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Submission + - Google "Busted With Hand in Safari Cookie Jar" (wired.com)

a_hanso writes: Wired and several other sources report: Google intentionally circumvented the default privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser, using a backdoor to set cookies on browsers set to reject them, in the latest privacy debacle for the search and advertising giant. Google immediately disabled the practice after the Wall Street Journal disclosed the practice.

Submission + - Google-funded project confirms vast geothermal ene

a_hanso writes: The Google.org-funded Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) research at the Southern Methodist University has produced a coast-to-coast geothermal potential map of the United States. Having invested over $10 million on geothermal energy, Google seems to believe that it is our best bet at kicking the oil habit (especially now that nuclear power has suddenly become disproportionately unpopular).

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.