Book Club: A Storm of Swords Sansa V and Jaime VII

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With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show! Read the rest

NYPD gathering evidence in Brooklyn Bridge flag prank

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Police in New York City are said to be examining some 18,000 license plate numbers, looking through social media, poring over cell phone communications, and possibly collecting DNA in an investigation into who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge late at night to plant two bleached-white American flags. Read the rest

Spain pushes for ‘Google tax’ to restrict linking. Could it kill Twitter and Facebook there, too?

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"Linking is not a crime!," say those opposed to Spain's proposed "Google tax."

“Linking is not a crime!,” say those opposed to Spain’s proposed “Google tax.”

Marilín Gonzalo, an Argentinian blogger and journalist living in Spain, writes in with news about “a terrible bill the Spanish government passed in Congress last week.” Read the rest

Justice Department orders secrecy for files of anti-Iran advocacy group

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United Against Nuclear Iran's website.

United Against Nuclear Iran’s website.

The US administration “committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government” went to court to keep secret the files of a powerful anti-Iran lobbying group, arguing that the group’s documents probably contain “information the government does not want disclosed.” The Justice Department has ordered in favor of the White House argument, and the group’s files will be protected. Read the rest

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