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Should Law Enforcement Be Required To Obtain Warrants When Snooping Through Email? Should Law Enforcement Be Required To Obtain Warrants When Snooping Through Email?
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Senator Patrick Leahy was one of the good guys back in September. He was proposing a rewrite to the 26-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act that would require the feds to obtain a warrant to read your email. The Justice Department …

The Top Web Properties In The U.S. In October Were… The Top Web Properties In The U.S. In October Were…
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comScore released its monthly Media Metrix rankings for the top fifty U.S. web properties for the month of October. The Elections played a big role in shaping this month’s list. “Political News sites served as an important resource for Americans …

Here’s What Eric Schmidt Had To Say About Privacy And Free Speech This Week Here’s What Eric Schmidt Had To Say About Privacy And Free Speech This Week
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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke with Reuters West Coast Bureau Chief Jonathan Weber at the RAND Corp.’s Politics Aside conference in California on Monday. The conversation is about a half hour long, and goes into YouTube and Google’s policies …

Should Parents Be Held Responsible For Their Child’s Online Behavior? Should Parents Be Held Responsible For Their Child’s Online Behavior?
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The Internet is a big, dangerous place where kids can get in all kinds of trouble. That’s at least the line fed to us by various groups that advocate parents take a stricter approach in monitoring their children’s Internet usage. …

Nintendo Talks About The Wii U’s Online Network And Miiverse

We’re now less than a week away from the launch of the Wii U. Nintendo is gearing up for a massive launch in North America, but it’s also taking some time to explain some of the more finer details of …

Internet Deemed a Human Right in Another Sex Offender/Internet Ban Case Internet Deemed a Human Right in Another Sex Offender/Internet Ban Case
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There are those out there who believe that banning a criminal, no matter how serious the crime, from access to the internet is unconstitutional and borderline inhumane. That’s because they feel that the internet and reasonable access to it is …

You Did It, Internet: GIF Declared Word of the Year

GIFs: They’re so hot right now. You know them. You love them. They power reddit and Tumblr. They’re the perfect way to express a wide range of emotions and reactions, or simply a quick and easy way to cut to …

Google Starts Fiber Installation In Hanover Heights Today Google Starts Fiber Installation In Hanover Heights Today

The promised day has arrived – Google is ready to start installing 1 Gbps Fiber Internet in the homes of Hanover Heights, Kansas City residents. Of course, Google has a nice guide for those receiving Internet over the next few …

Louis C.K. and HBO Reunite For New Comedy Special Louis C.K. and HBO Reunite For New Comedy Special

Last year, comedian Louis C.K. famously bucked the trend in comedy and successfully cut out the middleman. Instead of relying on a network like HBO or Showtime to distribute his standup special Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K. decided …

Hole-y Sh*t! You Can Now Sign Up for a Goatse Email Address

Do you remember where you were the first time your snickering friend directed you to goatse.cx? I sure do. The memory is burned into my brain – the first in a long line of introductions to disgusting internet memes like …

Pinterest Cracks The Top 50 Sites On The Web [U.S.] Pinterest Cracks The Top 50 Sites On The Web [U.S.]
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comScore has released its Media Metrix rankings for the top 50 web properties in the U.S. in September. “Students and teachers were back in the classroom in September, resulting in a surge in traffic to Education sites that earned it …

News Flash: Your “Private” Porn Has a Good Chance of Going Public News Flash: Your “Private” Porn Has a Good Chance of Going Public

If you are uploading sexually explicit photos and videos or yourself and/or your partner to the internet, you’re already living dangerously, my friend. And if you think that you will be able to keep it relatively private (or at least …

HEY GUYS, IT’S INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY (ONE OF THEM) HEY GUYS, IT’S INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY (ONE OF THEM)
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Today, we celebrate the trolls, the internet yellers, and the old people that don’t know any better. It’s October 22nd, which means that today, we celebrate CAPS LOCK. You might be thinking to yourself – “hey, I remember when we …

The Internet Is Still Slowly Gaining Speed Around The World The Internet Is Still Slowly Gaining Speed Around The World
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The Internet is constantly evolving around the world. The speed at which it’s evolving, however, is an entirely different story. It’s this evolution that has proven to be one of the more interesting things to watch as world moves towards …

Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS] Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS]

If you ever wanted to look inside the guts of Google, its data centers, to see “where the internet lives,” here’s your chance. For the first time, Google is giving us a look inside their data hubs with some pretty …

The Pirate Bay Moves To The Pirate Cloud The Pirate Bay Moves To The Pirate Cloud
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The Pirate Bay faithful were worried a few weeks ago when the torrent tracker went offline for two days. The folks running the show said it was a power outage that took longer than they had hoped to replace. The …

ACTA Tries To Sneak In Through Canadian Trade Agreement ACTA Tries To Sneak In Through Canadian Trade Agreement
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ACTA is dead. The controversial treaty was killed off when it was largely rejected by the European parliament despite the best efforts of its proponents to paint it in a not so bad light. Warriors of the Internet thought they …

AT&T Will Implement Its Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program On November 28 AT&T Will Implement Its Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program On November 28
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You may recall a certain plan being put into place by the Center for Copyright Information and leading ISPs around the nation. It would use a six-strike program to levy harsher penalties on repeat copyright infringers. Beyond that, we didn’t …

The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost? The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost?

The Internet has made a lot of old daily routines obsolete. Reading the newspaper in the morning has been replaced by online news. Going to the bookstore to grab the new best seller has been replaced by a digital download …

ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year
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You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found …

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Is A True Internet Hero Rep. Zoe Lofgren Is A True Internet Hero
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The Internet is constantly under attack from those who would seek to control it. This year alone, we have seen numerous attempts to regulate the Internet in the name of safety, security, preventing terrorism or just because outdated businesses can’t …