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Comment Re:Ummmm, read the ENTIRE story (Score 1) 357

> please show me where in the constitution it says journalists are immune from prosecution

Straw man much? Nobody said that.

> also show me where it defines what a journalist is, and how a journalist is different from any other citizen

Show me where there is any evidence that she was acting in any capacity other than to report what was going on?

Submission + - Filmmaker Arrested At Pipeline Protest Facing 45 Years In Felony Charges (

walterbyrd writes: The lengths that the oil industry, and their puppet politicians, will go to suppress information is amazing. 45 years is way more than most people get for murder.

Deia Schlosberg, the producer of the upcoming documentary “How to Let Go of the World and Love All Things Climate Can’t Change,” was detained while filming a protest against TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota. Activists at the event, associated with the group Climate Direct Action, shut down the pipeline, which carries oil from Canadian tar sands to the U.S, for about seven hours.

Submission + - AT&T (T) to Unveil ECOMP in Open Source Industry in 1Q17 (

walterbyrd writes: U.S. telecom giant AT&T Inc. T is moving ahead with plans to introduce its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) virtualization platform in the open source industry in the first quarter of 2017. In relation to this, the company announced that it will release all 8.5 million lines of code for ECOMP. AT&T further claims that it has plans to standardize ECOMP as one of the best automated platforms for managing virtual network functions and other software-centric network operations in the telecom industry.

Meanwhile, AT&T also moved ahead to release ECOMP as an open source software in collaboration with the Linux Foundation.

Submission + - Is google manipulating search results to influence election?

walterbyrd writes: New article on "Frontpagemag" : HOW GOOGLE IS STEERING USERS AWAY FROM CLINTON HEALTH WOES. This issue has come up before. Last June snopes denied this was happening. But this undated article by on wikileaks seems to support the idea that Google has been manipulating search results. A lot of people on twitter have compared search results from the three major search engines, and seem to feel that Google is manipulating results. Would be interested to know if people on slashdot have any thoughts about this.

Submission + - Google Fiber reportedly told to cut half its staff to offset subscriber shortfal (

walterbyrd writes: Alphabet CEO Larry Page is not happy with the speed of Google Fiber's rollout and last month told the unit's chief Craig Barratt to halve the unit's headcount to 500 and cut costs, sources told The Information.
Yet for all the costs sunk into Google Fiber, the service only had around 200,000 subscribers by the end of 2014, according to The Information, a figure that is well short of the five million hoped for within five years.

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