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The Pirate Bay Moves To Iceland After Getting Kicked Out Of Greeland The Pirate Bay Moves To Iceland After Getting Kicked Out Of Greeland

The Pirate Bay has been on the move quite a bit these past few months. The infamous Web site anticipated that its .se domain wasn’t going to last much longer and set out for free waters. It first moved to …

Senate Votes In Favor Of Moving Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill Senate Votes In Favor Of Moving Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill
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The Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would force online retailers to collect sales tax regardless of its physical location, has gained quite a bit of support in recent days. The Senate and White House are united in passing a …

Global Internet Speeds Have Increased Yet Again Global Internet Speeds Have Increased Yet Again
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Every quarter, Akamai releases a report called “The State of the Internet.” In the previous report, Akamai found that broadband speeds had fallen on a global level. Thankfully, the latest report indicates that speeds are rising yet again. Akamai reports …

Anonymous Organizes CISPA Blackout, Not Many Web Sites Show Up Anonymous Organizes CISPA Blackout, Not Many Web Sites Show Up
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The SOPA blackout protest was something else. Google, Wikipedia, Reddit and other major online players blacked out part or all of their Web sites in opposition to a proposed bill that would have given the U.S. government unchecked power to …

House Passes CISPA, Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Moves To Senate House Passes CISPA, Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Moves To Senate
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During a vote in the House today, a majority of representatives voted in favor of passing CISPA for the second year in a row. Now the bill heads to the Senate where it will either live or die. Free Internet …

CISPA Amendment Stripped Of Its Pro-Privacy Provision CISPA Amendment Stripped Of Its Pro-Privacy Provision
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We reported yesterday that CISPA was finally shaping up. Rep. Mike McCaul introduced an amendment late into the game that would have forced companies to share customers’ private information only with the Department of Homeland Security. It sounded too good …

Google Fiber’s Next Stop May Be In Provo, Utah [Update: It's Official] Google Fiber’s Next Stop May Be In Provo, Utah [Update: It's Official]

UPDATE: It’s official. Google just announced via its official Google Fiber blog that Provo, Utah will be the next city to get Google’s gigabit Internet service. As part of the expansion, Google will be purchasing iProvo, the network that currently …

Patton Oswalt To Host 17th Annual Webby Awards

Comedian and social media superstar Patton Oswalt has been tapped to host the 17th annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards, an award show presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is one of the most prestigious internet-based …

Google Explores The Internet’s Impact On African Businesses Google Explores The Internet’s Impact On African Businesses

Google wants to see the power of the Internet better harnessed in Africa so that the economy across the continent improves. The company discussed this in a post on its Europe Policy blog, and in this video uploaded to the …

Rep. Mike Rogers Blocks Pro-Privacy Amendments From Being Added To CISPA Rep. Mike Rogers Blocks Pro-Privacy Amendments From Being Added To CISPA
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The House will vote on CISPA this week. This vote will decide whether or not the House majority thinks companies should be able to share your private online information with the government while enjoying total legal immunity. The second debate …

Obama Administration Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues Obama Administration Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues
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On Wednesday, CISPA came closer to reality as it passed the markup phase in the House Intelligence Committee. Now the bill has to make it through the House, then the Senate, and finally the President’s desk. That last one may …

CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy? CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy?
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Well, that didn’t take long. The Hill reports that the House Intelligence Committee met in secret Wednesday to mark up CISPA and approve any last amendments before it made its way to the House floor. CISPA was approved on a …

The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland
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In early 2012, The Pirate Bay moved from its traditional .org domain to a .se domain to avoid the fate that befell Megaupload. For over a year now, The Pirate Bay has not moved from this domain, even when it …

What Is Bitcoin? Well, Watch This Great Video and Find Out What Is Bitcoin? Well, Watch This Great Video and Find Out
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Have you been hearing a lot about Bitcoin lately? Do you have absolutely no idea what the hell people are talking about? Are you in the least bit troubled by your lack of understanding? Here, watch this video. It’s an …

AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too

To say that AT&T is stealing Google’s thunder isn’t really the right way to put it, but Ma Bell is using the buzz surrounding Google Fiber’s big launch into Austin as a way to springboard its own plans for a …

The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs
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The history of the Internet is an area of study that’s woefully ignored by the modern generation. I was part of the generation that grew up just as the Internet was just getting started, and the generation before me can …

This Is the Most Honest Cable Ad That You’ll Never See [VIDEO]
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You’ve seen this ad before. A harmless-looking guy asks you if you want fast, reliable internet and a choice of all the best HD cable channels – all at a reasonable price. Well, sure, golly, gosh – of course I …

NYPD Tell Its Cops to Stop Screwing Around on the Internet NYPD Tell Its Cops to Stop Screwing Around on the Internet

It seems like there’s a new story every day about some idiot criminal misusing social media in a way that gets them arrested. Recent examples include the guy who posted photos of money and booze, all while ducking out on …

Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack
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The most popular form of cyberattack anymore is the Distributed Denial of Service attack. These DDoS attacks rarely affect anyone outside of those attempting to access the attacked Web site, but a recent DDoS attack is proving to have widespread …

Julius Genachowski Stepping Down As FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Stepping Down As FCC Chairman

Julius Genachowski has served as FCC Chairman since his appointment in June 2009. Over the years, he has spearheaded a number of projects, including the ambitious National Broadband Plan. Now he’s leaving that all behind. The New York Times reports …

Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber

Earlier this year, Google CEO Larry Page hinted that Google Fiber would be coming to more cities in the future. The hint renewed cities’ efforts to attract Google Fiber to their communities, but only one city has emerged victorious in …