All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet’

Latest NSA Leak Finds Agency Spied On Porn Habits Of “Radicalizers”

Since June, we’ve learned that the NSA spies on just about everything we do in the name of stopping terrorism. As it turns out, the agency is even spying on our porn habits because it might just stop terrorists. Fresh from his departure from The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald is now reporting on the latest Snowden leak from The Huffington Post. …

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Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web

The Web is arguably the most important invention of the modern era. It’s a shame then that more organizations are not out there helping people learn how to get the most out of it. The organizations that are supporting humanity’s relationship with the Web got a shot in the arm over the weekend, however, thanks to an agreement with one …

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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 who requested anonymity before talks were complete, said that this move would be a bold one for Couric, but one …

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Google’s Project Link To Bring Fiber Internet To Uganda

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 – a new initiative that will see Google bringing Fiber-backed Internet to developing areas in Africa. At the start, it …

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‘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 is a man’s best friend, then a puppy must be a little man’s best friend. Jessica Shyba, Beau’ mother, has …

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Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert

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 good of humankind.” What Colbert refers to as “cultural socialism” is actually the democratization of the internet, and more importantly, …

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New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?

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 really is. The LA Times reports that a nonprofit group known as the Center for Copyright Information has commissioned a …

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Blockbuster Is Closing Its Remaining Stores

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 sources such as Netflix or Redbox to watch movies. Several Blockbuster stores were already closed a few years ago throughout …

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These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA

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. As you would expect, Google was pretty angry, and its engineers took it personally. When the program was first revealed, …

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Bill Gates Takes Another Shot at Those Who Prioritize the Cause of Worldwide Internet Access

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 that making connecting the billions of unconnected people on the planet to reliable internet access a priority is “a joke.” …

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Senate Intelligence Panel Approves NSA Bill That Improves Transparency And Not Much Else

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 legal and even proposed a bill that would make that collection legal under law instead of just a court decision. …

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Latest Snowden Leak Reveals How The NSA Hacks Google

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 supposedly operated with the consent of these companies, but a new leak suggests that the agency is also going behind …

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