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Senator drafting bill to prevent potential employers from requiring Facebook logins

March 23, 2012

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Senator drafting bill to prevent potential employers from requiring Facebook logins By Jeff Blagdon on March 23, 2012 09:21 am If the thought of being asked by a prospective employer for your Facebook and Twitter login credentials makes you uneasy, you’re not alone. Senator Richard Blumenthal has announced that he’s working on a new bill that would prohibit the requests, […]

Georgia sheriff condemns proposed anti-picketing law

March 4, 2012

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Georgia sheriff condemns proposed anti-picketing law by: JOHN WOJCIK march 2 2012 On Feb. 29 Georgia legislators discussed a new proposed law that would make union picketing a felony but yesterday the sheriff of the largest county in the state blasted the bill, saying it would require him to shift from policing crime to policing free […]

Marie Colvin, war reporter killed in Syria

February 22, 2012

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It is with great sadness that we report the following. Marie Colvin, war reporter killed in Syria, was a guest on Anderson Cooper’s show last night By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 14 mins ago An American-born reporter for the London Sunday Times, Marie Colvin, along with a young French photographer, Remi Ochlik, were killed in Syria on Wednesday […]

Occupy’s Influence on Obama’s State of the Union Address (INSPIRING SPEECH TEXT!)

January 26, 2012

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(Be sure to read the speech highlighted in red towards the bottom!) From In These Times: WEDNESDAY JAN 25, 2012 11:11 AM Occupy’s Influence on Obama’s State of the Union Address BY ALLISON KILKENNY   Income inequality was a major theme in President Obama’s State Of The Union address last night. As I wrote yesterday, the fact […]

Breakthrough in seaweed biofuel reported

January 20, 2012

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Breakthrough in seaweed biofuel reported AFP – 2 hrs 3 mins ago Energy experts believe that seaweed holds enormous potential as a biofuel alternative to coal and oil, and US-based scientists say they have unlocked the secret of turning its sugar into energy. A newly engineered microbe can do the work by metabolizing all of the major […]

Sopa plans set to be shelved as Obama comes out against piracy legislation

January 16, 2012

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Victory! (For now – our eyes must always be open.) Excellent work to all of the Americans who spoke out, raised awareness, and signed petitions against SOPA. And a great big thanks to the Awesome Americans at Reddit, Craigslist and other internet companies that made great strides against this bill.   Sopa plans set to […]

Reddit admins announce January 18 blackout to protest SOPA

January 11, 2012

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Reddit admins announce January 18 blackout to protest SOPA By Jeff Hughes | Digital Trends – 11 hrs ago The Internet has been rumbling and mobilizing in response to SOPA. One of the latest acts of protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act is a planned blackout by social website reddit on January 18. Reddit admins announced the plan in a blog post on Tuesday. The post […]