Information Technology

The Sounds of Stanford, via the iPod

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University will offer lectures and sports free to alums and the public, and course content to students, through Apple's music store.

$7 Billion to Fix a Non-Problem

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U.S. hardly ever seeks wiretaps on college networks, but orders colleges to make it easier to install wiretaps.

New Dawn or the Perfect Storm?

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At Educause meeting, James Hilton catalogs the threats and opportunities that technology presents for higher education.

After 'Grokster,' the Battle Continues

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in MGM Studios v. Grokster continues to reverberate in the world where music and technology collide, as another file sharing network popular with college students, i2hub, followed Grokster Monday in announcing that it would shut down.

But if recording industry officials think they have definitively won the battle over the free sharing of music and video, they are mistaken, many students -- and some campus experts -- say.

Open to Open Source

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Colleges amenable to noncommercial technologies but move cautiously in adopting them, study finds.

Stem Cells Meet Google

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U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.

Mi Lab Es Su Lab

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Thanks to innovative software, some MIT laboratories are open to the world.

Privacy Practices Get a Failing Grade

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Colleges are behind the curve when it comes to protecting their data from hackers and intrusive bureaucrats, speakers say.

Duke's Ever-Evolving iPod Initiative

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Given some of its recent publicity, this might not have been the best time for Duke University to announce that it was altering a highly popular student benefit. But Duke's plan to stop giving students free iPods through its path-setting Duke Digital Initiative and to instead lend them or sell them the devices for a highly subsidized $99 has even struck most students as a logical next step in the maturation of the educational technology program.

Locking Down Departmental Data

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Colleges crack down as latest round of cyberattacks show vulnerability of information stored outside central campus networks.

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