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This is pretty long list but you will find useful websites here

http://www.screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
http://www.ctrlq.org/screenshots – capture screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
http://www.goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into OR cod..
http://www.unfurlr.com – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
http://www.qClock.com – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
http://www.copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
http://www.postpost.com – a better search engine for twitter.
http://www.lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
http://www.iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
http://www.office.com – download templates, clip-art and images for your Office documents.
http://www.followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
http://www.jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
http://www.wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching.
http://www.printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
http://www.joliprint.com – reformats news articles and bldg content as a newspaper. /closed since 1/4/2013
http://www.ctrql.org/rss – a search engine for RSS feeds.
http://www.e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
http://www.coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to he, traffic, try accessing it through coral CON.
http://www.random.org – pick random numbers, flip wins, and more.
http://www.pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
http://www.viewer.zoho.com – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser.
http://www.tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
http://www.ctrlq.org/dictation – online voice recognition in the browser
http://www.scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
http://www.spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
http://www.sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any Product
http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
http://www.google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
http://www.regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more RIF tools.
http://www.livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
http://www.iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
http://www.homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
http://www.join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
http://www.onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
http://www.flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
http://www.wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
http://www.hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
http://www.polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
http://www.marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
http://www.typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
http://www.whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
http://www.everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
http://www.gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
http://www.noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
http://www.imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Tall, etc. from one place.
http://www.translee.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
http://www.kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
http://www.similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
http://www.wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
http://www.bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
http://www.color.adobe.com – get colour ideas, also extract colours from photographs.
http://www.liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly. /no longer available
http://www.lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
http://www.midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
http://www.bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
http://www.faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
http://www.feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
http://www.ge.tt – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
http://www.plustransfer.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
http://www.tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
http://www.privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
http://www.boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
http://www.chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause.
http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favourite website is offline or not?
http://www.ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
http://www.whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
http://www.google.com/history – found something on Google but can’t remember it now?
http://www.aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online.
http://www.disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
http://www.urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slang and informal words.
http://www.seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight
http://www.sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free.
http://www.zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
http://www.scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
http://www.alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
http://www.picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
http://www.formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
http://www.sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
http://www.snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
http://www.typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
http://www.mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
http://www.timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
http://www.stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
http://www.safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
http://www.teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
http://www.deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
http://www.minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
http://www.youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
http://www.youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favourite artist. /?
http://www.talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
http://www.pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
http://www.builtwith.com – find the technology stack of any website.
http://www.woorank.com – research a website from the SEC perspective.
http://www.mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
http://www.radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
http://www.tagmydoc.com – add OR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
http://www.notes.io – the easiest way to mite short text notes in the browser.
http://www.ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
http://www.fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
http://www.otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
http://www.ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I find this extremely humorous.
How many guys have not lied about their weight etc. when they date a person or even chat online? This is soooo ridiculous that makes me wonder if US is actually so safe that they have absolutely nothing else to go after than lying dudes or gals who are looking for a partner.

And this is from a country who’s leaders lied repeatedly in order to justify their illegal attack against Iraq. None of those guys EVER got in to trouble for trouble, it is FUCKED up isn’t it?
DOJ: Lying on Match.com needs to be a crime | Privacy Inc. – CNET News.

DOJ: Lying on Match.com needs to be a crime


The U.S. Department of Justice is defending computer hacking laws that make it a crime to use a fake name on Facebook or lie about your weight in an online dating profile at a site like Match.com.

In a statement obtained by CNET that’s scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, the Justice Department argues that it must be able to prosecute violations of Web sites’ often-ignored, always-unintelligible “terms of service” policies.

The law must allow “prosecutions based upon a violation of terms of service or similar contractual agreement with an employer or provider,” Richard Downing, the Justice Department’s deputy computer crime chief, will tell the U.S. Congress tomorrow.

Scaling back that law “would make it difficult or impossible to deter and address serious insider threats through prosecution,” and jeopardize prosecutions involving identity theft, misuse of government databases, and privacy invasions, according to Downing.

The law in question, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, has been used by the Justice Department to prosecute a woman, Lori Drew, who used a fake MySpace account to verbally attack a 13-year old girl who then committed suicide. Because MySpace’s terms of service prohibit impersonation, Drew was convicted of violating the CFAA. Her conviction was later thrown out.

What makes this possible is a section of the CFAA that was never intended to be used that way: a general-purpose prohibition on any computer-based act that “exceeds authorized access.” To the Justice Department, this means that a Web site’s terms of service define what’s “authorized” or not, and ignoring them can turn you into a felon.

