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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Google to be audited on privacy

Google to be audited on privacy  
     

Google will have independent privacy audits for the next 20 years after the US Federal Trade Commission ruled that Google Buzz wrongly used users' information.  
     

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/new

Startup website linked to malware

Startup website linked to malware  
     

The Startup Britain website, endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron, linked to malware when launched according to a security firm.  
     

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-12904

Top Gear denies fixing Tesla race

Top Gear denies fixing Tesla race  
     

An electric sports car manufacturer sues the BBC claiming a test race in 2008 on Top Gear was rigged.  
     

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/newsbeat/12907367  
     

BBC website crashes for an hour

BBC website crashes for an hour  
     

BBC bosses apologise for a total outage of the BBC website, including news and its iPlayer service.  
     

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-12904586  
     

Google to testify on piracy before a House subcommittee

Google to testify on piracy before a House subcommittee
   

Google has been invited to appear before a U.S. House subcommittee which is currently investigating various websites which are accused of distributing pirated material and intellectual pr…

High-schoolers go dancing with the stars

Australian students win a competition for cosmic imagery with a picture of two galaxies dancing the tango.Science editor Alan Boyle’s Weblog: Australian students win a competition for cosmic imagery with a picture of two galaxies dancing the tango.

Get a rosy glow from outer space

The European Southern Observatory presents a rosy view of a star cluster and nebula ... plus lots more jaw-droppers from outer space.Science editor Alan Boyle’s Weblog: The European Southern Observatory presents a rosy view of a star cluster and nebula … plus lots more jaw-droppers from outer space.

Cosmic Log: How radiation affects the fish

Experts say that fish and other marine species shouldn't be as affected by Japan's nuclear crisis as species on land, in part because of the different dispersion patterns.Science editor Alan Boyle’s Weblog: Experts say that fish and other marine species shouldn’t be as affected by Japan’s nuclear crisis as species on land, in part because of the different dispersion patterns.

‘Modernist Cuisine’: 2,438 pages, 6 volumes, $625

The Art and Science of Cooking" — a work that traces the development of cooking from prehistoric spit-roasted meat and early agriculture to the seemingly magical foods of the modernists.When Nathan Myhrvold decided to write a cookbook, he outfitted his kitchen laboratory with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of whiz-bang equipment, including a centrifuge, freeze-driers, humidity-controlled smokers and special evaporators.

Winner of Google’s ultra-fast network is…

Patrick Pichette, chief financial office of Google, claps after an announcement at in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday. After seeing Facebook pleas and flash mobs, and even cities temporarily renaming themselves "Google," the search engine giant said Wednesday it has chosen Kansas City as the first place that will get its new ultra-fast broadband network.After seeing Facebook pleas and flash mobs, and even cities temporarily renaming themselves “Google,” the search engine giant said Wednesday it has chosen Kansas City, Kan., as the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network.