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Facebook Solar Drones Aim to Transmit Internet to Just About Everywhere

Facebook’s planned drone program competes with Google’s Project Loon for global dominance in the race to make the Internet available to all earthlings. 

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China Censors Search for ‘Occupy’

The search term “Occupy” is now banned in China; online anonymity is becoming a thing of the past; and a new app called Bully Button protects children but it might just be another Big Brother act. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Paul Sakuma

Facebook May Morph Your Brain

Here we have the latest news in the blossoming social networking subdiscipline of neurology, about which we are not entirely kidding, as a team of researchers from University College London has found a possible link between the size of their subjects’ flocks of Facebook friends and the size of certain parts of their brains. (more)

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 READ MORE



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Amazon Wins Tax Break, California Wins Jobs

Amazon.com struck a deal with California on online sales taxes Friday, agreeing to create thousands of jobs in exchange for a one-year reprieve from collecting state sales taxes. (more)

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Amazon Dangles Jobs for a Tax-Free Ride

Amazon.com proposed to job-strapped California on Thursday that it would hire 7,000 people and build distribution centers in the state if Sacramento would agree to suspend a recently approved online sales tax policy for two years. (more)

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 READ MORE



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Big Webby News for Truthdig

We’re ever so happy and humbled to announce that Truthdig has once again been picked as one of the five finalists for the Webby Award in the “Blog - Political” category! This year, the competition is formidable, with some serious heavy hitters ...

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Europe Cares About Privacy, Even If Europeans Don’t

In the age of oversharing, we take it for granted that our every status is up to date and hanging out for all to see. Privacy, we are told, is dead. But over in Europe, they have crazy new laws that actually restrict how businesses stalk us online. Communists.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 READ MORE


Robert Reineke of Venezuela stands by the Google booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Saturday, Jan. 7.
AP / Jae C. Hong

Google’s Net Income Zooms by 32 Percent

It seems Google has weathered the recession quite well, thank you. The search superpower reported a better-than-expected third-quarter increase in net income of 32 percent, signaling growing confidence in the profitability of online and mobile device advertising.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 READ MORE


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Technology News Flash: Computer Users Slightly Less Inclined to IM

Those fickle users of online communication technologies have defied the expectations of both select BBC reporters and people paid to study these things, at least when it comes to their instant messaging, which has apparently dropped off in recent years. Why could this be?

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Push for More Transparency.gov

In a push for increased government transparency, the Obama administration has announced it will require each Cabinet-level department to post online three collections of “high-value” data—covering everything from tire safety ratings to workplaces where injuries have occurred—previously undisclosed to the public.

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Obama Takes Americans’ Questions in Virtual Forum

In a bid to interact more directly with the public at large, the Obama administration once again turned to the Web, inviting Americans to submit questions for Thursday’s online “town hall” meeting. Here President Obama sets the stage with his opening remarks, discusses helping homeowners and considers whether marijuana should be legalized.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 READ MORE


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U.K. Cracking Down on Net Piracy

The British government is planning to “significantly reduce” the country’s online file-sharing of copyrighted content, by at least 50 percent, in the next three years through a sequence of warning letters, Internet account suspensions and ultimate expulsion from Internet access.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008 READ MORE


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Writers’ Strike Bears Online Fruit

During the protracted writers’ strike that gobbled up a good part of fall and winter material for small and big screens alike, some entertainment scribes didn’t let their time in limbo go to waste, such as the group behind Strike.tv, an online network coming soon to a laptop near you.

Posted on Jul 3, 2008 READ MORE


In Their Boots

American Vets’ Stories in Their Own Words

The Brave New Foundation is launching an important new project, “In Their Boots,” which gives veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan a platform to tell their own stories about serving and sacrifice. Check out American soldiers’ compelling stories in this week’s installment.

Posted on Jul 2, 2008 READ MORE


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The Miseducation of ‘Miss Bimbo’

Things were already mighty grim for girls in terms of media-generated role models, but the online game “Miss Bimbo” represents a new low. Based on a script concocted by “lads,” Miss Bimbo challenges girl gamers to master the art of bodily manipulation via dieting and plastic surgery to—what else?—hook a man.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 READ MORE


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Digital Darwin

Cambridge University is making Charles Darwin’s complete works freely available online, including the notebook the legendary scientist wrote in during the voyage of the Beagle.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


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Live Musical Acts, Coming to a Sim Near You

Now this is a cool sign of the times: Musicians are playing “live” concerts streamed through virtual reality environments like “Second Life.” Above, the avatar of Suzanne Vega plays in what was billed as “the first time a major recording artist performed live in avatar form.”

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


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AOL?s New ‘Golden’ Business Model

America Online, the beleaguered Internet giant, has announced plans to dig for gold?seriously.  The company recently won a lawsuit against a spammer who then skipped town, so it plans to search his parents? property for gold and platinum bars it believes to be buried there.

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


Daily Kos: Why Lieberman Website Crashed

Aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Ned Lamont’s campaign Tuesday morning—with no evidence—of attacking and bringing down Lieberman’s website. But Markos (of Daily Kos) seems to have found the real culprit: Lieberman’s $15-a-month web hosting company went down, along with all its clients. (Thanks to reader “publius” for the link.)
Check out Lieberman’s unfounded accusations
What an oddly petty conclusion to a race that has hinged on the most consequential of all topics.

Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


AOL Exposes Users

America Online recently released the search queries of more than 650,000 of its users for ?research? purposes.  The data contained three months’ worth of searches that were attached to unique user IDs.  No names were included with the release, but private information was easily gleaned from some of the queries.

Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


Rep. Barney Frank

Rep. Barney Frank Rails Against Anti-Gambling Bill

The Democratic congressman from Massachusetts slams the GOP for its attempt to legislate morality in the realm of online poker (while Republicans hypocritically protect other forms of gambling). Money quote: “If we were to outlaw for adults everything that college students abuse we would all just sit at home and do nothing!”

Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


...but Gays Don’t Have To Play it Safe in ‘Warcraft’

The maker of the insanely popular online game says it was wrong to threaten a user with expulsion for advertising a gay-friendly team. | story
People take these online universes seriously; Warcraft has apparently seen its share of gay pride marches.

Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE


Surprise! The Web Won’t Tear Us Apart

Turning conventional wisdom on its head (see The Earth, flat; Bush, compassionate), a new study shows that Internet tools like e-mail, webcams and instant messaging actually bring people closer together. | story

Posted on Jan 26, 2006 READ MORE


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