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Alexander Howard has been at 2 events

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The White House2,683,340Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31.Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:00112 
The White House2,683,340Update: Watch the full Hangout here and stay tune for upcoming We the Geeks events: http://youtu.be/7MdtV2TRtC8The White House is kicking off #WeTheGeeks , a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the U.S.Our first hangout includes an extraordinary panel of innovators from around the country who will discuss the elements of an "all hands on deck" effort to pursue Grand Challenges.Tune in today at 2pm ET: http://at.wh.gov/l4lUD#hangouts   #hangoutsonair  We the Geeks: Grand Challenges2013-05-16 20:00:00499 

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Harry Day13,854If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-23 07:55:57353125
Becky Collins22,180Gadgets Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2015-01-22 07:04:41483000
Viral Trends23All these people in this circle like fun and interesting things.   I hope this circle is helpful to you.  If you feel you have a circle that would help others please share it here.I request that you plus one and or comment on this share.  If you see your name and you want to be removed from future shares, send Viral Trends a message and I will remove you.  Enjoy.2015-01-12 05:34:5195000
It Genius2I'm dishing out another #googlecircleshare    for my #marketing  friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industry. They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLIC *Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don't want that!)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a google circle please shoot me a message. I don't want you to feel like you are being spammed. :)(The people who have interacted with my last share will be included in the comments below.)2014-12-28 10:13:57344000
Brian Harrod10,634Top Internet News Makers On Google+ Bloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more.#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #magnetixcircles   #engagerscircle   #circleoftheday   #addcircle  2014-12-28 02:28:13438000
Brad Thompson21,980Journalists & Authors Shared CircleShare to the world. #BTSharedCircle  2014-12-27 04:03:15371000
Russell Chan0Welcome to this circle share!Want to be featured in my next circle share?1. +1, reshare, and add me2. Comment do I do not forget you #circleshare #circle #circle4circle #circleshared #circlesharefriday #share4share #sharecircles  2014-12-26 23:10:3158000
Russell Chan0Hey! Be sure to add these people in this technology circle. 1st time doing this...  #circleshare #technology #googlecircleshare These people are ideal for tech enthusiasts.Want to be included in my circle share?1. Add me to your circles2. +1, reshare, and comment on this circle sharePeople who comment will be featured in my next circle share!2014-12-26 17:47:4756000
Becky Collins15,380Smartphone/Tablet Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-20 05:01:234604313
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Jed Lloyd2,672SATURDAY CIRCLE SHAREHi Guys , Heres a #circleshare for you to take a look at.42 Tech HeadsGet involved :1. Comment on my post2. Add some people that you like and circle them3. Share the circle again4. Number +1 my postEnjoy The Tech Heads #share #circleshare #add #follow #+1 #circles #technology #cool #engagement2013-09-07 22:38:5242715
Google+ Categorized Circles1,139Entertainment circle for you..this circle contains amazing and useful entertainment,news, current affairs, politics related pages and peoples who like such stuff..!!many funny pages and active googlers.. #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles  2013-08-24 19:34:29339146
Nathan Urbina155Tech and GamingI thought I'd share a circle with everyone. This circle of good people is where I get my tech and gaming info here on G+, as well as conversing with others. Enjoy!#SharedCircle2013-07-18 18:45:1776000
Andrey Mashnich84,676Circle of interesting and active people in Google+ -  Круг интересных и активных людей в Google+#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends  2013-07-11 15:46:12496351761
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #1.The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles we try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know. And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let us know,We willl add them.2013-06-21 03:33:49338135
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123
AyJay Schibig16,440ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-13 06:43:023024213
AyJay Schibig15,217ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-03-02 11:23:44245206
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472628
Chris Row2,580Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-24 17:20:42483547
Vago Damitio8,732Super Technology CircleI am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better!This is a circle of super technology people. I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 21:32:3936101
Chris Row2,335Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-11 20:59:57490214
AyJay Schibig13,588ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-10 07:15:50257003
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010
Chris Row1,752This is the best Tech Circle on G+ I am still adding to it, so feel free to let me know if you should be added, also feel free to share it and add it to your Circles. 2012-12-17 13:32:26216305
Euro Maestro35,240The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 500 Gplussers in the World in 2012. #socialnetworking #klout   #kred    #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #euromaestro  Back in April I created a list of the top 500 Gplussers as compiled by +CircleCount.  The methodology is explained in the original post.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xA minor update was offered in October.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/eeHNhQAZX6wThis update is the list of the people with the most followers (in this case greater than 35 k, with high interaction (Klout score > 60), and engaging (based on comments per post).I may be incorporating Kred next year as there have been some issues with +Klout Please note the circle does not include everyone in the list.At the bottom of the first list, you will find a second list of all the Google plus users with greater than 35k followers who did not have a Klout score for ranking.This is only a first draft, people. Please don't be upset if you were left out or if there are mistakes. It takes a lot of work to compile this and I will publish a new list and circle with corrections.Also please note that precise rankings are meaningless due to the standard error of measurement involved in Klout scores. Many thanks to +CircleCount for making this job considerably easier.I also want to thank +Amanda Blain for all her suggestions over the various months on how to improve this list.As always, I welcome your suggestions and corrections.Please let me know of any corrections for the final list to be published before the end of the year.If I missed you, please let me know. Upcoming circle – please let me know if you want to be included.Active on Google plus and Twitter – provide your twitter id   Social Media MadnessThere are other social networks out there besides Google plus.  While Google Plus is certainly my favourite, there are uses for the other ones.Include your twitter id in the comments to be included in a future circle of twitter users on Google plus.Tweet me @euromaestro to be included on a twitter list of Google plus users. Follow me on :twitter :  https://twitter.com/euromaestrofacebook : 2012-12-16 23:54:20209641039
