Archive: 06/22/2012

A battle for Internet freedom as UN meeting nears

(AP) — A year after the Internet helped fuel the Arab Spring uprisings, the role cyberspace plays in launching revolutions is being threatened by proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications ...

dateJun 22, 2012 in Internet
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Purchasing Hawaiian isle fits with mogul's persona

(AP) — Buying an inhabited Hawaiian island may sound extreme, even for a guy known for flaunting his fortune like a playboy — driving fancy cars, wooing beautiful women, flying his own jet and spending ...

dateJun 22, 2012 in Business
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Civil war endangers Myanmar's ailing tigers

Efforts to stop Myanmar's tigers being hunted to extinction are under threat from a civil war raging in a region home to the world's biggest sanctuary for the endangered cats, experts warn.

dateJun 22, 2012 in Ecology
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Florida man defends dinosaur's import

(AP) — A Florida dealer of fossils who acquired a dinosaur skeleton that the government plans to seize Friday says he wants others to develop a love of science and is "not some international bone smuggler."

dateJun 22, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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NYT adds tech heavyweights Ito, McAndrews to board

(AP) — The New York Times Co. is adding two technology heavyweights to its board of directors: Joichi Ito, an early investor in Twitter, Flickr and Kickstarter, and Brian McAndrews, a venture capitalist who specializes ...

dateJun 22, 2012 in Business
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Texas accuses Google of withholding evidence

(AP) -- The Texas attorney general is accusing Google of improperly withholding evidence to stymie an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of Internet search.

dateJun 22, 2012 in Internet
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US computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize

(AP) — An American regarded as the father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist are winners of the annual Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for ...

dateJun 22, 2012 in Other
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