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 Wednesday, 1-May-2013  20:56:52 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This week is Privacy Awareness Week in many countries, including Australia. Privacy Awareness Week 2013 will be held from 28 April to 4 May 2013. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) will celebrate this week with a series of events and the release of new privacy guidance and products. Our focus for PAW 2013 is privacy law reform. Itís going to be a big year for privacy in Australia as businesses and government agencies prepare for changes to privacy laws due to come into force in March 2014.

Meanwhile the World Wide Web is now twenty years old, thanks IntelInside. More info here, and the world's first webpage can be viewed here. Wow, that puts into perspective the fact that OCAU will be 14 years old next month.

Metamorphosis spotted this clever project to simulate piracy's effect on a game developer. What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy?

Speaking of which, NSW's Police Force has copped a hefty legal bill related to the earlier claims of software piracy, thanks Jackoschitt. The company alleged police and other agencies were using 16,500 copies of its software on various computers when police were only ever entitled to 6500 licences. The group initially alleged $10 million in damages but later increased this to $12 million after reviewing the results of a court-ordered, $120,000 KPMG audit of the NSW Police Force's computer systems.

Sniper noticed this article suggesting that Google Glass will help older people, especially if they suffer from dementia or memory loss. Older age brings other challenges, such as muddled thoughts, and for some, a slow slide into dementia because of Alzheimer's, or because of the effects of powerful medications. With special Google Glass-based applications, however, we could soften the problems that Generation A is facing. I'd love to have something that reminds me of people's names and how I know them - I'm absolutely hopeless at that kind of thing. :)

AMD has two new FX CPUs. AMD FX 4350 and 6350 processor parts launch today in the component channel. AMD is rolling out two new members of the legendary FX CPU family, and as always, they bring the unlocked performance youíve come to know and love from AMD.

From Symon, an article about listening to Alexander Graham Bell. Inside the lab, Bell and his associates bent over their pioneering audio apparatus, testing the potential of a variety of materials, including metal, wax, glass, paper, plaster, foil and cardboard, for recording sound, and then listening to what they had embedded on discs or cylinders. However, the precise methods they employed in early efforts to play back their recordings are lost to history.

Today's timewaster is Save The Dummy, a fun physics puzzler, from asher.



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