Category Archives: News

Yay We Now Have Net Neutrality! What is it? (4 Minute Explanation)

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Big news today about the internet! It’s now going to stay pretty much the same. Um, what? Quick backstory. Since the internet became a thing, users have generally been able to access most websites without much interference from Internet Service Providers (or ISPs, like Verizon, AT&T, TimeWarner, etc). ISPs were providing their customers (you) with equal access and speed to

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Free-range: Not just for chickens, but our kids too? (Poll)

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Around the country, parents are increasingly being targeted by law enforcement and child services for purposely allowing their kids to wander off on their own to play or ride public transit, sometimes for hours at a time. Many of these parental choices are part of the so-called “Free-Range Kids” movement, which believes parents today are overprotective, inhibiting their kids’ emotional

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Can Sony Prevent the Media from Publishing Hacked Emails? Probably Not.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Lot Entrance

Sony is desperately trying to put a lid on the embarrassing emails that were hacked recently (though most of the damage has probably been done). Through its lawyers, the company sent a letter to various media outlets telling them they are not allowed to publish any of the documents or information, including emails, stolen in the hack. The entertainment giant is threatening lawsuits if the media

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4 Million Undocumented People in the U.S. Could Now Become Documented. Here’s How.

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Last night President Obama announced a new executive action on immigration that allows an estimated 4.4 million undocumented people in the U.S. (about 36% of the estimated 12 million current undocumented people) to become “documented.” How does it work? Let’s start with the basics. What does it mean to be “undocumented” and how does someone become “documented”? Being undocumented means not having

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