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+ - Dropbox Responds with Updated TOS

Submitted by mrtwice99
mrtwice99 (1435899) writes "Dropbox has heard the concerns of its users and updated the TOS:

By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent reasonably necessary for the Service. This license is solely to enable us to technically administer, display, and operate the Services. You must ensure you have the rights you need to grant us that permission.

Still not sure about that last sentence, but the changes they made (in bold) are a huge improvement. Kudos to the management for actually caring about what its customers think."

+ - Dropbox TOS Includes Broad Copyright License->

Submitted by mrtwice99
mrtwice99 (1435899) writes "Dropbox recently updated their TOS, Privacy Policy, and Security Overview. Included in the TOS is the following statement:

By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent we think it necessary for the Service.

I think Dropbox is a great service, but what is the significance of granting them such broad usage rights?"
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+ - Recommended SAS Time Tracking Company for SMB 1

Submitted by mrtwice99
mrtwice99 (1435899) writes "I am involved in a small IT company and we would like a better time tracking solution than Quickbooks provides. However, we have pretty specific fields that we need to capture on the time entries themselves: location work is performed, not-billed reason, class/division, and issue/ticket #. That is in addition to the normal fields you would find such as: organization, project, task, employee, notes, etc. Employees should be able to add a customer or project on the fly. Importing/exporting customers, projects/jobs, items/tasks from/to Quickbooks would be very helpful. It would also be nice if the service provided desktop and mobile phone clients that interface with their service. Fields on time entries need to be able to be bulk updated from the admin interface, i.e. I need to be able to change time entries from "unbilled" to "billed" with ease.

I have tried all 10 services that come up on the first page of a good search along with a few others. ClickTime got close, but its really not going to work. So does Slashdot have a suggestion? Building it ourselves is our next step, but we would prefer to spend our development efforts elsewhere."
Internet Explorer

+ - Microsoft Ships Internet Explorer 8 Browser->

Submitted by mrtwice99
mrtwice99 (1435899) writes "eWeek reports:

Microsoft will release its Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) browser for download on March 19. Microsoft said security, ease of use, and improvements in RSS, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Asynchronous JavaScript and X M L (AJAX) support are key priorities for Internet Explorer 8.

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Windows/Microsoft-Ships-Internet-Explorer-8-Browser-184414/"
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Education

+ - Good Schools with On-Line Masters Program in CS

Submitted by mrtwice99
mrtwice99 (1435899) writes "I am 27, currently living in Southern Indiana, and am thinking about going to graduate school to get a Master's degree in Computer Science. I would not want to uproot my family by moving, so I have been looking at on-line degree programs. However, I don't want the typical "on-line degree." I would like to attend a respected institution where I am really going to learn something and the name will look good on a resume. Cost is also a factor. So, what really good schools do you know of that offer an on-line masters degree in CS that (preferably) don't cost an arm and a leg."

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