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If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.

 

 

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President Obama Wants You to Feel Good About NSA Surveillance

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On 9 August 2013, President Obama addressed concerns about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic spying programs, but stopped far short of promising to curtail them. The president announced that the NSA will be launching a new Web site to better explain the program. While Obama stated that, “it’s right to ask questions about surveillance,” he said that Edward Snowden, who revealed the programs to the world, was not a “patriot.” Meanwhile, Obama has reportedly been in secret talks with technology executives, including Apple’s Tim Cook, to discuss the surveillance programs.favicon follow link

 

Comments about President Obama Wants You to Feel Good About NSA Surveillance

Steve Nicholson  2013-08-12 10:31
Anybody who exposes erosion of our freedoms is a patriot in my book.
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-13 11:42
Correction: The original version of this ExtraBIT referred to "Eric" Snowden, instead of "Edward," the man's correct name. I've changed the text on the site.