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Acta protests spread over Europe

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Dozens of protests are planned across Europe in opposition to the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement....
Acta protests spread over Europe

Hackers target iPhone manufacturer to protest harsh working conditions

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Hackers protesting harsh working conditions at iPhone manufacturer Foxconn dumped what they said were megabytes of private data belonging to the outsourcing giant. "Note: The passwords inside these files could allow individuals to make fraudulent orders under big companies like Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Intel, and Dell," a group calling...
Hackers target iPhone manufacturer to protest harsh working conditions

Czech Government Suspends ACTA Ratification

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Following Poland's lead, the Czech Prime Minister, Petr Necas has announced that the government there will suspend the ACTA ratification process until the country has had more time to analyze the agreement. This follows a "wave of protests" across Europe, in which this agreement, that everyone assumed was going through...
Czech Government Suspends ACTA Ratification

Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

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Breasts. They're complicated. Today women the world over are protesting Facebook's proposed policies on breast-feeding pictures. Right now, it states that breast-feeding pictures are okie dokie, just as long as there's no "exposed breast" that doesn't feature the child actively nursing. In other words, if there's no suckling, there's no...
Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

Twitter suspends Olympics protestors' account

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Twitter has suspended the account of a group who are planning a series of protests against the Games when they begin in London this summer, following a complaint by the organisers of the event....
Twitter suspends Olympics protestors' account

European Commission Blames Social Networks For ACTA Failure; Worried About Its Imminent Directive On Copyright Enforcement

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Now that the EU's ratification of ACTA has departed from the original script of everyone just waving it through, the European Commission is clearly trying to come up with Plan B. Some insights into its thinking can be gained from the minutes (pdf) of a recent Commission meeting, pointed out...
European Commission Blames Social Networks For ACTA Failure; Worried About Its Imminent Directive On Copyright Enforcement

70 Groups Tell Congress To Put The Brakes On Any Further Efforts To Expand Intellectual Property

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Over 70 different groups, including many who were central to the January 18th online protests against SOPA, have put together a letter asking Congress to put a halt to any attempts to further expand intellectual property laws. The key point: Now is the time for Congress to take a breath,...
70 Groups Tell Congress To Put The Brakes On Any Further Efforts To Expand Intellectual Property

Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses

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Video-broadcasting service Bambuser was one of our top media apps of 2011, partly due to the role it played in helping to mobilize citizen journalists across the Middle East during the various periods of political uprisings. Bambuser is a free-to-use service that lets users quickly broadcast, watch and share live...
Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses

DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS]

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It's an election year, which means Americans have a chance to speak their minds. Well, there's one thing everyone should agree on: America just isn't working right now. It's not just Americans who aren't working. It's America itself, a country whose economy once worked for almost everyone, not just...
DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS]
How Cell Phones Are Dramatically Changing The World [Infographic]

Philippine cyber law takes effect

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A controversial law targeting cybercrime in the Philippines comes into effect, fuelling online protests amid censorship fears....
Philippine cyber law takes effect

The Apple Store Might Be Coming Soon To Sam's Club

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Apple is in early discussions with Sam's Club to open retail locations inside of its stores, reports 9to5Mac. Sam's Club already sells Apple's iPhones, iPods, and iPads, but the proposed arrangement would allow for a store-in-a-store situation. Apple is already planning this same scenario under a partnership with Target. There's...
The Apple Store Might Be Coming Soon To Sam's Club

Bambuser offers activists and citizen journalists free premium accounts

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Bambuser, the live-streaming mobile service has just announced that it will be offering citizen journalists and activists an upgrade to premium accounts for free. To take advantage of this offer, Bambuser users can send an email to info@bambuser.com with their username and a brief description of their content, and can then...
Bambuser offers activists and citizen journalists free premium accounts

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

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

RIM admits it is responsible for the anti-Apple ‘Wake Up’ campaign in Australia

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There’s been much speculation about which company is behind the controversial ‘Wake Up’ campaign currently going on in Australia. We previously reported that Samsung might be culpable but RIM has now stepped up and acknowledged that the creation is its. The Canadian mobile maker issued a statement this morning, via its...
RIM admits it is responsible for the anti-Apple ‘Wake Up’ campaign in Australia

Women to Facebook: Stop banning our breast-feeding pics

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Women around the world, fed up with Facebook's policy of not allowing breast-feeding pictures, are staging protests at Facebook offices and using Facebook to coordinate those efforts....
Women to Facebook: Stop banning our breast-feeding pics

Philippines cyber law suspended

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The Philippines' top court suspends a controversial law targeting cybercrime, following protests by critics who say it stifles free speech....
Philippines cyber law suspended

Hollywood's gentler post-SOPA strategy: a charm offensive

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In a new charm offensive, Paramount Pictures says it's "humbled" by last month's protests over the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP and wants to talk....
Hollywood's gentler post-SOPA strategy: a charm offensive

Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

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If recent crackdowns against file-sharing were meant as a warning shot to other site owners, it has indeed been heard loud and clear. First, sites like FileSonic and FileServe voluntarily scaled back their functionality, while others vocally defended their own practices in the wake of the Megaupload shutdown. Today, popular...
Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

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Whenever you think of social media and the Middle East – the first thing that comes to mind is revolutions, right? Admit it. When talking about the Middle East, we’ve consistently had terms like Facebook revolutions and Twitter activists pushed in our faces for over a year, starting with Tunisia,...
Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

University of Florida guts computer science department in budget-cutting move

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Contrary to some reports, Florida is not eliminating its computer science department. Instead, it is proposing a radical restructuring that will kill the research arm of one department, scattering its faculty and leaving any left behind with an expanded teaching burden and fewer teaching assistants. Whether it would be...
University of Florida guts computer science department in budget-cutting move
Anonymous organizes protests in 18 Indian cities over web censorship
United Arab Emirates outlaws online criticism of the government
Apple Store protests on Thursday will push for ethical worker treatment

Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob

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I’ve gone through various stages of “connectedness” in my life. We all have. Some of you are so young that you’ve never known anything else and some of you remember the days when you only knew the local news and big events like going to the moon. Today, we no...
Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob

Latvia Joins Countries Putting The Brakes On ACTA Approval

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Following the news that Poland and the Czech Republic have put the brakes on ACTA ratification, we can now add Latvia to the bunch: The Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts has decided to block the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which has caused wide protests in the society. On...
Latvia Joins Countries Putting The Brakes On ACTA Approval

You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

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Do you have friends constantly annoying you with Facebook or Change.org petitions about this cause or that? It seems impossible that hitting a Like button or adding your name to an Internet petition can possibly add up to much. But it can. It's not so much the show of...
You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

Still Protesting? Facebook Will Soon Force You To Switch To Timeline

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Over the next few months, anyone still refusing to voluntarily switch to the Timeline profile redesign will be automatically migrated, Facebook tells me. Users could choose to adopt the redesign starting in January, but there have been some hold-outs who didn’t want their whole life becoming easier to access, or just...
Still Protesting? Facebook Will Soon Force You To Switch To Timeline

Copyright Maximalists Try To Regroup And Figure Out How To 'Fight Back' Against The Public

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One of the more stunning things about the defeat of SOPA/PIPA and what appears to be the likely defeat of ACTA, is how the traditional copyright maximalists still haven't figured out what has happened or what it means. It seems positively unfathomable to them that the public got fed up...
Copyright Maximalists Try To Regroup And Figure Out How To 'Fight Back' Against The Public
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