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Video: ‘Meganet’, Part 2: Kim Dotcom plans crowdfunded replacement to internet (Ft. Max Keiser)

PART 1 here: https://youtu.be/2fVl06phBGg Kim Dotcom plans on creating a replacement to the internet, called ‘Meganet’. The service will be totally encrypted … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Meganet': Kim Dotcom plans crowdfunded replacement to internet (Ft. Max Keiser)

Kim Dotcom plans on creating a replacement to the internet, called ‘Meganet’. The service will be totally encrypted and will be completely crowd-funded. Via Youtube

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AT&T and Verizon use “supercookies” to track users’ online activities

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Thomas Gaist Telecommunications corporations Verizon and AT&T automatically monitor and record all Internet activity by users accessing their cellular data networks, according to reports published this week by the Washington Post and privacy groups. The tracking system has been referred ...

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Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper

Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper: Starting This Past Weekend, Till Today Eric Zuesse Where can one go in order to find honestly reported news in the English language? I have long searched to find the answer to that ...

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Battling over the Internet

Binoy Kampmark, dissidentvoice.org | It was once deemed the ungovernable frontier, ironic for the fact that it, itself, arose as a feature of the U.S. state apparatus.  But states have been attempting to impose some regulatory framework over the internet since ...

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Facebook gets privacy ultimatum from German consumer groups

Facebook must stop providing personal data to third-party app makers without getting users’ explicit consent, the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV) said on Tuesday. If Facebook does not comply before next Monday, it could face legal action.

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Don’t be evil? Google fined again for breaking privacy laws

Google will pay a historic fine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it bypassed privacy settings and used cookies to track Apple Safari users who visited Google’s DoubleClick ad network.

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Surfthechannel founder condemns the British justice system

Here is the message in full – posted on the Surfthechannel website, as seen in the Google Cache. A Very British Miscarriage Of Justice    The real story behind the conviction of SurfTheChannel´s owner Anton VickermanThe story that follows is ...

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8 Most Useful Extensions for Google Chrome

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Everyone has their own opinion as to which is the best and the fastest Internet browser, but according to StatCounter, Google Chrome is the most widely used in the world. As of May 2012, Chrome had a 33% worldwide usage ...

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Anonymous Surfing – No Chance in the UK

If anyone had any vague ideas that what they do online is private then the recently released figures from Google should dispel that myth. Google has released figures based on the following – “Requests from government agencies around the world ...

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Internet Freedom Is Not a Universal Value, Secretary of State Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech on the universality of Internet Freedom is a wonderful speech that I personally applaud but it is seriously flawed when applied to China and to Google in China. Absolute internet freedom is a value ...

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SEO Internet Marketing Is Changing

As Google recently announced they are to include site speed when deciding on where to place a website in its search rankings, the face of Internet marketing, specifically SEO, is changing for the better. What does this mean to Internet users? A ...

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Government replies to EU legal challenge on Phorm

The government has replied to a legal challenge from the European Commission (EC) over the online advertising technology Phorm. Phorm provides a model that allows advertising to be targeted at users online. In April the EC told the UK to ...

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Internet privacy: Where everybody knows your name

Nightjack’s blog is, as its author put it rather beautifully yesterday, “slowly melting away as it drops off the edge of the Google cache”. Nightjack has gone, too, exposed by the Times as Detective Constable Richard Horton from the Lancashire ...

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Phorm raises £15m for web monitoring

The company said on Wednesday that it raised £15m through a placing of 3.3m shares at £4.50 each, a discount of 85p on Tuesday’s closing price. The placing represents 19.4pc of Phorm’s enlarged share capital. It comes just a week ...

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Web Bugs & Your Privacy

Web bugs are small bits of code embedded in Websites that add functionality and share information. They’re almost impossible to ignore, but Jim Rapoza has some advice for keeping your privacy healthy nonetheless. Achooo! Sorry, there are these bugs going ...

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Study Finds Google is Top Tracker of Web Users

When asked about online privacy, most people say they want more information about how they are being tracked and more control over how their personal information is used. Those consumer expectations are rarely in line with the data collection practices ...

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SEO Training Course Reveals New Secrets

BECOME AN SEO GURU IN HOURS! JUST $27 PER MONTH Since the demand in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has increased by almost 10 fold in the past 12 months, so also has the demand for high quality SEO training courses. All ...

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How To Protect Your Privacy In IE8

There will always be times when you don’t want other people to know which sites you’ve been visiting, whatever you use the Internet for. The problem is that we all leave a trail of evidence about our whereabouts and whimsies ...

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How surfers can protect private info

Kiel, Germany – Web browsers are not particularly loyal programs. When pushed, they reveal more about our surfing behaviour than we might prefer. A few tweaks can help protect your private sphere, but they do impact browser performance. It’s amazing ...

