TGTM News #103 9/8/2013

In this episode, I shut down TGTM News as a general newscast, explaining why, and how come I will still be podcasting, and what the new format of the show will be next month

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Published: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:56:17 GMT

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TGTM News #102 8/25/2013

1) Jennifer Hoelzer's Insider's View Of The Administration's Response To NSA Surveillance Leaks 2) WikiLeaks Response to Manning Statement 3) Mumbo Jumbo 4) Stop-and-Frisk Ruling and Drug Sentencing Revamp Alter Criminal Justice Landscape 5) Mobile Rail Workers Win NLRB Election 6) Microsoft Uses DMCA To Block Many Links To Competing Open Office 7) Pirate Bay Releases ‘Pirate Browser’ to Thwart Censorship 8) Yet Another Newspaper Paywall Goes Bust: SF Chronicle Gives Up After Just Four Months 9) Google Fiber Continues Awful ISP Tradition of Banning “Servers” 10) Dotcom: Surveillance and Copyright Extremism Will Cost United States Dearly

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Published: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:17:42 GMT

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TGTM News #101 8/13/2013

1) What Should, and Should Not, Be in NSA Surveillance Reform Legislation 2) Pentagon’s Exiting Guantánamo Prison Architect Reverses Position on Detainee Policies 3) Russia’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Leads to Protests, Pushback, and a Reminder of Our Laws Here at Home 4) Amazon, WikiLeaks, the Washington Post and the CIA 5) Pay It Forward debt-free degree plan makes national debut as Oregon lawmakers tackle student debt crisis 6) Lavabit email service Snowden allegedly used shut down 7) Five-dimensional glass memory can store 360TB per disc, rugged enough to outlive the human race 8) US Government War On Hackers Backfires: Now Top Hackers Won't Work With US Government 9) Hollywood Keeps Censoring Pirate Bay Documentary, Director Outraged 10) DMCA Notices to Search Engines Won’t Mitigate Piracy, Tech Giants Say 11) Counting Servers is Hard

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Published: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:18:32 GMT

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TGTM News #100 7/7/2013

In this special episode of TGTM news I interview Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir. We discuss Ban Ki-moon's recent faux pas in Iceland's Parliment, Birgitta's hacking, her work in human rights and privacy, and whether or not Wikileaks is living up to it's original mandate. Click on show notes page for in-progress rush transcript, link to opus format file, and picture of Birgitta!

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Published: Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:47:35 GMT

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TGTM News #99 6/6/2013

1) Lawsuit Claims U.S. Muslim Tortured at Behest of FBI, State Dept. 2) Bradley Manning Accused Of Aiding [Classified Enemy] 3) Campaigns begin for fast-food employees, all Tacoma workers 4) Deafening Silence (abuse of sex workers in China) 5) Despite Horrific Repression, the U.S. Should Stay Out of Syria 6) Computer Hacker Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty in Stratfor Case 7) Pirate Bay Founder Denies Hacking Charges in Court 8) FBI Must Return Kim Dotcom’s Illegally Seized Property 9) EFF Launches Full-Court Press To Bust Podcasting Patent 10) NSA Hacking Unit Targets Computers Worldwide

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Published: Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:38:18 GMT

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TGTM News #98 5/20/2013

1) Statement of Lisa L Williams on Bradley Manning 2) Justice Department Subpoena of AP Journalists Shows Need to Protect Calling Records 3) Guest Columnist: Kelly Michaels (loosing child for being a sex worker) 4) Obama Must Set the Cuban Five Free 5) Harry Reid to RH Reality Check: Military Sexual Assault Reporting System Needs Fixing 6) “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Outfit Loses Company Status, Faces Penalties 7) Disappointing Unsealing Decision in Aaron Swartz Case 8) Interesting Move: Peter Sunde, Of The Pirate Bay and Flattr To Run For EU Parliament 9) Latest Middle East Cyber Attacks on U.S. Corporations Employ Sabotage 10) TV Networks Finally Discover Live Streaming; Still Get It Really, Really Wrong

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Published: Tue, 21 May 2013 00:30:52 GMT

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TGTM News #97 5/19/2013

1) A New Era for Worker Ownership, 5 Years in the Making 2) New York City May Let Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections 3) China's State-Run TV Uses Daily Show Clip To Demonize US, Viewers Point Out The Irony 4) "Part of the Transition to Socialism": Venezuela's Labour Law Comes into Effect 5) New York City Council Passes Sick-Pay Bill 6) Megaupload Asks Court to Dump The “Baseless” Criminal Case 7) Syrian Internet Goes Dark, Leaving Questions and Uncertainty 8) Update to Email Privacy Law Must Go Further 9) Why Private Torrent Sites Have Strict Copyright Enforcement Rules 10) Blogger Issues DMCA Notice To Take Down Posts Infringing His 'How To Infringe' Post 11) Making Best Use Of Staples New Recycled Ink Policy

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Published: Sun, 19 May 2013 17:51:31 GMT

