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Submission + - Safeguard Justice! (.sj)

howcome writes: Norway has two unused TLDs: one for the Svalbard and Jan Mayen (.sj) and one for Bouvet Island (.bv). I have an idea for how to use them to enhance privacy: when opening these domains for registration, we require registrants to follow certain rules. For a start, we could require files to be stored in Norway (to ensure Norwegian jurisdiction, which is slightly better than som other places) and mandatory encryption. Further, there could be restrictions on cookies (time-outs?), and standardized URLs for deleting personal information (e.g., Maybe we should require registrants to provide legible user agreements rather than today's confusing legal documents which we all claim to have read and understood. I've written up the idea in an article and there will be an open hearing (in Norwegian) on in September. I need help formulating more concrete proposals which balance meaningful privacy enhancements with creating compelling domains for registrants. Can the names of remote arctic islands give us shelter?

Submission + - Opera Reader: Paging the web (

howcome writes: "Around 2000 years ago, the Romans developed the codex. Different from scrolls – the previously accepted literary format – the codex had pages that were bound together into what we today call books. Browsers have since brought scrollbars back. Today, Opera released a labs build of its Opera Reader. With a few CSS3 extensions, common web content can be paged. Perhaps all those wonderful books in Project Gutenberg finally will look good in browsers?"

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