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News Stories for 2009

What Would Have Entered the Public Domain Tomorrow? 331 comments
TSA Subpoenas Bloggers Over New Security Directive 379 comments
DRM and the Destruction of the Book 419 comments
Geoengineering a Snow-Free Winter Fails In Moscow 202 comments
The Rise of Machine-Written Journalism 134 comments
Why Do So Many Terrorists Have Engineering Degrees 736 comments
Following In Bing's Footsteps, Yahoo! and Flickr Censor Porn In India 167 comments
North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due To Core Flux 346 comments
Ruby In Practice 104 comments
One Expert Pegs Yearly Cost of IT Failure At $6.2 Trillion 242 comments
NY Times, LA Times Want Amazon To Collect More State Taxes 507 comments
GNU Emacs Switches From CVS To Bazaar 198 comments
German Wikipedia Passes One Million Article Mark 106 comments
How To Teach a 12-Year-Old To Program? 799 comments
Amazon Sells More Ebooks On Christmas Than Real Books 111 comments
What DARPA's Been Up To, At Length 54 comments
World's First Production Hybrid Motorcycle To Hit Market In India 128 comments
TSA Wants You To Keep Your Seat, and Your Hands In Sight 888 comments
Patrolling the US Border Via Webcam 249 comments
Man Tries To Use Explosive Device On US Flight 809 comments
Simplifying Search For a Younger Audience 72 comments
Why Bite the Google Hand That Feeds You? 192 comments
Fraudulent Anti-Terrorist Software Led US To Ground Planes 147 comments
Texas County Will Use Twitter To Publish Drunk Drivers' Names 301 comments
IsoHunt Guilty of Inducing Infringement 243 comments
Helping Perl Packagers Package Perl 130 comments
BBC's Plan To Kick Open Source Out of UK TV 302 comments
VLC Team Announces Video Editor In the Works 120 comments
OLPC Unveils Plans For Tablets By 2012 102 comments
Why Coder Pay Isn't Proportional To Productivity 597 comments
Comcast Pays Out $16M In P2P Throttling Suit 176 comments
Wikileaks Targets the Local News Frontier 57 comments
Citibank Denies Reported Breach Linked To Russian Gang 53 comments
How Can I Contribute To Open Source? 332 comments
The US Economy Needs More "Cool" Nerds 453 comments
Florida Congressman Wants Blogging Critic Fined, Jailed 549 comments
New USPTO Test Could Limit Software-Based Patents 123 comments
Climate, Habitat Threaten Wild Coffee Species 274 comments
Alternative 2009 Copyright Expirations 427 comments
Website Owner's Manual 40 comments
Black Soot May Be Aiding Melting In the Himalayas 336 comments
Holy See Declares a "Unique Copyright" On the Pope 447 comments
Firefox 3.5 Now the Most Popular Browser Worldwide 422 comments
Grigory Perelman and the Poincare Conjecture 241 comments
The First Robot To Cross the Atlantic Ocean Underwater 156 comments
The Environmental Impact of PHP Compared To C++ On Facebook 752 comments
Call To "Open Source" AIG Investigation 259 comments
A Requiem For Saab 438 comments
Library Groups Ask DOJ To Oversee Google Books 108 comments
Verizon Defends Doubling of Early Termination Fee 319 comments
Charities Upset Over Chase Facebook Contest 464 comments
Alien Screenwriter Dan O'Bannon, Dead At 63 139 comments
US McDonald's Wi-Fi Going Free In January 376 comments
Obama Backs New Launcher and Bigger NASA Budget 391 comments
The Social Difficulty of Saving Earth From an Asteroid 391 comments
3D Blu-ray Spec Finalized, PS3 Supported 157 comments
DRM Flub Prevented 3D Showings of Avatar In Germany 386 comments
BBC Lowers HDTV Bitrate; Users Notice 412 comments
$26 of Software Defeats American Military 534 comments
Computer Scientist Looks At ICBM Security 124 comments
New Zealand Reintroduces 3 Strikes Law 165 comments
