NetHappenings 2012 NetHappenings provided by the Educational CyberPlayGround Copyright Educational CyberPlayGround 800 million idiots: Get Off Facebook While You Still Can – Systems of Comprehensive Surveillance http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Technology/surveillance.html Best evidence showing we need SOPA based on ‘govt studies’ that never existed Content pirates not nearly the profit-gutting force of nature lobbyists describe http://www.itworld.com/security/242587/best-evidence-showing-we-need-sopa-based-govt-studies-never-existed STOP SOPA: http://fightcensorship.info/ If SOPA’s Main Target Is The Pirate Bay, It’s Worth Pointing Out That ThePirateBay.org Is Immune From SOPA — from the just-saying… dept http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120109/04205617341/if-sopas-main-target-is-pirate-bay-its-worth-pointing-out-that-thepiratebayorg-is-immune-sopa.shtml Insane Entitlement: EMI Sues Irish Gov’t For Not Passing SOPA-Like Censorship Law http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120112/09203917388/insane-entitlement-emi-sues-irish-govt-not-passing-sopa-like-censorship-law.shtml NBC Universal’s Own Preferred Researcher For ‘Anti-Piracy’ Stats Comes Out Against SOPA/PIPA – from the well,-look-at-that dept http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120110/03502617362/nbc-universals-own-preferred-researcher-anti-piracy-stats-comes-out-against-sopapipa.shtml SOPA Is a Symbol of the Movie Industry’s Failure to Innovate http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/01/sopa-is-a-symbol-of-the-movie-industrys-failure-to-innovate/250967/ Issa Announces Oversight Hearing on DNS & Search Engine Blocking http://oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1553&Itemid=29 REPORT: News Networks Ignore Controversial SOPA Legislation http://mediamatters.org/blog/201201050008 Denial: MPAA Pretends That No Big Sites Have Joined SOPA/PIPA Protests from the living-in-denial dept http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120118/11484617455/denial-mpaa-pretends-that-no-big-sites-have-joined-sopapipa-protests.shtml Supreme Court Chooses SOPA/PIPA Protest Day To Give A Giant Middle Finger To The Public Domain from the ridiculous dept http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120118/09090217454/supreme-court-chooses-sopapipa-protest-day-to-give-giant-middle-finger-to-public-domain.shtml SOPA protests shut down Web sites http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sopa-protests-to-shut-down-web-sites/2012/01/17/gIQA4WYl6P_print.html Web Protests Piracy Bills, and Senators Change Course http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/technology/web-protests-piracy-bill-and-2-key-senators-change-course.html Feds Want Judge to Force Suspect to Give Up Laptop Password http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/laptop-password-5th-amendment/ Internet Access Is Not a Human Right http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a-human-right.html US Threatened To Blacklist Spain For Not Implementing Site Blocking Law http://torrentfreak.com/us-threatened-to-blacklist-spain-for-not-implementing-site-blocking-law-120105/ Filesharing is a religion in Sweden http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2135462/filesharing-religion-sweden A CHURCH DEVOTED to filesharing has won official recognition in Sweden. RIAA: Kodak/Apple/RIM patent tangle proves we need Web censorship fast http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/big-content-applerim-vs-kodak-infrin The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) says that a proposed alternative to the draconian Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) won’t work, and that it has found the patent case to prove it: Kodak’s patent claims against Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM). Two days before the new year, the US International Trade Commission announced that the Commission will place the “target date” for review of the case at September 21, 2012. The future of travel, I’m reliably told, lies in “black-hole resorts,” which charge high prices precisely because you can’t get online in their rooms. The Joy of Quiet http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-quiet.html The Sad Death Of The Knob, Switch And Button http://digg.com/newsbar/Technology/the_sad_death_of_the_knob_switch_and_button Hacked memo leaked: Apple, Nokia, RIM supply backdoors for gov’t intercept? http://blogs.computerworld.com/19531/hacked_memo_leaked_apple_nokia_rim_supply_backdoors_for_govt_intercept Secret subpoena aimed at Twitter user not so secret anymore http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57349732-83/secret-subpoena-aimed-at-twitter-user-not-so-secret-anymore/ The Un-Internet http://scripting.com/stories/2011/12/31/theUninternet.html Verizon Cancels $2 ‘Convenience Fee’ After Backlash http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2011-12-30/verizon-defends-2-convenience-fee-.html Vatican uses Wikipedia to compile cardinals’ biographies http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/08/vatican-wikipedia-cardinals-biographies The TSA Proves its Own Irrelevance http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/01/the_tsa_proves.html Quick study: Alastair Smith on political tyranny How to be a dictator http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2012/01/quick-study-alastair-smith-political-tyranny Homeland Security monitors journalists http://rt.com/usa/news/homeland-security-journalists-monitoring-321/ It is open season again for NASA summer internships. Link to all details (deadline, basic eligibility, duration, contacts, etc..) are available via this link: https://intern.nasa.gov/solar/web/public/main/ Please feel free to pass on to your network of college and high school students who might be interested.