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A Contrarian Dissection Of The Web Privacy Debate
2012-03-28 10:12:22

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Though it's not likely to garner the frenzied flurry of public attention enjoyed by January's wildly unpopular SOPA-PIPA anti-piracy legislation (R.I.P.), another critical Internet issue has been seized upon by D.C. politicrats in recent months, and they're hard at work in their efforts to whip up public indignation over it. That issue goes by the euphemistic misnomer "Web privacy," and unbeknownst to most people it could affect the future of the...

White House Unveils Online Privacy Bill Of Rights
2012-02-23 12:31:44

The Obama administration today unveiled a new online bill of rights intended to protect consumers´ privacy and protect their personal data when surfing the Web. The measure has already received support from a number of top Internet and tech companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, which have pledged to provide more information on how data will be gathered and used before apps are downloaded. The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights are a set of guidelines that would allow...

Tablet Computers Increasingly Used As Digital Babysitters
2012-02-17 05:25:52

Nearly eight-in-ten parents with tablet computers allow their children to play downloaded games on the devices, according to a Nielsen survey published on Thursday of tablet-owning adults with children under the age of 12. The survey, conducted in the fourth quarter of last year, sheds light on the way in which gadgets such as the iPad are being used as a type of ℠electronic babysitter´ to keep children occupied. Some 77 percent of the parents surveyed said their children...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.