UK Wants To Phase Out Checks By 2018 796 comments
Russians Claim More Climate Data Was Manipulated 715 comments
FCC's New Broadband Plan Prioritizes Competition 71 comments
Former Congressman Learns About Streisand Effect 527 comments
Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398 comments
Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments 806 comments
US FTC Sues Intel For Anti-Competitive Practices 230 comments
Swiss Geologist On Trial For Causing Earthquakes 258 comments
Busybox Developer Responds To Andersen-SFLC Lawsuits 316 comments
Adobe Warns of Reader, Acrobat Attack 195 comments
Yellowstone Supervolcano Larger Than First Thought 451 comments
Extended Warranty Purchases Up 10% This Year 253 comments
SFLC Sues 14 Companies For BusyBox GPL Violations 309 comments
Cybersecurity Czar Job Is Useless, Says Spafford 104 comments
Microsoft Fined In India For Using "Money Power" Against Pirates 204 comments
Broadband Rights & the Killer App of 1900 565 comments
ID Thief Tries To Get Witnesses Whacked 168 comments
Hollywood Sets $10 Billion Box Office Record 276 comments
The DIY Book Scanner 177 comments
MySpace-Imeem Deal Leaves Indie Artists Unpaid 124 comments
Mediterranean Might Have Filled In Months 224 comments
The Limits To Skepticism 1093 comments
Microsoft Invents Price-Gouging the Least Influential 259 comments
Copyright Industries Oppose Treaty For the Blind 135 comments
House Outlaws Obama's NASA Intervention 209 comments
GNOME Developer Suggests Split From GNU Project 587 comments
White House Plans Open Access For Research 74 comments
Sci-Fi Author Peter Watts Beaten, Charged During Border Crossing 1079 comments
Is Earth's Atmosphere an Import? 114 comments
Virtual Money For Real Lobbying 85 comments
Global Deforestation Demoed In Google Earth 207 comments
Anticipated Closure of BitTorrent Sites Spurs Panic Downloads In China 114 comments
USPTO Asking For Ideas To Enhance Patent Quality 42 comments
FTC Says Virtual Worlds Bad For Minors 355 comments
Microsoft Finally Open Sources Windows 7 Tool 284 comments
America's Army Games Cost $33 Million Over 10 Years 192 comments
US Patent Office Fast Tracks Green Patents 136 comments
Five Top Publishers Plan Rival to Kindle Format 123 comments
Gigantic Spiral of Light Observed Over Norway; Rocket To Blame? 418 comments
Nvidia Announces 3D Blu-ray Format For 2010 178 comments
Court Says Fair Use May Hold In Some RIAA Cases 145 comments
Adobe Takes On Microsoft Role In E-book Market 161 comments
Each American Consumed 34 Gigabytes Per Day In '08 245 comments
D-Link's New Boxee Box Runs Linux, Eyes Netflix 138 comments
Interactive Computer Exhibits For Ages 3-8? 122 comments
US No Longer Leading the World In Spam 96 comments
Microsoft To Get Malware Bailout In Germany 226 comments
DVD-by-Mail Services Cleared In Patent Troll Case 73 comments
TSA's Sloppy Redacting Reveals All 605 comments
CRIA Faces $60 Billion Lawsuit 280 comments
Yale Researchers Find New RNA Structures 90 comments
Barnes & Noble's Nook, Reviewed 260 comments
Palm Sued Over Palm Pre GPL Violation 374 comments
How Men and Women Badly Estimate Their Own Intelligence 928 comments
Devices To Take Textbooks Beyond Text 115 comments
ISS Can Now Watch Sea Traffic From Space 89 comments
Scientific Journal Nature Finds Nothing Notable In CRU Leak 736 comments
SETI@home Project Responds To School Firing 295 comments Editor Looks Back At Paywalls 246 comments
Hearst Launching Kindle Competitor and Platform "By Publishers, For Publishers" 155 comments
Why Movies Are Not Exactly Like Music 378 comments
The Noisy and Prolonged Death of Journalism 388 comments
One Way To Save Digital Archives From File Corruption 257 comments
