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Vegas: 98 Arrests Made During Union Protest
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A protest on Las Vegas Boulevard on Wednesday culminated in the arrest of 98 union protesters. According to a Las Vegas Sun report, the protesters were members of Culinary Union Local 226. The protest took place outside the The Cosmopolitan …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Chris Christie Fundraiser Sees Protests Mark Zuckerberg’s Chris Christie Fundraiser Sees Protests
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On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at his home in Palo Alto, California. It’s thought to be the first major political fundraiser that the billionaire has ever hosted. “Mark and Priscilla …

Muslims Protest Outside Google UK Headquarters Over “Innocence Of Muslims” [Video] Muslims Protest Outside Google UK Headquarters Over “Innocence Of Muslims” [Video]
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On Sunday, thousands of Muslims (around 3,500 according to The Huffington Post, but more like 10,000 according to The Telegraph) gathered in protest outside of Google’s London HQ over the company’s refusal to remove the controversial Innocence Of Muslims film …

These Massachusetts Protesters Will Cuss If They Wanna and Bans Be Damned

Earlier this month, the town of Middleborough, Massachusetts, passed an ordinance declaring public use of cuss words a punishable offense worthy of a $20 fine. As you can imagine, there were people who took issue with this new ordinance and …

Chernobyl Diaries: Protesters Offended by the Film’s Premise
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Chernobyl Diaries, the latest horror flick by “Paranormal Activity” mastermind Oren Peli, is all set to scare the living daylights out of prospective movie-goers this weekend. The movie, which follows the misadventures of several teenagers who decide to pay a …

Anonymous Announces Operation Defense Phase II In Response To CISPA Anonymous Announces Operation Defense Phase II In Response To CISPA
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I told a friend last night that it wouldn’t be long before Anonymous reacted to the news of CISPA passing the House. I was right with Anonymous uploading a new video today that announces Operation Defense Phase II. If you …

TSA Protest: Oregon Man Gets Naked For The Cause
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It would be hard to find a group that has taken more criticism from the population in the past few years than the TSA. Accusations of harassment, lawsuits, and yes, protests have been commonplace news stories in the new millennium. …

ACTA Is Still Alive and Kicking, Could Be Ratified Soon
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Folks, you might want to get those Guy Fawkes masks out, and start working on your next anti-ACTA sign, because there’s a very real chance the European Parliament is going to circumvent the European Court of Justice and ratify it …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated] Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated]
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Update: It sounds like this didn’t actually happen, and that WBC is using Twitter to manipulate the media. NJ.com reports: Star-Ledger reporters on the scene said access to that area had been restricted all day, and confirmed no active protests …

ACTA Protests Erupt Across Europe
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We reported Friday on the organization of massive anti-ACTA protests around the world. We are now able to see just how big and widespread the protests were. Reuters is reporting that over 25,000 protesters took to the streets across various …

Germany Delays Signing ACTA

Have all the anti-ACTA protests started to sway European politicians? Maybe this weekend’s plans for mass protest is what did it, but there does appear to be some headway being made against the overreaching attempts at Internet regulation that have …

Anti-ACTA Protests Going Worldwide Tomorrow
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While there’s no way of knowing if the upcoming anti-ACTA protests will have the same chilling effect the Internet blackout did on SOPA/PIPA, citizens on a worldwide basis are preparing to speak out against the ACTA treaty. Loudly. Tomorrow (February …

SOPA Blackout Day By The Numbers [Infographic] SOPA Blackout Day By The Numbers [Infographic]

Frugal Dad has put out an infographic breaking down SOPA blackout day (January 18) by the numbers. “The Wikipedia blackout was seen by 160 million people – over twice those who tuned in to the first televised presidential debate,” a …

Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos] Occupy Oakland Occupies Social Media [Videos]
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According to various reports, about 300 protesters were arrested on Saturday in the Occupy Oakland protests. As you might imagine, related content is flooding the social networks. There are lots of videos of police/protester clashing. Here are some of the …

As ACTA Gets Signed, Europeans Protest
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At a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, more members of the European Union signed ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), ratifying the treaty for the countries that signed it. However, because the European Union parliament as yet to weigh in, ACTA is not …

ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks
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ACTA blew through the European Union yesterday with Poland perhaps receiving the largest backlash. Poland saw massive protests yesterday due to the government’s intention to sign ACTA. The government went ahead and signed it despite the protests from the public. …

Facebook and Twitter Users: The FBI Is Watching You
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The FBI is shopping around for a contractor to do some snooping for them on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. In a document called “Social Media Application” (pdf) released on January 19, it was revealed that the Strategic …

Porn Sites Black Out For SOPA Porn Sites Black Out For SOPA
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With so many sites down today to protest SOPA and PIPA, it’s safe to assume that many internet denizens will turn to other recreational sites to fill the void (I’m looking at you, redditors). But don’t think that just because …

SOPA Blackout Day: The Early Twitter Reaction SOPA Blackout Day: The Early Twitter Reaction
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Since Twitter is not participating in the SOPA Blackout today, people are able to take to the site to express their support and/or frustration with the effort. Many high-profile sites have already begun their blackouts to protest the controversial legislation. …

Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever” Boing Boing Blackout: “SOPA Would Kill Us Forever”

Popular blog boingboing.net joined the SOPA Blackout at Midnight on Wednesday with a 503 error that reads: Boing Boing is offline today, because the US Senate is considering legislation that would certainly kill us forever. The legislation is called the …

SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info SOPA Blackout Set For January 18th: Here’s All The Info
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Over the weekend, the Stop Online Piracy Act was dealt a major blow as the legislation was delayed until “outstanding concerns” have been addressed. SOPA will not move forward in the House as the official vote was been cancelled and …