Another attack on free speech: US legislator introduces bill to ban photoshopping of head on porn star’s body
First of all, the above image is quite disturbing — I apologize but it is necessary to convey the gravity of this story. Georgia State Representative Earnest Smith has introduced a bill to ban the practice of imposing the facial image of a person onto an obscene depiction (in the [...]Read More »
Most people have heard of Hurricane Sandy, the storm that devastated the American East Coast last year. The same region that was hit with Hurricane Sandy was recently hit with a winter blizzard and/or snowstorm. The city of Boston was hit with plenty of snow, with some outlets indicating somewhere [...]Read More »
If you thought that bills like SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA were all behind us and the Internet was safe from prying eyes, I’ve got bad news for you — one of them is coming back. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. Mike Rogers of the USA are planning on re-introducing CISPA [...]Read More »
A few days ago we shared a stunning photo of Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Today we have a photo of yet another place in Oregon to share with you — ‘Thor’s Well’.
You know that hole to China people always? Digging a hole to China? Thor’s Well may [...]Read More »
Try going to MegaUpload.com and you’ll see an FBI anti-piracy warning. The warning is for the purposes of discouraging people from pirating copyrighted content. But that doesn’t mean the FBI doesn’t like to pirate things themselves! BitTorrent monitoring company ScanEye has once again given us a little peak into what [...]Read More »
Hackers have managed to access one of the US Federal Reserve’s websites and steal a “limited amount of data,” according to a statement. The notice that was sent via the Fed’s Emergency Communication System, however, warned that email addresses, phone numbers and other contact information had been stolen and published.[...]Read More »
It’s no secret that Google likes airplanes, in fact, that’s how they first demoed Project Glass at Google I/O last year. Google currently has its private planes, including their own Boeing 737 and 747 jets, parked at the Moffett Federal Airfield.
Now the company is looking to close an $82 [...]Read More »
It has been a while since we shared an Amazing Photo of the Day of national beauty. To make up for the extended hiatus, today we have an absolutely gorgeous shot to share with you today.
The following photo is of Crater Lake National Park located in the state of [...]Read More »
‘Six-Strikes’ anti-piracy system is powered by the same company that flagged HBO.com for pirating HBO content
I’m sure you all know what the Six-Strikes system is by now, and that it’s set to launch in a few weeks. But what do we know about the company that’s going to be flagging users who share copyrighted content?
Turns out the CAS (Copyright Alerts System) that AT&T, Cablevision, [...]Read More »
In the wake of (alleged) cyberwarfare by China, US president now has the power to order (preemptive) cyber attacks
According to a report by The New York Times, a secret White House legal review has granted the president of the United States the legal authority to order preemptive cyber attacks against a target (which can be a country), when there is credible evidence of a pending attack.
Officials [...]Read More »
You have a head (I hope). I have a head (hang on, let me double check… yep, still there). What if, instead of a head, you had iPads? What would you look like? How would you see? How would people react? Could people start playing Angry Birds on your face? [...]Read More »
The Caribbean island of Antigua is launching a government-run pirate (file sharing) website, to “punish” the US
You think Kim Dotcom and his Mega service should worry anti-piracy advocates? That is nothing. The government of Antigua, which is a small country in the Caribbean, is set to a launch a government-run pirate website. Yep, movies, music, TV shows, and software will all be available for download on [...]Read More »
The Sandy Hook shooting last month has sparked countless debates recently about the possibility that violent video games or violent media in general could be the cause of all these acts of violence. Senator Lamar Alexander, thinks it’s not only a possibility — he believes that video games are to [...]Read More »
US law allows ‘wire-tapping’ of people who use US-based cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud — even if you don’t live in the United States
European privacy expert Caspar Bowden is warning that the data of people who use US-based cloud services might be monitored by the American authorities. In other words, Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, and Amazon’s Cloud Drive are all services that could be “wire-tapped” due to the American Foreign Intelligence Surveillance [...]Read More »
You can be fined 1 million dollars and be imprisoned for 10 years for unlocking your phone in the USA
If you don’t already know, unlocking your phone in the US without carrier permission has become officially illegal since January 26th. Section 1204 of Public Law 105-304 says that any person who violates the law willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain will be subject to [...]Read More »
Google protects user privacy and defies the government by asking for search warrants to access Gmail emails
To most Americans (and other countries that have laws to protect citizens from search and seizure without warrant), it may come as a surprise that a search warrant is not required for the American government to access private emails. This is due to the ‘Electronic Communications Privacy Act’ (ECPA), a [...]Read More »
Sony has found a way to raise some funds — by selling their US headquarters building in New York City to investors for $1.1 billion. As the company works to cut losses throughout the company, this will generate $770 million for Sony. This is similar to how Nokia sold their [...]Read More »
US will have Google Fiber-like gigabit internet speeds in all 50 states by 2015, if the FCC Chairman has his way
If you’re jealous about Kansas City’s current gigabit internet speeds, you’ve got a friend in FCC Chairman Julius Genachoski. The chairman has just issued the “Gigabit City Challenge.” What does he hope to accomplish from this? At least one community in each of the 50 states to have gigabit internet [...]Read More »
When you’re looking for an apartment in New York, don’t be surprised if you end up with living space that’s much smaller than what you’re used to. It seems to be the norm, unless you’re of the wealthy and famous kind of course. But small living spaces don’t necessarily mean [...]Read More »
Facebook initially tested out free VoIP calls through its Messenger for iPhone app for Canadian users earlier this month, but it looks like they’re ready to start rolling out across the US as well. A call button has appeared in the app, and users can begin making free calls to [...]Read More »
US House of Representatives enjoy torrenting movies and TV shows; here are some of their favorite BitTorrent downloads
It looks like the US Congress doesn’t need to look very far for examples of internet piracy for inspiration to put together another internet-related legislation. Turns out pirated movies and TV shows can be found within the walls of Capitol Hill. Anti-piracy forensics company ScanEye has published a report revealing [...]Read More »
What do you do when you have a nice six-figure salary and are given the opportunity to work from home? Well, outsource your entire job to China of course! Okay, maybe not. But that’s what one US worker did.
