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People Realizing That It Wasn't Google Lobbying That Stopped PIPA/SOPA

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We've been pointing out for a few weeks now just how ridiculous the narrative is that it was "Google lobbying" that stopped SOPA and PIPA from moving forward. Having been involved in much of what happened, I know that it really was much more about the internet rising up and...
People Realizing That It Wasn't Google Lobbying That Stopped PIPA/SOPA
RIM behind 'Wake Up' flash mob at Sydney Apple store

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GRPN, FB, GOOG, YHOO)

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Good morning! Here's the news: There's a big protest planned at the Grand Central Apple Store today. Groupon beat earning expectations but its stock still dropped. Activist hackers released a bunch of secret data from Foxconn computers. Mark Zuckerberg used to buy shareholders' voting rights for $100. Google is...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GRPN, FB, GOOG, YHOO)

French government to digitize out-of-print 20th century works, plans ebook initiative

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It's a case of having one's cake and eating it, too. Or, in this instance, digitizing the works of others and reselling them online for a 40 percent cut. According to Le Temps, a controversial new law recently passed by the French government will see out-of-print books from the...
French government to digitize out-of-print 20th century works, plans ebook initiative

RIM admits it was behind 'Wake Up' mock protest

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BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Monday admitted that it orchestrated the "Wake Up" flashmob protest that took place at a Sydney Apple Store, claiming that the stunt was part of a larger Australian campaign....
RIM admits it was behind 'Wake Up' mock protest

How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight

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Last week, very few people had probably heard of Khader Adnan, I’ll admit myself included. The Palestinian prisoner was on hunger strike for over two months, when efforts by Twitter users brought his story into the spotlight via Twitter’s trending topics. Accused of being a member of the Islamic Jihad,...
How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight

Foursquare 5.0 hands-on

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Foursquare just posted its promised mobile app overhaul this morning, and it's a doozy: virtually everything in 5.0 has been given a fresh look or, in some cases, a complete rethink. The changes are, ideally, to goad us into using Foursquare to find places to visit, not just to...
Foursquare 5.0 hands-on
‘Anonymous’ hackers plan to shut down the Internet this Saturday

Indian ISPs Targeted in Anonymous Censorship Protest

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The websites of Indian government-run communications company Mahanagar Telephone Nigam and the Internet Service Providers Association of India faced DDoS......
Indian ISPs Targeted in Anonymous Censorship Protest

AUDIO: Berners-Lee: 'Protest necessary'

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World wide web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said people should protest against current plans to increase internet monitoring....
AUDIO: Berners-Lee: 'Protest necessary'
Anonymous may be 'the most powerful organization on Earth,' says hacker

The Instagram-Facebook backlash?

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As you all know, I am just massive Instagram junkie. I spend an inordinate amount of time on the service. And so do a lot of other people. Many of them are very passionate people who signed up for the service because it was anti-Facebook. It seems like these passionate...
The Instagram-Facebook backlash?
Senator admits: SOPA "really did pose some risk to the Internet"

Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Today’s DDoS Attack

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Developing story: Ustream has sent out some details on the DDoS attack that is currently attacking its system — which was reported on earlier by GigaOm, along with another DDoS attack on Bambuser. A Ustream spokesperson says that the attacked is targeted on user “reggamortis1″, a prominent protestor’s live Ustream...
Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Today’s DDoS Attack

Greepeace stages protest on roof of Apple's European HQ in Ireland

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Protesters with the environmental organization Greenpeace staged an hourlong demonstration atop Apple's European headquarters in Ireland on Wednesday, opposing the use of coal-powered electricity to power the iCloud service....
Greepeace stages protest on roof of Apple's European HQ in Ireland

Thank Twitter For Standing Up For User Rights

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We recently wrote about Twitter's decision to stand up for a user in court, fighting against a court ruling that said that a user has no proprietary interest in their own tweets and info, such that those users cannot contest a government attempt to subpoena information from Twitter. This is...
Thank Twitter For Standing Up For User Rights
BioWare responds to Mass Effect ending complaints as protest continues to grow

Wikipedia Boss Jimmy Wales Is Dipping His Toe Into Politics

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has taken on an unpaid job as advisor to the British government on how to make policy decisions more transparent, reports The Telegraph. [I]t is expected that Mr Wales will also advise civil servants on how the public can be better engaged through the internet...
Wikipedia Boss Jimmy Wales Is Dipping His Toe Into Politics
Samsung hires protesters and tells Apple to ‘wake up’ [video]

The Things You Learn When You Send A Freedom Of Information Act Request About What The Gov't Knows About You

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I've been meaning to post this story for a little while, but am finally getting around to it. On a whim, a woman decided to send off some Freedom of Information Act requests to various government agencies to see if they had any information about her. She said she had...
The Things You Learn When You Send A Freedom Of Information Act Request About What The Gov't Knows About You
Twitter fights back against subpoena of Occupy protester's tweets

Greenpeace projects giant images onto Apple HQ in protest for cleaner iCloud

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Greenpeace took its push for a "clean" iCloud to Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus this week, projecting images onto the main building of its corporate headquarters....
Greenpeace projects giant images onto Apple HQ in protest for cleaner iCloud

Samsung reportedly behind mock protest flashmob at Apple Store

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An Australian Apple Store was bombarded by a mob of people chanting "wake up" and holding signs emblazoned with the same slogan on Thursday, with one source claiming that the stunt was orchestrated by an ad agency working for Samsung....
Samsung reportedly behind mock protest flashmob at Apple Store

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (ZNGA, GOOG, AAPL)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The next iPhone will reportedly have a larger 4.6-inch display. Here's how Google plans to fix Google Wallet. An expert finally explains why people love zombies. Zynga bought Draw Something developer OMGPOP. Zynga's mobile chief explains why they bought the company. Here's why $200...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (ZNGA, GOOG, AAPL)

Steve Jobs's Last Gift To Apple Employees (AAPL)

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Before Steve Jobs died in October, he made one last hire: a sushi chef for Apple's Cupertino headquarters. He hired Toshi Sukama, the chef and owner of a Menlo Park restaurant called Kaygetsu's. A regular at Kaygetsu's tells us: "I ate there many times and also at his previous Menlo...
Steve Jobs's Last Gift To Apple Employees (AAPL)

Robot takes your protest tweet to the street

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Political protesters have a new brother in arms -- the ONE Street Tweeter, a mobile robot that prints nearly real-time tweets right onto the pavement. It made its debut at the G8 Summit. [Read more]...
Robot takes your protest tweet to the street

Twitter turns six; 140 million active users, 340 billion tweets per day

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Exactly six years ago Wednesday, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey published the first post on his new service Twttr. “Just setting up my twttr,” Dorsey wrote in his brief note. No one knew at the time, but his tweet was the first of trillions of messages that would be posted to...
Twitter turns six; 140 million active users, 340 billion tweets per day

Privacy groups launch protest against CISPA bill

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Several groups Monday launched a week of protests against a controversial proposed cybersecurity bill they claim would eviscerate online privacy rights....
Privacy groups launch protest against CISPA bill

RIM's 'Wake Up' campaign expands, tells users to 'Be Bold'

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The culmination of Research in Motion's "Wake Up" advertising campaign, which kicked off with a mock protest outside an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, is a new website that tells users to "Be Bold" and use BlackBerry for business....
RIM's 'Wake Up' campaign expands, tells users to 'Be Bold'
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