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Why Freedom of Thought Requires Free Media and Why Free Media Require Free Technologyview story

http://youtu.be – Media that spy on and data-mine the public are capable of destroying humanity's most precious freedom: freedom of thought. Ensuring that media remain structured to support rather than suppress individual freedom and civic virtue requires us to achieve specific free technology and free culture goals. (IT news)

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European Court of Justice To Outlaw Internet Filtering; Esp. For Copyright Enforcementview story

http://falkvinge.net – European Court of Justice gave a preliminary opinion that will have far-reaching implications in the fight against overaggressive copyright monopoly abusers. It is not a final verdict, but the advocate general’s position; the Court generally follows this. The Advocate Generals says that no ISP can be required to filter the Internet, and particularly not to enforce the copyright monopoly. (IT news)

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Avoid the pitfalls of the JavaScript Trap on GMailview story

http://www.fsf.org – Today we're launching the first in a series of features on how to use common websites without using proprietary JavaScript. You may not be aware of the dangers of JavaScript -- a problem we've deemed The JavaScript Trap -- proprietary software running on your computer, inside your web browser. The focus of our first feature is Google's GMail service. (Software)

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Khronos Releases Final WebGL 1.0 Specificationview story

http://www.khronos.org – The Khronos Group today released the final WebGL 1.0 specification to enable hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in HTML5 Web browsers without the need for plug-ins. WebGL defines a JavaScript binding to OpenGL ES 2.0 to allow rich 3D graphics within a browser on any platform supporting the industry-standard OpenGL or OpenGL ES graphics APIs. (IT news)