Liens aggrégés de avril 2010

World War II Veterans Must Pay To Sing War Songs | TorrentFreak

Veterans of World War II who sang war songs at a free concert last year have now been told that they must pay fees to copyright holders. A collections society says they are owed money since the veterans sang the songs in public. The controversy has prompted an announcement in Russia%u2019s parliament.

Facebook: 5 Privacy Settings You Must Tweak Now - PCWorld

Privacy has long been a thorny issue for Facebook: Three years ago, the social networking site unveiled its Beacon advertising project, which resulted in a class-action lawsuit. December's privacy changes aimed at encouraging users to share more information publicly evoked plenty of criticism. And this week at Facebook's f8 conference, Facebook announced even more changes that affect users' privacy.


For Jerusalem, a response to Elie Wiesel By Yossi Sarid For Jerusalem’s sake I, like you, will not rest. With great interest I read the beautiful open letter you penned to the U.S. president that appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and International Herald Tribune on Friday, and which will appear in the New York Times today. From it I learned that you know much about heavenly Jerusalem, but less so about its counterpart here on earth.


One obvious question I have not seen asked anywhere: On what past occasions has it been necessary to ground aircraft because of volcanic ash? Given that at any time, volcanos are erupting around the globe, sometimes in populated areas, how come the current situation has not been reported previously? If anyone can cite a past news report of such an event, I'd like to see it. Kissinger Effectively Gave Go-Ahead for Terrorist Attack on US Soil in 1976

Professor of political science at Long Island University and chief expert on Operation Condor, J. Patrice McSherry, sums up U.S. involvement in the series of assassinations as follows: %u201CU.S. military and intelligence officials supported and collaborated with Condor as a secret partner or sponsor.%u201D That indeed seems to be the case. Not only does the Anglo-American establishment sponsor terrorist attacks abroad, it apparently does not shy away from allowing them to proceed within the U.S.

Digital economy bill rushed through wash-up in late night session | Technology |

The government forced through the controversial digital economy bill with the aid of the Conservative party last night, attaining a crucial third reading – which means it will get royal assent and become law – after just two hours of debate in the Commons.

George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent'

Colonel Wilkerson, a long-time critic of the Bush Administration’s approach to counter-terrorism and the war in Iraq, claimed that the majority of detainees — children as young as 12 and men as old as 93, he said — never saw a US soldier when they were captured. He said that many were turned over by Afghans and Pakistanis for up to $5,000. Little or no evidence was produced as to why they had been taken.