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Clinton wants an Internet truth agency set up by Washington or the UN

http://www.politico.com

Clinton wants an Internet truth agency set up by Washington or the UN

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Teen arrested after allegedly ranking girls on Facebook

http://news.cnet.com

Allegedly he posted a comprehensive list, ranking 50 of his female classmates. It apparently included some rather predictable criteria. There was allegedly a subjective bio of each girl, coupled with separate ratings for their faces and bodies and references to race, ethnicity, and alleged sexual behavior. There was also an indicator of whether their "stock" might be in the ascendancy or not.

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Mozilla resists US gov't request to nuke "MafiaaFire" add-on

http://arstechnica.com

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked Mozilla to remove a simple Firefox extension that redirects visitors from one domain name to another. Why? Because the MafiaaFire Redirector (no, the name isn't subtle) makes it easy for Web surfers to bypass the government's domain name seizures. Mozilla, the foundation that oversees Firefox development, has resisted the request.

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Consumer Report: Verizon FiOS sometimes not ACTUALLY Fiber?

http://landofbile.com

...I do some Googling around and confirm that in some multi dwelling units they run fiber to the building but not to the apartments. They use VDSL and the existing phonelines to get the data connection to the unit. I ask the installer why not use the existing coax. Especially since they had to run it anyway and it is spec’ed appropriately. He didn’t know.

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Social Network Surveillance and Anarchist Activism

http://networkedblogs.com

FOX News reports: “A privacy watchdog’s freedom of information request has revealed a government memo encouraging agents to befriend people on a variety of social networks, to take advantage of their readiness to share — and spy on them.

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U.S. Government Shuts Down 84,000 Websites, ‘By Mistake’

http://torrentfreak.com

The US Government has yet again shuttered several domain names this week. The Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE office proudly announced that they had seized domains related to counterfeit goods and child pornography. What they failed to mention, however, is that one of the targeted domains belongs to a free DNS provider, and that 84,000 websites were wrongfully accused of links to child pornography crimes.

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Created by XD45 3 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 8 weeks ago
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PirateBox Free Anonymous File Sharing

http://lifehacker.com

Inspired by the history of Pirate radio and a desire for freedom of information, David Darts created the PirateBox. PirateBox is a self-contained file sharing device that blankets the area around it with an anonymous and secure file sharing network. Build one and set up a free and anonymous wireless network wherever you go.

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Created by sirgranitehead 3 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 11 weeks ago
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How to Foil a Nationwide Internet Shutdown

http://lifehacker.com

the Egyptian government cut internet connections across their country to silence protests, leaving nearly all of its citizens without online access. But they weren't entirely successful. When governments shut down broadband and mobile connections, here's what to do.

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EFF: A Glimpse at the Draconian Future of Copyright Enforcement?

http://www.eff.org

Legal Analysis by Corynne McSherry
Over the past few days, the U.S. Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security and nine U.S. Attorneys’ Offices seized 82 domain names of websites they claim were engaged in the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and illegal copyrighted works.

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Internet Censorship Bill Gets Unanimous Support

http://arstechnica.com

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) sets up a system through which the US government can blacklist a pirate website from the Domain Name System, ban credit card companies from processing US payments to the site, and forbid online ad networks from working with the site. This morning, COICA unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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