On the other hand, because millions of Americans likely violate terms of service agreements every day, you’d have a lot of company.

A letter (PDF) sent to the Senate in August by a left-right coalition including the ACLU, Americans for Tax Reform, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and FreedomWorks warns of precisely that. “If a person assumes a fictitious identity at a party, there is no federal crime,” the letter says. “Yet if they assume that same identity on a social network that prohibits pseudonyms, there may again be a CFAA violation. This is a gross misuse of the law.”

Orin Kerr, a former Justice Department computer crime prosecutor who’s now a professor of law at George Washington University, says the government’s arguments are weak.

Kerr, who is also testifying tomorrow before a House Judiciary subcommittee, told CNET today that:

The Justice Department claims to have an interest in enforcing Terms of Use and computer use policies under the CFAA, but its examples mostly consist of cases in which the conduct described has already been criminalized by statutes other than the CFAA. Further, my proposed statutory fix (see the second proposal in my testimony) would preserve the government’s ability to prosecute the remaining cases DOJ mentions while not raising the civil liberties problems of the current statute.

Kerr’s testimony gives other examples of terms of service violations that would become criminal. Google says you can’t use its services if “you are not of legal age to form a binding contract,” which implies that millions of teenagers would be unindicted criminals. Match.com, meanwhile, says you can’t lie about your age, criminalizing the profile of anyone not a model of probity.

“I do not see any serious argument why such conduct should be criminal,” Kerr says.

The Justice Department disagrees. In fact, as part of a broader push to rewrite cybersecurity laws, the White House has proposed (PDF) broadening, not limiting, CFAA’s reach.

Stewart Baker, an attorney at Steptoe and Johnson who was previously a Homeland Security assistant secretary and general counsel at the National Security Agency, has suggested that the administration’s proposals to expand CFAA are Draconian. Uploading copyrighted YouTube videos twice “becomes a pattern of racketeering,” with even more severe criminal penalties, “at least if Justice gets its way,” Baker wrote.

In a kind of pre-emptive attack against Kerr’s proposed fixes, the Justice Department’s Downing says the CFAA properly criminalizes “improper” online activities.

“Businesses should have confidence that they can allow customers to access certain information on the business’s servers, such as information about their own orders and customer information, but that customers who intentionally exceed those limitations and obtain access to the business’s proprietary information and the information of other customers can be prosecuted,” Downing’s prepared remarks say.

I remember when the green movement of Iran started, the whole world was condemning the Islamic Republic of Iran’s putting activists behind bars because they did exactly what these kids did in England.
And this is OK? Really? Do I smell double standards here?

UK police arrests 10 more over Facebook posts inciting riots | ZDNet

UK police arrests 10 more over Facebook posts inciting riots

By Emil Protalinski | August 11, 2011, 11:05am PDT

Summary: 10 more men have been arrested in connection with messages they posted on Facebook allegedly encouraging people to riot in the UK.

Scotland Yard vowed to track down and arrest protesters who posted “really inflammatory, inaccurate” messages on Facebook, but it didn’t stop at just two people. While two teenagers were arrested this week in connection with messages posted on Facebook allegedly encouraging people to start rioting, 10 more have now joined them, according to the BBC.

Two are from St Leonards-on-Sea. 27-year-old Nathan Sinden, who is alleged to have posted Facebook messages encouraging criminal damage and burglary, has been remanded in custody. Arrested on Wednesday, he appeared before Hastings Magistrates’ Court this morning. An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill. He has been freed on police bail until August 22.

Two men from Lancashire have been charged after allegedly posting messages encouraging disorder on Facebook. 25-year-old Christopher Schofield and 19-year-old Warren Calvert have been charged with intentionally encouraging or assisting in the commission of an either way offence, believing it would be committed. Schofield was bailed to appear before Burnley Magistrates’ Court on August 15 and Calvert is due at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court on August 25.

Cheshire police say a 24-year-old man from Runcorn, a 22-year-old man from Warrington, and a 16-year-old boy from Macclesfield were also arrested on Wednesday and remanded in custody. The three will appear before magistrates today, accused of inciting public disorder through postings on Facebook and other social networks.

In Guernsey, three men were accused of misusing Facebook. They were charged and bailed for allegedly trying to use the social network to incite a riot, which is an offence under the island’s telecommunications law.

The best rip off the disgraceful media coverage in the US was on the Comedy Central!

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Anders Breivik: the story no one wanted to tell | News & Politics | News & Comment | The First Post.

