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Group finalizes treaty to expand book access for world’s blind community
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, June 29 2013 @ 01:14 PM EDT

Clicky

The treaty makes it legal to make copies of copyrighted material accessible to the blind community by converting it to formats such as Braille books, audio recordings or large-print books without first having to seek permission from copyright holders in every instance.

Advocates for the visually impaired say that fewer than one percent of all the world’s books are accessible in these formats. The treaty would make it possible for converted texts in a given language to be available in multiple countries.

Wouldn't that be an enormous advantage of Google's effort with their book scanning project?

I mean, if the books are in electronic form, they are available for processing by electronic readers and all that.

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iOS 7 Steals From, Stomps On Competitors
Authored by: JamesK on Saturday, June 29 2013 @ 05:33 PM EDT
[PJ: And this is after they sued Samsung for being a "copycat"?]

As I mentioned earlier, when Apple "borrows", it's innovation. When
someone else does, it's stealing.

Please remember that. ;-)


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The following program contains immature subject matter.
Viewer discretion is advised.

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Why The State Attorneys General's Assault On Internet Immunity Is A Terrible Idea
Authored by: jbb on Saturday, June 29 2013 @ 09:40 PM EDT
link

    < li> Anonymously post incriminating content on a competitor's site
  1. Tip off the State Attorneys General
  2. Have competitor punished
  3. Profit!
Making person A responsible for the actions of person B is never a good idea. I cannot believe intelligent adults would waste more than one minute pursuing such an idiotic idea.

I attribute this mass stupidity to fear of the internet. Frank Herbert got it right when he said:

Fear is the mind-killer.

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Our job is to remind ourselves that there are more contexts
than the one we’re in now — the one that we think is reality.
-- Alan Kay

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Secret court judges upset
Authored by: ailuromancy on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 06:19 AM EDT

Secret-court judges upset at portrayal of ‘collaboration’ with government

"The court hears only one side of the story, and has to keep what they hear secret" means "The court will be told a pack of lies that they would quickly debunk if they could discus it with people who have a clue about what is going on".

"Sign this secrecy agreement" means, "when we get caught, we are going to blame you, and if you present any evidence to the contrary you will be imprisoned for espionage".

The thing I find astonishing is that politicians found some judges dumb enough not to see what was coming. Anyone would think they did not know the difference between an ally and and asset.

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IAB - Mozilla's Kangaroo Cookie Court
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 10:27 AM EDT
"creepy" is that IAB's President & CEO Randall Rothenberg (author
of this little screed) spent 7 years with Booz Allen

no wonder he's upset that his tracking cookies are being tossed

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RE: Nokia/Microsoft - "Elop is the worst CEO of all time"
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 12:07 PM EDT
Tomi T Ahonen makes a good case for Nokia CEO Stephen Elop being the worst of the worst, but I'd put Jacques Nasser's 2 year reign of error as Ford's President and CEO against Elop any day.

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Key US-EU trade pact under threat
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 12:45 PM EDT
Strange so blind the EU political establishment has been. Programmers and
experts have warned about the inherent danger of using US-made, proprietary
software and kit for half a generation, so it's not like nobody said anything.
The elite just didn't listen.
So, either they're incompetent or they are naive. Either way, they do not
deserve their exalted positions.

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Cookie monster
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 05:19 PM EDT
<blockquote>PJ: How creepy would it be if you went into a supermarket and
someone with a notepad followed you around, aisle by aisle, taking notes on what
you bought, how long you stayed in the cereal aisle, asking you how many kids
you have and where you live, etc.?</blockquote>

They don't need to follow you around or ask, your 'Loyalty' card does that for
them.

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Statement to the NSA/CSS workforce
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, June 30 2013 @ 09:57 PM EDT
CSS = Cascading Surveilance State?

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  • Fixed it - Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 06:38 PM EDT
What It’s Like to Get a National-Security Letter
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 01:52 AM EDT
Brewster Kahle in The New Yorker has two priceless takeaways:
The government is not one monolithic thing. It’s a bunch of people, thinking they’re doing their jobs.
and
Do you encrypt all your own e-mail, as a result of this stuff?

No, that’s really hard.

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Nokia to fully acquire Siemens' stake in Nokia Siemens Networks
Authored by: Anonomous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 07:57 AM EDT
Nokia to fully acquire Siemens' stake in Nokia Siemens Networks

Prediction: Nokia borrows EUR 1.7 billion to buy out Siemens. The bulk of this loan comes from Microsoft, probably through intermediaries. Under Elop, Nokia cash flow weakens further, so it cannot possibly service the debt. Microsoft forecloses. Nokia stockholders sue Elop et al but cannot prove intent.

-Wang-Lo.

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