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Australia and Apple can't resolve problems with new iPad '4G' branding

Facebook Will Implement Changes And Eliminate Policy Voting But Explore Alternative Governance

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Facebook just announced the official, audited results of its final site governance vote. Though it will remove voting from its governance structure, it plans to “implement new, innovative and effective ways to enhance this process”. Well under 1% of users voted, and the final tally was 589,141 people opposed to...
Facebook Will Implement Changes And Eliminate Policy Voting But Explore Alternative Governance

Instagram responds to user complaints, says it will not sell your photos

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Instagram responded to user outcry Tuesday over the company’s updated terms of service, clarifying that it does not intend to sell a user’s photos and that users still retain all rights to their content, in an update to the terms of service released by the company on Monday morning. The...
Instagram responds to user complaints, says it will not sell your photos

Judge tosses Google's challenge to Oracle's registration and ownership of copyright in Java APIs

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Wednesday provided a couple of useful clarifications in Oracle v. Google. In the morning, the parties stipulated to a course of action regarding copyright damages that was immediately approved by Judge William Alsup and essentially amounts to what Oracle wanted: a postponement of copyright damages until after the issue of...
Judge tosses Google's challenge to Oracle's registration and ownership of copyright in Java APIs
Apple drops 'uncomfortable' Sweatshop HD game from App Store

Apple offers the boilerplate refunds to Aussie ’4G’ iPad owners who believe they were misled

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Earlier today, we reported that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was seeking to have Apple drop the “4G” from the advertising/website of its new iPad products with cell modems… The ACCC alleges that Apple’s recent promotion of the new “iPad with WiFi + 4G” is misleading because it represents to Australian...
Apple offers the boilerplate refunds to Aussie ’4G’ iPad owners who believe they were misled

EU Commissioner Reveals He Will Simply Ignore Any Rejection Of ACTA By European Parliament Next Week

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The day before the EU's International Trade committee (INTA) recommended that the European Parliament should reject ACTA, the EU commissioner with responsibility for the treaty, Karel De Gucht, had given a speech to its members, trying to win them over. Although it was short, it turns out to be highly...
EU Commissioner Reveals He Will Simply Ignore Any Rejection Of ACTA By European Parliament Next Week

Research fraud exploded over the last decade

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"F" stands for fraud; apparently more rampant than previously believed. flickr user: ivers A number of studies have spotted a worrisome trend: although the number of scientific journals and articles published is increasing each year, the rate of papers being retracted as invalid is increasing even faster. Some of...
Research fraud exploded over the last decade

Another Step in Open Site Governance

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Nearly a year ago, we committed to an open and transparent system of governance for Facebook. Specifically, we now post all proposed changes to our governing documents before they go into effect and solicit feedback on these proposals from the people who use Facebook. Since we started this unique process—in...
Another Step in Open Site Governance

How to Downgrade From Windows 8 (Hint: The First Step Is to Know Your Rights)

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For a variety of reasons, some businesses are looking to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. The good news is that Microsoft's business licenses come with downgrade rights, but the catch is that the rules can be tricky and compliance could become an issue. Here are some clarifications on...
How to Downgrade From Windows 8 (Hint: The First Step Is to Know Your Rights)

India Court to Hear Telecom Request July 10

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India's Supreme Court agreed to a government request for several clarifications related to its Feb. 2 cancellation of 122 telecom licenses, in a move that has big implications for the allocation, both past and future, of the country's natural resources....
India Court to Hear Telecom Request July 10
Apple, FLA, and Foxconn respond to ABC 'Nightline' report with minor clarifications
Advertisers and developers ask FTC to delay new children's protection laws
Apple, Foxconn and the FLA respond to ABC’s “iFactory”

"Reciprocity"

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"Reciprocity": Josh Constine of TechCrunch on Facebook shutting off "Find Friends" access to an increasing number of apps/services: After shutting down data access to several competing apps, Facebook today made two major clarifications to its Platform Policy, banning apps that use its data but make it easy for users to...
"Reciprocity"

Facebook Clarifies Ban On Apps That Use Its Data To Replicate Its Features Or Don't Share Back

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After shutting down data access to several competing apps, Facebook today made two major clarifications to its Platform Policy, banning apps that use its data but make it easy for users to share back to Facebook, or that replicate its core functionality without permission. Facebook Platform Head Justin Osofsky tried to calm...
Facebook Clarifies Ban On Apps That Use Its Data To Replicate Its Features Or Don't Share Back

