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March 20, 2014
A young whippersnapper shows Louis CK that he’s not always right.
14:32 // 1 month ago
They were way ahead of the WikiLeaks story. But not because they believed in the free flow of information — but because it looked terrible for the U.S.
A former Russia Today employee • Basically confirming that RT is the propaganda news service that you always thought it was.
13:10 // 1 month ago
Fred Phelps is dead. I don’t think “rest in peace” is the right term here. Maybe “don’t become a zombie”?
12:22 // 1 month ago
March 19, 2014
If you’re a TV weatherman and you’re required to offer a birthday wish to “Hugh Janus,” stop yourself.
20:45 // 1 month ago
Lawyers representing Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer will launch a new effort to have the young man’s 41-month prison sentence overturned, arguing that his November 2012 conviction — for exploiting a public-facing web address to generate a list of thousands of iPad owners’ personal email addresses — will have serious consequences for internet freedom. Auernheimer’s attorneys say his actions should not have been considered violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because he visited a web address that could have been visited by anyone with an internet connection. For its part, the U.S. government continues to insist a simple desire not to have the information accessed is enough for AT&T to claim that his actions were “unauthorized”, putting Auernheimer in direct violation of the CFAA. (Photo courtesy of Gerry Smith) source
15:14 // 1 month ago
Russian-backed forces began what appeared to be a steady occupation of Ukrainian military facilities in the breakaway Crimean peninsula on Wednesday, taking over the country’s naval headquarters and two other facilities and positioning outside a fourth, according to defense ministry and other reports.
The storming of the naval base in Sevastopol and other facilities was a tense reminder of how unresolved the situation on the ground remains in Crimea even as Russia declares its absorption of the region an established fact. Ukrainian troops largely gave way without resistance, though tension may be building as they face an apparent choice of becoming Russian soldiers and sailors, or moving from Crimea and maintaining their allegiance to Kiev.
14:42 // 1 month ago
Toyota agrees to pay more than $1 billion in new settlement
- $1.2B in fines will be paid by Toyota as part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department; a settlement that also requires the company to admit it misled consumers about a safety issue that caused some cars to speed up instead of applying the brakes. The fine is the largest ever levied against an automobile manufacturer in the United States, and could serve as a blueprint for a similar settlement in the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation of General Motors. source
14:12 // 1 month ago
If you’re an internet billionaire, maybe you think the world revolves around you, and the world springs from your laptop. Well, I got news for him. This is not a new law, Tesla is operating illegally, and as of April 1st, they will be out of business unless they decide to open a franchise.
New Jersey Coalition of Automobile Retailers President Jim Appleton • Being a total dick to Elon Musk about that ban on selling Tesla vehicles outside of dealerships in New Jersey.
13:51 // 1 month ago
In which Ezra Klein, in Vox’s first official piece of content, explains the individual mandate better than anyone ever has before. Seriously, watch this thing and not be excited about Vox.com.
13:39 // 1 month ago