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Saturday, June 20th, 2009

A treatise on internet usage and its effect on human behavior:

Naturally everyone wants to believe that by spending time online we are not steadily depriving real art, thought, and journalism of the attention and—since so much online “content” is free of charge—the money these would need to survive. [...] Only it turns out it doesn’t feel like that at all.

(via Other Sean)

New Xbox Announced for 2010

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at the Executive’s Club of Chicago today, reportedly informing attendees that a new Xbox 360 will arrive in 2010, one equipped with a “natural interface” and built-in camera. Sound familiar?

City to Job Applicants: Facebook, MySpace Log-ins Please

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Bozeman isn’t simply interested in finding out where to look for potentially embarrassing personal details; the city wants full disclosure, since the form demands username and password information for each. City employees will apparently be able to dig through any information applicants have put online, regardless of whether it’s accessible to the public.

A local news station spoke to Bozeman’s attorney and asked about the potential for problems of this sort. The city’s answer? Trust us! “One thing that’s important for folks to understand about what we look for is none of the things that the federal constitution lists as protected things, we don’t use those,” said attorney Greg Sullivan.

Our constitution doesn’t merely protect the usage of private ‘things’ — it protects the right to not have them accessed at all. Or will future background checks now include household raids, in which only non-Federally protected ‘things’ they find are used against us on a job application?