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  • Any other Freeper's kids attending school online?

    08/24/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 67 replies
    At the end of her seventh grade year a few months ago, my daughter was of the opinion that she had not received the education that she should have, so she determined to find courses online that she could take over the summer. What she found (completely on her own) turned out to be a full time public school- online! She starts tomorrow at Connections Academy Texas. With her mother and I both working, she'll be attending school at her Grandmother's house for the time being. I'm very excited about this- my child is *very* intelligent, and with self-paced courses...
  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for CopBlock.org. The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states

    04/09/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
    We need to have a debate about whether we really want a full casino attached to every smartphone in America. With the wave of the executive branch magic wand, unfettered Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states. When the Department of Justice (DOJ) unilaterally reinterpreted the 1961 Wire Act in December 2011, the DOJ circumvented the democratic process and opened the door for a massive policy change absent any significant public debate. We unequivocally oppose the legalization of online gaming.
  • Competition for thee, but not for me

    04/09/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Ann Coulter
    Between having Republican presidential candidates fly to Las Vegas to kiss his ring, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has managed to fit in time to talk Sen. Lindsey Graham into sponsoring a bill banning Internet gambling. As you may know, Sheldon Adelson is a CASINO OWNER. Internet gambling would compete with his casino business.
  • Who wants to ban Internet gaming? (GOP Nannies strike again)

    03/20/2014 7:42:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 19, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that “Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is preparing to introduce a bill that would restore the pre-2011 federal ban on Internet gaming, a spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. It would join a similar bill to be sponsored in the Senate by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.” “The goals of the Graham-Chaffetz legislation,” the Review-Journal continues, “are consistent with the highly publicized campaign by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson to outlaw Internet gambling on moral grounds.”
  • Before you share photos online, watch this video

    03/19/2014 9:02:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 12, 2013 | guerillabill·
    Are your online photos putting your family, possessions, and safety at risk? They probably are, and what I reveal in this short video should make you think twice before uploading personal photos. Find full article with links at http://www.bmyers.com/public/Before_y... Note that facebook and pinterest now remove exif and gps data from photos when they are uploaded.
  • Philadelphia Judge Issues Ruling That Could Give Anonymous Online Commenters Second Thoughts

    03/08/2014 7:18:35 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | 03-08-2014 | Pat Loeb
    PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge has ordered philly.com to reveal the name of an anonymous commenter, in a defamation suit brought by electricians’ union leader John Dougherty. An attorney in the case says it could have a broad impact on incendiary online comments and those users, sometimes called “trolls,” who post them anonymously. The anonymous defendant in the suit, disguised by the nonsense name “fbpdplt,” called Dougherty a name in the comments section of an article on the website, one of the properties in the media group that also owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
  • It’s true: Government agents are infiltrating online communities

    02/26/2014 5:22:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 2/26/14 | Glenn Beck
    If you have been following Glenn since his days at Fox News, you may remember the expose he did on Obama ‘regulatory czar’ Cass Sunstein and his nudge theory. One of Sunstein’s more disturbing ideas involved government operatives infiltrating online communities in order to disseminate false information. As Glenn describes it, the goal was to “pose, infiltrate, and discredit.” Anyone who actually took Sunstein’s words at face value were mocked and labeled conspiracy theorists. But, as it turns out, it was all true. “The English version of the NSA is the GCHQ… The English NSA has now revealed that that’s...
  • Nevada and Delaware sign iPoker compact

    02/25/2014 11:32:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 25, 2014 | Andrew Feldman
    Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow poker players from both states to participate in a combined player pool -- potentially the first step in recreating a true American online poker market. The legislation allows the two states, which currently offer limited potential player pools, the ability to create a larger marketplace and add to the player liquidity that online poker sites rely on for continued success.
  • Things Your SgtMaj Hates: Online Training

