Archive for 2011/04/18
It seems pretty obvious to me that the Chrome team is bowing to pressure from Google’s advertising businessPosted: 2011/04/18 in Education / Awareness, Google, Privacy / Data Protection
This is doubly a shame because Chrome’s lead, a former lead for Firefox, was there with us at AOL/Netscape fighting just this kind of stupidity. He was one of the good guys. Then again, he and I and others failed to convince Netscape that doing right by the users was more important than ad revenue. I suspect the same thing happened at Google. I’m sure he at least tried.
Snooping: It’s not a crime, it’s a feature
This money goes to the EFF in hopes that America can one day again be a shining example of freedom, free of the DMCA and ACTA, and that private interest will never trump the ideas laid out in the constitution of privacy, ownership, and free speech.
At the end of the day, something I take comfort in. The PS3 got OWNED.
“Once the code works they’ll never be able to take it away from us.”
In a set back to mobile handset manufacturer Nokia, the government of India has asked telecom service providers to bar company’s proposed – pushmail or powermail – service till it put in place a legal monitoring systemPosted: 2011/04/18 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
An Iranian military commander has accused German engineering company Siemens of helping the United States and Israel launch a cyber attack on its nuclear facilitiesPosted: 2011/04/18 in Education / Awareness, Network Security, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
It’s simple: Because everyone can download books and newspapers, everyone who works at bookstores or the publishing industry, or for textbooks, will lose their jobs to the people making iPads in ChinaPosted: 2011/04/18 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
The Association of American Publishers is reporting that ebooks outsold their print counterparts in February, with sales coming out to more than $90 million
Researchers in Australia and Japan were able to transfer quantum information from one place to another without having to physically move it. It was destroyed in one place and instantly resurrected in anotherPosted: 2011/04/18 in Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution
The results pave the way for high-speed, high-fidelity transmission of information
Tube+ is a newly launched website that brings most of these sharing platforms together. Backed by The Pirate Bay, there is little doubt that this file-sharing platform will not only pique the interest of many Internet users, but that of Hollywood tooPosted: 2011/04/18 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Latest movies and TV-shows streamed directly to user’s browser
A problem with monopoly laws, such as the copyright monopoly and patent monopoly, is that their text is usually written by the lawyers that maintain themPosted: 2011/04/18 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation
This creates a vicious circle with circular proof that the laws work as intended
In a world where there are no real walls or fences, you don’t need gates, and thus you don’t need gatekeepers
The first .xxx web addresses have gone live on the internet, almost 11 years after the extension was first proposedPosted: 2011/04/18 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Some of the biggest names in online poker are now facing federal money laundering charges for allegedly tricking and bribing US banks into processing payments for online gambling purposesPosted: 2011/04/18 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy
Five domains have been seized and 76 bank accounts have been shut down