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Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

Amid growing national debate over gun violence, thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to press Congress and state legislators to back gun control measures. The marchers were joined by some 100 residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting left 20 first-graders and six teachers dead. People in the crowd were […]

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

Homeland Security’s Napolitano invokes 9/11 to push for CISPA 2.0

In an attempt to scare the public with a looming cyber attack on US infrastructure, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is once again pushing Congress to pass legislation allowing the government to have greater control over the Internet. Napolitano issued the warnings Thursday, claiming that inaction could result in a “cyber 9/11” attack that could […]

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

A programmer at a US company outsourced his job to a Chinese contractor for a fraction of his six-figure salary. After handing over his login information, he spent his days on Facebook and perused cat videos while the Chinese firm worked in his name. ‘Bob,’ as he has been dubbed in the media, had his […]

Condom controversy: US porn-makers keen to overturn Measure B law

Condom controversy: US porn-makers keen to overturn Measure B law

Two US porn giants, filmmakers Vivid Entertainment and Califa Productions, are suing Los Angeles County over the new law requiring adult movie actors to wear condoms on set. According to porn industry insiders, the new measure is unconstitutional. “Overturning this law is something I feel very passionate about,” founder of LA-based Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, told […]

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens, was approved by the Senate despite White House threats to veto the legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.” The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present […]

Depardieu a role model: Belgium welcomes other French tax exiles

Depardieu a role model: Belgium welcomes other French tax exiles

The Belgian Foreign Minister has given carte blanche to anyone planning to follow in Gerard Depardieu’s footsteps and move to Belgium in an attempt to escape higher French taxes. “If other French people want to come to Belgium, I’m not at all opposed,” Didier Reynders said in an interview with Le Figaro. He emphasized that France […]

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

Self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is facing a lawsuit for ordering police to break into the homes of two journalists and arresting them in the middle of the night. The Phoenix New Times paper has long been a critical of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose questionable actions have included organizing detention facilities for illegal […]

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 […]