Pirate Bay is not getting banned in Sweden

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Finally today after a month of consideration District Court of Stockholm has stated that those copyright owners can not make Bredbandsbolaget, a Swedish ISP, block the Pirate Bay. Pirate Bay is a Swedish based website that hosts links to various legal and illegal torrents. This includes movies, games, books and more and this is exactly what copyright holders want to ... Read More »

Apple Facing Potentially Devastating IP Lawsuit in China

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Apple is currently facing a messy IP battle with Chinese company BYD, and could be devastated if Chinese courts rule against it. In two separate suits filed in May, BYD claims that the antenna on the iPhone 6 and some other Apple products infringes on their IP. The patents in the case relate to super-energy beam induced deposition (SBID) technology. According ... Read More »

US Senate Approves Space Mining


Earlier this month, the United States Senate approved the SPACE Act of 2015.  The bill was passed with unanimous approval and contains a few amendments, so it must go back to the House of Representatives for consideration. The Senate version of the bill is expected to get approval from the House without incident.  After that, it goes to the desk ... Read More »

Microsoft Pretends to Stop Tracking Data, Sneakily Renames Tracking Service

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Windows 10 has taken heavy criticism since its release regarding privacy and the collection of user data. The situation was made worse when a top Microsoft employee admitted that some tracking could not be disabled, and the company did not consider it a privacy concern. However, with the Threshold 2 update released earlier this month, some people thought Microsoft had ... Read More »

Cox Communications May Be Held Liable For Copyright Infringement of Subscribers

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Cox Communications is in the middle of a lawsuit brought against it by BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music. The two companies are suing the ISP for failing to terminate the accounts of pirates and cutting off their Internet access. Cox does have a procedure for terminating accounts of alleged pirates, but has chosen to dismiss some of the ... Read More »

Clinton and Media Push for Imaginary Middle Ground on Encryption

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In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, numerous media outlets, politicians, and officials working in intelligence agencies have been quick to point the finger at encryption as the culprit. Many politicians in the US are now seeking to legislate mandatory backdoors in encrypted communications. However, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is making statements that present the appearance of a middle ground ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Watching Spiderman with 4chan


This Week in Kickstarter we’ve got a questionably legal streaming device, a 3D rebirth of a 2D browser RPG, and a point and click ghost hunting adventure. WINTERTIDE, a first-person competitive team survival game A Multiplayer Winter Survival Where You Are Able To Reincarnate As Certain Wildlife Upon Death. Wintertide is a game about team orientation and survival. Players experience ... Read More »

France Rushes out Law to Censor Internet, Expand Police Power

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The French activist group La Quadrature du Net reports on a recent bill adopted by the French National Assembly, which undermines judicial oversight of police searches, as well as granting the government tremendous power to censor the internet. It passed the national assembly by a large margin, 551 votes to 6. In order to become a law it must still ... Read More »

The Mathematical Failure of Subjective Reporting


A lot of people these days wonder what’s wrong with journalism. How is it that people like Jayson Blair, for example, can report for outfits as prestigious as the New York Times and routinely turn in articles with fabricated quotes from people he never met and never interviewed?  He was only fired, after several years and six hundred articles, when ... Read More »