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Entries from May 25th, 2010

Congress Changing Direction to Get Around Internet Court Order

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Internet

A Federal Court ruled that the FCC couldn’t implement the Federal Government’s latest version of the “Fairness Doctrine” by extending it to the Internet, so the FCC said they’d do it anyway by declaring the Internet a public utility. Now Congress has decided that they’ll rewrite the Telecommunications law again saying that it’s necessary because […]

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Struggling Internet pioneer AOL turns 25

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Internet

America Online was the Internet for millions of Americans for a decade.  They had some of the best tools, browers and worked well over dialup phone lines, but they’ve lost their lead and almost gone out of business.  But they’ve got a plan… Struggling Internet pioneer AOL turns 25

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook fixing privacy tools

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Social Networking

Image via CrunchBase There have been some amazing marketing opportunities on Facebook.  The biggest marketers in the world have been able to get bulk information on 500 million Facebook users, but some of those users have been getting upset. Looks like Facebook is going to be changing their policies and making it friendlier to people […]

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Protests widen over Google’s Wi-Fi data harvesting – USATODAY.com

May 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Google

Image via Wikipedia Turns out that those cars Google had driving around taking video and pictures of our homes, offices and streets was also grabbing information from our Wifi networks.  They’ve apparently been carrying on a practice I’ve talked about before, called “war driving” which is illegal in many jurisdictions.  It looks like data from […]

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Scientists create 1st bacteria strain from man-made DNA

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments · DNA

Image via Wikipedia Although this particular strain of bacteria is unlikely to harm anyone, things are going to start heating up.  This is the first time ever that we’ve been able to create new DNA and embed it in a bacterium.  Mark this as the beginning of a very scary future… Scientists create 1st bacteria […]

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