Slashdot | Bell Proposing Usage Based Billing

April 16, 2009
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Slashdot | Bell Proposing Usage Based Billing points to Bell proposal puts ‘unlimited internet’ plans in jeopardy, critics say on the CBC web site. There’s so much going on now to limit access to what goes on on the internet on a variety of fronts from Amazon’s recent gaff, to attacks on Net Neutrality, censorship. […]

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Lawmaker defends Asian-name comment

April 11, 2009
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Lawmaker defends Asian-name comment – UPI.com Republican state Rep. Betty Brown of Terrell, 32 miles east of Dallas, said through a spokesman her comment was not racially motivated but was an attempt to solve problems with identifying Asian names for voting purposes. She is quoted as saying: “Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese […]

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Michael Hudson: The IMF Rules the World

April 10, 2009

I don’t know who Michael Hudson is. But I’m reading his article: The IMF Rules the World Iceland ( where I’m writing these lines) looks like a controlled experiment – a very cruel one – as to how deeply an economy can be “financialized” and how long its population will submit voluntarily to predatory financial […]

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Conficker Worm: Not Finished Yet – PC World

April 2, 2009

Conficker Worm: Not Finished Yet – PC World …only 6 percent of Conficker infections are in North America. The biggest problem areas are actually concentrated in Asia and South America including Vietnam, Brazil, the Philippines, and Indonesia, as well as Algeria. The hardest hit areas may also have a correlation to the number of unpatched […]

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Ann Bauer on autism, violence

April 2, 2009
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Ann Bauer on autism, violence | Salon Life The monster inside my son For years I thought of his autism as beautiful and mysterious. But when he turned unspeakably violent, I had to question everything I knew. By Ann Bauer I scan the story while standing, my coffee forgotten. Trudy Steuernagel, a faculty member in […]

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People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I’m Standing On My Crutches

March 31, 2009
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People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I’m Standing On My Crutches is an example of what everyone should do… call people out on their actions. Thanks for the URL A!

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GhostNet, Conficker, and the New Arms Race | Jesse Hirsh

March 30, 2009

Look past Jesse’s unctuous self-promotion (I know Deebs and Nart too!) and read GhostNet, Conficker, and the New Arms Race. If you don’t know the citizen lab, Catsy worked there after she worked for me, and before she went to google. She’s one of the developers of Psiphon. Good to know what you world governments […]

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Canadian research uncovers cyber espionage network

March 29, 2009

Canadian research uncovers cyber espionage network Canadian researchers have uncovered an internet spy network, based mostly in China, that has hacked into computers owned by governments and private organizations in 103 countries. The findings released Sunday follow a 10-month investigation by researchers from the Ottawa-based think tank SecDev Group and the Munk Centre for International […]

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Judges Accused of Jailing Kids for Cash

March 27, 2009
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So get this, these two judges, according to the allegations in the article, sent children to jail for 2 years for driving mom’s car and hitting something, jail for stealing a $4 bottle of nutmeg, etc. Just so they could get kick backs from the for-profit prison their cronies ran. They should get one year […]

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ICFA in Florida

March 20, 2009
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