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Google’s Street View rejected in Greece over privacy

A privacy watchdog has banned Google Inc. from gathering detailed, street-level images in Greece for a planned expansion of its panoramic Street View mapping service until the company provides additional privacy safeguards. In rejecting Google’s bid to roam Greek streets ...

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Google knows more about you than your mother

Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation recently said: “Google knows more about you than your mother.” A few years ago, it might have sounded far-fetched. But if you’re one of the growing number of people who are using more ...

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An Expectation of Online Privacy

If your data is online, it is not private. Oh, maybe it seems private. Certainly, only you have access to your e-mail. Well, you and your ISP. And the sender’s ISP. And any backbone provider who happens to route that ...

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Hypocritical Yahoo hosts human rights summit

By Aharon Etengoff | Chicago (IL) – Yahoo is currently hosting a summit on business and human rights at its Sunnyvale campus. Journalists and social entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are expected to discuss how they have ...

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Tory Leader wants to give our medical records to Google

During the weekend, Tory Leader, David Cameron placed further scrutiny under the Labour Governments “Electronic Patient Records system” and has called for NHS records to be stored online with companies such as Google and Microsoft.  He stated “People can store their health ...

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Organic SEO – Search Engine Optimization – Organic

When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) there’s really only two options available. Pay Per Click (PPC) or Organic SEO. The first option means spending, quiet often, big bucks on advertising campaigns that can be hit and miss. The ...

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How To Get Your Site To The Top On Google

THE RINF SEO MASTERCLASS VIDEO SERIES RINF founder, Mick Meaney explains how easy it is to get top search engine rankings, by just clicking your mouse. Even if you don’t have a website yet, this video series will show you how ...

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MPs to probe ISP snooping

By Chris Williams  | MPs have today launched an investigation into the use of snooping technology by ISPs which allows them to profile customers for advertisers and throttle or block specific types of traffic. An inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary ...

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Public concerned about plans to monitor social networking sites

LONDON – The majority of people interviewed in the latest Brand Republic video are against the government’s plans to monitor social networking sites, claiming it would be an invasion of privacy — watch it now.   The government is considering ...

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Security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet

  Increasingly, companies, governments, police and even criminals are seeking the greatest possible access to our private data. The internet provides a previously unimaginable level of access to information about our private lives, which unfortunately, can be abused by companies, ...

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Wired editor: Google has us all in its web

Google’s new Street View service – which displays 360-degree photographs of streetscapes in 25 British towns – has made it a challenge getting pages proof-read in the Wired offices this week. First, we spot the magazine’s associate editor in a ...

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Government may snoop on websites

By Stefano Ambrogi | Social networking websites like Facebook could be forced to pass on details of users’ friends and contacts under government proposals to fight terrorism. Millions of Britons use sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace to chat with ...

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Privacy campaigners pressure web firms to boycott Phorm

Privacy campaigners have written an open letter to leading web companies demanding they resist the introduction of the Phorm web user tracking system by BT, Virgin and TalkTalk.Phorm is a technology that can be used to track the web content ...

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Google Street View – an invasion of privacy?

By Alice Wyllie | IT HAS already revolutionised the way we search for information, find images or plan routes, but now Google has gone all Big Brother on us, with the launch yesterday of Google Street View in the UK, ...

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The Internet is at risk from ‘wiretapping’

The ever-increasing power of computers that is helping the internet to grow is also threatening its future. That was the warning delivered by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, and online security specialists at the Houses of Parliament in ...

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Phorm is like a “TV camera in your room”

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has compared BT’s decision to roll out Phorm as like “allowing them to put a television camera in your room”. Sir Tim was speaking at the House of Commons, during a heated debate about the commercial use ...

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Phorm – one year on

By Darren Waters | The controversial targeted advertising firm Phorm is to hold a second open Town Hall meeting, a year after it first met with the public to discuss plans to roll the technology out to Internet Service Providers. ...

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Facebook backtracks on TOS; Privacy changes still coming later

By Larry Dignan  Facebook has reverted to its old terms of service after a backlash from users. Over the weekend a ruckus ensued after it was discovered that Facebook changed two sentences to its terms of service. Originally, Facebook allowed ...

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Facebook now owns your content – forever

By Verity Burns Facebook has updated its terms of service this month, claiming rights to all content uploaded to the site, even after you delete your account. Previously, the terms had read that Facebook’s rights to to any original content ...

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Analyst: Beware of the Google Gadgets

By William Jackson | One fun thing about the interactive world of Web 2.0 is the online applications you can take advantage of, such as Google Gadgets.   Google describes Gadgets as “miniature objects that offer cool and dynamic content ...

