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Salmat gives voice to mid-marketview story

http://www.itwire.com – Customer communications solutions company, Salmat has launched a suite of speech recognition and voice biometric solutions designed specifically for mid-market companies who want to enhance their customer service, improve operational efficiency, reinforce client privacy and bolster overall security. (IT news)

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Links 22/11/2010: Venezuelan Government Distributes Another 350,000 GNU/Linux Laptops, Firefox 4.0 for GNU/Linux Gets Unified Menuview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Bringing Up Hardware First In Linux, Then Windows After reading the Linux 2.6.37-rc3 release announcement on the Linux kernel mailing list, another interesting thread was found and it’s about getting hardware vendors to do their initial hardware bring-up under Linux prior (General)

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[ubuntu] linksys wusb100 v2 issueview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, new to ubuntu and having difficultly connecting to my wireless router. It can see the router but will not connect keeps asking for password. usb adapter is working 100% as i can connect with it using xp 64bit here is my ubuntu enviorment ted@ted-laptop:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge Alternate 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS7 (HowTos)

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Billions in Marketing Can’t Help Microsoft Sell Hardwareview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Despite spendings of close to a billion dollars in just marketing of Vista Phony 7 [sic] and KINect, Microsoft cannot really sell those gadgets in sufficient quantities MICROSOFT IS BECOMING a successful incubator of patent trolls while its software business is declining (Microsoft fakes reports to hide problems including debt) and its attempts to reinvent itself on the Web cost around (General)

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Artist to Implant Camera in His Headview story

http://www.dailytech.com – Camera poses privacy issues for students in professors classes at NYU (General)

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The FBI and Service Provider Wiretapping, or What’s In Your Wallet?view story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – The FBI’s apparent desire to require all communications service providers to design a means for law enforcement to access encrypted communications in plain text could have negative effects on personal privacy and industry innovation. Computer scientists, however, concentrate on a different concern: the danger that such design mandates could harm cybersecurity.  In an ironic twist, [...] (General)

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Google must return wifi data: Privacy lobbyview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Privacy Foundation is still seeking confirmation that the personal information of local citizens collected by Google Australia through its StreetView cars is being stored in Australia. (IT news)

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Gov't 'travesty' in Google privacy caseview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner's handling of the Google StreetView WiFi privacy breach had been "a travesty" and an abrogation of specific responsibilities, the Australian Privacy Foundation has charged. (IT news)

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Google settles Buzz class actionview story

http://www.itwire.com – In an email to all US-based registered users of Google Buzz, Google has announced details of the settlement reached with a group of Buzz users concerned about privacy flaws in the product. (IT news)

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AMTA moves against dangers of mobile location servicesview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has issued a set of guidelines for providers of mobile location services, warning consumers that there is potential for these services to be abused, compromising users' privacy. (IT news)