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  • Weymouth school board bans online friendships between students and teachers

    12/20/2010 11:57:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 11+ views
    Wicked Local ^ | 12/20/10 | Ed Baker
    Weymouth school board bans online friendships between students and teachersBy Ed Baker Wicked Local Weymouth Posted Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:50 AM Weymouth — Teachers will not be allowed to share personal information with students at online social websites like Facebook under a policy unanimously approved by the school committee. “I support the policy,” said member Gerald T. Murphy during a Dec. 16 meeting at Weymouth High School. “There should be levels of professional boundaries between students and teachers.” Mayor Susan Kay, who serves on the committee, said that the policy is meant to protect teachers from false accusations of...
  • Politico online news editor dumbstruck that mandatory auto insurance is constitutional

    12/14/2010 9:21:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/10 | Jeff Poor
    Russ Walker, online news editor for Politico, is confused why the government can mandate one type of insurance and not another Leave it to one of the wizards of allegedly objective Politico to trot out this tired analogy. Russ Walker, who describes himself as an editor and a Politico employee, declared his confusion why it was “constitutionally OK” to mandate auto insurance but not health insurance after a federal judge deemed the mandatory health insurance provision of ObamaCare unconstitutional.
  • Online sales see 16 percent spike on Black Friday

    11/27/2010 8:05:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers who skipped the crowds on Black Friday gave online merchants a 16 percent spike in revenue, according to data released Saturday. That increase came partly from shoppers who spent more per online purchase during the traditional opening day of the holiday shopping season, according to Web research company Coremetrics. The average order rose to $190.80. That's a 12 percent increase over $170.19 on the same day last year. The solid increase adds to a 33 percent online spending spike on Thanksgiving day, and signs of bigger-than-expected crowds in stores.
  • The Rise of the 'Edupunk'

    11/06/2010 2:43:24 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies | Nov 5, 2010 | Jack Stripling
    FReerepublic rejects excerpting and linking of this article with a message saying it must be excerpted and linked. It's an article saying students are going to change how colleges do business if colleges don't change for themselves. Some in the college administration feel that they must find ways to credential information that students are finding outside the college system. Some see the day approaching that a student will read a negative review of a professor online, elect to take an online course outside the college system instead and then ask the school to give him 'credit' for having acquired the...
  • Newt Gingrich Hosting Online Election Event

    11/02/2010 3:22:08 PM PDT · by seanhackbarth · 12 replies
    Amerian Solutions ^ | 11/02/2010 | American Solutions
    Newt and Calista Gingrich along with GOP strategist Rich Galen will be hosting a live online event. The show begins at 9:30 pm ET. Guests will included Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Haley Barbour, and Michael Steele. They'll be monitoring returns and providing instant analysis. You can watch the live coverage at American Solutions' website:
  • Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial

    10/05/2010 5:34:30 AM PDT · by tlb · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2010 | Mike DeBonis
    Last week, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened a new Internet-based voting system for a weeklong test period, inviting computer experts from all corners to prod its vulnerabilities in the spirit of "give it your best shot." Well, the hackers gave it their best shot -- and midday Friday, the trial period was suspended, with the board citing "usability issues brought to our attention." Here's one of those issues: After casting a vote, according to test observers, the Web site played "Hail to the Victors" -- the University of Michigan fight song. "The integrity of the system had...
  • FREEPER ALERT Rand Paul Online Moneybomb Telethon - September 29-30, 2010 Great Lineup of Speakers

    09/28/2010 6:45:25 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    Rand Paul 2010 ^ | September 28, 2010 | steelers6
    The money bomb officially starts at midnight EST Tuesday 9/28/10 We will be hosting an "One In the Senate" Money Bomb Radio Marathon on September 29th - Be sure to tune in. More dates and info to be announced! Radio Marathon Lineup Preview : Hosted by: Kurt Wallace 9am-11am Jack Hunter 11am-1pm Robert Scott Bell 1pm-3pm Wes Messamore 3pm-5pm Confirmed Guests: (Many more to come - check back soon...) Peter Schiff 9:00 am Joe the Plumber 9:30 am Dave Nalle 10:00 am Randy Brogon 10:30 am Glenn Wilson 11:00 am Wayne A. Root 11:30 am Tom Mullen 12:00 noon Jesse...
  • Video: 15-Year-Old Flees To Brazil For Boy ( mom helped to falsified info)

    09/08/2010 8:46:20 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 13 replies
    A Florida father is fighting to get his 15-year-old daughter back from Brazil. The teen flew to the country over a week ago to be with a man she met online.
  • Freep this poll (Politico): Do Democrats have a chance of holding on to the majority in the House?

