Canadian Librarians ‘Owe Duty Of Loyalty To The Government,’ Must Self-Censor Opinions Even In...

Glyn Moody | Librarians can play an important role in any society that depends increasingly on access to information to function. One of their jobs is to help people find what they are looking for, in a neutral, objective way, without imposing their own ideas or values in the process.

With CISPA, “It’s All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating…”

Robyn Greene | The Propellerheads may have been talking about fashion trends when they sang that "to me it seems quite clear that it's all just a little bit of history repeating."

EFF’s Fight for Open 3D Printing Continues at Ask Patents

Julie Samuels | The project to challenge patent applications covering 3D printing technology is important not just because of the promise of that technology, but because we’re relying on a fairly new legal procedure called Preissuance Submissions.

Universal Reputation Rating Systems: The Good, The Bad, The Tyrannical

John Light | For those who lack the resources, there will likely be community centers which offer voluntary assistance as the p2p economy grows and can support such charity work, and already there are libraries and meetup groups which offer similar free access to help.

Google Glass: The Opposition Grows

Chris Matyszczyk | We aren't intelligent enough to see that "artificial intelligence" can't possibly be as much fun as the real intelligence that is creating it.

Indiana Neighborhood Evacuated After Jet Crashes into Multiple Houses

Intellihub | An Indiana neighborhood has been evacuated after a private corporate jet crashed into multiple different houses, spilling jet fuel all over the neighborhood.

Is Matthew Keys the next Aaron Swartz?

WFPMan | While this appears to be a bit more serious than breaking into a university and downloading some JSTOR files as was the case with Aaron Swartz; we are starting to see a much more aggressive tone being taken by law enforcement in regards to information and intellectual property.

Reuters Editor Indicted on Anonymous Conspiracy Charge

Dara Kerr | Years after the Los Angeles Times Web site was supposedly defaced by Anonymous, the U.S. government goes after a former employee who allegedly gave hackers the company's login and password.

Universal Reputation Rating Systems: The Future of Trust in a Networked Society?

John Light | Trust is the glue that holds communities together, and how trust is earned and lost in society is currently undergoing some radical changes.

Pirate Bay Founders Case Rejected by Human Rights Court

Torrent Freak | The European Court of Human Rights has rejected an application to hear the cases of Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij, two of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay.

Angry Judge Tears Prenda Copyright Trolls Apart

Torrent Freak | In the last episode of the astonishing story of Prenda Law, a judge ordered the copyright trolls to appear in court Monday to face allegations of misconduct.

Kim Dotcom: “I Will Never be in a U.S. Prison”

Torrent Freak | Kim Dotcom made a virtual appearance in the U.S. yesterday, at the SXSW festival in Austin. The Megaupload founder talked about the ongoing legal battle with the Government and is confident that he won’t end up in jail.

“Six Strikes” Boosts Demand For BitTorrent VPNs and Proxies

Torrent Freak | Data from Google reveals a big surge in searches for terms such as “BitTorrent VPN” and “BitTorrent proxy” over the past two weeks.

Hackers Release Financial Records for Vice President, Attorney General, FBI Director and Others

RT | Hackers have published what are alleged to be the personal financial records for several politicians and celebrities, including US Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and musicians Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

Aaron Swartz’s Girlfriend Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman Slams Eric Holder’s Claims

Mike Masnick | Swartz's girlfriend, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman has put out a very strong statement, slamming Holder's claims. Not only does she highlight the threat of seven years in prison, but she goes much further.

Scientists Say Remains Suggest Stonehenge Started as Graveyard

Sylvia Hui | British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground for elite families around 3,000 B.C.

Copyright Trolls Order WordPress To Hand Over Critics’ IP Addresses

Torrent Freak | In a direct attack on the troll defense blogs FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie, Prenda Law has just ordered WordPress to hand over all IP addresses of users who accessed either site in the last two years.

New energy storage breakthrough could revolutionize alternative energy

The story begins with quirky old kite-flying American, a key and a bolt of lightning

Robohand: How Cheap 3D Printers Built a Replacement Hand for a Five-Year Old

ARS Technica | Not too long ago, Liam had no fingers on his right hand. The South African five-year old was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which causes amputation of digits before birth. But since November, Liam has been using a series of prosthetic hands designed by two men living on opposite sides of the planet, using open source software and 3D-printing technology.
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L.A. to N.Y. in Half an Hour: 10,000 Plus M.P.H. Tunnel Train Used for...

Intellihub | The Vary High Speed Transit System (VHST) was a Rand Corporation concept that was presented to the military industrial complex in the 1970's
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Presidential Commission approved use of Directed Energy Weapons on the populace, experiments

Intellihub | Sinister government experiments currently afoot
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The falsification of science

Servando Gonzalez | According to Barry Glassner, president of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, there are high levels of disconnection between scientists and the public