webhat writes: "New Scientist is running an article that scientists have discovered the capitalist network that runs the world . The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York's Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo). But the study, by a trio of complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, is the first to go beyond ideology to empirically identify such a network of power. It combines the mathematics long used to model natural systems with comprehensive corporate data to map ownership among the world's transnational corporations — a core of 1318 companies with interlocking ownerships."
webhat writes: "During a meeting in February 2011 of the Council of the European Union's Law Enforcement Work Party (LEWP), a forum for cooperation on issues such as counter terrorism, customs and fraud, a disturbing proposal was tabled to create a "Great Firewall of Europe" by blocking "illicit" web material at the borders of the bloc with the intention to "to propose concrete measures towards creating a single secure European cyberspace.""
webhat writes: "Until today Apple remained quiet about Lodsys' campaign to extract licensing fees from app developers using Apple's own in-app purchasing APIs. Apple senior vice president and general counsel Bruce Sewell sent a letter to Lodsys CEO Mark Small, insisting that Apple's license to the patent in question covers third party developers and that Lodsys should stop threatening iOS developers with "false assertions" of patent infringement."