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The i-9-11 event and the end of the Internet as we know it?

foobar  After the terrible events of September 11, 2001 it didn’t take long for a piece of legislature to be passed in the US, called the Patriot Act. That is a massive set of laws ostensibly designed to help in ...

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Privacy Doesn’t Exist, Get Used To Everyone Knowing Everything About You

Information Week The headline practically says it all. Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is being sued by a Pittsburgh couple for posting images of its house on the Internet in Google’s Street Views pages. Google responded, in court no less, that complete ...

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Death of Free Internet – Canada Will Be Test Case

In the last 15 years or so, as a society we have had access to more information than ever before in modern history because of the Internet. There are approximately 1 billion Internet users in the world and any one ...

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U.S. military to patrol Internet

UPI | The U.S. military is looking for a contractor to patrol cyberspace, watching for warning signs of forthcoming terrorist attacks or other hostile activity on the Web. “If someone wants to blow us up, we want to know about ...

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RINF Launches Web Hosting Service

RINF has launched a new web hosting service for businesses, individuals, groups and campaigns. As dissident websites and blogs are increasingly being censored and in some cases shut down for their political views, our new service aims to protect free speech and ...

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MEP Tries to Certify Bloggers

Via Blairwatch | We earlier reported an initiative about the EU certifying bloggers. EU Observer has an interesting report about the outcry from this, correctly noting that this is just a proposal at the moment. However, further down the report ...

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Is the Creative Internet Just About Dead?

By Annalee Newitz | A couple of weeks ago I went to the annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, an event where people from all over the world gather for a giant DIY technology show-and-tell extravaganza. There are robots, kinetic sculptures, ...

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Your Privacy for Sale: Internet Providers Cash In

UPDATE: Thanks to information obtained by RINF readers, it appears Virgin Media are trying to distance themselves from Phorm. Virgin Media stated: “Virgin Media has signed a preliminary agreement with Phorm to understand in more detail how this technology works but ...

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Is it Google or China censoring Carrefour?

By Garett Rogers | I guess either way, the answer is ultimately China, but this latest news on Google’s censorship in China is a bit strange. Chinese people are very upset with the French due to an attack on a ...

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The NSA, personal data and you

By Mitch Ratcliffe | Here’s a simple rule for preventing totalitarian rule in any nation: Don’t build the systems for monitoring people’s daily lives closely in the first place, and you will not be at risk of totalitarian rulers using ...

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FBI wants widespread monitoring of ‘illegal’ web activity

By Anne Broache | The FBI on Wednesday called for new legislation that would allow federal police to monitor the Internet for “illegal activity.”  The suggestion from FBI Director Robert Mueller, which came during a House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing, appears ...

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China is world’s largest Internet-using population

By Jane Macartney | China has overtaken the US as the world’s biggest user of the internet, thanks to a rise of more than 61 per cent of people in the country using the web in the past year.  More ...

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eBay sues craigslist; cites dilution

By Larry Dignan | EBay said Tuesday that it is suing craigslist, Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster to “safeguard its four-year financial investment.” The auction giant bought a 28.4 percent stake in craigslist in 2004, but alleges that in January ...

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Superfast internet may replace world wide web

By Lewis Carter The internet could soon be made obsolete by a new “grid” system which is 10,000 times faster than broadband connections. Web could collapse as video demand soars Scientists in Switzerland have developed a lightning-fast replacement to the ...

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NSA releases new version of Linux software

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) — The U.S. National Security Agency has released its own version of the open-source computer operating system Linux, which offers enhanced security for users. The new software was rolled out earlier this month to an e-mail ...

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Documents prove FBI tracks Internet and phones

FBI also spies on home soil for military, documents show; Much information acquired without court order John Byrne The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been routinely monitoring the e-mails, instant messages and cell phone calls of suspects across the United ...

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Did BT spy on 36,000 customers?

By MATTHEW HICKLEY BT tested secret “spyware” on tens of thousands of its broadband customers without their knowledge, it admitted yesterday. It carried out covert trials of a system which monitors every internet page a user visits. Companies can exploit ...

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Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’

A study, written for U.S. Special Operations Command, suggested “clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers.” Since the start of the Iraq war, there’s been a raucous debate in military circles over how to handle blogs — and the servicemembers who want ...

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CIA enlists Google’s help for spy work

US intelligence agencies are using Google’s technology to help its agents share information about their suspects Google has been recruited by US intelligence agencies to help them better process and share information they gather about suspects. Agencies such as the ...

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Spirit of internet at risk, campaigners warn

A promise by the biggest broadband provider in the US that it would stop discriminating against users who swap music and video online has failed to quell a grassroots movement demanding legislation to protect equal access to the internet. Comcast, ...

