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Gain A New Appreciation For The Internet By Checking Out This Underwater Cable Map Gain A New Appreciation For The Internet By Checking Out This Underwater Cable Map

In today’s modern world, the Internet connects us all with each other. That used to be a much harder task before the advent of fiber optic cables in the 1980s. Now cables are being laid all over the world, including …

CitizenWeb Project Is The Newest Internet Freedom Fighter On The Block CitizenWeb Project Is The Newest Internet Freedom Fighter On The Block

In recent years, a number of digital rights advocacy groups have sprung up to fight against what they see as government and corporate interference into their private lives on the Internet. Today, we can add one more to the bunch …

SLAYER, BASSHOLE, LOLWTF, and Other Banned Vanity Plates SLAYER, BASSHOLE, LOLWTF, and Other Banned Vanity Plates
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Well this is just hilarious. Government Attic has been hard at work open-records-requesting states across our great country to divulge their lists of banned license plates. And it’s just as much fun as you would imagine. Many states have caught …

Woman Makes Fake Facebook Profile for Ex, Calls Him Wayne Syphilis, Gets Arrested Woman Makes Fake Facebook Profile for Ex, Calls Him Wayne Syphilis, Gets Arrested
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Here’s one way to get back at your ex – create a Facebook page in their name and make it seem like they totally love little boys and incest. Or, maybe you should just buy a bottle of wine and …

The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court The Internet Is Essential to Life and a Civil Right, According to German Court
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In Germany, people can request compensation when they’ve been deprived of things deemed essential to life. And now, thanks to a court ruling, the internet is part of that class. A Federal court in Karlsruhe has made a pretty important …

FCC Challenges All 50 States To Each Get At Least One Gigabit Network By 2015 FCC Challenges All 50 States To Each Get At Least One Gigabit Network By 2015
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For millions of Americans, having access to speedy Internet is still an impossibility. The FCC has promised it would fix this when it announced the National Broadband Plan in 2010. Since then, there hasn’t been much progress made on the …

New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers
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The media industry really hates pirates. The companies that produce music, movies and everything else constantly berate pirates and tell the world that these people are destroying their business. These companies used to sue alleged file sharers, but now they’re …

Google’s Schmidt Talks North Korea Trip On Google+ Google’s Schmidt Talks North Korea Trip On Google+
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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt took to Google+ over the weekend to discuss his recent, controversial trip to North Korea. He shared an edited version of his comments from when his group (former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s delegation) returned …

You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is
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The Internet is a massive series of tubes network that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not often that we get to see just how big this network really is, but a new report gives us …

Will Internet Freedom Be Preserved And Expanded In 2013? Will Internet Freedom Be Preserved And Expanded In 2013?
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CES 2012 was overshadowed by the looming threat of SOPA. At the time, Congressmen Ron Wyden and Darrell Issa met with the tech industry to drum up support for their SOPA alternative – OPEN. SOPA eventually was declared officially dead …

Is Google Fiber Coming To New York City? Is Google Fiber Coming To New York City?
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Google Fiber is slowly working its way through Kansas City at the moment, but Google may already have other plans in store for its 1Gb/s Internet service. In fact, the company has stated that it would like to bring Google …

FISA Sponsor Says Domestic Spy Program Must Be Kept Secret For A Secret Reason FISA Sponsor Says Domestic Spy Program Must Be Kept Secret For A Secret Reason
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Five more years of warrantless surveillance at the hands of the NSA and other spy agencies was signed into law before the new year thanks to the quick passage of FISA. We already discussed how the bill’s passage proves that …

For $850K, This Company Will Bring Broadband Wi-Fi To Rural America For $850K, This Company Will Bring Broadband Wi-Fi To Rural America

The Internet is universally important to all Americans, and that’s especially true to rural Americans who are denied access to broadband Internet. The ISPs say it will cost too much to extend service to backroad homes and hard to reach …

Girls Spike Parents’ Milkshakes to Bypass Internet Curfew Girls Spike Parents’ Milkshakes to Bypass Internet Curfew
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No, you haven’t stumbled upon The Onion. When I was a teenager, my favorite comeback to my mom’s overblown understandable berating over my many trivial totally disrespectful missteps was to tell her she’s lucky I’m not on drugs. You see? …

Facebooked: The Top 10 Internet-Using Idiot Criminals of the Year Facebooked: The Top 10 Internet-Using Idiot Criminals of the Year
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2012 was a banner year for idiotic criminals who idiotically use the internet to commit or propagate their idiotic crimes. From #YOLO to assassination tweets, and from stupid Facebook photos to botched Apple Store robberies – these are your top …

The Free Internet Survived 2012, But Will It Be That Lucky Next Year? The Free Internet Survived 2012, But Will It Be That Lucky Next Year?
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2012 was a dangerous year for the free Internet. Lawmakers and global stakeholders all took a shot at policing and regulating the Internet over the past year to no avail. That doesn’t mean they’ve given up, and 2013 could prove …

Should The Government Regulate ISP Bandwidth Caps? Should The Government Regulate ISP Bandwidth Caps?
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Some of the major ISPs in the U.S. implement bandwidth caps in the name of controlling network congestion, but most caps are just a backhanded way of making more money. One senator is targeting the practice to bring better Internet …

White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty

Last week, there was much rejoicing after the U.S. and other nations firmly rejected a UN treaty that sought to regulate the Internet on an international level. There’s been a lot of talk about the conference since then, but the …

Pirate Bay Proxy Taken Down By UK Pirate Party Pirate Bay Proxy Taken Down By UK Pirate Party
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If you recall, the BPI requested that the UK Pirate Party take down its Pirate Bay proxy late last month. At the time, the head of UK’s Pirate Party said that he received a notice, but had not made any …

Google Fiber Comes To 5 More Neighborhoods Early Next Year Google Fiber Comes To 5 More Neighborhoods Early Next Year

Google Fiber has been moving slowly throughout Kansas City as installations have only come to two neighborhoods. Google is going to speed things up next year though, and five more neighborhoods can expect to see Fiber in their homes by …

Australian ISP Tells Entertainment Industry To Start Offering Better Service Australian ISP Tells Entertainment Industry To Start Offering Better Service

After numerous delays, the six largest ISPs in America will be joining forces with rights holders to implement a six-strikes policy. The program will seek to educate Internet users on legal methods for obtaining content online. There’s already a discussion …