    02/06/2014 5:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Castra Praetoria ^ | 1-27-2014 | America's Angry SgtMaj
    There are a number of annual training requirements we have to meet in the Marine Corps. It being the 21st Century, some of those have to do with cyber awareness and protecting information of various kinds. Since common sense is not a common virtue we are all subjected to online training in protecting personally identifiable information and classified material. Not completing the training will result in the Marine Corps turning off our access to e-mail and internet at work. This sounds more like a reward than a consequence but remember what I said about sense being common. The cyber counter...
  • President gets Obamacare blowback in online chat

    02/02/2014 4:28:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/31/14 | Dave Boyer
    **SNIP** Rebecca Stewart of Covington, Ky., told the president she has had “a really panicked experience” trying to learn whether her 10-year-old son can continue with his specialist physician. “I cannot keep my plan, which I like,” Mrs. Stewart told the president. “I’ve spent weeks with days on the phone getting confidently delivered wrong answers, conflicting information, and it’s becoming quite obvious to me that a lot of agencies, almost every one I’ve talked to, is having a lot of trouble figuring out the new rules.” Mr. Obama, taking part in the online chat from the White House, promised to...
  • JC Penney to shed 33 stores, cut 2,000 jobs

    01/16/2014 12:23:51 AM PST · by South40 · 50 replies
    MSN/Reuters ^ | 1/16/2014 | Phil Wahba
    NEW YORK – J.C. Penney Co. said on Wednesday it would close 33 stores and cut 2,000 jobs as part of its efforts to return to profitability. Chief Executive Myron Ullman said in a statement the action "addresses a strategic priority to improve the profitability of our stores." Penney is the second major U.S. retailer in as many weeks to announce layoffs. Last week, Macy's Inc said it was eliminating 2,500 jobs. Those cuts will be offset over time as the retailer plans to add positions to its online business, leaving overall staffing levels unchanged at around 175,000.
  • Secret Obamacare handbook the feds don’t want you to see is online

    12/15/2013 12:29:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 12/13/13 | Tori Richards
    A confidential training manual for Obamacare navigators that threatens prosecution for unauthorized dissemination is on the Internet for the world to see. The 217-page manual reads like a primer for Amway or novice car salesmen, offering sales advice on how to disarm potential customers who could be lured into purchasing insurance through exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. Section headers include “Smile: Maintain a Positive Demeanor,” “Make the Customers Feel Welcome,” “Listen” and — in what must now seem ironic given Barack Obama’s troubles with over-promising — “Build Trust: Be True to Your Word.”
  • Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies (NSA scandal grows)

    12/11/2013 10:00:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 9 December 2013 18.26 EST | James Ball
    The NSA document, written in 2008 and titled Exploiting Terrorist Use of Games & Virtual Environments, stressed the risk of leaving games communities under-monitored, describing them as a "target-rich communications network" where intelligence targets could "hide in plain sight". Games, the analyst wrote, "are an opportunity!". According to the briefing notes, so many different US intelligence agents were conducting operations inside games that a "deconfliction" group was required to ensure they weren't spying on, or interfering with, each other. If properly exploited, games could produce vast amounts of intelligence, according to the NSA document. They could be used as a...
  • New Jersey Opens Up for Online Gambling

    11/26/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/26/13 | KATE ZERNIKE
    New Jersey began allowing Internet gambling on Tuesday in a much-watched bet that there are untapped sources of revenue on bedside iPads and cubicle desktops, and even among people checking their phones while they wait in line for coffee. Gambling analysts say it is the most significant development since casinos opened in Atlantic City over three decades ago, ultimately setting off what became a furious competition among states for a share of the take.
  • You will no longer be able to watch this baby panda online if the government shuts down

    09/30/2013 2:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/30/13 | Andrea Peterson
    You can watch the National Zoo's yet un-named female panda cub be nursed by her mother Mei Xiang right now on the zoo's panda cam. **SNIP** The zoo announced on Twitter that the all live animal cams would go dark during a shutdown, along with in real life public options.
  • Conservative College/University w/online programs?

