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Three Minute Words: China’s Passive-Agressive Internet

Can a country entry reap the benefits of the connected age while successfully tying down the Internet?

Obama: Sony Attack ‘Vandalism’ Not War

President Obama believes the North Korean attack on Sony was “an act of cyber vandalism” rather than “an act of war.”

New York City Pay Phones To Become WiFi Hotspots

Adapting a relic of the 20th Century to the 21st Century.

Polygraph Critic Charged with Training People to Thwart Polygraphs

A 69-year-old former polygraph examiner for the Oklahoma City police department has been indicted for coaching people to thwart the machines.

President Obama Urges FCC to Make Internet a Utility

Obama proposes four ‘net neutrality’ rules.

iPhones and the US-China Trade Gap

Another example of the silliness of the “trade deficit” concept.

The End Of Private Industry In Space? Hardly

A pair of accidents has led some to wonder if we are at the end of commercial ventures in space. Clearly, we are not.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Another setback for commercial space ventures, the second this week and this time with tragic consequences.

Pope Francis’s Remarks On The Big Bang Are Nothing New For The Catholic Church

Pope Francis restates something the Catholic Church has taught for a long time and, again, the American media thinks its something new and revolutionary.

Gun Rights, Mental Health, And A Denial Of Due Process

New York State’s gun law takes rights away from nearly 35,000 people without any due process whatsoever.

F.B.I. Director Hints At Regulatory Action Against Apple, Google Over Encyrption

Law enforcement remains unhappy about the recent changes that will make it harder to break into a locked smartphone.

HBO To Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service In 2015

The start of a trend? Probably.

Google Being Targeted Over Leaked Celebrity Nude Photos

Attorneys for celebrities caught up in the leak of nude photographs are targeting Google.

Parenting as a Gen Xer

We’ve got one foot in two very different technological worlds.

Yahoo Directory Goes Way of Alta Vista

Danny Sullivan reflects on the end of another era.

Law Enforcement Claims New Apple And Google Encryption Policies Will Hurt Investigations

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are pushing back against Apple and Google’s efforts to provide greater privacy to users.. They’re wrong.

Apple Strikes A Blow For Privacy

A recent change by Apple is good news for advocates of privacy and civil liberties in the Internet Age.

Software Patents are Crumbling

The courts have been striking them down at a dizzying pace since June.

Copyright Office: Monkey Selfies Not Entitled To Copyright Protection

The Copyright Office says that works not “created” by humans are not entitled to copyright protection.

‘Open and Free’ Compared to What?

The “open and free” Internet is an ideal type, not a myth.

Doctor’s Office Baby Pictures Barred By HIPAA

A good law has one rather silly unintended consequence.

Sanity Prevails In Case Of Sexting Teen Charged With Child Pornography

In some sense, justice has prevailed.

Nothing is Private Anymore; Should it Be?

Our laws and social norms have not caught up to modern life.

The Solar Storm That Nearly Destroyed Civilization As We Know It

Just about two years ago, we dodged a bullet. We might not be so lucky next time.

Scientists: AIDS Could Be Brought Under Control By 2030

Health experts are saying we could basically eliminate AIDS, or at least bring it under control, in fifteen years if we do the right things.

All of America’s Secrets on Amazon Cloud

The US intelligence community is gambling that it can be more efficient through a public-private partnership than going it alone.

Implementation Of Europe’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ About As Absurd As You’d Expect

Judging by the early results, the so-called “Right To Be Forgotten” recently created by Europe’s highest court is creating more problems than it will solve.

From the Fools and Money Stack: Kickstarting… Potato Salad?!

Kickstarting a dream of potato salad to the tune of $40k+

Make Your Password So Hard to Guess That Even You Can’t Remember It

All you have to do is make up unique password for each site based on randomly chosen details of an incredibly complex story associated with the first letter of the site.

The Supreme Court’s Most Important Decision Wasn’t Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby Is an important decision, but it’s one that the Supreme Court handed down a week earlier that will have the widest impact.

What Happens To Your Online Persona When You Die?

Another area where the law has not caught up with technology.

Are Cell Phones Getting Worse?

Modern devices are more fragile, frustrating, and resource intensive than those of a decade ago.

Daddy, What’s a Landline?

In previewing a story about an Arkansas town fighting to keep phone booths, The New York Times explains what those are.

Restaurant Reservation Scalping Is A Thing

A new app allows customers to cut the restaurant reservation line. What could go wrong?

Court Rules Defendant Must Reveal Computer’s Encryption Password

Another area where the law has yet to catch up to technology.

3D Printed Organs Coming Soon

The burgeoning science of additive manufacturing is on the verge of being able to print functioning human organs.

Previewing Tomorrow’s Hobby Lobby Decision

The Supreme Court has saved the biggest case of the term for its last day.

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