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ziani (255157) writes "The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has started utilizing Google Apps for its online needs, joining scores of other government agencies and businesses also making the switch. Is it just me, or do the terms of service suggest this might make students in the dorms sleep with one eye open. ("THE SERVICE IS NEITHER DESIGNED NOR INTENDED FOR HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES. . . " “High Risk Activities” means uses such as the operation of nuclear facilities, air traffic control, or life support systems, where the failure of the Services could lead to death, personal injury, or environmental damage." Link to Original Source top
ziani (255157) writes "A federal court in Columbus, OH has upheld a ban against "tweeting" from the courtroom during criminal trials. The decision appears to be the first time "tweeting" has been referred to in a court decision in a non-avain sense." Link to Original Source top
ziani (255157) writes "Attention fellow geeks: Know your clients. In this case, they probably know Mr. Madoff too well. "Jerome O’Hara and George Perez allegedly helped construct Bernie Madoff’s house of cards. The computer codes and random algorithms they allegedly designed served to deceive investors and regulators and concealed Madoff’s crimes,” Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement."" Link to Original Source top
ziani (255157) writes "At some point in the not-too-distant future, a moth may take flight in the hills of northern Pakistan, and flap towards a suspected terrorist training camp.
But this will be no ordinary moth.
Inside it will be a computer chip that was implanted when the creature was still a pupa, in the cocoon, meaning that the moth's entire nervous system can be controlled remotely.
Get the story here."