Movie studios send fraudulent censorship demands over Pirate Bay

You’ll remember last month’s news that Fox had sent fraudulent takedown notices regarding my novel Homeland. This is hardly an isolated incident: the studios routinely exhibit depraved indifference to the inaccuracies in their automated censorship threats to search engines and webhosts. This is especially troubling when the studios’ notices catch media made specifically to criticize […]

Listen to the Dramatic WikiLeaks Documentary Soundtrack

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is a new documentary about the genesis of Julian Assange’s website and soldier Bradley Manning‘s controversial document dump, which exposed U.S. security secrets on WikiLeaks.

Today, Mashable is offering an advance stream of the dramatic soundtrack to the film, featuring music by Brooklyn artist collective Fall On Your Sword

The film was directed by Alex Gibney, who won Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards in 2007 for Taxi to the Dark Side. The documentary on WikiLeaks premiered at Sundance earlier this year and releases to the public on May 24 Read more…

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Search Warrant Reveals How Feds Got Reporter’s Gmails

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation was granted a search warrant in 2010 for a reporter’s Gmail account without his knowledge in relation to a leak investigation, it was revealed Monday. The warrant shows how investigators compel Google and similar companies to provide access to user data.

The Washington Post first broke the news that Fox News reporter James Rosen was under Justice Department investigation for violating the Espionage Act following his June 2009 report that North Korea was planning to respond to United Nations sanctions with increased nuclear tests.

An FBI warrant for Rosen’s Gmail account posted by Politico’s Josh Gerstein reveals investigators were granted the warrant after an investigation of former State Department employee Stephen Jin-Woo Kim suggested Kim was Rosen’s source for the North Korea story. Investigators made that conclusion following an analysis of Kim’s phone records, emails allegedly exchanged with Rosen and two face-to-face interviews with Kim. Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active looks like the Ferrari of smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active looks like the Ferrari of smartphones

Just hours after benchmark results supposedly revealed some of the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, images have appeared online claiming to show the rugged handset in all its glory.

The shots were picked up by GSMArena via a tipster, and the smartphone in question is said to be the dust- and water-proof Samsung Galaxy S4 variant.

While the Galaxy S4 Active appears to keep the rough form factor of its brother, there are some notable discrepancies – the first of which is that Ferrari red finish which will certainly make it stand out from the crowd.

There’s a more industrial look to the handset with four large rivets in each corner on the back of the device, and there’s clearly a plastic flap to cover the charging port at the base of the S4 Active to keep out that pesky water.

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Move round the front and you’ll find Samsung has employed three chunky buttons which appear to be made out of rubber and while they’ll work in the rain, unlike their touch counterparts, they do make the phone look a little toyish.

Buttons aside, if this is the real deal – and to be fair it looks pretty likely – the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is set to be a relatively attractive smartphone.

Details which accompanied the photos suggest it will sport a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 5-inch full HD display and an 8MP rear camera – a downgrade from the 13MP option on the S4.

According to the tipster the Galaxy S4 Active has already been showcased in Croatia, but we’re still awaiting an official announcement from Samsung.

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