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Foreigners To North Korea To Get Uncensored 3G

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Foreign visitors going to North Korea will be able to receive uncensored 3G data, starting Mar 1. Koryolink, a joint venture between Egyptian company Orascom Telecom Holding and North Korean state-owned Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC), has set up a 3G service for visitors into the country. The service,...
Foreigners To North Korea To Get Uncensored 3G

North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

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It was just a month ago that North Korea started allowing mobile internet access to visitors (while still restricting it from citizens), but now a tour group says that program has ended. First reported by North Korea Tech, a post on the Koryo Group site indicates that tourists can...
North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

U.S. House votes to extend surveillance under FISA

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The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve the extension by five years of a controversial law, that its critics claim allows for the warrantless surveillance of electronic communications like email and phone calls of not only foreigners but U.S. citizens....
U.S. House votes to extend surveillance under FISA

Wyden & Udall Block FISA Amendments Act Until US Admits How Many Americans Are Being Spied On

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We've been covering the fight that Senators Ron Wyden and Marc Udall have been in with the administration (and other members of Congress) concerning the FISA Amendments Act, in which the two Senators seem to be suggesting that a loophole in the law has allowed the feds to collect massive...
Wyden & Udall Block FISA Amendments Act Until US Admits How Many Americans Are Being Spied On
Punching Above Their Weight: Opportunity And Challenges For Kiwi Startups

House passes GOP immigration bill for science, math grads

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The US House of Representatives passed a controversial bill this morning that would grant 55,000 new visas to foreigners who graduate from US universities with science, technology, engineering or math degrees (so-called STEM graduates). The vote comes just two days after the Obama administration said it was opposed to the...
House passes GOP immigration bill for science, math grads

Viral Video Of 9-Year-Old Girl Football Star... Taken Down Because Of Music

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If you follow the "hot viral video of the week" you probably have seen or heard about Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old girl who is pretty damn good at football, (the American kind for all you foreigners), as shown in an impressive highlight reel her father put together: As tends to...
Viral Video Of 9-Year-Old Girl Football Star... Taken Down Because Of Music

Lawrence Lessig: "A Dose of Realism"? How About This for "Realism": We Need Leadership

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Larry Tribe criticizes my February 15 post, which itself had criticized the Democratic Leadership's planned response to Citizens United as not good enough. He agrees that the Leadership's response is "incomplete," but, he argues, it at least has "the virtue of being potentially attainable." More importantly, he believes that the...
Lawrence Lessig: "A Dose of Realism"? How About This for "Realism": We Need Leadership

Today in Tech: What's next for Groupon?

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Digg gets sold; why the death of the TV cable bundle is coming. U.S. pursuing a middleman in web piracy [THE NEW YORK TIMES] The case is the government's most far-reaching effort so far to crack down on foreigners suspected of breaking American laws. It is unusual because it goes...
Today in Tech: What's next for Groupon?

Daily Report: A Plan to Ease Immigration for Math and Science Graduates

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A proposed overhaul of immigration law gives Silicon Valley much of what it has been longing for, including an easier green card route for foreigners educated in math and science, a summary released on Tuesday reveals....
Daily Report: A Plan to Ease Immigration for Math and Science Graduates

CamCard, A Card-Scanning App That's Dominating Asian Markets, Reaches 50M Users

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While there’s a perennial debate on the West Coast about whether and when business cards might become irrelevant, they continue to be at the center of business customs in China and Japan. It’s just basic etiquette when meeting a new contact to offer your card with two hands and a...
CamCard, A Card-Scanning App That's Dominating Asian Markets, Reaches 50M Users

Canada's New Startup Visa Is Progressive By U.S. Standards, But For Them It Could Be A Step Backwards

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For years now, I've talked about the importance of some sort of startup visa for immigrants starting companies in the US. Lots of people in the government agree with this idea, but they haven't passed it because it's about "immigration." And no politician wants to take on immigration as a...
Canada's New Startup Visa Is Progressive By U.S. Standards, But For Them It Could Be A Step Backwards

This abuse of the Patriot Act must end | Jim Sensenbrenner

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President Obama falsely claims Congress authorised all NSA surveillance. In fact, our law was designed to protect libertiesWe've gotten used to what "Big Government" looks like - Washington's unchecked deficit spending, the Obama administration's policing of the press and the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. But the problem is bigger...
This abuse of the Patriot Act must end | Jim Sensenbrenner

A 27-Year-Old Russian Worth $250 Million Spent The Weekend Throwing Cash Out His Windowo (FB)

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27-year-old Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov has a few things going for him. He is the CEO of Vkontakte, Russia's largest social network, which has around 120 million users. On his Vkontakte profile, he calls himself single, libertarian, pastafarian, and inspired by Steve Jobs and Che Guevara. Russia Today reports that Durov spent...
A 27-Year-Old Russian Worth $250 Million Spent The Weekend Throwing Cash Out His Windowo (FB)