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Annika O'Brien61,941This is my shared circle of inventors, makers, and DIY hobbyists (not all are robot builders). Let me know if I forgot to add someone or have mistakenly added someone who doesn't belong. #sharedcircles2012-12-10 20:57:3612414322
Chris Row1,438My Tech Circle, for all Tech lovers add & share this circle, this one is 100x better than the Tech Circle that G+ recommends, try it out. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #techcircle   shared Circles are the best *if you or someone you know should be in this Circle contact me. I will be sure to add you if you fit the criteria. 2012-12-03 16:13:28167101
Jean-Marc Luna931Creative Thinkers CircleThis is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers #newcreativethinkers   #circles   #sharedcircles  Thanks +Dirk Talamasca and +Carlos Rosario 2012-11-08 16:08:57501629
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265018216
Carlos Rosario386This is the same list as my last shared circle but this includes me, lol.  Sometimes....mistakes happen.This is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles   #creativethinkers  2012-11-06 17:50:225016211
Euro Maestro30,016The Who's Who for Google Plus - The top 500 Gplussers in the World – Update #socialnetworking   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #euromaestro  Plus one if you'd like to see more circles like this.Back in April I created a list of the top 500 Gplussers as compiled by +CircleCount.  The methodology is explained in the original post.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xThis update is list of the people with the most followers (in this case greater than 20 k), with high interaction (Klout score > 60), and who post on Google Plus regularly. The circle is a minor update that focuses better on those that post regularly.  A totally revised major update will be released before the end of the year. For the complete list of the top 500 (actually closer to 1 000) see the original post. If I missed you, please let me know. Upcoming circles – please let me know if you want to be included.   * Highly interactive with fewer than 35 k followers – provide twitter id (if you have one)   *  Active on Google plus and Twitter – provide your twitter id   Here are some of the posts that I’ve read recently of the some people in this circle. Add this circle to supercharge your stream !Here's a list of some of the posts I've read recently.The posts are not necessarily the best posts or even the most representative of the people highlighted, but simply posts that I've read that I wanted to highlight. +A.V. Flox Love and Sex editor at blogherhttps://plus.google.com/112254467169147545881/posts/2DpwTwzJpG9Aaron WoodDesign and morehttps://plus.google.com/114468593663912084118/posts/WFZUNkzJ9bKAJ KohnSEO and then somehttps://plus.google.com/115106448444522478339/posts/SiQKjjy17brAlan ShapiroPhotographerI was touched by this post, maybe you will be toohttps://plus.google.com/114056084994793924628/posts/CWQejfPQ1mQAlexis OhanianMy hero and Internet freedom supporter https://plus.google.com/113164038788726940319/posts/9Ejj7Ny8rJF+Amanda Blain Curator of interests and moreHas personally given me such great advice on so many topics https://plus.google.com/107982618909749812012-10-31 21:01:10182782047
David Hartley0These are news organizations or people that are new, or just deserving of more attention. It includes all media forms. Check them out, there are any number of fascinating new people to engage with.#sharedcircles 2012-08-01 17:20:05435101
David S.824Circle number 1 I have to share with you this week, next week offers even more of the great people I have been following here on Google+!2012-07-18 15:40:2949712111
Jason Wells13,970Top 100 Unverified (v1)on the cuspI've always been a little intrigued by the concept of a "verified user." Ostensibly to ensure the true identity of the person behind a profile, it also serves as a validation of notability, social success or even celebrity. At this point in time, almost 6900 Google+ users have the checkmark. And while Google verifies users according to their own criteria, everyone above a certain number of followers is verified. As it happens, right now that certain number is about 588,000.This is I believe a unique list: the top 100 people, ranked by follower count, that are at or below that line. In other words, the people who are just about to get on Google's verification radar. So it ranges from +Maria Popova, with roughly 588k followers, to +Matt Steiner, with about 39k.It's an interesting group of people, predominantly photographers or other visual artists. Some of them are quite good. There's a broad swathe of nationalities represented. Interestingly, most of them are people I haven't seen on G+ before, although there are a few familiar faces. What unites them all is that they're all very close to earning their checkmarks.As they get verified, people will fall out of this circle, so I expect to change often. So I'll reshare this circle periodically with the refreshed top 100 unchecked folks. I encourage you to reshare it too.(Props to +Chris Macidis, my technical collaborator.)2012-07-16 14:58:18100515
Kyle Beck66So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003
Kimberly Iudakova24,679This is my first shared circle on Google+ I have been on here for almost a year at the end of June and wanted to give it a whirl.. I was inspired by Thomas Hawk and thought I would give it a try.. Now what you will find in here is a mixing pot of fun people depending on what you like..so dig around pick a few or bag the whole circle at once. *CAUTION* *ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK*  *>;)~*2012-06-13 07:22:1149810418
