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The Declaration of Internet Freedom: how the net’s minutemen plan to protect the future

No Indian government shall ever censor social media, says minister

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India made headlines last week when Minister of State for Communications & IT, Sachin Pilot, said that online companies like Facebook and Google must comply with the country’s laws. His statement came one day after Google and Facebook revealed that they had in fact already removed content at an Indian...
No Indian government shall ever censor social media, says minister

Millions face digital TV blackout due to new mobile services

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Broadcasters say proposed £180m switchover help scheme is insufficient, urging government to use proceeds from 4G auctionMillions of homes face a digital TV blackout because of interference from new mobile services, with fears that a government help scheme to combat the problem will prove inadequate.Around 2.3 million households – all...
Millions face digital TV blackout due to new mobile services

Seeking an exit, Proview prepares to negotiate with Apple over Chinese iPad trademark

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Taiwanese firm Proview appears to be seeking an exit from its ongoing trademark dispute with Apple in China. According to a report from Times of India, the company’s lawyer has indicated its willingness to sit down with Apple and agree a deal that grants it the rights to use the...
Seeking an exit, Proview prepares to negotiate with Apple over Chinese iPad trademark
‘Anonymous’ hackers plan to shut down the Internet this Saturday

Argentina imposes $42m fine on Telefónica following major phone blackout

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Argentina has imposed a whopping US$42m (ARS186m) fine on Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica, El País reports. This measure follows the major phone blackout that hit Argentina last month. According to the Spanish newspaper, the outage resulted from a software failure and affected 18m mobile and landline users for five hours on April...
Argentina imposes $42m fine on Telefónica following major phone blackout

Harnessing Web Fury: #SOPA, #KONY2012 and #StephenColbert

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Barack Obama is on Instagram. He's on Foursquare and Facebook, too. He's even on Google+. On Election Day, he suggested that his pioneering Web presence wouldn't end with the campaign, but would continue into governance. The new administration would foster innovative engagement, and Obama would become our first wired...
Harnessing Web Fury: #SOPA, #KONY2012 and #StephenColbert

The Playstation Network Goes Down For Maintenance Today (SNE)

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Sony is taking the Playstation Network offline at 9 AM EST this morning for maintenance. In the scheduled 13 hours that the service will be offline, users won't be able to access their accounts, play online, or access their Home or Store. You can follow the official Playstation Twitter account...
The Playstation Network Goes Down For Maintenance Today (SNE)

The Unfinished Swan – preview

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Trapped in a totally white world, throwing paint to mark your way in a storybook narrative – this is no standard gaming fareThe Unfinished Swan began life as a humble tech demo in 2008 called WhiteSpace, created by Ian Dallas. It showed a perfectly white arena, giving the user the...
The Unfinished Swan – preview
Facebook will give you $20K for your brilliant human rights idea

Should your startup be thinking about the federal government?

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Between SOPA, PIPA and the JOBS Act, Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. have had a lot to talk about recently. Aside from headline-grabbing legislation, between work Visas and patents, there’s a good chance that at some point, your startup will need to interact with the federal government. And when it...
Should your startup be thinking about the federal government?
WGN America and Tribune's local channels back on DirecTV after drawn-out public spat

Google joins the lobbying elite with record spending on lawmakers in 2012

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Google's now playing to win in Washington. Despite arriving late to the anti-SOPA party, the company is now heavily invested in lobbying and lawmakers after spending $5.03 million in the first quarter of 2012. Google is now spending at a level that, if sustained throughout the year, will vault...
Google joins the lobbying elite with record spending on lawmakers in 2012

China Web Suffers Temporary Blackout

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A slew of Chinese and foreign websites were unavailable in China for about two hours on Thursday, as officials issued warnings against spreading rumors online....
China Web Suffers Temporary Blackout
Google's 'start something' campaign asks the world to describe 'the power of the internet'

Slow learner? MPAA chief hints at talks to revive SOPA

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Christopher Dodd, the former Connecticut senator who now leads the Motion Picture Association of America, hasn't given up on his dream of censoring the Internet. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, he said that Hollywood and the technology industry "need to come to an understanding" about new copyright legislation....
Slow learner? MPAA chief hints at talks to revive SOPA

Historic Archive Of Websites From The January 18th SOPA Blackout

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We've discussed in the past the importance of preserving our digital history, including the excellent work the famed Archive Team has done rescuing and archiving various sites as they're being shut down. Of course, sites that are shutting down are not all that's worth preserving. There are also timely events...
Historic Archive Of Websites From The January 18th SOPA Blackout
Stealing is at the Heart of Creating Anything