    09/24/2013 8:30:13 PM PDT · by Veritas_vos_Liberabit67 · 14 replies
    Freepers! I need your advice. I live in the northern California/SF Bay area, and I'm mid-forties. I have started chipping away at pursuing a college degree (yes, a little late in life) but am finding the local offerings have such an overt liberal bias that is very difficult to stomach. Work and family commitments prohibit moving to find a conservative college/university, so I'm searching for online degree programs in business, economics, civil engineering, or one of the sciences (trying to remain flexible in that regard). I would love to be able to attend a "Hillsdale" type college, but can't move...
  • This $7,000 Online Master's Degree Is Scaring Colleges

    08/30/2013 7:43:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/29/2013 | MITCHELL D. WEISS
    The Georgia Institute of Technology rocked the higher education world when it announced plans to offer a fully online master’s degree in computer science for roughly one-seventh the price of its on-campus equivalent – less than $7,000. The project is powered by a joint venture with Udacity, an online higher-education course provider that stands to earn 40 percent of the tuition revenues. The AT&T Corporation, which is providing two-thirds of the estimated ramp-up costs, expects to funnel existing employees through the program and recruit new ones at the back-end of it. Reaction to the news has been mixed. Online education...
  • Ditch Your Passwords -- US Gov To Issue Secure Online IDs

    08/22/2013 2:30:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/21/2013
    SecureKey, based in Toronto, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the USPS to provide a cloud-based authentication infrastructure.Get ready for a new set of abbreviations. This is part of some federal programs that have been underway for several years, mostly below the radar — at least this is the first I have heard of it despite being an avid reader of tech publications. But apparently a lot of people have been working on this — some of the relevant Web sites and information sources are listed below.The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCXX) is designed to enable individuals...
  • WikiLeaks posts 400 gigabytes of encrypted ‘insurance’ data online

    08/18/2013 5:13:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    RT ^ | 8/18/13
    WikiLeaks has released a trove of encrypted “insurance” data on Twitter and Facebook. The data can’t be read without an encryption key, but the movement’s supporters say that could be published later in case anything happens to leading WikiLeaks figures. The whistleblowing organization published links for a massive 400 gigabytes worth of encrypted data it described as “insurance documents” on its Twitter and Facebook accounts. It is possible to download the files but advanced encoding prevents them from being opened.
  • S.F. bicyclist involved in fatal collision discusses incident online

    04/06/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 49 replies
    San Francisco (Liberal) Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Dan Schreiber
    The San Francisco bicyclist involved in a fatal collision with a San Bruno man could face criminal charges, and his flippant early account of the tragedy may not help his case in a city where bikes, cars and pedestrians must increasingly coexist. Chris Bucchere collided in a Castro crosswalk March 29 with 71-year-old Sutchi Hui, who ultimately died Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital. In an online missive posted just hours after the crash, Bucchere expressed little remorse for his behavior. His irreverent account focused instead on his broken helmet, his own relatively minor injuries and the police seizure of...
  • WaPo Misleads on Online Gun Sales (Update: More Guns, Less Crime in Virginia)

    08/06/2013 8:31:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5 August, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Philip Rucker leads the Post today with a story about a study that claims there is a “vast” gun market thriving online that allows gun buyers to evade the background check system. Rucker’s story is full of misleading statements. The marketplace for firearms on the Internet, where buyers are not required to undergo background checks, is so vast that advocates for stricter regulations now consider online sales a greater threat than the gun show loophole. Misleading statement #1: Buyers are only not required to undergo background checks if they’re not buying from a licensed firearms dealer. If you buy...
  • Online Courses Have Reached A Turning Point That Should Scare Bricks and Mortar Colleges

    06/28/2013 11:05:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/28/2013 | Max Nisen
    Colleges around the country should be worried. The quality of online courses is catching up fast. Depending on whom you talk to, massively open online courses (MOOCs) will upend and democratize higher education, or are half-baked approximations of lectures that can never equal the classroom. Kevin Carey, the director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation put it to the test, spending four months taking two MOOCs, from start to finish. One, a Coursera Introduction to Philosophy was everything critics dislike, he says. Too brief, and with none of the problem sets, essays, or tests that make...
  • Amazon ending affiliate relationships to avoid Minnesota's online sale tax

