Google files free speech challenge to FISA gag orders, renews criticism of Guardian

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Google(s goog) has asked a secret Washington court to declare that it has a right under the First Amendment to disclose the number of security letters it receives under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Such letters, which the government uses to obtain phone and internet data about foreign nationals, are currently subject to an automatic gag order that forbids companies from disclosing their very existence.

On Tuesday, Google said it is filing a petition to the secret court, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The petition, embedded below, notes that the search giant has already received information from the FBI to publish the number of so-called National Security Letters it receives — these are similar to FISA letters but cover US citizens.

The Google petition comes as a brouhaha continues to rage over the revelation of secret government programs, such as PRISM, that collect meta-data on phone and internet users.

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Interesting Facts About Google And Its Funny

Interesting Facts About Google

Do a barrel roll
do a barrel roll
Google — Search the keyword without any quotes for funny result — Do a barrel roll

Tilt or Askew
Tilt or Askew
Google Search the keyword without any quotes for funny result — Tilt or Askew

Google Sphere
Google Sphere
Click Here
Search the any keyword without any quotes for funny result

Google Gravity
Google Gravity
Click Here Search the any keyword without any quotes for funny result

Google Doodles

PAC-MAN
PAC-MAN
Click And Play

Les Paul
Les Paul
Click And Play

Little Nemo in Slumberland
Little Nemo in Slumberland
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Jim Henson’s 75th Birthday
Jim Henson's 75th Birthda
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122nd Birthday of Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
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Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
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Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday
Alan Turing's 100th Birthday
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Robert Moog’s 78th Birthday
Robert Moog's 78th Birthday
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Olympics Google Doodles

Slalom Canoe 2012
Slalom Canoe 2012
Play Game

Soccer 2012
Soccer 2012
Play Game

Basketball 2012
basket
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Hurdles 2012
Hurdles 2012
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YouTube shuts down its YouTube Create program for partner apps

YouTube shuts down its YouTube Create program for partner apps

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YouTube (s GOOG) is shutting down YouTube Create at the end of this month, ending what was supposed to be a promotion of both the YouTube API and third-party apps taking advantage of it. YouTube Create was launched some 18 months ago as a showcase for third-party video editors like WeVideo, Vibop and Magisto. Here’s how YouTube described Create at launch:

“The idea is simple. The third-party application runs in an HTML iframe on YouTube. The user creates a video with the application, and then the application uploads the video to YouTube for the user to watch and share.”

However, it looks like Create never got all that much traction, which is why YouTube is now shutting the showcase down on January 31. Apps featured on Create will still be able to make use of the YouTube API after that date, which allows them to essentially operate as external…

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Apple’s Siri coming to 2013 Honda Accord

Apple’s Siri coming to 2013 Honda Accord & 2 Acura models

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Chevy is no longer the only car brand with announced plans to bring Apple’s Siri(s AAPL) voice assistant to new car models. On Wednesday, Honda announced that its 2013 edition of the Accord will be enabled with Siri Eyes Free mode, along with the Acura RDX and Acura ILX.

Honda called Siri Eyes Free an “in-vehicle tool that will help meet the connectivity and convenience needs of its customers in a responsible manner” in a press release. Siri’s Eyes Free mode is available to drivers who own an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 running iOS 6. It’s meant to let drivers interact with their iPhone while keeping their focus on the road. With Eyes Free drivers can make hands-free calls, send texts, listen to messages, make and find calendar appointments and select songs to play. Honda will integrate its Bluetooth HandsFree Link in-car software with Siri.

Apple first announced its intention 

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Why Opera’s lightweight Mini browser is more popular than ever

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Back in the early days of the internet-capable mobile phone – and by this I mean 2006, the pre-iPhone(s aapl) era – Opera Mini came out, and it was the best way to surf the web from such a device. The browser uses server-side compression to squeeze data by up to 90 percent, so it meant faster page loads and less data usage.

That was then, this is now. But it turns out the popularity of Opera Mini is still growing like mad – in fact, last December saw the biggest month-on-month growth for the tiny browser in its history, up 6.3 percent from 195.5 million to 207.8 million users. The Mini servers handled more than 143 billion pages and compressed more than 12 petabytes of data during the month. What gives?

Opera Mini growth chart
The answer is a bit of a mixed bag. Firstly, the big growth in mobile internet usage these…

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Top 5 Microorganism Videos of 2012

A microorganism video could be a visual treat that gains mass quality on the net through technological viva-voice spreading via social media, websites, e-mails, etc. These videos square measure a method to unfold concepts, typically public humour for comic relief or to promote a product. Here’s a compilation of the foremost microorganism videos of 2012

1. Kony

Joseph Kony could be a terrorist heading the LRA(Lord’s Resistance Army), a Ugandan guerilla cluster, accussed of the many crimes against humanity like abducent kids to coach as troopers or being oversubscribed as sex-slaves. The video Kony 2012, created by Invisible kids, Inc., dropped at lightweight the brutality of Kony and his organisation. The aim of this video was to instigate the capture of Kony. several celebrities additionally Lent their voice to the present cause like Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey.

2. Gangnam Style

Psy may be a South Korean rapper, musician and dancer WHO primarily shot to fame nearly long with ‘Gangnam Style’. it’s largely him doing associate completely ridiculous, singular dance move throughout the video to a hypnotic techno track encircled by horses, a diversion child, stunning girls, a carousel, commuters and previous folks. The video even hold a Guinness record for many Youtube likes. t’s a mystery what you’ll credit the video’s success to however some may say his dance moves and swag count.

3. Dumb Ways to Die

Dumb ways that to Die could be a humorous infective agent video free within the interest of public safety for the Australian railway line, by designer general Frost. it’s associate degree associate degreeimation on the various dumb ways that to die (obviously!) with an inclusion on however being killed by a railway line train is one amongst them. The simplicity and comic issue of the video lends it it’s quality among the plenty

4. Catch the Ice Dude

As much as we tend to hate to fancy from another’s humiliation, it’s usually an honest supply of diversion as is that this video. This German diver did not quite go down in a very splash and will be scarred from his debacle however his friends thought to worsen his state of affairs by recording and golf stroke his entire ordeal on-line. This video offers masses laughs and caution for anyone UN agency is fascinated by ice acrobatics.

5. Best Job

Procter and Gamble discharged an advert laudatory mother’s worldwide before the London athletics. The video options mothers from everywhere the globe sharing their journeys on raising their young Olympians. It plays on sentimentalism and piggybacking on the new topic at the time – The athletics.