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FBI wants to follow people on Facebook and Twitter

The FBI is planning on monitoring all 'publicly available data' on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, through a new system it wants to develop.


After blackouts, anti-piracy bills lose support

The bills had the financial backing of major corporate interests including the film and entertainment industries,  and cable television, among others.

Hackers target U.S. water systems

In the continuously threatening rise of cyber attacks, hackers have destroyed a pump that piped water to homes throughout a city in Illinois.


Internet lies could become federal crime

Many social networks are filled with false information about people - from fake screen names to false details about appearance.


GOP finally masters Internet with social media blitz

Before this year, using the words "Republican" and "online" in the same sentence conjured up images of your grandmother attempting to plug her phone cord into her typewriter.


Activists meet in Minneapolis at Netroots conference

Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.


Facebook may recognize faces instead of privacy

Facebook recently took the liberty of changing its users' privacy settings in order to allow for its latest feature, facial recognition software.


What Google and Facebook are hiding

When does Google stop being a helping hand and start turning into "Big Brother"?


Expand broadband for minority communities, advocates say

Labor and civil rights groups are recommending the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) do more to expand high speed Internet and broadband services for low-income and minority communities.


Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named Time’s “Person of Year”

Facebook reflects the online revolution changing the way people communicate and share information worldwide.

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