The U.S. Department of Justice is defending computer hacking laws that make it a crime to use a fake name on Facebook or lie about your weight in an online dating profile. The Justice Department argues that it must be able to prosecute violations of
There is a nasty virus quickly spreading across the social network that floods accounts with gruesome images of beastiality, hardcore pornography, self-mutilation and a variety of other very-NSFW pictures,
The next big shift is now, and it’s not what you think: Facebook is the new Windows; Google must be sacrificed. At TEDxSantaCruz, tech investor Roger McNamee presents 6 bold ways to prepare for the next internet.
In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale's rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.
At the 2007 EG conference, Kevin Kelly shares a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what's coming in the next 5,000 days? (4 yrs ago and already...)
Judge backs Justice Department request for location-revealing IP addresses.
State governments would be able to collect online sales taxes under a bill due to be introduced in the Senate on Wednesday, said sources familiar with the bill. Supporters of the online sales tax collection requirement include Wal-Mart Stores Inc,
(Google) How would you like to fund this or buy the company?" And they came back and said, "We're really sorry, but our whole business plan is based on knowing everything about everybody. So this goes against our business plan."
Congressional bills want Internet censored
Google TV is revamping its software, but doesn't plan to put out new hardware until next year.
Las Vegas copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC’s financial problems grew Tuesday when the federal court in Las Vegas commanded the U.S. Marshals Service to seize more than $63,000 in Righthaven assets to satisfy a creditor’s judgment a
A leading internet security expert has warned that a cyber terrorist attack with "catastrophic consequences" looked increasingly likely in a world already in a state of near cyber war.
The wave of civil unrest that has swept the globe over the past year has prompted the Department of Homeland Security to step up its monitoring of Twitter and other social networks in a bid to pre-empt any sign of social dislocation within the United
Shortly after the release, announced in a video published in Spanish and English, some members of the group were claiming that “OpCartel” had been canceled because it was simply too dangerous. Others insisted the operation would continue, calling it
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the California Democrat whose district includes the heart of Silicon Valley, is preparing to lead congressional opposition to the new Stop Online Piracy Act.
US lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would give US authorities more tools to crack down on websites accused of piracy of movies, television shows and music and the sale of counterfeit goods.
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Lawyers for a New Jersey woman say the state's identity theft law doesn't apply to allegations that she created a fake Facebook profile about her ex-boyfriend. Dana Thornton, 41, faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted. Authorities allege
Raw Story has been temporarily blacklisted without notification in a malware index. We’ve detected no actual mal-ware on the site, nor have we received any specific reports. Our techies are working to resolve the issue and have re-submitted the site
Edward Tian wants to bring the Chinese people the power of a supercomputer at the price of a book.
The big number in the third-quarter report was 800,000, which is roughly the amount of subscribers that Netflix lost on the heels of its unpopular decision to raise prices and its now-nixed plan to spin off its DVD-by-mail service into a separate com
It all started innocuously enough with a July 13 blog post urging people to #OccupyWallStreet, as though such a thing were possible. It turns out, with enough momentum and a keen sense of how to use social media, it actually is.
Here is an email I just got, which--because of some campaign of complaints, perhaps--can do real damage, even though LRC more than fulfills all of Google's criteria:
A quick trailer I cut together of scenes from TNT's The Pirates of Silicon Valley. Cut and edited to the original trailer for The Social Network. I sampled some footage of old Windows/Mac operating system shots for the beginning. I personally think t
The outage started in RIM's European data center, and cascaded across the world. Mr. Lazaridis said the outage was the largest in its history and likely caused by a hardware problem. "We don't know why the switch failed in the particular way that it
(Reuters) - Facebook released its long-awaited iPad app on Monday and introduced support for social games on the mobile versions of its online service.
The most optimistic researchers believe that these storehouses of “big data” will for the first time reveal sociological laws of human behavior — enabling them to predict political crises, revolutions and other forms of social and economic instabilit
The liberty movement is not short of computer techs... we are all curious why this particular email would be blocked. Please let us know what you think in the comment section or just email me directly at Publisher - at - FreedomsPhoenix.com
Governments are uncomfortable with the current set-up. There is a growing sense that the internet is too important, politically as well as economically, to continue to operate beyond the remit of governments.
Congressional hard-liners want to end Internet freedom