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Google Fiber To Head To Leawood, Kansas

Google announced that Leawood, Kansas’ City Council has voted to make the town the 14th Kansas City area to get Google Fiber. “We look forward to bringing service to Leawood, but there’s quite a bit of planning and construction work to do before we can actually start hooking up homes,” Google FIber community manager Rachel Hack says. Google will post …

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Should Internet Access Remain Tax Free?

You probably pay a lot for Internet, but at least you don’t have to pay taxes on your service with each monthly bill. That may all change next year, and two senators want to stop that from happening. The Hill reports that Sens. Ron Wyden and John Thune introduced the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act into the Senate on Thursday. …

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Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich Calls For The NSA To Be Abolished

The NSA has become quite the touchy subject in Washington these past few months after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s spy programs. The president and those who support the NSA have been on the defensive claiming that the agency doesn’t abuse its powers (it does), while those against the agency have been calling for it …

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Lavabit Shuts Down, Email Service Says It Won’t Be “Complicit In Crimes Against The American People”

In early July, it was suggested that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden used Lavabit. For those unaware, it’s a small email provider based out of Texas that promises the utmost privacy through encryption. The service had a small following, but now it’s gone. In a post on the Lavabit home page, owner Ladar Levison said that he’s shutting down Lavabit …

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Baltimore Working To Bring More Internet Options To Its Businesses And Residents

Baltimore is sick and tired of Comcast. The ISP signed an agreement with the city back in 2004 that makes it the exclusive cable TV provider in the city until 2016. That means the city is also largely stuck with Comcast for its Internet needs, but the city wants to change that. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the city …

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USA! USA! We’re Number One…in Porn! (We Did It, You Guys)

Hello fellow Americans. Recently losing our obesity crown to Mexico has probably got you feeling a bit down, and I understand that. Chanting “We’re Number two, we’re number two” doesn’t really have the same ring to it. We’re still number one in terms our incarceration levels, and I’m sure we’re still on top in number of current reality shows about …

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Not Enough Ryan Gosling on Your Screen? Goslingize Any Web Page with a New Chrome Extension

If your favorite websites feel like they are lacking a certain Goslingness, fear not. There’s a new Chrome extension that can help. It’s called Hey Girl, and it performs a simple task. When activated, it will turn every image on any page into a photo of Ryan Gosling. Inspired by the ubiquitous Ryan Gosling Hey Girl meme, this extension is …

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President Obama’s Oversight Panel To Investigate NSA’s Spy Programs

On Friday, President Obama announced four measures that he would take to inject more oversight and transparency into the NSA after Edward Snowden leaked details of the agency’s spy programs in early June. One of those measures was to create an independent oversight panel that would look into the NSA. The Hill reports that the president has now formally announced …

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The Pirate Bay Releases Its Own Web Browser

The Pirate Bay has been providing legal and illegal downloads to content via BitTorrent for 10 years. For those 10 years, governments from all over the world have tried to shut down the infamous Web site, but none have been successful thus far. To celebrate the occasion, the site has put together a little something that will make it even …

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Netflix Update: Fixed Android 4.3 Problems

If you have anything to do with Nexus HD or Android 4.3  or others systems or devices of the like, you might want to read this. According to one report, an annoying little bug problem appears fixed because Netflix has an update for it now. “You might have noticed that the newest version of Android was having troubles at times …

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People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness

If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer pressure, call it the sway of the crowd, or call it “herding,” but the fact remains: people are influenced by …

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Porn Hankering Foils Church Computer Thief

In just face it, most people use their computers mainly to watch porn news, an Owasso, Oklahoma man has been arrested after reportedly stealing a computer from the Owasso First Assembly of God church. That, in and of itself, isn’t very funny. But oh man, the rest of the story is. As KRMG reports, an employee at the church contacted …

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