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Facebook, Visa choose sides on Wikileaks

Dec 7, 2010
Facebook says that at this point it will not take down a Wikileaks page on its site. The fan page has nearly a million followers/friends/likers...
Posted In: business, Facebook, government, Law, visa, wikileaks

Web retailers accused of peddling counterfeit stuff are shut down

Nov 29, 2010
82 websites accused of selling counterfeit music, DVDs, apparel and sporting goods have been shut down as a result of an ongoing crackdown by US...
Posted In: business, government, kevin kline is awesome, Law, pirates

Defense Department invests in flying snake research

Nov 23, 2010
At least five species of snake from the genus Chrysolopea in Asia are able to fly. Sort of....
Posted In: DARPA, flying snakes, government, military, Science

Internet? Meh, say 23% of American households

Nov 10, 2010
Maybe it's too easy to think that the internet is a part of everyone's lives. But then you see a report like this new one from the Department of...
Posted In: broadband, government

Republican victories could hurt Obama's clean energy plan

Nov 3, 2010
Reuters reports that any chance of a broad comprehensive bill on addressing climate change was essentially killed last night as the Republicans...
Posted In: government, policy, politics, Science

Soldiers prefer Android

Nov 1, 2010
For the last 20 years, the US military has been trying to build a new custom communications gadget system for soldiers in the field. It's cost half...
Posted In: android, gadgets, Google, government, military

Verizon to pay the FCC and customers

Oct 28, 2010
I'm not really sure how much of a difference $25 million makes to a company like Verizon (they'll probably make that in the opening seconds of the...
Posted In: business, fcc, gadgets, government, iPhone, Law, Verizon

11-inch MacBook Air can stay in your bag when you go through airport security

Oct 28, 2010
Well, that's awfully nice. Your shoes are still a tremendous threat. Your bottle of conditioner still places everyone on high alert. But that new...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, government, Law, macbook air, TSA

Federal Elections Commission cuts Google a break

Oct 11, 2010
In August, Google asked the Commission if they need to include disclaimers in short campaign ads the site features that are at their maximum, 95...
Posted In: business, elections, Google, government, search

D.C. electronic voting system attacked by Wolverines!

Oct 5, 2010
Imagine you're in charge of a new electronic voting system in Washington, D.C. You're confident that it's secure so you challenge hackers of the...
Posted In: gadgets, government, privacy

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