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Kids in Second Life: Does Danger Lurk?

Second Life is no place for kids, a Republican congressman declared Monday. U.S. Representative Mark Kirk has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission requesting a consumer alert warning about the dangers of Second Life, which he charges could expose kids to child predators and registered sex o...

Google Overhauls Maps App for Android

Google on Wednesday launched a new Google Maps app for Android mobile devices, just one month after announcing its purchase of social mapping location data startup Waze. The new Google Maps app has many features offered by Waze, such as information on current traffic conditions, reports of problems ...

PO’ed PS3 User Sues Sony for Nixing Linux

Less than a month after Sony dropped Linux support from its PlayStation 3 gaming console, a disgruntled customer has filed a lawsuit, charging that the move was a deceptive business practice. He's seeking class-action status. Sony Computer Entertainment America's disablement of the "Install Other OS...

FOSS and the Labyrinthine Land of Licensing

Last December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision that could push FOSS questions into a more litigious arena. In the matter of Jacobsen v. Katzer, the court ruled that breach of an open source license can support a claim for copyright infringement with associated rem...

IBM Open to Letting Consumers Control Identity Info

IBM on Monday announced a new open-source initiative meant to boost security and give consumers more control over their personal online identity information. Code-named "Project Higgins," the initiative is a collaborative effort by Big Blue, Novell and Parity Communications to develop security softw...

Bill Would Force Car Makers To Share Computer Code

Anyone who has ever bought a car knows that one of first hard choices they must make is how to service it. Do you stick with the dealer who sold it to you, or do you take it to one of the 495,000 businesses providing after-market service to auto owners? However, as vehicles become more and more depe...

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Apple’s ‘Malware’ Tactics, Motorola’s Split, BitTorrent’s New Friend

Mozilla's Firefox has a loyal following of people who say it's a lot better than the leading browser, Microsoft's Internet Explorer. But Mozilla CEO John Lilly looks like he also has a close eye on Apple's Safari browser, which commands a mere fraction of Firefox's market share even though it's avai...

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Using Tech To Fix Elections: Part Two

This week's column is about the nature of the software needed to go with the elections administration hardware laid out in last week's column. In brief, the idea was to ignore political reality long enough to imagine a system in which the voting support application runs on the local servers but capt...

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