The Politics of YouTube

Politicians are finding themselves and their words at the mercy of video sharing site YouTube. With the proliferation of cheap digital cameras and video sites like YouTube, it appears that all the “Little Brothers” have started to turn the cameras on “Big Brother”. This article in the New York Times illustrates how politicians are getting […]

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DIY Radiation Scanner to Patrol SF Bay for Nukes

Wired.com is reporting on a group of volunteer researchers in the San Francisco Bay area, who are getting a headstart on the Department of Homeland Security’s plans to patrol US ports with radiation scanners by building their own do-it-yourself, portable nuke detector that will patrol San Francisco Bay. From the article — The Department of […]

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AOL Search Engine Data Fallout

The AP is reporting that AOL’s Chief Technology Officer has resigned and 2 other workers have been fired, after a privacy breach involving the intentional release of over 650,000 subscriber’s web searches. From the article — Although AOL had substituted numeric IDs for the subscribers’ user names, the search queries themselves contained Social Security numbers, […]

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Google Strengthening Picasa Photo Search with Image Recognition

According to a recent article in PC World, Google has purchased a photo search and image recognition software firm called Neven Vision, paving the way for the gathering of information from digital pictures for use in image recognition searches. From the article — Adrian Graham, Picasa product manager, announced the deal in an official Google […]

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People Search and Web Research Q & A

The Virtual Chase has a great question and answer section that deals with a number of important online research issues and problems, including: people search topics, public record research and other web research issues. You can read the people search and web research Q & A @ The Virtual Chase.

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