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Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 in Internet by Nick

With the news that Apple will be releasing an update to iOS Safari that would allow developers to create ad blockers, the debate of ad blockers and ethics has come up again. I’ve struggled to pick a side in this debate, however I have found a solution. That solution is simple. Blacklist sites that have bad […]

Endurance International, the baron of hosting

Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013 in Internet by Nick

If you’ve ever looked into website hosting, chances are that you’ve heard of companies like Host Gator, Blue Host,  A Small Orange, Host Monster, Domain.com, and Just Host. All these companies seem to be individual companies with diverse plans and many different servers throughout the world. Heck, they all are competitors, or so you think. In […]

Google sued for not removing a photo of Miami Heat owner

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 in Culture, Internet by Felica Grenda

Welcome to 2012. Strange and ugly pictures of people pop up on social-network systems all the time, right? It shouldn’t be that big of a deal. And most of the time, it’s not. Unless you’re Ranaan Katz, the owner of the Miami Heat NBA team. Katz has decided to go and sue Google over a picture, […]

LulzSec “Down But Not Out”

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 in Internet by Felica Grenda

Around three months ago, five members of Anonymous spinoff hacker group LulzSec were arrested. Shortly afterwards, an FBI official declared “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.” Maybe they did, but activist hackers are still using the LulzSec name, and they are pretty eager to prove they’re like the mythical Hydra – the sea serpent […]

25 Most Used Passwords Revealed

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 in Culture, Internet by Felica Grenda

With the latest leaking of a ton of LinkedIn, last.fm, and eHarmony passwords, there’s been a buzz going around about how secure one’s account really is. It doesn’t really help that most users on the internet put in a joke password that anyone could guess. IT security consultant Mark Burnett has created a list of […]

Online activists have decided to found an “Internet Defense League” in hopes of fending off anti-piracy bills like SOPA and PIPA in the future. Users who choose to sign up receive code that they can put on their websites to let visitors know about a threat to Internet freedom from anywhere, legislation or not. The […]

Microsoft Launches So.Cl

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 in Internet by Nick

With the internet going banana’s over Facebook’s IPO news, Mark Zuckerberg’s marriage, and Pakistan blocking then unblocking Twitter, Microsoft was for once under the radar this weekend when they launched their social network So.Cl. “So.cl (pronounced ‘social’) combines search and social networking for the purpose of learning and is the latest experiment from FUSE Labs,” […]

The Pirate Bay Hit By Major DDoS Attack

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 in Internet by Nick

Not been able to access The Pirate Bay in the last couple of hours? You’re not the only one. Hundreds of users have had the same issue, and The Pirate Bay has released information saying that they are currently suffering from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack from an unknown group. Yet it doesn’t […]

Yahoo Sees a CEO Change

Posted on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 in Internet by Nick

Rumors flew around this morning about Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson quitting, and earlier this afternoon, Yahoo confirmed it.  They have also stated that Ross Levinsohn is the new interim CEO, and Fred Amoroso is the new chairman of the board. Although there has been no official statement given on the reason to Thompson quitting, common […]

Facebook Co-Founder Gives Up American Citizenship

Posted on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 in Culture, Internet by Nick

Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of facebook.com along with Mark Zuckerberg, has renounced his American citizenship in favor of living in Singapore. Having his name first pop up on the April 30th list from the United States Office of the Federal Register, the story was picked up by Bloomsberg News and instantly shot up to the most […]