Euro Maestro20,504The Who's Who for Google+ - The top 500 Gplussers in the World - UpdatedHere’s the updated and corrected Euro Maestro 500 list for April For an explanation of how the list was put together, see the original post.https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/JtmZFHiJf2xYou can find the complete list on circlecount.com, one of my favorite sites.What’s new :1. Klout scores are updated and reflect the score as of Friday 27 April2. A few people were accidentally left out of the first circle including +Liz ℚuilty +Michael Q Todd +Pam Adger and +Aaron Wood – apologies to all3. Expanded list4. Change from previous score (12 April)I will update this list weekly and publish it once a month. This is the list for April and any other changes I will incorporate in the list for May. Your suggestions as always are most welcome. If you want the weekly list, just let me know. Many thanks to +Amanda Blain for pointing out some corrections. The circle includes everyone with a Klout score higher than 75 plus selected other users from this list that offer great content or honest intelligent discussion to bring it up to a round 200. Excluded from the circle are those that have not posted recently on Google+. I have left room in the circle for the people that may have been missed in this second draft. At the bottom, you will find those who have more than 50 000 followers and an unknown klout score. Many thanks to +CircleCount and +Klout for all the assistance and a great service. ======================================================The Top 500 by Klout score 1 Lady Gaga 94 2 Kim Kardashian 91 13 Selena Gomez 90 4 Pete Cashmore 89 -14 Demi Lovato 89 7 Snoop Dogg 88 67 Cristiano Ronaldo 88 29 Trey Ratcliff 87 -110 Guy Kawasaki 86 110 Mark Hoppus 86 1010 Nicholas Kristof 86 13 Thomas Hawk 85 13 Ivete Sangalo 85 15 LeBron James 84 -215 François Hollande 84 317 deadmau5 83 -117 Chris Pirillo 83 17 David GUETTA 83 17 Mike Elgan 83 21 Felicia Day 82 -121 Tom Anderson 82 221 Paris Hilton 82 21 Victoria Justice 82 -121 Robert Scoble 82 -121 50 Cent 82 121 Chris Hardwick 82 121 Greyson Chance 82 221 Joe Penna 82 -430 Britney Spears 81 30 Dalai Lama 81 130 Soulja Boy 81 30 Amanda Blain 81 130 Deepak Chopra 81 130 Michael Q Todd 81 new32012-04-28 15:54:02200451138
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737104
Angelocracy Xue2,184News Circle- news companies and journalists,reporters.tech,business, entertainment and other news. +NTD Television should also be in this circle.I shared a circle last Sunday. I was going to do one this Sunday but I forgot about it. I will try to post a new circle or updated circle every Sunday.Next I want to do a circle of bloggers. So if you are a blogger let me know. Also if you want to be added to this news circle or know someone who should be let me know. #sharedcircles #publiccircles #circlesundays +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Public Circles +CircleCount +Angelocracy News and Politics2012-03-12 12:09:39341082
Susanne Ramharter3,133Fridays are for sharing circlesto the new people who have put me in their circles: many thanks! Some of you I have already had contact with, to the rest, I would like to reciprocate with this circle. It is hand-picked, and contains people who are funny, intelligent, knowledgeable, and engaged.You will find information about social media, google+, as well as cognitive science, books, travel and art, some agitation against encroaching on civil liberties (SOPA, ACTA, censorship - mostly from me ;-) inspirational as well as snarky things, and yes, the occasional cat. But everyone here is friendly and has great things to contribute, so feel free to share the circle if you like.Have fun!2012-03-09 15:46:5631329719
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005536100
Lambert Schlumpf874Circle Shareee!The Interactive CircleI modified a bit the circle shared by +Max Huijgen yesterday afternoon (GMT): few people have been removed because their posts attract thousands of comments and you wouldn't get replies anyway. Plus, I am sure you have already in your circles people like +Trey Ratcliff, +Tom Anderson or +Mike Elgan.I added instead few others who I reckon are more interactive, In the meaning that if you post a direct comment to the author you are very likely going to receive a reply, which is always nice: They are people like +Christy Ramsey, +Paul van de Loo, +Clare Cosgrove, +Yvan Da Silva and others. Some of them are not very famous, but oh, well... they interact! Here the original post, via +Max Huijgen Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!http://j.mp/z4s0ZH2012-02-26 09:21:182021508
Daniel Harrington10,653Technology Circle! #tech #electronics #computers #technology #tablets #smartphones #gadgets #iphone #android #circlesharing #sharedcircle2012-02-25 07:35:24127010
Max Huijgen13,212Out of the box into a circle: change your G+ world!The pegs and the holes, the ones who think different, the people who will change your G+ worldA careful selection on relevance, great posts, contributions to debate, original thought and stunning images. If you follow this circle of 200, G+ will never be boring and you are in for a stream of thoughts and beauty.The familiar faces show up, but it contains a large number of hidden gems if you dig deeper.As a circle needs a name: "Think different: the interaction circle" will do very well.Update: The most interesting part is that the circle is part of some experiments: one of them is the daily update. A way to ´subscribe´ to a circle by reading all the post at your leisure. Every day you will see the complete collection on this url:http://publiccircles.appspot.com/dailyplus/z12luh3hjsngtd04y04cetehsvf0x3nbtmc0kOn a dull Saturday this circle managed to create 780 posts and generate 7093 comments, 4842 reshares and 16074 +1's. Check it on a week day and that page will be living proof that G+ is not dead at all. This circle alone generates more posts and comments than you can possibly read on a day. Oh yes, that´s why it´s called the interaction circle ;)2012-02-24 22:38:5920015310285
Pasi Ääpälä1,442Technology circleSince everyone else is sharing circles... Here's my circle of tech-oriented people. Web, gadgets, programming, reviews, news and lots of other interesting things.Feel free to share. If you think someone should be in this circle, let me know...2012-01-06 16:21:13249113
Pasi Ääpälä1,305Technology circleMy circle of Technology-oriented people. I've removed inactive people, those who post very little and those who just advertise their own products.These are active (some very!) posters, who mostly share interesting posts. Feel free to re-share this circle if you want to. If you feel that there's someone missing, let me know.2011-12-29 12:59:41237301
Nils Hitze6,370My #maker circle .. people that either make stuff / are in a #hackerspace / write novels or otherwise influence me2011-12-13 11:04:1599813

