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How SEMs Can Recognize & Resist Google-Think

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One of the seminal moments in George Orwell’s 1984 occurs when the hero – Winston Smith – is finally convinced by his torturers that 2+2=5. The point of the scene is to show how Oceania (the totalitarian regime in which 1984 is based) has so much control over the mind...
How SEMs Can Recognize & Resist Google-Think

Google reveals Grandview, Missouri is getting its Fiber Internet service

thenextweb.com
Google on Tuesday announced that Grandview, Missouri will receive the company’s Fiber Internet service. As is becoming typical with these smaller expansions, Google says it doesn’t have an estimate for when the service will be available in the city and merely says “it will still be awhile.” Google says before...
Google reveals Grandview, Missouri is getting its Fiber Internet service

Salesforce.com aims its customer service, social monitoring apps at governments

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Salesforce.com is hoping to set the standard for how government bodies deliver online services to citizens using mobile devices.The cloud-based software vendor on Wednesday announced Rapid Response 311, a mobile application that citizens can use to log and track requests for service; Mobile Communities for Government; Government Social Command...
Salesforce.com aims its customer service, social monitoring apps at governments

North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

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It was just a month ago that North Korea started allowing mobile internet access to visitors (while still restricting it from citizens), but now a tour group says that program has ended. First reported by North Korea Tech, a post on the Koryo Group site indicates that tourists can...
North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

Newark mayor takes to Twitter to help amid Sandy

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Cory Booker spent the night responding to citizens in distress and tweeting about it during the superstorm. [Read more]...
Newark mayor takes to Twitter to help amid Sandy

U.K. Vetoes Extradition Of Legendary Hacker To The US

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A man who admitted to accessing U.S. government computers in search of UFOs won't be stepping foot on American soil any time soon. U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May ruled early Tuesday that computer hacker Gary McKinnon won't be extradited to the United States, The Associated Press tweeted. Before today's decision,...
U.K. Vetoes Extradition Of Legendary Hacker To The US

Meet the guy who cracked the case of the stolen iPhone IDs

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AltSec claimed they got them from a FBI agent's laptop. David Schuetz proved they lied. FORTUNE -- Last week, the AltSec hacker group claimed it found 1 million UDIDs -- the numbers by with Apple (AAPL) identifies iOS devices -- on an FBI agent's laptop. They used the purported discovery as...
Meet the guy who cracked the case of the stolen iPhone IDs

Google's Schmidt on China: 'Ultimately censorship fails'

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says the power of the Internet and citizens' desire for information will break down the Great Firewall of China. [Read more]...
Google's Schmidt on China: 'Ultimately censorship fails'

Malkin Award Nominee

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A video version from Congressman Allen West (R-FL), who delivers a warning to Obama, Pelosi and Reid: A Floridian fumes: Who the hell does Allen West think he is? Of all the offensive statements he has made, telling President Obama to "get the hell out of the United States of...
Malkin Award Nominee

WaPost and Guardian PRISM reports contain 'numerous inaccuracies': Intelligence Director

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James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, has responded to reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian which broke news that authorities were monitoring data from US citizens via a number of major tech firms. A statement from Clapper claims that the reports on the PRISM program — Section 702...
WaPost and Guardian PRISM reports contain 'numerous inaccuracies': Intelligence Director

Google’s Andy Rubin Compares iPhone to North Korea

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Brad Stone of the NYT interviewed Andy Rubin last week: Mr. Rubin also addressed many other topics—like whether consumers actually care if their mobile phone software is “open” or not. He insisted that they will, comparing closed computing platforms to totalitarian governments that deprive their citizens of choice. “When they...
Google’s Andy Rubin Compares iPhone to North Korea
Pew YouTube study shows user-uploaded news is some of the most popular

EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

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More than 80 European digital rights organizations on Wednesday called on the European Commission to do more to protect net neutrality.The groups, represented by The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and European Digital Rights (EDRi), are demanding an end to "dangerous experimentation with the functioning of the Internet in Europe."The...
EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

Feds say they can read your email

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Documents obtained by the ACLU reveal that government policy on email snooping is confusing. FORTUNE -- Newly released documents show that the FBI and some U.S. Attorney's offices have created justifications to support their contention that they don't need a warrant to read citizens' private emails. The American Civil Liberties...
Feds say they can read your email

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

torrentfreak.com
Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

Election Day 2012

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We've witnessed the most expensive presidential election contest in history. If you don't live in one of the eight to ten "swing states", it didn't feel like much of an election. I did not see one commercial for either side. But friends who have been in Ohio tell me they...
Election Day 2012

File Sharing And Torrent Websites Now Legal In Spain

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File sharing just became legal in Spain, changing the rules on what is legal, and what is fair.In a court ruling that will surely shake the Spanish and European legal scene for years to come, a Spanish judge has today declared not only that sites containing links to copyrighted information are legal,...
File Sharing And Torrent Websites Now Legal In Spain
Obama administration considering options to escalate response to Chinese cyberattacks

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

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Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, fresh from a visit to North Korea in January, on why the Internet is far from an unalloyed good to the citizens of dictatorships around the world....
The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Of Them If You Join Its Trading Platform

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With Facebook announcing its ballsy stock price of $38 yesterday and all eyes now on what will happen with the social network when it finally goes public today, a new trading platform in Hong Kong, 8 Securities, is seizing the moment to boost its own profile by offering customers US$200...
Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Of Them If You Join Its Trading Platform

The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

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Yesterday, Google product manager posted a blog post stating that 600 communities applied to be a guinea pig for the search giants experimental fiber network. And 190,000 individuals wrote letters of support for their communities to be chosen. But the post was written with 5 hours until the deadline,...
The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

Tech firms may balk at California push for citizen data access

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A lawmaker wants the state to move toward what the EU gives its citizens in terms of "habeas data" rights -- the power to request one's personal data from companies that hold it. But Silicon Valley may well fight back. [Read more]...
Tech firms may balk at California push for citizen data access

Twitter Is In Trouble In Brazil Because Drivers Are Tweeting To Avoid The Cops

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Twitter has a problem in Brazil — the government is suing the company for nearly $300,000 because citizens have been using it to avoid traffic controls, The Next Web reports. This also means that, yes, Brazilians have successfully been using Twitter to get around police presence on roads, like...
Twitter Is In Trouble In Brazil Because Drivers Are Tweeting To Avoid The Cops
Google officially launches Google Fiber in Kansas City

Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights

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For a while now, we've been following a series of very scary court cases that could take away your ability to sell physical products you own, by using a bizarre interpretation of copyright law by the courts. You can click back on that link to read some of the background,...
Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights

A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries

torrentfreak.com
“Honest.” This word was used by the copyright industry, to try to get citizens to do their bidding. Honest. Could you believe that today? This industry dared take that word in their mouths? For some time, it may actually have worked. Not for us who worked with technology and knew...
A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries

Citizens Protest Closing Of Boston Libraries, Propose Alternative Funding (Boston Globe) http://bit.ly/9iARx9

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Citizens Protest Closing Of Boston Libraries, Propose Alternative Funding (Boston Globe) http://bit.ly/9iARx9

Norway's new pension program is more efficient and better serves citizens

www.computerworld.com
The new IT infrastructure features a self-service portal that radically improves the way the Norwegian government administers pensions to 1 million residents and readies it for an expected increase in retirees....
Norway's new pension program is more efficient and better serves citizens

Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'

9to5google.com
You don’t get any more tenacious denials than this. First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We...
Google on PRISM accusations 'WHAT THE ...'
UK struggling to cope with 'exponentially' rising online fraud
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