    06/18/2013 12:26:52 PM PDT · by rhema · 23 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 6/18/13 | Nick Woltman
    In advance of having to collect online state sales tax, Amazon said Tuesday that it will sever ties with its Minnesota-based affiliate websites that receive a fee for referring shoppers to the retail giant's online store. The move comes less than a month after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a law requiring certain online businesses with a physical presence or affiliates in Minnesota to charge sales tax on items it sells to the state's residents. The law takes effect July 1. "While we oppose this unconstitutional state legislation, we strongly support the federal Marketplace Fairness Act now pending before Congress," Amazon...
  • Scary: These Slides Show How The NSA Watches Your Every Online Move

    06/06/2013 4:46:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/6/13 | Josh Barro
    A top-secret April PowerPoint slideshow details how the National Security Agency partnered with nine tech companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, to monitor users activity. The NSA got direct access to these companies servers´ in order to directly watch user communications, according to the presentation obtained by the Washington Post and the Guardian. The program was nominally aimed at foreign actors, but as the Post reports, purely domestic communications could easily end up in NSA hands, so long as an algorithm estimated at least a 51 percent probability that they were foreign.
  • Georgia Tech, Udacity Shock Higher Ed With $7,000 Degree (Masters in Computer Science)

    05/29/2013 6:09:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5-15-2013 | Troy Onink
    Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a partnership with Udacity to offer an online Masters Degree in Computer Science for $7,000, down 80% from the existing cost of $40,000 for the on-campus, instructor led program. Suddenly, masters programs around the country will have to compete with Georgia Tech‘s $7,000 program, and that won’t be easy or fast in coming. The traditionally taught graduate degree in computer science at Georgia Tech is a very well regarded program that is in high demand and has very positive outcomes in terms of jobs and earnings. Georgia Tech graduates tend to do very well...
  • Senate passes internet sales tax bill amid opposition from conservatives

    05/06/2013 4:31:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 198 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday, May 6, 2013 | Dominic Rushe
    The US Senate on Monday passed a bill aimed at ending tax-free shopping on the internet but the move looks set to face fierce opposition before it becomes law. The Marketplace Fairness Act, which has cross-party supporter and the backing of powerful retailers, would give states the power to require retailers with sales over $1m to collect state and local sales taxes for online purchases.
  • My Global Philosophy Course

    05/05/2013 11:46:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/04/2013 | Michael S. Roth
    When I mention online learning to my colleagues at Wesleyan University, most respond initially with skepticism. But based on my experience, I know that real learning can take place on the Web. I am currently teaching a massive online open course, or MOOC, on Coursera. Most MOOCs have great attrition, and mine is no exception: There were almost 30,000 students registered at the start, yet 4,000 remain active as we near the end of the semester. Unlike most MOOCs, which focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, mine is a classic humanities course. "The Modern and the Postmodern" starts off...
  • Are Online Sales Taxes Only Fair?

    05/01/2013 2:37:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    At a 2008 shareholders meeting, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos explained why he opposed requiring businesses like his to collect state and local taxes on their interstate sales. "We're not actually benefiting from any services that those states provide locally," Bezos said, "so it's not fair that we should be obligated to be their tax collection agent." Last year, Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president for global public policy, testified in favor of a bill allowing states to demand sales tax from online merchants, saying Congress should "level the playing field for all sellers." As that switcheroo suggests, there are...
  • "my Social Security" online access not working

    04/22/2013 6:39:35 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 16 replies
    At each stage of your life, my Social Security is for you. Your personal online my Social Security account is a valuable source of information beginning in your working years and continuing throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits.
  • "Buying a gun online"?