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2015-01-26 20:01:07 (40 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

U.S Secret Service: the 2' quadcopter that crashed at the White House today (pictured) was piloted by a U.S. government employee who self-reported and says he was flying it recreationally. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/us/white-house-drone.html

The apparently accidental intrusion into highly restricted airspace should catalyze a debate about defenses against small UAVs and drones, which are not deterred by higher fences or Belgian Malinois guard dogs.

Maybe beanbag turrets, lasers and jammers might be good non-lethal measures?

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2015-01-26 20:01:07 (40 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

U.S Secret Service: the 2' quadcopter that crashed at the White House today (pictured) was piloted by a U.S. government employee who self-reported and says he was flying it recreationally. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/us/white-house-drone.html

The apparently accidental intrusion into highly restricted airspace should catalyze a debate about defenses against small UAVs and drones, which are not deterred by higher fences or Belgian Malinois guard dogs.

Maybe beanbag turrets, lasers and jammers might be good non-lethal measures?

Most plusones: 35

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2015-01-26 20:01:07 (40 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

U.S Secret Service: the 2' quadcopter that crashed at the White House today (pictured) was piloted by a U.S. government employee who self-reported and says he was flying it recreationally. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/us/white-house-drone.html

The apparently accidental intrusion into highly restricted airspace should catalyze a debate about defenses against small UAVs and drones, which are not deterred by higher fences or Belgian Malinois guard dogs.

Maybe beanbag turrets, lasers and jammers might be good non-lethal measures?

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2015-02-01 18:21:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sealing and insulating my hands and iPhone against Mother Nature became much more of a necessity after the move to New England. When I lost a fleece glove last night, it gave me an excuse to buy a new pair from Under Armor today. They're much better proof against wet and windy weather than the fleece ones I brought north from DC. They're also capable of interacting with a smartphone touchscreen, as I confirmed in the store. While I can't type a long message in with the big fingers, I can tap on large buttons, icons or dialog windows. Handy, particularly combined with a new Otter case I bought in January. These may be my favorite winter gear of 2015.

Sealing and insulating my hands and iPhone against Mother Nature became much more of a necessity after the move to New England. When I lost a fleece glove last night, it gave me an excuse to buy a new pair from Under Armor today. They're much better proof against wet and windy weather than the fleece ones I brought north from DC. They're also capable of interacting with a smartphone touchscreen, as I confirmed in the store. While I can't type a long message in with the big fingers, I can tap on large buttons, icons or dialog windows. Handy, particularly combined with a new Otter case I bought in January. These may be my favorite winter gear of 2015.___

2015-01-30 21:44:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Some answers to my questions: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/ in this legal audit of Uber’s data governance: https://blog.uber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Full-Report-Review-and-Assessment-of-Ubers-Privacy-Program-01.30.15.pdf

Some answers to my questions: http://www.wired.com/2014/11/can-we-trust-you-uber/ in this legal audit of Uber’s data governance: https://blog.uber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Full-Report-Review-and-Assessment-of-Ubers-Privacy-Program-01.30.15.pdf___

2015-01-30 18:31:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

To everyone who shoveled & snowblew their sidewalks in Cambridge: I salute you. To those that did not: my shoulders and back thank you for the extra workout. (Please ask for help digging out if you need it.)

To everyone who shoveled & snowblew their sidewalks in Cambridge: I salute you. To those that did not: my shoulders and back thank you for the extra workout. (Please ask for help digging out if you need it.)___

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2015-01-30 18:09:53 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

President Barack Obama today "…we shouldn’t just celebrate innovation.  We have to invest in innovation.  We have to nurture innovation.  We have to encourage it and make sure that we’re channeling it in ways that are most productive.  And that’s especially true when it comes to medicine.  After all, when American researchers developed a vaccine for polio, a program created by Congress helped to distribute it.  A federally funded study helped American doctors discover the risk factors for heart disease.  Grants from the National Science Foundation and NIH supported the early experiments that led to the invention of the MRI. 
 
And these kinds of investments don’t always pay off.  Basic research, by definition, will sometimes lead us down blind alleys, but it will also tell us what we don’t know, which then helps us figure out new pathways.  And when things do pay off,then they create econo... more »

President Barack Obama today "…we shouldn’t just celebrate innovation.  We have to invest in innovation.  We have to nurture innovation.  We have to encourage it and make sure that we’re channeling it in ways that are most productive.  And that’s especially true when it comes to medicine.  After all, when American researchers developed a vaccine for polio, a program created by Congress helped to distribute it.  A federally funded study helped American doctors discover the risk factors for heart disease.  Grants from the National Science Foundation and NIH supported the early experiments that led to the invention of the MRI. 
 
And these kinds of investments don’t always pay off.  Basic research, by definition, will sometimes lead us down blind alleys, but it will also tell us what we don’t know, which then helps us figure out new pathways.  And when things do pay off, then they create economic opportunities in ways that we could never imagine." 

As he mentioned in the State of the Union, the president is proposing a "precision medicine" initiative to create a genetic database of one million people. If Congress funds the $215 million dollar proposal, keep an eye on this one -- and on this aspect of it: 

"…we’re going to make sure that protecting patient privacy is built into our efforts from day one," said President Obama today, at the National Institutes of Health, "and I’m proud we have so many patients’ rights advocates with us here today.  They’re not going to be on the sidelines.  It’s not going to be an afterthought.  They’ll help us design this initiative from the ground up, making sure that we harness new technologies and opportunities in a responsible way.
 
So the Precision Medicine Initiative we’re launching today will lay the foundation for a new generation of lifesaving discoveries.  But in order for us to realize its potential, I’m asking more hospitals, and researchers, and privacy experts to join us in this effort.  And I’m asking entrepreneurs and non-profits to help us create tools that give patients the chance to get involved as well.  Because we want every American ultimately to be able to securely access and analyze their own health data, so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and for their families.  
 
And ultimately, this has the possibility of not only helping us find new cures, but it also helps us create a genuine health care system as opposed to just a disease care system.  Part of what we want to do is to allow each of us to have sufficient information about our particular quirks -- (laughter) -- that we can make better life decisions.  And that, ultimately, is one of the most promising aspects about this -- making sure that we’ve got a system that focuses on prevention and keeping healthy, not just on curing diseases after they happen."

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/obama-to-lay-out-215-million-precision-medicine-plan-1422615602-lMyQjAxMTE1NTMxMDUzODA5Wj___

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2015-01-30 17:58:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"I am the locker room guy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feuNeJewzDo
[Great to see Roslindale, my old neighborhood, earn so many shoutouts.]

