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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 290view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 290 for the week October 29 - November - 4, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue290 In This Issue Raring Ubuntu Developer Summit Complete! Call for IRC Operators Ubuntu Stats LoCo News Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu: Designing for a good purpose Benjamin Kerensa: On Privacy and Unity Barneedhar: Ask Ubun (Hardware)

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New Jersey Allows Voting By Email And Fax For Hurricane Victimsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Wow. Registered voters in New Jersey displaced by Hurricane Sandy will be permitted to vote by fax or email in the upcoming election. New Jersey, along with about a dozen other states, already permit overseas and military voters to return signed ballots electronically. (IT news)

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Mandriva announces CloudPulse, the cloud-based I.T infrastructure management solutionview story

http://blog.mandriva.com – Paris, the 2nd of November 2012 : Mandriva has released CloudPulse, its new cloud-based I.T infrastructure management solution. CloudPulse is the SaaS evolution of Mandriva Pulse². (General)

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“In the Studio,” Bump’s David Lieb Discusses Flock And A Shift To Background Servicesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. (IT news)

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Mobile app downloads doubling, privacy & identity risks riseview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketMobile app downloads are doubling and the apps are getting “smarter”, but the cost to users may well be a threat to their privacy and the potential sharing of their personal information across the entire application ecosystem with the likes of app developers and advertising networks. (IT news)

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EEF Criticizes Online Shopping in Ubuntu 12.10view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – It seems Canonical‘s eleventh hour rush to address user concerns regarding Amazon.com search integration into Ubuntu 12.10 may not have been as successful as the company presumably hoped. Despite the changes, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued a statement and list of demands for further disclosure from Canonical. (IT news)

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Introducing CrunchGov, TechCrunch’s Policy Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com – Nearly a year after citizens blindsided the government with an unprecedented protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, Congress is at a loss for how to proceed. Luddite officials see complex tech issues as a mysterious minefield and the greenhorn technology industry does not have the insider D.C. (IT news)

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T-Mobile and Lookout delivering Mobile Security Solution to protect customers’ devicesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   Today, T-Mobile and the Lookout team have announced a partnership to bring customers an alternative mobile security solution. Lookout’s Automatic App Security will come pre-loaded on select devices this year on T-Mobile and is expected on most Android devices in 2013, securing smartphones and tablets right out of the box for free. The second you turn on your T-Mobile Android device that has this (IT news)

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Ubuntu Founder Takes Aim at Red Hatview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Canonical has suffered more than a little flack over the years for what some critics call a lack of openness in Ubuntu development. But if one agrees with Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, the truly closed platforms are Ubuntu’s competitors, especially Red Hat. At least, that’s what Shuttleworth had to say recently on his blog. (IT news)

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Computer privacy all but disappears for federal employeesview story

http://gamblis.com – Computer privacy all but disappears for federal personnel Government workers have lengthy identified their bosses can look more than their shoulder to monitor their computer activity. But now, prompted by the WikiLeaks scandal and concerns over unauthorized disclosures, the government is secretly capturing a far richer, … Read much more on Bend Bulletin (HowTos)