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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’ 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 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 …

Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Make The Internet Available To All Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Make The Internet Available To All
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The Internet is the single greatest invention in the history of mankind. It has the power to change how we see the world by exposing us to different ideas and cultures without ever leaving our home. It’s that transformative power …

Groklaw To Shut Down As Editor Doesn’t Want Government Going Through Its Virtual Underwear Groklaw To Shut Down As Editor Doesn’t Want Government Going Through Its Virtual Underwear
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Groklaw, an award-winning and highly respected legal site dealing mainly in software law, is shutting down due to fears of government spying. Specifically, the site’s editor Pam Jones has determined that she can’t stand the idea of the government reading …

Google Fiber To Head To Leawood, Kansas 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 …

Should Internet Access Remain Tax Free? Should Internet Access Remain Tax Free?
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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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pirate Bay Releases Its Own Web Browser The Pirate Bay Releases Its Own Web Browser
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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 …

Netflix Update: Fixed Android 4.3 Problems Netflix Update: Fixed Android 4.3 Problems
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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 …