In a win for the U.S. public, the House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday allowing consumers to remove the digital locks on their cellphones and legally switch between mobile carriers. Until now, consumers risked fines of up to $500,000 and five years in jail for “jailbreaking,” unlocking phones without a phone company’s consent.… Continue reading Jailbreak: Congress Passes Bill to Legalize Unlocking Cellphones
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Netflix Statement Urges the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality
Netflix is the world’s largest Internet television provider, with over 48 million users who watch more than one billion hours of shows per month. Today, they have responded to the FCC’s open debate on the proposed net neutrality rules, urging for the protection of the open Internet model as is. Netflix believes, as we do,… Continue reading Netflix Statement Urges the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality
Dear FCC Site Lets You Make a Public Comment to Fight for Net Neutrality
Are you a fan of the Internet? As of today, the web you know and love is under threat of new Federal Communications Commission regulation that could allow internet service providers to become paid gatekeepers of the web. These ISPs would be able to make special deals with companies that can afford to “pay to… Continue reading Dear FCC Site Lets You Make a Public Comment to Fight for Net Neutrality
President Obama Hosts the First-Ever White House Make Faire [DIY]
There is a new grass-roots revolution taking place in manufacturing for the inspired do-it-yourself types. This week, President Obama hosted the first White House Make Faire to meet with students from various backgrounds in science, technology and engineering, along with other hands-on entrepreneurs who are using new high-tech and collaborative maker tools to build businesses.… Continue reading President Obama Hosts the First-Ever White House Make Faire [DIY]
Which Tech Companies Are Protecting You and Your Data From the Government?
Every year the Electronic Frontier Foundation releases a report on which tech companies are being nice with your data protection and which are being naughty. The thing about the Internet these days is that we are entrusting our very sensitive and private information to tech companies. Especially with the rising issue of mass surveillance, it’s… Continue reading Which Tech Companies Are Protecting You and Your Data From the Government?
Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Plasters DC With Net Neutrality Ads Ahead of FCC Vote
The FCC is two days away from unveiling its new proposed net neutrality rules, and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian will stop at nothing to stop a bad ruling. Through a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt, Ohanian raised over $20,000 to place ads around Washington, DC to speak out against selective fast tracked internet service. Placed in… Continue reading Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Plasters DC With Net Neutrality Ads Ahead of FCC Vote
Joe Biden Takes His First Instagram Selfie And It’s With The President
Joe Biden opened his Instagram account April 16 and he’s already a pro. Not only has he managed to take his first selfie, but he got the president in on it. As his caption, Biden writes: “Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram. Thanks for following and stay tuned. –VP.” In less… Continue reading Joe Biden Takes His First Instagram Selfie And It’s With The President
Vice President Joe Biden Joins Instagram and Posts First Photos
Everyone’s jumping on the Instagram train, even second-in-command Vice President Joe Biden. He joined the photo-sharing social network Wednesday, April 16, and has already uploaded a series of photos. His first photo was a picture of his Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses laid out on his desk with a blurry Joe Biden in the background. Biden was… Continue reading Vice President Joe Biden Joins Instagram and Posts First Photos