Britons Who Refuse Mass Surveillance Will Lose Passports

The United Kingdom’s Daily Mail reports that British citizens who opt out of a government ID card system will lose their ability to obtain, keep a travel passport. From the article — Anybody who objects to their personal details going on the new “Big Brother” ID cards database will be banned from having a passport. […]

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Google Searching

This Alpena News article discusses the anatomy of a Google people search — OK, so that’s the fun part of “Googling.” Obviously, when I Google, most of the time it is related to work here at the newspaper. Take for instance Target Alpena’s new chief economic development officer Lee Shirey. Curious about the new hire […]

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Wikipedia to Challenge Google, Yahoo with Search Engine

A recent article in Linux World discusses the expected Q4 launch of Wikipedia’s search engine challenge to Google and Yahoo. From the article — Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is targeting the fourth quarter of this year for the unveiling of an open source search engine that he hopes could challenge the dominance of market leaders […]

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Surveillance Cameras Getting Smarter

A recent AP article details the ways in which new surveillance cameras are getting smarter. From the article — The next time you walk by a shop window, take a glance at your reflection. How much do you swing your arms? Is the weight of your bag causing you to hunch over? Do you still […]

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