Ikea ends sale of incandescent light bulbs

Jan 5, 2011
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 mandated that all US retailers stop selling incandescent light bulbs by 2012. If you're like most...
Posted In: government, Ikea, Law, manufacturing

Phones in prisons

Jan 3, 2011
The New York Times reports on the growing number of smartphones in prisons, where phones are a federal felony that comes with a sentence of an...
Posted In: government, Law, policy, prison, smartphones

Haikuleaks. Or Wikihaiku.

Dec 29, 2010
We first spotted this over at, Andy Baio's highly recommended web site. Some French guys ran the texts of the Wikileaked cables through a...
Posted In: Entertainment, government, haiku, privacy, Web Culture, wikileaks

Paul Allen renews lawsuit against everyone everywhere for doing everything

Dec 29, 2010
The Microsoft co-founder has been actively suing the following companies for a while now: Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, AOL, Netflix, Yahoo,...
Posted In: aol, apple, business, ebay, Google, government, Law, netflix, paul allen, Yahoo

Amazon patents incredibly heartless and useful idea

Dec 28, 2010
Amazon has been awarded a patent for a new way to return unwanted gifts. The current system is pretty cumbersome: you have to repackage the ugly...
Posted In: Amazon, business, government, horrible, patents

Man reads wife's email, now faces five years in prison

Dec 27, 2010
Leon Walker snooped in his wife's Gmail account - used her password, logged on and started reading. From the Detroit Free Press:...
Posted In: email, Gmail, government, Law, privacy

WTF: the Wikileaks Task Force at the CIA

Dec 22, 2010
Yes, that's what they're really calling it. Works out since it's both the acronym of the name of the task force and what CIA employees are saying...
Posted In: government, Law, whimsical acronyms, wikileaks, world

Net Neutrality react - there will be challenges to this plan

Dec 22, 2010
In a 3-2 vote, the FCC voted to adopt new rules about how broadband and wireless carriers treat web traffic and services. A lot of people are...
Posted In: government, Internet, Law, net neutrality, policy

Philosophical DDoS attacks are not the exclusive province of Wikileaks

Dec 22, 2010
Our friends at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society say that the number of online attacks intended to shut down human rights groups'...
Posted In: DDoS, government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Looks like net neut is a done deal ... for now

Dec 21, 2010
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has the votes to pass his net neutrality plan. The FCC is scheduled to vote today on this plan. Here's an excerpt...
Posted In: fcc, government, Law, net neutrality