Anders Breivik: the story no one wanted to tell

Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Stoere

Robert Fox: An Islamist plot was so much more convenient for today’s narcissistic media

LAST UPDATED 7:52 AM, JULY 27, 2011

From the first, the British media, the broadcasters in particular, have had a great deal of difficulty in reporting the foreground and the background to Anders Behring Breivik’s mass murder spree in Oslo and Utoya island last Friday.

Even on the hard news bulletins, they rushed to judgment before fully and forensically investigating the facts.

By chance, on Friday night I had been invited to do the two newspaper reviews on Sky News. The full extent of the carnage caused by the bombing in the centre of Oslo and out on the island was only just becoming known from reports on the ground.

But still the questions were who and why? Only at around midnight was the name of the prime suspect, Breivik, announced. But already the news channels were full of speculation as to what had happened.

For several hours the tide was following in favour of some further outrage by Islamist militants, branches of al-Qaeda even, as if Osama bin Laden’s spectre had risen from his watery grave. ‘Norway’s 9/11’ barked the headline on the Sun‘s first edition.

It seemed that commentators started shifting from the Islamist theme with the greatest reluctance.

My co-reviewer of the papers at 10.30 pm that night on Sky, the Republican commentator and law professor Colleen Graffy, a former member of the George W Bush administration, even suggested that the fact that the perpetrator was a “blonde Norwegian male” – the only description we had at the time – could mean that the Islamist terrorists had moved to “a new level” by now recruiting native Norwegians.

Then, gingerly, the narrative of the right-wing loner, who liked to dress up in strange uniforms, began to emerge. As the world’s television crews lumbered into Norway, the anchormen and women back home struggled. The BBC, radio and television, hedged their bets.

BBC Radio News bulletins reported a behavioural psychologist saying that the suspect was not mad, as he was talking coherently and had not killed himself – which is what most perpetrators of shooting sprees, especially against children, usually do.

The more this claim for the murder’s sanity was broadcast, the more bizarre it sounded – a piece of explaining away, rather than serious analysis. It was almost as if by modern psychiatric standards, to say nothing of basic social ethics, it was quite understandable to try to blow up Norway’s prime minister in central Oslo and then try to wipe out a teenage holiday camp.

On Monday, Sam Leith in the Evening Standard wrote that Breivik was a mad loner and there was no politics to speak of in what he did and aimed to do. More judicious and nearer the mark was Roger Cohen in the International Herald Tribune yesterday. At one level, he wrote, Breivik appears “a particularly murderous psychotic loner”, but, on the other hand, his violence was brewed in “a specific European environment” which is also manifest in the USA.

In other words there are the elements of the deranged loner, but his motives, programmes and legacy are set in a deep social and political context.

There is much in common in the story so far with the incidents at Ruby Ridge in Idaho, 1992, the destruction of the Waco commune in 1993, the Aum Shinrikyo Tokyo underground attack of 1995, and the Oklahoma FBI building bombing that April.

The narratives of all these fed into each other. They were celebrated in underground ballads and manifestos, and their perpetrators became heroes to that audience. The figure of Anders Behring Breivik is sure to be installed in this black Valhalla of extremist anti-heroes, if isn’t already.

So why can’t much of mainstream media tackle this story of our time, the insane act of violence, and the context in which it is set?

First because it is too complex for most broadcast news outfits, whose coin is the 30-second sound-bite, the YouTube blurred image, marinated with instant judgment from the studio, preferably in under a minute. Second, this is a tale of Narcissus – a narcissistic killer reflected in the mirror of a narcissistic media, where performance takes precedence over cool exposition and analysis.

Thus we have the thundering clichés – “Norway losing its innocence” and “this tranquil and most peaceful of all communities”.

The truth is Norway, like Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, still has the traumas of the past to contend with – the shadow of Nazi occupation, collaboration and resistance – as well as the huge recent changes in society, including the sudden impact of new immigration and the new political Islam.

It is also, as Roger Cohen points out, part of the story of western ‘declinism’ – my word not his – that the steam is running out of our once prosperous economy and society.

This has been reported brilliantly by the band of writers known collectively as ‘Scandinavia Noir’ – of which the most celebrated are Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankel, Jo Nesbo and Karin Fossum.

Larsson and Nesbo plied their trade initially as investigative reporters, and the Breivik story could be almost be the plot line of any one of their stories.

The opening chapter of Mankel’s latest and last Inspector Kurt Wallender novel ends with a prescient paragraph. Curiously, it refers to the murder of the prime minister Olof Palme, but it applies just as well to Oslo and our Europe today.

“So it all began with a fit of rage. This story about the realities of politics, this journey into the swamps where truth and lies are indistinguishable and nothing is clear.”