A bit steep We’re used to getting fake invoices of one sort or another, but €970 is a bit greedy, isn’t it? And at €970 per entry, these guys can’t spell catalogue (or catalog) correctly? There’s more about this type of scam at the Ministry of Consumer Affairs’ website.
Julian Assange’s full statement from the Ecuadorian embassy I missed this on the day (catching up on work after being out) but who would have thought we would be in a situation where Ecuador and various South American nations would be upholding press freedoms and the Vienna Convention, and Britain and the US would not?
If Mr. Assange is extradited to the United States, the consequences will reverberate for years around the world. Mr. Assange is not an American citizen, and none of his actions have taken place on American soil. If the United States can prosecute a journalist in these circumstances, the governments of Russia or China could, by the same logic, demand that foreign reporters anywhere on earth be extradited for violating their laws. The setting of such a precedent should deeply concern everyone, admirers of WikiLeaks or not.
It could have been done better. I was arrested for not smiling. I have Parkinson’s.
It’s marketing 101—[Vodafone New Zealand] seem to breach the rules quite regularly and you’d have to hope that these signiﬁcant ﬁnes are a signal to them that they can’t continue to do that.
The goal of CISPA is to completely eliminate any sort of privacy online. It really is a Big Brother bill, and that isn’t hyperbole.
CISPA is orders of magnitude worse than SOPA/PIPA. We need to mobilize like we did before, and stop this.
Agreed. And from what I’ve read, not too many people know about this.
Next step: control over the internet This graphic sums up CISPA pretty well.
SOPA is just the next round in the War On. Like drugs and terror, piracy is the excuse. Expansion of the police state remains the real goal.