Traffic Light Scam II

More on the Italian traffic light scam. I wrote to Mr. Arrighetti asking for comment, and received this from Silvia Guelpa, who says she is a consultant to the company. In summary, she’s arguing that the company, and its founder Stefano Arrighetti, haven’t done anything wrong and that if anyone has broken the law it’s …

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Extending Your Brainpower

This Software ‘Thinks’ Just Like You, But Makes Connections You Had Missed WSJ Online June 22, 2007 By Jeremy Wagstaff Here’s a heads-up on some organizing software that may take some getting used to. Frankly, it’s taken me nearly 10 years to appreciate its power. But now that I do, it has become something of …

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The Consultant Scam

This is nothing to do with technology but it’s something close to my heart: the waste of money that are many aid projects. British charity organisation ActionAid UK has issued a report which reveals the high cost of consultants: Aid provided by rich governments needs to target poverty. Instead, one quarter of their aid – …

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Save Money: Fire Yourself

How often does this happen? Mankato editor resigns rather than cut staff MANKATO, Minn. — The top editor of The Free Press announced she would resign rather than cut newsroom jobs to meet budget targets. On Tuesday, The Free Press reported the decision by editor Deb Flemming to leave the company on April 9 as …

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WhenU’s Popup Victory

WhenU, now known as Claria, has won what it calls an “important decision for the entire Internet industry” in its motion to enjoin the Utah Spyware Control Act, passed in March. WhenU had argued the Act “affects legitimate Internet advertising companies and therefore violates the First Amendment and dormant Commerce Clause of the United States …

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More On Plaxo And Privacy

An interesting academic piece on the privacy aspects of Plaxo (and other networking services), noticed by bagus. Roger Clarke, who wears several hats as an academic and consultant in Australia and Hong Kong, focuses not on the privacy of those who sign up for such services but “on a matter that is new, and of great …

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Column: Under the Wire

UNDER THE WIRE The Latest Software and Hardware Upgrades, Plug-Ins and Add-Ons from the 5 June 2003 of edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review , (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. History Scanned The past is being digitized — fast. The ProQuest Historical Newspapers program has just finished scanning more than a century …

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