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Julie Brill Calls For Consumer Anonymity From Big Data Julie Brill Calls For Consumer Anonymity From Big Data

The Federal Trade Commission kicks off National Consumer Protection Week this Sunday, but ahead of that the its Commissioner, Julie Brill, delivered a keynote address at the Fordham University Big Data, Big Issues Center for Law and Information Policy event. …

The Avengers Trailer Gets 13.7 Million Views In 24 Hours
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A couple days ago we covered the release of the second full-length trailer for The Avengers. The trailer was met with wild enthusiasm from fans who have been waiting to see the Avengers on the big screen for years. Many …

Andrew Breitbart Tapes To Be Released

We reported earlier about the conspiracy theories already swirling about Andrew Breitbart’s death. Was it a hit? Who did he anger? Did it have anything to do with the tapes he was saying he would release about President Obama? Now, …

Rush Limbaugh, Movie Bands, and The Beer Cave Rush Limbaugh, Movie Bands, and The Beer Cave

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

F.C.C. Reviews Current Policies On Disruption F.C.C. Reviews Current Policies On Disruption

The Federal Communication Commission is reviewing documents to see if there is reason to create rules for when emergency workers and law enforcement can disrupt cell phone communication and internet service to preserve public safety. As the FCC reviews current …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Opening In Stop Motion

The Internet, and in turn, the users who populate, is/are notorious for keeping intellectual properties alive, long past their shelf life has expired. In fact, this continuing interest helps revive many of these titles, essentially breathing life into properties that …

Japan Invents Speech-Canceling Gun Japan Invents Speech-Canceling Gun
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Japanese scientists have recently invented a gun that can painlessly force people to stop talking. Kazutaka Kurihara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Koji Tsukada of Ochanomizu University, developed a handheld “SpeechJammer” gun that can …

Piracy Good: Message To Content Producers Piracy Good: Message To Content Producers
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Content producers at a conference in Ottawa recently received a surprising message. Piracy is good. Canadian Indie producers were told at a media conference on Thursday that illegal downloading of content actually secures more business and reveals new emerging markets …

Digital Artists Capture Siri’s Face in Recent Contest
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We’ve all heard Siri speak, and we’ve all imagined what she might look like in the flesh. Personally, I tend to think of the AI from Halo or Resident Evil whenever i hear her(?) voice. The New York-based 3D printing …

Girls Ice Hockey Game Ruined By Terrible Father

Youth ice hockey seems to have more problems than any other sport in the recent past when it comes to parental interference. This time it was a girls ice hockey game ruined by terrible father. The incident arose in Winthrop, …

Overstock Blaming Google For “Ugly Year” Overstock Blaming Google For “Ugly Year”
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Overstock is blaming Google for an “ugly year.” Remember when Overstock.com was hit with a Google penalty just over a year ago? Well, the company released its fiscal year and Q4 earnings today, which reflected what CEO Patrick Byrne called …

UPDATED: Did Instagram Hit The 25 Million User Today? Yup! UPDATED: Did Instagram Hit The 25 Million User Today? Yup!
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It was only this past December when Instagram claimed to have 15 million users. A mere three months later, the number of people out in the world using the app to take digitally touched-up photos appears to have ballooned to …

Mozilla Launches Firefox Flicks Competition Mozilla Launches Firefox Flicks Competition
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Today (Friday, March 2nd, 2012), Mozilla (the company behind the well-known browser Firefox), announced on their blog that they would be kicking off a new contest called Firefox Flicks. This contest is open to the public, and allows submitters to …

Andrew Breitbart Conspiracy Theories Starting
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In a posting on lsnewsgroup.com, Lawrence Sinclair spoke about Andrew Breitbart and the professional relationship that the two of them shared. The story consisted of some confusing questions about whether or not Breitbart’s death was from “natural causes”. There is …

Nathan Fillion: Everyone Needs A Google Maps Pose
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Everybody loves Google Street View, right? Okay, maybe not everybody. Some people think it’s creepy. Others get angry when it catches them doing something they’d rather not be seen doing. Most people, however, think it’s just fun. I mean really, …

Teenager Loses His License For Life!

A Rhode Island teenager loses his license for life. Seventeen-year-old Lyle Topa returned to court yesterday after an October 23rd car crash that injured himself and three other Chariho High School students. One of the students remained in a coma …

Delicious Adds Twitter Sharing Delicious Adds Twitter Sharing

Delicious, or the artist formerly known as del.icio.us, announced today that they are integrating Twitter into their services. The move announced today on the Delicious blog will give users the option of connecting their Delicious and Twitter accounts together. This …

Age-Restrict Your Twitter Followers with “Twitter Gate” Age-Restrict Your Twitter Followers with “Twitter Gate”
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Anyone who has ever visited the official website of a brewery or tried to watch a Mature-rated video game trailer knows the pain-in-the-ass part where you have to enter in your birthday in order to continue. Age verification is a …

ESPN Shows Players’ Twitter Handles In-Game ESPN Shows Players’ Twitter Handles In-Game

A lot was going on when Kentucky played Georgia the other night on ESPN. First, ESPN was going full force with their Twitter push, something that was made quite obvious with their “#AskBilas” session, which, during the game, was one …

Amazon Moves Towards E-Book Non-Exclusivity Amazon Moves Towards E-Book Non-Exclusivity
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James Atlas will be selling a series of short (25,000-40,000 words long) biographies for Amazon called “Amazon Lives.” He will buy and edit at least 12 of them. Aside from the Kindle Store, these books will be sold through eTail …

Birthday Fail: Knocked Out Cold [Viral Video]
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Megan’s friends gathered around to wish her a happy birthday. They sang the song. She blew out the candles. Then…

1983: Public Not Ready For Internet On TV 1983: Public Not Ready For Internet On TV

The Viewtron system was launched commercially back in 1983 by the Viewdata Corporation, a company formed by a joint venture between Knight-Ridder and AT&T. Prior to the launch it had only 200 users. By 1984 it had 2,700 subscribers. The …

Facebook Creating Preferred Access Facebook Creating Preferred Access

During a panel at the Facebook Marketing Conference on Wednesday, the company revealed that it will soon give page owners new options in assigning page admins different levels of access. Watch live streaming video from fbmarketingtalks at livestream.com Product Manager …

Desk Job Death: How Your Workday Is Killing You Softly & Slowly Desk Job Death: How Your Workday Is Killing You Softly & Slowly

Did you ever hear the one about the brazen bull? As execution methods go, it’s one of the more gruesome methods you’re going to come across. The apparatus involved a hollow, bronze statue of a bull with a panel door …