Tech News – October 11th 2012 to October 12th 2012
Tech news – October 11th 2012 to October 12th 2012:
- WikiLeaks Goes Behind Paywall, Anonymous Cries Foul | Threat Level | Wired.com –
- David KravetsSecret-spilling site WikiLeaks has moved millions of documents behind a paywall, prompting blowback from elements of an underground ally, the hacking group Anonymous, including one well-known member to conclude that it “cannot support anymore what WikiLeaks has become.”
Upon clicking on any of the site’s documents, including “Cablegate: 250,000 US Embassy Diplomatic Cables,” which is said to have came from alleged WikiLeaks-leaker Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks visitors are taken to a page with a v… show all text
- Report Describes How Armstrong and His Team Eluded Doping Tests –
- By IAN AUSTENLance Armstrong was central to a sprawling doping program, officials said, yet he used both cunning and farcical methods to beat his sport’s drug-testing system.
- Onion Talks – Preview –
- As if proof was needed that @wilwis a cool guy & has great taste in beer… Photo – Greg Koch | Lockerz –
- Microsoft: New Office has RTM’d | ZDNet –
Summary: The next version of Microsoft Office client, servers and services will be rolling out to select customers before the end of the year.
- RockMelt For iPad: A Browser Built For Touch That Turns The Web Into A Feed So Content Comes To You | TechCrunch –
Surfing the Internet can feel like you're running in circles, constantly checking your favorite sites for updates. The RockMelt team believes that content should be delivered, not hunted, so its new browser app for iPad is built around a stream instead of a blank window.Check out my video demo and interview with co-founder Eric Vishria, where we discuss the next generation of user interface.
- Cloud Computing Pushes Vendors to Seek New Roles in IT Value Chain CIO.com –
Cloud adoption means that companies are increasingly signing pay-as-you-go SLAs and renting servers. This means traditional software and hardware vendors must dramatically reconsider their business models, columnist Bernard Golden says.
- R Amongst Most Popular Programming Languages | Cloud Computing Journal –
Data Scientist Drew Conway tackles the problem of deciding which programming languages are the most popular in an interesting way: by comparing the number of projects tagged in GitHub with each language, and the number of questions in StackOverflow about the language. The former is a measure of how often a language is used (though, mainly for open source projects); the latter is a measure of how many programmers are asking questions about it. Drew uses these measures and a k-means clustering te… show all text
- Court rules book scanning is fair use, suggesting Google Books victory | Ars Technica –
- Timothy B. LeeChris Bennett
The Author's Guild has suffered another major setback in its fight to stop Google's ambitious book-scanning project. The Guild lost a key ally when Google settled with a coalition of major publishers last week. Now a judge has ruled that the libraries who have provided Google with their books to scan are protected by copyright's fair use doctrine. While the decision doesn't guarantee that Google will win—that's still to be decided in a separate lawsuit—the reasoning of this week's… show all text
- Christopher Schroeder: The Conceit of Internet Control – WSJ.com –
In The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Schroeder writes that governments that treat the Web as a threat may be putting economic development at risk.
- This Is the Future of News | TIME Ideas | TIME.com –
- Dan Macsai“You all have this notion that news comes from reality,” says Rick Stengel, TIME’s managing editor. But like any other product — or any other “artificial thing,” as Stengel put it, “created by people like us for people like you” — news can change drastically depending on who’s producing it. And with that, Stengel kicked [...]