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Yasha Levine

  1. Why's Google aligning itself with hated ISPs? It plans on being one of them

    Remember Occupy Google, the gaggle of protesters whose struggle for a Free Internet involved trying to squat on a chunk of Google HQ's vast manicured lawn?

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  2. No, Facebook doesn't need better "self-regulation." We need better laws to protect us from Facebook

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum...

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  3. The Fog of Twitter: Ukraine's civil war and the limits of social news gathering

    Just in case you missed it, there’s a real fucking civil war raging in Eastern Ukraine. On July 2, a day after newly elected billionaire President Petro Poroshenko called off a ceasefire, residential areas in several towns and villages in the Lugansk and Donestk regions came under intense shelling and air bombardment.

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  4. Uhhhh... Occupy Google gets help with "messaging" from Google-funded Silicon Valley think tank

    Earlier this week, a group of 10-30 people descended on Google HQ in Mountain View, California. They were armed with tents, canopies and foldable tables. They called themselves "Occupy Google."

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  5. Twitter's mission to Moscow is happening right now. How's it going?

    Twitter’s "Head of Global Public Policy" is on a peace mission in Moscow. On Monday, he met with head of Russia’s mass media and telecommunications regulatory agency Roskomnadzor to smooth out relations and talk terms.

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  6. Yes, Google works with "former military operations people." But they won't tell us who, or from where

    Last week, I wrote about how Google's working with a mysterious set of “former military operations people” on Project Loon — the company's zany and rather frightening attempt to have an army of WiFi/surveillance balloons that are constantly circling the globe way up in the atmosphere.

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  7. Give Tweets a chance: Twitter's peace mission to Moscow won't be easy

    Word on the street is that Colin Crowell, Twitter's "Head of Global Public Policy" is headed to Moscow. His mission: To sue for peace and mend the company's rocky relationship with the Russian government.

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  8. Cato Institute writer defends Google's projection of US "soft power" overseas. I wonder why...

    It's been a year now since Edward Snowden leaked the NSA docs, and the fallout continues to make a lot of libertarian heads hurt.

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