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China gets its own Olympic tweet scandal as ex-Google head attacks US swim coach

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The Olympic brouhaha surrounding Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen just ratcheted up several notches. Chinese Web celebrity and former Google China head Kaifu Lee temporarily posted on his much-followed microblog account the personal information of John Leonard, the Team USA swimming coach who had questioned the legitimacy of Ye’s record-breaking performance. Tech in Asia...
China gets its own Olympic tweet scandal as ex-Google head attacks US swim coach

China Internet Doyen Kaifu Lee 'Tweets' Private Info of US Swim Coach

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Twitter over-reacted by suspending the account of a British journalist who tweeted the email address of an NBC executive, but here in China, Kaifu Lee – nothing less than an Internet hero in these parts – has taken misuse of microblogging to a whole new level. Lee, the former boss...
China Internet Doyen Kaifu Lee 'Tweets' Private Info of US Swim Coach

This YouTube Star Is In The Middle Of A Very Ugly, Public Fight With His Studio (GOOG)

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YouTube sensation Ray William Johnson and Maker Studios are in the middle of an ugly, heated fight. Johnson says he wants out of his contract with Maker Studios, but the company isn't allowing it. Maker Studios CEO Danny Zappin presents a slightly different story in a note to employees today,...
This YouTube Star Is In The Middle Of A Very Ugly, Public Fight With His Studio (GOOG)

NYPD now has Android smartphone arsenal to pull up records, identify perps

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Thanks to an NYPD pilot program, over 400 officers now have special Android smartphones that allow them to pull up suspect data on the spot, according to the New York Times. Patrol car-mounted laptops can be slow and cumbersome, while the call-disabled handsets (which look like Samsung's Rugby Smart...
NYPD now has Android smartphone arsenal to pull up records, identify perps

Wikipedia founder hails extradition deal with US and calls for law reform

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Student Richard O'Dwyer Jimmy Wales escapes extradition to US over copyright 'piracy' after high court prosecution dealWikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has called for a review of Anglo-US extradition arrangements after a legal agreement struck by Sheffield Hallam student Richard O'Dwyer to avoid extradition to America on copyright charges.Wales, who launched...
Wikipedia founder hails extradition deal with US and calls for law reform

Anonymous goes after UFC chief, posts personal details and hacks website again

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Personal details belonging to UFC Chairman Dana White were published to the Internet after White had earlier gone on record labelling the Anonymous group as “terrorists”, claiming that their hacking efforts may revive SOPA. Updated below after Anonymous hacked the UFC website today. A range of White’s personal details —...
Anonymous goes after UFC chief, posts personal details and hacks website again
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YouTube Powerhouse Maker Studios Fights With Its Biggest Star. It's Not Pretty

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YouTube star Ray William Johnson and YouTube network Maker Studios agree on one thing: Danny Zappin, Maker’s CEO, is a felon. Everything else is up for debate. Zappin’s legal past came up yesterday as part of an ongoing dispute between Johnson, one of YouTube’s most popular personalities, and Maker, which...
YouTube Powerhouse Maker Studios Fights With Its Biggest Star. It's Not Pretty

Stephen Fry: There’s a generation of judges that just don’t ‘get’ Twitter

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Paul Chambers appeared in court today to appeal against his conviction for sending a joke tweet threatening to blow England’s Robin Hood Airport “Sky High”, if the airport remained closed due to adverse weather. Whilst judgement has been reserved over whether to quash the conviction, one of his most vocal...
Stephen Fry: There’s a generation of judges that just don’t ‘get’ Twitter

Aaron Swartz Unlikely To Face Jail Or Conviction... Until Feds Decided To 'Send A Message'

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Things just keep looking worse and worse in the Carmen Ortiz/Stephen Heymann vendetta against Aaron Swartz. Now it's come out that state prosecutors, who were originally looking into the case had no interest in pursuing felony charges or prison time... until Carmen Ortiz and her team showed up. Instead, state...
Aaron Swartz Unlikely To Face Jail Or Conviction... Until Feds Decided To 'Send A Message'

Twitter joke humorous not menacing, high court judges told

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Stephen Fry and Al Murray in court to back Paul Chambers's appeal against conviction for Twitter threat to blow up airportA message sent on Twitter threatening to blow up a snowbound airport unless it reopened was not "menacing" and was like a comic cracking a joke on stage, the lord...
Twitter joke humorous not menacing, high court judges told

Crowdsource This: Walmart Wants To Let Customers Deliver Packages

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In an effort to compete with Amazon, Walmart is reportedly considering crowdsourcing its online package delivery. While that might save the retail giant the cost of gas and maintenance for its own delivery fleet, it could also open up the mega-retailer to potential lawsuits and a ton of puzzling questions....
Crowdsource This: Walmart Wants To Let Customers Deliver Packages

