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ACLU Comes Out Against CSA: The Senate’s CISPA ACLU Comes Out Against CSA: The Senate’s CISPA

As everybody knows now, CISPA passed the House. The ACLU likes to think the 248 to 168 vote was close enough to declare that CISPA might not make it through the Senate. They feel that the Senate’s own cybersecurity act, …

Matt Cutts Is Bummed Out by Iran’s Censorship Matt Cutts Is Bummed Out by Iran’s Censorship

The saga of Iran’s affront on an open internet acquired another chapter today as the government’s telecommunications ministry has prohibited telephone operators, insurance firms, and local banks from using foreign-hosted email services to communicate with clients. In effect, this bans …

Google Report Dismisses Competitors’ Complaints of Search Bias Google Report Dismisses Competitors’ Complaints of Search Bias
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Google continues its offensive against the antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission with another internally-commissioned report released today. The report, which follows a different one from last week that argued Google’s right to free speech, pokes holes through all …

Best Of The Web: The End Goal Of A Submission Is Not A Link Best Of The Web: The End Goal Of A Submission Is Not A Link
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We recently ran an article called “The Blurry Lines Of Google’s Paid Links Policy“. Much of the article talked about web directory The Best Of The Web, which has a submission process, requiring submitters to pay a fee to have …

SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update
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SEOmoz is working on a new spam research project aimed at classifying, identifying and removing (or at least limiting) the link juice that spam pages and sites can pass – a pretty ambitious goal, to say the least. Can SEOmoz …

Wozniak Would Like to See an Apple Without the Walled Garden Wozniak Would Like to See an Apple Without the Walled Garden
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Given that Apple currently has more money than a country club of gods right now, it’s hard to argue with the company’s formula for success. Still, Apple’s “walled garden” is a continuous point of criticism and now one of the …

Anonymous Claims To Have Access To U.S.-Owned Classified Databases Anonymous Claims To Have Access To U.S.-Owned Classified Databases

Anonymous has changed a lot in the past few years from ragtag group of hackers to a massive force to be reckoned with. One of its more prolific members, Christopher Doyon, is now on the run from U.S. law enforcement …

“Rush Babes”: Limbaugh’s Facebook Page Garnering Support “Rush Babes”: Limbaugh’s Facebook Page Garnering Support
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Rush Limbaugh has been in the news a lot recently (but then, when isn’t he?) regarding his views on women’s rights, especially after an incident with Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke in which he called her a “slut” after she …

Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released
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As expected, Google has finally released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of April. It’s been an interesting month, to say the least, with not only the Penguin update, but a couple of Panda updates sprinkled in. …

Google Demands $4 Billion A year From Microsoft Google Demands $4 Billion A year From Microsoft
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Microsoft’s years of bullying smaller companies into patent submission is about to come back and bite them in the butt. Today in court Google demanded $4 billion a year in patent fees for the Xbox 360 or stop selling it …

Google Penguin Update: Seriously, Avoid Doorway Pages Google Penguin Update: Seriously, Avoid Doorway Pages
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If you want to avoid Google’s Penguin update (or recover from it), you’re going to have to make sure your site falls in line with Google’s quality guidelines. We’ve been posting various articles on these guidelines, such as: Google Penguin …

Penguin Update Will Come Back (Like Panda), According To Report Penguin Update Will Come Back (Like Panda), According To Report
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Danny Sullivan put out a new article with some fresh quotes from Matt Cutts. From this, we know that he has deemed the Penguin update a success. In terms of false positives, he says it hasn’t had the same impact …

Twitter Defends User In Court Over Occupy Tweets Twitter Defends User In Court Over Occupy Tweets
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We reported last month on Malcolm Harris, a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and his attempt to have a tweet subpoena quashed. The judge in the case denied his motion saying that Tweets are not physical property and …

Video Game Alphabet Plays Other Alphabets

Video Games have been in our hearts since most of us were either little kids or even from the time we were born because our parents played. So now if you have kids, or are going to have kids, you …

Google May Be Close to Meebo Acquisition [RUMOR] Google May Be Close to Meebo Acquisition [RUMOR]

According to the reliable sources of All Things D, Google is involved in talks to acquire Meebo, the social platform that integrates cross-service chats as well as a social overlay for many websites. All Things D reports that the price …

Apple Hires Kapersky Labs To Test Mac Security Apple Hires Kapersky Labs To Test Mac Security

The Flashback malware threat that recently plagued Mac computers opened a lot of eyes to the fact that Apple’s computers may not be secure as their users have always believed. The Flashback malware attacked users’ Macs by means of a …

Twitter Now Sending Out “Best-of” Emails Twitter Now Sending Out “Best-of” Emails

Don’t have time to waste time on Twitter? Now you can keep up with all of the people you follow with a “best-of” weekly email from Twitter. The micro-blogging service will now be sending out weekly email digests that will …

Pixar Almost Lost Every Bit of Footage from Toy Story 2
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Have you ever accidentally deleted something important you were working on at the most inopportune moment? Of course you have. In a computerized world, this sort of mistake happens all the time. Unless you’re some sort of impossibly meticulous individual …

Vintage-Inspired Swimsuits For Any Size: The Best On The Web

I’m a huge fan of anything vintage; it’s been ingrained in me since I was little, when my mom would take me on trips to flea markets and antique shops in search of old treasures she could make new again. …

Dads Spend 50% More Time Online with their Kids [Infographic]

The old cliche that dads are too busy to spend any time with their kids is the subject of this next inforgraphic from online schools.com. Yes it’s more common to see images of moms helping their children study and learn …

Ziff Davis Buys ComputerShopper.com Ziff Davis Buys ComputerShopper.com

Publisher and Internet company Ziff Davis just acquired monthly consumer computer magazine Computer Shopper. This is the fifth acquisition for Ziff Davis since early last year, a company once known for high-end hobby magazines, until it evolved into more of …

iCloud Getting Major Upgrades At WWDC 2012 iCloud Getting Major Upgrades At WWDC 2012

With Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicking off in San Francisco in less than a month, rumors are starting to swirl about what will be unveiled this year. The conference has traditionally served as the forum for Apple’s announcement of …

NASA Astronauts Begin Training For Asteroid Mission NASA Astronauts Begin Training For Asteroid Mission

NASA astronauts are getting ready to start to prepare for what could be one of the most challenging mission to date, a trip to an asteroid. Next month they will begin a training programme that will teach them how to …

Jon Stewart Has a Laugh at the Internet’s Expense

This Week’s On Topic for the Daily Show is “The Internet”. Accordingly, they have posted this video, a mash-up of all the recent internet related stories from the last few weeks. Stewart rails Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Youtube, and Ted …