Thursday, June 19, 2008

Democrats Cave To Telecom Immunity Request

"WASHINGTON -- After more than a year of partisan acrimony over government surveillance powers, Democratic and Republican leaders have agreed to a bipartisan deal that would be the most sweeping rewrite of spy powers in three decades. The House is likely to vote on the measure Friday, House aides said.

Removing the final barrier to action on the measure, which has been hashed out in recent weeks by senior lawmakers in both parties, House Democratic leaders decided to allow a vote on the bill, despite the opposition of many in their party.

The new agreement broadens the authority to spy ..."

Source: Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3 Download Day

Today is the day to download Mozilla Firefox 3, the newest version of the popular web browser. Mozilla is going for a world record on the number of downloads on in a single day.

Download Day 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Supreme Court strikes down Military Commissions Act of 2006

"WASHINGTON - In a stinging rebuke to President Bush's anti-terror policies, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign detainees held for years at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have the right to appeal to U.S. civilian courts to challenge their indefinite imprisonment without charges."

Source: Yahoo News