6th > November > 2011 Archive

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Anti-smut boss: 'We won't be net police'

The Internet Watch Foundation has no intention of becoming the UK government's net police, its new boss has declared.
Jane Fae , 06 Nov 2011
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Eggheads crack open web troll brains

People who fire off abuse online tend to be keyboard warriors who lack self-control and are fuelled by vengefulness while protected by cloaks of anonymity. And they're going to cost businesses a ton of cash as they struggle to defend their reputations.
Anna Leach, 06 Nov 2011
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Scottish FOI watchdog reports 20% boost in appeals

The Scottish Information Commissioner (SICO) received 20 per cent more appeal applications relating to freedom of information (FOI) requests during the first three months of this year than the watchdog received last year.
OUT-LAW.COM, 06 Nov 2011
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Woosh take-over in jeopardy

The New Zealand government has put a spanner in the works for Canadian company Craig Wireless’s proposed US$5.5 million purchase of Woosh Wireless.
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Is the electromagnetic constant a constant?

Could yet another universal constant, the value assigned to the electromagnetic force, be less constant than we thought? And could variability of the constant help explain life in the universe?
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NZ's Provoke Solutions heads to Seattle

Provoke Solutions, a New Zealand based online solutions and Microsoft software partner, has expanded to the US with the opening of a Seattle outpost.
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Eclipse Xtends Java

The Eclipse Foundation has quietly launched a new language, Xtend, which it says is designed to address shortcomings of Java without replacing it.