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EU Regulators Agree On Guidelines For 'right To Be Forgotten' Complaints By Clip Syndicate European regulators have agreed on criteria for judging appeals for the "right to be forgotten", taking into account public profiles or crime for example, when search engines such as Google turn down requests to have information deleted from search results. But regulators made no mention of two thorny issues: whether search engines ought to inform publishers when articles have been delisted from search results, and whether links ought to be removed from all versions of Google, such as Google.com. The working group of EU data protection authorities aims to bring some clarity to implementing a landmark court decision in May that gave Europeans the right for the first time to ask search engines to erase information about them from the web.

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Xpire’s App Makes All Your Social Media “Ephemeral” By Clip Syndicate Dallas-based computer science college student Jesse Stauffer wants to make social media more private. With help from his brother, and financial backing from Mark Cuban, he recently released an iOS application called Xpire that lets users share “self-destructing” posts on Facebook, Twitter and now Tumblr--as well as use a variety of tools to better manage and shrink their digital footprint.

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EU Regulators Preparing Guidelines For 'right To Be Forgotten' Complaints By Clip Syndicate European regulators are working on guidelines for appeals from people whose requests to remove information from search results under their name have been turned down by search engines such as Google. The working group aims to bring some clarity to implementing a landmark court decision in May that gave Europeans the right for the first time to ask search engines to erase information about them from the web. The guidelines, which are expected to be finalised by the end of November, will set out categories to organize the types of appeals coming in from citizens and help authorities weigh the public's right to know the information with the individual's right to privacy.

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Things You Should Know About Jack Ma, Founder Of This Year's Biggest Tech IPO By Clip Syndicate Jack Ma may not be as much of a household name in the U.S. as tech executives like Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but that might change soon. Fifteen years ago, Ma gathered a group of friends in his one-bedroom apartment to create Alibaba, a service that would help small businesses in China use the Internet to connect with markets abroad. Alibaba is now the largest ecommerce service in China, a country with more than 600 million Internet users. ...Read More »
IPhone's NFC Tech Will Only Work With Apple Pay By Clip Syndicate The near-field communication technology in the new iPhones will only work with Apple Pay, the company’s just-announced mobile-payments service. Near-field communication, or NFC, allows data to be transmitted over a short distance. In the case of Apple Pay, a person would tap or place the phone near an NFC-equipped terminal and use the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor to complete a transaction. Cult of Mac earlier reported the news , and Verge said Apple confirmed it in an email.

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What's Your Mobile Wallet Strategy? By By Nick Pell for America's Backbone Weekly Here's how to use a mobile wallet to effectively streamline your business tasks. ...Read More »
How to Prevent Data Loss By By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly Protect yourself and your business with simple backup solutions. ...Read More »
Google Unveils 3 Budget Smartphones For Android One By Clip Syndicate Google announced the first three smartphones that will be part of Android One, the company's initiative to bring affordable Android smartphones to developing markets. Each of the three devices, manufactured by Micromax, Spice and Karbonn, has a 4.5-inch display and will first ship in India. There are more than 1.75 billion smartphone users worldwide, but a huge opportunity still exists for companies like Google to grab the attention of the 5 billion people without mobile devices. ...Read More »
Android One: Google's Push To Rule The Smartphone World By Clip Syndicate Google just took an important step toward cementing its dominance over the world with its Android mobile operating system. In the wee hours of the morning on Monday, almost 8,000 miles away from its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Google launched its Android One initiative in New Delhi, India. The project, originally announced at the company's I/O conference in June, is essentially a way for Google to guide handset manufacturers in bringing affordable smartphones to emerging markets. ...Read More »
Google Launches Android One, Phones To Be Priced At Around $105 By Clip Syndicate Google Inc launched in India on Monday the first smartphones powered by its Android One operating system, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees ($105) to capture the low-cost segement of the world's fastest growing smartphone market. Google launched the phones in partnership with Indian mobile phone makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles. Google says it plans to expand Android One to Indonesia, Phillippines and other South Asian countries by the end of 2014 and in more countries in 2015.

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