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Submission + - What does Congress think about Patent Trolls? (fas.org)

jlaprise1 writes: "Steven Aftergood at the Secrecy Project of the Federation of American Scientists has been diligently acquiring and releasing the reports of the Congressional Research Service. The CRS conducts research at the request of Congress of topics of intrest to legislators. These reports are generally not released to the public. Today's release includes"An Overview of the 'Patent Trolls' Debate.""

Submission + - Wikileaks fallout and Federal harrassment (boingboing.net)

jlaprise1 writes: "From Boing Boing

Jacob Appelbaum, a security researcher, Tor developer, and volunteer with Wikileaks, reported today on his Twitter feed that he was detained, searched, and questioned by the US Customs and Border Patrol agents at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 10, upon re-entering the US after a vacation in Iceland.

He experienced a similar incident last year at Newark airport.

An archive of his tweeted account from today follows."

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