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Megaupload Takedown Didn’t Impact Piracy At All
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Clearly, the lessons that Napster offered about piracy all those years ago have yet to sink in with the authorities that are trying to “clean up” the Internet. According to a study conducted by DeepField Networks, as pointed out by …

Follow 3 Americans Walking To Help Water Crisis Follow 3 Americans Walking To Help Water Crisis

According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 1 in 8 people don’t have access to clean water. Amy Russell, Aaron Tharp and Marty Yoder aim to do something about that. Walking4Water is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness …

Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales
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Despite the claims of the MPAA and other supporters of SOPA and PIPA, file-sharing does not negatively impact box office sales in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by economists from Wellesley College and the University of Minnesota. …

Facebook Testing Sponsored Action Stories Facebook Testing Sponsored Action Stories

A few weeks ago, Facebook launched their Sponsored Stories initiative to allow advertisers to promote specific posts within users’ news feed. The sponsored stories are not newly generated ads, but already-existing posts that companies can pay to promote after the …

Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked
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If you have a TRENDnet security camera in your home, listen up. A coding flaw found in some of the cameras allows someone to bypass your password and look into your home. Hackers have found a small piece of code …

Google Being Challenged By Italian Professor Google Being Challenged By Italian Professor
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The man who helped inspire Google has created a new search engine that will directly compete with the search engine giant. Massimo Marchiori, an Italian computer science professor, launched Volunia to a select group of users on Monday. It’s an …

DirecTV Offers New HD TiVo Boxes DirecTV Offers New HD TiVo Boxes

Good news for DirecTV users. after a ten city premier in early December, the satellite television provider is going nationwide with a new high-definition TiVo recorder. The new TiVo features a lot of what users have always enjoyed like swivel …

LinkedIn Mobile Ads On The Way LinkedIn Mobile Ads On The Way

Facebook isn’t the only social network looking to better monetize its mobile users. LinkedIn said in its earnings call on Thursday, it will be launching ads in its mobile apps in the future, though it’s not clear just how near …

Germany Delays Signing ACTA

Have all the anti-ACTA protests started to sway European politicians? Maybe this weekend’s plans for mass protest is what did it, but there does appear to be some headway being made against the overreaching attempts at Internet regulation that have …

Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy

Craig Silverstein, the first employee Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired, has just now leaving the company to join Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a nonprofit education organization, which provides freely available online resources for teachers, students and …

Iran May Be Blocking Web Sites
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We’re one day away from the the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution that ended with the collapse of the royal regime. Iran is reportedly blocking Web sites on the eve of the revolution in an assumed attempt to stifle …

Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools

Thanks to a new free tool by Abine released yesterday, internet users can browse privately and deal with less hassles. ‘Do Not Track Plus’ works with Firefox, Internet explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome and features faster page load times. The …

Microsoft Releases MSN For iPad In The U.S. Microsoft Releases MSN For iPad In The U.S.

Microsoft has released their MSN iPad app in America following the successful launch of the app in France, Germany, Britain, and Canada last month. The app provides access to MSN’s news, photos, and videos. Users can also access Hotmail and …

Facebook Video: Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Facebook Video: Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop
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Tommy Jordan of North Carolina had had enough. After finding (yet another) an expletive-filled Facebook post his daughter had made about her “unfair” parents, Jordan took to Facebook himself. In a video he posted to Youtube and Facebook, he set …

Alan Moore Discusses Guy Fawkes Masks, Protests
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If you’ve been following the anti-Internet regulation hubbub, as well as Anonymous’ hijinks, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the masks many protesters have been wearing, exactly like the lead image suggests. While these masks have become incredibly popular because of these …

Greedo Has Always Shot First, According To George Lucas Greedo Has Always Shot First, According To George Lucas
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Coincidence, or a slyly timed response to one of the most argued changes in the updated version of the original Star Wars trilogy? Read on, and I’ll let you be the judge. Han shot first! Those three words have summed …

United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed
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The Web site hacking and dumping of info will not stop – next up is the United Nations. A hacker going by the handle Casi dumped information from the United Nations Web site yesterday that contained many vulnerabilities that other …

Google Analytics Updates To Custom, Organic Reports Google Analytics Updates To Custom, Organic Reports

Google Analytics is getting some updates. For one, there’s a new “Customize” button in the action bar on all tabular standard reports. When you click this, it loads the custom report builder. Google suggests using this for the following cases: …

Unfriending On Facebook Leads To Murder Unfriending On Facebook Leads To Murder
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Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were murdered last month after deleting Jenelle Potter from their Facebook profile. Marvin Enoch Potter Jr. and Jamie Lynn Curd have been charged with the crimes. Mike Reece, a Johnson County Sheriff …

Zynga, Hasbro Partner To Make FarmVille Toys A Reality

The people behind FarmVille, Words With Friends, and Mafia Wars are teaming up with the people behind Transformers, Nerf, and My Little Pony to produce a line of real-life toys and games based on the popular social games. The two …

Is Pinterest “Spamming” Facebook? Is Pinterest “Spamming” Facebook?
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Pinterest, the virtual pinboard social site, is under light fire again today.

Anti-ACTA Protests Going Worldwide Tomorrow
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While there’s no way of knowing if the upcoming anti-ACTA protests will have the same chilling effect the Internet blackout did on SOPA/PIPA, citizens on a worldwide basis are preparing to speak out against the ACTA treaty. Loudly. Tomorrow (February …

EPIC Google Privacy Suit Gets Expedited

Yesterday we brought you news that the Electronic Privacy Information Center had filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission to force them to block Google’s controversial new privacy policy, set to roll out on March 1. EPIC claims that the …

Texas Jury Kills Patent Troll That Claimed To Own The Interactive Web

It’s a good day when patent trolls get what’s coming to them – a slap in the face by a federal jury. Eolas Technologies may be the biggest patent troll the Internet has ever seen. The company, alongside the University …