"A fugitive doesn’t need a suitcase full of cash to survive on the lam. He just needs a thumbdrive full of bitcoins."
So what are bitcoins, and how are they funding the escape of Edward Snowden? Read it here.
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Apple’s Macintosh PC Introduced On This Day In 1984
Newsweek January 30, 1984
This probably blew some minds back then: ”To remove an unwanted file, for example, one uses the mouse to drag an icon of a tiny file folder across the screen to an image of a garbage can; to erase the file, one uses the mouse to point to a command to “Empty Trash.”
Another look at Syria’s web traffic drop-off, from Google, which reports: “All Google services inaccesible.”
Well played, Facebook. Glad to see something potentially massive come out of the Karma deal.
This is actually a pretty big deal. (Note: Don’t go running off to your Facebooks just yet. It’s only being tested with 1% of the user-base at this point. We are the 99%.)
We’ve got some cool news from the Department of the Future: NewsBeast is super proud to be launching our first Daily Beast Election Ad Tracker!
We’ve partnered with the fine folks at Super PAC App to help track political ads that air over the next 80 days until November 6th. Through our dashboard, you can watch and rate the political ads, read articles about the issues, and learn about the (oftentimes shadowy) groups that are producing these ads.
The end result: you’ll be more informed about all the messages screaming at your brain throughout the entirety of the 2012 election season.
Apple keeps rejecting Drones+ from its App Store. Why?
Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, on the Facebook acquisition.