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Over 1 Million People Are Protesting The ITU With Google Over 1 Million People Are Protesting The ITU With Google
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In just a few hours, delegates from around the world will be meeting in Dubai to discuss changes to the ITU. The results of which could lead to further regulation of the Internet by less than reputable countries that want …

The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December
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The fate of the free Internet will be decided at a private meeting in Dubai on December 3. UN member nations will argue for or against a plan that would give control of the Internet to the ITU, instead of …

UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy
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ISPs in the UK are legally mandated to block access to The Pirate Bay thanks to a high court ruling in April. The ruling was welcomed by the British Phonographic Industry as a step towards curtailing piracy. As it turned …

CCI Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Alert System Delayed Until Early 2013 CCI Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Alert System Delayed Until Early 2013

Well, this was unexpected. After CCI had been working since late 2011 to get its ambitious anti-piracy alert system off the ground, it looked like the program was finally going to launch this year. Things rarely ever work out as …

Verizon, Time Warner Cable Announce Their Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plans Verizon, Time Warner Cable Announce Their Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Plans
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The CCI is about to launch its six-strikes anti-piracy system alongside six of the nation’s major ISPs. The program is being touted as a consumer-friendly system that encourages the use of legal alternatives when users are caught pirating content online. …

Rep. Darrell Issa Seeks Input On New Bill From Reddit Rep. Darrell Issa Seeks Input On New Bill From Reddit

Rep. Darell Issa has been one of the few guys in government that Internet freedom fighters actually like. He’s been very outspoken in regards to SOPA, and co-sponsored its alternative – the OPEN Act. He now has a new bill …

Tumblr: We’re One Of The Top Ten Sites In The U.S. Tumblr: We’re One Of The Top Ten Sites In The U.S.

Tumblr announced today that it has become one of the top ten sites in the U.S. and has a worldwide audience of 170 million people (based on Quantcast data). The 170 million appears to be rounded up from 168 million, …

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 …