    04/12/2013 6:46:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 36 replies
    4/12/13
    Every TV network is talking about "the loophole that allows anyone to buy a firearm online." Huh? To the best of my knowledge only an FFL can buy or sell a firearm across state lines, and even then, not online. The buyer has to supply a copy of his FFL with the order. Is there such a thing as "buying a gun over the internet" or is this just another case of media corruption?
  • ATF seeks 'massive' online database to log personal information, connections

    04/06/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    rt.com ^ | 4/6/13
    A recent notice from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms reveals that the agency intends to acquire an online database capable of bringing up many of an individual’s personal characteristics and connections with just a few keystrokes. On March 28 the federal law enforcement organization, which is a branch of the US Department of Justice, filed a solicitation notice for a “massive online data repository system” for its Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information. The solicitation is hosted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, where vendors and developers can offer their services to the government in a competitive reverse...
  • Hard-to-Believe Dating Site Pics

    03/21/2013 2:33:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 40 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... __________________________________________________ OK Cupid 
  • Financial info on celebs, officials leaked online (Eric Holder, Mel Gibson)

    03/11/2013 8:54:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/11/13 | Anthony McCartney
    LOS ANGELES — Authorities say they are aware of a website that has posted what it claims are credit reports and other identifying information on celebrities and government officials. Los Angeles police and the FBI declined to say whether they are investigating the site. It posted details about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Oscar winner Mel Gibson and nine others. The information posted includes Social Security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and in some instances, credit reports.
  • BUSTED: Team Obama Directly Implicated in Major NC Voter-Registration Fraud

    02/21/2013 11:24:45 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    After we learn of a morally-crippled poll worker named 'Melowese' voting for Obama at least six times in Ohio, now a report comes out that has the Obama regime itself working directly with like-minded scum at the North Carolina Board of Elections (BoE) to illegally register 11,000+ people. They also paid a company per registration to scrape-up voters, a blatant, in-your-face violation of federal law... ______________________________________________________________________________ The Examiner: North Carolina's Civitas Institute has revealed that the NC State Board of Elections and the Obama campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the internet in violation of state law. This has been confirmed through...
  • Biden to host online ‘fireside hangout’ on gun violence

    01/23/2013 11:22:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/23/13 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will host an online public chat on gun violence, his office announced Wednesday. People can suggest questions ahead of time for the 30-minute "fireside hangout," which will focus on the White House's policy recommendations on gun control. The 1:45 p.m. chat will be hosted on Google +. ..
  • VANITY: Where can I see the debate online? (Overseas/no TV)

    10/03/2012 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 14 replies
    Bon Mots ^ | October 3, 2012 | Bon Mots
    I live overseas and would like to watch the Presidential debate online... if possible... any suggestions? Links? I do not have a connected television, but have two fast internet connections.
  • Where to Watch Romney/Obama Online and Avoid the Talking Heads

    10/01/2012 6:31:45 PM PDT · by madison10 · 14 replies
    Self (vanity) | 10/1/2012 | Madison10
    Has anyone found, or know of,a good link for watching the debate on Wednesday (future ones, too)? Was going to have cable turned back on for the election information, but decided network TV was so filthy I didn't want it in the house after all. If there is a "play by play" I do NOT want it to be from one of the MSM talking heads. Please post here. Thanks
  • Wisconsin Primary Results (U.S. Senate, etc.)

    08/14/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by randita · 83 replies
    Journal Sentinal ^ | 8/14/12 | self
    Discuss the Wisconsin races, especially the race for the GOP U.S. Senate candidate.
  • Move to ban online ammo sales just cheap political theater

    07/31/2012 6:11:35 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 24 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 31, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Last week, I argued that the worst time to debate any gun control issue was in the wake of a massacre. I guess I didn’t say it loud enough because the people in New York and New Jersey didn’t hear me. Democratic lawmakers U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, N.Y. and U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, N.J. announced the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act Monday afternoon on the steps of New York City Hall. The bill, if passed, would put an end to all mail-order and online sales of ammunition.
  • Woman Solicits Men Online For Breast Implants

    07/27/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 24 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 27, 2012 | JP
    Nicole Gomes has no shame. The 24-year-old Sacramento woman has taken to the Internet to ask some benevolent stranger or another to buy her breast implants. “I didn’t get the boob gene from my mom,” she explains. “And it’s not something I would be able to afford by myself.” My first thought was that Gomes must work in the sex industry. And that the young woman figured larger breasts – in addition to her obvious computer skills – would make her a more marketable pole dancer or porn star or prostitute. But Gomes is a graphic designer, she says. And...
  • The Secret Online Weapons Store That’ll Sell Anyone Anything

