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Jimmy Wales Pens Petition to Halt Richard O’Dwyer’s Absurd Extradition to U.S. Jimmy Wales Pens Petition to Halt Richard O’Dwyer’s Absurd Extradition to U.S.
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Earlier this year, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales added instrumental support in the internet’s successful fight against the U.S. government-backed Twin Bills of Terrible known as SOPA and PIPA. For his second act, Wales is hoping he can once again use …

Move Over Planes, Trains Are Making A Comeback Move Over Planes, Trains Are Making A Comeback
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I am absolutely terrified of planes. The idea of being hurtled through the air at hundreds of miles per hour in a giant steel coffin does not sit well with me. That’s why I’m all for trains making a comeback …

Israel, U.S. Team Up To Create Flame Computer Virus Israel, U.S. Team Up To Create Flame Computer Virus

Back in the mid-2000′s The need to start to keep Iran’s nuclear goals in check was obvious. So the United States, led by George Bush, and Israel started to develop a massive piece of malware that secretly mapped and monitored …

U.N. Trying To Take Control Of Internet U.S. Warns U.N. Trying To Take Control Of Internet U.S. Warns
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In what has been a rarity during an election year, bi-partisan government officials have warned that a December summit by the World Conference on International Telecommunications is hearing proposals by China, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia to try to take …

United Nations’ Proposal To Regulate Internet Going Before House This Week United Nations’ Proposal To Regulate Internet Going Before House This Week
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It seems that everybody wants a hand in the massive cookie jar known as the Internet. The latest group that wants some form of control over the Internet is the United Nations. I don’t need to tell you how bad …

Facebook Isn’t The Best When It Comes To Marriage Facebook Isn’t The Best When It Comes To Marriage
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Facebook is great for a lot of things – catching up with old friends, discussing topics with like-minded individuals and following your favorite celebrities. It’s not so great when it comes to marriage though. Back in January, a survey found …

U.S. Government Anti-Piracy System Delayed To Later This Year U.S. Government Anti-Piracy System Delayed To Later This Year

We reported back in February on a plan being implemented by the Center for Copyright Information and major ISPs to stop the rampant problem of file-sharing over BitTorrent. Back then, it was announced that the plan would go into effect …

Most Computer Users Are Pirates (of Software, not Booty) Most Computer Users Are Pirates (of Software, not Booty)
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Be honest: how much of that software on your home computer did you really pay for? All of it? Most of it? Maybe just a little? Did you feel the need to hide that disc containing Adobe Photoshop CS6 that …

Anonymous Claims To Have Access To U.S.-Owned Classified Databases Anonymous Claims To Have Access To U.S.-Owned Classified Databases

Anonymous has changed a lot in the past few years from ragtag group of hackers to a massive force to be reckoned with. One of its more prolific members, Christopher Doyon, is now on the run from U.S. law enforcement …

Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants

Now that summer has begun for all those kids still in college, it’s high time to find a summer job. If you’re a programmer or developer in college, chances are you already have that summer job. Google Summer of Code …

Obama Criticizing Marine Faces Disciplinary Panel Obama Criticizing Marine Faces Disciplinary Panel
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Sergent Gary Stein faced a disciplinary panel which by all accounts has suggested that he be discharged from the Marine Corps. with an “other than honorable” discharge. The findings of the 13-hour hearing and an hour of deliberation will be …

Fact: UK Internet Users Actually Pronounce “Search” As “Google” Fact: UK Internet Users Actually Pronounce “Search” As “Google”

Experian Hitwise pointed out yesterday that UK internet users’ visits to search engines is sustaining a massive growth rate. Year-on-year, there was an 8.7% increase in visits to search engines when comparing February 2012 and February 2011 and the trend …

U.S. Pirate Party Announces First Conference U.S. Pirate Party Announces First Conference
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You may or may not be aware of the Pirate Party, the political group founded in Europe that fights for online freedoms and privacy rights, but they are a very real political party. They have not had much of a …

Senate Introduces Global Cybercrime Enforcement Bill Senate Introduces Global Cybercrime Enforcement Bill
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The U.S. is trying to dabble in policing the Internet again, but in a vastly different way. Meet S.1469 or the International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act. The bill was introduced recently into the Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of …

The Netherlands: The Most Active Country On Twitter The Netherlands: The Most Active Country On Twitter
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With expectations that Twitter will cross the threshold of 500 million accounts as soon as later this month, and with their recent modification to how they will treat requests for censorship concerning tweets, what better time than now to take …

Tweet #AskState To Ask Questions Directly to U.S. State Department Tweet #AskState To Ask Questions Directly to U.S. State Department

As we bore into the year that is 2012, the U.S. Department of State has chosen to step up their Internet vocab by inviting Twitter users to submit questions to them throughout the month of January as part of their …

Canadian Man Enters U.S. With Scanned Passport on iPad Canadian Man Enters U.S. With Scanned Passport on iPad
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This certainly isn’t going to sit well with the border hawks who want to fence off the borders of the United States: a man successfully crossed the Canadian/U.S. border without presenting his passport. It starts out sounding like a bad …

Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter Record Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter Record

There’s a new champion in the books, and not just in the Women’s World Cup, either. During Japan’s win-for-the-ages performance against a valiant United States squad, the tweets were flying at a record pace. Such use of the social media …

Top 10 Most Spammed States in the US
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Symantec’s MessageLabs revealed a list of the most spammed states in the US today, with some somewhat surprising results. And the award for state that receives the most spam is…Idaho.