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Submission + - Netflix Available for Android (netflix.com) 1

supersloshy writes: Netflix has just announced the release of a Netflix Android application for streaming movies to your Android-powered mobile device. As streaming movies requires certain features and specifications, only a select number of devices are supported as of now. They are working on approving as many devices as possible in the near future for the benefit of users. To see if your device is compatible, Netflix provides a list of currently approved devices.
Censorship

Submission + - Google Tool Shows Government Intervention (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: A tool on Google's newly launched Transparency Report web site lets people check the levels of availability of Google services in different countries. The aim: To show government-induced blocks and disruptions of the search company's services.Transparency Report also houses a previously launched interactive map that displays a digest, by country, of government demands for access to and removal of content and data hosted on Google services like Blogger, Gmail and YouTube. 'We believe that this kind of transparency can be a deterrent to censorship,'said David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer, in a blog post on Tuesday.

Submission + - Minority Report Style Iris Scanners in Mexico (fastcompany.com) 1

TheRealPacmanJones writes: Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls "the most secure city in the world." In a partnership with Leon — one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million — GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners. That will help law enforcement revolutionize the way we live — not to mention marketers.

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