From 1985 to 1988, the British government attempted to stop people from reading the autobiography Spycatcher, by Peter Wright, a senior intelligence officer with the MI5, the Security Service. The result was pretty much predictable: it was the Streisand effect many years before it became known as the Streisand effect. Which US newspaper will be the first to print a story like the one the Daily Mirror ran at the time, in response to the censorship?
Find the book and read it, it's interesting with plenty of geek material. More than 2 million copies have been sold.
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Slightly off-topic: get your hosts file with IP-addresses for each of the WikiLeaks mirrors here:
This is a complete list of IP addresses and host names for all WikiLeaks mirrors, in standard hosts file format. You can add the contents of the file to the hosts file already on your computer. The advantage of this is that you are no longer dependant on external DNS service providers in order to access WikiLeaks, as the file provides the necessary domain name to IP address mapping needed to access the sites.
Reverse engineer a simple CPU? That's so elementary.
However, this treasure trove of our planet has not escaped the gigantic appetite of unsustainable development. At least 17% of the Amazon forest has been destroyed, and much more is severely threatened as the destruction continues. In the words of the respected Amazon ecologist Dan Nepstad, “The Amazon is a canary in a coalmine for the Earth.”
The loss of tropical rainforest has a profound and devastating impact on the world because rainforests are so biologically diverse. The 1,220 new species in this report illustrate the richness of biodiversity found in this the world’s largest rainforest and river basin, and also how much there is still to learn about this incredible biome.
The new species were found over the last 10 years, or about one new species every three days."
The new card allows German authorities to identify people with speed and accuracy, the government said.
Unfortunately, they will also make perfect bomb triggers, when the target walks by.
An interesting question & answer chat with Julian Assange, who founded WikiLeaks was published (in English) by Dagens Nyheter, the biggest morning newspaper in Sweden, today.
It gives some insight into his thinking as well as the seriousness of their task — two of their contributors have already been assassinated.