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Technical Fowl’s 2018 April Fool’s Roundup

Everyone loves a good joke, and over the years April Fool’s Day has brought us some great jokes and bits from a number of sites around the web. It’s come to be something we all expect on April 1st, especially…

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…

The Equifax Saga Thus Far

Any time any of us makes a big purchase it’s a matter of pride. After saving and budgeting we finally have the scratch to put down some money towards a new car or join the club to become an American…

April Fool’s Double-Cross: Amazon Dash

So it may be Game of Thrones month for the upcoming season 5 premiere in a lot of internet sites devoted to nerddom, but there was another important day this week that for the last few years has made the…

“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…

Safer Internet Day – Some Tips for Your Digital Life

The internet contains more and more of our lives these days.  We have online accounts for our banks and paying bills, online shopping, and a number of other types of online activity that put more of us out there.  With…

DNS Changer Malware and the FBI’s July 9th Deadline – A Few Answers

[Article first published as DNS Changer Malware and the FBI’s July 9th Deadline: What It Is and What You Should Know on Blogcritics.] Depending on how close you are to your local nerd, you should have already heard about a computer virus…

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…

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…