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One time pad technique

In surveillance era, clever trick enhances secrecy of iPhone text messages | Ars Technica – kind of like the one time pad technique, but created on the fly. The one time pad (OTP) is an encryption technique that cannot be cracked, but requires the use of a single-use pre-shared key that is no smaller than the message being sent. In this technique, a plaintext is paired with a random secret key (also called a one time pad).

Culture

Richard Goodall Gallery Contemporary Art – prints by Central Station Manchester

Ireland

10 things a cyclist notices about rural Ireland – The Irish Times – interesting comments on changing society

Luxury

Not to be Overlooked – Japanese Outbound Tourists to Europe – Analyst Insight from Euromonitor International

Media

Yahoo to close its blogging service, | Marketing-Interactive.com– an interesting move, I will talk about this in more depth

BuzzFeed has a Medium problem | PandoDaily – media models challenged

What’s Bad About TV? Just Ask Apple. | Light Reading

Retailing

Facebook Pulls Physical Gifts From Gifting Program: Guess Why

The Kids Aren’t All Right, and Neither Is Abercrombie & Fitch – Businessweek – part-time jobs aren’t what they used to be

Security

Feds Back Away From Forced Decryption … For Now | Threat Level | Wired.comcourts are not buying into the government’s theory that encryption is evidence of criminal behavior – more security related content can be found here.

Of Course Teens Think About Privacy, They Have Parents – The Atlantic

Software

G2 Crowd – interesting aggregated opinions

Steve Ballmer and the Art of Managing a Monopoly : The New Yorker

In historic vote, New Zealand bans software patents | Ars Technica – interesting how this will fit in with the Trans Pacific Partnership

Android’s Hugo Barra Departs Google for China’s Xiaomi – AllThingsD

Why Google brought its app store to Iran, and what it could mean for Syriathe Obama administration has followed a pattern of gradually relaxing export restrictions worldwide

Communities Dominate Brands: Ballmer Aftermath Part 1 – Future of Microsoft, especially in mobile

Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed – Kara Swisher – News – AllThingsD

Technology

Chip daddy: Moore’s Law is about to be repealed, but don’t blame physics • The Register

Wireless

3UK scraps roaming charges – only four years after abolishing it. It was called 3 Like Home rather than Feel Like Home but the principle was the same

Samsung Announces colorful Galaxy Tab 3 built for kids — GigaOM – I really like the design off this, looks road warrior proof