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+ - After Aaron Swartz's death, the focus now falls on the prosecutors

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Marcion writes "Journalists and commentators are now questioning the role of Massachusetts prosecutors Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann in the suicide of Aaron Swartz and whether they levied disproportionate charges in order to boost their own political profiles, despite being warned he was a sucide risk. Meanwhile White House petitions to remove Ortiz and Heymann have already received tens of thousands of signatures. Should these prosecutors be investigated for their actions regarding Swartz?"
Microsoft

+ - EU fines Microsoft another $1.3 Billion-> 1

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Marcion writes "The EU today peel back another layer of the onion that is Microsoft anti-competitive behaviour, fining Microsoft for unreasonable terms in accessing accessibility information. Microsoft says the smell is from past behaviour, "past issues that have been resolved and the company was now working under new principles to make its products more open". Meanwhile the EU will press on with peeling back the next layer."
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Censorship

+ - Student Posts to YouTube, shoots hangun at school->

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Marcion writes "In normally sleepy Finland, an 18-year old atheist extremist, posted violent boasts to Youtube over two weeks (since removed) and then went to school and shot the headmistress and six students, then himself. Is there anything YouTube could have done earlier? Or is the question equivalent to asking what the water company could have done?"
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Operating Systems

+ - The Linux Desktop in 2007

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Marcion writes "While other platforms will have to deal with upgrade issues involving Vista and OS X Jaguar, for the Linux desktop, 2007 promises to be a year of consolidation and expansion, a year where many of the long standing problems get resolved. My blog article covers 3D effects, a resurgence of Java in the open source world, improved wireless support, refugees from Windows Vista and whether Adobe will open source Flash."

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