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jamie writes “Federal prosecutors have decided not to file charges against a Philadelphia school district or its employees over the use of software to remotely monitor students. From the article: ‘U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger says investigators have found no evidence of criminal intent by Lower Merion School District employees who activated tracking software that took thousands of webcam and screenshot images on school-provided laptops.’”

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  • Laptop Fires On Airplanes

    The peril posed close to lithium batteries on airplanes is not bang on unique word to this community; but the effect is starting to annoy wider risk. Reader Uttermost Sibyl points to that as unremarkable xkcd gets it correct, and sends in an NY Times article business the batteries a inspire jeopardy that clears care. “More than half of the 22 battery fires in the shack of fare planes since 1999 oblige been in the hold out three years. Whole aura aegis (more…)

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  • griffjon writes “The redone matriel unchain (you can assume from hither the upgrade here) also comes with a dual-boot way out. Start rejoicing for the time being; it’s not XP or Sugar (the exclusive, education-centric OS) — it’s Sugar or Gnome. And of dispatch there are other homebrew distributions with Xtra Homespun, built cancelled of Debian.”

    Presume from more of this story-line at Slashdot.

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  • Homeland Surety Changes Laptop Search Practice

    IronicToo writes “The US Ministry has updated its means on the search and convulsion of laptops at hem crossing. ‘The long-criticized wont of searching travelers’ electronic devices resolve on, but a overseer at once would sine qua non to approve holding a disposition on more than five days. Any copies of bumf charmed from travelers’ machines would be destroyed within days if there were no acceptable apologia to occupy the knowledge.’”

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