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Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

InfoWorld - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:54

The tech industry's most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming.

Google was the top spender, plowing just over $16.8 million into its lobbying efforts, an increase of $1 million on 2013. Its lobbying covered technology policy issues such as online advertising and data privacy but also touched on the broad range of issues it now finds important, including patents, labor issues, drones, health data, immigration and international tax reform.

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Users get more control over data in latest Firefox browser beta

InfoWorld - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:52

Mozilla is adding new capabilities in the beta version of Firefox 36 to give users and website owners more control over what data, if any, is sent to other websites during browsing.

When a user navigates to a new website by clicking on a link or pulls an image or video file from another site, the browser typically sends the new site the address of the page that referred it. It's useful for webmasters to see where someone has come from but a privacy worry since other sensitive data can be revealed.

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"As the Web got more complex, the amount of information in the referrer header ballooned, leading to bigger privacy problems," wrote Sid Stamm, principal security and privacy engineer at Mozilla.

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Microsoft debuts TypeScript 1.4

InfoWorld - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:00

With TypeScript 1.4, Microsoft offers accommodations for ECMAScript and type system improvements to developers.

Developed by C# and Pascal creator Anders Hejlsberg, TypeScript is an open source technology that compiles to JavaScript. Recently unveiled TypeScript 1.4 accommodates ECMAscript 6, an upgrade to the official specification underlying JavaScript that's still in development.

“In addition to the type system improvements, one of the main goals for the upcoming TypeScript 2.0 release is to fully support the ECMAScript 6 standard. With TypeScript 1.4, we take another step toward this goal,” said Microsoft’s Jonathan Turner, program manager for the TypeScript team, in a blog post. “In this release, we’ve added a new ES6 output mode, support for let and const, and support for ES6 template strings.”

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Compile C# to JavaScript with DuoCode

InfoWorld - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:00

A new compiler lets programmers use their C# skills to build JavaScript and HTML5 Web applications. By integrating with Microsoft’s Visual Studio IDE and leveraging Microsoft’s Roslyn compiler technology, the DuoCode compiler enables cross-compiling of C# code into JavaScript, for sharing of code between JavaScript and Windows applications.

“DuoCode ‘understands’ C# using the Roslyn compiler,” said Stav Harel, of DuoCode, in an email. “Roslyn performs the code-parsing, syntactic tree (AST) generation, and contextual analysis. Then DuoCode takes over to perform the code translation and generates JavaScript code -- along with source maps -- while completing language features that exist in C# and are missing in JavaScript.” Roslyn features open source C# and Visual Basic compilers offering code analysis APIs.

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A Guide to Why New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Is Getting Arrested - New York Magazine

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:24

New York Magazine

A Guide to Why New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Is Getting Arrested
New York Magazine
The legislature’s most powerful Democrat is the target of a federal investigation into Albany corruption. 14 Shares. Share 4 Tweet 9 Share 0 Share 1 Share Email Print. Share. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images. In a stunning development, the New York ...
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Prince Andrew expected to address sex allegations - Business Standard

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:16

Prince Andrew expected to address sex allegations
Business Standard
The Duke of York, who is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17, is expected to use his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to address the claims.

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Senate Democrats Play Offense on Climate Change Ahead of 2016 - Bloomberg

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:03

Salon

Senate Democrats Play Offense on Climate Change Ahead of 2016
Bloomberg
U.S. Senate Democrats made the opening move in their effort to portray Republicans as out of step with mainstream Americans on the question of whether humans cause climate change. Democrats maneuvered a vote on an amendment Wednesday that ...
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Indonesian Divers Recover 6 More Bodies From AirAsia Crash - NDTV

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:31

NDTV

Indonesian Divers Recover 6 More Bodies From AirAsia Crash
NDTV
Indonesian personnel hoist a section of recovered wreckage belonging to AirAsia flight onto a truck at port in Kumai on January 11, 2015. (AFP). Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia: Indonesian divers retrieved Thursday six more bodies from waters around the sunken ...

