Updates on technology for the home from the tech blog Slashdot:
Apple's DRM Whack-a-Mole: We really couldn't have hoped for a DRM-free Apple, now could we? This article details the latest DRM tactics from Apple, including purchased iTunes having your personal info linked with the tune, presumably to prevent you from loading them onto a network.
PCs-are-chaper-than-Macs Myth Busted: For high-end laptops, Mac saves buyers some $650 over the next-best PC option, and on the low end, if you want what Mac's selling, you'll definitely not do too bad.
After the jump: info about Vacation Photos that Inform, and Google's Lowest Possible Privacy Grade
Vacation Photos That Inform Instead of Bore: Try getting this type of info from a guide book: here's how to use meta-data tags from sites like Flickr photos to find what you're really looking for. "For example, fans of graffiti can search the word, 'graffiti,' and 'New York City' at Flickr.com/map, and pull up photos of freshly painted tags, all plotted with pushpins on a clickable Yahoo map."
Privacy Group Give Google Lowest Possible Grade: "While a number of other Internet companies have troubling policies, none comes as close to Google to 'achieving status as an endemic threat to privacy,' Privacy International said in an explanation of its findings." However, Google lawyers counter with examples that include last year's successful fight against the U.S. Justice department subpoena that demanded to be allowed to review millions of search requests.