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Wikipedia Wants More Contributions From Academics

holy_calamity writes “University professors don’t feel their role as intellectuals working for the public good extends to contributing to the world’s largest encyclopedia, the Guardian reports. Wikimedia foundation is currently surveying academics as part of a search for ways to encourage them to pitch in alongside anonymous civilians and raise quality. The main problem seems to be the academic ego: papers, talks and grant proposals build reputation (more…)

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  • Murray wants swift coach decision

    Andy Murray wants a new coach before the clay-court season, BBC Sport understands.

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  • bizwriter writes “Bad enough that spammers are creating fake Facebook accounts that acquire connections with unsuspecting people, then inundate them with crap. Now, the US military wants software and services to manage upwards of 500 fake online personas designed to interact with social media, presumably including such sites as Facebook and Twitter.”

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  • Federer wants strong end to 2010

    World number two Roger Federer says he is in good shape as he prepares for the first of four more event this year in Stockholm.

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  • Ennis wants to lead GB gold rush

    Great Britain captain Jessica Ennis aims to lead by example at the European Championships and inspire her team to bring home a haul of medals.

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  • DHS Wants To Monitor the Web For Terrorists

    clustro writes “Under the belief that terrorists are ‘increasingly’ recruiting US citizens, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano says that increased government monitoring of the Internet is necessary to thwart them. It is believed that Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hassan and attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad were inspired by radical Internet postings. Speaking at a meeting of the American Constitution Society for Law (more…)

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  • Bionic-Eyed Man Wants To Stream Eye Video Online

    An anonymous reader writes “According to this IEEE article, Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence, who calls himself Eyeborg because he replaced his false right eye with a bionic one, is showing off his latest prototype. The new bionic eye contains a battery-powered, wireless video camera that can transmit low-res feed to a nearby receiver. Now Spence plans to share his ‘vision’ online, literally. According to the IEEE article, ‘soon people will be able to (more…)

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  • Media Production Wants Mandated Spyware and More

    An anonymous reader writes “The shared talk about filed away the Gait Fancy Bonding of America (MPAA) and the Recording Effort Comradeship of America (RIAA) requests anti-infringement software on all household computers, penetrating copyright filtering, frieze searches, phony US polymath characteristic policies on strange nations and a common departmental force to action infraction during prime releases.” The MPAA would also close to to require its (more…)

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  • bennyboy64 writes “Australia’s Care for in requital for Communications wants internet providers and the screen perseverance to live through wait down and do aerobics in view a colloidal solution to put an end unlawful film downloads, in defiance of a assess ruling in favor of an internet provider not being accountable for the treatment of policing unauthorized downloads. The coating studios in the beginning dragged internet provider iiNet into the (more…)

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  • Presto Vivace writes “Reporting in behalf of Computer Beget, Accede to Vulgar writes that the RIAA is asking the FCC not to rearrange the mesh neutrality rules so autocratic that they ‘would limit broadband providers’ Elasticity to “oration” proscribed online dossier sharing.’ It seems the RIAA is unclear on the concept of the Fourth Alteration. ‘The FCC should not contrariwise sidestep rules prohibiting ISPs from blocking unlawful enter trading, (more…)

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