Category Archives: in English

Nothing new in Bulgaria: independent media is under siege

Bulgaria is a member of the European Union for more than three years, but it still behaves sometimes as if it does not belong there. Here’s a recent, and most troubled example: On July 29 one of the leaders of … Continue reading

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Interesting development regarding sales of iPad in Israel

Just got this note, and know that people might be interested to see what’s going on in Israel: “Dr. Yehiel Shabi, the spokesman for Israel’s Ministry of Communications, issued the following statement: The Israeli Ministry of Communications supports importing and … Continue reading

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Europe 2020? Rather Europe 1980!

The European Commission has published its most important document. Europe 2020. However, after a lot of noise, and with minimum participation from European citizens (less than 500 responses, mainly from Spain, Poland, Germany, France and UK)*, the Barroso strategy Europe … Continue reading

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German Constitutional Court Decided on Data Retention in Germany

German Working Group on Data Retention (AK Vorrat) has published the following press release (and accompanying information). I copy it here, because the German Court decision is an important example of brilliant jurisprudence, and a great example what people can … Continue reading

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"Long Live"

I got this as an email from a friend: Veni, How they can manufacture a good bottle of beer at Kamenitza AD, Plovdiv, 95, Kapitan Raicho Str., and transport it several thousand miles and deliver it to Trade Fair on … Continue reading

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New Rules for Travel to the USA – for Visa Waiver Program countries

The United States has indicated that it will be stepping up enforcement of the requirements of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Travelers from VWP countries (see list below) may be denied boarding on flights to the United States if they … Continue reading

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USA: Cyberthreat – a big danger. What do the EU, China, Russia think?

Here’s part of the report by the US Director of National Intelligence, Dennis C. Blair, to the US Senate. I publish this part, because it is interesting to see asset of the situation by other countries, namely Russia, China, but … Continue reading

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New Magic from Appple: the iPot

Today, in a stunning development, Apple released yet even newer than the announced yesterday iPad – the iTotal. The media wrote yesterday, that “Apple is positioning its new tablet computer as something between a laptop and a smartphone.” Following the … Continue reading

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A Tale About A 1974 Gretsch – instead of Happy New Year Wishes

I got this email from Jose Conde, a well known Cuban guitarist from New York. You can see pictures of Jose, and of the Gretsch here. I wanted him to tell me more about his Gretsch guitar. I’ve edited it … Continue reading

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Cyber terrorism is a real threat, and for the first time both Russia and the US acknowledge it

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Internet security giant Kaspersky Lab said this week, as reported by ITWeb, that “terrorists could build a botnet that could bring down the entire Internet structure”. Mr. Kaspersky ended his speech with the statement … Continue reading

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