- Google confirms inaccessible mail for some Gmail users
Audrey Watters at ReadWriteWeb was one of the many folks to cover this story. She includes an updated from the search giant as well as details of how they’ve been communicating progress on the issue with those potentially affected. This is hardly an unequivocal reason to condemn cloud services like Gmail but it may give many cause to re-consider their level of trust and, as Waters notes, serve as a reminder of good backup practices. Hopefully it will generate enough demand to make backup easier as in many cases it is far from trivial.
- German data regulators move to tighten IP address laws
According to The Register, sites passing along user’s addresses to third parties could become illegal. This stricter approach, even if it provides allowances for users to allow sharing, should prove an interesting test of one extreme in the search for a balance with which both advertisers and users can live. In particular it could provide some interesting data to help answer advertisers concerns about how putting far more power in the hands of users could affect their ability to remain afloat.
- Atomic antennae used to transmit quantum information, Slashdot
- What the future of rolling releases for Firefox may entail, Slashdot
- Newly launched 3DS from Nintendo already hacked to play homebrew games, Ars Technica