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Posted at 9:32 AM ET, 02/ 7/2011

Assange in court; digital land grabs; the full sun

By Melissa Bell
An Egyptian flag hangs on razor wire in a blocked street leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo. Despite talks between the opposition and the government, protesters remain in the square. (Emilio Morenatti/AP)

Tech news: The teenage spies among us

Thanks to the public walls of Facebook and Twitter, teenagers who want to hide their true feelings to the world are becoming masters of the art of steganography -- hiding one message inside another. Wired reports on the oblique ways teenagers hack language to maintain some degree of privacy in otherwise very public lives.


International news: Assange back in court

For the next two days, British eyes will be focused on the court where Julian Assange, dapperly dressed Monday and backed by celebrity supporters Bianca Jagger and Jemima Khan, is on trial in an extradition hearing over allegations of rape, molestation and unlawful coercion.


Tech news: .controversy, anyone?

A digital land grab will be heating up in the next few months, as the Web undergoes a dramatic domain change when new "top level domain" names will be made available. No longer will the Internet be constrained by .com, .info, .org or .gov. For the small price of $185,000, anyone can buy a top level domain name. But this raises all sorts of questions: who has the right to .love? What happens to .nazi? Which company is the real .amazon? The Post's Ian Shapira looks at the new online landscape of names.


Intergalactic news: The full sun

Two satellites, launched in 2006, have finally reached solar orbit in opposite directions from each other, meaning they are sending back images of the entire sun at one time. Here's the video from NASA:

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Re Assange, here's the bottom line: would he be guaranteed a fair trial outside the UK?

Is there reasonable doubt that he WOULDN'T?

Of course there is.

Thus, he shouldn't be extradited on this basis alone.

FYI, all the Wikileaks videos are on this hub:

Posted by: xeus333 | February 7, 2011 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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