writes: The Canadian Information Processing Society has formally responded to the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act introduced in February of this year. Bill C-30 would grant authorities extended powers to monitor and track Canadians online. In the statement CIPS recommends that the Government of Canada "prohibit access to personal information, related records/data, content, communications or records of internet use without the safeguard of a warrant". CIPS is a non-profit organization that represents Canadian IT professionals and is a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).Link to Original Source
writes: A team from the University of Alberta has created a program that knows every single checkers position (about 500 billion billion positions) and the best way to move the pieces. Essentially, it means that the team's program, Chinook, can never be defeated in a game. It can only be tied and only if its opponent plays a perfect match.