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, argued vociferously against the bill—but to no avail. The final vote was 69-27, not much […]
Electronic Frontier Foundation – The Internet at its Best
EFF highlights some of the largest sites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout.
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.
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.
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.
GeekWire – Gates to students: Don’t try to be a billionaire, it’s overrated
Some really interesting stuff in here.
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.
The White House – Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents
Why haven’t you signed this petition?
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.
This American Life – When Patents Attack!
Not upset enough about patents, spend an hour and you’ll get even more upset.