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U.S. secretly built "Cuban Twitter" to stir unrest

The U.S. built a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks.


The end of Internet freedom: Coming soon to a computer near you

The International Telecommunications Union is convening a conference that would give the group (a part of the United Nations) crippling new powers over the Internet.


German wind farm delayed over possible danger to porpoises

The 230,000-plus porpoises (and dolphins) in the North and Baltic seas use sound to navigate, locate prey, and find mating partners. Interference with that could, indeed, effectively kill them.


WikiLeaks spawns OpenLeaks, global whistle-blowing community

The biggest story about WikiLeaks may not be the contents of the documents it is releasing but its upending of secrecy, whistle-blowing and journalism as we know it.

Facebook to open office in Hyderabad, India

Facebook expands to India, surpasses Google as most popular "destination."