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House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection

One of the worst things about the recently leaked NSA spy programs is what the agency calls “incidental data.” In short, it’s data on innocent Americans that gets picked up alongside data on non-Americans. The agency claims it can’t look …

Can We Trust Our Government Not To Spy On Us? Can We Trust Our Government Not To Spy On Us?
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Earlier this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on non-Americans and Americans via phone tapping and Internet surveillance. President Obama and his administration were quick to deny that the program targets Americans. He’s been …

NSA And Edward Snowden Get The NMA Treatment NSA And Edward Snowden Get The NMA Treatment

NMA is rarely ever a serious outlet. The Taiwanese animation outlet prefers to spoof the news, but sometimes it can at least be kind of serious. This is one of those times. This morning, NMA decided to tackle the NSA …

These Photos From Google’s Balloon Launch Are Truly Captivating These Photos From Google’s Balloon Launch Are Truly Captivating
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As you may have heard by now, Google is sending balloons up into the air in an effort to make fast Internet available to everyone in the world. The plan is to have balloons up twice the altitude of where …

Here’s A Look At The ‘Project Loon’ Pilot Test Here’s A Look At The ‘Project Loon’ Pilot Test
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Google announced its latest “moonshot” with Project Loon. Google is launching balloons into the air to provide Internet connectivity to more people. You can read more about the initiative and the technology behind it here, but the company is beginning …

Google Is Using Balloons To Give The Entire World Fast Internet Google Is Using Balloons To Give The Entire World Fast Internet

We’ve seen Google accomplish some pretty remarkable things when the company puts its collective mind to it. In recent years, Google has really been pushing the envelope with its so called “moonshots” like Google Glass and self-driving cars. Google has …

Don’t Trust Tech Companies With Your Data? Use These Alternatives Don’t Trust Tech Companies With Your Data? Use These Alternatives
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Last week, it was revealed that the NSA may have tapped into the data servers of Google, Microsoft and more. After the revelation, people may be concerned about their data online. Is there any refuge from the major tech companies …

Tim Berners-Lee Says NSA Spy Programs Threaten Democracy Tim Berners-Lee Says NSA Spy Programs Threaten Democracy
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The Internet community was shaken to its very core last week when it was revealed that the NSA may have tapped into data servers belonging to Google, Yahoo and more. The revelation caused some to say that this was not …

Another Rural ISP Offers Gigabit Internet To Consumers Another Rural ISP Offers Gigabit Internet To Consumers
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Vermont Telecom made headlines in late April when it announced it would bring Google Fiber-like Internet speeds to its customers for only $35 a month. Now another rural ISP has started to offer gigabit Internet, but at a more expensive …

Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Online Privacy Protection Bill Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Online Privacy Protection Bill
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There’s not a lack of online privacy protection bills floating around Congress at the moment, but it can’t hurt to have one more. On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul introduced the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act, or S. 1037, to …

Cat Boarding Is So Simple It Works, Because…Cats

A simple formula is all that’s required to rule the internet these days. Cats + Something Adorable = Internet domination. As is proven by a video meme which has a halfway decent chance at blowing up. If nothing else, people …

American Consumers Really Hate Their ISP American Consumers Really Hate Their ISP
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Internet service providers are pretty awful. It seems that most Americans agree if a recent survey is to be believed. The American Customer Satisfaction Index has released its report for 2013. This year is particularly interesting as ISPs have been …

Kids Are Browsing Porn Earlier Than You Can Even Imagine, According to Study Kids Are Browsing Porn Earlier Than You Can Even Imagine, According to Study

As a parent, the internet is both a useful and possibly scary tool. It opens the world up for your kids and allows them to experience a ton of info that they wouldn’t have been able to access before the …

For What It’s Worth, The House Thinks The Government Shouldn’t Control The Internet For What It’s Worth, The House Thinks The Government Shouldn’t Control The Internet

Does the government want to regulate the Internet? It really depends on who you ask. Internet freedom fighters say legislation like SOPA and CISPA are thinly veiled attempts to regulate the Internet. The government, however, claims that it’s strictly taking …

Senate Votes In Favor Of Online Sales Tax Bill, Controversial Legislation Heads To House Senate Votes In Favor Of Online Sales Tax Bill, Controversial Legislation Heads To House

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a piece of legislation that will force online businesses to collect state sales tax regardless of their physical location – was set to go before the Senate for a final vote last night. It was …

The Next Xbox Will Still Work Without An Internet Connection

One of the more controversial rumors surrounding the next Xbox is that it would require an always online Internet connection. Some rumors even said that the next Xbox can only remain offline for three minutes before interrupting a game to …

Keyboard Cat & Nyan Cat Creators Sue Warner Bros Keyboard Cat & Nyan Cat Creators Sue Warner Bros
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The creators of two popular cat-related internet memes are suing Warner Bros for using their creations in video games dating backt to 2009. The plaintiffs in the case, Charles Schmidt and Christopher Orlando Torres*, are the creators of Keyboard Cat …

Google Fiber Is Coming to Shawnee, Kansas Google Fiber Is Coming to Shawnee, Kansas
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Google has just announced another expansion of their Fiber service – one that’s pretty close to “home base.” Home base being Kansas City, the location of Google’s Fiber’s first installment. The next town to be blessed with Google’s super-fast internet …

Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax To Pay For Losses Due To Piracy Belgian RIAA Demands An Internet Tax To Pay For Losses Due To Piracy
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Content owners say piracy is the number one problem facing content owners. These groups have tried almost everything to stop piracy, but none of it has really worked. Now content owners have a new tactic to regain revenue lost due …

The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure

Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to Iceland’s .is domain in hopes of escaping the ever watchful eye of the entertainment industry and its army of lawyers. It seemed that the infamous site would be safe for at least a …

Nielsen Is Now Measuring Online TV Viewers Nielsen Is Now Measuring Online TV Viewers

Nielsen, the long-time leader in TV audience measurements, is taking their methodology online. Today, the company announced a pilot program for the Nielsen Digital Program Ratings which will track TV content viewed online. The pilot starts with a handful of …