mission please visit: http://llcd.gsfc.nasa.gov

Stay connected with LLCD on twitter: @NASALasercomm

This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: 
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000…

[via kurzweilAI]

(Source: futurescope)

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US Senate passes bill that would allow states to tax Internet purchases

breakingnews:

AP:


The US Senate has passed a bill that could end tax-free shopping on the Internet for many shoppers.

The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass the bill, sending it to the House where it faces opposition from some lawmakers who regard it as a tax increase.

Under current law, states can only require retailers to collect sales taxes if the merchant has a physical presence in the state. As a result, many online sales are tax-free.

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emergentfutures:

 
 
Piracy tracker TorrentFreak says that more than 1 million viewers downloaded the episode in the first day after it aired. At one point, more than 163,000 people were simultaneously sharing a single torrent — a new record. The previous record, of just under 145,000 simultaneous file-swappers, was set by the “Heroes” season 3 debut in 2008, according to TorrentFreak’s data.
 
Full Story: CNN

E a pirataria ainda reina…

emergentfutures:

 

 

Piracy tracker TorrentFreak says that more than 1 million viewers downloaded the episode in the first day after it aired. At one point, more than 163,000 people were simultaneously sharing a single torrent — a new record. The previous record, of just under 145,000 simultaneous file-swappers, was set by the “Heroes” season 3 debut in 2008, according to TorrentFreak’s data.

 

Full Story: CNN

E a pirataria ainda reina…

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smarterplanet:

We’re heading for a world with more smartphones than bank accounts – Quartz
Bank accounts are out, smartphones are in. In 2011, some 2.5 billion people in the world were “unbanked” (pdf), as the lingo goes, according to the World Bank. By 2016, more people will have bank accounts, but in regions like the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, even more will have smartphones, research and consulting firm Analysys Mason predicts in a report today.

smarterplanet:

We’re heading for a world with more smartphones than bank accounts – Quartz

Bank accounts are out, smartphones are in. In 2011, some 2.5 billion people in the world were “unbanked” (pdf), as the lingo goes, according to the World Bank. By 2016, more people will have bank accounts, but in regions like the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, even more will have smartphones, research and consulting firm Analysys Mason predicts in a report today.

(via emergentfutures)