Ralf Bendrath: Germany: New Basic Right to Privacy of Computer Systems

February 29, 2008
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Ralf Bendrath: Germany: New Basic Right to Privacy of Computer Systems The German Constitutional Court on 27 February 2008 published a landmark ruling about the constitutionality of secret online searches of computers by government agencies. The decision constitutes a new “basic right to the confidentiality and integrity of information-technological systems” as derived from the German […]

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Jotspot Finally Revived as Google Sites

February 28, 2008

Ross Mayfield notes that Jotspot Finally Revived as Google Sites: Welcome to Google Sites Google Sites, a new offering from Google Apps, makes creating a team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of information — from videos to presentations — and share your site with just a […]

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Buridan says: Be a Public Domain Donor

February 27, 2008

Public Domain Donor Why let all of your ideas die with you? Current Copyright law prevents anyone from building upon your creativity for 70 years after your death. Live on in collaboration with others. Make an intellectual property donation. By donating your IP into the public domain you will “promote the progress of science and […]

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OLPC Meetup in Toronto this Sunday

February 27, 2008
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OLPC Meetup in Toronto this Sunday Directions and whatnot over at OLPCnews.

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Abolish tuition fees, Liberal Senator says

February 26, 2008

Abolish tuition fees, Liberal Senator says. Some people think that this would be expensive, or that students will learn more if they struggle. LOL. What silliness. Students have no time or energy to study or learn when they’re slogging on a job. Some students think they have the right to the degree because they’ve paid […]

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Diet change gives hyperactive kids new taste for life in Norway

February 25, 2008
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Buridan sent me this article: Diet change gives hyperactive kids new taste for life in Norway , and it has a great quote: “I mean, as a parent, wouldn’t you want to at least try switching your child’s diet before medicating him?” I always wonder why there’s such a push on the parts of parents, […]

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Ontario OLPC Users Groups » First Ottawa Meet Up Feb. 26

February 24, 2008
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Ontario OLPC Users Groups » First Ottawa Meet Up Feb. 26 The first Ottawa Meet Up will be this Tuesday Feb. 26th for XO users in reach of Ottawa. You can read the details in the news forum post Click Here. If you’d like to join us leave a comment here or on the News […]

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Catsy’s Human rights software given prestigious award at French Senate

February 22, 2008

University of Toronto — [email protected] — UofT Human rights software given prestigious award at French Senate (Feb 14/08) Psiphon, an Internet censorship evading software project developed by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab has been deemed “the world’s most original, significant and exemplary Net and Digital Initiative” by a panel of French and international government, […]

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olpc.tv

February 22, 2008

I’ve had olpc.tv on my RSS feed for a couple of months but have not been paying attention to the amount of cool stuff there is there.

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eclipse last night

February 21, 2008

I didn’t have a tripod, so this was hand held and I’m impressed with the results. Did anyone else get pictures?

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