"I am the locker room guy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feuNeJewzDo
[Great to see Roslindale, my old neighborhood, earn so many shoutouts.]___

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2015-01-30 02:59:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Important series from +The New York Times : "Driven into Debt": http://dealbook.nytimes.com/category/series/driven-into-debt/ 

HT On Point Radio today: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/01/29/subprime-auto-loan-investigation

Important series from +The New York Times : "Driven into Debt": http://dealbook.nytimes.com/category/series/driven-into-debt/ 

HT On Point Radio today: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/01/29/subprime-auto-loan-investigation___

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2015-01-30 01:26:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to +Carl Malamud  -- and to the American people -- for this outcome: 
http://philanthropy.com/article/Court-Orders-IRS-to-Release/151521

I hope that +The White House   sees this as the open government opportunity that it is and assigns the U.S. Digital Service and 18F to freeing up the Form 990 data: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/01/22/opening-irs-efile-data-innovation-transparency-us-nonprofit/

Congratulations to +Carl Malamud  -- and to the American people -- for this outcome: 
http://philanthropy.com/article/Court-Orders-IRS-to-Release/151521

I hope that +The White House   sees this as the open government opportunity that it is and assigns the U.S. Digital Service and 18F to freeing up the Form 990 data: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/01/22/opening-irs-efile-data-innovation-transparency-us-nonprofit/___

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2015-01-30 01:26:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to Carl Malamud -- and to the American people -- for this outcome: 
http://philanthropy.com/article/Court-Orders-IRS-to-Release/151521

I hope that The White House sees this as the open government opportunity that it is and assigns the U.S. Digital Service and 18F to freeing up the Form 990 data: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/01/22/opening-irs-efile-data-innovation-transparency-us-nonprofit/

Congratulations to Carl Malamud -- and to the American people -- for this outcome: 
http://philanthropy.com/article/Court-Orders-IRS-to-Release/151521

I hope that The White House sees this as the open government opportunity that it is and assigns the U.S. Digital Service and 18F to freeing up the Form 990 data: http://e-pluribusunum.com/2014/01/22/opening-irs-efile-data-innovation-transparency-us-nonprofit/___

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2015-01-29 23:11:30 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Uh oh. http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/29/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/

Uh oh. http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/29/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/___

2015-01-29 23:07:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The U.S. Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board urged: http://www.pclob.gov/library/Recommendations_Assessment-Report.pdf President Obama to end #NSA phone record collection: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/29/obama-end-nsa-phone-records-collection-privacy-board

The U.S. Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board urged: http://www.pclob.gov/library/Recommendations_Assessment-Report.pdf President Obama to end #NSA phone record collection: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/29/obama-end-nsa-phone-records-collection-privacy-board___

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2015-01-29 18:45:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I still don't like the 'tweetstorm' format (write a blog post!) but @Jack's Dorsey's endorsement today could drive more user adoption. I'm not as bullish on Twitter adding it to the platform, though, as it did with @usernames,#hashtags and RTs.
https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/twitter-co-founder-jack-dorsey-endorses-multi-tweet-tweetstorm-as-clever/

I still don't like the 'tweetstorm' format (write a blog post!) but @Jack's Dorsey's endorsement today could drive more user adoption. I'm not as bullish on Twitter adding it to the platform, though, as it did with @usernames,#hashtags and RTs.
https://digiphile.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/twitter-co-founder-jack-dorsey-endorses-multi-tweet-tweetstorm-as-clever/___

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2015-01-29 16:28:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

WSJ: "The new technology's ability to instantaneously scan… emotions of crowds of people would be much easier to abuse" http://www.wsj.com/articles/startups-see-your-face-unmask-your-emotions-1422472398?mod=LS1 Big upside matched with new privacy risks. 

WSJ: "The new technology's ability to instantaneously scan… emotions of crowds of people would be much easier to abuse" http://www.wsj.com/articles/startups-see-your-face-unmask-your-emotions-1422472398?mod=LS1 Big upside matched with new privacy risks. ___

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2015-01-29 16:20:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"At the moment, others may monetize Reddit’s content even better than Reddit"- Mike Isaac http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/technology/can-reddit-grow-up.html?referrer=

"At the moment, others may monetize Reddit’s content even better than Reddit"- Mike Isaac http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/technology/can-reddit-grow-up.html?referrer=___

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2015-01-28 22:50:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

At 18F, "the government is changing the way it develops & designs software"- NPR All Things Considered http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/01/28/382178574/remaking-the-u-s-governments-online-image-one-website-at-a-time 

Context, from moi: http://techpresident.com/news/24883/18f-us-looks-fail-fast-government-it-projects-instead-failing-big

At 18F, "the government is changing the way it develops & designs software"- NPR All Things Considered http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/01/28/382178574/remaking-the-u-s-governments-online-image-one-website-at-a-time 

Context, from moi: http://techpresident.com/news/24883/18f-us-looks-fail-fast-government-it-projects-instead-failing-big___

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2015-01-28 21:28:15 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The Queen Of Code: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-queen-of-code/ A new documentary on Grace Hopper from FiveThirtyEight, directed by Gillian Jacobs.

The Queen Of Code: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-queen-of-code/ A new documentary on Grace Hopper from FiveThirtyEight, directed by Gillian Jacobs.___

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2015-01-28 20:27:34 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

AT&T throttles me after I use 5 GB of data in a given month, despite me being on an "unlimited" data plan. I wonder if that's going to change after this FTC settlement. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/01/28/this-wireless-carrier-is-paying-40-million-because-it-put-limits-on-unlimited-data/

AT&T throttles me after I use 5 GB of data in a given month, despite me being on an "unlimited" data plan. I wonder if that's going to change after this FTC settlement. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/01/28/this-wireless-carrier-is-paying-40-million-because-it-put-limits-on-unlimited-data/___

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2015-01-28 20:26:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Voice is on its way out. It's all about the data.

