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|TPP Defenders Deliver Official Talking Points; Inadvertently Confirm Opponents' Worst Fears
TPP Defenders Take To The Internet To Deliver Official Talking Points; Inadvertently Confirm Opponents' Worst Fears The leaked TPP draft, pried loose from the "open and transparent" grip of the USTR,
|U.S. Government Caught Pirating Military Software, Settles For $50 Million
U.S. Government Caught Pirating Military Software, Settles For $50 Million For years the U.S. military operated pirated copies of logistics software that was used to protect soldiers and shipments ...
|Unpublished Books by J. D. Salinger Leaked to Private File-Sharing Site
Unpublished Salinger Books Leaked to Private File-Sharing Site File-sharing sites and platforms of all kinds can be goldmines of unusual information and today fans of writer J. D. Salinger will ...
|Employment Boundaries: Databases About Suspected Shoplifters Can Hurt Innocent Job Applicants
Employment Boundaries: "Databases That Contain Information About Suspected Shoplifters Can Hurt Innocent Job Applicants" Shoplifting results in substantial loss of potential revenue for retailers ...
|European Parliament Members Explore Decriminalizing File-Sharing
European Parliament Members Explore Decriminalizing File-Sharing Frustrated by the lack of copyright reform in Europe, several Members of European Parliament have started a coordinated platform to ...
|Promobay.org Now Allows Politics And Activism, Favs Migrate To Piratebay Frontpage
Promobay.org Now Allows Politics And Activism, Favs Migrate To Piratebay Frontpage Pirate Bay Backs Disruptive Activists, Startups, Charity and More A few months after The Pirate Bay stopped ...
|Antigua May Become Real-world Pirate Bay For Digital Piracy Due To Helpful WTO Ruling
Antigua Still Threatening To Launch Its WTO-Endorsed Legal Piracy Site, But We've Heard That Before In a dispute that's dragged on for over a decade, it appears that Antigua is, once again, making ...
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RIAA and BPI Use “Pirated” Code on Their Websites It turns out that even the most vocal anti-piracy advocates are guilty of infringing the copyrights of others on the Internet. TorrentFreak ...
|GOP Politician and Attorney Accused of Being a “For Dummies” Book Pirate
GOP Politician and Attorney Accused of Being a “For Dummies” Book Pirate Over the past several years publisher John Wiley has been tracking down alleged pirates of its ‘For Dummies’ series ...
|Obama Administration Uses Pirated Code on Healthcare.gov
Obama Administration Uses Pirated Code on Healthcare.gov The new Obamacare website Healthcare.gov has had its fair share of problems over the past weeks, and the trouble continues. As it turns out,
|New Patent Reform Bill Targets So-called Trolls
New Patent Reform Bill Targets So-called Trolls New patent reform legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday aims to make it more difficult for so-called patent trolls ...
|Another Reason to Hate TPP: It Gives Big Content New Tools to Undermine Sane Digital Rights Policies
Another Reason to Hate TPP: It Gives Big Content New Tools to Undermine Sane Digital Rights Policies In previous posts we've covered many ...
|Jail For File-Sharers Does Nothing to Increase Music Sales
Jail For File-Sharers Does Nothing to Increase Music Sales There can be little doubt that given the chance the entertainment industries would like to see super-tough copyright legislation introduced ...
|Google Now Taking Down Eight ‘Pirate’ Links Every Single Second
Google Now Taking Down Eight ‘Pirate’ Links Every Single Second Due to its transparency report we can see exactly how many DMCA notices Google receives each month ...
|Republican Staffer Fired for Copyright Memo Talks to Ars
Republican Staffer Fired for Copyright Memo Talks to Ars Derek Khanna needs a new job, but he's unapologetic about his reformist views. When the Republican Study Committee, an influential group of ...
| Pirate Party Crashes Spy Drone in Front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Pirate Party Crashes Spy Drone in Front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel With the German elections less than a week away, the Pirate Party has pulled off a quite extraordinary stunt. At a ...
|Seized Torrent Domains Must Be Released Says Domain Registrar
Seized Torrent Domains Must Be Released Says Domain Registrar As the fallout from this week’s seizure of file-sharing domains continues, it’s now been revealed that the registrars involved ...
|BitTorrent Mastermind Controversial NSA Billboard Campaign
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|Hollywood Attacks London School of Economics Scholars Who Deny The Evils of Piracy
Hollywood Attacks Scholars Who Deny The Evils of Piracy A common theme is developing. Every time a study attempts to recognize that piracy is not all doom and gloom, industry lobbyists jump in to ...
|Members States Block Pirate Parties’ World Intellectual Property Organization Observer Application
Member States Block Pirate Parties’ WIPO Application Pirate Parties International (PPI) – the international pirate party NGO – was denied an observing member status at the World intellectual ...
|“Star Trek” Economics: Switzerland To Vote On Giving Citizens a $2,800 Check Every Month!
