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Huawei exec: "We are not interested in the US market anymore"

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After several months of intense lobbying to break into the US market—and even Congressional hearings over security concerns last year—Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei announced Tuesday that it is giving up. “We are not interested in the US market anymore,” Eric Xu, the company's executive vice president, said at the...
Huawei exec: "We are not interested in the US market anymore"

What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

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When Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs. Saverin’s father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable that he’d attract this kind of unwanted attention. Now the family...
What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

Guess What Percentage Of Americans Work For The Government Now Versus The Late 1970s?

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To hear some people tell it, you'd think the American government had expanded radically in recent years--so much so that a vast percentage of the population now works for the government. Nope. As the charts below show, about 7% of Americans now work for the government. (All government--federal, state, and...
Guess What Percentage Of Americans Work For The Government Now Versus The Late 1970s?

Cyber War: A One-Sided Battle Against A Trumped Up Enemy

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You would have to be a deaf and blind person with a penchant for head-burying to have missed the drum beats of a supposed cyber war the American government has been touting over the past year or so. It's a one-sided conversation that has been hyperbolic on a level normally...
Cyber War: A One-Sided Battle Against A Trumped Up Enemy

Security still the ‘No. 1 obstacle’ to cloud adoption

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(L to R) Andrew Feldman of AMD, Barry Evans of Calexda, and Guido Appenzeller of Big Switch Networks(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com International companies are still wary of cloud adoption because of concerns over data security and legal exposure, including worries about American government interference. Speaking at GigaOM’s Structure 2012 conference...
Security still the ‘No. 1 obstacle’ to cloud adoption
Global government censorship on the rise, says latest Google report

US government leads Twitter data requests

www.telegraph.co.uk
The American Government made nearly 700 requests for Twitter user data, compared to just 11 from the UK....
US government leads Twitter data requests

Anonymous donors bring Hollywood production values to anti-MPAA video

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A video accusing the American government of selling out to Hollywood has made a splash after being featured on the front page of the Pirate Bay, where it has reportedly garnered over 10 million views. Anti-Hollywood sentiment is nothing new, especially on The Pirate Bay, but what sets this...
Anonymous donors bring Hollywood production values to anti-MPAA video

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Legal bid to remove anti-Islam film from YouTube denied

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A judge in Los Angeles on Thursday denied a request to remove the offensive, anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims" from YouTube, which has lead to many violent protests around the globe. Tragically, last week, the violence caused the death of four American government employees in Libya. Meanwhile, Google took the...
Legal bid to remove anti-Islam film from YouTube denied
Google stands up for Gmail users, requires cops to get a warrant
Woz goes to bat for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom
Kim Dotcom ups the heat on Obama with launch of Kim.com website [video]

How Spies, Hackers, And the Government Bolster A Booming Software Exploit Market

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An underground market in zero-day exploits and software vulnerabilities allows the American government, foreign security agencies, and rival companies to snoop on strangers' computers. Right now, all over the world, experts are poring over code looking for weaknesses in software. Their exploits they discover--virtual break-ins for everyday computer programs...
How Spies, Hackers, And the Government Bolster A Booming Software Exploit Market
Online translation's Cold War roots

Why we all have a stake in the Freedom of the Press Foundation | Dan Gillmor

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This new nonprofit to protect WikiLeaks and other whistleblowers from payment systems blocking deserves our supportTwo years ago this month, the major online payment systems - Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and more - cut off one of the world's most famous journalism organizations from the public. They stopped taking payments on...
Why we all have a stake in the Freedom of the Press Foundation | Dan Gillmor

New Zealand judge: FBI must release more evidence to Kim Dotcom

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In an appellate judicial ruling at the New Zealand High Court, a judge ruled Thursday that the FBI must allow Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now-shuttered Megaupload site, to see more evidence against him in his extradition case to the United States. The ruling marks a significant blow to...
New Zealand judge: FBI must release more evidence to Kim Dotcom

How The Government Saved The Internet

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Reed Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He served under President Bill Clinton and currently serves as CEO of the Coalition For Green Capital. The government had a critical role in fostering the growth of the Internet during its commercial infancy in...
How The Government Saved The Internet

Government releases 'unprecedented amount of data' for National Day of Civic Hacking

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Thousands of people are coming together this weekend to improve the American government. Tomorrow is the National Day of Civic Hacking. A consortium of government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits are teaming up to hold 96 events in 83 cities around the country. The goal of the initiative is to build...
Government releases 'unprecedented amount of data' for National Day of Civic Hacking

Poll Shows Only 9% Of UK Public Think Richard O'Dwyer Should Be Extradited

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A poll conducted in the UK has found that only 9% of those surveyed agreed that student Richard O'Dwyer should be extradited to face criminal charges in the US for creating TVShack, a site that let people link to videos hosted elsewhere. So far, the government has been ignoring public...
Poll Shows Only 9% Of UK Public Think Richard O'Dwyer Should Be Extradited

America's Town Hall Moves Online

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Almost four years ago, the United States experienced the first national election in which social media was seen by many as the key that opened the door to the White House and, no doubt, it will play a critical role in the upcoming election. Over the past four years, it...
America's Town Hall Moves Online

Which mobile phone is best for roaming?

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Kindratyshyn is going travelling and wants to buy local sim cards to avoid roaming charges. Which phone should he buy?I want to travel to other countries, buying sim cards for each one. Which phone should I get?KindratyshynDifferent countries use different mobile phone systems, and almost always use more than one...
Which mobile phone is best for roaming?

Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government

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Megaupload founder proposes free New Zealand broadband paid for by lawsuits over 'unlawful' destruction of his businessKim Dotcom, the flamboyant German-born internet entrepreneur facing extradition to the US for alleged piracy, has put forward a plan to give all householders in his new home of New Zealand free broadband access,...
Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government

The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

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When The Pirate Bay ‘moved’ its operation to North Korea last month the site was heavily criticized for teaming up with such a dictatorial regime. In an attempt to right this wrong, the largest file-sharing site in the universe has teamed up with the only free nation left, the United...
The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...
Polish prof discovers way to encrypt secret messages into silence on Skype (even if the FBI is listening)

Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson – review

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This study of cold war academic John von Neumann and his early computer is engrossing and well-researchedThe foundation myth of the internet invariably involves an iconoclastic and romantic technology entrepreneur, who, free from government restraint, enlists free-floating venture capitalists in building the Next Great Thing. It's a myth that borders...
Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson – review

Icann, top-level domains and their expansion

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Charles Arthur explains the key termsWhat are top-level domains?TLDs are the part of an internet address – before the first single slash, and after a full stop (such as .uk in www.guardian.co.uk) that tells you what sort of site you are visiting. There are about 250 country-level codes - such...
Icann, top-level domains and their expansion

NZ judge in Kim Dotcom case calls US "the enemy" on IP policy

arstechnica.com
The New Zealand judge in Kim Dotcom’s case has referred to the United States as “the enemy,” with respect to intellectual property policy. Speaking at the NetHui conference in Auckland last week (organized by the “Fair Deal” coalition, a group of Kiwis opposed to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty), District...
NZ judge in Kim Dotcom case calls US "the enemy" on IP policy
Why the American government has only itself to blame for Kim Dotcom's celebrity status

China v the US: how the superpowers compare

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As Barack Obama prepares for the 'no-necktie summit' with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in California, we decided to look at the two superpowers and compare data such as health, wealth and environmental development - an inherently tricky task given the countries' markedly different systems. Can it be done? Join...
China v the US: how the superpowers compare
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