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Judge rules defendant can be forced to decrypt laptop

http://www.wired.com

In a case going back to 2010, a Colorado judge has ruled that a woman named as a defendant in a criminal case can be forced to decrypt the contents of her laptop and files. Answering the question of 'what about her fifth amendment right to non-self-incrimination, the judge ruled the fifth amendment does not apply in this case, even though the contents of the protected files could be used to prosecute and convict her.

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The MPAA Says Blackout Protests Are an Abuse of Power

http://lifehacker.com

MPAA is unhappy with the planned blackout of major sites in protest of SOPA. Wait, isn't that what they are trying to do? So...they are upset because THEY are not doing the blacking out??

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Web Sites Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills

http://www.nytimes.com

With a Web-wide protest on Wednesday that includes a 24-hour shutdown of the English-language Wikipedia, the legislative battle over two Internet piracy bills has reached an extraordinary moment — a political coming of age for a relatively young and disorganized industry that has largely steered clear of lobbying and other political games in Washington.

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Obama Administration begins work on an Internet ID program

http://www.libertyconfidential.com

The biggest worry is likely to be this: That this program sets out to accomplish the same aims as the National ID scheme. Difference is, rather than trying to get the states to do the heavy lifting, Washington is going to try and compel private companies to do it.
So a campaign has already started to convince Americans to trust the government on this. (insert canned laughter here)

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Marijuana doesn't harm lung function, says 20-year study

http://www.yahoo.com

Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn't harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study that bolsters evidence that marijuana doesn't do the kind of damage tobacco does.

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Ron Paul on SOPA: "They want to take over the Internet!"

http://www.youtube.com

"Can you imagine how much we're going to be curtailed in the spreading of our information if we lose the Internet?!"

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Only Ron Paul supporter at Conservative radio station fired

http://bit.ly

Full disclosure, it was me, and I was fired THROUGH Facebook

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In Belarus, it's now illegal to access any foreign website

http://thenextweb.com

According to the US Library of Congress, the Republic of Belarus has just recently published a law making it illegal for Belarusian citizens and residents access and/or use foreign websites (particularly for commercial purposes). Violations of the law are recognized as a misdemeanor and result in a charge of up to $125. The law requires companies and individuals that are registered as entrepreneurs to only use domestic domains for providing online services, conducting sales, or exchanging email messages.

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Google, Facebook to become trusted ID providers for gov services

http://searchenginewatch.com

Think Google and Facebook know a lot about you now? The IRS? Wait until they start exchanging tax returns, search engine history, medical, photos, etc.

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BT says almost all Google products and services infringe its patents

http://c4sif.org

Headline says it all! Expect more as copyright crackdown pits everyone against everyone else.

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SOPA Bill 2012: GoDaddy Reveals Support

http://www.ibtimes.com

Website hosting company GoDaddy has officially voiced its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Bill in 2012, which is designed to thwart movie and music piracy on the Internet by empowering copyright holders to effectively shut down websites or online services found with infringing material. If passed, the U.S. government could blacklist any website it deems in violation of copyright, which could range from a few posts in a Web forum to a few links sent in an e-mail.

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GoDaddy Faces boycott over SOPA support

http://arstechnica.com

Major Internet companies have formed a united front in their opposition to the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. Well, almost. One exception has been the domain registrar GoDaddy. In a op-ed published in Politico shortly after SOPA was introduced in the House, GoDaddy applauded the bill and called opponents "myopic."Now furious Internet users at reddit (owned by Advance Publications, which also owns Condé Nast) have organized a boycott of the registrar.

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Skeletons in the SOPA supporters' Closets.

http://www.youtube.com

New allegations coming out that the supporters of SOPA in fact are culpible of promoting the copyright infringment of their own materials over several years.

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ABOUT STARTPAGE SEARCH ENGINE What Makes Startpage Special

https://startpage.com

ABOUT STARTPAGE SEARCH ENGINE
What Makes Startpage Special
Startpage search engine protects your Privacy!

Startpage does NOT record your IP address!
Nor do we share your personal information with any third party. Read more on our privacy position or go directly to Startpage's Privacy Policy.
Startpage offers you Web search results from Google - the world's most popular search engine

When you search with Startpage the Web results are generated by Google. This offers you the search results and search features you may have grown accustomed to.

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The Stop Online Piracy Act and You: A Primer

http://kotaku.com

I'm a world-class nerd. But that doesn't mean I understand the nuts and bolts of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), an internet censorship bill on which the House Judiciary Commitee held hearings today.

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Occupy Protestors Target Drone Facility

http://thegazette.com

Here is a tough one for freedom lovers out there- Occupy Iowa is targeting a new business that makes civilian drones. Should they be proteting the technology, or the government that abuses it?

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22-year old co-founder of Diaspora dead - I'm suspicious.

http://theydontseethroughus.blogspot.com

I was very excited when I first hear about Diaspora, which in my mind would have been a great alternative to the evil empire that is known as Big Brother, ahem, I mean Facebook which is a CIA front (most people know this by now). I dreamed of an opensource social networking type that gave its users more power. If Diaspora caught on and was easy to use, it could possibly have been a threat to Facebook considering that many people are becoming disillusioned with big government and the complete end to privacy.

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Get paid worldwide using #bitcoin and your Twitter account!

http://www.feedzebirds.com

Get paid anywhere in the world using #bitcoin and your Twitter account!
Just retweet to your existing followers and get paid!
No personal or financial details are needed either.

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Online privacy- Power of Google search wrapped in encryption + more

http://www.marketwatch.com

As of today, Startpage, by Ixquick, the "world's most private search engine," automatically encrypts ALL searches. "When you use Startpage, your IP address is not recorded, your visit is not logged, and no tracking cookies are placed on your browser," explains Beens. "In fact, Startpage does not record any information about its users. Nothing. Nada. Zilch."

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Gamers help discover two new planets

http://www.digitaltrends.com

Using the game Planet Hunters, gamers have discovered two new planets in the Cygnus constellation.

In what is starting to look like the beginnings of a trend, casual gamers have helped scientists make significant discoveries through a specially designed game for the second time this month.

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