Rather than savage cuts, Switzerland considers “Star Trek” economics Switzerland will vote on giving every adult in the country a $2,800 check every month. How would that work? By Josh ...
|Ready, fire, aim: Ohio officials implement statewide face recognition program without public debate
Ready, fire, aim: Ohio officials implement statewide face recognition program without a whiff of public debate Two months ago, the state government in Ohio secretly implemented a face recognition ...
|Virginia State Police Used License Plate Readers At Political Rallies, Built Huge Database
Virginia State Police Used License Plate Readers At Political Rallies, Built Huge Database From 2010 until last spring, the Virginia State Police (VSP) maintained a massive database of license ...
|Pat Robertson to elderly woman: Your husband is sick because you arent giving enough to your church
Pat Robertson to elderly woman: Your husband is sick because you aren’t giving enough money to your church Pat Robertson, medical expert and internationally renown financial advisor, recently ...
|NSA and GCHQ Target Tor Network That Protects anonymity of Web Users
NSA and GCHQ Target Tor Network That Protects anonymity of Web Users "One technique developed by the agency targeted the Firefox web browser used with Tor, giving the agency full control over ...
|13 Anonymous Members Indicted On Federal Charges
13 Anonymous Members Indicted On Federal Charges The hackers face charges for suspected involvement in Operation Payback By Associated Press A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted 13 members of ...
|After U.S. Troops Leave, Armed Drones Will Patrol Afghanistan’s Skies
After U.S. Troops Leave, Armed Drones Will Patrol Afghanistan’s Skies One of the major elements of Afghanistan’s air war will remain after most U.S. troops have headed home, the U.S. military ...
| Hounded By Hollywood, Disbarred “Pirate Site” Lawyer Preps NSA-Proof Email
Did you hear the one about the file-sharing site that was dragged to court by the MPA and bankrupted, only to be reincarnated one month later by self-proclaimed hackers? Well, the MPA now says they ...
|Operation Hydra: "DARPA’s Plan to Flood the Sea With Drones..."
DARPA’s Plan to Flood the Sea With Drones, Carrying More Drones By Allen McDuffee DARPA, the Pentagon’s research agency, has recently revealed its plans to boost the Navy’s response to ...
|BitTorrent Launches ‘NSA-proof’ Serverless Messenger App
Today BitTorrent Inc. announced a new project that will also increase people’s security. The San Francisco-based company just launched BitTorrent Chat, a secure messenger app that allows people to ...
|RSA Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using NSA-Linked Algorithm
RSA Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using NSA-Linked Algorithm Amidst all of the confusion and concern over an encryption algorithm that may contain an NSA backdoor, RSA Security released an ...
| Google Removes ‘BitTorrent’ From Piracy Search Filter
Google Removes ‘BitTorrent’ From Piracy Search Filter To reduce online piracy Google has implemented several changes to its search engine in recent years. Among other things, the search engine ...
|FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack
FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack It wasnt ever seriously in doubt, but the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, ...
|Hackers Can Easily Bypass Apple’s Fingerprint Security
Hackers can easily bypass Apple’s fingerprint security Biometrics-based Apple TouchID on new iPhones can be circumvented with photos of fingerprints By Natasha Lennard [Omitted Text, See Story ...
|Linux Creator Admits NSA Demanded Backdoor
Linux creator admits NSA demanded backdoor Linus Torvalds prompts nervous laughter at panel, admitting the government wanted access to operating system Torvalds was also asked if he had ever been ...
| 432 Million Internet Pirates Transfer 9,567 Petabytes of Data a Month
432 Million Internet Pirates Transfer 9,567 Petabytes of Data a Month A new study commissioned by NBC Universal shows that piracy worldwide is on the rise. The report estimates that ...
|Motion Picture Association of America and RIAA Teach Copyright at Kindergartens
Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America Teach Copyright at Kindergartens The Center for Copyright Information, a partnership between the MPAA, RIAA ...
|Cannibal Capitalism: The 30-Year Prison-Industrial Complex Bubble
I don’t want to present myself as some sort of singular figure. I think part of what is different is the times. I do think that, for example, the 1980 election was different. I think Ronald ...
|Administration Can't Let Go: Wants To Bring Back Felony Streaming Provisions Of SOPA
Administration Can't Let Go: Wants To Bring Back Felony Streaming Provisions Of SOPAby Mike Masnick We've been working our way through a paper released last week by the Commerce Department, ...
|Solider Farm: The Generational Perpetuation of a “War-like People”
Losses to which we are accustomed affect us less deeply. —JUVENAL Boys and girls are ...
| Netflix Uses Pirate Sites to Determine What Shows to Buy
Netflix Uses Pirate Sites to Determine What Shows to Buy This week Netflix rolled out its video streaming service in the Netherlands where it hopes to build a massive user base in the years to come.