U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

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Europeans, take note: The U.S. government has granted itself authority to secretly snoop on you. That's according to a new report produced for the European Parliament, which has warned that a U.S. spy law renewed late last year authorizes "purely political surveillance on foreigners' data" if it is stored using...
U.S. Spy Law Authorizes Mass Surveillance of European Citizens: Report

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - review

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PC, PS3, Xbox 360; £39.99; 18+; ActivisionThe annual Call of Duty has become a little like watching the funfair return to town. The same rides, the same shifty-faced men guarding the entrances, with only the peeling paint and deja vu separating one year from the next.Even in their tower of...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - review

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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The voters have spoken, and to them, the most insightful comment of the week comes from Machin Shin responding to a Brit jokingly calling July 4th "Happy We-got-rid-of-a-bunch-of-useless-colonies Day." Machin then explained the conflicting feelings of being American and many of you found it to be quite insightful: Well, We...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Samsung Galaxy S III on SK Telecom mixes 2GB of RAM and quad-core, importers break out credit cards

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There's a Galaxy S III with a quad-core chip, and there's a Galaxy S III with 2GB of RAM. Never the twain shall meet? They reportedly will at SK Telecom: a comparison sheet leaked to Phone Arena has the South Korean carrier's SHV-E210S variant combining the 1.4GHz Exynos 4...
Samsung Galaxy S III on SK Telecom mixes 2GB of RAM and quad-core, importers break out credit cards
What's the deal with Startup Act 3.0?

New Spying Reveal: NSA Maintaining Bulk Email Data For Two Years

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The CrunchGov Essential is a scannable roundup of technology’s influence on the day’s big issues. Below a feature post, we present the most thoughtful, outrageous, and inspiring stories told through the web’s best content. Sign up for the morning newsletter here. The Essential — Snowden Thought Leakers ‘Should Be...
New Spying Reveal: NSA Maintaining Bulk Email Data For Two Years

An Instagram look behind the secret walls of North Korea

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Days after North Korea opened up its mobile data service to foreigners, Instagram is promoting some of the photos captured by the Associated Press’s Chief Photographer for Asia inside the country. While having a photographer share their work on the photo-sharing service isn’t necessarily a big thing, it’s rare that...
An Instagram look behind the secret walls of North Korea

See The First Instagram Pictures From North Korea

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Locals aren't allowed to use the service, but an Associated Press reporter may have made history. The strange world of North Korea is now officially available on Instagram--to non-residents of course. Jean Lee, an Associated Press reporter based in Seoul and Pyongyang, sent out what is believed to be...
See The First Instagram Pictures From North Korea
Bipartisan group of senators introduce STEM visa bill to boost skilled worker immigration

The Pirate Bay Moves to North Korea, Gets Virtual Asylum

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Last week the Swedish Pirate Party saw itself forced to shut down its routing services to The Pirate Bay. The Party and its leaders took this difficult decision after they were threatened with a lawsuit by a local anti-piracy group. Luckily for The Pirate Bay, the pirate parties of Norway...
The Pirate Bay Moves to North Korea, Gets Virtual Asylum

The 15 Sexiest Programmers Alive 2012!

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Think beauties can't code? Think coders can't be beautiful? Think again. WARNING: The contents of this slideshow are hot.Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg, CEO of Vkontakte Pavel is 27 years old and spent last weekend throwing money out of his office window. Plus, he recently published a manifesto urging Russia to...
The 15 Sexiest Programmers Alive 2012!
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LEAKED: White House's Bogus Talking Points On Why Senate Should Trample The 4th Amendment

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Want to know the White House's key propaganda lines for refusing to allow proper oversight into how the NSA is spying on us all? Well, sit back and read on, because the White House's "talking points" on why the Senate should reject four key amendments to try to roll back...
LEAKED: White House's Bogus Talking Points On Why Senate Should Trample The 4th Amendment

Justice Department Uses Red Tape To Delay Release Of Required Information On Domestic Spying Until Well After It Matters

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A couple of months ago, Julian Sanchez wrote about the ridiculous situation in which he filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to reveal the latest semi-annual report from the Justice Department concerning how it was implementing the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. As we've been discussing, for a...
Justice Department Uses Red Tape To Delay Release Of Required Information On Domestic Spying Until Well After It Matters
Filmmaker turns to new Rally.org feature to get young actors from Kabul to the Oscars

Viral Video Of 9-Year-Old Girl Football Star... Taken Down Because Of Music

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If you follow the "hot viral video of the week" you probably have seen or heard about Sam Gordon, the 9-year-old girl who is pretty damn good at football, (the American kind for all you foreigners), as shown in an impressive highlight reel her father put together: As tends to...
Viral Video Of 9-Year-Old Girl Football Star... Taken Down Because Of Music
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