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Rep. Mike Rogers continues to insist that Edward Snowden is a Russian spy

Mike Rogers Still Pushing His ‘Snowden Is A Russian Spy’ Delusion, Citing Every Single ‘Counterintelligence Official’ In Support (via Techdirt) Mike Rogers is still intent on proving Ed Snowden is a Russian spy. Apparently, Roger’s plan is to make the same assertions over and over again without providing any evidence…

New website that promotes adulterous hook-ups tests South Korea’s infidelity laws

Noel Biderman insists he has no problems sleeping at night after launching an adultery hook-up site in South Korea where marital infidelity is a crime punishable by up to two years in prison. Biderman is the CEO of Canada-based AshleyMadison.com — slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair” — which…

VT man wounds two state troopers during standoff after shooting neighbor as he slept

A Vermont man walked across the street, shot his neighbor in the head, and then shot two state troopers who responded to the victim’s wife call for help. Timothy Foley, of Leicester, was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder and two counts of attempted murder and held on…

Controversial Obama ‘selfie’ now in the hands of lawyers

Samsung ‘selfie’ flap now in hands of lawyers: White House (via AFP) The controversy over a “selfie” photo of President Barack Obama and baseball star David Ortiz now is in the hands of attorneys, a White House official said on Sunday. The White House last week warned Samsung against using…

Sparks fly over US plan to shift Internet role

It could be a difficult breakup between the US government and the Internet. A plan unveiled last month would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the Internet, handing that over to “the global multistakeholder community.” US officials say the move is part of a longstanding effort to…

Amazon adds delivery of groceries, household goods with Amazon Dash

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc launched a new product named Amazon Dash on Friday that allows the user to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the company’s AmazonFresh service. A black-and-white hand-held wand-shaped remote-control features a microphone, speaker as well as a bar-code reader and links directly…

Justice Dept. continues to obstruct Megaupload users’ efforts to get their files back

DOJ Continues To Obstruct Efforts For Megaupload Users To Get Their Files Back (via Techdirt) For a while we had followed the bizarre situation with Megaupload’s servers. As you may recall, the Justice Department seized them all, following its criminal indictment against Megaupload and many of its executives. However, soon…

Chinese microblogger Weibo looking for $340 million in U.S. stock offering

The microblogging service Weibo — often described as China’s version of Twitter — will raise at least $340 million in its US stock offering, an updated filing showed Friday. The updated plan suggests a tighter relationship with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba as Weibo spins off from the Internet firm Sina,…

Ben Shapiro’s website protests Mozilla after co-founder’s resignation over Prop. 8

Conservative activist Ben Shapiro has engaged in an online protest against the Mozilla Firefox browser in response to the departure of co-founder Brendan Eich. Visitors using the Firefox browser were unable as of Thursday night to visit Shapiro’s website, TruthRevolt.org. Instead, they were greeted with a message urging them to…

Google pays $1.4 million fine in Italy over ‘StreetView’ concerns

MILAN (Reuters) – Google has paid a 1 million euro ($1.4 million) fine imposed by Italy’s data protection watchdog over complaints that cars it used to record images on Italian streets in 2010 were not clearly recognizable, the regulator said on Thursday. “Cars belonging to the giant of Mountain View…

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