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5 Sci-Fi Ad Techniques That Are About to Make Life Creepier

http://www.cracked.com

We are in the middle of a great cultural arms race between advertisers with tons of money and state of the art technology and the common man's ability to ignore the ads those advertisers create. You've seen hundreds of ads today -- how many did you actually remember?
Don't think for one second that ad executives are giving up. It's all about using futuristic technology to make their ads more and more invasive. That's how we've wound up with ...

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Woman arrested for using fake name on MySpace in 2008.

http://www.secureworks.com

Woman arrested for using fake name on MySpace in 2008. It seems like a new development for the government to erradicate anonymity on the web, but no. What else is in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that the people need to know about?

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marijuana destroys cancer cells

http://hailmaryjane.com

Yet another study showing that THC in marijuana is able to destroy cancer cells.

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New Floating house/city technology could aid the Seasteading Institute

http://www.gizmag.com

Did the Seasteading Institute just get a technological boost? Gizmag reports that the FLOATEC Project has invented a new floating house/city technology targeted for the Netherlands and Italy, but perhaps this gives the Free State Project the competition needed to accelerate the pace toward 20,000? The article doesn't mention either the Seasteading Institute or the FSP, but it appears to be another useful way for the freedom-loving Seasteading Institute to realize their vision.

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Billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands

http://news.yahoo.com

Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the billionaire in Details magazine.

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New system could make censorship of Internet virtually impossible

http://www.gizmag.com

The researchers claim the system, called Telex, would thwart Internet censorship and make it virtually impossible for a censoring government to block individual sites by essentially turning the entire web into a proxy server.

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Hacker Group Anonymous Vows To Destroy Facebook On November 5

http://www.businessinsider.com

Hacktivist group Anonymous, which has been responsible for cyber-attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp, and others, has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th (which should ring a bell). Citing privacy concerns and the difficulty involved in deleting a Facebook account, Anonymous hopes to "kill Facebook," the "medium of communication [we] all so dearly adore."

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How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education

http://www.wired.com

The story of how 1 man is revolutionizing the education system. By putting out free videos online that students can watch and do problem sets at their own pace. The results are astonishing, with test scores and classrooms being turned on their heads (in a good way). An interesting look at how technology can provide for such an innovative solution to a complex problem - for FREE.

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Police: Internet providers must keep user logs

http://news.cnet.com

Law enforcement representatives are planning to endorse a proposed federal law that would require Internet service providers to store logs about their customers for 18 months, CNET has learned. The National Sheriffs' Association will say it "strongly supports" mandatory data retention during Tuesday's U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the topic.

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California Taxes The Internet!

http://www.latimes.com

Beginning Friday, Amazon.com and other large out-of-state retailers will be required to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make online.

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LulzSec Leaks Hundreds of Classified Arizona Police Documents

http://gizmodo.com

Lashing out against the "racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," LulzSec has released their newest data dump: "hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement."

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New Apple Technology Stops iPhones From Filming Live Events

http://www.disinfo.com

Fans at concerts and sports games may soon be stopped from using their iPhones to film the action —as a result of new technology being considered by Apple, The Times of London reported Thursday.

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Space flight without government spending from Europe

http://www.space.com

"We aim to show the world that human space flight can be different from the usual expensive and government controlled project," the Copenhagen Suborbitals website states. "We are working fulltime to develop a series of suborbital space vehicles — designed to pave the way for manned space flight on a micro size spacecraft."

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Regulations Hinder Development of Driverless Cars

http://www.nytimes.com

The driverless car is illegal in all 50 states. Google, which has been at the forefront of this particular technology, is asking the Nevada legislature to relax restrictions on the cars so it can test some of them on roads there.

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Road legal flying car

http://www.eaavideo.org

Steve Saint of I-TEC drove his road-legal flying car from Florida to Oshkosh this summer. Since then the FAA has also issued the Maverick a S-LSA aircraft airworthiness certificate. I-TEC hopes to be in production by EAA Oshkosh 2011.

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Americans face piracy website blocking

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Websites that link to pirated music and movies or sell counterfeit goods could soon be blocked in America.

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Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain

http://www.newscientist.com

A synthetic chemical similar to the active ingredient in marijuana makes new cells grow in rat brains. What is more, in rats this cell growth appears to be linked with reducing anxiety and depression. The results suggest that marijuana, or its derivatives, could actually be good for the brain.

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Geo-Engineers Use 747 Aircraft, Not Black Helicopters.

http://www.guardian.co.uk

President Obama's science adviser John Holdren has said that geoengineering is being vigorously discussed. Also, It is not out of the question that in three decades the climate of the Earth could be determined by a handful of Communist Party officials in Beijing.

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Nuclear Accident gets Totally Ignored.

http://www2.wjtv.com

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating a radioactive release into the Mississippi River from the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Port Gibson.

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Mozilla resists US gov't request to nuke "MafiaaFire" add-on

http://arstechnica.com

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked Mozilla to remove a simple Firefox extension that redirects visitors from one domain name to another. Why? Because the MafiaaFire Redirector (no, the name isn't subtle) makes it easy for Web surfers to bypass the government's domain name seizures. Mozilla, the foundation that oversees Firefox development, has resisted the request.

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