Stanford losses – drug company wins and makes even MORE money.
Supreme Court Rules On College and Business Cases
June 6, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court is now heading down the stretch toward the end of its current term, with major decisions still outstanding, and 27 cases overall yet to be decided. On Monday, the justices issued a variety of opinions of particular interest to the business community, and left intact a California policy that gives illegal aliens in-state college tuition benefits.
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Breach apparently lasted for months despite warning of targeted attacks against email service providers.
Caveat poster: A security researcher has assembled a single database
containing 35 million people’s Google Profiles information, including
Twitter feeds, real names, and email addresses, among other data points.
Google bills Profiles as a way to “decide what the world sees when it
searches for you.”
But Matthijs R. Koot, a privacy and anonymity researcher at the
University of Amsterdam, also found that because of the nature of Google
Profiles–it’s meant to be indexed by search engines–he was able to
easily save available information into a SQL database. Doing so required
about a month’s effort “to retrieve the data, convert it to SQL using
database,” he said in a blog post.
My activities are directed at inciting, or poking up, debate about privacy — NOT to create DISTRUST but to achieve REALISTIC trust — and the meaning of “informed consent”
. Which, when signing up for online services like Google Profile, amounts to checking a box
. How can a user possibly
be considered to be “informed” when they’re not made aware 1) about the fact that it does not seem to bother Google that profiles can be mass-downloaded
(Dutch) and 2) about misuse value –or hopefully the lack of it
– of their social data to criminals and certain types of marketeers? Does this enable mass spear phishing attacks and other types of social engineering
, or is that risk negligible, e.g. because criminals use other methods of attack and/or have other, better sources of personal data? Absence of ANY protection against mass-downloading is the status quo at Google Profile. Strictly speaking I did not even violate Google policy in retrieving the profiles
, because http://www.google.com/robots.txt
explicitly ALLOWS indexing of Google Profiles and my code is part of a personal experimental search engine
Novartism still won’t disclose pricing information on its vaccines, Merck and Japan’s BCG Laboratory
For First Time, Unicef Reveals Differences in Prices It Pays Drug Companies for Vaccines By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Published: May 27, 2011
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Tribal Monterrey music, super-pointy boots Matehulala, Mexico Bellavista Dance Crew, the botas vaqueras exóticas phenomenon has overrun the rodeo dance floors.
Tribal Music Brought The Best Pointy Boots Ever!
Spreading North into Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and any place where big groups of immigrant Mexicans have taken root.
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Idea – Clean up the wires at your desk.
Matteo Lopez of South San Francisco, California for his logo named “Space Life.” featured on U.S. Google.com homepage tomorrow, May 20, 2011.
Matteo Lopez Wins The 2011 Doodle 4 Google Competition
Google has announced the winner of the 2011 Google 4 Doodle, “What I’d like to do someday.” The winner is Matteo Lopez of South San Francisco, California for his logo named “Space Life.”
He won a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer and a $25,000 technology grant for his school, Monte Verde Elementary School. Plus his doodle will also be featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage tomorrow, May 20, 2011. In addition, the three national finalists, each of which will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
Protest NARAS Sunday, May 22, 2011 — 1 PM Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 East 3rd Street Open to the Public
GRAMMY WINNERS Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Hawaiian, Polka, Traditional World, and certain gospel, Blues, R&B, and Mexican categories, among others, have all been unceremoniously erased.
RESS CONFERENCE IN PROTEST OF GRAMMY TRAVESTY
PROTEST NARAS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sunday, May 22, 2011 — 1 PM
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street
between Avenues B & C
New York City
May 9, 2011
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Google Books Digital Library and Bookstore and the monetiztion of libraries conflicts with copyright law.
Boston Globe, July 24, 2009
Now that the settlement is dead, the Justice
Department should ask Google to stop all
scanning of in-copyright works, and place all
previously-scanned, in-copyright works that
were scanned without express permission
of the rights holder, in a dark archive. Google
can use them when opt-in permission of the
rights-holder is obtained, or when Congress
or the Supreme Court resolves copyright
So what if we’re evil: “We’re going full steam
ahead, no matter what happens with the settle-
ment.” —Dan Clancy, Google Books executive
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Details are beginning to emerge of the painstaking detective work that led to the raid, and one fact that has caught my attention is this: The property where he was hiding, while valued at $1 million, had no phone service, nor any Internet connection. This turned out to be a key red flag that helped bring an increase in scrutiny that in time led to the attack on the compound that PreDetails are beginning to emerge of the painstaking detective work that led to the raid, and one fact that has caught my attention is this: The property where he was hiding, while valued at $1 million, had no phone service, nor any Internet connection. This turned out to be a key red flag that helped bring an increase in scrutiny that in time led to the attack on the compound that President Obama ordered yesterday. A report in The National Journal mentions that it was the National Security Agency, which gathers America?s electronic intelligence, which determined, in some secret manner that didn?t tip off the government of Pakistan, that the compound had no phone or Internet. Obama ordered yesterday. A report in The National Journal mentions that it was the National Security Agency, which gathers America’s electronic intelligence, which determined, in some secret manner that didn?t tip off the government of Pakistan, that the compound had no phone or Internet.
In the End, a Lack of Tech May Have Helped Bring Bin Laden Down
I did a little searching for “3G in Abbottabad” and found lots of ads selling 3G capable devices. For example:
News of Bin Laden’s death spreads via Twitter, New Yorkers take action
K12 Education Deform Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power!
HOLD THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ACCOUNTABLE
Reform” Rhetoric: Intellectual Dishonesty and political Liars
Diane Ravitch ought to know cause she worked for Bush pushing his K12 education deform then realized she was working for the devil, and began to speak truth to power!
School For Profit School For Profit. K12 Inc., K12.com
K12, its employees and major stockholders spent about $44,000 supporting Luna; $25,000 of that was funneled to an Idaho interest group for independent advertising on Luna’s behalf.
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