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Congresswoman asks Reddit for help drafting 'Aaron's Law' bill to change the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
UN IP group tells Pirate Party: You can't even watch
On eve of U.S. elections, Google's Sergey Brin makes plea to end political parties

Parties in online popularity war

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Should political parties be worried about their "social media reputations"? One company thinks they could be key in the election....
Parties in online popularity war

These Photos Illustrate One Of The Most Profound Divisions In American Politics

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One of the most important stories in American politics--a story that many people are uncomfortable talking about--is the extent to which our two main political parties are dividing along racial lines. The Republican party is overwhelmingly white--87%, according to a recent Pew survey. The Democratic party, meanwhile, is much more...
These Photos Illustrate One Of The Most Profound Divisions In American Politics

GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

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We've discussed the push to get both major political parties in the US to adopt language around internet freedom in their official platforms. With the RNC Convention happening, there's been some news that they are, in fact, putting in some internet freedom language, but the specifics do matter. The Daily...
GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

Another Week Gone And Our Pathetic Government Still Hasn't Resolved The Fiscal Cliff

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Immediately following the November 6th general election, congressional leaders and the president began positioning themselves for negotiations to deal with the upcoming "fiscal cliff", a series of budgetary measures at end-2012 that will (if not addressed) result in a severe fiscal tightening and push the US economy back into recession...
Another Week Gone And Our Pathetic Government Still Hasn't Resolved The Fiscal Cliff

Google co-founder Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to call for an end to party politics on election eve

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On the eve of the US presidential election, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has taken quite the political stand on his Google+ account by pleading for the winner to withdraw from his respective political party and govern as an independent. In the post, which went up shortly after midnight Pacific time...
Google co-founder Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to call for an end to party politics on election eve

Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted

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There’s more evidence of the rising importance of messaging apps in Asia after Line announced (Google Translate) that ten political parties in Japan have opened official accounts on its service in a bid to increase their engagement and communication with voting members of the public. Line recently passed 150 million registered users,...
Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted

Kim Dotcom Now Free To Sue New Zealand Intelligence Agency For Spying On Him

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An appeal court Thursday backed Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom's right to sue New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him as part of a US probe into alleged online piracy. The Court of Appeal refused a government request to overturn a High Court decision in December that said...
Kim Dotcom Now Free To Sue New Zealand Intelligence Agency For Spying On Him

Admitting his agency plods like a broken mule, new FCC member Pai proposes moving more quickly

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In late 2011, US President Barack Obama nomimated Ajit Varadaraj Pai to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Today he gave his first speech as a member of that agency. Happily, Pai appears to have modernization in his sights. The agency could use it. Noting that the FCC is hardly revered for its speed in...
Admitting his agency plods like a broken mule, new FCC member Pai proposes moving more quickly

Xbox Live gains Election hub for presidential-race coverage

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Microsoft is adding a new hub to Xbox Live for the upcoming presidential race. Election Hub 2012 will offer US-based Xbox 360 owners the chance to view live feeds from the Republican and Democratic national conventions, watch the three presidential debates, and receive news updates about the candidates and their...
Xbox Live gains Election hub for presidential-race coverage

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Web advocate

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Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has accomplished what virtually no one else in Washington is doing these days: bringing the political parties together on a controversial issue. Democrats and Republicans have stepped up their support this year of Ohanian's cause of keeping the Web free of government intervention. During their conventions,...
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Web advocate

POLITICAL PARTIES

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POLITICAL PARTIES

Obama’s Startup America Initiative: A simple explanation

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You know all about the JOBS Act. You know the arguments for it, the points against it, and that it has been signed into law. You even know that a group has formed to help self-regulate some of its more controversial elements. But what about that plan the President put...
Obama’s Startup America Initiative: A simple explanation

Church Site Blocked By Mobile Networks, Classified Under 'Alcohol'

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Against a background of the UK government teetering on the brink of imposing an opt-out Web filter "for the children", here's yet another example of how automatic categorization of sites for blacklists gets it wrong, as recounted by the UK's Open Rights Group (ORG): someone used blocked.org.uk to tell us...
Church Site Blocked By Mobile Networks, Classified Under 'Alcohol'

UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up

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It's really quite ridiculous how much time, money and effort the various arms of the entertainment industry have spent trying to get certain countries to "block" The Pirate Bay. Every single time it happens, it seems to drive up traffic to the site. Those who want to use it don't...
UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up
WiFi networks are the new political soapbox. Thanks, ILoVeObAma!!

