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Obama unveils new cybersecurity order with the same old problems

What can a president do to fix bad corporate security? It’s become an increasingly important question for President Obama, as his administration looks to respond to the growing tide of corporate breaches, from the Sony hack in November to this month’s Anthem breach. But so far the answer seems to be, not much.

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France can now block suspected terrorism websites without a court order

A new decree that went into effect today allows the French government to block websites accused of promoting terrorism and publishing child pornography, without seeking a court order. Under the new rules, published last week by France’s Ministry of the Interior, internet service providers (ISPs) must take down offending websites within 24 hours of receiving a government order. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says the decree is critical to combatting terrorism, but civil rights groups say it gives the government dangerously broad powers to suppress free speech.

The regulations have been under consideration since 2011, but gained new momentum following last month’s terrorist attacks at the Paris office of the satirical magazine…

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Save Victorian London from a werewolf infestation in The Order: 1886

The world is grey, and the streets are cramped. Dark, dingy clouds hang above buildings, gothic spires splitting through the mist. It’s a place you recognize at a glance: Victorian London. It’s the same gloomy city you’ve seen in countless movies and read about in plenty of novels. Oh, except this time it’s filled with werewolves and crazy electrical weapons.

This is the world of The Order: 1886, an upcoming PlayStation 4 game from California studio Ready at Dawn, which also happens to be the console’s first big exclusive in 2015. It’s an alternate history take on London, one where airships fill the skies and a group of warriors rises up to fight off the threat of half-human, half-wolf monsters. The setting is well-trod ground in…

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Uber hit with another cease and desist order, this time in South Carolina

Uber’s been hit with another cease and desist order from an upset local government, this time in South Carolina. The Public Service Commission of South Carolina today ordered the transportation company (which also delivers kittens, ice cream, and human food), to halt its operations there due to what it says is improper licensing of its drivers. The legal notice names Rasier LLC, which is a subsidiary of Uber and operates its UberX service, saying that the company’s drivers simply doesn’t have the right credentials to be picking people up and taking them places for money.

“All motor carriers transporting persons or property for compensation to first obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity before commencing operation,”…

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Quoddy Custom Shoe Service: The generations-old moccasin-makers now allow customers to order shoes detail by detail

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For those in the Northeastern US, Quoddy is a household name, having been making moccasins, loafers and shoes of the like by hand in Lewiston, Maine for generations. Using techniques and methods derived from those…

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Mobile is a platform that you can’t ignore. More and more users are using their smartphones and tablets as their primary method for accessing the content they love, be it on the web or in app form. Come fall of this year, Apple will introduce iOS 8 and Swift, its new coding language for mobile.




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Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch available to order today

Samsung is creating a smartwatch that runs Android Wear, a new version of Google’s operating system tailored specifically to wearables. Called the Gear Live, it’ll be available to order from the Google Play Store later today. LG’s previously announced G Watch will also be available to order too, though there’s no word on when exactly either wath will ship.

Android Wear was unveiled as something of a surprise back in March. Since then, both LG and Motorola have been teasing photos and details of their first smartwatches to run it, though few hard details have been given. Motorola’s watch is planned for release later this summer.

This new device actually marks a return to Android smartwatches for Samsung. Last year, it released the…

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33 actors went from ‘Law & Order’ to prison in ‘Orange is the New Black’

Where the first season of Netflix original Orange is the New Black focused on Piper Chapman’s experiences in a New York prison, the recently released second season widens its net, telling stories of the facility’s other inmates. They’re a varied group, but as Autostraddle shows, many of them have one thing in common — this isn’t their first run in with the televised law. More than 30 of Orange is the New Black‘s actors have appearances in the long-running Law & Order on their resume, performing as cops, criminals, and bystanders caught in the show’s police procedural crossfire. Autostraddle catalogs their appearances in impressive detail.

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Turkey to lift Twitter ban after court order

A Turkish court has ordered its government to lift the statewide block on Twitter that it imposed last week after tweets began spreading linking the prime minister to a corruption scandal, the AFP reports. Access to Twitter is reportedly expected to be restored later today; it’s been blocked since March 20th, though many found ways around the ban even thereafter. The Associated Press reports that the court has only issued a temporary injunction against the ban, so it’s unclear if Twitter access will remain restored, should the blockade be lifted.

Turkey’s government initially placed the ban as protests rose and a corruption scandal began to embroil the government just days before an election. Blocking Twitter has only brought more…

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NSA tracks cellphone location data under Reagan-era executive order

The NSA collects mobile location data under an executive order issued by the Reagan White House in 1981, reports The Hill. The news follows The Washington Post‘s report revealing how the agency tracks the locations of hundreds of millions of citizens around the world, supported by documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

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