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Blockbuster Is Closing Its Remaining Stores Blockbuster Is Closing Its Remaining Stores
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Blockbuster’s closing certainly does not come as too huge of a surprise to most people. The whole idea of a video rental store has almost been a thing of the past for several years now, as people continue to use …

These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA
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Last week, it was revealed that the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ collaborated on a program called MUSCULAR. In short, it would break into the data links that connect Google’s data servers and pilfer information without the company knowing about it. …

Bill Gates Takes Another Shot at Those Who Prioritize the Cause of Worldwide Internet Access Bill Gates Takes Another Shot at Those Who Prioritize the Cause of Worldwide Internet Access
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Bill Gates thinks it’s stupid to prioritize the goal of worldwide internet connectivity over malaria research. This is now the second time that he’s made the sentiment clear. Speaking in an interview with the Financial Times, the Microsoft founder said …

Senate Intelligence Panel Approves NSA Bill That Improves Transparency And Not Much Else Senate Intelligence Panel Approves NSA Bill That Improves Transparency And Not Much Else
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Ever since the Snowden leaks revealed that the NSA was collecting Americans’ phone records en masse, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has been the agency’s number one cheerleader. She has consistently argued that the collection of phone records was …

Latest Snowden Leak Reveals How The NSA Hacks Google Latest Snowden Leak Reveals How The NSA Hacks Google
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One of the very first Snowden leaks alerted the world to the existence of PRISM – a program where the NSA is given access to the servers of major tech companies like Google, Yahoo and more. That particular program is …

IsoHunt Is Back From The Dead… Sort Of IsoHunt Is Back From The Dead… Sort Of
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Earlier this month, IsoHunt, one of the world’s largest torrent trackers, shut down after settling a seven year lawsuit with the MPAA. There were efforts to archive all of IsoHunt upon the news, but founder Gary Fung killed the site …

Sen. Patrick Leahy Officially Introduces The USA FREEDOM Act In The Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Officially Introduces The USA FREEDOM Act In The Senate
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Earlier this month, Sen. Patrick Leahy began circulating a piece of legislation called The USA FREEDOM Act. We knew what the legislation would do, but we didn’t know any of the specifics until today. The Hill reports that Sen. Leahy …

This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go
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People want to pay for HBO Go, this is an established fact. Many people, however, don’t want to pay for the expensive cable packages that are required to access HBO Go. All they want is a standalone HBO Go service …

ICANN Introduces The First Four New gTLDs ICANN Introduces The First Four New gTLDs

Over the last two years, the internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has been trying to introduce new generic Top-Level Domains to the Internet. The process was initially wracked by technical issues, but everyone from Apple to Google were …

Now Celebrities Are Even Coming Out Against The NSA Now Celebrities Are Even Coming Out Against The NSA

It’s sometimes hard for the celebrity to relate to the common folk. After all, they don’t have to worry about many of things that us plebeians have to deal with on a daily basis. Every once in a while, however, …

Online Dating, Ex-Stalking on the Rise Says Pew Online Dating, Ex-Stalking on the Rise Says Pew
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Pew has just published a pretty expansive study on “dating digitally,” where they look at shifting views on online dating and looking for love on the internet. The main takeaways are that people are more increasingly turning to online dating …

IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down

IsoHunt was mine, and presumably many others, first run in with torrents and file sharing. Many have moved on, but the MPAA just couldn’t leave it alone. After launching a lawsuit against the site in 2006, the site’s founder, Gary …

Latest State Of The Internet Report Shows An Increase In Global Internet Speed Latest State Of The Internet Report Shows An Increase In Global Internet Speed

Every quarter, Akamai puts out a report called “The State of the Internet.” By utilizing the Akamai Intelligent Platform, it’s able to look at a number of metrics, including global average Internet speeds, attack traffic and browser popularity. It’s an …

Edward Snowden Receives Sam Adams Award, Speaks On Camera For The First Time In Months Edward Snowden Receives Sam Adams Award, Speaks On Camera For The First Time In Months
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Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor that leaked details of the agency’s surveillance programs to newspapers around the world, is still hiding out somewhere in Russia. That didn’t stop the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence from delivering their …

Here’s Netflix’s Latest Rankings For Best ISPs Here’s Netflix’s Latest Rankings For Best ISPs

Netflix has added the data for September to its ISP Speed Index, which looks at the ISPs providing their customers with the best Netflix streaming experiences. As usual, Google Fiber leads the pack. In fact, there aren’t many changes for …

Mark Zuckerberg Buys 4 New Homes For More Privacy Mark Zuckerberg Buys 4 New Homes For More Privacy
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Mark Zuckerberg is worried about privacy, and as a result he decided to buy four houses that were owned by neighbors of his. He bought four houses near his home in Palo Alto, California that were not even on the …

Sen. Ron Wyden Says He’ll Fight Ineffective NSA Reform Sen. Ron Wyden Says He’ll Fight Ineffective NSA Reform

NSA reform has been near the top of Congress’ priorities ever since details of the programs were leaked by Edward Snowden in early June. Despite all of Congress agreeing that something needs to be done, they can’t seem to agree …

Don’t Snoop Me Bro Is Your Easy To Use Anti-NSA Device Don’t Snoop Me Bro Is Your Easy To Use Anti-NSA Device
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Privacy and anonymity on the Internet are no longer an expectation on the Internet. If you don’t want somebody snooping through your traffic, you have to work for it. Unfortunately, encrypting your connection through a VPN can sometimes be a …

Tech Companies Unite To Form Alliance For Affordable Internet Tech Companies Unite To Form Alliance For Affordable Internet

Mark Zuckerberg made waves back in August when he announced Internet.org – a new group dedicated to bringing the Internet to the rest of the world through price reductions and innovations in wireless data delivery. Now a group of Internet …

Sen. Leahy Introduces USA Freedom Act To Reign In NSA Sen. Leahy Introduces USA Freedom Act To Reign In NSA
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One of the most vocal opponents of the NSA’s surveillance program has been Sen. Patrick Leahy. He’s promised for a while now that he would bring some sort of anti-NSA legislation to the floor, and he’s now done that with …

Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism
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Ever since PRISM’s reveal in early June, tech companies named as participants in the program have been trying to distance themselves from it. Part of that effort involved asking the federal government to let them publish the number of federal …