Working as a software developer (in his 40s) in the United [...]Read More »
I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised if I told you that a lot of phones get lost, misplaced or even stolen in Las Vegas. With all the partying and drinking that can go on over there, there’s bound to be some lost phones each night. And whenever people lose their [...]Read More »
‘Red October’ is global espionage malware that targeted governments around the world (USA, Iran, Russia, etc.) for 5 years… without being detected
Researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab have discovered something that sounds like it came straight out of a spy movie. A massive, on-going espionage network targeting hundreds of governmental, diplomatic and scientific organizations in at least 39 countries. Before you start pointing fingers at who might be responsible this time [...]Read More »
In one of the more bizarre Apple-related stories recently, shoppers at the Lincoln Park Apple Store in Chicago got the quite surprise when a car decided to drive into the store — by crashing through the store’s front glass wall.
While the car managed to smash one of the display [...]Read More »
Remember that controversial six-strikes anti-piracy thing we talked about? And how that got delayed to 2013? Well, it’s 2013 now and the program is just a couple of weeks away from officially kicking off. None of the participating ISPs have detailed their measures, but TorrentFreak was able to obtain Verizon’s [...]Read More »
Signs we really are in the future: Our libraries have no books at all, only computers. When we want to borrow something from said library, they lend us an e-reader. What’s that you say? San Antonio is already in the future?
The county of Bexar, San Antonio, is launching a [...]Read More »
In the United States there is a program called ‘We The People’ that allows ordinary Americans to submit online petitions for whatever they want. If a petition gets more than 15,000 signatures, the White House is required to officially respond.
In November 2012, a petition was submitted asking the White [...]Read More »
Sick of Apple’s walled garden? Feel Android is the Windows of smartphones? That is how Mozilla feels — and they have developed an alternatives for the masses, Firefox OS (an HTML5-based mobile operating system). The only problem? There is no phone or tablet out there right now that runs Firefox [...]Read More »
Firefox and Apple have blocked Java while U.S. Homeland Security recommends everyone disable it, because of vulnerabilities
Late last year Java was hit with multiple vulnerabilities one after another. Earlier this week another Java exploit was discovered, one that is being actively exploited on the internet by criminals. Due to Java’s seemingly endless security issues, and the fact that the latest exploit is being “massively exploited in [...]Read More »
These photos show raw American naval power… and it is both awesome and scary [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Anyone familiar with the history of the United States knows that in the founding years of the country there was a big struggle between pro-navy and anti-navy advocates. Since then, however, the United States has come to build and operate the largest and most powerful navy in the history of [...]Read More »
Google, in a press conference along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Senator Charles Schumer, have announced that it is going to provide free Wi-Fi service to Chelsea, a New York City neighborhood.
The company says that it hopes to keep the thousands of residents and millions [...]Read More »
eBay is introducing two new pilot programs aimed at making it easier for you to sell your stuff. If you’re looking to sell things as quickly as possible, these methods might not be such a bad idea.
The first of which is an eBay “selling assistant” who will pick up [...]Read More »
According to a report out of The NPD Group, there are now more devices in the U.S. that are connected to the internet than there are people.
U.S. homes have 425 million internet-connected devices, while the human population sits at around 315 million. Information was gathered using a survey [...]Read More »
For the first time in 20 years, New York City’s annual crime rate is about to go up. Who does NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg believe is responsible for this? Why, Apple of course.
Well, not Apple directly but some people who really really want their Apple products. There has been [...]Read More »