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New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever

Unless you’ve been under a rock with no WiFi, you’re well aware that Congress and President Trump have opened up your browsing history to the highest bidder. Under changes to FCC rules signed by President Trump last week, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will no longer need your approval to sell information about where you’ve been […]

April 17, 2017
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Is Comrade Trump Playing Us For Fools?

On a daily basis, the Trump campaign invites sheer disbelief. Recently, Ivanka Trump, the statuesque daughter her father talks about dating, posted an Instagram photo of herself sightseeing in scenic Croatia with Wendi Deng Murdoch — who has been “romantically to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.”

August 17, 2016
Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

How Do We ‘Fight ISIS’ After Orlando?

Yes, Omar Mateen did declare allegiance to ISIS just before the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. So did the shooters in San Bernardino, California. But in these cases and many others, the so-called “lone wolf” attackers had little formal or logistical connections to terror groups: they simply absorbed propaganda and acted on it. This new breed of terrorism is designed to evade the information age, and “making the sand glow” won’t help stop it.

June 13, 2016
Facebook

It’s Time To Acknowledge The Immense Power Twitter And Facebook Now Have In U.S. Elections

Social media is changing the way that people get their news, but it’s not a silver bullet.

April 22, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at a campaign rally in Manchester

Did The Internet Create Trump And Sanders?

Without the Internet, it’s difficult to know whether Sanders’s and Trump’s campaigns would have existed long enough to make any impact at all.

March 15, 2016

Why Do We Make Light Of The Assault On Erin Andrews?

Andrews’ attacker, Michael David Barrett, delivered an explicit, personal threat to women everywhere, but especially to those in the public eye. You exist for my pleasure, your rights to privacy be damned.

March 4, 2016
Internet, Domain Names, Celebreties, Google, Amazon, Privacy, Lifestyle, Entertainment

15 Simple Ways To Ramp Up Your Online Marketing

There’s a lot of marketing advice available online. Some of it is extremely helpful, while much of it is outright incorrect.

October 28, 2015

@POTUS: Another Way To Attack The President

President Barack Obama joined Twitter this week. That means he gets a whole new round of scrutiny.

May 22, 2015
Facebook. Politics, Science, News Feed, Technology, Poll, Social Media, Internet

Facebook Study Pins ‘Echo Chamber’ Of Opinions On Users’ Choices

Facebook conducted a self-imposed study on its users’ news feed, concluding that it is overwhelmingly an echo chamber of their own ideological views.

May 7, 2015

Comcast Now Has More Internet Customers Than Cable TV Subscribers

Comcast Corp. again demonstrated that the future is indeed the Internet.

May 4, 2015
Cybersecurity, Michael McCaul, Immunity, Infrastructure, Internet, Data, Devin Nunes, NCCIC, Homeland Security

A Cybersecurity Turf War At Home And Abroad

Two bills make their way through Congress, contradicting one another, as each seeks to dictate the federal government’s access to data from private companies.

April 28, 2015
Hillary Clinton, Email, Internet, Politics, GOP, Justice Department

GOP Has Few Options To Get Clinton Emails Short Of Arresting Her

“If Republican lawmakers really want to read Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, they have a long way to go to get their hands on them.”

April 28, 2015
Froma Harrop, Syndicated Columnist, Anti-Vaxxer, Internet, Forum, Helath, Education, Memo Pad, Millenials

On The Internet, Nobody Knows You’re A Fraud

Forgoing expert opinion on the Internet leads those who seek advice to misleading answers that have been promoted by group forums, crazy people, and interested businesses.

April 23, 2015
Books, Young Adult, Readers, Tumblr, Social Media, Internet, Authors, John Green, Rainbow Rowell

Tumblr A Place For Readers And Favorite Authors To Connect

Social media website Tumblr connects bookish readers from across the country with their favorite authors while boosting industry-wide growth.

April 22, 2015
Internet, Domain Names, Celebreties, Google, Amazon, Privacy, Lifestyle, Entertainment

Celebs Play Defense As They Snatch Up New Internet Addresses

Big businesses and celebrities buy up new domain names, leaving only the .sucks for the rest of us.

April 14, 2015
Lifestyle, Entertainment, Teens, Smartphones, Techonolgy, Internet,Pew Survey

Most Teens Rely On Smartphones To Go Online, Study Finds

Teens use smartphones as their primary means of getting online and, on average, send and receive 30 texts a day.

April 9, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad Internet. Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without some pol, celebrity, or garden-variety netizen making a public faux pas on social media that brings the full weight of global outrage down upon their heads.

April 5, 2015
Jason Chaffetz, Wire Act, Sports, Texas, Poker, Gambling, Internet, Politics, Joe Barton, Bill

Texas Representative Hoping To Legalize Online Poker With Bill

Though Texas hold’em poker is illegal to play online for profit in the Lone Star State, on the other hand, state representative Joe Barton bets his bill will change that.

April 2, 2015
Media, Entertainment, Paley Center, Digital Age, Televison, Radio, Museum, Internet

Paley Center Looking To Reinvent Itself For Digital Age

For the Paley Center, traditional media is no longer the only message.

March 26, 2015
Net Neutrality, FCC, Bipartisan Bill, Internet, Regulations, Telecom Industry, Politics

Potential For A Bipartisan Bill On Net Neutrality Emerges In Congress

The possibility of a net neutrality bill heats up as Democrats and Republicans clash over negotiations on online traffic prohibitions on Internet service providers.

March 25, 2015

I’ve Got Your Back, Ashley Judd!

It’s time to take a stand against cyber-bullying.

March 23, 2015
Internet, Online Sales Tax, House of Representative, Robert Goodlatte, Congress, Silicon Valley, Justice Kennedy, Technology, States Rights

Loading Time For Online Sales Tax Is Expiring

Would an online sales tax bill put small-business Internet retailers out of business?

March 19, 2015

Open Internet Survives Weird Politics

How net neutrality overcame a Republican blitz in Washington.

March 3, 2015

FCC Tightens Internet Oversight With New Net Neutrality Rules

Learn more about the FCC’s new net neutrality rules.

February 27, 2015