We here at The Feed have seen some great videos come out of ChatRoulette. Some time back we showed you a love song and marriage proposal, and now we have a video of amazing magic tricks being performed. Check it out.
Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And he thinks the United Nations or the U.S. government should create an agency to do something about it.
“It would be a legitimate thing to do,” Clinton said in an interview airing Friday on CNBC.
The agency, Clinton said, would “have to be totally transparent about where the money came from” and would have to be “independent” because “if it’s a government agency in a traditional sense, it would have no credibility whatever, particularly with a lot of the people who are most active on the internet.”
CIA: Create Internet Agency.
But, in reality, LinkedIn was scammed by its bankers.
As Eric Tilenius, the general manager of Zynga, wrote on Facebook: “A huge opening-day pop is not a sign of a successful I.P.O., but rather a massively mispriced one. Bankers are rewarding their friends and themselves instead of doing their fiduciary duty to their clients.”
The European Union and China appear to have agreed to share their preferred approaches to censorship, producing a model that is a perfect mix between current EU and Chinese policies.
On 20 April 2011, at an event in the European Parliament entitled “Creative Industries: Innovation for Growth”, the French European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Michel Barnier, announced plans to make focus on Internet providers to enforce intellectual property. He explained that he did not want to “criminalise” consumers and therefore would put the pressure on online intermediaries (who will then police and punish the consumers instead).
Eight days later, on 28 April, the Beijing Copyright Bureau decided to follow exactly the same model. In its “Guiding Framework for the Protection of Copyright for Network Dissemination,” it proposes a range of obligations on Internet intermediaries such as:
-180-day data retention for the name and IP address of users, if the intermediary provides file-sharing or hosting services. This is fractionally more liberal than the most liberal approach permitted by the European Commission, which requires data retention for a minimum of six months;
- deterring and restraining (sic) those who upload unlicensed material, including terminating the offending users’ service (as appears in the preparatory works of the ACTA agreement, supported by the EU) and also reporting these infringing acts to copyright law enforcement authorities;
- employing “effective technical measures to prevent users uploading or linking to copyrighted works” (as supported by the EU in its input to the European Court of Justice in the Scarlet/Sabam case (C-70/10).
While the developments in relation to copyright show China’s willingness to learn from the EU’s planned repressive measures, the traffic is not entirely one-way, as shown by the recent revelations on the Hungarian Presidency’s “virtual Schengen” proposal.
In 2008, the French EU Presidency developed plans for a “Cybercrime Platform” to be run by Europol, as a means of collecting reports of illicit/unwanted content from across Europe, acting as an “information hub” with the reasonably obvious intention of a harmonised approach to blocking web content.
What makes a sport? Competition. Athleticism. Sometimes a form of ball. This crazy scene has two out of three, so it qualifies. Introducing Botaoshi, the Japanese sport of “pole pull-down.” Can the blue team pull down the white team’s pole? See for yourself.
Go Blue! Aw, they were so close. It looks like a pretty intense game. The goal, if you hadn’t guessed, is to pull down the opponent’s pole within two or three minutes. No word on how the white team did when it was their turn to assault the pole, but we’ll keep you posted.
A frenzied mob charging into the opposition, beating and clawing at their opponents with the ultimate goal of destruction of property.
…the Canadian Security Intelligence Service has mistakenly added one of its own moles to the growing U.S. terror list.
CSIS – not the smartest intelligence on the planet.