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4 posts • joined 12 Mar 2013

Google slammed over its 'free' school service

MMA

Lawyer-ish language

This is typical legal language 'parsing' that you find in almost all TOS agreements. Google doesn't sell the raw user data. But it data-mines it for 'information' (derived data) and sells this to 3rd parties.

So no data about Sven the individual is sold, but information about Svens 3rd grade class, and what level they are reading at, and how that compares to all other students using the platform is sold or used to promote the platform. I'm not sure why this is news.

Of course the lawyers that wrote the TOS should do a better job defining terms, but why spend a lot of time writing a TOS that no one ever seems to read?

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NASA celebrates 50-year anniversary of first spaceship docking in orbit

MMA

A good dramatization of what happened on Gemini 8

https://youtu.be/ThL-uz51_Z0

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FCC: How we'll RIP 'n' REPLACE OLD phone system for new IP tech

MMA

Um... Ok...

"The transition to broadband and IP services that has already begun is driven by consumers who are moving to the Internet and choosing to connect in ways not imagined just a decade ago,"

"Like any change it requires planning.

So, how do you plan for the next 10 years if you can't imagine?

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On Amazon, cloud service companies put themselves at risk

MMA

Business as usual

I've been involved in large "OEM" partner programs as a small partner, and what Amazon is doing is not unusual. This is why OEM's have partner programs! If its not a patented idea, expect to have it 'knocked off" if its successful enough to get onto their radar.

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