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ACTA deathwatch: profs call process unconstitutional, Europe revolts

Minneapolis Police Filming Their Own Work To Show Critics

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We've had tons of stories about police arresting people for filming them. And we've seen plenty of other stories about mobile phone cameras being used to document and share evidence of police overreacting (especially at various protest scenes). However, the folks at On The Media had a great story recently...
Minneapolis Police Filming Their Own Work To Show Critics

New Video Breaks Down How An Apple Patent Stomps All Over The 1st Amendment

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A patent granted to Apple in late-August allows governments to disable iPhones and other smartphones, targeting specific apps even, when they enter a certain area, such as a protest or a concert. U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, titled known as "Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device," enables phone...
New Video Breaks Down How An Apple Patent Stomps All Over The 1st Amendment
Protest stirs up GDC with 'God hates game designers' message
Here's What Happens In France When Companies Fire People

How Citizen Video Casts Doubt on the Official Version of Events

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Comparing the story Anaheim police officers told about an unruly crowd to intense camera footage of their clash. Residents of a Latino neighborhood in Anaheim, California (a city best known as the home of Disneyland) angrily protested this weekend after police shot and killed an unarmed 25-year-old man. The police...
How Citizen Video Casts Doubt on the Official Version of Events

Protestors hobble Mobile World Congress traffic

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A protest by university students closes the entrance of Mobile World Congress and chokes off traffic around the venue. [Read more]...
Protestors hobble Mobile World Congress traffic

Beatbully's Modern Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign Uses Avatars As Demonstrators

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An army of protestors will descend upon UN headquarters in New York on February 2 in an effort to end bullying worldwide. Here's the catch: The protesters are online cartoons. Richard Piggin, deputy CEO of the U.K. not-for-profit Beatbullying, tells us how they plan to force change with the...
Beatbully's Modern Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign Uses Avatars As Demonstrators

Japan Rams ACTA Through; Ratifies It While Avoiding Debate

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We heard some rumblings out of Japan over the weekend that the ruling party was seeking to ram ACTA through the ratification process there. This wasn't a huge surprise. Japan was actually a key player in the formation of ACTA at the very beginning, and it was where the first...
Japan Rams ACTA Through; Ratifies It While Avoiding Debate
Tweeting through teargas: violence in Turkey unfurls on the web as thousands protest

Amid riots, Turkish leader calls Twitter a 'curse'

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As riots erupted in Turkey and protestors and government officials took to social media to fire back and forth online, the country's prime minister called Twitter a "curse."...
Amid riots, Turkish leader calls Twitter a 'curse'

'Occupy' activists use iPhone line as podium for protest

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A group of protestors joins the iPhone line outside Apple's flagship New York City store to decry Apple's labor practices, as well as commercialism and waste. [Read more]...
'Occupy' activists use iPhone line as podium for protest
"Protestors" call games industry a "temple of sin," demand repentance

Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It

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During the revolutions in the Arab World since December 2010, standing government's fates were determined partly by the ability of their people to communicate via online tools and mobile phones. Whenever an uprising started in a new territory, dictators and government officials scrambled to halt the ability for protestors to communicate...
Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It

Size Matters: Supply Chain Whispers Hint At 4.08″ 16:9 Display On iPhone 5

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It’s that time again. Well, who are we kidding? It’s always time for iPhone rumors. This one, however, seems to be the rumor that just won’t quit. So will the next-gen iPhone have a larger display? According to AppleInsider‘s supply chain source, Mingchi Kuo (an analyst with KGI), all signs...
Size Matters: Supply Chain Whispers Hint At 4.08″ 16:9 Display On iPhone 5
Losing labs to Hurricane Sandy and animal rights protestors

Police Chief's Custom Spam Filter Blocks Occupy Protestors, Brutality Complaints And (Oops) Federal Monitors

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We all enjoyed a loud, incredulous laugh when Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary, went on record as being proudly computer illiterate. "Never use email," she said as part of statement delivered by teletype. Perhaps Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan should have chosen the Luddite Way, thus avoiding his current problems....
Police Chief's Custom Spam Filter Blocks Occupy Protestors, Brutality Complaints And (Oops) Federal Monitors

