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#Belgium unveils plans for its own highly intrusive Snoopers’ Charter - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/09/belgium-new-surveillance-law/ more bad moves... #surveillance #be
Bill would give investigators almost unlimited online surveillance capabilities.
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OpenStack may be ruling the private cloud but it’s not very easy to get started with OpenStack. In fact, a survey sponsored by SUSE found that one of the biggest challenges for customers is OpenStack implementation.
The Linux Foundation joins with edX to offer a free OpenStack course.
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Cite>> Unfortunately, China, India and Russia are not under ICC jurisdiction, and the USA, Israel and Sudan have announced that they will not honor future rulings.
 
International Criminal Court in the Hague will now try CEOs - http://boingboing.net/2016/09/18/international-criminal-court-i.html "USA, Israel and Sudan will not honor future rulings"
International Criminal Court in the Hague will now try CEOs
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I want a few, and I have none. :-(
 
there are three types of people in this world: those with 0 stickers on their laptop, those with 1, and those with many. That is all.
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Can't :-( Have a few necessary engagements to take care of. But please leave with +Shayon Pal. Please, pretty please :-D
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Washington Post cited the following reports that it published as public service in 2013 (noted in the attached url) for its Pulitzer.

http://www.pulitzer.org/winners/washington-post-1

Today, in an editorial, it considers the same information disclosure as having made the "U.S. national security" vulnerable. It conveniently puts the blame on Snowden. Before writing the editorial yesterday and calling for prosecution of Ed Snowden, they should have looked at the stories they published, then the current editorial board should have apologized for publishing those articles first, returned the Pulitzer, called for prosecution of the paper itself under the [U.S.] espionage act first, before thinking of writing anything criticizing Snowden.

#shame #WaPo

High time the entities like these stop calling themselves the Fourth Estate, and be branded as Government Propaganda Machinery. 
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The Post received countless benefits off Snowden's back: now its Editorial Page wants him imprisoned.
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This Bradley Moss (some National Security Attorney) guy is such a hack. 

"Classified." Interesting word to justify whatever the 1984-type governments want to do (however, baseless the claims are, you outta take their word for it). Like, we have proof, but we can't show it to you, because it's classified. But, we have the proof nonetheless, so better believe us.
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An enforced culture of want among India’s most marginalized gave birth to unique dishes of dried meats, offal and breads—but every morsel is painful
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Another constructive debate: when we say 'Open Source has won' (I think Red Hat's Paul said during a Red Hat Summit) what do we mean? I can clearly see that open source has won in the enterprise space. Companies are driving Linux & open source adoption at an unprecedented rate. Often a chunk of people believe that open source and commerce are at odd. They believe asking for money is evil. They believe giving things away for 'free' is the right thing to do (which actually is not true, we do need strong economy for any society to succeed. You do need resources to feed yourself, and you gain those resources in return of what you do: writers write, film makers make films, chefs cook, farmers grow crop...developers create software and so forth).

I often see conflict between economy and open source. But if we really look at the 'success' of open source it has happened because of 'economy. It has happened because open source became a critical part of commerce. All those projects are way ahead of any non-free software. In most cases open source has become the only way to build software. At the other hand those efforts that concentrated too much on fighting the commerce, fending off economy have shrinked to being tiny projects used or run by a few thousand or hundreds of people.

So, the question is. Is my assessment true that an open source project need to become part of the fabric that creates modern society, and whether you like or not, economy is a critical (or the most important) part of it?

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Cite: All of this underscores the severe dangers of having our public discourse overtaken, regulated, and controlled by a tiny number of unaccountable tech giants.
Those who want Silicon Valley tech giants to be arbiters of political speech are playing with fire.
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