CRAZY CNBC REPORT: The iPad 3 Will Be Announced Next Week In New York City

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The iPad 3 will be unveiled at an event in New York City, CNBC is reporting on Twitter. This contradicts All Things D's report from a few weeks ago that the announcement would take place in San Francisco. But Jim Dalrymple, a well-connected Apple blogger, says on Twitter that...
CRAZY CNBC REPORT: The iPad 3 Will Be Announced Next Week In New York City

Motorola, Apple resume patent skirmish in Posner's court

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Judge Richard A. Posner heard the preliminary injunction arguments from both Apple and Motorola on why each should get an injunction against the other's infringing technology in his Chicago courtroom Wednesday morning. No ruling was offered -- the two-hour hearing was used to receive clarifications on briefs filed by Motorola...
Motorola, Apple resume patent skirmish in Posner's court

EPEAT Defends Verification of Ultrathin Notebooks for Environmental Registry

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Earlier this week, we noted that Apple's Retina MacBook Pro and newest MacBook Air models had been among a number of ultrathin notebooks whose eligibility for inclusion on the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry had been verified. The approval came with some clarifications of the EPEAT standards that...
EPEAT Defends Verification of Ultrathin Notebooks for Environmental Registry

Beach Boys Lyricist Goes After Artist Who Dared To Paint Works Inspired By Beach Boy Songs

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Peter Friedman alerts us to yet another ridiculous copyright claim (of which there have been a few) from a member of The Beach Boys. You may have heard that, last year, the Beach Boys' Smile album was finally released, despite being recorded in 1966. An artist, by the name of...
Beach Boys Lyricist Goes After Artist Who Dared To Paint Works Inspired By Beach Boy Songs

Facebook policy change questioned by Irish government

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Facebook may modify its plans to share user data with affiliates such as Instagram, thanks to pressure from government regulators in Ireland. As The Telegraph reports , the Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has asked Facebook to tweak its proposed policy changes, particularly one that lets the...
Facebook policy change questioned by Irish government
Responses and clarifications on the CSIRO patent lawsuits

Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

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Editors, section heads and senior production staff have a wider responsibility to act, if they judge that there is a clear errorThe readers' editor's job is not just about the admission of error but the correction of it, too. When the role was established at the Guardian in 1997 there...
Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

Partial judgements entered in Apple vs. Samsung FRAND case

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Judge Barbara B. Crabb, judge for the Apple versus Motorola fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) enforcement lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin, has entered judgements on several filings entered in the case. Motorola's motion for partial summary judgement of Apple's antitrust concerns has been granted in Motorola's favor, as...
Partial judgements entered in Apple vs. Samsung FRAND case

AT&T Clarifies its Data Throttling Policy: 3GB for 3G Users, 5 GB for LTE

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AT&T announced today a clarification to its data throttling policy for users on unlimited plans. Customers using AT&T's 3G network will see their data speeds be cut after reaching 3 gigabytes. Users on the carrier's 4G LTE network will see speeds throttled after 5GB. The changes to the policy are...
AT&T Clarifies its Data Throttling Policy: 3GB for 3G Users, 5 GB for LTE

AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans -- Engadget

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AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans -- Engadget: My initial reaction would be outrage that AT&T is killing off unlimited data plans, but I’m so happy that tethering is finally coming to the iPhone (a year late) that I almost don’t care. The pricing does seem reasonable for most...
AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans -- Engadget

KM is not just information delivery, and Just-in-Time is not enough

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My last post was a review of a paper by Patrick Lambe, and in this post I review yet another paper on the same topic. The point of this paper, called “Knowledge and Tragedy: or why we shouldn’t share knowledge”, is that sharing, even Just-in-Time sharing is not enough or...
KM is not just information delivery, and Just-in-Time is not enough

Help Define How The US Government Promotes Innovation Over The Next Four Years

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Here's a chance to help define how the US government promotes innovation over the next four years. Over at our Step2 discussion platform, Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of The Brookings Institution is seeking to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights into how the federal government can go about...
Help Define How The US Government Promotes Innovation Over The Next Four Years

The Freelancer/ Independent Consultant/ Work-From-Homer's Guide To Tax Write-Offs

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Those who do contracting on the side, work from home, or do their own freelance thing have to watch every dime that goes out. Here's a few dimes you can catch.Some people brush their teeth after each meal, floss every day, and never miss a dentist appointment. These are the...
The Freelancer/ Independent Consultant/ Work-From-Homer's Guide To Tax Write-Offs

Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G

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Australian regulators had targeted Apple earlier today over the use of the term "4G" in advertising its new iPad. The issue stems from Apple's use of "4G" in its marketing terms for the cellular-capable models of the new iPad, while 4G LTE compatibility is actually only offered in the...
Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G
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