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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Well this is bizarre. Despite doing these "funniest/most insightful" posts for a while, just a month ago we had the first time ever in which the top two vote getters in both "funny" and "insightful" were the same two posts. Then, two weeks ago... it happened again. And here we...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Ecuador grants Julian Assange political asylum

www.computerworld.com
Ecuador has decided to grant Julian Assange political asylum, in a move meant to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from being extradited to Sweden where he is suspected of committing sexual offenses....
Ecuador grants Julian Assange political asylum

Assange to Google's Schmidt: 'I don't use email'

www.pcworld.com
Wikileaks' latest release is billed as a transcript of a "secret meeting," but it may more accurately be termed a promotion.The site on Friday released a five-hour transcript of a June 2011 meeting between Julian Assange, one of the whistle-blowing site's founders, and Eric E. Schmidt, Google's executive chairman.The...
Assange to Google's Schmidt: 'I don't use email'

Ecuador Pulls Ed Snowden's Travel Papers Because Julian Assange Thinks He's In Charge

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Things keep getting more and more ridiculous concerning the Ed Snowden asylum drama. It's never been fully explained how or why Snowden decided to link up with Wikileaks to get "help" in finding a place to get asylum, but ever since then, Wikileaks has been presenting itself as Snowden's spokesperson,...
Ecuador Pulls Ed Snowden's Travel Papers Because Julian Assange Thinks He's In Charge

Deezer starts streaming tunes in 35 Latin America countries, Mexico and Puerto Rico included

www.engadget.com
Music streaming service Deezer unveiled its global expansion strategy late last year, and what better way to stay true to your word than by launching in 35 countries all at once. Deezer announced earlier today it's going live in a whole bunch of Latin American nations starting today, including...
Deezer starts streaming tunes in 35 Latin America countries, Mexico and Puerto Rico included

Website Founder Known for Spilling Secrets Speaks Out Again

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The man behind WikiLeaks still has plenty to say about the U.S. government and President Barack Obama, from his refuge in the Ecuador embassy....
Website Founder Known for Spilling Secrets Speaks Out Again

Snowden claims US government violated human rights by pressuring Ecuador to deny asylum

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Edward Snowden, the man who revealed the extent of the US government's massive surveillance efforts and who is now allegedly stuck in Russia, has reportedly sent his first two statements independent of any press organization. In one, hosted at Wikileaks, he claims the US government is violating his human...
Snowden claims US government violated human rights by pressuring Ecuador to deny asylum

U.K. cops hunting for Assange show up at Ecuador's embassy

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Hours after the Ecuadorian government accused the U.K. government of threatening a raid to nab Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, police vans show up at the embassy, and police enter the outer lobby. [Read more]...
U.K. cops hunting for Assange show up at Ecuador's embassy

World's tallest tower to overshadow monumental goof in Ecuador

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A new monument to the middle of the world would be nearly 3 miles above sea level, twice as high as the current tallest building on the globe. Thanks to modern GPS technology, it will also stand just where it should. [Read more]...
World's tallest tower to overshadow monumental goof in Ecuador

Landlord Takes Foursquare Mayorships to the Next Level

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A top complaint of Foursquare has always been the “now what?” question. You check in, you are excited to learn you’ve earned a badge, you earn a few more, and eventually you’re left thinking “ok… and?” That’s why 2011 was declared the year the checkin died. That’s why Foursquare revamped...
Landlord Takes Foursquare Mayorships to the Next Level

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange granted asylum in Ecuador

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Julian Assange has been granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian government after taking refuge in its London embassy in June. [Read more]...
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange granted asylum in Ecuador

Ecuador to meet Wednesday on Assange asylum request

www.computerworld.com
Ecuador's external affairs ministry on Wednesday will present to the country's president the results of its deliberations on the request for asylum from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange....
Ecuador to meet Wednesday on Assange asylum request

NSFW Corp. Raises Mid-Six Figure Seed Deal (Our Incredibly Biased Report)

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When Paul Carr is not introducing guests at PandoMonthly, offending 20 percent of our audience on the pages of PandoDaily, or hosting the sometimes-weekly PandoDaily show “Why Isn’t This News?” he is actually working on his own company. We all knew that on some level, because he announced he...
NSFW Corp. Raises Mid-Six Figure Seed Deal (Our Incredibly Biased Report)

New Silicon Valley in the Andes: Promise and paradox

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special report In part two of a four-part series, Crave's Eric Mack delves into the ways Ecuador's ambitious "City of Knowledge" could change Latin America -- and the wider tech world. [Read more]...
New Silicon Valley in the Andes: Promise and paradox

