The Ferrari chief, in the San Francisco Bay Area for the season opener of Stanford University’s View From the Top lecture series, gleaned insight from Steve Jobs’ successor and found shared values between the two brands.
Archive for 2012/04/25
Ferrari President and Chairman Luca di Montezemolo sat down with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook for an exclusive meeting of the mindsPosted: 2012/04/25 in Education / Awareness
A “social network” for former violent extremists and their victims has launched with the backing of a consortium of partners including Google Ideas, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), the Gen Next Foundation and RehabstudioPosted: 2012/04/25 in Education / Awareness, Google, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports
Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff under Prime Minister Tony Blair, says: “The Against Violent Extremism Network is a groundbreaking initiative which brings together expertise from both the private and think tank sectors to do something governments can’t do by themselves.”
Conclusions are based on statistics about servers which distribute malware, exploits and spam and coordinate botnets and phishing attacks
Dutch language news article:
UK Internet Piracy Tackling Digital Economy Act Delays Implementation to 2014 – Assuming It Ever Gets Implemented At AllPosted: 2012/04/25 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Legislation, Public Policy, Stats / reports
Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, commented:
“I welcome the success to date of the Cambridge White Spaces Trial. Leading innovators from the UK and beyond have demonstrated the potential that television white spaces can have for meeting the UK’s broadband needs. Developments such as this endorse the leadership position that the UK can take in enabling more efficient use of spectrum by opening up an array of opportunities for wireless applications for consumers and businesses alike.
I find the idea of using white space devices to deliver broadband to rural communities, or to expand the range and quality of urban Wi-Fi hotspots, exciting. This can form a significant contribution to our thinking as we consider how to maximise the value of the spectrum below 1GHz. I look forward to hearing the next chapter of your progress.”
Wired is running a series of interviews to mark its 20th anniversary, and its first centers around Andreessen—the man who invented the first graphical web browser, and went on to back companies like Twitter, Instagram and Skype. It makes for great reading.
Yesterday, Advocate General Bot of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) provided an interesting preview on how his Court applies the principle of exhaustion of exclusive rights in the EU to downloading. In expectation of a preliminary ruling in the case of Oracle and UsedSoft on software distribution onine, the Advocate General answered the most important question, whether exhaustion of the right of distribution also applies to downloaded copies of a computer program, affirmatively.
Dutch Government Wants To Protect Children By Introducing A Time-Lock For The Dutch Version Of BBC’s iPlayerPosted: 2012/04/25 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy, Stats / reports
Internet users will no longer be allowed to watch certain pre-recorded TV shows online during daytime if they contain harmful content. The restriction applies to content produced by Dutch public broadcasters.
Apparently it’s no problem whenever these internet users, possibly minors, will go and visit sites such as xHamster.com (36th most popular site in The Netherlands), PornHub.com (64th most popular site in The Netherlands) or Youporn.com (76th most popular site in The Netherlands) http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/NL
Secondly, the government is now also preventing adults from viewing the TV shows.
Thirdly, the rules do not apply to commercial TV broadcasters who are broadcasting pre-recorded shows online.
Dutch language news article:
Thinking in a second language reduced deep-seated, misleading biases that unduly influence how risks and benefits are perceivedPosted: 2012/04/25 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Psychologists say human reasoning is shaped by two distinct modes of thought: one that’s systematic, analytical and cognition-intensive, and another that’s fast, unconscious and emotionally charged.
Kenya’s High Court Rules Anti-Counterfeiting Law Is Unconstitutional Because It Threatens Access To Generic DrugsPosted: 2012/04/25 in Education / Awareness, Jurisprudence
Dutch Government Down. Geert Wilders: “We don’t want to cut spending by 14 billion euros and at the same time transfer billions of euros to Brussels for the horrible ESM emergency fund and the weak Greeks”Posted: 2012/04/25 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy, Stats / reports
A judge is to see for herself how the US assessed the damage inflicted upon the government by Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks activitiesPosted: 2012/04/25 in Education / Awareness
The courtroom bailiff for Michigan state judge Wade McCree claims that the judge sent her a shirtless picture of himself by text message. Sound wildly inappropriate? The woman’s husband thought so when he found the photos, and he filed a complaint with the state’s Judicial Tenure Commission.