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Internet keeps government honest: Google chief

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Broader adoption of the Internet will keep governments on their toes as wired-up citizens exercise their newfound power to check rights abuses, Google chief Eric Schmidt said on Saturday. “In nations and communities around the world, citizens are turning to online tools to keep their governments honest,”…

Mother of WikiLeaks founder to protest Obama visit

The mother of Australian-born whistleblower Julian Assange on Wednesday said she would picket a visit of US President Barack Obama to the capital, Canberra, to rally support for her son. Christine Assange said she would take protests in support of the founder of WikiLeaks to Parliament House next Thursday, where Obama is…