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Aaron Swartz Prosecutors Weighed 'Guerilla' Manifesto | 118 comments | Create New Account
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Aaron Swartz Prosecutors Weighed 'Guerilla' Manifesto
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 01:46 PM EST
A Justice Department representative told congressional staffers during a recent briefing on the computer fraud prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz that Swartz's "Guerilla Open Access Manifesto" played a role in the prosecution, sources told The Huffington Post.

Swartz's 2008 manifesto said sharing information was a "moral imperative" and advocated for "civil disobedience" against copyright laws pushed by corporations "blinded by greed" that led to the "privatization of knowledge."

"We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that's out of copyright and add it to the archive," Swartz wrote in the manifesto. "We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open Access."

The "Manifesto," Justice Department representatives told congressional staffers, demonstrated Swartz's malicious intent in downloading documents on a massive scale.

Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post

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Why no Android on the Chromebook Pixel?!
Authored by: SilverWave on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 02:03 PM EST
Come ON! Its got a touch screen!

I though access to all those Android apps was the whole

Was this rushed out and the android integration will be added

RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

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Sony's Sausagefest - Never mind the hardware, why didn't PS4 event have any women ?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 02:11 PM EST
According to the Entertainment Software Association, 47 percent of gamers are women — effectively gender parity. But only eleven percent of game industry employees are women, measuring across all departments. It's the same mismatch we saw last night: women in the audience, but none on stage.
Russell Brandom, Verge

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Another Patent Stifles Innovation...
Authored by: lnuss on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 04:52 PM EST
A potential aviation application for Android is stymied by a patent troll:

Larry N.

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  • Working Link - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 07:04 PM EST
Judge rules against Apple in Einhorn cash fight
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 06:33 PM EST
A federal court handed hedge fund manager David Einhorn an initial victory Friday in his push to get Apple to share some of its vast cash hoard with shareholders.

Judge rules against Apple in Einhorn cash fight

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Mark Webbink
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 07:56 PM EST
What happened to Mark Webbink? Haven't seen an article in over a month.

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White House Petition Response: Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research
Authored by: hardmath on Friday, February 22 2013 @ 10:57 PM EST

Link to PDF

It actually (to my ear) strikes some good notes, appreciating the role the NIH has historically played in promoting open access to federally funded research output.

I guess the bottom line for now is just asking other agencies of the federal government to draw up plans to do something similar, though not necessarily identical, to promote open access within 12 months of publication.

Recursion is the opprobrium of the mathists.

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MS Azure platform goes down worldwide
Authored by: Nick_UK on Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 03:23 AM EST
The story from the Reg:

Microsoft secure Azure Storage goes down WORLDWIDE


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New Help Desk Comic
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 12:09 PM EST

The Other Angle


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Nikon to pay Microsoft Android tax
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 01:56 PM EST
"Remember Nikon Corp.'s Android-powered smart cameras like the Coolpix S800c? Well it appears that adding Google Inc.'s free operating system isn't going to be quite so free -- Microsoft Corp. has successfully shaken down the Japanese camera maker for a licensing fee". link

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Chinese Government Officials Play It By The Book
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, February 23 2013 @ 06:00 PM EST
“To maintain control over society, leaders have embraced enhanced surveillance technology,” the [NY]Times explained. “But some have turned it on one another — repeating patterns of intrigue that go back to the beginnings of Communist rule.”
Washington Post
Perhaps the NYT and WP should take lessons in Chinese history. These "patterns of intrigue" go back 3000 years or more. Without constant churning of their culture by foreign invasions the Chinese have managed to maintain consistent methods of dealing with internal dissent. Sun Tze has instructions on how to use spies. The Chinese were writing operas about bedroom spying before Mozart or Monteverdi. We shouldn't be surprised they're now using modern technology, and using it against foreigners.

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