Archives for December 2004
Apple Launches iTunes Music Store in Canada. $0.99 a song, a nice discount from the US, and a decent selection of Canadian artists as well.
that a few weeks ago, Google rolled out a Chinese Google News that omitted sources blocked by the Chinese government. Well now the government has done its part by blocking the main Google News site, according to Reporters sans frontières. This is a great example of why technologists, engineers, and others who, while technically adept, lack formal education (or experience with, evidently) in ethics, journalism, political theory, or philosophy, shouldn’t be the people entrusted with making such product design decisions. Companies have responsibilities – drawing the line in the sand on an issue such as this is clearly one of them. Google is really dropping the ball on this one.
about the Guantanamo prison facility have leaked, and they’re not pretty: Red Cross Finds Detainee Abuse in Guantánamo.