Lawrence Lessig, founder of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society told an audience at this year's Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that he had learned, during a dinner with former government Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke, that there is already in existence a cyber equivalent of the Patriot Act, an “i-Patriot Act," and that the Justice Department is waiting for a cyber-terrorism event in order to implement its provisions.
Will China provide the first example of a government Internet attack on
the international Web community? China is threatening cyber war
against those who upload clips of the Olympics through the Internet. The New York Times reported over the weekend that the Chinese government agencies responsible for monitoring Internet content seem to be reaching an accommodation with the world's journalistic community gathered in Beijing for the games.
The International Olympic Committee granted exclusive rights to China Central Television (CCTV) to broadcast the games. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, the National Copyright Administration and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology have made a statement that they will take drastic actions against illegal video streams of the Olympics by shutting them down.
Barack Obama showcased his musical taste In a cover-featured interview with Rolling Stone magazine, to be published this Friday, ranging from Bob Dylan to Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen, after revealing the playlist on his iPod.
Obama said he had "pretty eclectic tastes," ranging from the Rolling Stones, with Gimme Shelter his favorite, to Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow and Ludacris. Dylan leads the playlist with 30 songs, with Maggie's Farm an alltime political favorite.
Recent reports out of Moscow staking Russia's claims to vast resource-rich regions of the Arctic underscore that the battle lines of future conflict between nations are emerging along the fault lines of the polar ice caps of our planet. An international race for oil, fish, diamonds and shipping routes, is being accelerated by the impact of global warming on Earth's frozen north.