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Submission + - Massachusetts bans Google Apps (theregister.co.uk) 2

An anonymous reader writes: "Any person who provides a cloud computing service to an educational institution operating within the State shall process data of a student enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade for the sole purpose of providing the cloud computing service to the educational institution and shall not process such data for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to advertising purposes that benefit the cloud computing service provider,

"Schools must ensure that they place appropriate limits on data collection and use best practices for cloud service providers,"

"Protecting the privacy of our students is common sense and shouldn't be sold to the highest bidder. Student privacy should not be for sale. Period." Cameron Evans, Microsoft


Submission + - Sir Patrick Stewart defeated by the cable company (telegraph.co.uk) 1

whoever57 writes: While in his role portraying Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek series he was able to defeat opponents across the galaxy, but in real life he was defeated by a much more mundane foe — a foe that many here at /. are familiar with — the cable company. Venting his frustration via twitter, he tweeted that he had lost the will to live after attempting to get a new account with Time Warner Cable in New York City New York City.

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