Science, film and rugged AV combine to empower tornado-affected regions
Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema are on a mission to educate. This is not your typical scholarly pursuit, however, as their goal involves traveling to remote regions and helping to empower and inspire young people in communities affected by a tornado's destructive power. Luckily, this group brings extraordinary tools to the task at hand, including a nationally-recognized storm-chasing specialist, some of the world's leading tornado researchers, steel-clad custom weather vehicles and a 10,000 lumen, remarkably rugged DPI projector.
Mar 18, 2013 - 10:58:13 PM
Protecting your computer & smartphone from hackers
From phishing emails to unsecure websites to smishing texts, technology can be a minefield for hackers and scammers. In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week, your Better Business Bureau urges consumers to be aware that both smartphones and computers are vulnerable to the same hackers, spammers and malware.
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:15:12 PM
Microsoft: Israel is the high-tech country
According to the $56BN Swiss bank, UBS -- which is currently expanding its Israel wealth management operations - Israel is among the top five promising economies with the highest growth potential.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:10:19 AM
FDM Group North America hosts Women in Technology
FDM's Chief Operating Officer, Sheila Flavell opened the evening with some shocking statistics surrounding the lack of a strong female presence within the IT sector. She said, "Only 25% of Computing jobs in the US are occupied by women, indicating a huge pool of untapped talent. IT requires specialist skills and we will continue to see increased outsourcing and fewer jobs for Americans if we do not address the growing nationwide skills shortage."
Oct 12, 2012 - 5:51:48 AM
The RNC, the DNC, and Women Voters
Political writer Anita Finlay -- author of the controversial new book "Dirty Words on Clean Skin" (currently #1 on Amazon's "Women in Politics" Bestseller list) -- has answers. As a supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2008 run, she saw firsthand how the media can actively manipulate coverage, making it nearly impossible for voters to see facts and the truth. This election season, Anita has already observed bias in the discussion of women's issues and media coverage of the conventions, especially in how the networks have been selective in their airing of speeches.
Sep 7, 2012 - 8:32:43 PM
Enforced Building Codes Critical
"Rating the States: An Assessment of Residential Building Code and Enforcement Systems for Life Safety and Property Protection in Hurricane-Prone Regions," details how states can improve their building code systems in order to better protect their citizens, as well as how citizens can understand the need for stronger building codes.
Jun 8, 2012 - 1:31:09 AM
The Importance of Disaster Preparation
"As so many people experienced first-hand this week, earthquakes can strike anywhere, at any time, and without warning," said Julie Rochman, president & CEO, IBHS. "Effective disaster safety measures can protect lives and property, but only if action is taken before, rather than after, a catastrophe like a major earthquake hits."
Sep 2, 2011 - 9:10:51 AM
Smart Phones Know When Rivers Rise...with USGS WaterAlert
You can receive a text or email from the USGS when waters are rising in rivers and streams near you. The service is called "WaterAlert". It allows you to receive notifications about water levels at any of over 7,000 USGS real-time streamgages around the country. There is no cost to users for this notification service.
Sep 2, 2011 - 8:50:52 AM
Fighting the Trojans
There hasn't been a lot of activity here on the Magic City Morning Star for the past few days. There are a couple of reasons for this actually, one of which will be the subject of this article, but I'll touch upon the other in an editor's note.
Dec 24, 2008 - 12:11:42 PM
Bogus IP Claims Quash Debate Over Future of NYC Landmark
NEW YORK, NY -- Parody Website shut down by baseless lawsuit against community organizer.
Nov 18, 2008 - 12:02:56 PM
Innocent Customers Potentially Dragged Into Legal Battle Over Satellite TV
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a federal court Friday to reject efforts by Echostar to get the names and addresses of every customer that purchased a free-to-air satellite receiver. Echostar claims that the receiver can be modified to pirate DISH satellite TV programming. EFF argues that Echostar's demand, which seeks all purchasers regardless of whether they actually pirated DISH TV, would violate user privacy and leave innocent purchasers vulnerable to bogus legal threats.
Aug 19, 2008 - 11:08:48 AM
FBI Withdraws Unconstitutional National Security Letter After Challenge
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Gag order lifted on Internet Archive, allowing founder to speak out for first time.
May 7, 2008 - 5:24:55 PM
EFF and Sheppard Mullin Defend Wikipedia in Defamation Case
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Federal law protects popular user-created encyclopedia from liability.
May 7, 2008 - 10:23:08 AM
Best of the Web Welcomes new Editor Additions From DMOZ: Introducing "The Nerd Herd"
UNIONDALE, NY -- Best of the Web bolsters its human resources with some of the most experienced and respected editors in the industry: DMOZ top brass. The Internet's oldest directory.
Apr 8, 2008 - 2:54:19 PM
EFF, ACLU Move to Intervene in Wikileaks Case
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Domain name shutdown harms First Amendment right to access information.
Feb 27, 2008 - 9:55:43 AM
108 Maine Lawyers Urge Senators to Stop Telecom Immunity
PORTLAND -- Lawyers say keep the Maine Public Utilities Commission privacy complaint alive.