Julian Assange Could Be 'Competitive' Australian Senate Candidate

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(Jose Mesa.) You might think that a person wanted for extradition by one or more countries would make a problematic political candidate—if not for the stigma that comes from being a wanted person, at least because it would presumably be difficult to turn out the vote from a remote location....
Julian Assange Could Be 'Competitive' Australian Senate Candidate

Ecuador Officially Grants Asylum to Julian Assange, U.K. Promises to Extradite Him Anyway

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(Photo: Free Assange) As rumored, Ecuador officially granted Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum today, according to the BBC. The Ecuadorian foreign ministry claims that its decision was based on the fact that Mr. Assange’s human rights may be violated if he is extradited to Sweden for those “hilarious” sexual assault...
Ecuador Officially Grants Asylum to Julian Assange, U.K. Promises to Extradite Him Anyway

Julian Assange Moves Forward Plans To Run For Senate And Start A Wikileaks Political Party

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It's been a while since we checked in on Julian Assange. Last we heard, the United States had just classified Wikileaks as an "enemy of the United States," but that was all the way back in September. This, of course, was after Assange had been granted asylum in the Ecuadorian...
Julian Assange Moves Forward Plans To Run For Senate And Start A Wikileaks Political Party

Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

arstechnica.com
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, has formally requested asylum in Ecuador, according to the country’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino, who spoke at a press conference in Quito on Tuesday. He told reporters that Assange requested asylum at the country’s embassy in London, but did not say whether this request would...
Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

Ecuador Requests Medical Safe Passage For Julian Assange

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(Photo: Free Assange) Citing health concerns, Ecuador has asked the British government to guarantee medically-related safe passage for  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Mr. Assange, who faces allegations he assaulted two women in Sweden in 2010, has been living inside Ecuador’s London Embassy since June. British authorities have insisted they will...
Ecuador Requests Medical Safe Passage For Julian Assange

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

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Officials in the South American nation are considering a request for political asylum from the WikiLeaks founder, who faces extradation from the U.K. to Sweden. [Read more]...
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

'Ecuador being punished for befriending Iran'

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'Ecuador being punished for befriending Iran'

International data roaming for $20 a MB! Why?

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Crave's Eric Mack gets an annoying message from Verizon upon landing in Ecuador that leaves him wondering why global data roaming costs so much. [Read more]...
International data roaming for $20 a MB! Why?

US, UK Betray Basic Values To Get Assange At Any Cost

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While I've covered numerous aspects of Wikileaks, I've shied almost entirely away from the arrest of Julian Assange and the extradition fight to have him sent to Sweden, as well as the questions involving asylum in Ecuador. For the most part, I considered those things to be outside the scope...
US, UK Betray Basic Values To Get Assange At Any Cost

iBookstore lines its shelves with paid content in New Zealand, 17 Latin American countries

www.engadget.com
iDevice owners in New Zealand and 17 Latin American countries are no longer restricted to a diet composed of free content when it comes to their respective iBookstores. A quick search of the storefronts will reveal virtual shelves stocked with paid-content that haven't yet found their way to the...
iBookstore lines its shelves with paid content in New Zealand, 17 Latin American countries

Swedish Sex Assault Allegations Against Julian Assange Weakened by DNA Tests

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Julian Assange Because the first thing you wondered upon waking was probably “what’s up with those Swedish allegations against Julian Assange?” here you go: it looks like a condom used as evidence against the snowy-locked whistleblower didn’t even contain his DNA. From The Register: According to details that have emerged in a...
Swedish Sex Assault Allegations Against Julian Assange Weakened by DNA Tests

Ecuador tries to fix crash satellite

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Ecuador's space agency is trying to fix its first and only satellite after it suffered a lateral collision with space debris on Thursday....
Ecuador tries to fix crash satellite

Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Political Asylum

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Ecuador has decided to grant Julian Assange political asylum, in a move meant to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from being extradited to Sweden where he is......
Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Political Asylum

Assange has asylum, but his options are still limited

arstechnica.com
Jeff Fecke Ecuador has granted Julian Assange asylum, kicking off an epic diplomatic standoff. While he sits inside the Ecuadorian embassy, British police have to stand by outside and wait. If they go inside (or "storm" it, as one official claimed the police threatened to do), they'd be violating one...
Assange has asylum, but his options are still limited

US, UK Betray Basic Values To Get Assange At Any Cost

www.techdirt.com
While I've covered numerous aspects of Wikileaks, I've shied almost entirely away from the arrest of Julian Assange and the extradition fight to have him sent to Sweden, as well as the questions involving asylum in Ecuador. For the most part, I considered those things to be outside the scope...
US, UK Betray Basic Values To Get Assange At Any Cost

Ecuador to Meet Wednesday on Assange Asylum Request

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Ecuador's external affairs ministry will on Wednesday morning present to the country's president the results of its deliberations on the request for asylum from......
Ecuador to Meet Wednesday on Assange Asylum Request
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