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People who just don’t get it

Geekosystem reports this nugget about the news coverage of the recent attempted bombing in Times Square, New York.CNN anchor Don Lemon, speaking to former...

More on privacy and schools

The Badger Herald, campus newspaper of the University of Wisconsiin at Madison, reports that an Arizona university is chipping its students to monitor classroom...

School didn’t mean to spy on students, says report from … school

A school board in Pennsylvania that started a privacy firestorm by activating the Webcams on its students' school-issued laptops has been cleared of wrongdoing...

A question of priorities

Mobile telephony is critical in the developing world. The infrastructure is cheaper and easier to deploy. It can connect far-flung rural areas with urban...

Goin’ straight

We all have that friend who shares too much. When social interaction was mostly by phone or face-to-face, that was merely an annoyance. But...

Bank freezes account over ‘objectionable’ blog

Disturbing news from from Seattle entrepreneur Mark Maunder, CEO of Feedjit.com and founder of WorkZoo (bought by Jobster in 2005). Maunder's friend and fellow...

Seuss-a-phone?

A Kindle is fineif you're older than mebut what of you're onlya child of three? Just text on a backgroundwill never amusea demographic raisedon Dr....

Crowdsourcing history

Since the day Wikipedia was launched (Jan. 15, 2001, according to, ahem, Wikipedia), there's been debate over the merits of the crowdsourced encyclopedia. On the...

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