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Microsoft Researchers Propose Privacy Sensor 'Widget'

(darkreading.com): Researchers from Microsoft have come up with a sensor widget concept that provides alerts and lets users control and monitor exactly what other users see from their webcams, microphones, and other live data streams. The tool they envision is basically a graphical user interface sensor that sits within the application display and provides an animated representation of how an application is gathering the user's data. It also shows whether a particular app is allowed to access a webcam, for example. It works on a "what you see is what they get" model, they say.
   
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Is The iPad The Future, Or Just A Clever Mockup?

(istockanalyst.com): This isn't a PC or Macintosh or UNIX experience, this is something New. A lot of attention has also gone into making the user interface responsive. The iPad is a convergence device and can be used as an ebook reader as well as for the obvious cloud-computing tasks - email and web browsing, running an RSS reader, and so on.
   
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DOJ's Apple investigation goes beyond music

(thecmuwebsite.com): The US Department Of Justice's investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices undertaken by Apple will go beyond its music operations, according to the New York Post. As previously reported, rumours were circulating last week that the DoJ had begun investigating allegations that Apple had used its dominance in the digital music domain to put pressure on both EMI and Sony Music to not participate in an MP3 promotion run by Amazon, arguably Apple's biggest competitor in the a-la-carte download market, certainly in the US.
   
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Stanford creating bookless library

(thestandard.com.hk): Stanford University is creating a new "bookless library" from two existing libraries-physics and engineering. The new facility will have a completely electronic reference desk, Kindle 2 e-readers, soft seating, a self-checkout system, and group event space. At the user's fingertips will be 28 online databases and more than 12 000 scientific journals.
   
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Can academic integrity exist in the Google Age?

(zdnet.com): Integrity refers to honesty in all personal, professional and academic endeavors. Integrity matters because it's at the foundation of any successful community. Without integrity, a leader cannot engender trust. Without integrity, academic accomplishments are almost meaningless. Without integrity, service to one's community is hollow..
   
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