At least with our homes we have some reasonable ways to know whether or not a government agent has entered it. With our technology, however, they could enter our computers, phones, tablets, etc., take whatever they want, and we would never know unless they decided to tell us. And there have been too many instances of that happening for the American people to feel comfortable giving the government even more tools to access our technology.
Perhaps if the government had behaved more responsibly with our civil liberties to date, this wouldn’t be much of an issue.
Via The dead-children ad that cast a pall over the Super Bowl @ Althouse.
Via Three-fourths of college students in survey attribute procrastination to Internet distractions @ JS School Zone.
Via “Is there an app that detects bogus claims in a story pretending to be reporting?” Althouse.
Via Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out Of Closet, Proud To Be Gay @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.
Via What if you buy an elegantly thin iPhone and put it in your back pocket and proceed to sit on it all day? @ Althouse.
So now, why would I want something on my wrist again, something that I’ll want to take off whenever I type, which I do much of the day? I don’t see it. And it’s certainly not so aesthetically pleasing that I’d feel cool flaunting it as an accessory. It’s for men, isn’t it? Remember pocket…
Via “A college student accused of killing his roommate asked Siri for advice on hiding a body the day the man went missing…” @ Althouse.
Via Electric cars coming to UW-Madison @ State Journal On Campus Blog.
The outage occurred at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday when the power source quit to the universal power supply — a roomful of batteries that power a data center on Dayton Street. The data center is the largest at the university although it’s supplemented by dozens of smaller centers across campus. Power returned to the data center…
Via FREE WHITEWATER.
Via Dem lawmakers call for hearing on massive IT project @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via College students aren’t embracing tablets like experts expected, study says @ JS School Zone Blog.
UW-Madison is offering 100 online courses this summer, up from 64 last summer and 49 the summer before. Via UW-Madison expanding online course offerings for summer term @ JS School Zone.
Drifty, founded in 2012 by Max Lynch and Ben Sperry — friends since kindergarten in the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood and former co-workers at Madison mobile game developer PerBlue — makes software designed to help users create their own mobile apps or mobile websites. Via Drifty draws $1 million investment; and coming events for techies @…
Maybe, if it’s done the Wisconsin way, some say. … more» Via Madison.com.
As if we didn’t have enough to worry about: They aren’t saying Milwaukee is in the target zone, but then again, they aren’t saying Milwaukee isn’t…. more» Via JS Hubbub Blog.
Via Cell service a work in progress at Lambeau Field @ JS Business of Sports Blog.
Point of view cameras, activated during each and every encounter, will exonerate police of false complaints while confirming actual misconduct. Via Local Policing and Point-of-View Cameras @ Daily Adams.
Serve you better. Via Robot knows what you are about to do @ Althouse.
Someone’s sure to propose big public spending to solve the problem. Via WMTV.
Someday, they’ll discover…the Web: The consultant hired by the Madison School Board to coordinate its search for a new superintendent didn’t raise questions about the work experience of finalist Walter Milton Jr. in its background investigation summary, records show. But Milton acknowledged to board members in written materials that an Internet search about him would…
Blackberry 9320 Curve. Via WISN.
Aged eighty-two. Via CNN.
Keeps same crappy products. Via Reason 24/7.
Hard to imagine a feudal Islamic dictatorship taking a different view. Via CNN.
Technological triumph. Via CNN.