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Everything we were worried about with the TPP was true

The Trans Pacific Partnership is the other side of the world’s TTIP. It’s a piece of legislation masquerading as a trade deal, which for a long time, leaked drafts of have scared privacy campaigners, doctors, tech companies, nationalists and just about every internet user who can wrap their head around …

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Pirate Party storms to success in Icelandic polls

It looks like the Pirate Party may be set to take more than a few seats in the Icelandic parliament when the next general election rolls around, as it has surged to the head of the most recent polls in the country, securing some 34.2 per cent of all voter …

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If British MPs were Hearthstone cards

With the election upon us today, no doubt many of you are slipping off at lunch or after work to register your support for your MP of choice. While there have been many memes and gags to support and decry just about all of them in the past few weeks …

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New porn laws force Dominatrix content takedown

When it was announced late last year that many forms of pornography were being banned in the UK, it caused quite a hubbub, even seeing many British pornographers staging mass face sittings outside parliament to protest the criminalisation of many female sex acts. However when it was realised that the …

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Google thinks surveillance reform will come next year

Following the NSA leaks, many people out there on the internet have suddenly become very conscious of their privacy and security. The sheer extent of unwarranted government surveillance going on behind the scenes was somewhat shocking. However, Google thinks that things may change for the better next year with surveillance …

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US concerned over EU proposal to break up Google

Last week it was revealed that the European Parliament had drafted a motion that would call for the separation of Google’s search engine from its other services, as a way of challenging the company’s dominance. This motion has the support of Europe’s two main political parties as a way of …

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Can Dotcom make a difference in NZ elections?

As the New Zealand general elections roll ever closer, people are beginning to wonder if much of what internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been up to over the last six months will pay off. Will his Internet MANA political alliance be able to not only gain a seat at the …

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UK Politician wants in-game thieves to be prosecuted

Conservative MP, Mike Weatherley, has called for in-game thieves to be prosecuted like real criminals. The UK politician is a World of Warcraft player himself and understands that in-game items can be traded for substantial amounts of real world cash. As a result, he has called upon parliament to consider …

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Dotcom to make PM revelation five days before election

Kim Dotcom has grabbed headlines in New Zealand once again, after announcing that just five days before the general election later this year, he’s rented out the Auckland Town Hall and will be inviting anyone and everyone to hear new revelations that explain how the Prime Minister knew of him …

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Kim Dotcom hosts Internet Party picnic in his front garden

Kim Dotcom has had a real image upheaval in the past few years. Since his arrest in in 2012 on copyright infringement and money laundering charges and the shutdown of Megaupload, he’s gone from internet playboy and jealousy-inducing picture taker, to one of the faces of the fight for internet …

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Anti-games politician arrested for gun trafficking

Leland Yee, a California State Senator famous for campaigning against violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto, has been arrested on Corruption and gun trafficking charges. The FBI conducted a raid of San Francisco’s Chinatown district and then took computers and documents from Yee’s office in the state capitol. …

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Dotcom’s Internet Party shows modern politics at work

One of the biggest criticisms of politicians, long standing political parties and all that goes along with them, is that they’re antiquated. Often in practices but even more so in their ways of thinking, which is why it’s interesting to watch Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his recently launched Internet …

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One in five would vote for Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party

While Kim Dotcom may have been forced to scrap his Party Party earlier this year, he’s still going ahead with his Internet Party, not a celebration, but a political organisation. In-fact, he’s even more likely to push it forward with it after hearing the news that one in five New …

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Huawei denies spying for the Chinese goverment

Huawei has been the centre of discussion recently, we already know that the British ISP TalkTalk use the company to maintain its filters and that both the ISP and Huawei can add or remove sites from the filter as they see fit. Recently David Cameron praised the company’s filtering system in …

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How social networking is changing Italian politics

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Groups like the Pirate Party and prolific twitter users like Stephen Fry, might help remind us from time to time of certain freedoms that seem to be harder for ourselves and politicians to remember as the years go on, but one man in Italy is doing far more with his …

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Piracy: How do you block the unblockable

When DARPA came up with the idea of an interlinked network of computers, the whole reasoning behind it was that a Soviet attack on one part of the system should not prevent communication. Now governments are putting themselves into the Soviet commander’s seats to play war games. KitGuru declares, we’ll …

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Amazon avoid DDOS attack and Wikileaks book is pulled

Amazon have denyed removing am e-book detailing Wikileaks conspiracies saying that the author himself removed it from sale. An Amazon spokesperson said “We did not remove the title, and are verifying that it was removed from sale by the author.” Amazon were also fortunate to escape a denial of service …

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