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Spread the word | Read | Act | Fight | Learn | Tell

What is ACTA? Learn more about it

What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources:

- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet

- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text

- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history

- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden where in he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA:
_ Letter 1

_ Letter 2

Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here:

Watch a short informative video on ACTA:
ACTA Video Say NO to ACTA

Watch a lulzy video on ACTA:
Lulzy Video Robocopyright ACTA

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

If you're a U.S. citizen, please click on the link and sign this petition. (By: +Desiaire Rickman)!/petition/end-acta-and-protect-our-right-privacy-internet/MwfSVNBK


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If you want to force Chrome to use the frickin' English version of Google when searching from the omnibox (url-field/address-bar), you should do that:

- go to "options" (Chrome > Preferences on Mac) in chrome (wrench and such)
- click on "manage search engines" in the basics tab
- scroll all the way to the bottom and add a new search engine
- name:
- keyword: always use
- query url: {google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s&hl=en
- hit enter as hard as you can
- look up your new search engine entry in the list
- on mouse over there appears the button "make default"
- click it (rocket science!)
- enjoy!

That drove me almost nuts the past few weeks.. and I was simply to lazy to change it, but enough is enough!
Let me know if it works for you too (my browser language is English but that shouldn't matter) :D

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#googleplusupdate #reader #googlereader #rss

This afternoon, we are introducing the highly anticipated changes to Google Reader, which now includes the ability to share to Google+ using the +1 button, and a great new design. Now, you can share any post to any circle on Google+. The new sharing model replaces the existing friending/following relationships in Google Reader. I’ve been using the new Reader for several weeks now, and will soon follow up with some best practices I’ve learned which I think you’ll enjoy.

See the full post below for more details. The new Reader is rolling out now and you should see it soon if you haven’t already.

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We just surpassed 50,000 names and over 400 circles shared on the Google+ Shared Circles Database. Thanks to everyone who has either publicly shared a circle or added circles to the list.

Please continue using the database to find great, engaging new users to follow. Or if someone has shared a circle with you that needs to be documented, feel free to add it to the database.

Google+ Shared Circles Database:

Current Categories
#Animals #ArtDesign #Authors #Aviation #Business #Celebrity #Comedy #Companies #Education #Entertainment #FashionStyle #FoodBeverage #Games #Geeks #General #Geography #Hobbies #Music #News #Occupation #Philosophy #Photography #Politics #RealEstate #Religion #Science #SocialMedia #Social #Sports #Tech #Web #Women #YouTube

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Hey guys!
FINALLY! Episode 1 of Dragon Age Redemption is POSTED!
Dragon Age: Redemption - Tallis (Episode 1) ft. Felicia Day

Also the DLC: Mark of the Assassin is now downloadable on all platforms!

Please let me know what your favorite part was in the comments, I've worked for 18 months to get this thing MADE and OUT THERE. I'll be posting a few times today, so your patience is appreciate (and your extra clicks and thumbs-up on the video too :) )

Will be posting the Hangout link at 1pm EASTERN stay tuned for that!

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These are the most used extensions and apps dedicated to g+ that I found until now in the chrome web store. I hope I didn't miss other very used ones, but if I did... just leave me a comment. Please share this to help the g+ community.

1. Extended Share (75,616 users) -
Extends Google+ to share to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many more.

2. +Photo Zoom (60,487 users) -
Easily zoom photos and profile pics from your Google Plus Stream.

3. Facebook Friend Exporter (51,651 users) -
Get your data contact out of Facebook to Google Contacts or CSV, whether they want you to or not.

4. Scroll To Top Button (41,868 users) -
Adds a scroll to top or bottom button.

5. Replies and more for G+ (39,957 users) -
Adds reply and reply-to-author buttons to Google+ comments and a number of other enhancements.

6. Surplus (37,774 users) -
Google Plus Integration for Chrome

7. G+me (35,532 users) -
Collapses the Google+ stream while keeping live updates: collapses posts, hides comments, etc.

8. Google Translate for G+ (26,898 users) -
Translate your Google+ stream using integrated, inline, Google Translate support.

9. Usability Boost for G+ (26,301 users) -
Greatly improves readability on Google Plus, ability to star posts to read later and some other useful features

10. Google+ Ultimate (16,759 users) -
This extension for Google Plus adds functionatility and themeing for the site.

11. Google Plus Directory (13,618 users) -
Find your G+ is a Google Plus person directory, where you can meet new people, start making new friend circles and more for Google+

12. -1 Minus One for G+ (12,274 users) -
Minus one (-1) button in Google+ (Post & Comment), Notifications.

13. More for Google Plus (7,996 users) -
Loads more content as you reach the bottom of the Google+ page.

14. Google+ Tweaks (7,601 users) -
Tweaks to the layout and features of Google+ (Google "Plus") Full width, thumbnails only, etc.

15. Notification Count for G+ (7,487 users) -
Extension for displaying unread notification count for Google Plus

16. Helper for Google+ (7,136 users) -
Add extra functions the Google+. Get desktop notifications on new posts. Share Posts via twitter. Translate posts with Google Translate. Bookmark posts faster for reading later (also to Linked #hashtags. Search in posts and profiles directly from your omnibox.

17. G+ Count in Title (5,411 users) -
Adds notification count to the document title in the page tab.

18. +1 Button (5,256 users) -
Plus one every page you like with only one click, directly from omnibox, without any annoying popup

19. Uncircle+ (5,022 users) -
Google+: Find and Remove Inactive People in Selected/All Circles. Inactivity = No Public/Private Posts At All or Since a Chosen Date

20. +Everything (4,590 users) -
Adds the Google+ bar to all websites.

21. Auto-Colorizer for G+ (4,220 users) -
Colorizes Google+ and Facebook based on the user's photo.

22. Google Plus Friend Finder (2,803 users) -
Google Plus Friend Finder it's a web application wich helps you to find your friends by city, country, occupation and even more.

23. G+ Stream Pause (2,600 users) - Allow's you to pause your Google+ stream so you can take your time reading or watching videos posted

24. Golden View for Google+ (1,275 users) -
Google Plus enhancements: (optional) modules: User Mute, Default Circle, Hide Images, Hide comments, & Search w/ Google.

25. Hangout Auto Try Again for G+ (1,066 users) -
Tired of clicking the try again button for Hangouts? Then install this.

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