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Harvard professor tells Moyers: Snowden’s fear nothing will change ‘is the most likely outcome’

Harvard professor Laurence Lessig told Bill Moyers on Friday that former defense contractor Edward Snowden’s concerns about popular apathy regarding his revelations of government data gathering are well-founded. “I think the thing he most fears is the most likely outcome,” Lessig said on Moyers & Company, citing the relative lack…

Norway lawmakers vote to extend military conscription to women

Norway will soon become the only country in Europe to extend its military conscription to women in peacetime, after parliament reached agreement on the issue on Friday. All of the parties represented in parliament, with the exception of the small Christian Democrat party, agreed to back a proposal by the…

Assange working with Puerto Rican band on song fighting ‘media distortion’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed on Friday how he is spending some of his time living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London — working on a song with Puerto Rican band Calle 13. “We are making an interesting song about the new politics as a result of Internet and media…

Texas Democrats accuse Perry of vetoing equal pay bill

Democrats in the Texas legislature accused Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Friday of vetoing a bill that would have given women more chances to fight pay discrimination, the Dallas Morning News reported. The measure, HB 950, would have allowed women to sue their employers in state court beyond the current…

Social media, technology may force revolution in digital diplomacy

Amid the explosion of social media and new networking tools, governments and businesses are grappling with balancing their security needs against their wish to join the online conversations. “Communications technology has dramatically democratized the process of gaining a public audience,” said journalist and former military analyst Joshua Foust at a…

Bolshoi dancer charged in acid attack on director ordered held until August

The Bolshoi ballet dancer charged with ordering an acid attack on its artistic director will be detained until mid-August, a Moscow court ruled Friday, as the alleged perpetrator said he had used a mixture of battery fluid and urine. Pavel Dmitrichenko is charged with two accomplices over the attack on…

Documentary producers sue music company over copyright to ‘Happy Birthday To You’

“Happy Birthday to You” is the subject of a fresh US legal dispute, with a production firm claiming the tune’s copyright owner has no exclusive right to the most popular song in the English language. Good Morning to You Productions (GMTY) has filed suit in a federal court in New…

Miltary’s absence from Turkish protests seen as a positive sign for democracy

The anti-government demos sweeping Turkey have sent thousands of angry protesters into the streets, facing off against tear-gas firing riot police. It’s the worst unrest to rock Turkey in years, but the country’s once all-powerful army is nowhere to be seen. In fact, it marks the first time in Turkey’s…

Microsoft makes cloud-based Office suite available to iPhone users

Microsoft on Friday made Office available on iPhones for people who pay to use the popular productivity software as a service in the Internet cloud. A free Office Mobile application for iPhones hit the shelves of Apple’s App Store but can only be used with subscriptions to Office 365 Home…

Appeals court: Christian can sue Oklahoma over Native American license plate

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that a Christian man can sue the state of Oklahoma over the state’s license plate depicting a piece of artwork by a famous Native American. The 2-1 decision issued on Tuesday found that the religious freedom of Keith Cressman, a Christian…

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