WIPO Scared Of The Pirate Party; Won't Give It Observer Status Due To Objections Despite Meeting Criteria

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There was a report a few weeks back noting that WIPO had been in favor (pdf) of allowing the Pirate Party International to be designated as an accredited "observer" to WIPO meetings (which would allow them to participate as an non-governmental organization, but without voting powers). However, it appears that...
WIPO Scared Of The Pirate Party; Won't Give It Observer Status Due To Objections Despite Meeting Criteria

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

Tech Mogul John McAfee Dropped An F-Bomb Live On CNBC In His Latest Interview On The Run In Belize

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This afternoon, CNBC scored another interview with John McAfee. McAfee, the wealthy creator of the eponymous anti-virus software, claims to be hiding out from the Belizian government, which has charged him with murder.  The curse comes when McAfee explains his relationship with authorities (we cut it right as this part...
Tech Mogul John McAfee Dropped An F-Bomb Live On CNBC In His Latest Interview On The Run In Belize

Sergey Brin: put out 'giant bonfire of bipartisanship'

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The Google co-founder asks elected officials to withdraw from their political parties so they can spend energy on constructive government rather than attacking each other. [Read more]...
Sergey Brin: put out 'giant bonfire of bipartisanship'

Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany

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It really appears that The Pirate Party is no fluke in Germany. After winning 9% of the vote in the Berlin parliament elections, and then 7.4% in Saarland, the party has now received 8.2% of the vote in Schleswig-Holstein. These are each local "state" elections, and there's another big one...
Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany
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Multiple Facebook Accounts for Suspect in Canadian Killing Case

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The Internet -- and particularly, Facebook -- is playing a critical role as the police in Montreal build their case against Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is accused of killing Jun Lin, a Chinese student, before dismembering his body and mailing parts to the offices of political parties....
Multiple Facebook Accounts for Suspect in Canadian Killing Case

Cruddas wins libel payout over former Blair aide's Twitter slurs

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Ex-Tory co-treasurer sued Mark Adams over 'persistent and public campaign' and is also taking action against Sunday TimesPeter Cruddas, the former Conservative Party co-treasurer, has won £45,000 in libel damages plus £120,000 in costs from a former private secretary to Tony Blair who repeatedly alleged he was a criminal who...
Cruddas wins libel payout over former Blair aide's Twitter slurs

Northern Ireland Assembly opens up data for developers, researchers and app makers

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The Northern Ireland Assembly is opening up for data fans and developers to take a closer look at its work and consider how this information can be translated for apps or presentations. The open project allows data on the work of the Assembly and its Committees to be published in its...
Northern Ireland Assembly opens up data for developers, researchers and app makers

Partisanship Over Spying On Journalists Is Stupid: Spying On Journalists Is Bad, Period

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I've said many times before that I'm not a member of any political party, nor a fan of partisanship in general, and that means most political parties are a ridiculous concept to me, because they're more focused on "beating the other guy" than doing what's right. This often becomes quite...
Partisanship Over Spying On Journalists Is Stupid: Spying On Journalists Is Bad, Period

Booting Up: Facebook Starts Tracking Your Offline Activities

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Chat Heads IRL. (Photo: The Verge) Just hours after Google announced it’s bringing Fiber to Austin, AT&T announced its “intent” to build an equally as powerful fiber network of its own in the Texas city. Now if only Seamless upped its game, no one would ever go outside. [Engadget] The...
Booting Up: Facebook Starts Tracking Your Offline Activities

The Far Center Party

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My friend and occasional AVC community member Steve Kane calls himself a member of the Far Center Party. As I watch the two parties and their defacto nominees gear up for another presidential election, I find myself wanting to tune out the whole thing. I am socially liberal. I was...
The Far Center Party
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