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October 2008


From Wild WebMink

links for 2008-10-29

links for 2008-10-29

Sun's 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - Open Source Take a look at the open source section of Sun's 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Report and let me know what you think (preferably through the discussion facility…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Social Security Numbers Widely Available

Social Security Numbers Widely Available

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), many bulk and online public records contain Social Security Numbers (SSNs), exposing many people to an increased risk of identity theft. Responding to a request from…


From Wild WebMink

links for 2008-10-27

links for 2008-10-27

The "life full" light has been on for the last week, so not much blogging has happened, but there were a few links:All MySQL's children I think Matt has his conclusions exactly reversed, although I also agree with the commentor…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Google Settles Key Copyright Case

Google Settles Key Copyright Case

This morning Google announced the settlement of a lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers over their Book Search technology. Google launched this product several years ago,…


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Speaks on Internet Privacy

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Speaks on Internet Privacy

William Kovacic, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, appeared on C-SPAN's The Communicators recently to discuss the Internet and privacy policy. The audio podcast is available online as well as a video clip — which appears…


From Wild WebMink

links for 2008-10-18

links for 2008-10-18

  • The Things He Carried Rather over-the-top article about security theatre at US airports.
  • YouTube - Batman vs. The Penguin: The Debate Seems someone's script writer is a Batman fan.
  • Microsoft: OpenOffice better than Google Apps Seems…


    From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

    Report Sees Potential Shortage Ahead for University IT Workforce

    Report Sees Potential Shortage Ahead for University IT Workforce

    A report by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association focused on Information Technology in higher education, says that most respondents to a recent survey anticipate a shortage of IT labor in their ranks, and few feel their institutions…


    From Computer Science Teachers Association

    The Most Important Book You Will Read This Year

    The Most Important Book You Will Read This Year

    Jane Margolis' and Allan Fisher's book from a few years ago called "Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing" was a germinal work about computer science education and it fundamentally changed how many of us look at issues …

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