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It's Thursday, March 6, 2014 and this is Tech News Today.

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Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Mike Elgan - I'm Jason Howell.

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On Tech News Today, we explore the most important stories of the day in conversation with the world's leading journalists.

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Our guest co-anchor today is Jill Duffy! Jill is a writer and software analyst for PCmag.com and the author of the book: Get Organized: How to Clean Up Your Messy Digital Life. Jill Duffy
Writer, software analyst, PCmag.com @jilleduffy
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Hundreds of IBM factory workers have gone on strike in the Southern Chinese city of Shenzhen to protest the unit’s sale to China’s Lenovo. http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjgwNjEzNjg0.htmlhttp://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303369904579422812026801036?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303369904579422812026801036.html

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Paul Mozur, a Reporter for the The Wall Street Journal, is joining us from Beijing.

Q: Why are they striking, exactly?

Q: Google recently announced its intention to sell most of the Motorola handset division to Lenovo. It’s widely believed that Lenovo is more interested in Motorola branding and carrier relationships than continuing the Moto X and other phone lines. Is that something workers here fear? That Lenovo isn’t serious about continuing to make IBM servers?

Q: Why do so many Chinese workers strike when a foreign company is sold to a Chinese company?
Paul Mozur
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal @paulmozur

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* $2.3 billion deal for IBM's low-end server business.

* Strike entered its fourth day Thursday.

* In a statement IBM spokeswoman Harriet Ip said employees have a choice of remaining at the plant after Lenovo takes over under wages comparable to what they have been receiving or they can leave and receive an "equitable severance package."

* Posts on Chinese social media say IBM wasn't offering sufficient severance for those who opt to leave, while those who want to stay worry wages will fall.

* Workers have until March 12 to decide whether to resign or to stay and become Lenovo employees.

* ($980) bonus for those who decide to leave before March 7.

* Protests have occurred at foreign-run plants following large-scale mergers

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Investigative journalist Leah McGrath Goodman, along with forensic analysts Sharon Sergeant and Barbara Mathews, believe they have unmasked the creator of Bitcoin, known as Satoshi Nakamoto, in a special report in Newsweek. They claim Nakamoto is a 64-year old Japanese-American who lives with his mother. And, yes, his actual name is Satoshi Nakamoto.http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/03/14/bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto.html

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* Nakamoto: "I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it ... It's been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection."

* orth an estimated $400 million

* Has six kids from two ex-wives

* Temple City, California

* He collects model trains

* Has done work for the U.S. government as well as private contractors

* He previously worked at Hughes Aircraft.

* Now goes by "Dorian S. Nakamoto.”

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Getty Images are now free to use for bloggers. Getty has concluded that it can’t stop people from stealing its pictures and using them online. So instead, the company is enabling the free use of about 35 million pictures for what it calls “non-commercial” uses. Selected pictures have a new “embed” button that shows code, which bloggers and others can paste into their blogs or sites. The result is an image that’s still hosted on Getty, with Getty branding visible below the picture. http://goo.gl/1pkOQohttp://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-06/since-it-cant-sue-us-all-getty-images-embraces-embedded-photos

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Joshua Benton is a journalist and writer. He’s also the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, which he founded in 2008.

Joshua Benton
Director, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard @jbenton

Q: How does the process work, from, say, a blogger’s perspective

Q: Why did Getty decide to allow free use of some of its pictures?

Q: (If he didn’t already answer): How will they monetize this?

Q: Free Getty images sounds great! But there are downsides, too, right?

Q: Why would a blogger comfortable with stealing Getty pictures now use this system? Wouldn’t it be easier to just keep stealing?
Joshua Benton
Director, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard @jbenton

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* Selected picture have a new “embed” button that shows code, which bloggers and others can paste into their blogs or sites.

* The result is an image that’s still hosted on Getty, with Getty branding visible below the picture.

* Provides attribution; becomes an ad for Getty

* Adds Twitter and Tumblr buttons to the bottom

* Getty reserves the right to monetize -- could choose to put ads over pictures in future

* Can’t resize

* Getty announced Connect program in 2012, which was embeds for paying customers

* Can’t be used in advertising but can be used in ad-supported sites

* Getty has reputation for issuing DMCA takedown notices.

* Reduces the number of people they have to sue

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joshuabenton.com @jbenton

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Facebook announced restrictions what users can and cannot say about guns. The change in policy came after pressure from gun control groups. A Facebook blog post said the company would remove any posts that offer to sell illegal guns without background checks or across state lines, among other changes. http://newsroom.fb.com/News/814/Facebook-Instagram-Announce-New-Educational-and-Enforcement-Measures-for-Commercial-Activity

http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/26/exclusive-buying-a-gun-on-facebook-takes-15-minutes/

http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/05/how-activists-forced-facebooks-hand-on-gun-policy/

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* Facebook is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for guns

* When users search for guns on its Instagram site, Facebook said it would display messages about gun laws.

* Will rely on users to report posts and pages offering to sell guns

* Changes will be implemented over the next few weeks

* Six-week campaign by the advocacy groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

* VentureBeat reported that it arranged to buy a gun illegally on Facebook in 15 minutes

* The Wall Street Journal reported assault-weapons parts and concealed-carry weapon holsters have been advertised to teens on Facebook.

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VentureBeat.com @rbyrnereilly

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New Google Glass software from a startup called Emotient can read the emotions of people and inform the person wearing Glass. The San Diego announced $6 million in Series B funding this morning. The software is currently in beta, and so is Google Glass. START VIDEO AT 1:28
http://youtu.be/9DmiqU8Cxjs?t=1m28s
http://gigaom.com/2014/03/06/with-6m-in-funding-emotient-enables-google-glass-to-see-emotions/

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* Emotient says the Google Glass beta software provides “Sentiment Analysis”:

* The Emotient software processes facial expressions

* Provides an aggregate emotional read-out, measuring overall sentiment (positive, negative or neutral); primary emotions (joy, surprise, sadness, fear, disgust, contempt and anger); and advanced emotions (frustration and confusion).

* The auto industry is reportedly interested in the technology for gauging consumers’ reactions to new car features.

* Teachers and restaurant owners may also benefit, according to the article in GigaOm.

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We told you yesterday about a ground-breaking deal between Dish Network and The Walt Disney Company that would enable Dish subscribers to get Disney content over the Internet to smartphones, tablets and PCs without paying for a separate cable subscription. Now, in an exclusive, Reuters is reporting that DirecTV is in talks with Disney for a similar arrangement. DirecTV is the No. 1 satellite operator with 20.3 million subscribers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/us-directv-disney-idUSBREA242GU20140306

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LG released this morning a video ad spot called “The Most Human Phone Ever.” A better title would be: “The Most Disturbing Ad Ever.” In the spot, a man eating at a restaurant with a friend reaches into an LG Flex box, and when he pulls his hand out there’s an ear, a mouth and a beard growing on the hand, representing a bearded friend who’s on the phone. He proceeds to “talk to the hand,” after which he feeds his bearded hand a bit of food. And then it gets really disturbing when he gets a call from his girlfriend. http://youtu.be/WohB8WDYCZ0

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On Tech News Today: Bitcoin founder found? * Getty gives away photos * And Facebook cracks down on guns

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