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Comment: Re:So.... (Score 1) 307

by JaffaKREE (#24323253) Attached to: Online Colleges Could Spy On Students – By Law
Whether or not that's a good idea, it hardly qualifies as "Orwellian".

agreed... but

Software Secure Inc., based in Cambridge, Mass., developed the device with $1.1-million in seed money from Troy [University]. In return, the university gets the first 10,000 Securexams that the company produces. If it sells more than that, the university receives a share of the proceeds.

I bet the students are pretty psyched to see their tuition going towards spy camera development... with the students being the presumed targets of the cameras.
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+ - Britain's RIAA wants to charge for loud music

Submitted by JaffaKREE
JaffaKREE (766802) writes ""Here you were, thinking the execs in the music industry couldn't get any more offensively idiotic, when some Brits come along and set a new standard for hubris. Yes, the UK-based Performing Rights Society — the Brit equivalent of ASCAP or BMI — wants to make listening to music loud enough for anyone else to hear an offense punishable by hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines." http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/oh-come-on/british-performing-rights-society-wants-to-outlaw-making-hearable-308873.php"

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