Voice is on its way out. It's all about the data.___

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2015-01-28 19:47:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Life/work in 2015: Jerome Jarre has 1 billion+ loops on Vine. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/style/jerome-jarre-the-making-of-a-vine-celebrity.html 

With Beyonce: https://vine.co/v/MlnIQYI0KTX

Life/work in 2015: Jerome Jarre has 1 billion+ loops on Vine. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/style/jerome-jarre-the-making-of-a-vine-celebrity.html 

With Beyonce: https://vine.co/v/MlnIQYI0KTX___

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2015-01-28 19:36:49 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Governance by firmware update: the model of drone (or, more specifically, quadcopter) that crashed at +The White House  will no longer be able to fly in DC: http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927423/dji-drone-no-fly-white-house-d-c Other UAVs -- or jailbroken DJIs? -- can still operate.

Governance by firmware update: the model of drone (or, more specifically, quadcopter) that crashed at +The White House  will no longer be able to fly in DC: http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/28/7927423/dji-drone-no-fly-white-house-d-c Other UAVs -- or jailbroken DJIs? -- can still operate.___

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2015-01-28 15:40:27 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Apple sold 74.5M iPhones in its 1st fiscal quarter, many to 1st-time buyers in China: www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/technology/apple-quarterly-earnings.html Is $74.6B in revenue a record? 

Apple sold 74.5M iPhones in its 1st fiscal quarter, many to 1st-time buyers in China: www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/technology/apple-quarterly-earnings.html Is $74.6B in revenue a record? ___

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2015-01-28 02:31:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

+YouTube  now defaults to HTML5, not Flash. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/youtube-declares-html5-video-ready-for-primetime-makes-it-default/ 

Richard Leider: Using this open standard reduced buffering by 50% globally: http://youtube-eng.blogspot.com/2015/01/youtube-now-defaults-to-html5_27.html 

Flash, you enabled some neat things in the 1990s, but I'm ready to bid thee and .swf files adieu. 

+YouTube  now defaults to HTML5, not Flash. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/youtube-declares-html5-video-ready-for-primetime-makes-it-default/ 

Richard Leider: Using this open standard reduced buffering by 50% globally: http://youtube-eng.blogspot.com/2015/01/youtube-now-defaults-to-html5_27.html 

Flash, you enabled some neat things in the 1990s, but I'm ready to bid thee and .swf files adieu. ___

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2015-01-28 00:40:34 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Immune-compromised kids: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/27/381888697/to-protect-his-son-a-father-asks-school-to-bar-unvaccinated-children can't be vaccinated vs measles, a highly contagious, deadly disease: http://www.vaccines.gov/diseases/measles/  

Immune-compromised kids: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/27/381888697/to-protect-his-son-a-father-asks-school-to-bar-unvaccinated-children can't be vaccinated vs measles, a highly contagious, deadly disease: http://www.vaccines.gov/diseases/measles/  ___

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2015-01-27 22:13:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Digging out from 21" or so of powdery snow in Cambridge, Massachusetts? No problem, this round. 

Digging out from 21" or so of powdery snow in Cambridge, Massachusetts? No problem, this round. ___

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2015-01-27 19:54:12 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"willful or malicious interference with Wi-Fi hot spots is illegal"-FCC http://www.fcc.gov/document/warning-wi-fi-blocking-prohibited Marriott to pay $600,000 fine

"willful or malicious interference with Wi-Fi hot spots is illegal"-FCC http://www.fcc.gov/document/warning-wi-fi-blocking-prohibited Marriott to pay $600,000 fine___

2015-01-27 19:47:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In a new report: http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-staff-report-november-2013-workshop-entitled-internet-things-privacy/150127iotrpt.pdf the Federal Trade Commission recommended limits on data collection via an Internet of Things: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/01/27/ftc-recommends-limits-on-data-collection-via-internet-of-things/ #IoT

Previously, limiting data collection had gone swimmingly, with respect to the Internet, mobile devices, social networking and apps. Ahem. 

The only sure way to limit billions of sensors with IP addresses from gathering data about the physical world, however, may be to stop them from being installed in the first place. At a minimum, communities should be discussing that decision and the oversight governing that infrastructure and data use:... more »

In a new report: http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-staff-report-november-2013-workshop-entitled-internet-things-privacy/150127iotrpt.pdf the Federal Trade Commission recommended limits on data collection via an Internet of Things: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/01/27/ftc-recommends-limits-on-data-collection-via-internet-of-things/ #IoT

Previously, limiting data collection had gone swimmingly, with respect to the Internet, mobile devices, social networking and apps. Ahem. 

The only sure way to limit billions of sensors with IP addresses from gathering data about the physical world, however, may be to stop them from being installed in the first place. At a minimum, communities should be discussing that decision and the oversight governing that infrastructure and data use: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/privacy-concerns-about-data-collection-may-lead-to-dumbing-down-smart-devices/___

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2015-01-27 18:49:10 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

That (apparently) recreational quadcopter crash may prompt the +The White House  OMB to finally approve a Federal Aviation Administration proposal for rules for civilian drone use: http://news.yahoo.com/spokesman-secret-recovers-device-white-house-095128139.html

That (apparently) recreational quadcopter crash may prompt the +The White House  OMB to finally approve a Federal Aviation Administration proposal for rules for civilian drone use: http://news.yahoo.com/spokesman-secret-recovers-device-white-house-095128139.html___

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2015-01-27 14:11:44 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Woke up to a foot of snow in Cambridge. #Blizzard conditions endure. MassDOT coping well. Prayers to the Cape & Islands.

Woke up to a foot of snow in Cambridge. #Blizzard conditions endure. MassDOT coping well. Prayers to the Cape & Islands.___

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2015-01-26 20:01:07 (40 comments, 11 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

U.S Secret Service: the 2' quadcopter that crashed at the White House today (pictured) was piloted by a U.S. government employee who self-reported and says he was flying it recreationally. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/us/white-house-drone.html

The apparently accidental intrusion into highly restricted airspace should catalyze a debate about defenses against small UAVs and drones, which are not deterred by higher fences or Belgian Malinois guard dogs.

Maybe beanbag turrets, lasers and jammers might be good non-lethal measures?

