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Are Medical Websites Hazardous to Your Health?
There’s an old joke that says nothing is more frightening than Googling the symptoms of an illness. You may only have a runny nose, but within a few minutes, you could find “proof” you’ve contracted some rare and incurable tropical disease.
‘Homeless Hotspots’ Ignite Heated Debate
The annual SXSW interactive conference in Austin is sometimes plagued with snail-slow internet speeds (when you can connect at all). But this year it’s been a little easier to find a wifi hotspot: just look for a homeless person. Yes, homeless people are now being used as wifi spots.
What Websites Went Dark For the SOPA Blackout? [IMAGES]
On Tuesday, we told you about some of the sites — Wikipedia, Reddit and the Cheezburger network among them — that planned to go dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), anti-piracy legislation under consideration by the US Congress.

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