Fans of social media were reassured this week as Twitter finally rolled out two-step verification, ostensibly making the service more secure for its millions of customers. This is a feature that other major companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have already implemented and, on the surface, seemed a victory. Not so fast. Security researchers...Read more →
From Consumerist.com: Oh and also, erotica might not fly with Amazon, as the content guidelines include the following restrictions: No pornography, no offensive content, no illegal/copyright infringing content, it can’t be a poor customer experience (misleading title, horribly formatted), no excessive use of brand names and no “crossover” stories that pick and choose elements from...Read more →
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Both include a preview of Neil’s upcoming novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, on sale June 18th.
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…you might spare a moment to delve into some of the library-related statistics you can compute within Wolfram|Alpha. We’ve pulled in key statistics from two major sources: the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Public Libraries in the United States Survey and data on academic libraries from the National Center for Education Statistics. Read the full article @ Wolfram|Alpha...Read more →
The company’s today announced Kindle Worlds, a new publishing platform that promises to pay writers royalties for stories inspired by established works. Naturally, the original rights holder needs to be a willing participant as well, and they’ll also be paid a royalty for all fan fiction stories sold. My question is: does this give...Read more →