    07/19/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 07/19/12 | Sam Biddle
    The Bushmaster M4 is a 3-foot rifle capable of firing thirty 5.56×45mm NATO rounds, and used by spec ops forces throughout Afghanistan. It's a serious weapon. But in the Internet's darkest black market, it's all yours. Who needs a background check? Nobody. The Armory began as an offshoot of The Silk Road, notable as the Internet's foremost open drug bazaar, where anything from heroin and meth to Vicodin and pot can be picked out and purchased like a criminal Amazon.com. It's virtually impossible to trace, and entirely anonymous. But apparently guns were a little too hot for The Silk Road's...
  • Tax Break Nears End for Online Shoppers

    07/16/2012 2:29:10 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 16, 2012 | Monica Langley
    Republican governors, eager for new revenue to ease budget strains, are dropping their longtime opposition to imposing sales taxes on online purchases, a significant political shift that could soon bring an end to tax-free sales on the Internet. The newfound support among Republicans is a dramatic change from just a few months ago. [N.J. Gov. Chris]Christie called taxation of online sales "an important issue to all the nation's governors" and endorsed federal legislation giving all states taxing authority.
  • Top US universities put their reputations online

    06/21/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education. Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (£38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world". Sounding like a piece of secret military hardware, edX will provide online interactive courses which can be...
  • 10PM EST – Watch Right Online 2012 Live Feed

    06/15/2012 7:13:19 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Tonight the Right Online Welcome Event begins at 10PM EST (7PM PT) and will feature speakers such as Tracy Henke, Michelle Malkin, David Bossie, Stephen K. Bannon, and of course Governor Sarah Palin who is the keynote speaker. The chatroom is open and you can watch below:
  • Words to Avoid Using Online If You Don't Want the Government Spying on You

    05/29/2012 6:24:44 AM PDT · by grumpa · 28 replies
    Mail Online ^ | May 26, 2012 | Daniel Miller
    The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The intriguing list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'. Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html#ixzz1wGTTvw4t
  • New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments

    05/24/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | May 24, 2012 | Chenda Ngak
    (CBS News) New York state lawmakers have proposed a ban on anonymous online comments. Called the Internet Protection Act (A.8688/S.6779), the legislation would require a web site administrator to pull down anonymous comments from sites, including "social networks, blogs forums, message boards or any other discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages."The bill states: A web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or...
  • New York Legislation Proposed...Bans Anonymous Online Speech; S06779

    05/23/2012 4:50:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    assembly.state.ny ^ | March 21, 2012 | New York State Assembly
    S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6779 I N S E N A T E March 21, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to protecting a person's right to know who is behind an anonymous internet posting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. The civil rights law, is amended...
  • Aereo (streaming online) could kill TV business model, broadcasters say

    05/13/2012 3:18:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/11/12 | Andrew Feinberg
    Aereo could kill TV business model, broadcasters sayBy Andrew Feinberg - 05/11/12 01:22 PM ET Barry Diller's upstart Aereo service, which lets paying customers record and watch over-the-air television stations online, could destroy the economic model behind television, an NBC-Universal exec said in a court filing. Aereo is being sued by all of the major television broadcasters in federal court in New York, where the service was launched. In a sworn declaration, NBC-Universal executive vice president for content distribution Matt Bond said Aereo could alter how cable and satellite companies handle traditional TV stations. He said Aereo could let the...
  • Fraud found in Obama’s online donations (unauthorized transactions go to Hussein)

    05/08/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/08/12 | Neil Munro
    Fraud found in Obama’s online donationsBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign has hundreds of thousands of eager, low-dollar donors — and a tiny trickle of unwilling, defrauded donors. The latest example comes from David Newman, who found a $15 charge, dated May 6, from the “Obama For America” campaign on one of his debit cards. Newman had supported Obama in 2008, but “I didn’t sign up to say ‘Do this every three months or every three years when you need money,’” he told The Daily Caller. “This is completely 100...