U.S Secret Service: the 2' quadcopter that crashed at the White House today (pictured) was piloted by a U.S. government employee who self-reported and says he was flying it recreationally. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/us/white-house-drone.html

The apparently accidental intrusion into highly restricted airspace should catalyze a debate about defenses against small UAVs and drones, which are not deterred by higher fences or Belgian Malinois guard dogs.

Maybe beanbag turrets, lasers and jammers might be good non-lethal measures?___

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2015-01-26 00:22:57 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Bare shelves at Whole Foods in Cambridge. I hope folks are preparing for #Juno: http://m.fema.gov/winter-storms-extreme-cold #Snowmaggedon 

Bare shelves at Whole Foods in Cambridge. I hope folks are preparing for #Juno: http://m.fema.gov/winter-storms-extreme-cold #Snowmaggedon ___

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2015-01-25 23:16:00 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Winter Storm #Juno looks historic. Naturally, we're in the 2 foot+ #blizzard zone. http://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-juno-snow-clipper-midwest-mid-atlantic-northeast-storm-early-week #Snowpocalypse #Snowmageddon #snOMG

Winter Storm #Juno looks historic. Naturally, we're in the 2 foot+ #blizzard zone. http://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-juno-snow-clipper-midwest-mid-atlantic-northeast-storm-early-week #Snowpocalypse #Snowmageddon #snOMG___

2015-01-25 14:49:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I started writing a feature comparing #netneutrality laws globally: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-rating-poses-a-conundrum-for-net-neutrality-advocates-around-the-world/ I ended with one on 'zero rating'.

I started writing a feature comparing #netneutrality laws globally: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-rating-poses-a-conundrum-for-net-neutrality-advocates-around-the-world/ I ended with one on 'zero rating'.___

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2015-01-24 00:48:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

[NEW COLUMN]: "Zero rating" poses a conundrum for #NetNeutrality advocates around the world: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-rating-poses-a-conundrum-for-net-neutrality-advocates-around-the-world/

[NEW COLUMN]: "Zero rating" poses a conundrum for #NetNeutrality advocates around the world: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-rating-poses-a-conundrum-for-net-neutrality-advocates-around-the-world/___

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2015-01-22 16:23:23 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I'm glad to have visited Charminar in Hyderabad on my last night in India. An iconic monument: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charminar

I'm glad to have visited Charminar in Hyderabad on my last night in India. An iconic monument: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charminar___

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2015-01-22 09:30:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Another planet :)

Huygens Probe On Titan - New Image Processing

While the Mars rovers are fascinating, let's not forget that the ESA landed the Huygens probe on a moon of Saturn back in 2005. This new imagery compiles data from the mission into a video of the descent and ground view after landing.  Water ice: check. Strange materials never replicated in a lab: check.

If I was a billionaire, my hobby would be sending space probes all over the solar system. I'd have the best Flickr stream in the galaxy...___Another planet :)

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2015-01-22 09:29:54 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Promising

This is kind of insane. Way to go Microsoft! HoloLens looks fantastic. If it can deliver on even 1/10th of this stuff, this is badass.___Promising

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2015-01-22 09:15:15 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Yep, now I really want to experiment with Microsoft’s HoloLens: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/technology/personaltech/the-microsoft-hololens-a-sensational-vision-of-the-pcs-future.html
Photo: The New York Times 

Yep, now I really want to experiment with Microsoft’s HoloLens: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/technology/personaltech/the-microsoft-hololens-a-sensational-vision-of-the-pcs-future.html
Photo: The New York Times ___

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2015-01-20 12:46:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

By the end of 2015, the State Department will enable Americans to renew their passports online? Could be: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2015-might-be-the-year-we-start-to-get-online-identity-right/

By the end of 2015, the State Department will enable Americans to renew their passports online? Could be: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2015-might-be-the-year-we-start-to-get-online-identity-right/___

2015-01-20 01:32:31 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As I wrote last year in a column on identity, many people in (and out of) the security industry have been saying that the username/password mechanism is broken and insecure. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2015-might-be-the-year-we-start-to-get-online-identity-right/

What currently looks most likely to replace it, albeit slowly, is multi-factor authentication and the use of existing trusted identities to log in to services. Anyone who has used Facebook, Google, or Twitter when they join a new app or service is already familiar with this metaphor for logging in without creating a new account. In 2015, it's set to become even more well-known after the executive order focused upon improving the security of consumer financial transactions was issued by President Barack Obama in October 2014.

In Section 3 of the order, on "Securing Federal Transactions Online," the... more »

As I wrote last year in a column on identity, many people in (and out of) the security industry have been saying that the username/password mechanism is broken and insecure. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2015-might-be-the-year-we-start-to-get-online-identity-right/

What currently looks most likely to replace it, albeit slowly, is multi-factor authentication and the use of existing trusted identities to log in to services. Anyone who has used Facebook, Google, or Twitter when they join a new app or service is already familiar with this metaphor for logging in without creating a new account. In 2015, it's set to become even more well-known after the executive order focused upon improving the security of consumer financial transactions was issued by President Barack Obama in October 2014.

In Section 3 of the order, on "Securing Federal Transactions Online," the president directed the National Security Staff, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Office of Management and Budget to present a plan "consistent with the guidance set forth in the 2011 National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace [NSTIC], to ensure that all agencies making personal data accessible to citizens through digital applications require the use of multiple factors of authentication and an effective identity proofing process, as appropriate."