Children Using Technology Have Better Literacy Skills 146 comments
Introducing L2Ork, World's First Linux Laptop Orchestra 86 comments
Offset Bad Code, With Bad Code Offsets 279 comments
Novelists On the E-Book Experience 215 comments
Is Linux Documentation Lacking? 769 comments
Linux Kernel 2.6.32 Released 195 comments
EFF Wants To Know If the Feds Are Cyberstalking 135 comments
Best PC DVR Software, For Any Platform? 536 comments
SETI@Home Install Leads To School Tech Supervisor's Resignation 621 comments
Danish DRM Breaker Turns Himself In To Test Backup Law 466 comments
Service Oriented Architecture With Java 110 comments
The Voynich Manuscript May Have Been Decoded 320 comments
EA Flip-Flops On Battlefield: Heroes Pricing, Fans Angry 221 comments
Google May Limit Free News Access 236 comments
Somali Pirates Open Up a "Stock Exchange" 666 comments
Craigslist Blocks Yahoo Pipes 164 comments
Recycling Excess Heat From the Data Center 121 comments
Harvard Says Computers Don't Save Hospitals Money 398 comments
Lifecycle Energy Costs of LED, CFL Bulbs Calculated 400 comments
Scientists Create Artificial Meat 820 comments
Should You Be Paid For Being On Call? 735 comments
Where the Global Warming Data Is 1011 comments
Record-Breaking Black Friday For eBay's PayPal 115 comments
Modeling the Economy As a Physics Problem 452 comments
What the iPod Tells Us About the World Economy 380 comments
Colleges Struggling With the Digital Bathroom Wall 262 comments
Wikipedia Disputes Editor Exodus Claims 207 comments
Algae Could Be the Key To Ultra-Thin Batteries 54 comments
Engaging With Climate Skeptics 822 comments
EU About To Grant US Unlimited Access To Banking Data 277 comments
NRC Relicensing Old "Zombie" Nuclear Plants 260 comments
Newspapers Face the Prisoner's Dilemma With Google 290 comments
30,000 UK ISP Users Face Threat Letters For Suspected Illegal File Sharing 218 comments
The World's First Osmotic Power Plant 262 comments
Hacker McKinnon To Be Extradited To US 571 comments
Mininova Removes All Copyright-Infringing Torrents 352 comments
Italian Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentences For Google Execs 197 comments
CIA Manual Thought Lost In 1973 Available On Amazon 190 comments
Google Apologizes For "Michelle Obama" Results 783 comments
Obama Wants Computer Privacy Ruling Overturned 670 comments
Magento Beginner's Guide 124 comments
Contributors Leaving Wikipedia In Record Numbers 632 comments
Moving Decimal Bug Loses Money 420 comments
Inkscape 0.47 Released 225 comments
Computer Games and Traditional CS Courses 173 comments
Police Arrest Man For Refusing To Tweet 550 comments
Wal-Mart, Amazon Battle For Online Retail's Future 272 comments
Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips? 1095 comments
Bing Cashback Can Cost You Money 333 comments
Program To Detect Smuggled Nuclear Bombs Stalls 224 comments
Obama Kicks Off Massive Science Education Effort 801 comments
Writing For Video Game Genres 85 comments
Murdoch-Microsoft Deal In the Works 468 comments
Is That Sushi Hazardous To Your Health? 554 comments
No More Fair-Price Refund For Declining XP EULA 339 comments
New Research Forecasts Global 6C Increase By End of Century 746 comments
How Augmented Reality Browsers Stack Up For Navigating London 32 comments
Berkeley Engineers Have Some Bad News About Air Cars 278 comments
Has Sci-Fi Run Out of Steam? 479 comments
WHO Says Swine Flu May Have Peaked In the US 138 comments
Pittsburgh To Tax Students 344 comments
Climatic Research Unit Hacked, Files Leaked 882 comments
Response To California's Large-Screen TV Regulation 619 comments
Second Life To Remove Free Content From Web Search 187 comments
