- Speculation on WikiLeaks insurance file
- Peter Norvig on being wrong
Via Hacker News. Norvig is director of research at Google and as this Slate interview by Kathryn Schulz makes clear, he has a very healthy attitude towards instructive failure.
- Why did feds claim Kindle violates civil rights?
Via Hacker News. As the Washington Examiner explains, the claim was prompted by universities experimenting with distributing Kindles to their students. The device has a spotty track record when it comes to accessibility, most notoriously that the text-to-speech for books can be disabled by publishers. Apparently only the most recent version uses the capability even for material for which Amazon should own the rights, the menus and other navigation displays.
- iPhone 4 carrier unlock released
- Despite claims to the contrary, TSA storing images from body scanners
- Wall Street Journal series on digital privacy
- Critical win for GPL compliance