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Politics

+ - Net Neutrality Legislation Asks For Public Comment->

Understudy writes: GN Docket No. 09-191 and WC Docket No. 07-52 are now open for public comment. The issue of Net Neutrality has come to the public for comment. You can email ecfs@fcc.gov and place get form in the body and send them back a comment that way. You can also go to http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/ and submit a comment that way.
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The Almighty Buck

+ - Money really can buy you happiness->

crimeandpunishment writes: It may not be able to buy you love, but money can buy you happiness...up to a certain point. New research says as our income increases, so does our emotional well-being. But before you envy that rich relative, consider this....things change once your income tops $75,000. AFter that, you may feel more successful the more you make, but your level of happiness doesn't rise along with your income.
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+ - French law to allow police to plant spyware 1 1

ICantFindADecentNick writes: In a classic case of "think of the children" lawmaking the French senate is debating the "Loppsi 2" law which amongst its wide ranging 48 articles includes more telephone tapping and video surveillence (now renamed video protection) and the right of the police to plant spyware.
Lemonde carries the story here (google translation fairly acceptable) http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lemonde.fr%2Fpolitique%2Farticle%2F2010%2F09%2F06%2Fle-senat-se-penche-sur-la-loppsi-2-heteroclite-fourre-tout-legislatif_1407540_823448.html%23ens_id%3D1407597
Zeropaid also has an english language discussion. http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86252/new-french-loppsi-2-law-proposal-to-allow-police-to-upload-malware-to-file-sharers/

+ - WikiLeaks calls for Assange to step down->

Stoobalou writes: A member of Iceland's parliament and prominent organiser for whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has turned on the site's founder, Julian Assange, demanding that he step down over rape allegations made against him in Sweden.

Birgitta Jonsdottir told Internet news site The Daily Beast that she did not believe Assange's repeated assertion that the allegations of rape and molestation made against him were part of a US-backed smear campaign to distract attention from documents posted on the site laying bare US involvement in the war in Afghanistan and further promised revelations.

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+ - ACTA Text Leaks:US Caves on ISPs, Seeks Super-DMCA->

An anonymous reader writes: Given the history of ACTA leaks, to no one's surprise, the latest version of the draft agreement was leaked last night on KEI's website. The new version — which reflects changes made during an intense week of negotiations last month in Washington — shows a draft agreement that is much closer to becoming reality. Perhaps the most important story of the latest draft is how the countries are close to agreement on the Internet enforcement chapter. In the face of opposition, the U.S. has dropped its demands on secondary liability for ISPs but is still holding out hope of establishing a super-DMCA with digital lock rules that go beyond the WIPO Internet treaties and were even rejected by U.S. courts.
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Comment: Graybar (Score 1) 196 196

Don't feel to bad for Elisha. He was part owner of the Graybar Electric Company. Which today is still one of the largest suppliers of electric and voice data supplies who still today suck up large amounts of money for over priced items. It was that money he used to try and patent the telephone.

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