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AP/Don Ryan

Washington Post Whips Up an App to Monitor Honesty in Politics

It’s a big job for one little app, but some clever minds at The Washington Post have come up with a plan for an application designed to scan politicians’ statements and check them against those pesky facts.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 READ MORE

AP / Paul Sakuma

Facebook Is More Relevant Than Ever

Facebook showcased yet another redesign for the social media site Thursday, this time to the long-neglected profile page, saying it hoped the changes would make the site a leader in media consumption.

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 READ MORE

New App Brings Confession Tech to the Faithful

It’s not supposed to be a replacement for the more conventional confessional setup for observant Catholics, but at least this new iPhone app, “Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” has actually been blessed by a member of the clergy—and it’s only $1.99.

Posted on Feb 8, 2011 READ MORE

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Apple Yanks WikiLeaks App from iTunes

On Monday, Apple engaged in another round of Dubious App Politics by pulling a WikiLeaks application for the iPhone and iPad from the iTunes app store after offering it for a mere three days, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010 READ MORE

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Personal Data Farmed Out by Facebook Apps

No matter how strict Facebook users may be with their settings, their bid for privacy can be compromised by third-party software developers who make those annoying apps that let users play games with each other—and, apparently, share their personal information with advertisers.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 READ MORE


The iPhone Goes to War

The iPhone is getting outfitted for battle. Raytheon, that clever military contractor, has developed an iPhone application called the One Force Tracker that helps soldiers track each other and their enemies, orient themselves and communicate using an interface similar to Facebook.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009 READ MORE

Harvard to End Early Admissions

The Ivy League university said the program disadvantages poor and minority students, as richer students tend to take advantage of the early admissions opportunity.
Why should you care? Because Harvard is like The New York Times; it sets the agenda for others. Look for other schools to follow suit in this move to level the playing field.

Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE

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