Turkey wants to give each of its 70 million citizens an email address (and a search engine too.)
By Zee on November 28, 2009
Turkey’s Informational Technology Watchdog today announced its intentions to allocate an e-mail address to each of its 70 million citizens.
The project, called Anaposta, has reportedly already been developed and tested and will allocate a 10GB storage quota to its entire population, with ambitions to build an email network to match its current mobile network.
“Every child will have an email address written on his/her identity card since birth” said Tayfun Acarer, chairman of Turkey’s Information Technologies and Communications Authority Board.
The network would also replace foreign mail networks such as Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail in Turkey, Acarer was quoted as saying.
… “All major search engines used worldwide are based in foreign countries, which can not meet Turkey’s needs and could bring security problems,” said Tayfun Acarer, chairman of Turkey’s Information Technologies and Communications Authority Board.
Comments on net neutrality irk AT& T
White House official links the issue to censorship in China
By Cecilia Kang Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, November 25, 2009
… In an entry published on the Post Tech Blog and in comments at a telecom policy conference last week, McLaughlin compared censorship in China -- where President Obama's recent comments on open Internet values were blocked from Chinese Web sites -- to the need for net neutrality rules so as to prevent corporations from acting as gatekeepers of information and speech.
"If it bothers you that the China government does it, it should bother you when your cable company does it," McLaughlin said at the policy conference. The administration has made net neutrality a cornerstone of its technology agenda.
Maybe MG got it right. If so, how do we use this information to get rich?
This Is Why The Internet (And Twitter) Wins
by MG Siegler on November 27, 2009
Undoubtedly by now you’ve heard about Tiger Woods’ car crash. Early reports had him in serious condition (which remember, is better than critical condition) after he apparently hit a fire hydrant and a tree while leaving his home in his SUV. The latest reports say he has been released from the hospital and is “fine.” But I’m not going to speak to any of that because that’s not what we do (you can find out more here).
Instead, as I’m watching this unfold infront of my eyes on the Internet, I’m reminded that this type of story is exactly why the web is destroying newspapers, and should eventually even take down television and the main source of news for most people. I first heard the news via a BNOnews bulletin sent via push notification to my iPhone. I immediately pulled up Twitter and already some 10-15 people had retweeted it and the news was appearing in my stream.
… Information wants to be free, and the web, with services like Twitter, provides the easiest way for that to happen. [Free as in not restrained, not free as in no cost. Bob]
Google was almost as fast on the case, as some 10 minutes after the tweets were flowing, it started showing reports from local Orlando news outlets (where the crash occurred) giving details of the crash. Within 15 minutes, we knew what time the crash occurred at, apparently what happened, and some other important details (like no alcohol being involved).
Not just for math teachers. Take a look at how it returns simple facts...
The True Power of the Wolfram Alpha Knowledge Engine
Nov. 27th, 2009 By Simon Slangen
… Wolfram Alpha shows us the future of search engines. And we’re now one step closer to a computer taking over the world.
For my Computer Security students
How To Mask Yourself Online & Use a Fake IP Address
Nov. 27th, 2009 By Jack Cola
I don't teach Criminal Justice, but Technology is our name.
3D Video Game Collaboration Used To Solve Crimes
Posted by Soulskill on Friday November 27, @08:14PM from the world-of-csi-craft dept.
"Reuters explains how the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) program is funding research used to implement real life crimes in a CSI-like game. They will use IC-CRIME's laser scanner technology and the Unity platform (which recently enjoyed the release of a freeware version) to recreate the crime scene as closely as possible. The crime scene will then be hosted for multiple remote crime scene investigators to explore concurrently while discussing what they see, sharing their data and experience as well as learning and asking questions."