Here is Time‘s list of the 100 most influential people of 2011.
Researchers have discovered that the iPhone is keeping track of where you go and storing that information in a file that is stored – unencrypted and unprotected – onto any machine with which you synchronize your phone.
…While it is not unusual for cellphones to track users’ location, that information is typically kept behind a firewall and it requires a court order for others to be able to access it. This isn’t the case with this particular file, raising serious questions about privacy and security.
Your iPhone Is Tracking Your Every Move (ReadWriteWeb)
The shunning of genre fiction isn’t exactly a new revelation, and having worked as a Bookseller for a sci-fi and graphic novels specialist, it’s been on my radar for several years. As a student, I even used to feel a little sheepish admitting to my more discerning peers that, yes, one of my favorite authors is Stephen King. Of course, literary and genre fiction both have value, and it’s also worth mentioning that as with all fiction, some of it is good, and some of it is terrible.
Imagine a library of everything ever written. We could achieve it, but the copyright system is skewed toward corporate interests
The shortlist will be revealed on 14 June, with the winner announced on 6 July.
The longlist in full:
Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett
Afghantsy by Rodric Braithwaite
Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
Mao’s Great Famine by Frank Dikötter
Caravaggio by Andrew Graham Dixon
Liberty’s Exiles by Maya Jasanoff
Capitalism 4.0 by Anatole Kaletsky
Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation by Stuart Kelly
People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry
The Bridge by David Remnick
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
Bismarck: A Life by Jonathan Steinberg
Reprobates by John Stubbs
Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock
Bomber County by Daniel Swift
Sex Before the Sexual Revolution by Simon Szreter and Kate Fisher
Amexica: War Along The Borderline by Ed Vulliamy