Clay Shirky talks about how cognitive surplus will change the world.
"This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego."
Shelly Roche speaking on the topic of how they are trying to end free speach on the internet.
The Righthaven lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas at first glance seem pretty simple: They show bloggers, nonprofits and generally small-time websites around North America for years have been cutting and pasting entire Las Vegas Revie
"YouTube is not a supplier of content and therefore has no obligation to control ex-ante the illegality of those" who log on to its site. "Its only obligation is to cooperate with the holders of the rights in order to immediately withdraw the content
The non-legislative text, drafted by French center-right MEP Marielle Gallo, was adopted by 328 to 245 votes, leaving the way clear for the European Commission to come up with new legislation imposing criminal sanctions across the European Union. Fra
A bill introduced in the US Senate on Monday would give US law enforcement authorities more tools to crack down on websites engaged in piracy of movies, television shows and music.
Governments interact with Google on a regular basis, and this makes both privacy groups and users nervous. Now, Google's taken the unusual step of broadcasting when its service is interrupted or a government requests information.
India has asked mobile phone operators to upgrade their networks to help security agencies intercept communication on BlackBerry devices, 3 sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the government wants access to highly-secure data.
Aching to see the dazzling aurora displays that make up the northern lights, but can't get to the Arctic Circle to see them? Don't worry, a new Internet show has you covered.
“David, you’re sounding like an old dude!” Matt Flannery, who runs social-lending website Kiva, couldn’t understand when I explained that, no, I wouldn’t be keeping in touch with him via Facebook. “What are you worried about?” he teased in a break at
Aiplex was the first target. The managing director admitted the company uses DDoS attacks on piracy websites such as BitTorrent search engines and trackers when they don’t comply with takedown notices from content owners. Aiplex’s website went down
"[The] attack appears to be directed at an individual " a Facebook spokesman told BBC News. "Specifically, the person is an activist blogger and a botnet was directed to request his pages at such a rate that it impacted service for other users."
Craigslist as an online pimp.
UPDATE (9/15/10) Less than 24 hours after this post going live and Wikileaks tweeting about it, “savebradley” is back! Thanks to all supporters who helped get the attention needed to bring us back online!
Leonard E. Read - was the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education, which was the first modern libertarian think tank in the United States.
(FEE) is "one of the oldest free-market organizations" established in the United States
The first I heard that I was being sued came in an email from Las Vegas Sun reporter Steve Green. Green and the Las Vegas Sun have been doing a tremendous job covering the saga of Righthaven LLC, a firm that has filed 107 suits against bloggers and w
2 cybersecurity bills that would hand Obama the power to shut down parts of the Internet in the event of a national emergency have been merged into a single legislation that will give Homeland Security a larger role in policing the world wide web.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Scottsdale-based GoDaddy.com, a website that registers Internet domain names, is for sale.
Amidst criticism from state attorneys general and human rights groups, Craigslist removed its "adult services" section. Rather than wipe it, the company placed a black "censored" bar where the link to the adult-oriented section had once been.
Google really did just change the game in search today with the introduction of Google Instant. While Google execs at today’s event emphasized how much faster it makes search, Google Instant is really about showing you more search results.
Microsoft Corp. and the chief rules enforcer for Xbox Live are apologizing to a small West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by publicly declaring he's from Fort Gay
Jared Cohen, who until recently was employed by the U.S. Department of State, will lead the new division of Google starting in mid-October, he said in an interview with Foreign Policy (CFR) magazine.
Swedish police have searched houses belonging to people suspected of illegal file-sharing in the last 2 weeks. Police impounded a computer and questioned a suspect. The results show that they are on the right track, he said. [OK?]
Craiglist's "adult services" section has been shut down in the U.S., but prostitution on the Internet is alive and well — even, quite possibly, on Craigslist. Users of the website and its CEO grouse that the Internet is still full of sites where p
The chief of the U.N.'s telecommunication agency urged BlackBerry to allow law enforcement agencies access to customer data, saying governments all over the world had legitimate security concerns which should not be ignored.
CONSERVATIVE 100 Ratings #6, August 31, 2010 DBKP has released its (mostly) monthly ratings of the Most Popular 100 Conservative sites on the web, the Conservative 100. The ratings are based on Alexa traffic rankings 3-month worldwide average. R
Antoine Dodson's angry, head-shaking TV interview about an attempted rape against his younger sister in her bed has turned into a chart-topping iTunes song and YouTube hit and made the 24-year-old Alabama college student an Internet sensation.