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  • UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It’s Just So Darn Open!

    UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It’s Just So Darn Open!

    A recent UN report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force reads like a primer on Internet control and censorship. Entitled “Use Of The Internet For Terrorist Purposes,” the document, which discusses the dangers of “open Wi-Fi” and suggests ISPs maintain retention standards, focuses on the possibility of “terrorists” using the… Read More

  • Will $25 Million In Government Money Make The Internet Truly Free (As In Freedom)?

    Will $25 Million In Government Money Make The Internet Truly Free (As In Freedom)?

    Good ol’ government, spreading freedom and whatnot. The U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said yesterday that the government plans to invest a cool $25 million in order to help people get around Internet “thugs, hackers, and censors.” The money will go toward developers so they can build the tools necessary to fight Internet tyranny across the globe. Read More

  • China opens Internet a crack

    China opens Internet a crack


    After more pressuring China has, again, agreed to open the Internet for the press during the Olympics. After getting an earful from journalists arriving in Beijing to find the Internet not open, as previously promised, the International Olympic Committee exerted some pressure on the government, which once again promised to open the Internet and allow the press to report freely on the… Read More

  • DARPA rides the terahertz wave

    DARPA rides the terahertz wave


    Oh, DARPA. Everything you touch turns to semi-gold. Really, though — DARPA is great because they throw money at practically every cool new technology and even if it doesn’t turn into a neat gun, the residual advances from studying it often yield other interesting technologies. These daysthey’re looking into terahertz waves, those knicker-viewers the Brits were into a few… Read More

  • ThruVision's T5000 strip-searches you from a distance

    ThruVision's T5000 strip-searches you from a distance


    Just when you thought surveillance was getting intrusive enough (backscatter, anyone?), these guys have made it even worse — and more efficient. Incredibly, they’ve named it as if it were a late entry into the Terminator series (even the T2000 didn’t have x-ray vision). It may be going live in the UK soon. It works by picking up “tera-waves,” which apparently we… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 still banned in the UK, even after re-editing

    Manhunt 2 still banned in the UK, even after re-editing

    The British Committee to Ban Everything has once again rejected Rockstar’s Manuhunt 2, saying that the recently re-submitted edited version is still too “unremitting[ly] bleak” and callous. Too Manhunt-y, in other words. The censor board originally banned the game in June, forcing Rockstar to rework the game. And it did (the game was granted an “M” rating here a… Read More

  • The Hi-Tech Soldier: A Retrospective

    The Hi-Tech Soldier: A Retrospective

    Today is Memorial Day in the greatest country on Earth, the greatest country in history. CNET knows this and has a patriotic slide show featuring freedom-spreading technology the U.S. Army uses or plans to use on the battlefields of liberty. I like this picture here the best because it shows our boys, Over There, controlling a Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle with an Xbox 360 controller. Now… Read More

  • Video of Our High Tech Military Might in Action

    Our brave men and women are fighting “over there” and they’re using some pretty advanced equipment to bring freedom to a desperate people. This video delivers eight glorious minutes of our bravest detailing the technology they use to spread democracy around the world. Lots of awesome explosions and guns in this one. My favorite is the eyepiece the soldiers use to check… Read More