Archive for 2011/10/14
The three major candidates vying for California’s new 50th Assembly District, which includes West Hollywood, are in favor of the growing “Occupy” movementPosted: 2011/10/14 in Education / Awareness
“In the first days of the Occupy Wall Street movement, mainstream media coverage was frequently denigrating, if there was any coverage at all,” said Jeff Cohen, an associate professor of journalism and director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca CollegePosted: 2011/10/14 in Education / Awareness
Google has announced its third quarter results with revenue up 33% year on year and quarterly revenue of nearly $US10 billion.
Silent calls can cause significant distress to consumers which can be made worse by receiving these calls repeatedly, leading to some people believing they are being specifically targeted.
General Electric announced yesterday it will spend $600 million to build a solar factory in ColoradoPosted: 2011/10/14 in Education / Awareness
The company said the factory in Aurora will have the capacity to produce at an annual rate of 400 megawatts, or enough to power 80,000 U.S. homes. It will create 355 jobs in Colorado after completion and another 100 solar-related jobs at GE’s research facility in upstate New York.
Last summer, Librius, rights management for the Flemish book industry, developed an anti-piracy webcrawler. The crawler named SINBAD detected up to 29 thousand links to illegal copies of ebooks and comics by Belgian publishers and, according to Librius, took them offline.
A webcrawler is software that browses through the internet in a methodical and automated manner. SINBAD specializes in locating links to illegal copies of Belgian books and comics. The software can currently search through 25 thousand web pages a day.
So it could be said that humanity ran an experiment, over the past couple of centuries, in two competing approaches — intellectualism and ideology on one hand, science and technology on the other. The stark differences between the two was the subject of C. P. Snow’s influential 1959 essay, “The Two Cultures.”
Their outcomes proved starkly different, too.
Top-ranking Obama administration officials, including the US copyright czar, played an active role in secret negotiations between Hollywood, the recording industry and ISPs to disrupt internet access for users suspected of violating copyright lawPosted: 2011/10/14 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
The police force that investigated the murder of Milly Dowler has been accused of knowing in 2002 that the schoolgirl’s phone was hackedPosted: 2011/10/14 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Public Policy