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+ - Wikileaks dead man password leaked.-> 1

Submitted by MaxBooger
MaxBooger (1877454) writes "From @wikileaks

A Guardian journalist has, in a previously undetected act of gross negligence or malice, and in violation a signed security agreement with the Guardian's editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, disclosed top secret decryption passwords to the entire, unredacted, WikiLeaks Cablegate archive. We have already spoken to the State Department and commenced pre-litigation action. We will issue a formal statement in due course."

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The Internet

+ - Anonymous hacks church site during live interview-> 1

Submitted by CWmike
CWmike (1292728) writes "The Anonymous hacking collective defaced the Web site of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in the middle of a live radio show on Thursday that included a church spokeswoman and a member of Anonymous. The hack comes just days after Anonymous said that it had no plans to attack the Church's site, noting that an earlier letter said to be from the group threatening online attacks on the church site was a hoax. Members of the WBC church are known for their strident anti-gay views and for protests at funerals of slain military personnel and others. Last week it issued a letter challenging Anonymous to 'bring it.' Prior to today's attacks, WBC's sites were offline for several days. That outage appears to have been caused by a distributed denial of service attack launched by a hacker called The Jester."
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+ - U.K. Orders Julian Assange s Extradition->

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jewelrytampa
jewelrytampa writes "Our craptacular government over here in the United States has their panties in wad and embarrassed as result of wiki leaks and all that they have published. So of course with their world wide puppet strings would they tweak it in such a manner for him to be legally taken action against in something public diminishing and politically unrelated."
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Education

+ - BitTorrent and Khan Academy to distribute eduction-> 1

Submitted by drDugan
drDugan (219551) writes "BitTorrent, Inc. announced this morning they launched a partnership with Khan Academy to distribute open education videos.

They launched with more than 2,000 videos, covering high school and college level curriculum, across science, math, history, finance and test prep. All the videos are free to download and open licensed with Creative Commons."

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+ - Popular Streaming Sites Seized

Submitted by timsch
timsch (673489) writes "The Department of Homeland Security and the US Justice Department have hijacked popular streaming sites such as atdhe.net and channelsurfing.net. Go there and they threaten you with 5 years prison.
Once again the poor and dispossessed are under the boot, or maybe this could be your chance to share a cell with Julian Assange and Bernie Madoff.
All is not lost: atdhe.net are now found at http://atdhenet.tv/
But please don't use up all the bandwidth watching the 2011 Superbowl as I was rather hoping to catch a bit of Chelsea vs Liverpool.
Plenty of news sites are reporting this for example the Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/pulling-the-plug-on-super-bowl-webcasts/article1893794/"

+ - Anonymous sees UK arrests as 'Acts of war'->

Submitted by Lomegor
Lomegor (1643845) writes "In a recently released statement, the group Anonymous says that they view the recent UK arrests as acts of war, and that they will fight for the release of the 'protesters'. The statement compares the DDOS attacks to demonstrations and says that the group believe that under current UK law, the attack was not illegal."
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+ - Palin's hacker imprisoned, against Judge's wishes-> 1

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Em Adespoton
Em Adespoton writes "It was a computer security story that made headlines around the world, involving the private emails of a woman who could have become Vice President of the United States. And now, it's ended with a young man sent to a federal prison, hundreds of miles from his family home.

David C Kernell, the hacker who broke into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo email account, is reported to have been sent to jail despite a judge's recommendation that he should not be put behind bars."

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United States

+ - Patriot Act Up For Renewal, Nobody Notices

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Ponca City, We Love You
Ponca City, We Love You writes "When the Patriot Act was first signed in 2001, it was billed as a temporary measure required because of the extreme circumstances created by the terrorist threat. The fear from its opponents was that executive power, once given, is seldom relinquished. Now the Examiner reports that on January 5th, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) introduced a bill to add yet another year to the soon to be expiring Patriot Act extending it until February, 2012 with passage likely to happen with little debate or contention. If passed, this would be the second time the Obama administration has punted on campaign promises to roll back excessive surveillance measures allowed under the act passed in the wake of 9/11. Last years extension passed under the heading of the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act. "Given the very limited number of days Congress has in session before the current deadline, and the fact that the bill’s Republican sponsor is only seeking another year, I think it's safe to read this as signaling an agreement across the aisle to put the issue off yet again," writes Julian Sanchez."

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