One Tweet, $1,500 and a Criminal Record http://bit.ly/bEWKXi

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One Tweet, $1,500 and a Criminal Record http://bit.ly/bEWKXi

How Beppe Grillo's social media politics took Italy by storm | Jamie Bartlett

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Grillo's Five Star Movement won 25% of the votes in Italy's election through mixing new technology with old-style activism"The mainstream parties are finished! They won't survive for long", announced Beppe Grillo, in typical style, on his Five Star Movement's online television channel late on Monday night. For a long time...
How Beppe Grillo's social media politics took Italy by storm | Jamie Bartlett

The FBI's Billion-Dollar Facial Recognition Project Announced Just in Time For Worldwide Privacy Protests

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Image via AnonNCarolina2, Twitter The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun implementing a $1 billion face recognition program that will probably scare everyone outside of law enforcement.  NewScientist reports that the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program will lump iris scans, biometrics, DNA and even voice prints into one formidable profiling tool...
The FBI's Billion-Dollar Facial Recognition Project Announced Just in Time For Worldwide Privacy Protests

"Is a large fine, unemployment and a criminal record proportionate punishment for an irritated quip?" http://bit.ly/aw6JLi #twitterjoketrial

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"Is a large fine, unemployment and a criminal record proportionate punishment for an irritated quip?" http://bit.ly/aw6JLi #twitterjoketrial

In Rhode Island, lying online is no longer a crime

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Rhode Island state law makers voted this month to repeal an obscure 1989 law that forbid spreading untruths online, and punished scoff-laws with a misdemeanor charge and a $500 fine. The law was enacted to stop scammers and con artists from preying on the denizens of the newly-founded Web. But...
In Rhode Island, lying online is no longer a crime

Google acquires online ‘trust seal’ provider KikScore, looks to expand its Trusted Stores program

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Google has acquired the technology, patents and “certain assets” of online trust seal provider KikScore, signalling its intention to expand its Trusted Store program and allow its users to shop with increased confidence across the Web. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. KikScore announced the acquisition on June 1,...
Google acquires online ‘trust seal’ provider KikScore, looks to expand its Trusted Stores program

Aaron Swartz Unlikely To Face Jail Or Conviction... Until Feds Decided To 'Send A Message'

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Things just keep looking worse and worse in the Carmen Ortiz/Stephen Heymann vendetta against Aaron Swartz. Now it's come out that state prosecutors, who were originally looking into the case had no interest in pursuing felony charges or prison time... until Carmen Ortiz and her team showed up. Instead, state...
Aaron Swartz Unlikely To Face Jail Or Conviction... Until Feds Decided To 'Send A Message'

Have you got a criminal ancestor?

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It is now possible to search old criminal records to see if any family members fell foul of the lawFamily history website findmypast.co.uk has launched a new service that allows you to dig up your dodgier ancestors. The initial set of criminal records, now online, covers 1817 to 1931, but...
Have you got a criminal ancestor?

Illegal music filesharing is now mainstream | Lanre Bakare

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The Digital Music Index shows just how popular illegal downloading - particularly of Ed Sheeran - has becomeIf you're like me and the vast majority of people in the UK, on Monday morning you discovered many people in your area risked legal action so that they could own Ed Sheeran's...
Illegal music filesharing is now mainstream | Lanre Bakare

Twitter Threats Can Result in a Criminal Record

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Twitter Threats Can Result in a Criminal Record is a post from Chris PirilloA few months ago, I talked about the guy who used Twitter as a means to threaten an airport. When Paul Chambers had a flight canceled back in January, he decided to vent his frustration on Twitter...
Twitter Threats Can Result in a Criminal Record

'Twitter joke' case only went ahead at insistence of DPP

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Man prosecuted for 'Twitter joke' about blowing up Robin Hood airport 'bitterly upset' at decisionThe director of public prosecutions (DPP) stopped his staff dropping the case against Paul Chambers, author of the "Twitter joke" about blowing up Robin Hood airport in South Yorkshire.Crown Prosecution Service lawyers had been prepared to...
'Twitter joke' case only went ahead at insistence of DPP

There Are 15,000 More Gun Stores In America Than Grocery Stores

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In case you are worried that guns haven't sufficiently permeated American culture, here are some startling facts compiled by Jack Date, Pierre Thomas and Jason Ryan of ABC News. There are ~14,869 more gun stores in America than grocery stores. Specifically, there are 51,438 gun retailers and 36,536 grocery stores....
There Are 15,000 More Gun Stores In America Than Grocery Stores

Megaupload Programmer Calls For Dignity In US Extradition Battle

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Following his arrest along with the rest of the Megaupload management team on January 19th, Bram van der Kolk endured three weeks in the custody of New Zealand authorities. Der Kolk, a Dutch citizen who oversaw programming and network issues at the Hong Kong-based company, appeared in court several times...
Megaupload Programmer Calls For Dignity In US Extradition Battle
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