Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Private Company Will Monitor Phone Calls

Pudding Media will be introducing a free Internet phone service. The catch? They will monitor the phone calls with voice recognition software, and then send targeted advertising to the caller's computer screen.
A conversation about movies, for example, will elicit movie reviews and ads for new films that the caller will see during the conversation. Pudding Media is working on a way to e-mail the ads and other content to the person on the other end of the call, or to show it on that person’s cellphone screen.

via /.

Canada's Top Copyright Official Steps Down

It seems Patricia Neri has a "personal relationship" with a copyright lobbyist.
Personnel at the Copyright Policy branch were advised by email late last week that the move was for "personal reasons," though Neri apparently stopped coming into work soon after Labour Day. According to multiple sources, the personal reason involves a personal relationship with one of Canada’s leading copyright lobbyists.

via /.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Japanese Lunar Orbiter Launched

Japan has successfully launched a lunar orbiter. It is expected to reach the Moon in October.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

White House Sued Over Email

The National Security Archive is suing the White House over millions of lost email messages.