08-06-13

Freedom of thoughts: U.S. Internet Spying

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June 7, 2013

The American federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night.

On 3.14.2012, America’s Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google…

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Jun 8, 2013 - Google: 'Internet spying threat to freedom'
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/internet/Google-Internet-spying-threat-to-freedom/articleshow/20489728.cms

10-05-13

In a free world anyone has the right to think what he wants

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Benedict de Spinoza was born on November 24, 1632 in a Jewish enclave in Amsterdam. When he was 23, his ideas about God, man's immortal soul, and free will (in reaction to the writings of René Descartes) caused his synagogue to excommunicate him. He published his masterpiece, Ethics, in 1677, making him a leader in rationalist thought, and paving the way to the Enlightenment period.