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In Face Of Protests, Congressmen Begin To Abandon SOPA Ship

In Face Of Protests, Congressmen Begin To Abandon SOPA Ship | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The online uproar against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in Congress is already causing some in Washington to abandon the SOPA ship. A couple of co-sponsors of the bill are pulling their support.

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Sopa blackout and day of action – live

Sopa blackout and day of action  – live | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Live coverage of the day of action as Wikipedia, Reddit, Google and others join protest against Sopa -- the Stop Online Piracy Act.

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Why We’ve Censored Wired.com

Why We’ve Censored Wired.com | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We've blacked out the headlines on our website homepage today as part of a global internet protest against two radical anti-piracy bills pending in Congress -- legislation that threatens to usher in a chilling internet censorship regime here in the U.S. comparable in some ways to China's 'Great Firewall.'

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Le web, nouvel espace d’expression pour les caricaturistes

Le web, nouvel espace d’expression pour les caricaturistes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

L’année 2011 aura sans conteste été celle de la chute des dictatures. Sur Internet, aux efforts des blogueurs et des témoins se sont souvent joints ceux des dessinateurs. Pour le caricaturiste brésilien Carlos Latuff, célèbre pour ces critiques du régime de l'Égypte ou du Bahreïn, Internet permet d’abord de prendre la parole pour ceux qui ne l’ont pas.

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Wikipedia blackout over US anti-piracy bills

Wikipedia blackout over US anti-piracy bills | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Online encyclopedia and some smaller sites shut down temporarily in protest against proposed anti-piracy laws.

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What Is SOPA?

What Is SOPA? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you hadn't heard of SOPA before, you probably have by now: Some of the internet's most influential sites—Reddit and Wikipedia among them—are going dark to protest the much-maligned anti-piracy bill.

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Google to Use Homepage to Protest SOPA on Wednesday

Google to Use Homepage to Protest SOPA on Wednesday | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You won’t see a blank page at Google.com on Wednesday, but the company will use its homepage to register its opposition to SOPA.

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Freakonomics: How Much Do Music and Movie Piracy Really Hurt the U.S. Economy?

Freakonomics: How Much Do Music and Movie Piracy Really Hurt the U.S. Economy? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As Mark Twain once wrote, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. However true that may be in general, statistics can be particularly tricky when they are used to assess the effects of IP piracy.

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Apple to announce tools, platform to 'digitally destroy' textbook publishing

Apple to announce tools, platform to 'digitally destroy' textbook publishing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This coming Thursday, Apple will announce tools and platforms to expand digital publishing to the masses and help transform the textbook industry.

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China's Internet users cross 500 million

China's Internet users cross 500 million | Technoculture | Scoop.it

China's mobile Internet users now exceed the entire population of the U.S.

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Google Doodle Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Google Doodle Celebrates Martin Luther King Day | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google is commemorating Martin Luther King Day, for the seventh year in a row, with a Doodle.

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Putting SOPA on a shelf

Putting SOPA on a shelf | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Though the administration did issue a formal veto threat, the White House’s opposition signaled the end of these bills, at least in their current form. A few hours later, Congress shelved SOPA, putting off action on the bill indefinitely.

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Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson on His iPad

Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson on His iPad | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Speakeasy caught up with science-fiction writer William Gibson to discuss his non-fiction, why he thinks SOPA is 'Draconian,' and how tablets -- like Walkmans, back when they first appeared -- are changing how we understand cities.

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Neuromancer author slams SOPA

Neuromancer author slams SOPA | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Famed cyberpunk author William Gibson, who penned Neuromancer and coined the term 'cyberspace,' told the Wall Street Journal that SOPA was a perfect example of draconian legislation in action.

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Young, in Love and Sharing Everything, Including a Password

Young, in Love and Sharing Everything, Including a Password | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Young people are expressing their affection by swapping passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts.
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Why 'post-PC' is a far bigger threat to Microsoft than Mac or Linux ever was

Why 'post-PC' is a far bigger threat to Microsoft than Mac or Linux ever was | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Microsoft is embarking on what I believe to be its biggest challenge yet … the end of the road for the x86 architecture.

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This Is the Internet After SOPA

This Is the Internet After SOPA | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Today's blackout shows what the internet might look if some of the principles in SOPA start being enforced as law.

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Jerry Yang resigns from Yahoo

Jerry Yang resigns from Yahoo | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Jerry Yang, Yahoo's co-founder, has stepped down from his position on the company's board after 16 years.

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The Robots App Store Will Fulfill Your Fantasy Of Owning A Beer-Serving Bot

The Robots App Store Will Fulfill Your Fantasy Of Owning A Beer-Serving Bot | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Whether you like it or not, little robots are going to be part of our lives sooner than we think, and we'll need these apps to make them do what we want--from getting beer to more important tasks.

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A close look at the Stop Online Piracy Act bill

A close look at the Stop Online Piracy Act bill | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A detailed guide on what the Stop Online Piracy Act legislation, if passed in its current form, would affect.

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Wikipedia in anti-Sopa 'blackout'

Wikipedia in anti-Sopa 'blackout' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The online encyclopedia joins other websites planning to go offline for 24 hours in protest against plans for new US anti-piracy laws.

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Are Newspapers Civic Institutions or Algorithms?

Are Newspapers Civic Institutions or Algorithms? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This idea of 'newspaper as algorithm' builds on a larger secular trend: the widescale appification of the media industry.

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Israel hit by cyber-attacks on stock exchange, airline and banks

Israel hit by cyber-attacks on stock exchange, airline and banks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Pro-Palestinian hackers suspected of infiltrating websites of three high street banks, El Al and Tel Aviv exchange.

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Geeks 1, Congress 0: Controversial anti-piracy bill SOPA shelved for now

Geeks 1, Congress 0: Controversial anti-piracy bill SOPA shelved for now | Technoculture | Scoop.it

SOPA is not dead, just badly wounded. But the collective support from one online community alone shows that democracy can, and indeed does work.

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