This plan was to outline a strategy for using multi-factor authentication to make government data available to citizens was due within 90 days of the order, which should mean that it's already made it on the president's desk in the Oval Office or it's headed there shortly. If President Barack Obama signs off on it, technology will start coming online that will enable four federal agencies to move forward with providing meaningful digital government services this year, from passport renewal to personal health record access. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2015-might-be-the-year-we-start-to-get-online-identity-right/___

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2015-01-19 04:51:20 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Censorship is impossible because of technology"-Arun Jaitley http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Union-home-ministry-seeks-ban-of-live-TV-coverage-of-anti-terror-operations/articleshow/45712496.cms

False: http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/21st_century_censorship.php #opengov

"Censorship is impossible because of technology"-Arun Jaitley http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Union-home-ministry-seeks-ban-of-live-TV-coverage-of-anti-terror-operations/articleshow/45712496.cms

False: http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/21st_century_censorship.php #opengov___

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2015-01-19 04:35:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Algorithmic lending is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/technology/banking-start-ups-adopt-new-tools-for-lending.html The CFPB is watching, as they should be. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2015-tech-trends-to-watch-smartwatches-algorithms-glance-media-and-more/

Algorithmic lending is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/technology/banking-start-ups-adopt-new-tools-for-lending.html The CFPB is watching, as they should be. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/2015-tech-trends-to-watch-smartwatches-algorithms-glance-media-and-more/___

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2015-01-18 10:27:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

At Heathrow Airport, performance metrics are on monitors. I wonder how many US airports post such metrics -- or even collect them.

Too bad the data is in PDFs online: http://www.heathrowairport.com/about-us/company-news-and-information/performance

At Heathrow Airport, performance metrics are on monitors. I wonder how many US airports post such metrics -- or even collect them.

Too bad the data is in PDFs online: http://www.heathrowairport.com/about-us/company-news-and-information/performance___

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2015-01-18 09:27:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Hello, Merry Olde England! 🇬🇧 I see Heathrow wifi remembers me. Gobsmackingly long queues to simply make connections.

Hello, Merry Olde England! 🇬🇧 I see Heathrow wifi remembers me. Gobsmackingly long queues to simply make connections.___

2015-01-18 02:38:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Here I come, Heathrow. Next stop, limbo near London. Then, on to Hyderabad. I hope I didn't forget anything essential.

Here I come, Heathrow. Next stop, limbo near London. Then, on to Hyderabad. I hope I didn't forget anything essential.___

2015-01-18 02:15:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Waiting to board my flight to London, en route to Hyderabad, India, once again sitting in the odd limbo that is an international airport terminal. I hope I can sleep most of the way on this short(er) first leg. 

Next stop: Heathrow Airport and a few hours of layover before I get on the long flight to the southeast. 

I have to admit, I'm excited to be flying out on a 747 and then a 787. Decades after I technically stopped being a little boy, big planes still give me a thrill. 

Waiting to board my flight to London, en route to Hyderabad, India, once again sitting in the odd limbo that is an international airport terminal. I hope I can sleep most of the way on this short(er) first leg. 

Next stop: Heathrow Airport and a few hours of layover before I get on the long flight to the southeast. 

I have to admit, I'm excited to be flying out on a 747 and then a 787. Decades after I technically stopped being a little boy, big planes still give me a thrill. ___

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2015-01-18 01:03:01 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

I took a lovely walk around Fresh Pond today, stretching my legs and getting fresh air into my lungs. In the still, frigid air, I could hear the ice singing out on the pond, flexing, humming and vibrating due to hidden causes. Cambridge is as beautiful in winter as I had remembered.

I took a lovely walk around Fresh Pond today, stretching my legs and getting fresh air into my lungs. In the still, frigid air, I could hear the ice singing out on the pond, flexing, humming and vibrating due to hidden causes. Cambridge is as beautiful in winter as I had remembered.___

2015-01-16 23:45:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said today that the The Justice Department will no longer accept local civil forfeitures. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/01/16/how-police-spent-billions-seized-from-americans/

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said today that the The Justice Department will no longer accept local civil forfeitures. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/01/16/how-police-spent-billions-seized-from-americans/___

2015-01-16 23:21:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Draft US House #NetNeutrality bill now online: https://consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/gop_nn_bill.pdf

+Consumerist adds some context:
http://wp.me/p2L7Ik-GLzO

Draft US House #NetNeutrality bill now online: https://consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/gop_nn_bill.pdf

+Consumerist adds some context:
http://wp.me/p2L7Ik-GLzO___

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2015-01-16 01:12:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Great read

I got to do a fairly deep dive (again!) into Google Search and see how it has integrated some big changes, largely to shape the technology towards the age of mobile.

 https://medium.com/backchannel/how-google-search-dealt-with-mobile-33bc09852dc9___Great read

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2015-01-15 20:55:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready." Well, OK then.

We’re graduating from Google[x] labs

It’s hard to believe that Glass started as little more than a scuba mask attached to a laptop. We kept on it, and when it started to come together, we began the Glass Explorer Program as a kind of “open beta” to hear what people had to say.

Explorers, we asked you to be pioneers, and you took what we started and went further than we ever could have dreamed: from the large hadron collider at CERN, to the hospital operating table; the grass of your backyard to the courts of Wimbledon; in fire stations, recording studios, kitchens, mountain tops and more.

Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk. Well, we still have some work to do, but now we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run.

Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology. Glass at Work has been growing and we’re seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace. As we look to the road ahead, we realize that we’ve outgrown the lab and so we’re officially “graduating” from Google[x] to be our own team here at Google. We’re thrilled to be moving even more from concept to reality.

As part of this transition, we’re closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what’s coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready. (For now, no peeking.)

Thanks to all of you for believing in us and making all of this possible. Hang tight—it’s going to be an exciting ride.___"you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready." Well, OK then.

2015-01-15 20:52:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It seems that H.R.234, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (AKA #CISPA) is word for word the same as the 2012 version: http://gizmodo.com/the-new-cispa-bill-is-literally-exactly-the-same-as-the-1679496808S 

…so here's the same response from me: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/04/cispa-legislation-cyber-security.html

It seems that H.R.234, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (AKA #CISPA) is word for word the same as the 2012 version: http://gizmodo.com/the-new-cispa-bill-is-literally-exactly-the-same-as-the-1679496808S 

…so here's the same response from me: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/04/cispa-legislation-cyber-security.html___

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