Glory Be To The Window Seat: A Bizarre 'Spiritual' Defense Of The FAA's Airplane Gadget Ban

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By now, you've probably heard the news that the FAA is reconsidering its policies on using electronic devices on airplanes. In truth this is primarily a technical issue, coupled with an administrative question of who will pay to actually test devices, but that hasn't stopped some people from expressing their...
Glory Be To The Window Seat: A Bizarre 'Spiritual' Defense Of The FAA's Airplane Gadget Ban

MPAA CTO Jumps Ship To Internet Society, An Opponent Of Greater Online Copyright Enforcement

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Back in January, the day before the big anti-SOPA blackout, I was on a panel at the Congressional Internet Caucus' State of the Net event, and one of the other panelists was the MPAA's Chief Technology Policy Officer, Paul Brigner. Brigner had been somewhat vocal in defending the MPAA's position...
MPAA CTO Jumps Ship To Internet Society, An Opponent Of Greater Online Copyright Enforcement

I Use Wikipedia More Than Makeup (How To Donate During The Off Season)

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I just donated $40 to Wikipedia, because I promised myself I would every time I poked fun at its Holiday donation drive and then just never got around to it. Did you know that you could actually donate during the off-season (Via the covert “Donate to Wikipedia” link at the far...
I Use Wikipedia More Than Makeup (How To Donate During The Off Season)

India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

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According to growing reports from India, subscribers of several large Internet service providers can no longer access The Pirate Bay, KickAssTorrents, BitSnoop and several other BitTorrent sites. In what appears to be a Government-ordered blackout, the websites in question are all being blocked at the ISP level. Interestingly, torrent sites...
India Orders Blackout of Vimeo, The Pirate Bay and More

Syrian government blocks live video streaming site Bambuser

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Bambuser chief executive says Syrian activists are working around attempted blackout to continue to post videosThe Syrian government has blocked a premiere live stream website a day after one of its users broadcast images of a bombing believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.Bambuser – a...
Syrian government blocks live video streaming site Bambuser

Operation Global Blackout: Real danger or irrelevant?

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Anonymous announced March 31 as the date of the attack, along with the method they intend to use -- disabling the Domain Name Service through DDoS attacks....
Operation Global Blackout: Real danger or irrelevant?

Vacation Blackout Hints at Late July Release for OS X Mountain Lion

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At its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Apple officially announced that OS X Mountain Lion would launch sometime in July through the Mac App Store, carrying a low upgrade price of $19.99 for users of OS X Lion or Snow Leopard. Following the conference keynote, Apple also released a...
Vacation Blackout Hints at Late July Release for OS X Mountain Lion

SOPA Still Stings: Wikipedia Officially Ditches GoDaddy

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It feels like it's been forever since the SOPA debate dominated headlines. That particular discussion largely subsided after an unprecedented show of Web-fueled outrage forced members of Congress to rethink their support for the controversial anti-piracy legislation. Before the anti-SOPA blackout, there was the backlash against GoDaddy, which stuck out...
SOPA Still Stings: Wikipedia Officially Ditches GoDaddy

#OpGlobalBlackout is Anonymous’ ploy to blackout the entire Internet. Could it work?

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The idea is seemingly simple: There are 13 servers that control the domain name services around the world. If you manage to take out all 13 of them, you effectively blackout the Internet. That’s what OpGlobalBlackout, an initiative from Anonymous, would like to attempt. But just how realistic is the...
#OpGlobalBlackout is Anonymous’ ploy to blackout the entire Internet. Could it work?

Talks Heat Up Between Time Warner Cable, MSG

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Talks between Time Warner Cable and Madison Square Garden have intensified this week, raising the prospect that MSG Network's seven week blackout on Time Warner Cable systems could be nearing an end....
Talks Heat Up Between Time Warner Cable, MSG

A Group Of Hackers Says It Brought Down Twitter Yesterday Just For 'Lulz'

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A bunch of hackers, the Underground Nazi Hacktivist Group (UGNazi), say they were responsible for Twitter's outage yesterday. In an interview with The Telegraph, a spokesperson for the group named Cosmo was pleasantly surprised how simple it was to take down the social network. “It wasn’t really difficult at all, I...
A Group Of Hackers Says It Brought Down Twitter Yesterday Just For 'Lulz'

Operation Global Blackout: Now Anonymous Wants to Take the Whole Internet Down

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On March 31st, Anonymous plans to take down the DNS system and effectively render the Web unusable. The group will probably fail. Once upon a time, Anonymous was a group of relatively harmless Internet pranksters, but over time, the groups' attacks have become more politicized and coordinated. Through its role...
Operation Global Blackout: Now Anonymous Wants to Take the Whole Internet Down
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