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Assange on thin ice at Wikileaks

 by John Moe // Posted: 09/07/10 11:01 AM

Julian Assange has long been the public face and chief spokesperson of Wikileaks. But a recent rape investigation has some in that organization urging him to step down, at least until the investigation is complete. Assange has said that the charges are a result of a Pentagon conspiracy to silence and discredit him. A member of the Icelandic parliament who is also a Wikileaks “organizer” (not sure what that means) is publicly asking him to step aside and says she doesn’t believe the conspiracy theory. An unnamed source supposedly within Wikileaks says, “Assange’s character flaws will eventually bring him down; unfortunately he will drag down Wikileaks with him.”

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What will we do with all this "white space"?

09/26/10 11:15 AM

There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.

On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.

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