Jan 24, 2008 - 12:54:28 PM
EFF Protects Free Speech Rights for New Jersey Blogger
MANALAPAN, NJ -- Judge quashes bogus subpoena for critic's identity.
Dec 23, 2007 - 4:22:33 PM
Friday Court Fight Over Blogger's Free Speech Rights
FREEHOLD, NJ -- Electronic Frontier Foundation defends anonymous critic in New Jersey lawsuit.
Dec 19, 2007 - 7:48:34 PM
Little Mermaid, Spongebob, and Care Bears with a Side of Porn
A Warning to Parents: Children exposed to pornographic images while searching for MySpace decorations.
Nov 7, 2007 - 7:07:47 PM
Dangerous Ruling Forces Search Engine to Log Users
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Public interest groups urge court to block radical expansion of discovery rules.
Jun 25, 2007 - 11:11:48 AM
Court Protects Email from Secret Government Searches
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Landmark ruling gives email same Constitutional protections as phone calls.
Jun 19, 2007 - 6:58:19 PM
The Katahdin Commons Announces New Resource for the Katahdin Region
KATAHDIN REGION -- The Katahdin Commons, an online discussion forum for and by the people of the Katahdin region of Maine, is announcing the opening of its side product, the Katahdin Regional Wiki, which its founders hope will become a comprehensive resource for the entire Katahdin area, and beyond.
May 23, 2007 - 4:38:31 PM
Spoon-Bending "Paranormalist" Twists Copyright Law
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Uri Geller makes "bogus" copyright claims to silence YouTube critic.
May 11, 2007 - 6:04:40 PM
EFF Calls For Aggressive Congressional Hearings on National Security Letter Misuse
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Report says FBI stepped over the legal line in searches for personal information.
Mar 9, 2007 - 1:16:07 PM
MCLU Disappointed Phone Privacy Case Heading To California
PORTLAND -- Civil rights organization vows to continue fight for Mainers’ privacy rights.
Feb 16, 2007 - 8:50:57 PM
EFF Fights to Unmuzzle Citizen Journalists
NEW YORK, NY -- Free speech rights at stake in legal battle over controversial drug Zyprexa.
Feb 8, 2007 - 12:11:32 PM
Identity Fraud Is Dropping According to New Research
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- With 500,000 fewer victims, total fraud amount down by 12 percent, or $6.4 Billion overall. New account opening fraud down, most account fraud occuring in-person and not online.
Feb 1, 2007 - 7:13:10 PM
EFF Defends Right to Link from Internet Wiki
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Legal battle over controversial prescription drug Zyprexa.
Jan 11, 2007 - 12:04:08 PM
Lawsuit Demands Answers About Government's Secret 'Risk Assessment' Scores
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Millions of U.S. travelers affected by giant data-mining program.
Dec 19, 2006 - 5:34:37 PM
EFF Accepts Barney's Surrender
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Purple dinosaur backs off and pays up; right to free speech preserved.
Nov 29, 2006 - 9:50:00 AM
EFF Releases Bloggers' Guide for Investigating Government Agencies
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Freedom of Information Act can help researchers uncover important records.
Oct 30, 2006 - 9:19:00 AM
MCLU to Court: Keep Maine Lawsuit in Maine
PORTLAND -- Maine Civil Liberty Union opposes transfer of telecommunications lawsuit to California.
Oct 27, 2006 - 8:10:00 PM
Patent Law Ruling Threatens Free and Open Source Software
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- EFF asks Supreme Court to protect Open Source innovation.
Aug 23, 2006 - 9:55:00 AM
Embroidery Fans Fight for Anonymity in Online Discussion Group
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Electronic Frontier Foundation battles heavy-handled tactics in copyright lawsuit.
Aug 9, 2006 - 8:03:00 AM
Digital Copyright Battle Puts Linking at Risk
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Electronic Frontier Foundation and libraries support Google Image Search against adult website.
Jul 21, 2006 - 10:40:00 PM
Heritage Foundation Launches New Web-Based Tool
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Heritage Foundation launched a new web-based tool today, making social science research on the family and religion just a click away and easily accessible to the non-specialist.
Jun 15, 2006 - 10:04:00 PM
Win for Online Journalists' Source Protection
SAN JOSE, CA -- A California state appeals court ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) petition on behalf of three online journalists Friday, holding that the online journalists have the same right to protect the confidentiality of their sources as offline reporters do.
May 26, 2006 - 8:13:00 PM
Free Computer & Internet Utilities
A few suggestions for free software, meeting your computer and Internet needs.
Apr 10, 2006 - 8:56:00 PM
Bogus Clear Channel Patent May Be Revoked
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Patent Office orders reexamination at EFF's request.
Apr 3, 2006 - 4:31:00 PM
Google Copies Your Hard Drive - Government Smiles in Anticipation
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Google today announced a new "feature" of its Google Desktop software that greatly increases the risk to consumer privacy.
Feb 9, 2006 - 6:59:00 PM