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Russian Internet surveillance plan will block political speech

On the surface, it’s all about protecting Russian kids from internet pedophiles. In reality, the Kremlin’s new “Single Register” of banned websites, which goes into effect today, will wind up blocking all kinds of online political speech. And, thanks to ...

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Google harassed and threatened bartender

RT | After one of Google’s new, top-secret smartphones was left in a San Francisco bar, the bartender was harassed and threatened with arrest by the company if he didn’t turn over the Nexus 4. Jamin Barton was offered a ...

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Protecting your online privacy

Alice Truong | Not all online privacy tools are created equal, but good ones do exist to safeguard your identity and personal data. The Little Snitch firewall helps savvy Mac users detect new malware on their machines, while HTTPS Everywhere ...

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Google faces monopoly abuse probe

Agence France-Presse | Google faces a moment of truth in the coming weeks over a lengthy US probe into potential abuse of its Internet search dominance, amid regulatory woes on both sides of the Atlantic. The Federal Trade Commission is ...

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Activist challenges Facebook’s use of personal data

To carry on his war against Facebook, Max Schrems figures he needs at least 200,000 euros — about £160,000 — no small sum for a law student scraping by on a government stipend. But like those he is targeting, Schrems, ...

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Is this the beginning of the end of Google?

Google loses $26 billion due to premature report RT | Google Inc’s saw its shares crash by 9%, erasing about $26 billion off the company’s market value after its quarterly result, which fell below Wall Street’s expectations, were accidentally released ...

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Twitter threatened with lawsuit over anti-Semitic tweets

Agence France-Presse | Twitter, a day after saying it blocked a neo-Nazi group’s account in Germany in a global first, faced a new battle Friday in France where Jewish students are taking it to court to force it to remove ...

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Google stock plunges: Report shows 21% earnings decline year-over-year

Mac Slavo, SHTFplan.com | Following the trend of shipping company Fedex, the largest advertising venue in the world is showing signs of strain in a weakening global economy. Google Inc., whose accounting firm mistakenly released their quarterly report prematurely, saw a 9% tumble ...

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Dutch gov can break in and destroy computers

Door Ot van Daalen | On 15 October, the Dutch ministry of Justice and Security proposed powers for the police to break into computers, install spyware, search computers and destroy data. These powers would extend to computers located outside the ...

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Discovery of new planet rocks the astronomy world

RT | The discovery of a planet in the closest star system to our own has rocked the astronomy world. Orbiting Alpha Centauri B it is just 4.3 light years away from Earth, and has sparked hope of finding others ...

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