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7 Attention-Grabbing GoDaddy Moments
GoDaddy 's latest controversial Super Bowl ad follows other surprising moments over the last several years -- from global politics to technology debates. The company has made a name for its web domain registering business through its provocative GoDaddy ads, many of which feature scantily-clad
State of the Union 2015: What Obama Says a Competitive 21st Century Business Looks Like
To compete in the modern global economy, the president sees need to upgrade infrastructure, leverage trade deals and boost medical and technological research.
State of the Union 2015: FULL TEXT
Below is the full text -- as prepared for delivery -- of President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that
5 Major Ways the Internet Could Change Without Net Neutrality
President Obama waded into the controversial issue known as net neutrality today, expressing his opposition against proposed measures he said would "end the Internet as we know it," by allowing service providers to create fast and slow lanes. Some parts of the industry are asking the Federal
President Obama: Making Hillary Clinton Secretary of State Was One of My 'Best Decisions'
The president pledged more aid to human rights groups during CGI speech in New York.
FCC Commissioners Meet With Protesters Before Net Neutrality Vote
A tiny week-long encampment of net neutrality demonstrators outside the Federal Communications Commission in Washington has drawn the attention of some of the body’s highest seats. And, according to the protesters, some employees of the agency have even given them high fives in support. ...
Talk Pushes Online 'Blackout' to Protest CISPA
Last year, sites all around the Internet chose to run a “blackout” by displaying censorship bars and statements of opposition to Internet censorship as part of a coordinated protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Now, word is...
Talk Begins of April 22 Online 'Blackout' in CISPA Protest
No sooner had the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), on Thursday, than word began spreading of an online protest. Some are suggesting the protest take the form of a “blackout” – going offline for 24 hours, displaying censorship bars...
Immigration Activists Go Virtual With Social Media Leading the 'March'
Tens of thousands of people skipped work in 2006 to march in immigration-rights rallies across the country and on the National Mall in Washington. So the 2013 Virtual March for Immigration Reform , using social media to pressure Congress online, is a clear sign of how the movement is evolving.
For July 4, a Declaration of Internet Freedom
Advocacy Groups Offer Vision for Online Freedom, Opposing Failed Laws Like SOPA and PIPA