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Putting a priority on privacy

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Government offices and Web giants team on privacy efforts, while Google gets slammed for privacy. Also: Microsoft Office app for iPad? [Read more]...
Putting a priority on privacy
The Washington Post's first paywall is more like a delicate fence

Nigeria to ban use of foreign IT products to promote homegrown industry

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The Nigeria government yesterday announced a comprehensive ban on foreign computers and technology products use in public institutions in a move aimed at promoting the local industry. The government said the ban is aimed at promoting ‘made-in-Nigeria’ products and catalyse development in the local information communications Technology (ICT) industry, reported...
Nigeria to ban use of foreign IT products to promote homegrown industry

US State Department embraces Google Chrome

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In a fairly recent question and answer period during a Town Hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed the government offices will move to Google Chrome. Rather out of place, the question was addressed after a snicker from Clinton and more widespread laughter from the crowd, revealing Chrome was...
US State Department embraces Google Chrome

Republican Study Committee Dumps Derek Khanna, Author Of Copyright Reform Brief, After Members Complain

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We'd heard this last week, but it's now been confirmed that, due to significant lobbying pressure by the entertainment industry and (even more so) the US Chamber of Commerce, Derek Khanna, the Republican Study Committee staffer who penned the first thoughtful policy brief on copyright reform to come out of...
Republican Study Committee Dumps Derek Khanna, Author Of Copyright Reform Brief, After Members Complain

Retina MacBook Pro Could Lose EPEAT Status

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Yesterday, Apple reversed course on their decision to remove their products from the EPEAT Environmental Registry. In a letter recognizing the move as a "mistake", Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield reported that all eligible Apple products are now back on the registry. The new Retina MacBook Pro...
Retina MacBook Pro Could Lose EPEAT Status

Now you can tour the whole of Taiwan without losing your Internet connection, for free

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Internet connection while travelling overseas is a huge boon – you can find your way with Google Maps, suss out must-eats nearby you, and check the weather so you don’t get drenched in rain while hiking up a mountain. Taiwan’s government has just made it easier for tourists by extending...
Now you can tour the whole of Taiwan without losing your Internet connection, for free

Patent fights increasingly wind up back in government offices

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Google and Yahoo are among companies that are expanding the use of a strategy to fight patent suits that shuns the courtroom in favor of government reviews. The battlefield opened last year when the two Internet giants, hit with a lawsuit demanding royalties by Paul G. Allen’s Interval Licensing LLC,...
Patent fights increasingly wind up back in government offices
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