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+ - Soviet Image Editing Tool from 1987->

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nacturation writes "Three years before Photoshop 1.0 was released, computer engineers in the USSR were already retouching photographs using some surprisingly advanced technology. A video shows how the Soviets went about restoring damaged images with the help of rotary scanners, magnetic tape, and trackballs. No word on whether this technology was used to fake moon landings or put missiles in Cuba."
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United States

+ - EPIC Lawsuit to Suspend Airport Body Scanners->

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nacturation writes "EPIC filed a petition for review and motion for an emergency stay, urging the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to suspend the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) full body scanner program. EPIC said that the program is "unlawful, invasive, and ineffective." EPIC argued that the federal agency has violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Fourth Amendment. EPIC cited the invasive nature of the devices, the TSA's disregard of public opinion, and the impact on religious freedom."
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Google

+ - Verizon Ruins Android Marketplace

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nacturation (646836) writes "Verizon is gearing up to launch its own app store for Android phones. This app store, called V CAST Apps, is completely separate from Android’s existing Market for apps. In other words, it’s Verizon kicking their partner Google in the man region. The idea of Android is supposed to be an OS ecosystem that works across a range of carriers. In the U.S., Apple isn’t doing this, Android is. And that gives the carriers less power. The problem is that Verizon is now using Android’s openness to ruin that approach."

+ - Android's Openness May Be Its Downfall->

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nacturation writes "Verizon is gearing up to launch its own app store for Android phones. This app store, called V CAST Apps, is completely separate from Android’s existing Market for apps. In other words, it’s Verizon kicking their partner Google in the man region. The idea of Android is supposed to be an OS ecosystem that works across a range of carriers. In the U.S., Apple isn’t doing this, Android is. And that gives the carriers less power. The problem is that Verizon is now using Android’s openness to ruin that approach."
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+ - Should TechCrunch Press Charges against Hacker?->

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nacturation (646836) writes "Tech blog TechCrunch was hacked a few times in January. Since then, Garda (Ireland's police force) and the U.S. Secret Service think they have their man. Evidence suggests the hacker defaced the site and redirected traffic to his own site in order to generate affiliate revenue. These law enforcement agencies now want to know if TechCrunch wants to press charges so that they can bring a criminal action against the suspect in the United States. In an interesting move, TechCrunch is running a poll asking readers what they should do. However the poll turns out, that's what action they'll take."
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Google

+ - Google introduces Gmail Paper

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nacturation (646836) writes "Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Now with Gmail Paper, you can request a physical copy of any message with the click of a button, and it'll be sent to you in the mail. Photo attachments are printed on high-quality, glossy photo paper, and secured to your Gmail Paper with a paper clip. And it's totally free: the cost of postage is offset with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements printed on the back of every print."
Google

+ - Google introduces Gmail Paper

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nacturation (646836) writes "Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Now in Gmail, you can request a physical copy of any message with the click of a button, and it'll be sent to you in the mail. Photo attachments are printed on high-quality, glossy photo paper, and secured to your Gmail Paper with a paper clip. And it's totally free: the cost of postage is offset with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements printed on the back of every print."
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+ - Second Life Meets Wang Chung

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nacturation (646836) writes "Second Life millionaire and property tycoon Anshe Chung has found that fame brings with it not only glorious riches but also gets you targeted by phallus-obsessed malcontents. In a live interview with CNET, Chung — who claims to own virtual assets worth $1M — was suddenly interrupted by a stream of what can only be described as "large pink gentleman's protuberances" which eventually crashed the Second Life server. There's a video of the hilarious interview and the complete transcript of the interview, once it resumed."

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