Mac News: Apple to launch photo sharing functionality in iCloud at WWDC
Apple is expected to upgrade its iCloud service with new photo sharing functionality at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, according to a new report. The new features will be announced when WWDC kicks off on June 11, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new functionality will allow users to share photos with others and also comment on them.
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Technology News: Fair use (mostly) triumphant: Judge exonerates campus “e-reserves”
If your collegiate experience was anything like mine, it probably involved frequent trips to the library in order to check out photocopied book chapters on Hegel and Wittgenstein from the “reserves desk” (and involved frequent curses directed to those other readers who, like me, were attempting to cram a chapter an hour before class and had checked out all available copies.) Today, of course, you can just get “e-reserves” through a browser, but the very ease of copying and distribution found in the new systems has publishers worried. Certain courses and professors use reserves quite liberally as a way to ensure poor students don’t need to buy entire books for the sake of a few pages. But are reserves actually copyright infringement on a massive scale?
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Other News: Facebook IPO has privacy implications, advocates say
Facebook’s IPO could be one of the most successful in history, but that very success could force the company to make a choice between protecting users’ privacy and exploiting their personal data.
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