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Brazil Parliament to Vote Tuesday on New Internet Regulations

Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Despite agreement reached regarding Internet regulations in Brazil, President of the Chamber of Deputies Henrique Eduardo Alves has postponed the vote until next Tuesday. Several groups were pleased with the changes to the proposal, presented…

Edward Snowden, TED speaker

TEDx Conference, Vancouver: Here’s how we take back the Internet In 2013 Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified American National Security Agency documents, sparking a global conversation about citizens’ rights to privacy on the Internet. Why you should listen Edward…

You don’t need an app for that

TEDGlobal 2013. See the video here. By Toby Shapshak, writer and editor of Stuff magazine, South Africa Let me start by asking you a question, just with a show of hands: Who has an iPhone? Who has an Android phone?…

Do you know who you are talking to?

People pretend to be someone else in chat-rooms, in Second Life, in Facebook in Twitter, everywhere. The electronic world has made it “normal”. If someone in the past had pretended to be someone else such behaviour would have been considered…

Report: U.S. Regulators hid nuclear risks, doubts after Fukushima meltdown

[divide] Japan is marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi crisis, when a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami on its northeast coast. The twin disasters resulted in an unprecedented triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power…

Enheduanna – the first author known by name

On the occasion of international womens day, pressenza presents an article about the first known female writer. This article was published by LEBENSWELT – Centre for Humanist Studies: http://women-make-history.jimdo.com/ En-hedu-Ana was revered as the most important religious figure of her day.…

USA: Energy Department suspends MOX programme

For financial reasons, the US Department of Energy has decided to halt plans to use weapons-grade plutonium from dismantled nuclear warheads to fabricate fuel for civilian power reactors. Plutonium is the primary nuclear explosive in most of the world’s nuclear…

Thorium does not solve nuclear weapons problem

India Today news service reported on February 27, 2014: “Advanced Heavy Water Reactor is the latest Indian design for a next-generation nuclear reactor that will burn thorium as its fuel”. Co-incidently, Dr. Gordon Edwards had informed Pressenza that, “There are…

Peeping Webcam? With NSA Help, British Spy Agency Intercepted Millions of Yahoo Chat Images

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! The latest top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) may have peered into the lives of millions of Internet users…

Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas

By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales. See Democracy Now! for video interview Residents who live near areas of oil and natural gas fracking have long complained that the industry has poisoned their water with toxic chemicals. Now a new investigation…

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