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. …
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.
Ever heard of SOPA? How about PIPA? For most of you the answer is likely no on both counts. Both of these have to potential to do serious damage to our First Amendment rights to free speech and expression.
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.