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  • Criminals will realize they may be caught on phone if they attempt any criminal activities because of the prevalence of these camera phones.

  • The towers are increasingly supplanting the aerostats. They have been installed at about 200 bases, and more are on the way. Some, nicknamed Eagle Eye, are more than 100 feet tall and can gather images up to 25 kilometers away.
  • The system has been in operation for less than two years and will not be fully integrated into the field until later this year.
  • "designed to provide a low-cost, network-enabled reporting system . . . in urban and rural settings." Such sensors have been in use for years, but with the development of miniaturization, their capabilities have advanced rapidly.

  • think of is the founding fathers in the US that made that constitution that said that every man is free, when at the same time they had slaves...

  • According to a survey last fall by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 20 percent of teens say they have sent or posted nude or seminude pictures or videos of themselves.
  • Sexting promotes a desensitized peer culture where sexual activity becomes more difficult to resist — even among teens who avoid instant gratification and value abstinence.

  • Performers' copyright runs out after 50 years but for composers and authors it extends for 70 years after their death. 

    The European Commission is backing an extension to 95 years from release, but the UK government is not supportive. 

  • It would extend the copyright term in sound recordings, for both the performers and the producers, from 50 to 95 years from release.

  • Skype, the Internet calling service that has more than 400 million users around the world, is aggressively moving onto mobile phones.
  • hat it will make its free software available immediately for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch and, beginning in May, for various BlackBerry phones, made by Research in Motion.
  • As with Skype on the computer, users of Skype on mobile phones can make calls and send instant messages to other Skype users free, and they pay lower rates than the phone companies would charge when they use Skype to call landlines or other mobile phones.

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  • Google said Tuesday that its YouTube video-sharing Web site had been blocked in China
  • supporters of the Dalai Lama had fabricated a video that appeared to show Chinese police officers brutally beating Tibetans after riots last year in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.
  • China routinely filters Internet content and blocks material that is critical of its policies. It also frequently blocks individual videos on YouTube. YouTube was not blocked Tuesday or Wednesday in Hong Kong, the largely autonomous region of China. Beijing has not interfered with Internet sites there.

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  • Dada was, officially, not a movement, its artists not artists and its art not art. That sounds easy enough, doesn't it? Of course, there is a bit more to the story of Dadaism than this simplistic explanation.
  • public forum they could find to (metaphorically) spit on nationalism, rationalism, materialism and any other -ism which they felt had contributed to a senseless war. In other words, the Dadaists were fed up. If society is going in this direction, they said, we'll have no part of it or its traditions. Including...no, wait!...especially artistic traditions. We, who are non-artists, will create non-art - since art (and everything else in the world) has no meaning, anyway.

  • alternative world of Wikipedia vandalism - the term the site uses for deliberately false information being inserted into entries - anything is possible.
  • the vast majority of its 2.7 million entries can be instantly edited by anyone.
  • s part of the normal editing process that goes on all the time on Wikipedia, with contributors battling it out until a common form of words is agreed.

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  • The first desensitisation and socialisation DVDs have produced tangible evidence that digital technology can help students to change and improve their behaviour, while digital diaries are an outstanding way to capture a student’s progress.

     

  • Desensitisation DVDs are designed to familiarise a student with an unknown or overwhelming situation while socialisation DVDs are used to teach socially acceptable behaviou

  • Over 250,000   people lost their lives. Approximately 150,000 Okinawans, about a third of the   population, perished.[1] At the battle's end, somewhere between a third and   half of all surviving civilians were wounded.
  • The   stakes were high. The Japanese, determined to fight to the last man, almost   achieved their objective, but in defeat 100,000 Japanese combatants died rather   than surrender.
  • United States loss of life was staggering as well. The United States Navy   sustained the largest loss of ships in its history with thirty-six lost and 368   damaged

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  • People's health could be harmed by social networking sites because they reduce levels of face-to-face contact, an expert claims.
  • websites such as Facebook set out to enrich social lives, but end up keeping people apart.
  • A lack of "real" social networking, involving personal interaction, may have biological effects

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  • Criminals in Italy are increasingly making phone calls over the internet in order to avoid getting caught through mobile phone intercepts
  • The police say Skype's encryption system is a secret which the company refuses to share with the authorities.
  • have found to their embarrassment that details of their private telephone conversations have sometimes been leaked to newspapers.

  • Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe.
  • Use of CCTV images for court evidence has so far been very poor, according to Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville, the officer in charge of the Metropolitan police unit.
  • Billions of pounds has been spent on kit, but no thought has gone into how the police are going to use the images and how they will be used in court.

  • Wireless Internet service is starting to spread among airlines in the United States — Delta and American have installed it on more than a dozen planes each, and several other carriers are planning to test it.
  • But this new frill is hardly as benign as a bag of pretzels. It may be a new source of tension between passengers on packed planes. A flight attendants’ union has even expressed concern that terrorists could use it to plot attacks.
  • Once it’s cheap and ubiquitous, employers might expect employees to participate. I may feel guilty if it were a Monday and I napped or read and didn’t use the Internet to do work.”

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  • But this new frill is hardly as benign as a bag of pretzels. It may be a new source of tension between passengers on packed planes. A flight attendants’ union has even expressed concern that terrorists could use it to plot attacks.
  • This could be the same thing as what happened with cellphones and BlackBerrys,” he said. “Once it’s cheap and ubiquitous, employers might expect employees to participate. I may feel guilty if it were a Monday and I napped or read and didn’t use the Internet to do work
  • The Federal Aviation Administration currently bans use of cellphones aboard planes because they may interfere with a jet’s navigation system. But Wi-Fi, as most technophiles know, offers a way around that ban, since the wireless connections can be used to tap into Skype and other programs that offer telephone service via a computer.
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