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04.29.12

Links 29/4/2012: Linux Steam Client, CISPA Backlash

Posted in News Roundup at 8:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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    • Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote

      The vote followed the debate on amendments, several of which were passed. Among them was an absolutely terrible change (pdf and embedded below—scroll to amendment #6) to the definition of what the government can do with shared information, put forth by Rep. Quayle. Astonishingly, it was described as limiting the government’s power, even though it in fact expands it by adding more items to the list of acceptable purposes for which shared information can be used. Even more astonishingly, it passed with a near-unanimous vote. The CISPA that was just approved by the House is much worse than the CISPA being discussed as recently as this morning.

    • How SOPA protests were used to push CISPA

      CISPA authors and supporters have tried everything they can to avoid another SOPA protest – except tell the truth about their bill.

IRC Proceedings: April 28th, 2012

Posted in IRC Logs at 4:31 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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IRC Proceedings: April 27th, 2012

Posted in IRC Logs at 4:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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IRC Proceedings: April 26th, 2012

Posted in IRC Logs at 4:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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IRC Proceedings: April 25th, 2012

Posted in IRC Logs at 4:17 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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