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New Study: Online "Cyberlockers" Facilitating Piracy

Happy "International Talk Like a Pirate Day," which can make for a bit of harmless office fun on a Friday.

Unfortunately, real piracy of the online variety is no laughing matter.  It costs the American economy billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs each year, and even threatens life and health through such things as counterfeit drugs.

This week, a new report was released highlighting the role played by online "cyberlockers" in facilitating worldwide piracy.  Entitled "Behind the Cyberlocker Door:  A Report on How Shadowy Cyberlocker Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions," the report from Digital Citizens Alliance cogently introduces and explains the nature of this problem:

Rogue 'cyberlocker' operators peddling stolen content are making nearly $100 million…[more]

September 19, 2014 • 02:49 pm
The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 2)

The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 2)

Last week, I began a three-part series on this fall’s midterm races for the U.S. Senate, with each edition highlighting a different region of the country. This week, the series continues with a look at the Midwest.

A New Inconvenient Truth: Antarctic Ice Levels Reach Record High

A New Inconvenient Truth: Antarctic Ice Levels Reach Record High

In the Arctic, lower ice levels are explained by "man-made climate change," but in the Antarctic, record ice levels occurred due to "a complex relationship."

What to Hope for If GOP Controls Congress

What to Hope for If GOP Controls Congress

Done right – meaning explained effectively to the public – a series of presidential vetoes can be framed as the work of a “do-nothing” president more interested in preserving a tarnished legacy than improving American health care.

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"Testifying on Wednesday to the Senate, Kerry issued a stern declaration: 'ISIL must be defeated. Period. End of story.' Not the most wisely crafted of declarations: The punctuational emphasis carried unfortunate echoes of Obama’s promise about health-care plans, and the word 'must' carried similar echoes of Obama’s assertions that Bashar al-Assad had to go.  But Kerry’s statement…[more]
 
 
—Charles Krauthammer, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
— Charles Krauthammer, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
 
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