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24 May 2006

News from the Net

Google is being accused of Censorship.  This is a tough one... On one hand, the press should not be censored... On the other hand, no one complains if a company removes specific content (like child porn).  Does a company have the right to limit what information they index, or is any removal of content breaking freedom of speech/press?

A new drug has found to help vegetative patients

Hmmm. interesting commentary regarding M$ and their monoculture.

German homes are being raided for filesharing on eDonkey.

A robotic gecko that can climb glass.  If you ever wanted to be spiderman, this might help you make your suit ;)

Now here's some unique protesters

Possible tax break for telecommuters - well, more trying to get rid of the existing double taxation.

A new company is trying to offer 95% of Americans free wifi

A new sensor technology detects the energy levels of a molecule as it rotates, creating a fingerprint

What is DRM? And how do I get a green suite?

Posted by Sylkwyrm on Wed May 24 01:24:00 PDT 2006
DRM is Digital Rights Management. That's things like where Sony (who is currently being sued for it) put a virus on the music CDs so that if you played them on your home computer, it installed a backdoor... although, it is just SUPPOSED to stop you from copying it... the copying it part is the DRM.

Posted by Malachi on Wed May 24 01:26:00 PDT 2006
Bastards! I need a green suite

Posted by Sylkwyrm on Wed May 24 06:37:00 PDT 2006
Gee, the google thing is tough.  I mean, I think they probably have the right to censor as long as they say that they are GOING to do that.  I can understand being pissed if you just got a surprise where some of the information was missing due to censorship and no one told you. 

Posted by Sarah on Wed May 24 01:49:00 PDT 2006
Google may have the *right* to censor, but I thought censorship went against the companies morals. What happened google??

Posted by Sylkwyrm on Wed May 24 01:57:00 PDT 2006
Fuck drm

Posted by WILL POWER! on Wed May 24 01:57:00 PDT 2006
The Google thing isn't exactly censorship. They are choosing not to list certain sites now under their news section, and considering the content I wouldn't exactly call it news either.

Posted by WILL POWER! on Wed May 24 02:01:00 PDT 2006