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Thursday, 04 July 2013 14:25

Google Reader officially shut down


Google does not like RSS. The reasons can speculate, but one of the most likely ones is that by reading the articles in this way user can avoid commercials. Officially, the company claimed that the reason for shutting down Reader is decreased use of the service. Whatever the reasons lay behind this decision, according to many, the best RSS reader ever found found his spot on the "spring cleaning" list.

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Thursday, 14 March 2013 22:11

Google shuts down Google Reader


Users of Google Reader, which is an online RSS (Really Simple Syndication) news reader, received the message that the service will stop working on first of July this year. This is part of Google's announced spring cleaning, even though people did not expect that the Reader will be the victim of it.

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After Anonymous pulled their support from WikiLeaks many thought the group would drift off into obscurity. After all, many in the press still think that Anonymous was formed after WikiLeaks started, so why not have that misguided opinion. The reality is that Anonymous existed long before WikiLeaks, and will continue to exist when WikiLeaks is a long forgotten memory. The collective (there is no leader despite what you might here from other media sources) has matured in many ways though, and does not appear to be hell-bent on hitting every single site that annoys them anymore. At least that is what we are seeing: there will always be members who will lash out or simply try to hack a site for the fun of it, but the collective has calmed for the most part.

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Scientists from the U.S. and from around the world went into an internet campaign on Twitter posting links to PDF files of scientific research in honor of the late Aaron Swartz who believed that access to such data should be free for all. Swartz was faced with a lawsuit because of his attempts to share scientific papers from JSTOR's. The lawsuit was $4 million in fines and 50 years in prison for allegedly "stealing" from a database, but in fact he had the legal right to access those papers.

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