capitalbuildingIf you’re still struggling with the ambiguities in GPS tracking and digital surveillance law after last year’s Supreme Court decision in  U.S. v. Jones, you may be getting some clarity soon. Two bills recently introduced in Congress attempt to sort through the many privacy issues the Court failed to address.    

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farm blog post imageAs economic woes hit rural communities, farmers are turning to technology to keep their land secure. In an instantly famous spot from this year’s Super Bowl, renowned Midwestern radio personality Paul Harvey intones, “On the 8th day… God made a farmer.” And on the 9th day, the farmer began worrying about his livelihood — and looking for innovative ways to protect it.

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Update 12/19/12: After we posted this story, we learned why NORAD had turned to Microsoft for Santa-tracking. Turns out the folks at Google Maps have created their own algorithm to track the red-suited one this Christmas Eve. Microsoft? Google? You decide. As noted below, we’ve already made our choice…

 

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We were surprised and a little alarmed to learn that NORAD has dumped Google and switched to Microsoft’s Bing Maps to track Santa as he flies from the North Pole to homes around the world this Christmas Eve.

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Halloween is the time of year plagued with superstition, spooks… and some serious threats. Letting your children go from door-to-door in search of delicious, cavity-inducing treats can make any parent a little scared. But, with proper precautions, you can feel safe letting your little monsters run amok and collect all the candy their hearts desire.

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