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Man reads wife's email, now faces five years in prison

Dec 27, 2010
Leon Walker snooped in his wife's Gmail account - used her password, logged on and started reading. From the Detroit Free Press:...
Posted In: email, Gmail, government, Law, privacy

WTF: the Wikileaks Task Force at the CIA

Dec 22, 2010
Yes, that's what they're really calling it. Works out since it's both the acronym of the name of the task force and what CIA employees are saying...
Posted In: government, Law, whimsical acronyms, wikileaks, world

Net Neutrality react - there will be challenges to this plan

Dec 22, 2010
In a 3-2 vote, the FCC voted to adopt new rules about how broadband and wireless carriers treat web traffic and services. A lot of people are...
Posted In: government, Internet, Law, net neutrality, policy

Philosophical DDoS attacks are not the exclusive province of Wikileaks

Dec 22, 2010
Our friends at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society say that the number of online attacks intended to shut down human rights groups'...
Posted In: DDoS, government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Looks like net neut is a done deal ... for now

Dec 21, 2010
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has the votes to pass his net neutrality plan. The FCC is scheduled to vote today on this plan. Here's an excerpt...
Posted In: fcc, government, Law, net neutrality

Zuckerberg goes to China

Dec 20, 2010
Facebook is blocked in China but Zuckerberg was there to meet with the top brass at Baidu, the search engine of choice/availability for Chinese...
Posted In: baidu, China, Facebook, government, Law, social media, Web Culture, world, zuckerberg

EU investigation of Google deepens

Dec 17, 2010
This is getting to be a pretty big and potentially significant story and one you should be keeping an eye on, especially if this same sentiment...
Posted In: EU, European Union, Google, government, Law, policy, search, world

Plea deal if Manning rats out Assange?

Dec 17, 2010
The Independent is reporting that Private First Class Bradley Manning has been offered a plea deal to reduce his sentence if he agrees to name...
Posted In: government, Julian Assange, Law, wikileaks, world

Comcast takeover of NBCU still being hammered out

Dec 15, 2010
It seems like forever ago that we first heard about Comcast's intentions to buy NBC Universal. Now comes word that the deal could be approved by...
Posted In: business, Comcast, Entertainment, government, kabletown, Law, NBC, policy

Microsoft joins complaint against Google

Dec 14, 2010
Google has been trying for several months now to acquire a software company called ITA, which makes a product that searches airline information for...
Posted In: business, Google, government, Law, Microsoft, Transportation

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