Appeal to make online maps blurred

internet, technology and society, google earth, policy and law, Google Maps
March 04 , 2009

This comes from a law maker of California. He wants Google Earth and similar services to blur images of the “soft targets” like schools, hospitals, churches and government buildings so that they remain protected from terrorists. Joel Anderson, a Repu...

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Twitter’s Twestival

internet, technology and society, social media, tipjoy, twestival, twitter
February 17 , 2009

Twitter, the San Francisco based social networking service, has started allowing people to post updates, or “tweets,” up to 140 characters in length. This is being adopted to organize a global fund-raising event called Twestival. The site has been co...

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