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… scratch that, it’s generally about elections.

FBI Arrests Hackers with Help of Former LulzSec “Leader”

[Article first published as FBI Arrests LulzSec Hackers with Help of Former “Leader” on Blogcritics.] Just one time. After being cautious about covering his tracks, all it took was just took one time logging into IRC without masking his IP address for…

Vox Populi: SOPA and PIPA Put on the Shelf

[Article first published as Vox Populi Puts SOPA and PIPA on the Shelf on Blogcritics.] Looks like it’s over.  Senate bill PIPA and its house companion bill SOPA have been shelved indefinitely by their sponsors.  On Friday, the announcements were made by Sen. Harry…

Web Blackout slaps SOPA, MPAA Slaps the Web Blackout, Everyone Slaps the MPAA

  SOPA and PIPA lost 3 co-sponsors this afternoon, presumably in response to the blackout protests by many prominent internet sites such as Reddit and Wikipedia.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) withdrew his co-sponsorship of PIPA while Reps. Lee Terry (R-NE)…

The Day the Web Went Dark

[Article first published as The Day the Web Went Dark on Blogcritics] A lot of Internet users today are checking in with their daily websites to find that those websites aren’t up and active.  They’re instead finding that some of those sites…

December SOPA Update: GoDaddy.com

[Article first published as December SOPA Update: GoDaddy.com on Blogcritics.] Earlier this month we took a look at the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) as it made its way through hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, through amendments, strong objections and ultimately…

99. The House Judiciary Hearing on SOPA was a Messy Show

[Article first published as House Judiciary Online Piracy Hearings Frightening on Blogcritics.] Thursday was a, well let’s say, interesting day, for those who have any sort of stake in, or connection to technology, politics or the horrific relationship between the two.  Over…

98. Computer Professionals Update Act Targets Overtime for American Nerds

[Article first published as Computer Professionals Update Act Targets Overtime for American Nerds on Blogcritics.] Somehow tech and politics mix together about as well as oil and water.  Look at the current state of technology politics – the FCC took forever to…

79. at&t’s sleight of hand to gain political favor?

[Article first published as AT&T’s Merger Sleight of Hand to Gain Political Favor? on Blogcritics.] As the old adage goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Why anyone would want to skin a cat to begin with…

75. US navy develops crowdsourced MMO to sink piracy

[Article first published as US Navy Develops MMO to Fight Pirates on Blogcritics.] Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents would tell you that just being good at video games would never amount to anything and…

70. FBI raids students for gold farming and bank fraud, stormwind’s SI-7 nowhere on the scene

[Article first published as Federal Agents Raid College for Suspected Gold Farming on Blogcritics.] When I think of “raiding” and the World of Warcraft, I’m generally thinking about the Blackwing Descent raid encounter that my guild is trying to power through or…