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NY Governor Cuomo Announces Broadband Initiative All New Yorkers Should Be Proud Of

NY Governor Cuomo Announces Broadband Initiative All New Yorkers Should Be Proud Of

I love calling myself a native New Yorker, but today, I'm even more proud to have that distinction. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion plan to improve access to high-speed Internet across New York … [Read more...]

Google Decries MPAA’s Attempts to Revive SOPA

Google Decries MPAA’s Attempts to Revive SOPA

As the fallout of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack continues to hit, another tidbit of formerly secret information has been squirreled out of the data and correspondences that were leaked by the cyberterror group. … [Read more...]

Spanish News Sites Regret “Google Tax”

Spanish News Sites Regret “Google Tax”

Spanish news corporations are saying that the recent announcement that Google would shut down its News service in the country will “undoubtedly have a negative impact” on their business. The reason it’s shutting down, … [Read more...]

Pirate Bay Goes Offline Following Police Raid

Pirate Bay Goes Offline Following Police Raid

If you use the Internet with any regularity, chances are at least pretty good that you have engaged in some illicit downloading of content that you didn’t pay for. One of the premier sources for this kind of activity is … [Read more...]

Bad News, Amazon: FAA Mulls Tighter Commercial Drone Regs

Bad News, Amazon: FAA Mulls Tighter Commercial Drone Regs

As you may recall, last year’s 60 Minutes tour of Jeff Bezos’s magic factory – aka Amazon – included a portion devoted to showing off the company’s intention to start delivering packages to customers’ doorsteps using … [Read more...]

Aereo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Aereo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

It’s been a rough year for Aereo, the TV streaming service that was slapped down by the Supreme Court earlier this year. After failing to redefine itself as yet another cable provider, the company today announced that it … [Read more...]

President Obama Outlines Plan to Preserve Net Neutrality

President Obama Outlines Plan to Preserve Net Neutrality

With two years left in his final term as the chief executive, US President Barack Obama today announced his plan “for a free and open Internet,” the latest ray of hope for proponents of net neutrality. The plan is a good … [Read more...]

According to U.S. Court, Fingerprints Are Not Protected by the 5th Amendment, Can Be Used to Unlock Phones

According to U.S. Court, Fingerprints Are Not Protected by the 5th Amendment, Can Be Used to Unlock Phones

Here's the scenario: the police bust down a suspected criminal's door, take the individual into custody and confiscate that person's iPhone. The police believe there is evidence on the iPhone; however, the phone is … [Read more...]

Cali Law Forces Modifications to Google Car

Cali Law Forces Modifications to Google Car

When we last heard from Google’s driverless car project, we caught a glimpse at one of the most adorable prototypes ever created. But it seems that cuteness alone isn’t enough for the California Department of Motor … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Air Division Gets New Hires Amid FAA Ban

Amazon Prime Air Division Gets New Hires Amid FAA Ban

It looks like Amazon still intends to make Amazon Prime Air happen with a number of recent hires. The service will probably be in a great position to get started – if it can ever get off the ground, that is.Late last … [Read more...]