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The DPI or deep packet inspection threat

There’s this caption for a picture in this New Scientist piece — chilling. DPI is coming to a computer you: Deep packet inspection makes it possible for your every online move to be tracked without your knowledge. Tim Berner’s-Lee confirms that DPI is ominous for the Internet.

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This is about fatigue — News Fatigue

On the face of it, this looks bad. But it needs closer reading to pass judgement. Check it out: http://www.ap.org/newmodel.pdf Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: AP, news, info overload, journalism

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Music: the inexorable march

Can this steam Apple’s transformation into a media company is to be seen. MySpace said on Thursday that as part of the deal it would turn its popular MySpace Music site into a joint venture, bringing in Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group as minority owners. The music companies are […]

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Real badware

That ain’t no innovative headline, believe me. It is in fact about RealPlayer. RealPlayer 10.5 to be precise. According to StopBadware.org, 10.5 “is badware because it fails to accurately and completely disclose the fact that it installs advertising software on the user’s computer.” What’s also bad, or should we say as worse, is it installs […]