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No shooting at protest? Police may block mobile devices via Apple

No shooting at protest? Police may block mobile devices via Apple

Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.” In other words, these powers will have control over what can and cannot be documented on wireless devices during any […]

Temporary tunes: Bruce Willis to sue Apple over music ownership

Temporary tunes: Bruce Willis to sue Apple over music ownership

Action movie legend Bruce Willis is taking Apple to court over his music collection. The actor wants his daughters to inherit several gigabytes of downloaded music after his death. The actor wants to ensure that Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis become the next owners of their father’s music collection after he passes away. But according […]

Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

The German cabinet backed a draft law requiring Google and other news aggregators to pay for summarized information they display before linking to a source – a move that has outraged the Internet giant, politicians and bloggers alike. The move, backed by publishing giants like the Axel Springer group, was originally proposed by the Federation […]

Marine detained for Facebook posts: ‘It made me scared for my country’

Marine detained for Facebook posts: ‘It made me scared for my country’

Nearly two weeks after he was hauled off by authorities and admitted to a psych ward over his own Facebook postings, retired Marine Brandon Raub is speaking out about his detainment and what Americans should know about their right to free speech. Raub, a 26-year-old decorated military vet that served two tours overseas, was visited […]

Feds trumpet alleged LulzSec hacker’s arrest

Feds trumpet alleged LulzSec hacker’s arrest

Federal authorities have arrested an accused member of the LulzSec hacking group, 20-year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Arizona, after indicting him on charges related to a 2011 computer attack waged against Sony. Rivera surrendered to the FBI on Tuesday after a grand jury indictment finalized on August 22 was unsealed. If convicted on the charges […]

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Attorneys for Twitter have filed an appeal on the behalf of one of their users in the latest installment of an ongoing legal battle over some seriously-wanted tweets. Prosecutors have been hounding Twitter for the tweets sent from the account of Malcolm Harris, a 23-year-old writer from Brooklyn, since earlier this year in hopes of […]

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Unidentified hackers broke into the official website of a Moscow court which sentenced three Pussy Riot band members to two years in jail. For some time its front page was defaced with obscenities and video clip of a Bulgarian transvestite singer. On Tuesday morning, the website of the Khamovnichesky District Court was unavailable for a […]

Sweden: If Assange faces death row in US we won’t extradite him

Sweden: If Assange faces death row in US we won’t extradite him

The Swedish government will not extradite Assange to the US should he face the death penalty there, as any possible extradition request from Washington is then subject to strict conditions, an official from the country’s Justice Ministry declared. ­“We will never surrender a person to the death penalty,” the deputy director of the Service for […]

US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

Julian Assange made his first public appearance in two months, ever since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Addressing the hundreds of people gathered outside the embassy, Assange thanked them for their support, claiming it was their resolve and presence that stopped British police storming the building. “On Wednesday night, after a […]