The internet is a dangerous place. It’s a jungle full of miscreants, thieves, and scoundrels. It’s natural to want to protect kids from the dangers and many of the laws that have been passed or proposed to make it safer have been good. The latest bill out of California is not one of those good… Continue reading Bill giving kids a ‘clean slate’ option on the internet will do more harm than good
So what are radar detectors? Why is this technology being sold in the market today and most importantly why are there debates and moves to totally ban the use of these devices where these have already been legalized like the Western Australia and most of United States and Europe? Radar detectors are compact devices attached… Continue reading Radar detectors: legal or Illegal?
Getting a ticket for speeding is a fear that most drivers face every day. For 16 percent of drivers this year, that fear will become a reality. Of those, only 5 percent of people will not contest their ticket, costing them an average of 150 dollars. While many drivers do get pulled over for speeding,… Continue reading “The Man” vs. machine
Netflix has wanted to go social for a long time. They have been held back by an antiquated law that was rightfully removed late last year. Now, people will be able to share their movie and television show loves on social media. That’s great, and the video for that is below. Here, we’ll talk more… Continue reading Netflix gets social thanks to email spying bill
We were so close. A non-controversial bill, the Video Privacy Protection Act, flew through the Senate and was sent to President Obama last week. The bill itself isn’t important; it allows people using services like Netflix to post the movies that they were watching directly from the service onto Facebook and other social media sites… Continue reading Dear Congress: End warrantless email monitoring immediately
Facebook and the lawyers suing them over their “Sponsored Stories” advertising platform worked out a pretty sweet deal whereby the lawyers would get a nice payout and the social networking giant would get by with paying pennies on the dollar of the revenue they generated from advertising. “And they would have gotten away with it… Continue reading Facebook and class action lawyers work out sweet deal for themselves. Judge isn’t buying it.
The words “National Domestic Communications Assistance Center” sound harmless enough. It could be a call center for a tech support company. It could be a relay center for the telecom industry or a hub for amplified reach of broadband signals. The name is about as conspicuous and attention-grabbing as “please be quiet” sign at the… Continue reading NDCAC: The scariest thing the FBI has done since before 9/11
Do you often feel the sudden urge to text someone? Do you use texting as your means of communication as opposed to actually calling someone? Does the thought of leaving your phone at home and not being able to text someone frighten you? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you might… Continue reading Texting-While-Walking: A growing epidemic
Ever since Twitter started making a splash in mainstream and social media consciousness in 2008, it has been a major target of spammers. Its influence on clicks and search have made it USDA prime meat for those promoting nefarious agendas and Twitter has been challenged to sift through the real and fake tweets to try… Continue reading Twitter gets tough on spam, files suit in federal court