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Microsoft Kinect Sign Language Translator

by certifiedbug on November 7, 2013

in Technology

Microsoft Research Connections Team
Kinect Sign Language Translator – part 1
Guobin Wu

There are more than 20 million people in China who are hard of hearing, and an estimated 360 million such people around the world, so this project has immense potential to generate positive social impact worldwide.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2013/10/29/kinect-sign-language-translator.aspx

Kinect Sign Language Translator – part 2
Stewart Tansley
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2013/10/30/kinect-sign-language-translator-part-2-of-2.aspx

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Dell Buyout

by certifiedbug on February 4, 2013

in Technology

CNN:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2013_02_04_dell_buyout_deal_is_reportedly_near.html

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The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy agency, issued a staff report recommending ways that key players in the rapidly expanding mobile marketplace can better inform consumers about their data practices.

The report makes recommendations for critical players in the mobile marketplace: mobile platforms (operating system providers, such as Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, and Microsoft), application (app) developers, advertising networks and analytics companies, and app developer trade associations. Most of the recommendations involve making sure that consumers get timely, easy-to-understand disclosures about what data they collect and how the data is used.

http://ftc.gov/opa/2013/02/mobileprivacy.shtm

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Facebook Timeline rollout, Mandatory for All Users

by certifiedbug on January 25, 2012

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The Facebook Blog

Last year we introduced timeline, a new kind of profile that lets you highlight the photos, posts and life events that help you tell your story. Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline. When you get timeline, you’ll have 7 days to preview what’s there now. This gives you a chance to add or hide whatever you want before anyone else sees it.

https://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150408488962131
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/facebook-timeline_n_1228800.html

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Google announces privacy changes, users can’t opt out

January 25, 2012

Updating our privacy policies and terms of service 1/24/2012 01:30:00 PM In just over a month we will make some changes to our privacy policies and Google Terms of Service. This stuff matters, so we wanted to explain what’s changing, why and what these changes mean for users. First, our privacy policies. Despite trimming our […]

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Reid shelves PROTECT IP Act

January 20, 2012

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is putting the PROTECT IP Act on hold. “In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT IP Act,” he said in a tweet. “There’s no reason that legitimate issues raised about PROTECT IP can’t be resolved,” he said. “Counterfeiting & piracy cost 1000s of […]

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Don’t mess with the Internet

January 19, 2012

The New York Times WASHINGTON — When the powerful world of old media mobilized to win passage of an online antipiracy bill, it marshaled the reliable giants of K Street — the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Recording Industry Association of America and, of course, the motion picture lobby, with its new chairman, former […]

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SOPA and PIPA Bills: Lawmakers Shift Stance

January 18, 2012

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ http://mashable.com/2012/01/18/pipa-sopa-abandon-bill/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/sopa-pipa-bills_n_1214405.html http://www.businessreviewusa.com/technology/pipa-and-sopa-co-sponsors-use-facebook-to-abandon-bills

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Wikipedia: Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge

January 18, 2012

Google http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/18/sopa-blackout-day-of-action-live?newsfeed=true Mark Zuckerberg The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet. The […]

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English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout

January 16, 2012

To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2012 Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a […]

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