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Entity Print

Drupal Modules - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:23

This module provides a permission and a menu callback that allows you to enable users to view entityprint/entity_type/entity_id to get a PDF generated version on the entity.

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Shelling Hits City Bus in Ukraine's Donetsk, 7 Dead - Voice of America

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:07

Voice of America

Shelling Hits City Bus in Ukraine's Donetsk, 7 Dead
Voice of America
Ukrainian authorities say at least seven people were killed in the eastern city of Donetsk after an artillery shell hit a city bus. Emergency officials said a shell struck a trolley bus early Thursday, killing the passengers instantly. Meanwhile, Ukrainian military ...
Report: Shelling hits civilian areas in Ukraine's Donetsk regionCNN
Ukraine 'abandons' fiercely contested Donetsk airportTelegraph.co.uk
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Strikes, attacks bring turbulent politics back to Bangladesh

AP - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 03:37
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A 2 1/2-year-old victim of a homemade bomb lies in an intensive care unit with burns to his face, head and other body parts. In another hospital, 17 people, including students and a teacher, are being treated for similar injuries. Another victim, a schoolboy, lost both his eyes....
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AP sources: US not sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen

AP - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 03:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In another challenge to President Barack Obama's efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, a ban on transferring detainees to Yemen has been effectively pushed back into place because of security concerns in the volatile Middle Eastern nation, administration officials say....
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New Jersey Man Shot by Police Raised Hands in Video - ABC News

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 03:31

OCRegister

New Jersey Man Shot by Police Raised Hands in Video
ABC News
Police dashcam video appears to show Jerame Reid with his hands in front of him before the two officers shot and killed him during a traffic stop in Bridgeton, New Jersey. 1:17 | 01/21/15. World News Videos | ABC World News. Coming up in the next ...
Video of New Jersey man shot by police raises questionsseattlepi.com

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Father of Colorado shooting victim finds solace in officer

AP - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:36
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) -- Ian Sullivan visits his daughter's grave on her birthday every year since a gunman burst into a crowded Colorado movie theater and shot the 6-year-old as she sat with her mother in the third row....
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Patriots should be disqualified from the Super Bowl - USA TODAY

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:17

USA TODAY

Patriots should be disqualified from the Super Bowl
USA TODAY
Cheat on a World Cup bid and, well, you probably get awarded that World Cup, but that's neither here nor there. The New England Patriots cheated in the AFC championship. As such, the team should be disqualified from the Super Bowl. (AP). Deflating 11 of ...
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Alleged 'sex slave': I didn't have sex with Bill Clinton - New York Daily News

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:07

New York Daily News

Alleged 'sex slave': I didn't have sex with Bill Clinton
New York Daily News
She did not have sexual relations with that man, President Clinton — but billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's alleged “sex slave” is now swearing under oath and in excruciating detail about underaged sexual trysts with Prince Andrew and others. In papers filed ...
Prince Andrew Asked To Respond Under OathSky News

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Node Display Title

Drupal Modules - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:53

Enables one to use both an admin title and a display title for a node. The admin title will appear on admin related pages, whilst the "display" title will be displayed to site visitors. This enables the creation of more meaningful content titles for site administrators, while at the same time, providing site visitors with a different, more appropriate content title.

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Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

AP - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:35
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday....
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New England Patriots, NFL embroiled in deflating controversy as Super Bowl ... - Washington Post

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:23

ABC News

New England Patriots, NFL embroiled in deflating controversy as Super Bowl ...
Washington Post
In 10 days, the New England Patriots will attempt to extend their dynastic run atop the National Football League. The Patriots' offense, led by the grace of quarterback Tom Brady and the grim formulation of Coach Bill Belichick, will attempt to unseat the ...
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Microsoft wants us all to play with holograms - Quartz

Google - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:40

Quartz

Microsoft wants us all to play with holograms
Quartz
Unlike other head-mounted computing systems in the works, Microsoft's new glasses-based virtual reality device, HoloLens, doesn't need to be connected to a phone or computer. “We've unlocked the screen,” one developer said during the presentation at its ...
Microsoft to give away Windows 10, unveils hologram glassesColumbus Dispatch
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