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  • Wikipedia blackout: Why even supporters question anti-SOPA move

    The Wikipedia blackout is intended to spotlight the value of open access to information on the Internet, but also underlies how fractious the move is, drawing fire from both critics and supporters.

  • How five websites are protesting SOPA

    Five major websites will go dark on Wednesday protesting two Congressional bills, which critics argue could curtail Internet and free speech.    If passed, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, would allow the US government to seek a court order and even shut down websites that contain content or links to unauthorized copyrighted content.  Moreover, advertisers and Internet service providers would be banned from doing business with transgressors.Proponents of the legislation include companies that are trying to protect their copyrights, such as the Motion Picture Association of America, The NBA, Pfizer, Nike, L'Oreal, as well as the US Chamber of Commerce, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the US Conference of Mayors.However,  voices of opposition include Internet giants Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Mozilla, and Wikipedia – who say that the proposed laws constitute a First Amendment violation, promote censorship, and harm the democratic flow of information.  Check out how five major websites plan to protest SOPA and PIPA:

  • Wikipedia blackout: Site to protest SOPA

    Wikipedia blackout is scheduled to occur Wednesday and last for 24 hours. A Wikipedia blackout would add heft to protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act.

  • New Year's black-eyed peas, updated

    Stir It Up! New Year's black-eyed peas, updated

    An updated version of a Southern classic New Year's dish.

  • Google takes aim at a new target: Amazon Prime

    Horizons Google takes aim at a new target: Amazon Prime

    Google is reportedly considering launching an e-commerce site with features similar to Amazon Prime, according to a new report. 

  • Solar power: Google pulls the plug

    Solar power: Google pulls the plug

    Solar power was at heart of Google's alternative energy efforts. But CEO Page has dropped the solar power and other energy projects to refocus Google on the Internet.

  • Newt Gingrich in the media crosshairs

    Newt Gingrich in the media crosshairs

    Newt Gingrich's rise in the polls is followed by the inevitable closer look at his record. Can Newt Gingrich survive the scrutiny?

  • International relations curriculum is not 'chalk and blackboard' anymore

    International relations curriculum is not 'chalk and blackboard' anymore

    Academics are still unsure how much technology and social media should be integrated into the international relations curriculum, but it's already transforming the classroom.

  • Europe's 'holy fools' set the tone for US Occupy Wall Street protesters

    Europe's 'holy fools' set the tone for US Occupy Wall Street protesters

    From Greece to Italy to Spain, young Europeans, much like the Occupy Wall Street protesters who have followed them, have been pushing for answers to high unemployment and poor representation.

  • iPhone 4S adds better camera, voice commands, many other sweeteners

    Horizons iPhone 4S adds better camera, voice commands, many other sweeteners

    iPhone 4S fills in many of the holes that left Apple's line vulnerable to the competition. However, the iPhone 4S adds few truly new features.

 
 
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