EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020
And if ever someone important in a way or another dies in something related with a car normal people won't know if was a normal accident or something caused by the devices they put into.
Excellent point. Lady Dianna for example.
Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?
I agree with you that a lot of drives seem to have very long lifetimes. I used to read that it was important to keep hard drives cool, so I have always built machines in which each drive has a dedicated (low speed) fan blowing across it. These drives don't ever seem to fail. (I guess after a statement like that, I should probably do a backup.)
Senate Lets Teachers, Students Be Facebook Friends
This law went far beyond Facebook; (Zdnet said) it limited any internet communication that wasn't visible to both the school district and parents. It's nice that a judge indicated he was going to find it unconstitutional. That happens so seldom in this day and age.
Congress Asks Universities To Curb Piracy
I would like to ask Congress what their responsibility is? Back in the nineties, Congress put a lot of my money into guaranteeing that the internet was available at low cost to all institutions of higher learning. (There's a six dollar charge on my second phone line every month that goes into a fund toward this goal.) The institutions themselves put a lot of money and effort into it as well. I distinctly remember reading newspaper articles in the NYT and San Jose Mercury News touting the fact that having the internet available in every dorm room would unlock the creativity of students and create a generation of internet entrepreneurs. The moment this happened (Napster) all hell broke loose.