Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the “Bicholim Conflict” after discovering it never actually happened. French ISP Free updates its DSL modems with an ad blocker that’s enabled by default. Sony Releases Major Album Solely To Extend Copyright Protection. Politician holds a gun buy-back program to enhance his collection. Inception: a tool for compromising the slumber of computers with full-disk encryption. Google adds ‘free for print subscriber’ option to Play Store magazines. Father Hires In-Game “Hitmen” To Deter Son From Playing. All that, plus this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files. Nudifier: Turn Any Photo Into a Hilarious Censored Nude. WordPress To Accept Bitcoins. Congresswoman asks Reddit community to help write bill targeted at bogus copyright takedowns. Microsoft’s New Data Center Will Be Fueled by Poop. Google Glass Could Be the Virtual Dieting Pill of the Future. Security researcher found guilty of conspiracy and identity fraud in ‘hackless’ AT&T iPad hack. Probable Rogue Planet Spotted. Copyright Troll Links to TorrentFreak, Antics Ensue. Valve’s Big Picture Could Be a Linux Game Console. Nanoparticles Stop Multiple Sclerosis In Mice.
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Razer products now comes with spyware, uses Internet all the time, stop working when the connection drops. How a Reddit Rage Comic Saved a Man’s Life. Microsoft Has Software that will translate your speech into a different language, in your own voice. The Whisky Sampler Advent Calendar. Amazon Donates 2,000 Kindles To Wounded Veterans. New Jersey will let citizens displaced by Hurricane Sandy vote by email or fax. Copyright-Infringing Tweets Will Now Be “Withdrawn” Instead of “Disappeared Forever.” CBS finally embraces Hulu, signs licensing agreement for over 2,600 episodes. Towers Of Vegetables Go Up As Singapore Builds First Vertical Farm. DHS-FBI Bulletin: Indicators of Suspicious Behaviors at Hotels. All this plus this week’s Oh Asia You So Crazy!
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Peter Schiff Opens Hard-Money Bank. Iran Is Quitting the Internet Because It’s Afraid of America. Curiosity landing removed from YouTube after bogus copyright claim by Scripps. The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents. MCA’s Will Bars Use of Beastie Boys Songs to Sell Crap. Ukraine Officials Shut Down Demonoid to Impress the US Government. French illegal downloads agency Hadopi may be abolished. Best Buy Founder Makes $8.5 Billion Bid To Take Company Private. Facebook Is Trying Online Gambling. Rest in peace SCO (finally). Ustream Outperformed Cable News During Curiosity Landing
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OnStar begins spying on customers’ GPS location for profit. Okite is an iPhone alarm clock app that sends an embarassing tweet every time you hit the snooze button. The Onion’s joke about “screams and gunfire” coming from inside Congress backfires. There is a new danger for urban cyclists: Biker’s Lung. Iran blocks TOR, TOR unblocks itself later that day. The movie industry’s self-piract proves that IP addresses aren’t people. Gordon Ramsey’s porn dwarf double has been eaten by a badger. Will alcohol be available in a theater near you soon? Also, Science News and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” Plus the re-emergence of the Fark Headline of the Week.
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PETA demands that there be an extra tax on meat. Police bust tweens for operating an unlicensed lemonade stand. Jammie Thomas judgement lowered from $1.5 million to $54,000. Plus, “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” and the “Fail of the Week.”
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MAKE announces the winner of their 2010 Zombie Safe House Competition. Ever hear of the Naga Viper pepper? Just reading about it will start you on fire. A researcher at the University of Nottingham has managed to etch the entire periodic table of elements onto a single hair. The Kinect has been hacked to play World of Warcraft. Vladmir Putin has ordered the Russian government to move to GNU/Linux. A man caught UPS tampering with his packages, listen in to find out how. Plus, the Study of the Week, the Fail of the Week, and this weeks “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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This week concludes the Viacom v Google case, so we discuss digital media and copyright on the Internet.
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