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Net ​nostalgia: the online museums preserving dolphin gifs and spinning Comic... - 0 views

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    "Scott is interested in conserving the stuff we have forgotten has value. Increasingly, our culture plays itself out on the internet, yet even now we have a tendency to view what we do on there as trivial. Or we make the mistake of assuming that digital means for ever."
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Online scams 'target Apple customers for richer pickings' - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Cybercriminals are targeting people using Apple products as they are more likely to have disposable income, a security expert has warned.

    Blogger Graham Cluley said that while malware was more common on Windows, Apple customers could not "afford to be lackadaisical" about security.

    On Monday, he reported a text message scam that tried to trick people into handing over account information.

    Apple's support site warns customers not to enter details on spoof sites."
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Rutgers' online course tracks your knuckles, face, browser history - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Rutgers University's new program also uses a "behavior observation tool," which monitors student browser activity throughout an active session. While this feature is intended to prevent students from using the Internet to cheat on exams, the power that this grants instructors is extremely invasive. If a student accidentally leaves a personal or embarrassing website in their browser during an online course, a ProctorTrack instructor might stumble upon their activity."
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How can universities stop students cheating online? | Education | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "If students want a verified certificate for their online course, they can pay a fee of $30-90 (approximately £17-54) for the Signature Track service. They will be asked to submit a webcam photo and identification card to check their identity. "
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UK government online disability benefits signup requires IE6 - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "To claim Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance in the UK people are being asked to use Internet Explorer 5 or 6 and other systems that are so out of date they are available on less than 2% of computers. If you want to claim online you will need to take a step back to the 1990s and hunt through second hand shops for an old PC that you can power up. "
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Online privacy: nothing to fear | Jean-Louis Gassée | Technology | guardian.c... - 0 views

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    "If there is nowhere to hide, how can disagreements safely ferment in political life, at work, in relationships? By definition, change disturbs something or annoys someone. And, moving to paranoia, or full awareness, the age-old question arises: who will guard us from the guardians?"
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