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WikiLeaks Victory Against Visa A "Significant Victory"
2012-07-14 05:58:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An Icelandic court ordered a local Visa affiliate - which had broken contract laws by refusing to process credit card donations to WikiLeaks - to resume processing transactions in what officials at the website dubbed a "significant victory" in its ongoing battle with governments and financial institutions, various media outlets are reporting. According to the Associated Press (AP), a District Court ordered Valitor, a local Visa...

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2012-07-12 13:49:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian parliament yesterday unanimously decided to adopt a bill which allows them to exercise a greater control over the Internet. Now, many Russians are worried this is just the first step to widespread censorship by the Russian government. Only one man stands between this bill and the law: Russia´s president, Vladimir Putin. Similar to the Internet protests which occurred when the U.S. Government voted on bills SOPA...

2012-07-02 22:14:06

Is social media censorship a means to quell a modern uprising? Some politicians and law enforcers during the political turbulence of 2011 thought so but recent research suggests that uncensored citizens experience less violence and longer periods of peace between outbursts than communities subject to censorship. These new findings appear in the Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, published by SAGE. A consensus is forming around Internet censorship in the wake of last year's uprisings,...

2012-06-21 23:02:23

The Bottle Rocket appliance is the latest addition to the suite of hardware solutions offered by Lightspeed Systems Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 To further meet the needs of K-12 school districts, Lightspeed Systems announces the release of the Lightspeed Bottle Rocket. This high-speed scalable appliance provides a low-cost web filtering solution for small to medium-sized school networks. The Lightspeed Bottle Rocket is designed for school districts that use up to an average of 150...

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy
2012-06-20 05:39:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London on Tuesday night, claiming he had been "abandoned" by his own government in Australia in his attempts to avert what he calls political persecution by the United States for releasing U.S. classified documents on his website. Assange´s move comes just days after Britain´s supreme court rejected the last of his appeals against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex...

Anonymous India Censorship Protests Draw Hundreds
2012-06-10 05:46:09

Protesting regulations that they say are tantamount to online censorship, members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous gathered in more than a dozen cities throughout India Saturday -- though according to some reports, the results of those assemblies were mixed. According to Rajini Vaidyanathan of BBC News, members of the group organized their gatherings across 16 cities nationwide, including Mumbai, where an estimated 100 protesters donned their trademark Guy Fawkes masks in order...

UK Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Extradite WikiLeaks Founder
2012-05-30 12:46:41

Britain´s highest court upheld a Swedish request today to extradite Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. This is the latest move in Assange´s legal struggle and possibly one of the last, as he is running out of options with which to maneuver. UK´s Supreme Court made their ruling by a 5 to 2 majority to extradite Assange to Sweden. The Australian-born WikiLeaks founder has been fighting his extradition to Sweden in the British courts since he was arrested in the UK in...

FBI Seizes Server Allegedly Linked To University Bomb Threat
2012-04-21 04:28:58

The FBI has seized a server used by an anonymous remailing service provider and several progressive service organizations as part of an ongoing investigation into anonymous bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh -- a move which has reportedly drawn criticism from digital anonymity advocates. The server was seized Wednesday from a co-location facility located in New York after FBI officials presented a warrant, Wired's Kim Zetter wrote on Friday. The server was used by Mixmaster, a...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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