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Google’s Matt Cutts: It’s Time To Take Action On SOPA Google’s Matt Cutts: It’s Time To Take Action On SOPA

Google has blacked out its logo in protest of SOPA. The company has also put up a blog post calling for visitors to petition Congress. Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, who has been a vocal opponent of SOPA …

SOPA Blackout: The Oatmeal Shuts Down In Protest

Joining today’s blackout protests against SOPA/PIPA, The Oatmeal has shut down. Instead of the usual home page, visitors are greeted with an animated gif containing a humorous message about SOPA. (image) The text below the gif reads: “For the next …

Fark.com Takes Humorous Approach To SOPA Blackout Fark.com Takes Humorous Approach To SOPA Blackout

While some of the clueless minions who populate Twitter try and figure out where their Wikipedia went, the rest of us who actually pay attention to trends that might fall outside of our interests have noticed that many popular websites …

iTV: Apple Patent Hints At DVR Functionality iTV: Apple Patent Hints At DVR Functionality

Much of the talk about Apple’s rumored iTV has centered on the kind of content that would be available on it. Recent reports have suggested that Apple wants to offer users a much greater degree of control over broadcast content …

SOPA: Anonymous Announces Operation Blackout SOPA: Anonymous Announces Operation Blackout
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Anonymous, everybody’s favorite decentralized hacktivist group, has announced Operation Blackout in protest of SOPA. The group released a YouTube video describing what is their “Most important operation in their history.” What makes this call to action unique is that it’s …

Mozilla SOPA Blackout: No Browsing For You Mozilla SOPA Blackout: No Browsing For You

Mozilla, developer of Firefox, threw in with the SOPA blackout today with a redesign of their webpage that displayed the following declaration: For any of you caught unawares and can’t follow through with your plan to ditch Internet Explorer today …

Google Wants You To Petition Congress Over SOPA / PIPA Google Wants You To Petition Congress Over SOPA / PIPA
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As previously reported, Google has gone with a blacked out logo for SOPA Blackout Day (in case you haven’t visited Google yet today to see for yourself). The company put up a blog post titled “Don’t censor the web.” The …

Reddit Blackout To Protest SOPA Goes Live Reddit Blackout To Protest SOPA Goes Live

Much to the chagrin of, well, most of the people on the internet I assume, reddit has officially begun their blackout in protest of SOPA and PIPA. Reddit will be dark from 8 am EST to 8 pm EST, during …

xkcd Protests SOPA With Personal Message xkcd Protests SOPA With Personal Message
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Popular stick-figure humor webcomic xkcd has joined the blackout to protest SOPA with a comic/personal message. The web site today is featuring a black bar with the words “[don’t censor the web].” Randall Munroe, the site’s creator, says, “I make …

SOPA Blackout: SMBC Online Comic Joins Today’s Protests

Popular online comic “SMBC” joined the SOPA/PIPA protest blackout today. Rather than the usual front page, visitors were greeted with the bold headline: (image) Notice the link to “it’s happened before”. It points to a Wikipedia article on “Senate Subcommittee …

SOPA Blackout Day: The Early Twitter Reaction SOPA Blackout Day: The Early Twitter Reaction
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Since Twitter is not participating in the SOPA Blackout today, people are able to take to the site to express their support and/or frustration with the effort. Many high-profile sites have already begun their blackouts to protest the controversial legislation. …

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Causes Freak Outs On Twitter Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Causes Freak Outs On Twitter
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Chances are most of you who read news online have heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. Well, it was recently announced that Wikipedia would institute a blackout in protest of SOPA & PIPA. As …

Craigslist SOPA Blackout: KEEP THOSE CLAMMY HANDS OFF THE INTERNET! Craigslist SOPA Blackout: KEEP THOSE CLAMMY HANDS OFF THE INTERNET!
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Craigslist is getting into the SOPA Blackout Day fun, displaying this message when you visit the site: STOP PIPA (Senate 968) & SOPA (HR 3261) Imagine a world without craigslist, Wikipedia, Google, [your favorite sites here]… News Corp, RIAA, MPAA, …

Minecraft Says “NOPA” To PIPA & SOPA Minecraft Says “NOPA” To PIPA & SOPA
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Popular building game, Minecraft, has joined in on the SOPA/PIPA protest. Currently, if you visit the site you’ll see the image above with the following message: “We are joining the Internet-wide protest against SOPA/PIPA today on JAN 18th by shutting …

Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever” Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever”

Popular blog boingboing.net joined the SOPA Blackout at Midnight on Wednesday with a 503 error that reads: Boing Boing is offline today, because the US Senate is considering legislation that would certainly kill us forever. The legislation is called the …

Google Protests SOPA With Blacked Out Logo Google Protests SOPA With Blacked Out Logo
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Although Google is not going to the lengths that Wikipedia is to show their opposition to SOPA and PIPA, they have nonetheless joined the effort with what could be called their most spartan Google Doodle ever. When you visit Google …

WordPress.org Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live WordPress.org Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Now Live
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Joining in on the protest of SOPA / PIPA WordPress.org has blacked out their homepage for today. The site reads, “Many websites are blacked out today to protest proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act …

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live Wikipedia SOPA Blackout Goes Live
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As announced by Jimmy Wales, via Twitter, the Wikipedia SOPA / PIPA blackout is now live. For the next 24 hours when you visit Wikipedia.com you’re greeted with the following image: The message that comes with the image states:“For over …

Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live Wikipedia Blackout To Protest SOPA / PIPA Goes Live
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As expected, the biggest crowdsourced encyclopedia in the world has gone dark for English users. Wikipedia is probably the most prominent site that has decided to black itself out in order to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the …

SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info
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Over the weekend, the Stop Online Piracy Act was dealt a major blow as the legislation was delayed until “outstanding concerns” have been addressed. SOPA will not move forward in the House as the official vote was been cancelled and …

Microsoft Announces New Atlas Search Desktop Tool Microsoft Announces New Atlas Search Desktop Tool

Microsoft announced the launch of the new Atlas Search desktop tool for Atlas clients. “You can traffic up to 1mm keywords within 24 hours by simply exporting your keywords from the search engines, and then dragging and dropping the file …

SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year
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Finally, we will likely have the chance to eat test-tube meat. Soon! Wait, what? That grosses you out? Hah, really? C’mon! It’s only shmeat: lab-grown in vitro meat, and it’s not fake meat. It’s meatsie meat. Food Safety News describes: …

Windows and Intel Stay Stubborn Windows and Intel Stay Stubborn
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Apparently the soon to be arriving Windows 8 based Tablets are going to cost an arm and a leg for consumers. The steep cost is reportedly due to an inability for either Intel or Microsoft to flex on prices. A …

Twitter Wishes Muhammad Ali Happy Birthday Twitter Wishes Muhammad Ali Happy Birthday
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Muhammad Ali was undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers ever to step into the ring, and there was no doubt that he knew it. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali rose to fame in the 1960s. …