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Showing posts from July 1, 2012

Privacy Laws and Twitter

Photo by Alan Cleaver Judge Sciarrino said, "If you post a tweet, just like if you scream it out the window, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. There is no proprietary interest in your tweets, which you have now gifted to the world..." Tweeting is very different from a private mail, private chat or other forms of private online communications, Sciarrino wrote. "Those private dialogues would require a warrant based on probable cause in order to access the relevant information. " The same is not true of public tweets, he noted. The ruling elicited predictable groans from privacy rights groups. "We think the judge missed the point on the privacy analysis," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). "It's one thing for the police to overhear a person shout an incriminating statement. We agree there would be no expectation of privacy" in those situations, Rotenberg sa

Teaching with Technology

More and more technology is finding its way into the classroom and into the homeschooler's curriculum.  Today, I found an infographic (a visual representation of information) geared toward education. I always had problems with affect and effect. Now I know! There is a whole new employment opportunity for graphic artists that can put together infographics that are understandable, meaningful and helpful. There is even software now available to help non-designers put together effective instructional tools for visual thinking.  Browse more Education infographics .

Happy Fourth of July!

As you can see, I am taking a few days off but I will be back with our regularly scheduled posts and lots of great information. Thanks for standing by!!