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TGTM News #96 5/6/2013

1) GOP senators push bill to kill NLRB 2) Pirate Party Enters Iceland’s National Parliament After Historic Election Win 3) Obama Renews Guantánamo Closure Vow, Defends Force-Feeding 4) Challenge (Row vs Wade case on horizon for sex workers?) 5) Lean Socialist 6) Pirate Bay Founder on Trial Next Month Facing Societal Damage Claims 7) MPAA Executive Tampered With IFPI Evidence in Internet Piracy Case 8) EFF to Federal Judge: Don’t Let the DMCA be a Tool for Censorship 9) What Is TPP? Biggest Global Threat to the Internet Since ACTA 10) Hiawatha 9.1 has been released 11) News Flash - Debian "Wheezy" released

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Published: Tue, 07 May 2013 01:32:29 GMT

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TGTM News #95 4/16/2013

1) Storage Pits Leaking at Embattled Fukushima Nuclear Plant 2) Military Court Raises Burden for Manning Prosecutors; Internet, Phone Access Curbed 3) Guantanamo hunger strikers in lockdown after secret, pre-dawn cell raid 4) Wall Street Hides from Regulators in “Dark Pools” 5) Uruguay Adopts Same-Sex Marriage Law 6) New Pirate Bay Greenland Domains (About to be) Seized 7) File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says 8) Can Police Read Text Messages Without a Warrant? 9) Huffington Post Credits Internet Activists With "Major Victory" In Stopping Bad CFAA Bill, But Good Reforms Still Needed 10) Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

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Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 03:31:53 GMT

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TGTM News #94 4/9/2013

1) British Forces Recount Abuses at Secret U.S. Prison in Iraq 2) Election Campaigning Officially Begins in Venezuela, Micro-Missions Announced 3) The BRICS Bank and World Dominance: How Real Is This? 4) Star Tickets Worker Files Unfair Labor Charge 5) Fast food workers stage surprise strike in New York City 6) Judge Rules Reselling of Digital Music Is Copyright Infringement 7) Swedish Police Promise More Resources to Catch File-Sharers 8) The Pirate Bay Becomes #1 File-Sharing Site as Cyberlockers Collapse 9) FTC Awards $50,000 Prize For Ideas On Killing Robocalls 10) Can Commercial VPNs Really Protect Your Privacy?

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Published: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:26:59 GMT

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TGTM News #93 4/2/2013

1) BRICS Countries Plan New Development Bank in Challenge to U.S.-Dominated World Bank, IMF 2) Report: Official Promoted to Top CIA Post Linked to Black Sites, Destruction of Torture Tapes 3) Labor Law Loses Its Watchdog 4) Lt. Dan Choi Convicted for Dont Ask, Dont Tell Protest 5) U.S. Spent $3.7 Million on Ex-Presidents in 2012; George W. Bush the Most Costly 6) NATO Researchers: U.S.-Israeli Cyber-Attack on Iran Was Illegal Act of Force 7) Rather Than Fix The CFAA, House Judiciary Committee Planning To Make It Worse... Way Worse 8) BitTorrent ‘s Bram Cohen Patents Revolutionary Live Streaming Protocol 9) DOJ Misled Judges For Years About How It Was Using Stingray Devices To Spy On People 10) Government Can Keep Key Emails With Hollywood Lobbyists About Six Strikes Secret

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Published: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 02:19:49 GMT

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TGTM News #92 3/27/2013

1) Dutch Threat (anti sex-worker movement in The Netherlands) 2) Despite Supreme Court Decision, Obama Administration Insists GPS Tracking Doesn’t Require Warrant 3) Trial Opens for Challenge to NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Policy 4) Venezuela Suspends Dialogue with US 5) Socialism of the 21st Century Post-Chavez 6) Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards 7) Hacker Who Revealed AT&T Security Flaw Gets 3.5 Years in Prison 8) MIT And Aaron Swartz's Lawyers Argue Over Releasing Evidence 9) RapidShare Prepares to Mass Delete Free User Data Over 5GB 10) Will People Trust Google's New 'Note' Keeping Service After Reader Shutdown?

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Published: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:14:48 GMT

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TGTM News #91 3/22/2013

1) Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed 2) Too Big to Jail 3) Tragic Loss in Pakistan: Parveen Rehman Gunned Down 4) Contradictions and Conservatism Muddle Hopes for Change Under Jesuit Pope 5) Watershed 6) Finally, Some Limit to Electronic Searches at the Border 7) Google Takes the Dark Path, Censors AdBlock Plus on Android 8) Cyber-Attacks More of a Threat to U.S. Than al-Qaeda 9) Details Come Out On US Attorneys Withholding Evidence In Aaron Swartz Case 10) Kickstarter Projects That Don't Meet Their Goal Are Not 'Failures'; They Help People Avoid Failures

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Published: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:06:18 GMT

