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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 …

“Silk Road”, The Online Black Market Seized by FBI

Are you familiar with the Deep Web and Silk Road? Deep Web is not part of the surface web, which means you cannot access its content through search engines like Google or Yahoo. Therefore, obtaining a URL address from the …

Here Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan To Make The Internet More Affordable Here Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan To Make The Internet More Affordable
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The Internet is expensive. Sure, you may think that the $60 you pay a month for cable isn’t that much, but what about the estimated 5 billion people around the world who don’t even have access to basic Internet services. …

NSA Built Secret Social Network To Spy On Americans NSA Built Secret Social Network To Spy On Americans
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How many social networks do you use today? If you’re like most Internet users, you at least have a Facebook and Twitter account. After that, you might also hop onto Google+, Instagram, Vine or Pinterest. If you really want to …

15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet 15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet
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You’re reading this article. You probably checked your email at some point this morning. You also posted a Facebook update, checked your Twitter feed, or scrolled over reddit too. I know you did – I won’t tell your boss. To …

Popular Science Disables Comments, Says They’re ‘Undermining Bedrock Scientific Doctrine’
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At what point do internet comments, whether they are civil or uncivil, begin to undermine the entire purpose of the site on which they are hosted? Whatever that point is, Popular Science has apparently reached it. In an article appearing …

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Introduces Internet Tax Legislation In House Rep. Bob Goodlatte Introduces Internet Tax Legislation In House
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Back in August, Sens. Ron Wyden and John Thune introduced legislation that would permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998. The legislation prevents state and local governments from taxing Internet services. Now similar legislation has finally been introduced …

Darrell Issa Calls For Another Vote On House Amendment That Would Defund The NSA Darrell Issa Calls For Another Vote On House Amendment That Would Defund The NSA
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In late July, an amendment that would have defunded the NSA’s phone metadata collection program was brought to the House floor. It was narrowly defeated in a 205-217 vote, but now one of the lawmakers who voted against it wants …

Obama Says Declassified FISA Court Order Proves NSA Oversight Works Obama Says Declassified FISA Court Order Proves NSA Oversight Works
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Is the NSA subject to enough oversight? It’s supporters would continue to have you believe that to be the case, including President Obama. In a recent interview with CNN, the president addresses the recent declassified court order that said the …

Obama Appoints Four White House Insiders To NSA Review Panel Obama Appoints Four White House Insiders To NSA Review Panel
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Two weeks ago today, President Obama proposed a number of reforms to the NSA and FISA court in response to the Snowden leak. The reforms were largely cosmetic changes meant to give the illusion of real change, but there was …

Government Declassifies Court Opinion That Says NSA Violated The Fourth Amendment Government Declassifies Court Opinion That Says NSA Violated The Fourth Amendment
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One of the big talking points from NSA proponents is how the agency’s spy programs are constitutional. That’s debatable and many in Congress feel that the agency has largely overstepped its bounds in the collection of American’s cellphone metadata. Even …

Vine Cat-Kicker Arrested, Charged with Cruelty to Animals
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A viral animal abuse video has led to an arrest, and the perpetrator faces a maximum of 60 days in jail on a charge of cruelty to animals. 17-year-old Walter Easley will be back in court on September 12th to …