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US Survey Shows Piracy Common and Accepted
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"A new U.S. survey sponsored by the American Assembly has revealed that piracy is both common and accepted. The surveys findings show that 46% of adults and 75% of young people have bought, copied, or downloaded some copyright infringing material. 70% of ...[Read more]
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Why Richard Stallman Was Right All Along
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"Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the aut ...[Read more]
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The Un-Internet and War On General Purpose Computers
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Facebook, Twitter, Apple and others try to increasingly contain and control how people use their computers and devices, limiting their freedom and choices. This article analyzes this 'un-internet' phenomenon. ...[Read more]
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Some Assembly Required: One last jump to lightspeed | Massively
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Blog post by gamer reports the final moments of the massively multiplayer game, Star Wars Galaxies, on the day it is shut down by Sony Online Entertainment. The closedown preceded the launch of Star Wars The Old Republic, the new Star Wars mmo, just by tw ...[Read more]
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Why I (and probably 600,000 others) stopped playing World of Warcraft | VentureBeat
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Blizzard's flagship online game, World of Warcraft, shed around 600,000 players in the last quarter even though it released one of its most successful expansion packs yet. Blizzard chief executive Mike Morhaime said players blitzed through the content fas ...[Read more]
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US spy operation that manipulates social media
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The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract wit ...[Read more]
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Why everyone hates the IT department
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IT workers are treated with thinly veiled contempt in many organisations - Tom Brewster finds out why i.t. workers are at odds with the other departments in many corporations and organizations. ...[Read more]
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European Court of Justice decides courts cannot order ISPs to filter P2P
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The European Court of Justice has ended the Scarlet v Sabam case by ruling that ISPs cannot be forced to apply indiscriminate monitoring of their customers. ECJ declared that natioanl courts can not order isps to install filtering systems aimed at prevent ...[Read more]
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Internet Water Army On the March
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Masses of paid posters flood product websites with comments and posts. Researchers at the University of Victoria went undercover to figure out exactly how these informational (or disinformational) floods operate, and what they learned (PDF) could lead to ...[Read more]
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How SOPA would affect you: FAQ | Privacy Inc. – CNET News
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CNET takes an in-depth look at the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, backed by Hollywood and opposed by the largest Web companies and civil liberties groups. Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Privacy Inc.. ...[Read more]
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A great truth annotated version of Viacom's global censorship pitch for SOPA/PIPA internet censorship laws. ...[Read more]
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