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In Hurricane Sandy's Wake, The Internet Says #WeGotThis

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Of the many things that were hard about watching Hurricane Sandy from the West Coast, the worst for me was how easy it would have been to stop watching. But I couldn't make myself turn off the Internet. I watched with my eyes wide open. And I'm glad I did,...
In Hurricane Sandy's Wake, The Internet Says #WeGotThis

Sponsor post: Using Splunk for big data

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How do you win the race of time against getting the business and operational info you need — right when you need it? Most companies use a complex, layered mix of business applications and reporting and analysis tools. Despite these efforts many frustrations still linger, such as: • Why can’t...
Sponsor post: Using Splunk for big data

Europe’s digital chief hopes France can liberalise digital copyright

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The lawmaker leading Europe’s digital agenda initiatives is hoping France can liberalise its digital copyright regime, after introducing a policy to warn and disconnect illegal content downloaders. France’s Hadopi public agency, created to administer sending of warnings to alleged freeloaders, sent 755,015 first warnings to ISP subscribers in its first 14...
Europe’s digital chief hopes France can liberalise digital copyright

You Can't Have It Both Ways

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Gun control is control of all guns. This tautology, in a developed society, is non-negotiable. If guns can exist in our country, then gun plans can exist, and, although I’m firmly on the side of draconian control over most weapons, I find the move to ban Defense Distributed’s plans for...
You Can't Have It Both Ways

Three Strikes Is Out? UK Judges Rule Internet Ban Is 'Unreasonable', Even For Sex Offenders

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Last week, Techdirt wrote about a US teenager being banned from using the Internet until his 21st birthday as punishment for his involvement with some Web site break-ins. That seems incredibly harsh, and as Mike noted, earlier bans have been tossed out on the grounds that they were unreasonable. And...
Three Strikes Is Out? UK Judges Rule Internet Ban Is 'Unreasonable', Even For Sex Offenders

We must get children playing outdoors

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The recession presents us with a big chance to realise a universal desire - to reconnect children with natureA quiet revolution has begun. Its aim is simple - to get our children outside and closer to nature.In March, the National Trust released a report called Natural Childhood. It highlighted the...
We must get children playing outdoors

Feds Request DNSChanger Deadline Extension

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Extradition of Accused Masterminds Moves Forward Millions of computers infected with the stealthy and tenacious DNSChanger Trojan may be spared a planned disconnection from the Internet early next month if a New York court approves a new request by the U.S. government. Meanwhile, six men accused of managing and profiting...
Feds Request DNSChanger Deadline Extension
A Switched-Off Christmas

The Wellington Declaration

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"Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for—because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. " —Peter Marshall. This week marks the start in Wellington New Zealand of the next round of ACTA negotiations, nominally the US-led Anti-Counterfeiting...
The Wellington Declaration

TalkTalk defies digital bill

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TalkTalk's refusal to cooperate with 'draconian' anti-piracy measures reflect growing resistance to the digital economy billOne of the UK's three biggest internet service providers has vowed not to co-operate with measures to combat file-sharing set out in the government's controversial digital economy bill, expected to receive royal assent within days.TalkTalk,...
TalkTalk defies digital bill

The Digital Economy Bill races towards the finish line

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The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Bill looks likely to be made law after a passionate but scarcely attended debate in the House of Commons yesterday.If there’s one thing that sums up the debate, it’s the image to the right. Shared around Twitter last night after being posted by Myatu, it...
The Digital Economy Bill races towards the finish line

Syria drops offline, again

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At about 2:45 Eastern time (18:45 UTC), Internet traffic in and out of Syria came to a sudden stop, as routers stopped propagating routes to the country's block of Internet Protocol addresses. The suddenness and completeness of the disconnection is indicative of another government-directed shutdown—the first since a two-day...
Syria drops offline, again

Piracy up in France after tough three-strikes law passed

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France's toughest-in-the-world Internet disconnection law has yet to start cutting off P2P pirates, but the "Hadopi" law has been on the books long enough to see how its provisions are altering behavior. According to a team of French researchers, online copyright infringement is down on P2P networks—but it's up...
Piracy up in France after tough three-strikes law passed

France Set To Dump 3 Strikes Anti-Piracy Law But Automated Fines Will Live On

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Hadopi was ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy’s baby, built on the notion that punishing file-sharers and disconnecting them from the Internet would woo them back into music and movie stores and away from unauthorized sites. But now that particular dream seems to be coming to an end. Last August, French Minister of...
France Set To Dump 3 Strikes Anti-Piracy Law But Automated Fines Will Live On

Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality

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May 8th, 2012 is a day to celebrate in The Netherlands as it becomes the first country in Europe to protect its citizens by enshrining net neutrality into law. The Netherlands is also implementing privacy protections for users against wiretapping and disconnection by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which will...
Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality

Syria's internet in apparent blackout

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Monitoring companies say access to internet appears to have been cut off in countryAccess to the internet in Syria appeared to have been cut off on Monday evening, according to a number of monitoring companies, prompting speculation that the apparent blackout was an attempt by the Syrian government to disrupt...
Syria's internet in apparent blackout
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Digital Economy Act: This means war | Cory Doctorow

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Baking surveillance, control and censorship into the very fabric of our networks, devices and laws is the absolute road to dictatorial hellWith the rushed passage into law of the Digital Economy Act this month, the fight over copyright enters a new phase. Previous to this, most copyfighters operated under the...
Digital Economy Act: This means war | Cory Doctorow

Minister for Digital Britain thinks an IP address is an "Intellectual Property address"

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From the you'd-have-to-laugh-or-you'd-have-to-shoot-yourself department: The Right Honourable Stephen Timms is the UK's "Minister for Digital Britain." He's the guy behind the Digital Economy Bill, which makes the US DMCA look good by comparison. Seriously, this is some terrible, terrible lawmaking. Here's what appears to be a letter the DigiMini...
Minister for Digital Britain thinks an IP address is an "Intellectual Property address"
On Rekindling A Sense Of Mystery

Crowdsourcing the future in British Columbia

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How the wisdom of crowds can help reconnect the government with people in Canada's largest provinceThe recent Rio+20 Conference taught us again a lesson that we should have learned by now: big governments working with large corporations are incapable of delivering what matters most - healthy children, safe food, air...
Crowdsourcing the future in British Columbia

The Downside of Digital Life: Disconnection

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Team Gantt co-founder Nathan Gilmore takes just one sentence to sum up what Sherry Turkle took 1,800 words to say in a New York Times op-ed piece Sunday. “While technology can help strengthen relationships with people you barely know, it can damage relationships with the people that are close...
The Downside of Digital Life: Disconnection

Hey Hadopi, You're Breaking The Law. We Made "Three Strikes" Illegal Across All Europe.

torrentfreak.com
In 2009, the ugly French authority Hadopi – with the mission of cutting people off from the internet for the good deed of sharing culture and knowledge – reared its head. This was in the middle of the copyright industry’s “mass disconnection” strategy, where they saw it fit to legislate...
Hey Hadopi, You're Breaking The Law. We Made "Three Strikes" Illegal Across All Europe.

The Hobbit Took $120M From Kiwi Taxpayers - Maybe They Should Own The Rights

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Yesterday, we wrote about how US taxpayers were handing over approximately $1.5 billion to Hollywood to get them to film movies in certain locations -- and how little of that money actually generated jobs (though, lots of it flowed into the pockets of Hollywood studio execs). Even worse, the story...
The Hobbit Took $120M From Kiwi Taxpayers - Maybe They Should Own The Rights

Reach Out And Touch No One

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The Internet blackout in Syria has resulted in a few people taking advantage of the Speak2Tweet service, last really put to use during the last major disconnection, Egypt’s. It’s not really newsworthy, so you may not have read about it. I listened to a few messages anyway. They were a...
Reach Out And Touch No One

Piracy Rises In France Despite Three Strikes Law

torrentfreak.com
September last year saw the passing of France’s controversial three-strikes ‘Hadopi’ law which allows the music industry to track down repeated copyright infringers with the ultimate goal of decreasing the country’s piracy rate. Under the new law alleged copyright infringers will be reported to a judge once they have received...
Piracy Rises In France Despite Three Strikes Law

Music Biz Wants To Swap ISP Disconnections For Cash Fines

torrentfreak.com
For the last decade entertainment companies around the world have grappled with the problem of unauthorized file-sharing. They’ve tried shutting down sites, taking people to court, lobbying, bullying, and combinations of all of the above. What the approaches have in common is that they’ve all largely failed to achieve the...
Music Biz Wants To Swap ISP Disconnections For Cash Fines

World's No. 3 spam botnet gasps dying breath after tense takedown

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Security researchers said they dismantled the world's No. 3 spam botnet after convincing the companies that hosted its command and control servers to pull the plug on the operation. Atif Mushtaq, senior staff scientist at security firm FireEye, said in a blog post that the botnet known as Grum drew...
World's No. 3 spam botnet gasps dying breath after tense takedown

'Twas the night before...

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'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a gadget was running, not even a mouse. Updates were posted and tweeted with care In hope that minutiae would be widely shared. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Galaxies danced in...
'Twas the night before...
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