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Remember when everybody hated Facebook because it invaded their privacy, kept them from getting their dream job and embarrassed them in front of their friends and family?
Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo, stern-faced and blank-eyed, explained his company's new censorship capabilities defensively on Monday night.
Now that the armchair activists are doing victory laps, celebrating the (temporary) death of anti-piracy laws SOPA and PIPA in Congress, the years-long protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is getting nasty.
After months and months of fielding complaints from users and criticism from privacy advocates, Google will finally let people use pseudonyms on Google+.
With the help of Facebook and Twitter, word is getting around quickly that MegaUpload is not totally inaccessible; what appears to be a (very) limited version of the site can still be accessed using an IP address.
As the House and Senate's anti-piracy bills increasingly look like they're on their way to the trashcan, Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Ron Wyden must be taking tap dance breaks, as they push forward their alternative piece of legislation: OPEN.
Anonymous brought down the the Department of Justice's website on Thursday afternoon after it admitted to arresting several Megaupload affiliates in a Thursday afternoon press release, calling the site a "international organized criminal enterprise."
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and one of the world's youngest billionaires, has finally posted his personal thoughts on the anti-piracy bills currently being considered in the House and Senate -- on Facebook, of course.
Latching on to the headline-making political controversy surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) the Pirate Bay is starting a new initiative -- get this -- to help the people the bill is supposedly trying to protect.
Believe it or not, to legally watch that famous Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" speech -- arguably one of the most hallowed moments in American history -- costs $10 thanks to the twisted state of United States copyright law.
The newly minted Twitter sensation Rupert Murdoch has started weighing in on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in a frankly entertaining -- however poorly thought-out -- way.
The latest grumblings (or lack thereof) from the lawmakers on Capitol Hill suggest that they're coming around to the idea that the latest anti-piracy efforts in the House and the Senate might've been a little hasty.
With the announcement that Reddit will go dark next Wednesday the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is getting real.
Christmas passed without a fallen snowflake at Go Daddy's Arizona headquarters, as the former supporter of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) watched tens of thousands of customers flee its business.
As anybody who's visited the site will admit, the power of the Reddit crowd is impressive if it's on your side, but you don't want to get on Reddit's bad side. Just ask the bean counters at Go Daddy.
Facebook announced a lengthy list of privacy-related tweaks to its site on Wednesday, following a sweeping and often less-than-flattering report from European Internet watchdogs.
After quietly scheduling a last minute markup hearing, the House Judiciary Committee quietly but definitively put the Stop Online Piracy Bill (SOPA) on hold until "early next year."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation put out an open call for developers to help them figure out how the controversial, smartphone-spying Carrier IQ software actually works.
A developer who calls himself T Rizk doesn't have much faith in Congress making the right decision on anti-piracy legislation, so he's built a work around for the impending censorship measures being considered: DeSOPA.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee decided on Friday to table the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until 2012 -- however, in a somewhat sneaky last minute move, Rep. Lamar Smith scheduled an early morning hearing on Wednesday to try one more time to push the bill through.
After an epically long, sometimes heated and certainly disconcerting hearing on Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee reconvened at 10 a.m. Friday morning to finish marking up the latest draft of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Members of the House Judiciary Committee have been scratching their heads all morning -- some of them with iPhones in hand -- trying to figure out exactly how far-reaching the potential for censorship in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is as they markup the bill.
A billowing controversy pitting Will.i.am, his label Universal and the popular file-sharing site MegaUpload against each other looks like it could be the first battle on the front lines of Congress's war on piracy.
After The Atlantic Wire likened his recent justification for the extreme measures of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) to something a totalitarian regime might say, Christopher Dodd wrote a blog post.
Just two weeks, practically nobody knew what Carrier IQ was, but thanks to a viral YouTube video showing evidence that the company's software was logging keystrokes on smartphones, a growing list of federal agencies are opening investigations.
It's pretty problematic how former Senator Chris Dodd is vehemently defending the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) with the same argument that despots have been using to justify censorship for years.
The same group of the world's largest technology companies, including Facebook and Google, that aggressively opposed the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are now throwing their weight behind the recently released and amicably named alternative: OPEN.
Carrier IQ, the controversial software company suspected of spying on over 150 million smartphone users, is opening its kimono and admitting to some mistakes.
As lawmakers prepare to release the full details of an alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Internet law expert Jonathan Zittrain remains skeptical that Congress's ability to produce a reasonable anti-piracy plan.
As the United States considers its own measures to block illegal websites, India's government is pulling a China and asking Internet companies like Facebook and Google to start screening all user generated content.
While everybody is busy flipping out about the Carrier IQ smartphone spying controversy, more and more data security experts are raising their hands with a calming comment: It's not necessarily a good thing, but it's not that bad.
It only took a scolding letter from a Senator, a class action lawsuit and a few thousand news stories, but smartphone software makers Carrier IQ finally responded to allegations of logging keystrokes and spying on users on Thursday night.
An Apple hacker has discovered that Carrier IQ, the shady smartphone software recently found to be logging keystrokes on Android, BlackBerry and Nokia devices, is also installed on the iPhone. Don't worry, fanboys. It's off by default -- probably.
Since a large group of tech companies protested the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) in conjunction with the House's first hearing on SOPA last week, civil rights advocates have been rooting out the pro-SOPA traitors.
Having invited only one of six witness voicing opposition to the bill, the House Judiciary Committee avoided digging into the dangerous details of internet censorship during and focused on piracy during its hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Wednesday, November 16 is the first ever American Censorship Day in honor of the first House hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and most of the internet seems determined not to repeat the ironic holiday next year.
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