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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 […]

Protesters Occupy The Rose Parade (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

January 4, 2012

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Protesters Occupy The Rose Parade (VIDEO, PHOTOS) First Posted: 01/ 2/12 01:13 PM ET Updated: 01/ 3/12 12:30 PM ET Perhaps the most anticipated float of the 2012 Rose Parade is an unofficial entrant: a giant “Occupy Octopus” made out of plastic bags. Occupy The Rose Parade protesters plan to march the 70-by-40-feet “float,” along with a giant […]

Go Daddy Becomes Example in SOPA Backlash

December 29, 2011

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Go Daddy Becomes Example in SOPA Backlash  By Jennifer LeClaire, newsfactor.com | Newsfactor.com – Tue, Dec 27, 2011 Go Daddy is backpedaling over its support of the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” or SOPA, that’s working its way through Congress. It may be too little, too late. But is Go Daddy being unfairly boycotted for its involvement in the bill just because it’s perhaps […]

Happy Holidays from WatchingTheGov!

December 25, 2011

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Enjoy this lovely video of Awesome Americans from MoveOn.org!