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Politics

It’s not all about elections.

… scratch that, it’s generally about elections.

Blizzard, Hearthstone, and China – Bans, Backlash, and Politics

Blizzard’s insta-ban of Hearthstone grandmaster Blitzchung comes with dubious Chinese politics.

Net neutrality in a nutshell? Forget the tech giants, ask Burger King

Words about net neutrality have been bandied about in mainstream America over the last year since  FCC Chairman Ajit “no really guys, i’m just a geek like you, look at my oversized and not at all pandering Reese’s mug” Pai…

14 Year Old Irving, TX Technology Student Arrested for NWB (Nerding While Brown)

So I haven’t put anything up here in a good long while. Sorry kids, I’ve just been busy. You know, life and everything. So you can imagine it’s something fairly noteworthy that would make me pull out the keyboard and…

The Brown Americans [tf charts]

Today’s chart was inspired by Representative Curt Clawson (R-FL).  Rep Clawson, upon meeting (and being introduced to, with title) Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar. The plot: Rep. Clawson spoke to these two fine brown people as if they were foreign…

PAX East 2014: Serious Games and This War of Mine

It’s not all about killing bad guys and saving the princess anymore. When you take a look at media as a whole – books, comics, movies, games – and take a step back to see how they’ve evolved over time,…

We May All Be Computer Criminals Soon: The CFAA and the Power to Destroy

Over the last couple of years there’s been a lot of focus on legislation concerning internet privacy and regulation.  SOPA came and went.  CISPA was effectively (so we thought at the time) dead but is rearing its ugly head once again.…

“Six Strikes,” Piracy, and Your Internet

During summer 2012, we all heard tell of internet service providers agreeing to a new Copyright Alert System (CAS), intending to curb online piracy.  All we really knew of it back then is that it involved your ISP sending you…

Tech, Law, and the DMCA (Part I of II) – Unlocking Your Phone is Now Illegal

I love technology and the explosion of mobile tech in the last decade – it’s allowed users in the United States and around the world to completely change and enhance the way we communicate and run our day to day…

Australia Classifies their Very First R18+ Game with Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge

In the United States, we have a video and computer games rating system that makes sense.  It’s managed by the ESRB, and from eC (early childhood) to AO (adults only) the range of ratings make it pretty easy to know…

Congressmen Propose Violence Warnings on Almost Every Game out There

[Article first published as Congressmen Propose Violence Warnings on Almost Every Game out There on Blogcritics.] It’s always a good thing to see when Congress works hard to tackle the tough issues.  You know, economic health, unemployment, foreign relations – important things.  Then you…