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Tentative agreement on sanctions relief for Iran reached in Vienna – sources

Published time: July 04, 2015 14:58 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd R) meets with the Iranian delegation including Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (not pictured) in Vienna, Austria July 2, 2015. (Reuters / Carlos Barria) A tentative agreement between six world powers and Iran has been reached that includes sanctions relief for […]

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Assange’s open letter was not ‘explicit’ application for French asylum – WikiLeaks

Published time: July 03, 2015 22:47 General view of the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris (Reuters / Christian Hartmann) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s open letter to the French president was not an asylum application to France, the whistleblower platform says. Paris had rejected a possible request before the clarification from WikiLeaks was released. […]

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EFF Launches Badge Hacking Contest for DEF CON 23

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is proud to present the DEF CON 23 Badge Hack Pageant (1337 skills required, swimsuit optional). Now is the time to bring out your sweetest hacks and sickest mods in a no-holds-barred battle for hardware supremacy. You are free to excel in practicality, absurdity, devastating good looks, or all three. Break […]

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‘Wow, pulled back wrong side throttle’: Taiwanese pilot accidentally turned off engine

Published time: July 02, 2015 22:16 Emergency teams remove pieces of wreckage at the site of the crashed TransAsia Airways plane Flight GE235 in New Taipei City February 5, 2015.(Reuters / Pichi Chuang) The pilot of TransAsia flight GE235 inadvertently switched off his plane’s only working engine, making a crash inevitable, Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council […]

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EFF Is Turning 25 and We Want to Celebrate With You

We’re the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating a quarter-century of fighting for digital rights. We’re kicking off this milestone in two ways: a membership drive and a party and minicon in San Francisco on July 16 . We’re asking people to donate and become members because we fight passionately for the […]

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Digital drawing: Novel holographic device allows mid-air index finger artistry

Published time: July 02, 2015 14:50 Screenshot from vimeo.com video Hong Kong scientists have come up with an incredible invention – an interactive 3D fog display that plucks full-color holographic images out of thin air. Holograms allow you to draw in midair without using any kind of special equipment – just your own forefinger. High-resolution […]

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Pilot in wing suit makes 'craziest base jump ever' through tiny mountain hole (VIDEO)

Published time: July 02, 2015 06:25 Screenshot from YouTube.com video by GoProCamera An Italian pilot has made what has been hailed as the most incredible, and dangerous base jump ever. Uli Emanuele put on his wing suit, fixed his GoPro camera and managed to dive through a two-meter wide crevasse in a mountain. Emanuele has […]

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‘Mysterious’ sea creature with furry tail washes ashore in Russia’s Far East

Published time: July 01, 2015 21:11 Reuters / Maxi Jonas The enigmatic remains of a giant marine animal with a furry tail found in Russia’s Far East have puzzled locals and social media, but scientists have managed to identify the odd creature. A mysterious sea animal washed ashore near the airport at Shakhtersk on Sakhalin […]

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Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand in Syria

EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest.  As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during protests are unconscionable.  But recent research by Anita Gohdes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim, suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of a toolkit for more violent repression. […]

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