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Obama calls for more cybersecurity information sharing

U.S. President Barack Obama (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

President Barack Obama followed up Monday’s speech about data breach notification with another speech Tuesday encouraging companies to share information about cyberattacks. In an address to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) he proposed legislation that offers liability ...

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Monsanto sues Hawaii county over GMO ban

Reuters/Mark Blinc

Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii’s Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit filed the lawsuit in federal ...

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Don’t Replace Facebook, Disrupt It


Tony Cartalucci  RINF Alternative News Facebook is a problem. It is undoubtedly being used by special interests to manipulate and monitor entire populations both within the United States and well beyond. It represents a tool that in no way serves ...

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Last of Pirate Bay founders arrested

One of the co-founders of the file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay, Fredrik Neij. (AFP Photo/Jonathan Nackstrand)

After four years on the run, Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, one of the founders of the Swedish file-sharing giant, has been arrested and is awaiting extradition to Sweden. The 36-year-old Swede, known in hacking communities as TiAMO, was traveling to ...

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FBI Quietly Seeks Broader Hacking Powers


The FBI is seeking to expand its hacking and surveillance powers through “an apparently backdoor route,” the Guardian reported Wednesday, a move that civil liberties groups say could infringe upon constitutional rights. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed (pdf) ...

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Revealed: Google’s links to US govt


One of the world’s largest internet companies, Google ‘should be a serious concern’ internationally, WikiLeaks co-founder and Editor-in-chief Julian Assange says, revealing its connections and donations to the White House. “Google is steadily becoming the Internet for many people. Its ...

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New Seeds, Old Pesticides


JIM GOODMAN I doubt very many people have ever heard or seen a “tank mix.” Simply put, it is a mix of several crop chemicals used together to control a variety of weeds. I have not looked into a swirling ...

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Spyware phone app CEO indicted for conspiracy

Reuters / Zoran Milich

The head of a company that sells a spyware application for smartphones has been indicted and arrested for conspiracy and other charges related to surreptitious interception. It is the first time the US Department of Justice has targeted spyware apps. ...

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