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Pinterest Updates Terms Of Service... And People Are Still Overreacting

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I have to admit that I'm still at a loss over people freaking out over Pinterest. It's pretty much a non-issue, but it refuses to go away. I think I've finally figured out what's going on, however. Some copyright extremists are using Pinterest to try to whip people into a...
Pinterest Updates Terms Of Service... And People Are Still Overreacting
Leaked documents show the extent of America's drone war

Google Ideas tackles violent extremism

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The Web giant launches a new online initiative to bring together former extremists, survivors, nonprofits, academics, and private sector leaders to fight violent radicalism. [Read more]...
Google Ideas tackles violent extremism

Google Ideas helps launch counter-radicalization “Against Violent Extremism” network

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Today on The Official Google Blog, the company unveiled its next step for the Google Ideas think tank run by former ‘Twitterer in Chief’ of the State department Jared Cohen. In the post, Google announced it would be supporting the AVE (Against Violent Extremism), a new online network created...
Google Ideas helps launch counter-radicalization “Against Violent Extremism” network
Amnesty International's 'Trial by Timeline' scans Facebook, maps out your crimes across the globe

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
If You Give Trolls a Purpose Do They Cease to Be Trolls?

Who Protects Freedom Of Speech When It Isn't Profitable To Do So?

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Barely a week passes without yet another website being taken down because somebody objected to its existence. This would have been conceptually unthinkable two decades ago, but the copyright monopoly has encroached on civil liberties to a degree many haven’t realized. Let’s return to the idea of the analog letter....
Who Protects Freedom Of Speech When It Isn't Profitable To Do So?

Our Pathetic Government Just Cut Air-Traffic Spending And Now There Are Ridiculous Delays

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In case you needed a reminder of how unfathomably lame our government is, look no further than what is now happening with our air-traffic control system. Thanks to the unnecessary "sequester" spending cuts that our government supported, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is having to send air-traffic-control workers home without...
Our Pathetic Government Just Cut Air-Traffic Spending And Now There Are Ridiculous Delays
ACLU appeals for greater transparency on drone killings

How neo-Nazis are making money from YouTube advertising

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Extremists post videos to exploit Google Adsense and share revenues from advertisers such as Virgin Media, BT and O2Neo-Nazis are using YouTube's revenue-sharing system on adverts to obtain payments from companies such as Virgin Media, BT and O2 without their knowledge or consent.By putting videos on YouTube, extremist groups including...
How neo-Nazis are making money from YouTube advertising

Private Facebook Data Powering Ads Outside Of Facebook — Is The World Ready?

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Because investors sure are. Facebook’s share price  jumped up 3.8% to $33.05 today on news that it’s now showing its ads on Zynga.com in a revenue sharing partnership. Most amazingly, neither the press nor users seem to be freaking out that their private, personal data is now being used to...
Private Facebook Data Powering Ads Outside Of Facebook — Is The World Ready?

Greek vote for 'cranky extremists' would be disastrous, warns Ken Clarke

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Justice secretary says Greece has to 'face up to reality' while Ed Balls warns of catastrophe if Germany doesn't 'change course'Greece will face a disastrous future in which it will default on its debts and may be forced to leave the euro if it votes for "cranky extremists" in next...
Greek vote for 'cranky extremists' would be disastrous, warns Ken Clarke

'Dark Web' helps snare extremists

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'Dark Web' helps snare extremists

Palestinian Extremists Burn Down UN Children's Summer Camp in Gaza Because Boys And Girls Were Allowed to Mingle

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Palestinian Extremists Burn Down UN Children's Summer Camp in Gaza Because Boys And Girls Were Allowed to Mingle

Woolwich killing highlights power of mobile technology as a news source

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Breaking news is no longer the preserve of established broadcasters, thanks to the camera phone and social mediaA man covered in the blood of his recent victim, still holding the weapons, explains to a passer-by with a camera phone the motives for his appalling attack. Peppered with political messages and...
Woolwich killing highlights power of mobile technology as a news source

Google defends listing extremist websites in its search results

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Eric Schmidt tells Hay festival that legal information 'even if it's despicable, will be indexed', and may help track terroristsGoogle's indexing of extremist websites helps police track their activity and will continue, the company's chief told an audience at the Hay festival.Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, was asked to...
Google defends listing extremist websites in its search results

Motion Picture Association: The Cloud Is A Threat To Us And The Best Response Is Censorship

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The Motion Picture Association is somewhat notorious for flipping out over every new technology and how it will, without doubt, mean death for them. Most famously, of course, the prediction that the VCR would be the "Boston Strangler" to the movie industry a mere six years before home video revenues...
Motion Picture Association: The Cloud Is A Threat To Us And The Best Response Is Censorship

Exclusive: Eric Schmidt Unloads on China in New Book

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dapd Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is brutally clear: China is the most dangerous superpower on Earth. Corporate Intelligence reviewed preliminary galleys of Schmidt’s new book, “The New Digital Age,” (Random House) which debuts in April. And Schmidt’s views on China stand out the strongest amid often predictable techno-utopian...
Exclusive: Eric Schmidt Unloads on China in New Book

From countering radicalization to disrupting illicit networks: What’s next for Google Ideas

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What do a former violent jihadist from Indonesia, an ex-neo-Nazi from Sweden and a Canadian who was held hostage for 15 months in Somalia have in common? In addition to their past experiences with radicalization, they are all also members of Against Violent Extremism (AVE), a new online network that...
From countering radicalization to disrupting illicit networks: What’s next for Google Ideas

Tech Weekly: Memoto, Rachel Botsman

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This week, Jemima Kiss reports on the tech scene in Sweden and meets the inventor and founder of the Memoto a clip on unobtrusive life-blogging cam that's set to add to the hype of the Google Glass.Aleks Krotoski reports from the Sydney Book Fair where she met up with the...
Tech Weekly: Memoto, Rachel Botsman

State Department Wants To Troll Terrorists Online

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It's no secret that various extremists and terrorists groups use the internet just like everyone else. And, of course, there are places where they communicate. Some politicians, like Joe Lieberman, think that the way you should respond to this is by having companies censor any account that appears to be...
State Department Wants To Troll Terrorists Online

EU Censorship Plan With A Cheesy Name: The Clean IT Project

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A couple of weeks ago, Techdirt reported on UK politicians calling for ISPs to "take down" terrorist content. Now it seems that the idea has not only spread to other European countries, but even acquired a cheesy name: "the Clean IT Project". The internet plays a central role and is...
EU Censorship Plan With A Cheesy Name: The Clean IT Project

GOD BLESS AMERICA: Romney's Win Shows That Most Americans Are Still Reasonable People Who Believe In Freedom

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The recent GOP primary was (or should have been) a nail-biter for the vast majority of Americans. Lousy economies often create the conditions necessary for extremists to be elected--folks like Hitler, who appeal to the electorate's misery and desire for change, and then go on to be far more extreme...
GOD BLESS AMERICA: Romney's Win Shows That Most Americans Are Still Reasonable People Who Believe In Freedom
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