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Pirate Bay Soars To The Cloud
2012-10-18 04:34:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Pirate Bay has moved its servers into the cloud in an effort to thwart authorities targeting BitTorrent sites. The widely used, file-sharing website said it will begin hosting its infrastructure through multiple cloud-hosting providers in multiple countries, a move that will save money while simultaneously making it more difficult for law-enforcement agencies to take the site offline. "All attempts to attack [us] from now...

Anonymous And WikiLeaks Bad Blood
2012-10-12 11:52:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Anonymous, that band of hackers known for attacking both companies and countries alike, has this week taken issue with an organization they once “fought” to protect. When MasterCard, PayPal and Visa pulled their support for Julian Assange´s WikiLeaks, Anonymous jumped into the fray and brought the sites for MasterCard and Visa to their knees. It´s likely now the cybernauts who make up Anonymous now feel...

Assange To Obama: End The Witch Hunt
2012-08-20 05:43:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used his first public appearance in months to chide President Obama and the United States Government for their “Witch Hunt” against “whistle blowers”. Assange appeared on Sunday for the first time since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London two months ago. Earlier this week, Assange was granted diplomatic asylum by Ecuador, though only on Ecuadorian soil. As...

Ecuador Grants Wikileaks Founder Assange Political Asylum
2012-08-16 12:37:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has just been granted political asylum by the country of Ecuador, according to an announcement by the country. Assange has been in hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two months as he awaited this decision. “The government of Ecuador, faithful to its tradition of protecting those who seek refuge in its territory or in its diplomatic missions, has decided to grant diplomatic...

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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2012-07-11 15:47:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Barclays has been in the middle of an ever churning scandal as of late as U.K. and U.S. regulators have fined the banking institution £290 million for attempting to fix their lending rates. As a result, Barclay´s Chief Executive, Bob Diamond, has not only stepped down from his post, he´s also kindly offered to give up a £20 million bonus and been questioned by the Treasury Select Committee. It was at that...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.