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People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness
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If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer …

Porn Hankering Foils Church Computer Thief Porn Hankering Foils Church Computer Thief
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In just face it, most people use their computers mainly to watch porn news, an Owasso, Oklahoma man has been arrested after reportedly stealing a computer from the Owasso First Assembly of God church. That, in and of itself, isn’t …

Bill Gates: Google’s Internet Balloons Won’t Help Kids Dying of Malaria Bill Gates: Google’s Internet Balloons Won’t Help Kids Dying of Malaria
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Back in June Google announced Project Loon, an initiative to bring the internet to remote areas via giant balloons that float around stratospheric winds and beam access down to people on the ground. Google knows that it’s an ambitious program. …

Comcast Has A Plan To Convert Pirates Into Paying Customers [Report] Comcast Has A Plan To Convert Pirates Into Paying Customers [Report]

Most people would say that the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System has been an utter failure. We’ve not yet heard a single success story. In fact, we’ve not heard anything about it since it launched earlier this year. A new …

Companies Are Duking It Out Online For Consumers’ Hearts And Minds [Infographic] Companies Are Duking It Out Online For Consumers’ Hearts And Minds [Infographic]

Everybody is fighting to have you access the Internet on their hardware or software platforms. In fact, you may even call it a war. Some wars are more contested than others, but they’re all fighting to gain your favor at …

Starbucks Partners With Google For Faster Wi-Fi Starbucks Partners With Google For Faster Wi-Fi

Starbucks recently made a deal with Google to offer their customers Wi-Fi connections that are considerably faster then they are today. Starbucks has been a long-time hang out spot and trendy temporary workspace for many around the world. However, those …

New Leak Suggests NSA Can See Everything You Do Online New Leak Suggests NSA Can See Everything You Do Online
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In early June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed PRISM to the world. The secret NSA program allows the agency to collect communications from major tech companies. Various programs revealed since then have all been about streamlining that data collection. …

Look At All This Stuff That Happens On The Web In Just 60 Seconds Look At All This Stuff That Happens On The Web In Just 60 Seconds
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We just showed you how many people and things are coming online in real time (at least by Cisco’s measure). Now let’s take a look at what people are actually doing. Well, it’s not exactly a real-time look, but according …

Cisco Is Counting Things That Are Connected To The Internet In Real Time (Here’s The Counter) Cisco Is Counting Things That Are Connected To The Internet In Real Time (Here’s The Counter)

Cisco launched the Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Connections counter today, claiming to count, in real time, everything that comes online. So far it’s over ten billion people, processes, data and things. Here’s a look at their counter: “Right now, …

Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing
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Most of us in the U.S. love to rag on our ISPs and blame them for what we perceive as painfully slow Internet speeds. Our ISPs certainly do deserve their fair share of criticism, but we should also celebrate when …

House Wants To Take The NSA Down A Peg With Defense Spending Amendments House Wants To Take The NSA Down A Peg With Defense Spending Amendments

Ever since it was revealed that the NSA was spying on Americans in early June, some members of Congress have proposed laws to strip the agency of its power. Those proposed laws probably won’t go anywhere anytime soon though. That’s …

Justice Department Finally Admits That It Collects All Phone Records Within U.S. Justice Department Finally Admits That It Collects All Phone Records Within U.S.
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When the NSA spy programs were first revealed, the government told us that it was only collecting records that were relevant to terrorism investigations. Further leaks contradicted that claim, but the government didn’t address it. Now one government official has, …

Microsoft Details How It Complies With Government Requests For User Data Microsoft Details How It Complies With Government Requests For User Data
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In the wake of the NSA leaks, tech companies began to distance themselves from allegations that said they provided the NSA with direct access to their servers. Microsoft was one of the more vocal in its denials, and even mounted …

Justice Department Ordered To Release Documents Detailing Yahoo’s Fight Against PRISM Justice Department Ordered To Release Documents Detailing Yahoo’s Fight Against PRISM

You may remember last month when it was revealed that Yahoo fought against PRISM and lost in 2008. The leaked FISA document that revealed this information was heavily redacted, however, so it didn’t give us the whole picture. Now Yahoo …

Is Microsoft The Biggest Big Brother Of Them All? Is Microsoft The Biggest Big Brother Of Them All?
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Microsoft made headlines yesterday when its CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced a massive restructuring of the company. His vision is to have Microsoft provide everything for your life through a number of devices – including phones, TVs, computers and tablets. It’s …

Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM’s Brother – Upstream Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM’s Brother – Upstream
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In early June, The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed through leaks provided by Edward Snowden that the NSA was in cahoots with major tech companies in a program called PRISM. In short, the leak claimed that the NSA could …

Edward Snowden Predicted U.S. Response To His NSA Leaks Edward Snowden Predicted U.S. Response To His NSA Leaks
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In early June, Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, worked with The Guardian and Washington Post to release a number of leaks regarding the NSA’s spy programs. In that first week, The Guardian also released a video interview with Snowden …

Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans

Just over one-fifth of American adults now rely on the Internet as their main source of news about current events. That’s according to a new poll from Gallup. 21% of those polled answered the question “what would you say is …

Cats Pretending To Be Dogs Are Kind Of Adorable Cats Pretending To Be Dogs Are Kind Of Adorable
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The Internet loves cats. The Internet loves dogs. Would the Internet love a cat pretending to be a dog? Well, I certainly think they should. An ad from O2, a mobile carrier in the UK, has created a new ad …

Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study
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Reddit is huge. Need proof? How about a recent Pew study that said 6 percent of all online American adults use the site. The study, which was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, is …

Edward Snowden’s Father Writes An Open Letter To His Son Edward Snowden’s Father Writes An Open Letter To His Son
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Edward Snowden is currently on the run from the U.S. government for leaking classified NSA information to newspapers around the world. He’s currently hiding out in a Moscow airport as he waits to hear from various countries around the world …