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This week: Shaw’s Big Wireless Bet: Why Bitcoin Matters; Boeing’s Blackphone big on Security; 14 Movies for Tech Geeks; British Intelligence Intercepting Yahoo Webcam images

 

The Globe and Mail | In battle for Western Canada, Shaw bets big on WiFi

In the spring of 2011, just months after becoming chief executive officer ofShaw Communications Inc., Bradley Shaw took a trip to the United States that changed his view of the wireless industry. Read More…

Marc Andreessen in NY Times | Why Bitcoin Matters

A mysterious new technology emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, but actually the result of two decades of intense research and development by nearly anonymous researchers. Political idealists project visions of liberation and revolution onto it; establishment elites heap contempt and scorn on it. On the other hand, technologists – nerds – are transfixed by it. They see within it enormous potential and spend their nights and weekends tinkering with it. Read More…

Reuters | Boeing’s BlackPhone: This smartphone will self-destruct…

This week Boeing Co (BA.N) unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie. In addition to encrypting calls, any attempt to open the casing of the Boeing Black Smartphone deletes all data and renders the device inoperable. Read More…

Mashable Slideshow | Oscar Special: 14 Movies Every Tech Geek will Love

Technology plays a big role in the film industry, but every once in a while, it gets to be the star. These 14 movies are all tech-themed, from the dystopian days of Gattaca, to the twitchy, neurotic drama The Social Network. Take a retro dive into kitschy ’80s flicks such as Weird Science, or the critically-acclaimed ’70s hard-hitter The Conversation. View Slideshow…

NY Times | Snowden Documents Reveal British Intercepted Yahoo Webcam Images

A British intelligence agency collected video webcam images — many of them sexually explicit — from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were suspected of illegal activity, according to accounts of documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden. Read More…


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