January 18, 2013
This Week in Review looks Facebook and Netflix, then we will turn to Aaron Swartz. Netflix announced that they plan on going to social media sometime in 2013 because a two decade old law has been repealed. The law, signed in 1988, prohibited video tape service providers from sharing client rental history. The wording of the law drew criticism from many people, including Netflix, as Netflix does not deal with video tapes. The Video Privacy Protection Act, or VPPA, has been amended and updated a bit to deal with digital technology so content streaming websites, such as Netflix, can share client viewing history if there is written consent to do so. Would you like to know more?
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January 11, 2013
This Week in Review is full of news that gives us a peak to a shiny, cyberpunk future filled with robots you can hack with a phone, sites online where millions of corporate professionals crowd in, and instant internet access for free everywhere. Now we just need to start saying, “jacked in,” wearing mirror shades, and all carrying samurai swords to make the genre complete.
First, let’s take a look at some fun toys that can capture any child’s imagination. That’s right, I’m talking about Lego.
Photo Credit: Lego Mindstorm