    09/07/2010 11:19:57 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept. 6, 2010 | Politico Staff
    Lets make it 100% against!
  • Prominent Brazilian daily 'JB' gives up on print for the net

    09/01/2010 5:43:49 PM PDT · by csvset
    France24 ^ | September 1, 2010 | Joseph Bamat
    One of Brazil’s oldest and most prominent newspapers has given up on its print edition to become the country’s first "all-digital daily" on Wednesday. From September 1st, the Rio de Janeiro-based daily Jornal do Brasil - one of the oldest and most eminent newspapers in South America - will only exist on the Internet. The newspaper printed its last copy Tuesday and will now fully embrace what it calls its “new digital phase.” Widely referred to by its initials, the "JB" was founded in 1891 and quickly established itself as a source of quality and independent reporting, despite sporadic government...
  • Google, AP forge content accord

    08/31/2010 3:33:36 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2010
    Google and The Associated Press have agreed to a new deal after years of wrangling over alleged misuse of AP's content. As part of the pact, Google has said it will help AP better understand how its content is being used across the Web and what stories are gaining widest distribution.The deal could help AP modify its story selection based on what's popular. "AP and Google will work together in a number of new areas, such as ways to improve discovery and distribution of news," the news organization said ..... News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has argued in recent months...
  • On Poker: Federal online gambling legislation clears big hurdle

    08/09/2010 6:19:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | August 5, 2010 | Chuck Blount
    Maybe there are some teeth in the push for legalization and sensible federal regulation of the Internet gambling industry after all. Sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — chairman of the House Financial Services Committee — HR 2267 is a bill designed to establish federal oversight of an online gambling industry that currently resides in murky legal waters for U.S. players. It passed overwhelmingly 41-22 via committee vote last week, advancing the legislation to the House floor, where it hopefully will be voted on before the end of the 2010 session. If it gets that far, it will be the...
  • Anyone have any insiders scuttlebutt of Netflix POV on USPS losses?

    08/06/2010 8:54:10 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 78 replies
    Friday, August 6th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Does anyone have any knowledge of what the thinking at netflix is, in regards to USPS's losses, their threat to cut Saturday feliveries, and possible postage tate hiles? Is Netflix taking this as a wake-up call to start hot footing their efforts to move more of their content onto their online 'Watch Instantly' libraries, and away from their DVD delivery service? IMO they really need to develop this method with all due speed. And not just because I prefer my content from online, but because it may soon be their best, if not only option that they can reasonably profit...
  • WikiLeaks: Group vows to put more documents online

    07/26/2010 1:04:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/10 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON – It has no headquarters and its public face — a wiry, silver-haired Australian with a physics Ph.D. — carries his desktop computer in a backpack as he moves from place to place. WikiLeaks is a bare-bones organization on a mission to root out the secrets of the high and mighty, from Sarah Palin to the Church of Scientology. Its founder, Julian Assange, said his group's biggest coup so far — the publication of tens of thousands of classified U.S. military reports on Afghanistan — will likely unleash a new wave of leaks. "It is our experience that courage...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • The Obamacare Maze, Now Online (Transparency Inc. makes 907 pages of Commiecare™ user-friendly)

    07/10/2010 2:36:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Business Week ^ | 7/08/10 | Drew Armstrong
    The Obamacare Maze, Now tries to make 907 pages of legislation user-friendly By Drew Armstrong July 8, 2010, 5:00PM EST Health-care reform may have been signed into law four months ago, but in this day and age you don't really exist until you've got your own website. Obamacare now has a digital home in, an Internet destination designed by the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. to help consumers navigate the health overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama in March. In book form, the legislation fills up a hefty 907 pages. The site, launched on July...
  • Vanity - Online Voting in the pipeline for Military Voters

    07/09/2010 2:03:27 PM PDT · by highnoon · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Texas County Clerk via phone call 3:30 pm Central | 07/09/10 | highnoon
    Just got off the phone with a longtime customer (a County Clerk in Texas) and was told of a program that is in the planning stages for Military voting procedures. HAVA (Help America Vote Act) and the EAC (Election Assistance Commission) play a large part in how BBM (Ballot by Mail) materials are printed and distributed to voters. According to my source, a federal representative of the HAVA accidentally let slip that HAVA are working on a process that would allow Military voters to a). request a ballot by mail via email b). be able to send the (voted upon)...
  • Uncle Sam Wants You to Have an Online ID

    07/02/2010 3:18:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/2/10 | Jay Bavisi co-founder of the EC-Council
    As our daily interactions and transactions have become increasingly “wired,” we have yet to see any truly comprehensive attempts at securing online identities. Our complex system of usernames and passwords is astoundingly outdated and increasingly prone to security breaches and theft. Yet, so far it has been mostly up to the individual to protect himself against various forms of identity fraud—with larger corporations taking relatively little responsibility.
  • The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

    06/25/2010 10:55:29 PM PDT · by cryptical · 13 replies
    White House Blog ^ | June 25, 2010 | Howard A. Schmidt
    Cyberspace has become an indispensible component of everyday life for all Americans.  We have all witnessed how the application and use of this technology has increased exponentially over the years. Cyberspace includes the networks in our homes, businesses, schools, and our Nation’s critical infrastructure.  It is where we exchange information, buy and sell products and services, and enable many other types of transactions across a wide range of sectors. But not all components of this technology have kept up with the pace of growth.  Privacy and security require greater emphasis moving forward; and because of this, the technology that has brought many...
  • Kagan documents to go online

    06/04/2010 10:08:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 562+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/4/10 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The National Archives has announced that about 46,500 pages of documents from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s four years of service in the Clinton White House will go online at 1 p.m. E.T. Friday, providing a fresh trove of information for Kagan’s supporters and opponents to pore through in search of ammunition for her confirmation hearings set to start later this month. White House counsel Bob Bauer indicated in a letter last month that Kagan’s work as a lawyer and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton generated about 160,000 pages of material, including 80,000 pages of paper documents and 79,000...