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links for 2010-10-21

Every email and website to be stored "Every email, phone call and website visit is to be recorded and stored after the Coalition Government revived controversial...

Adding Human Intelligence to Software
From The Eponymous Pickle

Adding Human Intelligence to Software

From CACM:    Whats interesting here is the connection to Amazon's Mechanical Turk, which we used to experiment with human intelligence tasks.  There are some things...

Girl Scouts Fight Photoshopping
From The Eponymous Pickle

Girl Scouts Fight Photoshopping

This is interesting, reminding me of the Dove ads of a few years ago.  What are the implications of 'healthy media' ?  Or is an act like this just censorship?

Primer for Using YouTube
From The Eponymous Pickle

Primer for Using YouTube

An Adage primer for using YouTube as a marketing tool.  I admit I am mostly a consumer of YouTube, and have just noticed some colleagues and companies starting...

Identifying People By Their Phones
From The Eponymous Pickle

Identifying People By Their Phones

More about using biometric behavior with devices like phones for identification." ... Tabletop touch screens such as Microsoft's Surface are designed for sharing...

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security
From Schneier on Security

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

I am the program chair for WEIS 2011, which is to be held next June in Washington, DC. Submissions are due at the end of February. Please forward and repost the...

Store Simulation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Store Simulation

I just took a renewed look at the general problem of simulating  retail store operations.  We worked  with a UK vendor called Space Syntax on this at one time.  ...

License Compliance: Not An Open Source Problem
From Wild WebMink

License Compliance: Not An Open Source Problem

The New York Times featured the activities of the GPL enforcement community recently. While there’s a part of me that’s pleased there are people doing this, I’m...

Video Traffic to Explode
From The Eponymous Pickle

Video Traffic to Explode

Stan Dyck sends this along:  " ...By 2014 90% of all Internet traffic will be video. Every device will lead with video. Phone. Tv. PC. #cisco ceo chambers at #Nvtc...

Predator Software Pirated?
From Schneier on Security

Predator Software Pirated?

This isn't good: Intelligent Integration Systems (IISi), a small Boston-based software development firm, alleges that their Geospatial Toolkit and Extended SQL...

? Gaming The System
From Wild WebMink

? Gaming The System

When a company asks for your copyright “When a company says which of these conditions it will accept, that will show you how far it plans to depart from the principles...

Guest Post over at Computational Complexity Blog
From My Biased Coin

Guest Post over at Computational Complexity Blog

For those still receiving this feed, I have a guest post briefly describing some aspects of life as Area Dean over at the Computational Complexity blog. 

From Computational Complexity

A Note from the Trenches (Guest Post from Michael Mitzenmacher)

Former blogger Michael Mitzenmacher talks about being chair and not blogging. In a day for guest posts, over at Geomblog, David Johnson wants to know practical ...

Finding a Place For Computer Science Education
From Computer Science Teacher Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Finding a Place For Computer Science Education

While I spend a lot of time, some of it laying awake at night, thinking about the state of pre-collegiate computer science education it seems like many more people...

World Statistics Day
From The Eponymous Pickle

World Statistics Day

The Wolfram Blog posts on World Statistics Day.  We use statistically analyzed data every day, but do not often think about the origin of the data, the analysis...

Neuromarketing Labels
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuromarketing Labels

The BrandShow podcast gives a short and simple overview of the use of neuromarketing for non conscious analysis of a brand.  Using Campbell Soup as an example.

Combating Sexual Exploitation Online
From Apophenia

Combating Sexual Exploitation Online

Today, I testified in front of Martha Coakley and other members of the Massachusetts Attorney General Office as part of their Hearing on Sexual Solicitation Online...

Stock Exchange for Apps
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stock Exchange for Apps

It is true that it has become harder to find useful Apps. Too many, too obscure, or broad.   There are the usual blogs and sites that describe new Apps, but I have...

Tibco Silver Spotfire
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tibco Silver Spotfire

I am just now getting to look at Tibco Silver Spotfire business intelligence and visualization package.  It is now available as a one year free trial.  A clever...

Scratch Resistant Polymers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Scratch Resistant Polymers

This note from Ideaconnection reminds me of some research work I did in this area long  ago.   As we carry around more things that need to be handled often and...
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