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    Why Can't Wikileaks and the U.S. Federal Gov't Get Their Acts Together?

    Why Can't Wikileaks and the U.S. Federal Gov't Get Their Acts Together?
    Our coverage of Wikileaks' landmark release of 90k U.S. military documents, many of them classifed, drew strong reactions -- some supportive, some very critical.  Some could not understand -- how could I criticize Wikileaks, when I had worked so hard to reveal the government's lack of transparency with its ACTA piracy treaty and other issues?  Here's why.Today we live in an ...
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    Web-enabled Devices Quickly Gobbling Up Current Supply of IP Addresses

    Web-enabled Devices Quickly Gobbling Up Current Supply of IP Addresses
    When the internet protocol  IPv4 was developed, mobile phones were not in heavy use and personal computers were not yet commonplace. Now computers, phones, automobiles and even appliances are connected to the web -- and the number of IP addresses that are readily available is dwindling fast.   IP addresses are unique numbers assigned to all devices that connect to the internet.  The IPv4 ...
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    Report: Taliban Kills Afghan Elder Based on WikiLeaks Docs

    Report: Taliban Kills Afghan Elder Based on WikiLeaks Docs
    It's been a nightmarish last few months for U.S. Military officials.  First they discovered that a young soldier serving in Iraq had acted as a spy passing documents to the site Wikileaks.  Then they endured Wikileaks release of 90,000 U.S. Military documents -- many of them classified -- detailing their operations in Afghanistan.The Taliban, a radical Islamic militia in Afghanistan, announced ...
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    Facebook, MySpace Vow to Stop Sharing Your Private Info With Advertisers

    Facebook, MySpace Vow to Stop Sharing Your Private Info With Advertisers
    MySpace and Facebook have both found themselves in trouble of late, with customers complaining about the revelation that the companies were sharing private information with advertisers, despite promises that user information would not be shared in the Terms of Service. Facebook was perhaps the worst offender with this.  Its CEO has insisted at times that customers don't really care about privacy.  And it has rolled out multiple changes to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Our Favorite Techy Videos of the Year, So Far

    The Fall is here and it is cold and nasty. So what's a better way to stop thinking about it than checking out some of the most interesting tech-related videos of the past few months? Lean back and watch these funny and innovative videos that have recently popped up on this site and others around the web. If you want us ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Man Claims to Own 84% of Facebook

    Man Claims to Own 84% of Facebook
    Facebook is no stranger to controversy. Typically, the controversy surrounds new changes to the social network's privacy standards. As the largest social network online, Facebook boasts many millions of users across the world.The last legal proceeding having to do with the social network was identified when Germany sued Facebook for violating the privacy of its users. The accusation in the suit ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FCC Asks Volunteers: Are Cable Providers Lying About Speeds?

    FCC Asks Volunteers: Are Cable Providers Lying About Speeds?
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of trying to deploy an unprecedented plan to provide a 100 Mbps public cable option to over 100 million American homes.  It plans to finance that ambitious plan by taking spectrum away from TV broadcasters and reselling it to wireless companies for use with devices like smartphones.  Part of the profits will go to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Ex-Hacker Calls on Wikileaks Head to Step Down After Questionable Posts

    Ex-Hacker Calls on Wikileaks Head to Step Down After Questionable Posts
    Yesterday we posted that Adrian Lamo became only the second source in Wikileaks history to become outed as a source.  The site appears to have purposefully let loose the information in its personal vendetta against Lamo for turning in Army leaker Bradley Manning. We have since established contact with Nadim Kobeissi, a hacker whose conversations with Adrian Lamo were also leaked.  ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet

    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet
    The U.S. Senate is debating an unprecedented measure that would give the U.S. President and a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) power to kill part or all of the internet hosted by private companies in the U.S., all in the name of protecting the motherland.  The bill, proposed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) who at times has been ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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