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The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in the US has released hundreds of pages of documents related to the US government's secret interpretation of Patriot Act Section 215 and the NSA's (mis)use of its massive database of every American's phone records. The documents were released as a result of EFF's ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
A group of Tufts University students enjoying the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last Thursday noticed something unsettling about the confetti being tossed around. Instead of being made from blank coloured paper, it had bits of confidential information on it like licence plate numbers, phone numbers and addresses, made from sensitive documents from the Nassau County Police Department.
I like using my ereader for things other than books, but aside from Instapaper, converting regular files into ereader format is more hassle than it's worth. Now Amazon's making it easier to send non-book files to your Kindle.
Google Docs went Ding! today and gained some additional functionality, rolling out natively supported pivot tables. The pivot table, as any A/R Coordinator worth his salt can tell you, allows data from one workbook to be summarized in another, saving huge amounts of time and brainpower. This function been available on Excel since 1997 but has been only available to Docs users to this point through the Panorama add-on.
Google Docs has always been a great collaboration tool, but the "comment" system left a bit to be desired. Comments were essentially sticky notes attached to text in the document, on which all parties could leave little messages. Google's completely revamped this feature, turning it into a more IM-like experience.