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FBI posts hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects

The FBI has recently adopted a novel investigative technique: posting hyperlinks that purport to be illegal videos of minors having sex, and then raiding the homes of anyone willing to click on them. Undercover FBI agents used this hyperlink-enticement technique, ...

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Wikileaks back on the Web

Case that riled privacy advocates turns on unrelated technicalities By Jaikumar Vijayan In a move sure to be welcomed by privacy and civil rights advocates, a California District Court judge on Friday lifted a previous permanent injunction that he had issued two ...

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Zogby: Alternative Media Replacing Mainstream News

Zogby Poll – 67% View Traditional Journalism as “Out of Touch” Internet is the top source of news for nearly half of Americans; Survey finds two-thirds dissatisfied with the quality of journalism Two thirds of Americans – 67% – believe traditional ...

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Wikileaks and Internet Censorship

JONATHAN WERVE Using data from the Global Integrity Index, we put a U.S. court’s recent order to block access to anti-corruption site Wikileaks.org into context. In summary: The Wikileaks.org shutdown is unheard of in the West, and has only been ...

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Leaked Documents Spring Up Across Web

By Elana Schor  The US court order shutting down the website Wikileaks today appeared to backfire on the Swiss bank that sought the legal action, as bloggers and other fans of the site gave new life to leaked documents the ...

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CIA Monitors YouTube For Intelligence

By Thomas Claburn In keeping with its mandate to gather intelligence, the CIA is watching YouTube. U.S. spies, now under the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), are looking increasingly online for intelligence; they have become major consumers of social media. ...

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VIDEO: The Truth About Google’s Privacy

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Freaked Out About FaceBook

 thought the creepiest things to happen to social networking was when old guys, claiming to be eighteen-years-old started roaming social networks like MySpace and FaceBook looking to hook up with fifteen-year-olds.But now there’s a whole different kind of creepiness. And ...

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Websites sell secret bank data and PINs

Alexi Mostrous and Dominic Kennedy Security breaches that are allowing the financial details of tens of thousands of Britons to be sold on the internet are to be investigated by the country’s information watchdog. Without paying a single penny, The ...

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Confirmed: Ability to spy on remote calls with VoIP

In October, two security experts at hacker conference ToorCon9 in San Diego hacked into their hotel’s corporate network using a Cisco VoIP phone By Linda Leung Framingham Cisco confirmed it is possible to eavesdrop on remote conversations using Cisco VoIP phones. ...

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Protests force Facebook to change

Many users resented Facebook grabbing and sharing data Facebook members have forced the social networking site to change the way a controversial ad system worked.More than 50,000 Facebook users signed a petition calling on the company to alter or abandon ...

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Government-sponsored cyberattacks on the rise

Governments are using the Internet to spy and launch cyberattacks that target critical systems, according to McAfee’s cybersecurity report By Jon Brodkin Governments and allied groups worldwide are using the Internet to spy and launch cyberattacks on their enemies, targeting critical systems ...

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Facebook Users Protest Online Tracking

By Louise Story and Brad Stone The New York Times Faced with its second mass protest by members in its short life span, Facebook, the enormously popular social networking Web site, is reining in some aspects of a controversial new ...

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YouTube stops account of anti-torture activist

YouTube stops account of Egypt anti-torture activist Cynthia Johnston CAIRO, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The video-sharing Web site YouTube has suspended the account of a prominent Egyptian anti-torture activist who posted videos of what he said was brutal behaviour by ...

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Google Refuses to Run Impeachment Ad

By Ralph Lopez Google has refused to run the following sponsored ad and link paid for by the Northeast Impeachment Coalition and YaliesForImpeachment.org: Help Impeach Cheney NOW Nonpartisan, the time is here. House JC 202-225-3951 Demand ACTION YaliesForImpeachment.org Google’s explanation ...

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Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds

Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds By Ryan Singel Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that “not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each ...

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EBay spends $2M lobbying gov agencies including CIA

CBS News Online auctioneer eBay Inc. spent almost US$2-million lobbying various departments of the federal government in the past year, including an entity rarely named on federal disclosure forms: the Central Intelligence Agency. According to a database maintained by the ...

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Google Calls For Global Privacy Standards

Executives with the search engine want to start a discussion about international privacy standards which work to protect everyone’s privacy on the Internet. By Thomas Claburn Privacy today is the exception; Google on Friday called for privacy to be the ...

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The Internet is superior medium for news

People are watching less TV news and increasing number gets their news primarily from the Internet, according to latest studies. There are any reasons: plastic anchors with plastic words and smiles, artificial urgent presentations with teases about what’s up, next ...

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Get on with it, said net audience as man hanged himself on webcam

Joanna Bale Kevin Whitrick logged on to an internet chat room and announced that he was going to commit suicide. He then switched on his webcam, stood on a chair, smashed through his ceiling to expose a joist, tied a ...

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