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After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print.

Those coolly authoritative, gold-lettered reference books that were once sold door-to-door by a fleet of traveling salesmen and displayed as proud fixtures in American homes will be discontinued, company executives said.

In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools.

Interesting milestone for humanity, when information is not only more accessible through digital mediums, but increasingly, only available in digital mediums.

Congress Sends Letter to Apple Over Path Debacle

Having been the subject of  questions regarding its collection of user locations in the past, Apple has been sent a letter over concerns that developers may be accessing and storing user data on its products.

Congressmen have addressed a letter directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, regarding transmission of user data, and the privacy safeguards in the app store. This, in response to the recent Path privacy debacle, and realization that the problem is more endemic to the app industry than many users are aware of. Check out the extensive (if not terribly well written) list of questions, perhaps even demands, they propose, after the jump: