Uber Petition Grows After Hong Kong Raid

Just a couple of days after police raided Uber’s Hong Kong offices, a petition to “Keep Hong Kong Moving” has already amassed nearly 40,000 signatures. “As you may have heard, police visited Uber’s offices in Hong Kong this week and…

The White House Just Responded to the Pardon Edward Snowden Petition – Two Years Later

It only took two years, but the White House has finally gotten around to providing a response to a petition asking for the pardon of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Official answer: nope. “As the President said in announcing recent intelligence…

‘Mike Brown Law’ Petition to Make All Cops Wear Cameras Tops White House Threshold

A petition to require all state, county, and local police officers to wear body cameras has blown past the signature threshold on The White House’s We The People online petition site in just a week. This prompts The White House,…

Facebook Says It’s ‘Not Always Listening’ as Petition Against New Feature Nears 600,000 Signatures

A lot of people, both Facebook users and otherwise, don’t really trust Facebook. So, when Facebook announced a new feature that can passively listen to users’ background activity in order to easily identify songs, TV shows, and movies for status-sharing…

Hundreds of Thousands Petition Facebook to Abandon Creepy Passive Listening Feature

Given the fact that a large amount of people–users and non-users alike–have a severe distrust of Facebook and their intentions, it’s not that surprising that hundreds of thousands of people have already signed a petition asking that the largest social…

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that…

Laura Prepon Petitioned Not To Leave Netflix’s ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Laura Prepon is most likely leaving Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. While she is one of the most popular cast members, reports came out last month that she is returning only for a limited number of episodes in the…

168,000+ Angry Tumblr Users Sign Petition to Thwart Yahoo Deal

This petition has absolutely no chance of changing Marissa Mayer and David Karp’s minds, but it does show that there is a significant chunk of Tumblr users who are less-than-thrilled with the popular blogging platform’s impending move to Yahoo. As…

Tebow Fans’ Plea Hits White House Petition Site

The White House’s online petition website has been used to promote both serious and silly ideas since its debut. Petitions to build a death star or make an R. Kelly song the national anthem don’t seriously deserve the president’s time,…

Petition to Force Congress to Wear NASCAR-Style Suits with Corporate Logos Gains Steam

Ever since the White House changed the rules on their We The People petition site, forcing petitions to reach the 100,000-signature threshold before warranting an official response, “successful” petitions have been a lot more scarce. Only a handful of petitions…

David Hasselhoff Wants to Save the Berlin Wall

It’s a well-known fact that David Hasselhoff is big in Germany. Now, “The Hoff” is seeking to preserve a piece of German history. The actor is protesting the removal of a section of the Berlin Wall. The section is one…

White House Invites Developers To We The People 2.0 Hackathon

To its credit, the Obama administration has been far more tech savvy than any before it. One of its defining moments in this area was the building of the We The People Web site and making the software behind it…

Piers Morgan is Safe as White House Asks Gun Activist Petitioners to Remember the 1st Amendment

The White House’s “We The People” online petition site has seen some ridiculous petitions gain steam over the past couple of months. First, there was the rash of secession petitions that popped up following President Obama’s reelection. Then, we saw…

Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God Fans Take To Twitter To Petition White House To Aid Singer’s Freedom

As recently reported, Randy Blythe, vocalist for the metal band Lamb of God, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, after an incident at a show, where an audience member was injured, and later died from those injuries. Blythe was detained…

Dejected iGoogle Users Create Petitions to Save the Doomed Product

Since Google announced that it’s going to be closing down its personalized homepage product, iGoogle, not everybody has been welcoming of that news. In fact, some are downright angry and upset. Since Google slipped the announcement through Tuesday afternoon, Search…

The Avengers Apparently Waged A War On Adopted Kids

Has everyone had the chance to see The Avengers yet? I sure hope so – it’s pure escapism at its finest. Critics and fans agree that it’s a must-see for the summer, so I won’t take any more time participating…

Google Penguin Update: Petition Calls For Google To Kill It

Last week, Google gave frustrated webmasters a place to complain if they felt they were unjustly hit by the Penguin update. While I’m sure Google has received plenty of feedback through that, some are gravitating towards a petition to get…

Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million]

UPDATE: The figure is now well over 7 million, according to a Google+ post. Thank you to the more than 7 million of you in the U.S. that took the time yesterday to petition Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA,…

SOPA Petition Gains Steam, Some Are Less Than Enthusiastic About Its Prospects

We’ve recently told you about the backlash coming from all angles concerning the Stop Online Piracy Act (PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE Act), a bill currently being debated in the halls of Congress that many feel would create the “Great Firewall of America.” The…

Petition Seeks to Keep Google From Blocking Referral Data

Earlier this month, Google announced that it would begin encrypting search queries with SSL as the default experience at Google.com for users who search while logged into their accounts. Sites visited from Google’s organic listings will be able to tell…