News Links for 4/14/2008

  • Australian government considering domestic online surveillance law
    Laws on the books already allow some surveillance by government for the stated purpose, fighting terrorism. This seems like too much of a reach, to grant similar powers to employers.
  • Sun working on open media codec
    Why not invest in Ogg if the goal is royalty free, unencumbered media support? It is unclear how a technology based on H.26X will be unencumbered by that or how they plan to overcome the huge lag in adoption they will face.
  • First single photon logic gate
    This research solves some of the issues of scale critical to moving quantum computing closer to practicality.

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