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Trolling the troll: BBC accosts internet bully on the street

Anonymous releases 1.7GB of data following new Department of Justice hack

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Hacking group Anonymous has claimed it has grabbed 1.7 GB of data belonging to the US Justice Department, although the US organisation has played down the sensitivity of the haul that was accessed from one of its websites. In the its latest move against the DoJ, the hacktivist collective says...
Anonymous releases 1.7GB of data following new Department of Justice hack
Feature: Mastered for iTunes: how audio engineers tweak tunes for the iPod age

Is Lobbying Closer To Bribery... Or Extortion?

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We've certainly talked quite a bit about the institutional-level corruption of the way Congress and lobbying works, but a recent This American Life episode, done in partnership with the Planet Money team takes a much deeper dive into how lobbying works. You absolutely should listen to it. It's really fascinating,...
Is Lobbying Closer To Bribery... Or Extortion?

Anonymous plans more attacks on China, report says

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The hacker group Anonymous plans to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights in China, according to Reuters. [Read more]...
Anonymous plans more attacks on China, report says

54 Smart Thinkers Everyone Should Follow On Twitter

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Today everyone is getting their news and information from Twitter. At Business Insider, it's how we get a lot of our story ideas. But figuring out exactly who to follow is a tough task. So we've put together a guide of some of the most influential thought leaders in the...
54 Smart Thinkers Everyone Should Follow On Twitter

Change at the top at China Mobile as its chairman retires

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China Mobile has announced that its chairman, Wang Jianzhou, has stepped down from his position at the world’s largest opeator “by reason of age”, his replacement will be Xi Guohua, the operator’s vice chairman. Xi, who is a former vice minister at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, will retain...
Change at the top at China Mobile as its chairman retires

Windows Server 8 officially dubbed ‘Windows Server 2012,’ will land this year

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As expected, Microsoft has made it known that Windows Server 8 will be called ‘Windows Server 2012.’ The software will be released later this year. Microsoft calls it a ‘cloud-optimized OS.’ The beta for the software began in March of this year. Here’s how we covered that specific milestone: Windows Server...
Windows Server 8 officially dubbed ‘Windows Server 2012,’ will land this year

ACTA Not Dead Yet: Supporters Make Final Push For EU Approval, May Seek Secret Ballot

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Even as key committees and a bunch of elected officials in the EU Parliament have come out against ACTA, all that really matters is the final vote. And the pro-ACTA forces are making a very big push to get it approved. Some are making arguments on its importance (and pretending...
ACTA Not Dead Yet: Supporters Make Final Push For EU Approval, May Seek Secret Ballot

WikiLeaks claims it submitted a 100-page dossier to UK Leveson Inquiry on media corruption

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Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has revealed that the UK’s public inquiry into the culture and ethics of the British media has requested a submission on corruption in the UK press, to which it has obliged by submitting a 100-page dossier. Just to recap, last July UK Prime Minister David Cameron appointed...
WikiLeaks claims it submitted a 100-page dossier to UK Leveson Inquiry on media corruption
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate now available to download
Windows Server 8 to be named Windows Server 2012, due later this year

New book: WikiLeaks wanted LulzSec's help to hack Iceland

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Parmy Olson, the Forbes London bureau chief, is out with a new book called We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency. While we're working on a review, one tidbit caught our eyes: the only alleged online meeting between WikiLeak's Julian Assange and...
New book: WikiLeaks wanted LulzSec's help to hack Iceland

Obama Administration Told It Should Return The Crystal-Covered Michael Jackson Glove It Illegally Seized

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We've talked repeatedly about the federal governments' overly-aggressive nature in seizing and forfeiting things like domain names, but the government's abuse of forfeiture and seizure laws goes way beyond just seizing digital assets. Basically, law enforcement often sees seizure and forfeiture laws as an excuse to steal from the public...
Obama Administration Told It Should Return The Crystal-Covered Michael Jackson Glove It Illegally Seized

Etisalat to Close India Network

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Etisalat said it will shut down Indian unit Etisalat DB's operations after the country's Supreme Court ordered to cancel all mobile-telecommunications service licenses issued in 2008 on complaints of corruption in their allotment....
Etisalat to Close India Network
Exposing the self-proclaimed 'inventor of email'

