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Hawaii Lawmaker Backing Down On Privacy Law
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We reported yesterday on an idiotic bill proposed in Hawaii that would required ISPs to record every Web site customers visit. One of the main backers of the bill is retreading her stance on the controversial legislation. Representative Kymberly Pine, …

Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media Facebook, AG File Clickjacking Suits Against Adscend Media

Facebook and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced the filing of dual lawsuits against Adscend Media, an ad network, which has allegedly developed and encouraged the “spread of spam through misleading and deceptive tactics,” including clickjacking. Facebook defines clickjacking …

Google’s Policy For Government Contracts Unchanged Google’s Policy For Government Contracts Unchanged

For those who are concerned about Google’s new privacy policy, there has been yet another clarification. Essentially Google would like to make clear that the new blanket policy for the consumer space doesn’t spill over into the Enterprise and Government …

As ACTA Gets Signed, Europeans Protest
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At a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, more members of the European Union signed ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), ratifying the treaty for the countries that signed it. However, because the European Union parliament as yet to weigh in, ACTA is not …

Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies Facebook & Twitter For Seniors For Dummies

All the hip, young teens out there who like pieces of the internet all to themselves and want to keep the older folks out; you’re in for a losing battle. Many of the seniors are already using social networking, for …

MacWorld iWorld: Creston Lets You Control Your House From Your iPhone MacWorld iWorld: Creston Lets You Control Your House From Your iPhone

Creston has been showing off their new home/business automation system at MacWorld | iWorld. Creston’s system allows users to control lights, entertainment systems, electronic window blinds, and more, all from their iOS (or Android) devices. Of course, the system doesn’t …

Ferris Bueller Sequel? Nope, Just A Honda Ad Ferris Bueller Sequel? Nope, Just A Honda Ad

On Thursday, a mysterious clip starring a gray-haired Matthew Broderick appeared on YouTube. In the clip, Broderick opens the shades and says “How can I handle work on a day like today?” It’s immediately followed by a date, which happens …

North Korea Would Punish Cellphone Users As War Criminals

Genocides, obliterations of cities, murder of prisoners, egregious violation of international humanitarian law. These are crimes that will likely get a person tried as a war criminal. But using a cellphone? Um. Sure… at least, that’s the case in North …

Social Media Sets Super Bowl Parking Ablaze Social Media Sets Super Bowl Parking Ablaze

Just three days after it was announced that there would be a Super Bowl 42 rematch between The New York Giants and The New England Patriots, ParkWhiz.com declared a major increase in tailgating and Super Bowl parking sales; sales are …

The New Righthaven.com Has A Sense Of Humor The New Righthaven.com Has A Sense Of Humor

If you’ve followed the Righthaven saga at all, you probably know that the “copyright troll’s” domain was auctioned off as it struggled to pay court costs and fines. The owners of the domain put up a message on the site …

GOP Florida Debate: Twitter Responds GOP Florida Debate: Twitter Responds

Last night’s GOP debate in Florida will be the last debate for almost month. With a win apiece for 3 of the 4 candidates (Santorum in Iowa, Romney in New Hampshire, Gingrich in South Carolina), it was gloves-off time heading …

Warner Bros Imposes Ridiculous 28 Day Waiting Period To Add New Releases To Your Netflix Queue Warner Bros Imposes Ridiculous 28 Day Waiting Period To Add New Releases To Your Netflix Queue
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In an effort to boost ailing DVD sales, Warner Bros has made another out of touch decision regarding their arrangement with Netflix. According to the LA Times, beginning February 1st, Netflix users will not be able to immediately add new …

ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks
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ACTA blew through the European Union yesterday with Poland perhaps receiving the largest backlash. Poland saw massive protests yesterday due to the government’s intention to sign ACTA. The government went ahead and signed it despite the protests from the public. …

Google Privacy: “The Real Story” Google Privacy: “The Real Story”
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I don’t think there’s really any new information here, but Google has put up a post on its Public Policy blog called “Setting the record straight about our privacy policy changes” aiming to “clear up some of the misconceptions” about …

Twitter May Selectively Censor Local Tweets Yet Permit Them Globally Twitter May Selectively Censor Local Tweets Yet Permit Them Globally
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Shortly after the start of the January 25 protests in Egypt last year, a movement where activists removed their sitting president and arguable lit the fuse for the Arab Spring that would burn throughout 2011, Twitter made an announcement: The …

Righthaven.com Now Pays Tribute To Content Creators Righthaven.com Now Pays Tribute To Content Creators

As previously reported, Righthaven.com was sold in an online auction, and now, there is a big pro-content message on it, as a Switzerland-based hosting provider gears up to launch services at the site. For more background on why this amusing, …

MegaUpload: Pirate Party Registering Complaints Against U.S. MegaUpload: Pirate Party Registering Complaints Against U.S.

MegaUpload, center of a recent sting operation from the FBI and DoJ, hosted a lot of copyrighted files. People may forget that it was also a legitimate business as well that hosted documents for businesses and personal use. With the …

Can Consumers Opt-Out Of Google’s New Privacy Policy? Can Consumers Opt-Out Of Google’s New Privacy Policy?
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Beginning March 1st Google will begin to monitor user’s habits, preferences, and proclivities much more closely and in a systematic fashion. The company reports that they will do this to help refine their products and deliver more effective advertising. This …

Pat Sajak, Bubble Wrap, and Woody Allen Horror Movies Pat Sajak, Bubble Wrap, and Woody Allen Horror Movies

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 …

Elizabeth Banks Directed A Porn, Ferris Bueller Returns, & Drunk Pat Sajak Elizabeth Banks Directed A Porn, Ferris Bueller Returns, & Drunk Pat Sajak

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Google+ Badges Get New Integration Options Google+ Badges Get New Integration Options
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Back in November, Google+ badges graduated from preview. Now, they come with more options, Google announced today. The new options, however, are in developer preview, but will come soon to all users. The options include new ways of integrating the …

Morgellons Disease Terrorizes Internet & Twitter For A Day Morgellons Disease Terrorizes Internet & Twitter For A Day
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Ever feel like you’ve got tiny insects crawling all over you and biting your skin? Do you get oozing skin lesions as a result, or ever see blue, black, or red granules beneath or extruding from your skin? What about …

Twitter Revs Up for GOP Debate in FL Twitter Revs Up for GOP Debate in FL

Tonight at 8:00 PM on CNN, the remaining Republican presidential primary candidates go at it. Again. The debates and speeches get live-tweeted, and there’s a lot of fun to be had from that. But, some folks are hitting the Tweet …

Google: SPDY Gaining Adoption Google: SPDY Gaining Adoption

In 2009, Google announced the SPDY application-layer protocol. You know, “Speedy”. As Google explained at the time, it’s for transporting content over the web, and is designed for minimizing latency through features such as multiplexed streams, request prioritization and HTTP …