Qwrk writes: "I didn't check out a thing on the
Olympics, apart from the special Google logos that get racked in automagically
by a script [through
Wget]. Yesterday I noticed they had two separate
logos for the closing day. Upon checking subdirectories I noticed that they
were having a
censored version for Muslim countries, as the dog and the pig were missing.
I this a new attempt by Google on being PC, or are they bowing their heads in
more and other directions [read; totalitarian states / beliefs]?"
Qwrk writes: The BBC [amongst others]
reports that Gary McKinnon lost his extradition appeal.
"A Briton accused of hacking into top secret military computers has lost a Law Lords appeal against being extradited to stand trial in the US. Gary McKinnon, 42, could face a life sentence if found guilty of gaining access to 97 American military and Nasa computers from his London home.
Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon admits breaking into the computers but says he was trying to find information on UFOs."
Qwrk writes: Just one day after LiveLeak [http://www.liveleak.com/] started hosting 'Fitna', the controversial anti-Islam film by right-wing politician Geert Wilders, they've decided to pull it off the grid after receiving undisclosed threats.
"Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, Liveleak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.
This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.
Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.
We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high."
Qwrk writes: Right-wing politician Geert Wilders released his controversial movie "FITNA" through LiveLeak just an hour ago. The strip managed to get outright condemnation of Muslim world-wide, and even the faint Christian-Orthodoc Dutch Government was inclined to bow under pressure NOT to have the film appear. Google can be your best friend or check http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ee4_1206625795 for yourselves, before the onset of international protests. [Tibet is a far more important issue IMHO...]