30th November 1965 – Unsafe at Any Speed hits bookstores

30th November 1965 - Unsafe at Any Speed hits bookstores

32-year-old lawyer Ralph Nader publishes the muckraking book Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile. The book became a best-seller right away. It also prompted the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, seat-belt laws in 49 states (all but New Hampshire) and a number of other road-safety initiatives.

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Copyright Industry Still Doesn’t Understand This Fight Isn’t About Money, But Liberty

Copyright Industry Still Doesn't Understand This Fight Isn't About Money, But Liberty

With a lot of people streaming music and video from services such as Spotify, Pandora and Netflix, torrenting is less of a visible conflict than ten years ago. But similar fights continue in the shape of net neutrality and privacy, with the same values: it was never about the money.

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Swedish court: ‘We cannot ban Pirate Bay’

Swedish court: 'We cannot ban Pirate Bay'

After considering the case for almost a month, the District Court of Stockholm ruled that copyright holders could not make Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget block Pirate Bay. The court found that Bredbandsbolaget's operations do not amount to participation in the copyright infringement offences carried out by some of its 'pirate' subscribers. Pirate Bay is blocked by many European ISPs but anti-piracy outfits have always hoped that one day the notorious site would be restricted in Sweden.

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Udemy faces criticism for profiting from pirated online courses

Udemy faces criticism for profiting from pirated online courses

Udemy, an online learning service, has come under criticism for selling pirated courses. The controversy began this week, when security specialist Troy Hunt discovered that one of his courses on ethical hacking was available on Udemy under another author's name. As The Next Web reports, the video had been edited to remove Hunt's introduction at the beginning, but was otherwise unchanged from the version available on Pluralsight, the video's copyright holder.

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Tesla wants to make fully self-driving cars happen way ahead of schedule

Tesla wants to make fully self-driving cars happen way ahead of schedule

A week and a half ago, we learned that Tesla is on a quest to hire more engineers to accelerate the development of its self-driving car technologies. Tesla was already no slouch in the autonomous-vehicle world, having released its Autopilot feature into the wild just over a month ago. We sampled Autopilot as soon as it hit the streets and were quite impressed, to put it mildly.

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By infusing H2O with ultrasonic bubbles, StarStream gives tap water incredible cleaning power

By infusing H2O with ultrasonic bubbles, StarStream gives tap water incredible cleaning power

What if you could wash your hands thoroughly and effectively with nothing more than cold water? What if you could clean countertops, floors, or even medical tools without using any harsh chemicals? how crazy would that be A new device called StarStream creates a whole new kind of cleaning solution by combining ultrasound waves and bubbles with regular cold water. Using a single nozzle, StarStream can load any liquid with ultrasonic cleaning bubbles…

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One of the Largest Hacks Yet Exposes Data on Hundreds of Thousands of Kids

One of the Largest Hacks Yet Exposes Data on Hundreds of Thousands of Kids

The personal information of almost 5 million parents and more than 200,000 kids was exposed earlier this month after a hacker broke into the servers of a Chinese company that sells kids toys and gadgets, Motherboard has learned. The hacked data includes names, email addresses, passwords, and home addresses of 4,833,678 parents who have bought products sold by VTech, which has almost $2 billion in revenue. The dump also includes the first names…

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