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Microsoft, Darknet and DRM (Digital Rights Management)

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Can digital rights management technology stop the unauthorized spread of copyrighted content? Ten years ago this month, four engineers argued that it can’t, forever changing how the world thinks about piracy. Their paper, “The Darknet and the Future of Content Distribution” (available as a .doc here) was presented at a security


Proxy Browsing Network Raided After Discovery of Child Porn

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Austrian police have seized servers that were part of a global anonymous browsing system, after images showing child sex abuse were found passing through them.

How Onion Routing Works (Tor Node)

Many people use the Tor network to conceal their browsing activity.

Police raided the home of William Weber, who ran the


Fake Cops Steal 70 Gold Bars

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WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Masked men in jackets emblazoned with the word “police” boarded a fishing boat Friday in Curacao and stole 70 gold bars worth an estimated $11.5 million, officials on the southern Caribbean island said.

Curacao is near the Coast of Venezuala

The boat’s captain was struck in the head in the early-morning


Qatar: Life in Prison for Writing a Poem




Yes, if it weren’t so F***’d up it might actually be funny, however, a mans life has essentially been taken away for writing a fricken poem! Next time I feel like bitching about my country I will summarily refer back to this story!

A Qatari court has sentenced a poet to life


Kung-Fu Expert Kicks Ass of 50 Trying to Evict Him

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In China, perhaps even more than in Britain, a man’s home is his castle.

So when 38-year-old Shen Jianzhong was faced with a mob of thugs trying to evict him, he asked himself what his hero, Bruce Lee, would do.

The answer, according to a video that has attracted more than two million hits


U.N. Grants Palestine Statehood (non-member observer state)

The U.N. General Assembly voted today to approve Palestinians’ request to be upgraded to a “non-member observer state,” defying opposition by the U.S. and Israel.

Before the vote, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the General Assembly that it “is being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine.”

Of the 193 countries in the


Internet and Phone Cut in Syrian Capital

Syrian activists say authorities have blocked Internet and cell phone signals in parts of the nation’s capital, where rebels and government troops are engaged in fierce clashes.

An activist near Damascus who gave his name as Abu Sham says the government cut the Internet in the southern neighborhoods of the capital on Thursday.

In this


Oh Iran…You So So Tricky

Earlier this month, Iran’s news agency provided visual evidence that its government had figured out to make a fancy new drone that could take off and land vertically. What they didn’t tell us is that they used Photoshop to make it stop taking off from the roof of Japan’s Chiba University, which built the aircraft


Girls Father Refuses Her Marriage, Girl Gets Throat Cut


A 15-year-old girl had her throat cut after her father refused a marriage proposal from relatives, police have said.

The provincial director of women’s affairs said the province had been hit by a wave of violence against women.

The girl, Geesa, was attacked earlier this week by two men from the spurned family as


Huh? Water on Mercury

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New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.

Persistent Shadows on Mercury Shown in Red

Three independent lines of evidence support this conclusion: the first measurements of excess hydrogen at Mercury’s north


Jellyfish: The Immortality Connection

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Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?

After more than 4,000 years — almost since the dawn of recorded time, when Utnapishtim told Gilgamesh that the secret to immortality lay in a coral found on the ocean floor — man finally discovered eternal life in 1988. He found it, in fact, on the


Is This Gay Muslim Risking Assassination?

Ludovic Mohammed Zahed is braced for controversy, maybe even worse. A gay Muslim and an expert on the Koran, Zahed plans to open Europe’s first gay-friendly mosque in Paris at the end of this month. He calls it a place of shelter as well as a place of worship.

Gay Mosque Activist Ludovic


According to Iranian News: U.S. Planning Nuclear False Flag on U.S. Soil

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D.G- Editors Note: The following article was released with all seriousness by an Iranian news service There are strong confirmations that one or more nuclear weapons, known to have been stolen but kept from the public to “prevent panic,” may well be deployed in American cities by extremist elements with probable ties to a foreign


Acid Attack: Victim Forced to Re-marry her Attacker

A WOMAN whose unfaithful husband threw acid in her face after she divorced him has now been coerced into remarrying her violent former partner.

Nurbanu divorced her husband of 18 years eight days before he returned and threw acid in her face in Shatkhira in south west Bangladesh. She had originally ended the marriage after


Refusing to Decrypt Your Computer a Crime


In Holland, Failing to help police decrypt information may land you in jail!

AMSTERDAM – The Dutch government says it is planning to make it a crime for a suspect in a child sex abuse or terrorism case to refuse to help decrypt a computer when ordered to do so by prosecutors.

The legislation


Child Forced to Vaccinate

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A GIRL, 8, will be given vaccinations against the objections of her mother after a Family Court ruling.

Artists Rendition of Nanobot assisting in Reproduction

News of the judgment comes after a group of Australia’s top scientists warned this week that the anti-immunisation lobby was endangering children’s lives.

The Victorian mother, who cannot


Say it Ain’t So! Fingerprint Payments Tested by Discover


Discover Financial Services Inc. employees will be able to pay by finger at their Riverwoods headquarters’ cafeteria and convenience stores as they become the first to test a new payment system.

Discover Testing Fingerprint Payments….They Call it Pay by Touch!

Discover, which is working with French biometrics firm Natural Security on the project and


British Lord: Drop a Neutron Bomb On the Afghan-Pakistan Border

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A former Labor defense minister has suggested threatening to drop a neutron bomb on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in order to crack down on terrorism by creating a impassible barrier between the two countries.

Speaking in the House of Lords on Thursday, Lord Gilbert said Britain could use the radiation warheads “to create cordons sanitaire


Life Found Unexpectedly in Antarctic Location

Scientists have found life in an Antarctic lake that was sealed off from the outside world by a thick sheet of ice several thousands of years ago.

Brine collected from boreholes drilled into Lake Vida contains scores of bacteria that clung on to life despite making their home in one of harshest environments on


DHS: Who Are Their Largest Contractors


The top 20 contractors at the Department of Homeland Security represent more than a third of all business done by contract at the department during fiscal 2011, according an analysis by the Center of Strategic and International Studies.

DHS spent $5.1 billion with the top 20 companies, and $14.2 billion on all contractors. IT and


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