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Web pounces on Romney 'binders full of women' comment

Oct 17, 2012
It took just a few minutes for social media pages built around Mitt Romney's debate comment about having "binders full of women" to materialize. But how do you monetize a meme?
Posted In: debate, memes, Internet

Entertainment industry to launch new anti-piracy campaign

Oct 17, 2012
Some of the nation's largest Internet Service Providers are teaming with the music and recording industry to block access to web sites that don't follow copyright laws.
Posted In: Internet, copyright, piracy

New Firefox web browser pulled

Oct 11, 2012
A security glitch with the brand new version of the brower raises questions about its future.
Posted In: firefox, Internet, online privacy

Media mogul Barry Diller takes on the publishing world

Oct 2, 2012
IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO Barry Diller discusses his new publishing venture, risk taking and why he's against big media corporations.
Posted In: Internet, movies, IAC, Barry Diller

Iran takes steps to turn down Internet use

Sep 24, 2012
Over the weekend, Iran's government announced it was turning off Google. Officials also said plans are moving ahead to place the country's web users on a walled off intranet -- as opposed to the global Internet the rest of us use.
Posted In: Iran, cybersecurity, Internet

Stealthy Silk Road website flying high

Aug 28, 2012
The secretive online marketplace works just like eBay or Amazon. The only difference is that its merchandise is illegal, and all of its users are anonymous.
Posted In: illegal, Internet, Silk Road, online retail, online shopping, drugs

How Twitter's exposing NBC's Olympic failures

Jul 31, 2012
Television ratings are up for the 2012 Olympics, even with so-called spoilers all over the Internet. Blogger and author Jeff Jarvis talks about NBC's failures to keep up with the Twittersphere.
Posted In: social media, Olympics, Internet, journalists

Cat videos find a place of homage: A film festival

Jul 11, 2012
Cat videos are much more than LOL clips that cubicle dwellers email to each other. In going viral, they're eating up companies' bandwidth.
Posted In: cat videos, YouTube, Internet

Russia could pass controversial Internet bill

Jul 11, 2012
If you load the Russian version of Wikipedia today, you'll find a big pink bar across the top. And the site shut itself down completely yesterday to protest an Internet bill that looks likely to pass the Russian parliament. Human rights groups are also up in arms.
Posted In: Russia, Internet, internet censorship

The Internet gets physical

Jul 2, 2012
Author Andrew Blum takes a peek behind the screens and traces the "Tubes" that connect us to one another.
Posted In: Internet, infrastructure, batteries

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