For Law Enforcement, The Network Effect Is Nigh-on Irresistible

The woman was treated at St. Elizabeth hospital in Granite City in June after suffering complications from an abortion at the Hope Clinic for Women.

Redford published the entire list of requests and the requester’s names. He figures making people accountable for their ideas is the only reason shit didn’t get even weirder. “If I didn’t do that, I think it would’ve been a lot more sinister,” he says.

For law enforcement, the network effect is nigh-on irresistible. “You just don’t know what little tidbit might prevent us from experiencing the next terror attack,” says Peter Jackson of JRIC. “We found that the more data [Palantir] touches, the more powerful and relevant and useful it becomes.”

EVE Online relies heavily on the interactions that organically take place between characters, rather than developer-created content, to keep its users hooked. Lander said that when EVE started out in 2003 there wasn’t even much of a game yet, but there were systems in place to allow players to interact. As people started to form bonds, the game became better and better. Today it has nearly half a million highly dedicated subscribers, but it took a substantial risk for the developer to release a game that depended on players to drive the experience.

Much of the momentum comes courtesy of Sony, the current market leader, which suddenly seemed more vulnerable following a pricing bombshell of $600 for a fully functional version of its still-pending PlayStation 3 console.

Undeterred, Johansen fought and won both cases brought against him in Norway, and continued his quest to release digital media from the shackles of overly restrictive copy protection. Since then he’s built free software tools that crack Apple’s AAC audio format – the encryption systems used by iTunes – and the Windows Media Player codec for streaming video.


Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.

“Our position is that we don’t want to grant monopoly control of orphan works to just one entity, Google,” Public Knowledge staff attorney John Bergmeyer told “At the same time, we recognize that some access to orphan works would be a good thing.”

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While Netflix plans to launch its service in China eventually, the current regulatory environment doesn’t allow for it. Getting the market hooked on its original series and movies through sublicensing will allow it to grab significant market share if and when it launches its own service in the country.

News of the delay, earlier reported by TechCrunch, comes one day after Apple reported a third consecutive quarter of declining revenue and profit. On Wednesday, Apple shares fell $2.66, or 2.3%, to $115.59.

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