Dutch Judge's Anti-Piracy Activities Draw Accusations Of Corruption In Pirate Bay Censorship

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We were a bit surprised last week to hear that a court in the Netherlands had ruled that the Dutch Pirate Party had to censor itself when it came to explaining to people how to use proxies to get around The Pirate Bay block. At some point such censorship needs...
Dutch Judge's Anti-Piracy Activities Draw Accusations Of Corruption In Pirate Bay Censorship

Tech Jay points us to an interesting report by Matt Stoller

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Tech Jay points us to an interesting report by Matt Stoller arguing that, in the US, "corruption" is responsible for 80% of your mobile phone bill. Unfortunately, that's a bit of an exaggeration. However, it does raise some useful points about problems of US competition in the market. The key...
Tech Jay points us to an interesting report by Matt Stoller

Etsy CEO: ‘Etsy’s Definitely the Kind of Company That Can Go Public’

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Mr. Dickerson. (Twitter.com) Etsy founder Rob Kalin used to be fond of referencing Etsy’s future IPO. But lately, the crafty Dumbo-based marketplace, which says it has been in the black since 2009, has eased up on the rhetoric. After the latest raise, CEO Chad Dickerson intimated that funding from any...
Etsy CEO: ‘Etsy’s Definitely the Kind of Company That Can Go Public’

Open-sourcing the election

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FORTUNE — Harvard professor Larry Lessig made a career of trying to reduce legal restrictions on intellectual property. (Think Napster.) Now he wants to apply open-source tech principles in the grandest way — to this year’s election. His thoughtful new e-book, immodestly titled One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to...
Open-sourcing the election

MTN Probes Bribery Claims

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Shares of South African mobile-phone operator MTN fell after the company said it is investigating claims by Turkey's largest mobile-phone operator that it engaged in corruption to secure a deal in Iran....
MTN Probes Bribery Claims

Windows Server 2012′s release candidate is now available

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Hot on the heels of the big Windows 8 news, the Windows Server team was not to be outdone, and today put out the release candidate of Windows Server 2012. According to Microsoft, the beta of the product attracted nearly 300,000 downloads. You can snag the code here. Known before as...
Windows Server 2012′s release candidate is now available

Metalink/HTTP

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Metalink is an XML format for describing downloads. Publishers pack information about a download into a Metalink XML file, such as mirrors and checksums, to overcome many common download problems like a server going down or file corruption. Other useful information can be included as well. Metalink/HTTP, or mirrors &...
Metalink/HTTP

JURIST - Paper Chase: Israel ex-PM suspected of corruption in Jerusalem real estate scandal

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JURIST - Paper Chase: Israel ex-PM suspected of corruption in Jerusalem real estate scandal

The Bad Kind of Corruption

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The Bad Kind of Corruption

Jon Stewart, Dylan Ratigan: videos to understand financial & banking corruption, obvious structural solutions

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Jon Stewart, Dylan Ratigan: videos to understand financial & banking corruption, obvious structural solutions

A senior attorney at the Homeland Security agency that enforces immigration laws and protects the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been convicted of three dozen corruption-related charges for posing as an immigration judge and accepting thousands of dol

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A senior attorney at the Homeland Security agency that enforces immigration laws and protects the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been convicted of three dozen corruption-related charges for posing as an immigration judge and accepting thousands of dol

Jon Stewart, Dylan Ratigan: videos to understand financial & banking corruption, obvious structural solutions

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Jon Stewart, Dylan Ratigan: videos to understand financial & banking corruption, obvious structural solutions

India's top court strikes down 122 2G mobile licenses

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India's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that 122 mobile licenses awarded across 32 service areas in 2008 should be cancelled, giving a new dimension to investigations into alleged malpractices and corruption in the allotment of the 2G licenses....
India's top court strikes down 122 2G mobile licenses

Big Content's depraved indifference

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Something I think gets lost in the debate over DRM: Big Content doesn't want DRM because they want to usher in an era of totalitarian control technologies; they don't want copyright filters because they want to make the censor's job easier; they don't want increased intermediary liability because they want...
Big Content's depraved indifference
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