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Comment: It was only a matter of time (Score 1) 860

by Zeroblitzt (#43954847) Attached to: NSA WhistleBlower Outs Himself
I mean, the NSA is monitoring all communications, right? So it was only a matter of time before they found him out anyway. At least this way, there is some publicity, and people know "his side" of the story before he is disappeared to some mysterious American prison. It's a shame that we are so willing to admit that is his fate, but I really so no other outcome.

+ - announces details of new Mega site->

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Zeroblitzt writes "It seems that recent enemy-of-the-corporations has announced details of Megaupload's successor. The URL will shortened simply to, and Kim promises that the new site will be "Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer". While he promises "We deliver", only time will tell if this is another file locker pipe dream. (note — site under heavy traffic currently)"
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+ - Ask Slashdot: Finding a job in IT without a CS degree? 1

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Zeroblitzt writes "I am a recent graduate of a small, liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. I majored in Music Recording Technology, which makes for a great hobby and is truly my passion, but I'm often left wondering if it was the right choice in today's economy. Technology has always come naturally to me, so I have oft wondered if the IT field is a possible route. Is it even possible to break into that field without years of hitting the computer science books hard? Or, should I continue to invest in my education so I can make such a career choice later?"

+ - German government wants Google to pay for the right to link to news sites->

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presroi writes "Al Jazeera is reporting on the current state of plans by the German government to amend the national copyright law. The so-called "Leistungsschutzrecht" (neighbouring right) for publishers is introducing the right for press publishers to demand financial compensation if a company such as Google wants to link to their web site. Since the New York Times reported on this issue in March this year, two draft bills have been released by the Minister of Justice and have triggered strong criticism from the entire political spectrum in Germany, companies and activist bloggers.

(Full disclosure: I am being quoted by Al Jazeera in this article)"

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