Category : links

CISPA passes 248 to 168.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act, (CISPA,) passed the house today. There were 248 yes votes to 168 no votes. The hearings were live streamed, but I didn’t find the stream until the very end, whejn they were voting. Here are some CISPA links: US House passes controversial CISPA cybersecurity bill, now onto the

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60 Minutes states the obvious.

Tonight 60 minutes did a report on the fact that sugar is bad for you, and that it can be linked to many bad things. Couldn’t they tell me something I don’t already know? I guess not, but it was still a report full of stating mostly obvious things. here is a link to the

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Links from yesterday and today.

Although it was pretty much impossible to keep up with everything yesterday, there are a few links I’d like to post. The Day the Web Went Dark: SOPA/PIPA Blackouts and the Aftermath From Digital Pivot. SOPA protest by the numbers: 162M pageviews, 7 million signatures, from http://arstechnica.com Feds Kill Megaupload, from http://gizmodo.com Feds Shut Down

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That one woke me up.

I was watching the national news, (or the more appropriate discription is I fell asleep during the news,) when at the end they mentioned the Wikipedia blackout. I believe he said, “Wikipedia and other sites,” I was like uh… whoa, where did that come from? We’ve known about this for a week now, although Wikipedia

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The house judiciary committee held hearings today.

OK, that’s probably the most boring title you’ve ever read. I don’t usually watch house committee hearings, but these ones were on the “stop online piracy act.” I haven’t read the bill, (it’s probably really long,) but I’ve done some research on it. here’s an overview from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Included in this legislation

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Project 2996, and 10 years later.

Project 2,996 is a project in which bloggers write tributes to the people lost on 9/11. I didn’t sign up , because I just remembered it this morning, but there’s the link. I wanted to wake up at 5 this morning to watch the cerimonies, so I set a wake-up call. Leave it to me

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Extra set of links.

So, I thought I might link to some of the wikileaks cables, not stories based on them, the actual documents themselves. I’m just going to make a list of some of the ones I’ve come across, So, here it goes, keeping in mind that the first thing I see is a reference number, which is

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The events of last night.

Yep, I’m talking about those events. Or in case anyone hasn’t heard yet, the full release of the database of wikileaks diplomatic cables. Yep, that’s right, everything was released in one-fell-swoop last night. There have been a lot of things written on this, so I’m going to put some links here. this gives some background,

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