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At the round tables on privacy held by the Federal Trade Commission, Indiana University law school professor and member of the board of The Privacy Projects, Fred Cate said out loud what long has been silently known about consumer protections based on the notices web sites post to describe their data protection practices and the consumers’ choice to click on or away. Cate said: “Choice is an illusion.”
A report today from Information Week supposes that Microsoft will introduce its own slate-type tablet computer. The key bit in the story had nothing to do with the quality of the product, but the lack of enthusiasm it has so far engendered. “Microsoft has not officially confirmed the (New York) Times’ report, and investors largely shrugged at the news. Microsoft shares were up .16%, to $31.01, in early trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ.”
Earlier this month, IBM made its official leap into cloud computing. The news was no surprise, after all, in many respects “Cloud” is just a fresh label for what companies have been doing for years to increase capability while reducing costs. More than a breakthrough, IBM’s announcement is more likely all about its competitive set.