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TGTM News #90 3/10/2013

1) Kerry: U.S. Involved in Talks on Arming Rebels 2) Hugo Chavez, popular Venezuelan president, dies 3) Bradley Manning Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize As People Begin Realizing How Damaging His Case Is To A Free Press 4) Austerity cuts aren’t working, except for America’s top 1% 5) No Friend of Ours 6) U.S. Government Wins Appeal in Kim Dotcom Extradition Battle 7) The Pirate Bay ‘Moves’ to North Korea 8) Next Up for Big Brother: Recording and Transcribing Public Conversations 9) White House Supports Unlocking Phones -- But the Real Problem Runs Deeper 10) Firefox's new, smarter cookie policy is a privacy win for users

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Published: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:33:14 GMT

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TGTM News #89 2/7/2013

1) FBI Came to Investigate Wikileaks in Iceland 2) Anonymous Hacks DOJ Site in Retaliation for Aaron Swartz Case 3) Unexplained Blackout of Discussion of CIA Interrogation Centers at 9/11 Pre-Trial Hearing 4) Stealing workers’ pay is illegal, shouldn’t be a partisan issue 5) Report: Brennan Was Regularly Briefed on Torture Under Bush 6) Pirate Bay Founder Could Be Prosecuted For Hacking “Within a Month” 7) Is It Illegal To Unlock a Phone? The Situation is Better - and Worse - Than You Think 8) Anti-Piracy Group Already Demanding That Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Be Shut Down 9) TechCrunch Admits That Using Facebook Comments Drove Away Most Of Their Commenters 10) The 16th Century Religious Wars And Today’s Copyright Monopoly Wars Have More In Common Than You Think

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Published: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 03:23:21 GMT

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TGTM News #88 1/22/2013

1) Venezuelan Victim’s Association Opposes Pardon Requests for Perpetrators of 2002 Coup 2) Judge: U.S. Gov’t Must Prove Manning Knowingly Aided Al-Qaeda 3) Court Orders Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Explain Why it Exempted Indian Point Reactor from Fire Safety Regulations 4) A Good Year for Red Umbrellas: Advances in Sex Workers Rights in 2012 5) Paid sick days legislation would benefit public health, business 6) Free Speech Victory - Court Grants Preliminary Injunction in EFF's Prop 35 Suit 7) Canadian Court Refuses to Ship Megaupload Servers to the US 8) What to Do about Computer Crime Laws 9) Copyright “Strike” Systems Are Modern Witch Trials 10) Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an Extraordinary Hacker and Activist

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Published: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:44:41 GMT

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TGTM News #87 1/17/2013

1) New York Judge Rules Stop-and-Frisk of Bronx Residents Unconstitutional 2) Did John Brennan Create the Loopholes CIA Used to Help Spy on New Yorkers? 3) Executioner-in-Chief 4) Federal Court Gives Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner 10 Years in Prison 5) Violence Still Prevalent Despite Progress on LGBTI Rights in Latin America 6) Verizon’s “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled 7) RapidShare: Traffic and Piracy Dipped After New Business Model Kicked In 8) IBM Researcher Feeds Watson Supercomputer The 'Urban Dictionary'; Very Quickly Regrets It 9) ‘First’ Pirate Bay Server on Permanent Display in Computer Museum 10) The Flipside: Embracing Closed Gardens Like The Apple App Store Shows Just How Un-Free You Want To Be 11) (Emotional) in-depth look at Aaron Swartz suicide

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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:22:24 GMT

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TGTM News #86 1/8/2013

1) Obama to Sign "Fiscal Cliff" Bill After Weeks of Tense Talks 2) Swedish military reportedly shuts down pro-WikiLeaks transparency websites 3) Politicians Decry Fake Torture, Cover Up Real Torture 4) Washington’s minimum wage law sets standard for nation 5) Telephone Fraud, Corruption and One-Party Democracy in Cuba 6) U.S. and Russia Announce Online Piracy Crackdown Agreement 7) Government Attorneys Agree With EFF: New 'Counterterrorism' Database Rules Threaten Privacy of Every American 8) Apparently, Congress Isn't Actually Interested In Requiring A Warrant For Law Enforcement To Read Your Email 9) Megaupload: U.S. Deliberately Misled the Court with Unlawful Search Warrants 10) Vermont Supreme Court Allows Limits to Government Computer Search Power

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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:49:55 GMT

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TGTM News #85 12/20/2012

1) Chavez’s Farewell? 2) CIA Torture, Rendition Victim Wins Landmark European Court Case 3) Right-to-Work in Michigan Is About Politics, Not Economics 4) HSBC Hit with Fine for Helping Drug Cartels and Dictators; Executives Too Big to Jail 5) Calling on Congress: Time to Fix Copyright 6) ITU Boss In Denial: Claims Success, Misrepresents Final Treaty, As US, UK, Canada And Many More Refuse To Sign 7) Sony's New German Ebookstore Features Thousands Of DRM-Free Books 8) “Six Strikes” Scheme May Lead to Lawsuits Against Pirates 9) Microserver Market Heats up: Intel Atom S1200 (Centerton) Announcement 10) Verizon Determined to Expose BitTorrent Copyright Trolls

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Published: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:11:15 GMT

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