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On January 21, 2011 By Joanna Barry January 19, 2011
On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake in [...]Continue Reading →
Personal privacy suffered a huge blow on foreign soil earlier last week as Research in Motion, the Canadian-based manufacturer of BlackBerry communication devices, caved in response to the Indian government’s demand for access to encrypted information on the devices. Without such access, Indian officials claimed they would ban the use of BlackBerrys all together. [...]Continue Reading →
Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.
House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.
70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.
Reminiscent of music industry tycoons, producers of “The Hurt Locker” sue BitTorrent users for illegal downloading of the film.
Gary McKinnon, computer hacker that breached Department of Defense and NASA websites, fights extradition to the United States.
Woman’s war against Adobe demonstrates the advantages of Continue Reading →
On April 16, 2010 By Richard Jacques July 22, 2010
Well, it finally happened. America’s second-oldest institution for higher education has decided on its mascot. The College of William & Mary, founded by King William III and Queen Mary II of England in 1693, has once again changed its mascot. The winner . . . (drum roll please) . . . a “ Continue Reading →
Rivalry between Adobe and Apple continues with launch of Apple’s iPad; cross developments between products might be affected.
Tensions rising with Twitter becoming viable competitor with iPhone’s App Store.
Privacy concerns arise as hundreds of WordPress Blogging sites are hacked.
Three most popular American Continue Reading →
What a twist!
Today, Apple announced the new features of the iPhone 4 OS. According to Macworld, these features include iAd, a new advertising platform designed specifically for the iPhone. iAd will allow Apple developers to embed advertisements in their applications, which could result in cheaper or free applications from iPhone’s App Store. In [...]Continue Reading →
In a unanimous decision today, the D.C. Circuit vacated an order previously issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), mandating that Comcast not selectively limit its users’ bandwidth–namely, that the FCC cannot regulate Comcast’s practice of limiting bandwidth use by peer-to-peer programs. See below for a breakdown of what the decision means for [...]Continue Reading →
On January 7, 2010 By Abbey Morrow July 24, 2010
Hell hath no fury like a Gator scorned. Last week, Fox Broadcasting Company threatened to drop its signal from Time Warner Cable and Bright House on the eve of some of the nation’s most anticipated college bowl games. Even members of Congress and the FTC were urged to get involved. Happily, [...]Continue Reading →
On November 12, 2009 By Brian Van Wyk July 24, 2010
In September 2009, the FDA adopted a new regulation banning flavored tobacco. The ban specifically targets candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes. While this issue may be obscure to some, for others, it’s a big deal–their favorite brands of cigarettes have been made illegal with little public debate while the country is occupied with a tanking economy [...]Continue Reading →
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