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Katie Couric Leaving Television for the Internet?

(image)Katie Couric is reportedly in negotiations to end her contract with ABC News in order to join Yahoo, where she will host a streaming interview show that will be aired on the company’s website. According to an ABC News executive …

Google’s Project Link To Bring Fiber Internet To Uganda Google’s Project Link To Bring Fiber Internet To Uganda
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Africa has the potential to be the next great epicenter of economic development. It just needs a push in the right direction, and Google’s latest project may just be the push it needs. On Wednesday evening, Google announced Project Link …

‘Theo and Beau’ Are the Cutest Napping Pals [VIDEO]

Dogs haven’t received the reputation of being “man’s best friend” for nothing. The recent story of Beau (a toddler living in Manhattan) and his best friend Theo (a mixture of boxer, shepherd, and lab breeds) proves that if a dog …

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert
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Last night, Stephen Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report was reddit co-founder and open internet advocate Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is promoting his new book, Without Their Permission, where he explores “the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the …

New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class? New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?
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The United States’ largest copyright lobbies, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, have initiated a highly controversial program nudging the educational system to shoulder the burden of teaching kids about how evil piracy …

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 …