Federal Judge Says Corps of Engineers Liable For Katrina Damage 486 comments
Google Accused of Violating Copyright In China 247 comments
Synchronize Data Between Linux, OS X, and Windows? 305 comments
Vulgar Comment On Newspaper Site Costs Man His Job 643 comments
Chicago's Camera Network Is Everywhere 327 comments
US Government Using PS3s To Break Encryption 570 comments
Drupal 6 Social Networking 122 comments
Accountability of the Scientific Stimulus Funding 242 comments
Can We Really Tell Lossless From MP3? 849 comments
Hackers Broke Into Brazil Power Grid Operator's Website Last Thursday 85 comments
NASA Willing To Team With China; Rumors of a Budget Cut 200 comments
Calling B.S. On Amazon's Taxation Arguments 762 comments
Engineered Bacteria Glows To Reveal Land Mines 248 comments
NASA Attempts To Assuage 2012 Fears 881 comments
CERN Physicist Warns About Uranium Shortage 581 comments
Pirate Bay Shuts Down Tracker, Switches To Distributed Hash Table 327 comments
New Zealand To Launch First Private Space Rocket 96 comments
Optical Mice Used To Detect Counterfeit Coins 123 comments
Mark Cuban's Plan To Kill Google 773 comments
Becoming Agile 193 comments
Copyright Time Bomb Set To Go Off 402 comments
Public School Teachers Selling Lesson Plans Online 590 comments
Free Software For All Russian Schools In Jeopardy 265 comments
Genentech Puts Words In the Mouths of Congress Members 229 comments
Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks May Be Illegal 398 comments
Russian Whistleblower Cop On YouTube 176 comments
Google Files a Revised Books Settlement Proposal 51 comments
TSA Changes Its Rules, ACLU Lawsuit Dropped 285 comments
German Killers Sue Wikipedia To Remove Their Names 859 comments
US Cybersecurity Plan Includes Offense 101 comments
Robbery Suspect Cleared By Facebook Alibi 160 comments
Vatican Debates Possibility of Alien Life 721 comments
GNOME 3 Delayed Until September 2010 419 comments
BlueHippo Scam Collected $15M, Only Shipped One PC 216 comments
Microsoft Takes Responsibility For GPL Violation 364 comments
Bernie Madoff's Programmers Arrested 280 comments
Software Piracy At the Workplace? 1006 comments
The Languages of "The Office" 147 comments
Micro-Black Holes Make Poor Planet Killers 314 comments
eBay For Millionaires 118 comments
Synthetic Stone DVD Claimed To Last 1,000 Years 416 comments
Flash Vulnerability Found, Adobe Says No Fix Forthcoming 355 comments
Verizon Doubles Early Termination Fee and More 520 comments
How To DDoS a Federal Wiretap 112 comments
Intel and AMD Settle Antitrust, Patent Lawsuits 165 comments
Your Opinion Counts At CNN — But Should It? 383 comments
Great White Sharks Visiting San Francisco 105 comments
LegalTorrents Launches Copyright-Compliant Tracker 113 comments
China Lauds iPhone App That Spreads Gov't Views 158 comments
Scientists Unveil Lightweight Rootkit Protection 168 comments
How Vulnerable Is Our Power Grid? 359 comments
MS Pulls Windows 7 Tool After GPL Violation Claim 186 comments
$9 Million ATM Hacking Ring Indicted 86 comments
Intel's New E-Reader For the Visually Impaired 111 comments
Whistleblower Claims IEA Is Downplaying Peak Oil 720 comments
Justice Dept. Asked For Broad Swath of IndyMedia's Visitor Records 244 comments
10% of US Energy Derived From Old Soviet Nukes 213 comments
SFLC Finds One New GPL Violation Per Day 187 comments
Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain 1172 comments
Regulator Blocks BBC DRM Plans 177 comments
Attack of the PowerPoint-Wielding Professors 467 comments
Esquire Launches First Augmented Reality Magazine 82 comments
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