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Submission + - Kapersky quits BSA; SOPA not supportable (betanews.com)

Cmdrm writes: Kapersky to release additional information as to why it is intent on leaving the Business Software Alliance. "Kaspersky Lab would like to clarify that the company did not participate in the elaboration or discussion of the SOPA initiative and does not support it. Moreover, the company believes that the SOPA initiative might actually be counter-productive for the public interest, and decided to discontinue its membership in the BSA as of January 1, 2012", said a Monday press release.
Data Storage

Submission + - IBM Makes First Racetrack Memory Chip (technologyreview.com)

holy_calamity writes: "Slashdot has followed the progress of IBM's revolutionary "racetrack" memory which stores data inside nanowires for several years. Now Big Blue has made the first prototype integrated onto a single chip, using the CMOS processing used in commercial chip fabs. It's still a research prototype, but goes some way to validate IBM's claim that the technology could be commercialized."
Cellphones

Submission + - Univeristy gives away iPhones to track truants 1

Norsefire writes: "A Japanese University is giving away iPhones to its students to use its GPS functionality to catch students that skip classes. The University claims students currently fake attendance by having other students answer for them during rollcall, they also said that while this can be abused by giving other students the phone, they are much less likely to do this due to the personal information, such as email, a phone generally contains."

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