Weekends can be spent doing many things: drinking, dancing, partying, recuperating, reading a book, doing the garden – all sorts. However, if you spent your time like this you likely missed out on the latest happenings in tech land. Fear not, dear reader, we spent our weekend glued to the screen so you didn’t have to.
Here’s all the tech news you’ve missed from the last two days.
Over the weekend:
- Here’s the Email 6M Facebook Users Affected by the Network’s Privacy Flaw Will Receive
- Oracle to Announce Cloud Partnership with Microsoft on Monday
- Fancy Brings Its ‘Fancy Anywhere’ Referral Button to Tumblr
- FTC Probes Google-Waze Deal
- Researchers Developing Browser-Based Secure File Transfers
- Twitter Notifies You When Someone Faves A Tweet You’re Mentioned
PRISM/NSA/GCHQ surveillance updates:
- US Files Espionage Charges Against NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
- Snowden: NSA Hacks Chinese Operators for SMS Data
- Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden Reaches 100,000 Signatures
- PRISM Whistleblower Edward Snowden Exits Hong Kong for Ecuador
- How Online Mapping Tools can Enhance Education
- 7 Mistakes of Failed Startups
- An Example of Passbook’s Greatness
From beyond The Next Web:
- MI5 Feared GCHQ Went ‘Too Far’ Over Phone and Internet Monitoring [The Guardian]
- Why Microsoft’s Cloud Matters: Hint the Reason Begins with ‘A’ But it Ain’t Azure [GigaOm]
- “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby”: Remembering the World’s First Stored Program Computer [Official Google Blog]
- The Atomium 3D Prints Food in Any Shape You Can Imagine [Inhabitat]
So. Much. Tech.
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