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Networking

+ - Three-strike "Hadopi" law thrown out in Fr

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pruneau
pruneau writes "Breaking new on the French legal scene: the french constitutional council just throw the three-strike "Hadopi" law out. The gist of the rejection of the law is that having an administrative entity (the infamous HADOPI council) making legal decision, like banning someone from using the internet, is unconstitutional in France. The french official opposition is of course gloating about the big setback this represents for the French president, whose team has been pushing hard to get this law through."
Google

+ - Who needs Google, when you have 'Knowledge In'->

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pruneau
pruneau writes ""No matter how powerful Google's search engine may be, it doesn't have enough Korean-language data to trawl to satisfy South Korean customers," said Wayne Lee, an analyst at Woori Investment and Securities.

Naver's success surprised many. When NHN, an online gaming company, set up the search portal in 1999, the site looked like a grocery store where most of the shelves were empty. Like Google, Naver found that with few people other than Koreans using the language, there simply was not enough Korean text in cyberspace to make a Korean search engine a viable business.

"So we began creating Korean-language text," said Lee Kyung Ryul, an NHN spokesman. "At Google, users basically look for data that already exists on the Internet. In South Korea, if you want to be a search engine, you have to create your own database.""

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Education

+ - Chaotic scene as shots fired at Montreal college

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pruneau
pruneau writes "Sorry to report that Montreal here is in an uproar around a shooting that just took place at Dawson College, downtown montreal.
The news feed here are reporting that the whole area has been locked, and the nearby buildings have been evacuated. Apparently, one of the shooters has committed suicide, and another has been shot, and they are still student and teachers locked in the school.
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