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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 …

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‚Äôs 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 …