Couple Arrested For Dancing On NYC Subway Platform

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Perhaps some day, if I manage to live long enough, somebody somewhere will be able to explain to me why the seemingly benign combination of dancing, cameras, and police tends to result in threats, beatdowns, and arrests. Recall a year ago when I had the privelage to write about protestors...
Couple Arrested For Dancing On NYC Subway Platform

YouTube Rejects White House Request To Pull Video That's Causing Anti-American Protests

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East. The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after...
YouTube Rejects White House Request To Pull Video That's Causing Anti-American Protests

Instagram Sex Account Leads To Riot In Sweden

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A Swedish Instagram account that asked for tips on "sluts" in the Gothenburg area has set off riots at a Swedish school in a bid to find the person behind it. According to The Local, the account soon had around 200 pictures uploaded to it -- giving names and alleged...
Instagram Sex Account Leads To Riot In Sweden

Turkish PM blames riots on 'scourge' of social media, prefers the calm of state TV

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The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan, has condemned social media as a "the worst menace to society" following a weekend of anti-government demonstrations across his country. He singled out the "scourge" of Twitter in particular, since protestors have been using that platform to share information and vent anger at...
Turkish PM blames riots on 'scourge' of social media, prefers the calm of state TV

Greenpeace activists scale Apple offices in Ireland in protest over coal-powered datacenters

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Greenpeace activists have scaled buildings at Apple’s Irish headquarters in Cork, placing banners and signs with the message “Clean Our Cloud” as the environmental agency increases pressure on the company to reduce its reliance on coal and nuclear-powered datacenters for its iCloud service. Two activists climbed the Apple Distribution International...
Greenpeace activists scale Apple offices in Ireland in protest over coal-powered datacenters
Week in Gaming: Big news for big-name games, little guys still fighting a battle

Drone Attack: How We Might Willingly Embrace The Surveillance Society

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It's striking how drones have passed from a mysterious weapon used to wreak destruction in distant lands to something that could well become a familiar sight in the skies of the US and Europe. Meanwhile, the technology is progressing rapidly, allowing drones to fly in synchronized swarms and even to...
Drone Attack: How We Might Willingly Embrace The Surveillance Society

Turkish protestors using encryption software to evade censors

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Facebook and Twitter reported to have been blocked in run-up to protests, with people turning to VPNs to broadcast contentMobile internet users in Turkey are routing around suspected censorship by its government by downloading software that encrypts and hides their connections to the outside world, as the unrest in the...
Turkish protestors using encryption software to evade censors
10,000 UK protestors demand Google censor anti-Islam video
"We've lost a fighter": Hundreds gather to mourn Aaron Swartz

Everyone Got Over Their Foxconn Guilt Just in Time to Buy a New iPad

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Workers in a Chinese Apple factory. (cultofmac.com) Remember that whole Apple/Foxconn debacle, wherein the New York Times questioned the human cost of the iPad's Chinese production? Yeah, neither do we. It turns out that the majority of Americans have succeeded in ignoring the gnawing guilt they displayed a few months...
Everyone Got Over Their Foxconn Guilt Just in Time to Buy a New iPad

California Governor Vetoes Bill Barring Gov't From Turning Off Mobile Phone Service

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You may recall how law enforcement in California tried to shut down a protest last year by turning off mobile phone service at a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station to prevent potential protestors (none of whom actually showed up) from communicating. This raised significant questions about whether or not...
California Governor Vetoes Bill Barring Gov't From Turning Off Mobile Phone Service

"Extended Cut" for Mass Effect 3 hits Tuesday, June 24

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Just when you thought the drawn out controversy over the ending to Mass Effect 3 had finally died down, Bioware has officially set a date to open the wound again with a free "Extended Cut" of the game coming as downloadable content on Tuesday, June 24. BioWare stresses that the...
"Extended Cut" for Mass Effect 3 hits Tuesday, June 24
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