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Sent: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 3:01 pm
Subject: '' Who is Being Provocative? ''
To think, many young and/or weak minded individuals will just assume this is what actually happened. Emphasis the need for revisionist to turn up the heat.
February 16, 2011, 2:54 pm
Eben Moglen, an expert on computers and privacy and a law professor at Columbia Law School, is alarmed by Egypt's recent success at isolating that country from the rest of the Internet. So alarmed, in fact, that he has accelerated his efforts to build an "Internet in a box" that would operate independently of governments and big companies, according to The New York Times.
His idea is to create small (the size of cellphone chargers) network servers that he calls "Freedom Boxes." They run low-power chips, plug into the wall, and can be built for under $100. (Watch this video on how they work.) The specifics are vague, because the software to turn them into wide-ranging network devices doesn't exist yet. But the idea is that the boxes will be owned by individuals and link together, forming independent networks that do not rely on commercial Internet service providers. That's important because such companies are vulnerable to government pressure—the kind of pressure that cut Egypt off from the rest of the world when protests started there. Mr. Moglen has started the Freedom Box Foundation to kick-start software development efforts for these little servers.
Republican Presidential Candidates Seek Jewish Backing In Israel
Los Angeles Times
Though the U.S. presidential primaries are still a year from now, a different sort of contest is underway in Israel . Beginning Saturday, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the third potential GOP presidential candidate to visit the Jewish state since the first of the year, and the second during the protests in neighboring Egypt . Barbour will arrive on the heels of Mike Huckabee, who spent much of the week touring the country, and Mitt Romney, who swung through in January. And like Romney and Huckabee, Barbour is expected to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and tour some holy sites.
Jewish Group Praises Catholics For Removing `Holocaust' From Bible
A Holocaust survivors' organization praised the Catholic Church for changing a new English translation of the Bible to eliminate the word "holocaust." A statement by Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, issued Monday responsed to the deletion of "holocaust," with a small h, and its replacement by "burnt offerings" in The New American Bible Revised Edition to be released on March 9.