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Submission + - No more film movie cameras. (creativecow.net)

phil reed writes: Creative Cow Magazine reports that Manufacturers of movie cameras have quietly discontinued production of film cameras. There are still some markets — not in the U.S. — where film cameras are still sold, but those numbers are far fewer than they used to be. If you talk to the people in camera rentals, the amount of film camera utilization in the overall schedule is probably between 30 to 40 percent. However, film usage is dropping fast, which has ramifications up and down the production line. Archivists are worried.

Submission + - Apple being sued for iPhone app privacy violations (businessweek.com)

phil reed writes: According to a story on Businessweek, Apple is being sued for

"...allowing applications for those devices to transmit users’ personal information to advertising networks without customers’ consent."

Applications identified as behaving in this manner include Pandora, Paper Toss, the Weather Channel and Dictionary.com, and the companies behind those apps are named in the suit as well. Class action status is being sought.

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