Blog Heap o'Transport Links 19 June 2009

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.


New Mexico breaks ground on commercial spaceport Fri 2009 Jun 19, 11:54pm

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson broke ground on Friday on construction of Spaceport America, the world's first facility built specifically for space-bound commercial customers and fee-paying passengers.

Digital Policing

Dutch muggers caught on Google street view camera Fri 2009 Jun 19, 11:51pm

GoogleDutch twin brothers who mugged a teenager in the northern town of Groningen were arrested after being caught on camera by a car gathering images for Google's online photo map service

Digital Privacy

Job applicants asked to provide their passwords to social networking sites Fri 2009 Jun 19, 11:53pm

As part of routine background checks, the city asks job applicants to provide their usernames and passwords for their social-networking sites. And it has been doing it for years... City officials maintain the policy is necessary to ensure employees' integrity and protect the public's trust, but the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana says they may be crossing the line.... [MAY be crossing the line? MAY BE????!!!!!]