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Occupy Protests in Spain Inspire Anonymous to 'Operation Spain'

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You’d think this was expected. Large protests against austerity measures have roiled Spain as demonstrators rallied across Madrid on Tuesday. The protests have been spawned by economic woes and targeted politicians and government facilities. They climaxed Tuesday night with protesters surrounding the Spanish congress building in action dubbed “Occupy Congress.”...
Occupy Protests in Spain Inspire Anonymous to 'Operation Spain'

Net Neutrality Battle Gets Silly... Astroturfers, Sock Puppets, Student Projects, Overwritten Word Docs... Oh My

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This was pretty predictable, but it's still unfortunate that it's happening. We've complained in the past that both sides on the net neutrality debate are exaggerating and making absolutely ridiculous arguments, and even though I agree that putting net neutrality in the law in some manner is a bad, bad...
Net Neutrality Battle Gets Silly... Astroturfers, Sock Puppets, Student Projects, Overwritten Word Docs... Oh My

Police killings: man arrested over Dale Cregan Facebook page

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Page appears to praise man arrested on suspicion of murdering Manchester police officers and suggest he should receive OBEA man has been arrested in connection with an offensive Facebook page set up following the deaths of police officers Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, Greater Manchester police said.The page appeared to...
Police killings: man arrested over Dale Cregan Facebook page

Syrian Activist Arrested By Secret Police Merely For Having Livestreaming App Installed On His Phone

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Police and security forces around the world -- and that includes in the West -- hate being recorded when they're overstepping the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress. But there's one thing...
Syrian Activist Arrested By Secret Police Merely For Having Livestreaming App Installed On His Phone

The Oatmeal beat Funnyjunk, but other cartoonists aren't so lucky

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The Oatmeal is raising huge amounts of money for charity by very publicly thumbing its nose at a lawyer acting for Funnyjunk – but that's hiding the real truth about the problems online comic strips faceMatt Inman is an acerbic enough character when idle. When roused, the creator of popular...
The Oatmeal beat Funnyjunk, but other cartoonists aren't so lucky

Tomb Raider hands-on preview

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Nick Cowen plays through the first three hours of Crystal Dynamics' gritty reboot of the franchiseWhy are we so hard on action heroes when they want to come back to us? Every time one of these poor souls needs a series reboot, it's almost like the people in charge of...
Tomb Raider hands-on preview
Google now offers Google Earth, Picasa, and Chrome in Syria

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?

Young people need guidance to cope with the threats posed by social media

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Professionals must be trained to deal with the social problems young people can come up against when using today's technologyThis week marks the first anniversary of the summer riots, where mobile devices played such an important part in connecting rioters with each other and were used to capture much of...
Young people need guidance to cope with the threats posed by social media

Chicago police clash with Nato summit protesters

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Arrests and injuries as thousands march on downtown area of the city, where 51 world leaders are meetingThe main anti-war march at the Chicago Nato summit was marred by clashes between police and protesters, with several people injured and 45 arrests.Thousands of people marched towards McCormick Place in the downtown...
Chicago police clash with Nato summit protesters

Anonymous defaces Haditha Massacre lawfirm website, releases e-mails

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Anonymous defaced the website of law firm Puckett Faraj this morning and leaked e-mails concerning the sergeant accused of handling 2005′s Haditha Massacre in Iraq. Sergeant Frank Wuterich was charged with a 2005 US Marine raid in Iraq, which killed 24 unarmed civilians. Wuterich was convicted of negligent dereliction, ending...
Anonymous defaces Haditha Massacre lawfirm website, releases e-mails

Could the Hillsborough lies ever happen again? | Gaby Hinsliff

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The most corrosive effect of the conviction that we don't get the truth out of those in power is that it breeds a refusal to listenThis is the truth that so nearly wasn't told. Remember that on Wednesday, when the independent inquiry on the Hillsborough football stadium disaster finally unleashes a flood of confidential...
Could the Hillsborough lies ever happen again? | Gaby Hinsliff

How can Europe find its own vision of the future?

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Last weekend I made a brief visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Most cities are scarred and shaped by their history, but it’s true of Belfast more than most. Wherever you went, shadows of the past were visible. The docks, once crawling with shipbuilders constructing huge constructing vessels like The Titanic,...
How can Europe find its own vision of the future?

U.S. Targets Tech's Role in Oppression

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President Barack Obama has signed an executive order targeting people and companies facilitating human-rights abuses with technology, part of a broader push by the White House to combat mass atrocities at a time of heightened concern over civilian massacres in places like Syria. The order authorizes sanctions and visa bans...
U.S. Targets Tech's Role in Oppression

Review: Wizardry Online brings 1981 dungeon crawling into the MMO era

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Wizardry I, on the Apple II, consumed a significant portion of my freshman year in college. Each game in the series has been painfully addictive, deep, and compelling. The earliest games had a well-deserved reputation for sadistic brutality towards players, with it being quite easy to lose weeks of...
Review: Wizardry Online brings 1981 dungeon crawling into the MMO era

The Apple Revolution: Steve Jobs, the Counter Culture, and How the Crazy Ones Took Over the World by Luke Dormehl - review

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A genial account of the rise of Apple fails to probe the company's cultural significanceIn his strange third-person memoir, Youth, JM Coetzee writes of his days as an employee of IBM in London in the early 1960s and his gradual inculcation into the corporation's culture. "THINK is the motto of...
The Apple Revolution: Steve Jobs, the Counter Culture, and How the Crazy Ones Took Over the World by Luke Dormehl - review
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