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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

Government needs a warrant to get at emails

Dec 15, 2010
A ruling by the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday mandated that the government will need to get a warrant based on probable cause in order...
Posted In: ISPs, Law, privacy

Air Force bans not just Wikileaks.org but the New York Times as well

Dec 15, 2010
And Der Spiegel and Le Monde and The Guardian and any other news outlet that published information from Wikileaks. When Air Force personnel try to...
Posted In: Law, military, wikileaks

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

SMS voting monitor for Sudan

Dec 13, 2010
People in Southern Sudan will vote next month on whether to become its own, independent country, and things are getting tense. Fareed Zein, who was...
Posted In: government, Law, sms, text messages, world

Amazon selling Wikileaks e-book

Dec 9, 2010
Amazon's UK store is selling an e-book containing excerpts from the recent Wikileaks cables. This after Amazon kicked Wikileaks off the Amazon...
Posted In: Amazon, business, ice cream castles in the air, Kindle, Law, Web Culture, wikileaks

Amazon next on Operation Payback's list

Dec 9, 2010
This will be interesting to watch. About two hours ago, the Operation Payback Twitter account tweeted: "TARGET: WWW.AMAZON.COM LOCKED ON!!!"....
Posted In: Amazon, business, DDoS, Law, operation payback, Web Culture, wikileaks

Fighting over the home team

Dec 7, 2010
In the divorce case that'll decide the ownership of the L.A. Dodgers, a judge ruled today that a post-nuptial agreement between Frank and Jamie McCourt is invalid. That means Jamie could have a stake in the baseball team, as she claims. Tess Vigeland goes over the play-by-play of the case with the L.A. Times' Carla Hall.
Posted In: Law, Sports

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

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