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APRIL 15, 2012 Timbuktu librarians, scholars, and citizens preserving ancient documents and Islamic heritage
On April 1, rebels overran Timbuktu, so, according to a Reuters article , librarians, scholars, and citizens in this important site of Islamic learning are hiding away thousands of irreplaceable manuscripts. In fact, citizens lined up to deny armed rebels access to the archives where 20,000 ancient manuscripts are stored.
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APRIL 15, 2012 The web ain't what it used to be
We were each allowed to ask him one question. My question was what he was going to do, being an American company with, at the time, most of its servers on American soil, when the US Government asked them to index some bits of the web better than others or in some other way tried to control their activities.