Why Are Universities Fighting Open Education? | Electronic Frontier Foundation

A Tired Argument Over Software Patents Is Holding Up Common-Sense Reforms In December, over 3,000 of you rallied in support in support of a proposed Department of Education (ED) policy that would make ED-funded educational resources a lot more accessible to educators and students around the world.

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Bank of America files patent on blockchain sentry » Brave New Coin

In a US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) filing disclosure today entitled “Cryptocurrency Suspicious User Alert System,” Bank of America (BoA) has set out to protect the ability to watch the blockchain for various events, that they call signs of a ‘suspicious transaction,’ and report them to the user and/or administrator as they are discovered.

The 42,000-word patent filing goes into great detail of possible customer transactions, with many variations and permutations, in order to discuss the situations where suspicious activity could be detected, and how they plan to spots such activity with their “validation engine.”

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