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How to make sure Google doesn't save your browsing and search data

The recent Facebook scandal has many people concerned about how social networks use personal data and how search history data is collected and stored in web browsers. There are several ways you can begin taking control of your online personal information. One way is to make adjustments to your...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 3:35pm

When the WiFi goes down: most relatable tweets you'll read all day

Picture this: The WiFi goes down in your workplace, home or local coffee shop. What do you do? Cry? Angrily start shredding your mail? Twiddle your thumbs in place of tweeting? Read a book? Along with posts honoring President's Day 2018 and offering bits of #MondayMotivation, by...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 2:16pm

In new interview, Obama warns against irresponsible social media use

During the September Invictus Games in Toronto, Prince Harry put Former President Barack Obama in the hot seat as a guest editor on BBC Radio 4. They talked about his hopes for the future, his post-presidental life and the Obama Foundation, but the full interview wasn’t released until...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:21pm

Just in time for the holidays, Oprah warns about social media scam

It’s the holiday season in case you haven’t noticed. And yesterday, in the spirit of giving — and to save us from losing bank — Oprah Winfrey alerted the public that scammers have been impersonating her on social media to solicit money and personal information from followers...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:08pm

White House temporarily shuts down 'We the People' petition site

"We the People," a website launched by the Obama administration in 2011 to essentially fast-track petitions to White House staff, has been temporarily shut down.  The Associated Press reports that the platform will return in late January as a new site and that the move will save...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 5:08pm

This site lets you know if a film is linked to sexual misconduct allegations

Ever wonder if your favorite movie was directed by someone accused of sexual misconduct? Or, if a character you used to cherish as a kid was played by a now-alleged predator? You might not have before 2017, which has proven to be a year of blaring allegations against notable names from the hills of...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 8:41pm

The FCC repealed net neutrality and the internet has a lot to say

In a 3-2 vote Thursday afternoon, the FCC ruled to overturn the laws protecting net neutrality. It was highly anticipated and highly protested — and a lot of people are speaking their minds about it (naturally). Protesters argue that without these laws, ISPs could interfere with content and...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:18pm

The FCC repealed net neutrality. Now what happens?

On Thursday, the FCC voted in favor of repealing laws under Title II protecting net neutrality despite heavy protest. The vote came out 3-2 (Republicans to Democrats). "Two years ago, the orders stripped the FCC of jurisdiction over broadband providers,” Chairman Ajit Pai said in a...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:44pm

This is what the Internet without net neutrality will mean for you, according to an expert

As of Thursday morning, December 14, the FCC is sticking to their plan to hold the net neutrality vote later today. Maybe you’ve seen your friends or people in your social media feeds freaking out about net neutrality and posting photos and text about #BreakTheInternet. Maybe it still seems...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:34pm

BREAKING: How to watch a live stream of the net neutrality vote

Despite a letter from 37 Democratic legislators and two Independents, two Republicans speaking out and an open letter from 21 tech pioneers, the FCC shows no signs of delaying or cancelling the net neutrality vote for later today, Thursday, December 14. The current net neutrality rules were put in...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:52pm

UPDATE: When will they hold the net neutrality vote?

The net neutrality vote is looming, and if you feel like the future of the internet — and many of your bills — hang in the balance, you’re absolutely right. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the concept of net neutrality, you’ve heard more people talking about it in the...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:09am

The best tweets from #BreakTheInternet protest against Pai's net neutrality plan

#BreakTheInternet. No, I’m not talking about Kim Kardashian’s backside on the cover of PAPER magazine. I’m talking about the web-wide protest to stop the FCC from repealing net neutrality laws. The campaign started on Tuesday, and organizers have asked people to essentially...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:20am

21 Tech pioneers write open letter asking FCC to cancel net neutrality vote

As the vote on net neutrality — currently scheduled for this Thursday, December 14 — awaits the FCC, tensions are high. A total of 21 big-name leaders of the Internet world just published an open letter to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 4:37pm

Is Comcast dropping its promise not to charge for internet fast lanes?

Comcast said on multiple occasions that it would not violate net neutrality. In March 2014, Comcast Senior Executive VP David Cohen wrote, “To be clear, Comcast has never offered paid prioritization, we are not offering it today, and we're not considering entering into any paid...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:33pm

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

New York Attorney General investigating fraud on net neutrality comment site

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that his office is investigating a scheme to corrupt the Federal Communications Commission's online public-comment process on net neutrality via the use of thousands of false identities — but the FCC is not cooperating.  ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:06pm

U.K. approves vaping to quit smoking, says it's 95 percent safer

Vaping enthusiasts worldwide are cheering a decision by British regulators granting alicense to an e-cigarette – as a prescription to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. The Guardian reported that "Britain's drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

Justice Department demands information on anti-Trump protesters from DreamHost

A web-hosting platform is fighting a Justice Department search warrant that would turn over information on over a million activists who helped organize protests against President Donald Trump on Inauguration Day. It would mean giving the government 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to the...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:39pm

Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website probably faked that 'Anonymous' hack

It appears the notorious neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, faked an attack by the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” Monday in an attempt to drum up publicity and support for its message. An article published on the website had, at first glance, all the markings of a Anonymous attack...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:44pm

No Mike Pence's website wasn't hacked, but you should probably check this out anyway

Sorry Internet, the Mike Pence website wasn’t hacked this weekend. In a classic case of how things go viral online, a parody site on Pence tricked a whole lot of people on Facebook and Twitter, including a few journalists, after Democratic operative Scott Dworkin shared a link to imposter...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:42pm