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FBI Employees Download Pirated Movies and TV-Shows

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto

US Army to use pre-emptive cyber-strikes against threats

from Hurriyet Daily News
U.S. military officers have endorsed the principle of pre-emptive cyber-strikes

Rupert Murdoch claims Chinese hackers are still attacking the Wall Street Journal

from The Next Web by Jon Russell

Trolls and Tribulations

from EFF.org Updates by Daniel Nazer
Patent trolls ? companies that assert patents as a business model instead of creating products ? have been in the news lately. This is hardly surprising, given that troll lawsuits now make up the majority of new patent cases. And the litigation is only the tip of the iceberg: patent trolls send out hundreds of demand letters for each suit filed in court. At EFF, we have been following this issue closely and are working hard to bring reform to fix the patent mess.

Facebook Unfriending Has Real-Life Consequences

from Mashable! by BusinessNewsDaily

Yahoo picks up Google as an ad provider, calling the partnership a move to expand its network

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Today Yahoo announced a non-exclusive deal with Google that will see advertisements from the search giant appear on its new partner?s web properties for users around the world.

RuNet Freedom: a Pirate’s Revenge

from Global Voices Online by Andrey Tselikov
Amid brazen attempts [GV] to censor the RuNet, one group is fighting back. On February 4, the Pirate Party of Russia has announced [ru] a new specialized internet hosting service, called the PirateHost [ru], created in retaliation to attacks on Russian internet freedoms.

Yochai Benkler’s “Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption” published in latest issue of JOLT

from Berkman Center Newsfeed by ashar
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the publication of Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption, authored by Yochai Benkler, and published in the latest issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. The paper can be downloaded directly here (PDF).

House bill argues that it?s the US?s role to ?promote a global Internet free from government control?

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Pirate Bay Founder Helped Wikileaks On Several Fronts

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto


This Friday will see the release of TPB AFK, a dark documentary that will follow the three Pirate Bay founder during their trials in Sweden.

Irish and German regulators confirm: Facebook has deleted all facial recognition data for EU users

from The Next Web by Nick Summers

Iran?s Next President Might Be a Redditor

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

At last! Twitter search results are finally starting to show tweets older than a week

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung

How Facebook Briefly Killed the Internet

from Mashable! by Christina Warren

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