18 November 2011

SOPA, censorship, and internet freedom

SOPA & Selective Memory about a ... - Technology Liberation Front
By Adam Thierer
Listening to this morning's House Judiciary Committee hearing on H.R. 3261, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) was painful for many reasons, including the fact that the first hour of the Committee's video stream was practically inaudible and ...
Technology Liberation Front

The Web Collectively Protests Congress's Censorship Law ...
By Adam Clark Estes
Wednesday, November 16 is the first ever American Censorship Day in honor of the first House hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and most of the internet seems determined not to repeat the ironic holiday next year.
The Atlantic Wire

johnmpoole.com: Google Stands Up for Internet Freedom: "just one SOPA opponent was invited to speak at the Congressional hearing: Katherine Oyama, Copyright Counsel for Google, warned that the bill is tantamount to censorship"

Review: 'Assassin's Creed' puts premium on stealth
By RON HARRIS In a video gaming world dominated by full-force melees and wanton firearms engagements, the stealthy approach favored by Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed" series is a welcome respite. There's killing, and then there's killing with style. ...
In Praise of iTunes Match
By Jason Snell Macworld - When Apple announced iTunes Match in June as a part of a raft of announcements related to iCloud, I was a little skeptical. I had just been released from my annual $99 payment to Apple for MobileMe, thanks to iCloud--I wasn't ...
Google fixes Gmail iOS app but users still critical
by Lance Whitney November 17, 2011 7:22 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Google's latest update to its Gmail iOS app fixes a glitch from the first version, but many users are still giving the app a collective thumbs down over its limited functionality. ...
Google to Merge Checkout With Wallet
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Google is merging its Checkout and Wallet electronic payment services to consolidate them into a single product that works both on Web browsers and mobile devices. The company is also in the process of making Wallet the ...
Adobe Abandons Flash for Mobile: What It Means to Developers
In the “old days” of the Internet (before 1996), Websites had to refresh each page if changes were made. This meant graphics and animation on different sites were very difficult to develop and ran poorly due to limited connectivity. ...
Skype adds Facebook video chatting to software
USA Today
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Internet phone service Skype is letting users of its computer-based software make video calls to their Facebook friends and receive them, too. Paul Sakuma, AP Paul Sakuma, AP The new feature is free and is available starting ...
Frog jumps back from extinction in Israel
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - They thought it had croaked. But missing for a half-century and listed as extinct in 1996, the Hula painted frog has been spotted again in northern Israel, its only known habitat. "The species now has another chance to survive," ...
Boffin bothers frogs until they spill super power secrets
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author A springy catapult tendon is what sends frogs flying far beyond what their muscles alone could achieve, a boffin researching frog jumps has discovered. By attaching metal beads to the shin bones, ankles and leg ...
A decade of Xbox
The Xbox video game console celebrated its tenth birthday this week, Tom Hoggins talks to Chris Lewis, Microsoft Europe's Vice-President of Interactive Entertainment, about the console's past, present and future. By Tom Hoggins This week, ...
Microsoft Surface 2 Goes on Pre-Order
Microsoft Surface, the uber-cool, yet incredibly bulky technology that supports touch and device interaction was trimmed down earlier this year at CES 2011 to become the super svelte Microsoft Surface 2.0. Now its Samsung incarnation, ...
Free Saints Row 2 with PS3 version of Saints Row: The Third
THQ has announced a special treat for Playstation 3 gamers, with a free digital copy of Saints Row 2 being made available when you redeem your Saints Row: The Third online pass within the next 90 days. These kinds of promotions are becoming ...
Facebook: We've ID'd porn hackers
Facebook claims it has discovered the identity of the spam hackers that swamped the social network with a pornographic deluge in recent days, promising “appropriate consequences” to come. “In addition to the engineering teams that build tools to block ...
LA Auto Show: Volkswagen Passat and Beetle R
Volkswagen launches a Passat and axes another at the LA Auto Show, as well as displaying its Beetle R concept car. By Andrew English As Volkswagen launch one Passat, the new Chattanooga-built mid-sized American saloon, it disbands another, ...
NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone
Garmin has launched a new version of its NAVIGON navigation app for iPhone, with v2.0 adding the option to download maps for offline access as well as introducing quarterly map updates. NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone follows Nokia Maps' offline mapping with ...
'Ghost mountains mystery solved'
BBC News
Scientists think they can now explain the existence of what are perhaps Earth's most extraordinary mountains. The Gamburtsevs are the size of the European Alps and yet are totally buried beneath the Antarctic ice. A geophysical survey of the range was ...
New Finding Ups the Chances of Life on Jupiter's Moon Europa
Europa, Jupiter's icy moon, meets not one but two of the critical requirements for life, scientists say. For decades, experts have known about the moon's vast underground ocean — a possible home for living organisms — and now a study shows that the ...
Recommended: A car-by-car guide to the 2011 LA auto show
Breaking news and analysis of the economy, the business world, stocks, autos, real estate and consumer issues. Twitter: @msnbc_business The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark is unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles auto show. By Paul A. Eisenstein, ...
Study sees no safe place left for amphibians in future; Scientist: 'It's no ...
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Frogs, salamanders and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of a triple threat of worsening scourges, a new study predicts. Scientists have long known that amphibians are under attack from a killer ...
2013 Honda Fit EV Introduced: 2011 Los »
Inside Line
