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+ - TurboTax sells access to your data->

rcharbon writes: I had the apparently naive expectation that I’d retain some small scrap of privacy by using the TurboTax desktop app instead of the web version. However, their failure to keep a certificate revocation list up to date revealed that Intuit installs third-party cookies from Neustar, an ad service that “provides audience insights that increase online advertising relevancy through the power of verified offline consumer data.”
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Your Rights Online

+ - Self-published, DRM-free Louis CK video is a smash->

rcharbon writes: "Comedian Louis CK sold his latest one-hour special online for five lousy bucks. In this post he tells us how his experiment with bypassing the Man and offering unrestricted content at a good price has worked for him (hint: Louis actually uses the word “happy”)"
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The Almighty Buck

+ - Apple controls headphones used with new Shuffle->

rcharbon writes: "Apple is forcing users of the new Shuffle to use the crappy earbuds provided with the unit to control the player, or wait for new headphones that will include licensed proprietary technology, with an additional cost that's passed on to you, of course. The wonderful $80 Sennheisers I already own won't work properly. I wonder how the Apple fanboi will justify this?"
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Music

+ - Interval tier for iPod

rcharbon writes: "The iPod would be a lot more useful as a tool for runners in training if you could use it to measure repeat intervals, with the iPod beeping when the interval is done. The way things are now, when you're listening to music you can't hear your watch beep. Read this for details, and if you agree, how you can influence development..."

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (5) All right, who's the wiseguy who stuck this trigraph stuff in here?

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