|“Rape The Gay Away” Pastor Won’t Serve Time
Notorious Iowa pastor gets his sentence reduced and visitation rights with his children By Rod Bastanmehr Iowa pastor and youth counselor Brent Girouex, who claimed with a straight face that he was ...
|Private Torrent Sites Run Their Own Mini-PRISM to Share Data on Users
Peek-a-Boo Pirates http://torrentfreak.com/private-torrent-sites-run-their-own-mini-prism-to-share-data-on-users-130908/ Private Torrent Sites Run Their Own ...
|Texas Company Uses Image of Kidnapped Woman to Advertise Truck Decals
salon.com/Kidnapped-woman A Texas signage company is currently advertising ...
|Atheist Jailed When He Wouldn't Participate In Religious Parole Program
http://www.alternet.org/belief/atheist-jailed-when-he-wouldnt-participate-religious-parole-program-now-seeks-compensation The court awarded a new trial for damages and compensation for his loss of ...
|John McCain On Marijuana: 'Maybe We Should Legalize'
Huffington Post Sen. John McCain indicated he may be changing his stance on marijuana legalization during a town hall event in Arizona on Thursday. Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller tweeted ...
|Right-wingers casually chat in restaurant about Chief Justice Roberts, Syria as shield for Amnesty
Brought to you from the heart of a red state, two redneck(one in overall's no less) mechanics talk shop about car and boat engines before switching to politics, if you could call it that. Redneck ...
|Home Sweet... Electronic Police State.
Peek-a-boo I See Your Data! Wikipedia Electronic police states are characterized by government surveillance of telephone traffic, cellular telephone traffic, emails, Internet surfing, video ...
|Your Kid have a Parent in Prison? There's an App for that...
In the land of the imprisoned, a need is now being met by Sesame Street. http://appshopper.com/education/sesame-street-incarceration Sesame Street: Incarceration iOS Universal The Sesame ...
|Drug War Fail: Breaking The Taboo, Richard Branson and Son Release Anti-Prohibition Movie To Youtube
[Watch the moive here for free] [Sign the petition here] The Beckley Foundation is about to launch a new global campaign in collaboration with Virgin Unite, Avaaz and the Global Commission on Drug ...
|Syrian Missile Crisis: NATO Patriot Missiles To Be At Border, Syrian Scuds w/ Chemical Capability
NATO votes to approve Patriot missile defensive positions at Turkey's border with Syria. While movements detected at Syrian chemical weapon depots. The Syrian civil war teeters on the brink of ...
|Nuclear Looky Loo: UN Votes 174-6, For Israel To Join The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
The UN would like to take a look at "suspected" nuclear facilities. Will that occur? Not a chance. U.N. to Israel: Open nuclear program to inspection The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly ...
|Hello, DKos. You've Met ALEC, But Have You Met ALICE?
Meet ALICE, The American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange , a non-corporate funded progressive group that provides "model bills" for free to state and national legislatures. ALEC, Meet ...
|Prison-esque Schools: Seclusion Rooms, Physical Restraints, and Even Electroshock
When it is decided that a school may use solitary confinement and even electroshock to control a student in America, you might be shocked yourself. But, when corporal punishment is used on Autistic ...
|Domestic Surveillance: "Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy"
Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy Eugene K. Chow A future where unmanned surveillance drones zip through the skies keeping tabs on civilians is no longer relegated to dystopic novels. The panopticon ...
|Aggravated Pimping: French Socialist Dominique Strauss-Kahn To Face Up to 20 Years in Prison
Fame Brief: The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to ‘Aggravated Pimping’ DSK’s most recent charge raises an important issue: What is aggravated pimping? And if pimpin’ ain’t easy, isn’t all ...
|Pipeline Canceled: $1.8b Bakken Crude Express Pipeline From North Dakota to Oklahoma
$1.8B oil pipeline from N.D. to Okla. canceled A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the deal couldn’t rally enough ...
|The Double Barrel Handgun: For When a Single .45 Caliber Round Isn't Enough
There are times when a, "Really? I mean really?" moment takes you by surprise. But just have a look at the pics and videos in the provided links. This is not a joke , but instead, the AF2011-A1 ...
|Science Trumps Sectarianism: Sesame Synchrotron Nearing Completion in Jordan
Not that scientists tend to brawl at meetings, but sectarian politicos and seemingly endless violence being held at bay for the sake of science does seem news worthy. Mid-East Accelerator Getting ...
|Skip Black Friday: Dollars are votes, shop local, shop small or don't shop at all!
This, of all days, is a bastardization of the very notion of a holiday. Consumerism and Commercialism should not be celebrated; they are societal ills. Capitalism gone mad: trampling, assaults, ...
|Stealth Slavery: The Fall of White Supremacy and the Resurrection of Wealth Supremacy
Firstly, it should be said and understood that we did not, in fact, abolish slavery. Where once there was a race-based slavery and its post-abolition cousins, there arose the older and more stable ...
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