The automaker will expand the Fit EV to six East Coast markets in early 2013. | November 17, 2011 | American Honda Motor Company, Inc. By Paul Lienert, Correspondent | Published Nov 17, 2011 Honda plans to begin leasing the 2013 Fit EV next summer in ...
Recreated $97000 Porsche 911 Brings Speed to Screaming Legend
San Francisco Chronicle
To those of us who love cars, that's neither an academic nor a hippy-dippy consideration. Around for almost a half century, the 911 Carrera is the uber sports car, a distillation of all a Germanic screamer should be. An all-new generation of the 911 ...
Rambus loses antitrust trial vs. Micron, Hynix
A California jury has decided against Rambus in an antitrust lawsuit it filed against chip-makers Micron and Hynix. A jury determined Wednesday that Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. did not conspire to fix pricing of memory chips. ...
Amazon's Kindle lending library is contract breach, say US authors
The Guardian
American authors are up in arms about Amazon's new Kindle lending library, accusing the online retailer of "boldly breaching its contracts" with publishers as it exercises its "brute economic power". Amazon.com launched its Kindle owners' lending ...
CounterTack raises a $9.5M Series A funding, lands in Waltham
Mass High Tech
By Rodney Brown Straight off of founding his latest startup, local tech veteran Neal Creighton has been tapped to be CEO of a real-time cyber attack security software company that is relocating from Virginia to Waltham and renaming itself CounterTack....
Scientists: NY must prepare for climate change now
Wall Street Journal
AP ALBANY, NY — Devastating floods like those caused in upstate New York by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are among the climate change effects predicted in a new report written by 50 scientists and released Wednesday by the ...
Infiniti JX SUV coming next spring: a 'never-never' model
USA Today
By James R. Healey, USA TODAY Infiniti pulled the cover off -- yes, they still do that at auto shows -- its new family size crossover SUV, called JX, at the Los Angeles auto show today. Due in showrooms next spring, the seven-passenger, ...
Porsche announces Panamera GTS
Los Angeles Times
By David Undercoffler Not content with introducing to North American audiences a complete revision of one of the most iconic sports cars of all time, Porsche used the LA Auto Show to unveil a beast of quite a different nature. ...
China Clean Energy acquires Handan Guanxin Technology for ...
By Meghan Sapp
In China, China Clean Energy announced its acquisition of Handan Guanxin Technology, a feedstock provider located in Hebei Province. Handan Guanxin will become the Company's internal source of raw materials that it utilizes to produce ...
Biofuels Digest
Commissioner Travels To Israel For Water Technology Conference ...
By sstoddart
What can the tiny nation of Israel teach the "Great Lakes" state about fresh water? The answer is... a lot.
CBS Detroit
Scratching that (Incessant) Technology Itch | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
Our love-hate relationship with technology is the subject of research psychologist Dr. Larry D. Rosen's new book iDisorder. From his perspective, “tech gadgets and applications are turning us into basket-cases suffering from versions of ...
Open Source Biometrics Technology
By donotreply@osnews.com (David Adams)
DigitalPersona has open sourced its new MINEX-certified FingerJetFX fingerprint feature extractiontechnology. FingerJetFX, Open Source Edition (OSE), is free, portable software that device manufacturers and application developers can use ...
Your Teen & Today's Technology | Madame Noire | Black Women's ...
By Toya Sharee
Kids these days just don't know how one photo or video or how providing too much info can affect them, their image and their safety down the line.
Madame Noire | Black Women's...
Higher Colleges of Technology, Microsoft to create MENA region's ...
The first 'Microsoft Learning Center' in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will be set up by the Higher Colleges of Technology and Microsoft after the parties signed an education...
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London Riots And Surveillance Technology - OpEd
By Agentura
Eric King, Privacy International, focuses on the intersection of human rights, privacy and technology. In a interview with Andrei Soldatov, Eric King talk.
Eurasia Review
Engineers aim to improve performance of technology in extreme ...
Engineers aim to improve performance of technology in extreme environments.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Technology companies need to skite more | sticK – science ...
By sticknz
Even though the ICT software/services, high tech manufacturing and biotechnology companies that make up the 'Technology Investment Network 100' had record revenues of $7 billion last year, many New Zealanders would be hard-pressed ...
sticK - science, technology,...
PlayStation 3D TV brings technology within reach of gamers (review ...
By Gieson Cacho
That's been part of the trouble with adoption of technology in the first place. The barrier to entry was too high with displays costing upwards of $3000. But if you could get one for less than the original price of a PlayStation 3 or a first-generation ...
A+E Interactive
Rambus Case Ends, Jury Rejects Technology Licensing Company's ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
SAN FRANCISCO -- A California jury denied Rambus Inc. billions of dollars in damages as it determined that chip-makers Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. didn't conspire to fix prices of memory chips in order to hike the prices of products ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
Fuel Fix » Producers find environmentally-friendly technology can ...
By Mella McEwenMidland Reporter-Telegram
Producers find environmentally-friendly technology can boost bottom line.
Fuel Fix
Patent: Olympus working on "Liquid lens" technology. - 43 Rumors
By admin
I was told Fuji are patenting an ultra cool retro lens technology which promises to further simplify lens design and reduce the weight of optics. The new system is called “pin-hole” and apparently it works seamlessly with leather camera cases ...
43 Rumors
Previews: Technology Trends specs | Social Good Consulting
By phillip
Each year, Deloitte market research in search of technological trends that can maximize the positive impact on business performance. In this 10 year.
Social Good Consulting
Postharvest Biology and Technology - Elsevier
The journal is devoted exclusively to the publication of original papers and review articles on biological and technological postharvest research....

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