Tag: Politics

Senate passes Internet sales tax in final vote, 69-27

The US Senate passed an online sales tax in a vote this afternoon after a heated final round of debate. A small group of anti-tax Republicans, as well as Democratic Senators from states without sales tax like Montana and Oregon,

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Electronic Frontier Foundation – The Internet at its Best

EFF highlights some of the largest sites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout.

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O’Reilly Radar – The President’s challenge

The idea that we’ll be able to go back in time and make it harder for people to get digital information/media/anything is just wrong.

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ArsTechnica – Wikipedia to join reddit in SOPA blackout Wednesday

I’ll also be posting a message to protest and inform people about PIPA and SOPA, though I imagine Wikipedia will have a much larger influence.

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American Civil Liberties Union – It Was Close, But We Won: Viva Net Neutrality!

Yeah for Net Neutrality, boo for my State Senator being the one who introduced this resolution.

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GeekWire – Gates to students: Don’t try to be a billionaire, it’s overrated

Some really interesting stuff in here.

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Ars Technica – Three Senators condemn OnStar for tracking former customers

Glad I don’t own a vehicle with OnStar installed. It’s more than a little sleazy to collect and sell information from former customers.

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The White House – Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents

Why haven’t you signed this petition?

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Universal Hub – Court says state law used to ban recording of police officers in public is unconstitutional

I could not be happier with this ruling.

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This American Life – When Patents Attack!

Not upset enough about patents, spend an hour and you’ll get even more upset.

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