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Obama's wireless plan

Feb 10, 2011
President Obama will be in Michigan today talking about his plan to get 98% of the country wireless service. He's expected to say his plan will...
Posted In: government, Law, national broadband initiative, Obama, wireless

Leahy courts Google for support of anti-piracy bill

Feb 10, 2011
There's a hearing coming up next Wednesday in the Senate on the issue of piracy. CNET is reporting that Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) is attempting to...
Posted In: COICA, Google, government, Law

Three people involved in Wikileaks ask court not to force Twitter to give up information

Feb 9, 2011
Is Wikileaks a criminal conspiracy or a political discussion? That seems to be at the heart of a debate over whether Twitter should be forced to g...
Posted In: government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Countries with short web suffixes are making money

Feb 7, 2011
Commercials for the web hosting company GoDaddy are weird enough already (they try to be sexy but just end up hostile and confusing) (insert...
Posted In: business, domains, government, Law, world

Markey and Barton poke Facebook again

Feb 2, 2011
Politico reports Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) are sending another letter to Facebook today concerned about privacy...
Posted In: business, Facebook, government, privacy, social media

Internet back on in Egypt

Feb 2, 2011
Reports are coming in that all major internet service providers are reconnected in Egypt and things are flowing once again. But the Washington Pos...
Posted In: Egypt, Google, government, Law, Twitter, world

Google and Twitter team up on Egyptian work around

Feb 1, 2011
If you can get to a phone in Egypt, you can send a tweet. That's thanks to a new system set up rather quickly by Twitter, Google, and SayNow (an...
Posted In: Egypt, Google, government, Twitter, world

Senator wants U.S. president to have kill switch power

Jan 31, 2011
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Friday she's going to re-introduce a bill that would give the President the power to shut off the internet....
Posted In: Egypt, government, kill switch, Law, security

FBI is looking for Anonymous in the U.S.

Jan 28, 2011
After 5 people associated with Anonymous were arrested in the UK, the FBI announced Thursday they've got 40 search warrants for people in the US...
Posted In: anonymous, FBI, government, Law, security, Web Culture

Anonymous goes political, starts attacking Egyptian government

Jan 27, 2011
The Egyptian unrest has provided a real test case in how social media and web culture can be used in political hotspots. Now, Anonymous, the...
Posted In: anonymous, Egypt, government, security, world

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