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Arrestees Have the Right to Google Lawyers, Says Canadian Court Arrestees Have the Right to Google Lawyers, Says Canadian Court

An Alberta, Canada court has handed down an interesting ruling regarding detainees’ rights and how they run up against the modern world. According to the ruling, police must provide the accused access to the internet so that they can initiate …

FCC Report Shows ISPs Are Mostly Delivering What You Pay For FCC Report Shows ISPs Are Mostly Delivering What You Pay For
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Once a year, with no specific schedule in mind, the FCC offers up a report on broadband quality in America. It’s part of the Commission’s National Broadband Plan that seeks to study broadband growth in the U.S. and ways to …

The Pirate Bay Sues Anti-Piracy Outfit For Copyright Infringement The Pirate Bay Sues Anti-Piracy Outfit For Copyright Infringement
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In the eyes of the entertainment industry, The Pirate Bay is nothing but a piracy outfit dedicated to destroying their business. These groups make it vocally known that they hate copyright infringement. Maybe they could be taken a little more …

Canada’s Internet Surveillance Bill Is Officially Dead Canada’s Internet Surveillance Bill Is Officially Dead
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Almost a year ago, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews introduced an Internet surveillance bill called C-30 that would require ISPs to collect all information on their customers. The bill was met with a massive retaliation at the hands of …

The Case For Faster, Cheaper Internet The Case For Faster, Cheaper Internet
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The United States has a problem – our Internet costs far too much for speeds that barely amount to anything. The FCC engineered a plan to get us on the right track with the National Broadband Plan, but not a …

Jon Stewart Thinks the Internet Should’ve Picked the Robot in that Monopoly Vote

Monopoly recently gave the internet (more specifically people on Facebook) the opportunity to kick out one of the old, stale pieces and replace it with a cool, hip new piece. Monopoly made one of the new options a cat. The …

You Probably Have Time for Sweet Brown’s New Dental Ad

Internet legend Sweet Brown has just starred in a new ad for Tulsa-based dentists Shortline Dental. We’re happy that Sweet Brown can turn her memedom into cash. You should be too. A toothache? Ain’t nobody got time for that. [Shortline …

Facebook Bug Shows Facebook’s Power Over Your Site (And Your Business) Facebook Bug Shows Facebook’s Power Over Your Site (And Your Business)
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Facebook experienced a glitch late on Thursday, which took down a whole lot of sites temporarily, illustrating just how much power Facebook holds over the web. Users would visit a site, and then it would redirect to an error message …

Here’s One of the Best 2012 Internet Video Compilations You’ll See

There are a lot of 2012 internet video compilations that have surfaced, and even though we’re already in February of 2013, I expect there will be plenty more. 2012 was the biggest year for internet video – bigger and more …

Let’s Not Forget The Fall Of SOPA And The Might Of A Unified Internet Let’s Not Forget The Fall Of SOPA And The Might Of A Unified Internet

The fall of SOPA was, by far, one of the most interesting events of 2012. It showed that the Internet can and will be an unstoppable force when faced with a threat that targets its very core. Now let’s relive …

Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill
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The Internet came under attack far too many times in 2012, but the biggest threat came from the United Nations and its ITU branch. If the group had its way, the Internet would have come under control of the U.N. …

The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet

Although it may have felt like your Facebook news feed, Twitter streams, and other social media networks were flooded with updates about Beyonce, the big blackout, ads, and Joe Flacco – Super Bowl XLVII didn’t drive people online. In fact, …

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
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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
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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 …