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SWONtech News for February, 2012

SWONtech News for February, 2012



This is a run-down of technology news from SWON Library Consortium. In this edition you'll hear about a number of privacy issues, from web browsing to iPhone apps to security certificates. There's ...

This is a run-down of technology news from SWON Library Consortium. In this edition you'll hear about a number of privacy issues, from web browsing to iPhone apps to security certificates. There's also ebook lending news and some new tools for creating digital texts. Join SWON for this hour of tech talk.



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    • Pinterest Get Pinning!http://pinterest.com/search/?q=Caldecott
    • Pinterest & Librarieshttp://pinterest.com/kristalibrarian/girls-on- re-hot-reads/
    • Pinterest Infographics . . . & Infographicshttp://mashable.com/2012/01/29/pinterest-retail-infographic/http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html
    • Pinterest Statisticshttps://www.google.com/adplanner/planning/site_pro le?hl=en#siteDetails?uid=d%252Bpinterest.com&geo=001&lp=true
    • Pinterest Statisticshttps://www.google.com/adplanner/planning/site_pro le?hl=en#siteDetails?uid=d%252Bpinterest.com&geo=001&lp=true
    • Google Changes Privacy Settings, Combines Information from Gmail, YouTube, etc. Instead of 60 policies for different services and features, now there’s just one. Oh, and by the way...http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-tracks-consumers-across-products-users-cant-opt-out/2012/01/24/gIQArgJHOQ_print.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KGghlPmebCY
    • Google Sidesteps Safari Cookie Settings 1st-party versus 3rd-party cookies: It’s about being there.http://marketingland.com/google-didnt-track-iphones-but-it-did-bypass-safaris-privacy-settings-6247
    • Google Sidesteps Internet Explorer Cookie Settings Windows Internet Explorer Engineering Team Blog: By default, IE blocks third-party cookies unless the site presents a P3P Compact Policy Statement indicating how the site will use the cookie and that the site’s use does not include tracking the user. ... For example, here is the P3P Compact Policy (CP) statement from Microsoft.com: P3P: CP="ALL IND DSP COR ADM CONo CUR CUSo IVAo IVDo PSA PSD TAI TELo OUR SAMo CNT COM INT NAV ONL PHY PRE PUR UNI" ... Technically, Google utilizes a nuance in the P3P speci cation that has the effect of bypassing user preferences about cookies.http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/02/20/google-bypassing-user-privacy-settings.aspx
    • ReDigi: Marketplace for used MP3shttp://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/pre-owned-music-lawsuit-2/https://www.redigi.com/buy.html
    • Social Media Boosts “Downton Abbey”Olivia Wong, Senior Account Executive, NationalMarketing at WGBH Educational Foundation:The real moment when we crossed over from acult hit to a main-stream phenomenon was whenwe began to see celebrity devotee comments andall the fan mash-ups and tributes online. Itsuddenly went to another level.http://www.lostremote.com/2012/02/16/how-social-media-helped-turn-downton-abbey-into-hit-pbs-show/
    • Penguin Unfriends Overdrive + Not Enough Friction =  And Friction = Security in Saleshttp://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/02/ebooks/penguin-group-terminating-its-contract-with-overdrive/http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-content/ebook-talks-detailshttp://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/2012/02/09/articles-of-interest-penguin-overdrive-and-libraries/
    • Talking To Patrons About Penguinhttp://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/2012/02/ebooksign.html
    • Are Ebooks Trapping Libraries? Nate Hill (The PLA Blog): While I’m troubled by the many difficulties public libraries have lending ebooks, I’ve been focusing instead on the many examples of public libraries reconsidering their mission and becoming creative hubs for their communities. There is a great opportunity there. The 20th century library was a monument to knowledge consumption, the 21st century library has the opportunity to devote half of its resources back to knowledge production.http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/02/ebooks/penguin-group-terminating-its-contract-with-overdrive/#comment-11143http://plablog.org/
    • Pew Finds Leap In E-Reader/Tablet Ownershiphttp://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/E-readers-and-tablets/Findings.aspx
    • Apple iBooks AuthorAnnounced January 19http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/
    • Apple iBooks Author: Widgetshttp://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/
    • iBooks Author ‣ Free Software (Mac-only) ‣ McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ‣ Maximum Textbook Price: ê $14.99 ‣ Full-featured for iPad only ‣ Full-featured sold through iBookstore only ‣ Apple gets 30% cut ‣ No EPUB import/export http://www.apple.com/education/ibooks-textbooks/http://www.tuaw.com/2012/01/19/ibooks-author-under-the-hood/
    • Apple iBooks Author: The EULA Chamber Four: “...You can’t sell the books you make with iBooks Author through any distributor except Apple.”http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apples-mind-bogglingly-greedy-and-evil-license-agreement/4360http://chamberfour.com/2012/01/20/relax-the-ibooks-author-eula-is-not-nearly-that-bad/
    • Apple iBooks Author: The Revised EULAhttp://512pixels.net/apple-updates-ibooks-eula/
    • Inkling: Reinventing Textbookshttp://www.inkling.com/blog/textbooks-rede ned/
    • Inkling: Reinventing the Publishing “Habitat”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z5bborgjHF4
    • Morgue File - Stock Image Resourcehttp://www.morgue le.com/
    • Don’t Mess with GPS ✓ Have 4G wireless broadband idea ✓ Buy spectrum ✓ Get shut down by the F.C.C.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/business/media/fcc-bars-airwave-use-for-broadband-plan.html?_r=1http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/why-lightsquared-failed.ars
    • Flaw in SSL Security Found(?) • 2 random (large) primes, (p) & (q) • (p)*(q)=(n)  • • • Content is encrypted with (n) & decrypted with (p) & (q) If a (p) is discovered, can calculate (q) from (n) Nadia Heninger, Security researcher at Princeton:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/technology/researchers- nd- aw-in-an-online-encryption-method.htmlhttp://dankaminsky.com/2012/02/17/primalfear/https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/nadiah
    • iOS “Path” App & Address Book Privacyhttp://mclov.in/2012/02/08/path-uploads-your-entire-address-book-to-their-servers.html
    • Everything Is A Remix: System Failurehttp://www.everythingisaremix.info/