U.S. FTC sues AT&T over mobile data throttling

An AT&T logo is seen atop a store in Beverly Hills, California August 31, 2011. [REUTERS/Danny Moloshok]

An AT&T logo is seen atop a store in Beverly Hills, California August 31, 2011. [REUTERS/Danny Moloshok]

The U.S. government today filed a lawsuit against AT&T, accusing the nation's second-largest wireless carrier of selling users unlimited data plans, then slowing down Internet speeds after they hit a certain data use threshold.

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Packing tape art of Mark Khaisman


Mark Khaisman creates remarkable images using common packing tape and light boards. Since his early portraits with basic white and brown tapes found in any office, he has expanded to other colors and themes, below.

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LISTEN: The post-American Internet, with Schneier, ICANN boss, global academics

Michael writes, "The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Future Tense hosted a panel discussion on post-USA/NSA controlled Internet possibilities. The United States has signalled its willingness to give up its unofficial stewardship role of the Internet. Who should take over, and who will?"

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The Ballad of Jerry Lee Lewis's 13-year-old wife

1*vi79rfzVBp_JbkHQIQLFVw In 1958 when Jerry Lee Lewis brought his tour to London, the big story broke the moment the rocker stepped off the plane: the young girl on Lewis's arm was his wife, and she was 13-years-old. Over at Cuepoint, Alan Light talks to Lewis's ex-wife, Myra Lewis Williams, now a real estate broker in Atlanta.

“The only problem was that nobody told me anything,” she says. “So when a reporter asked me, Who are you?, I was the one who let the big ol’ cat out of the bag. It was a perfect storm—it couldn’t have happened at a worse time, at a worse place. Everything just came together and a major explosion happened.”

"Ballad of the 13-Year-Old Bride" (Cuepoint)

Baby rhino and goat like to play together

This video from the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is oversaturating my cuteness receptors!

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The high weirdness of painter Sean Norvet


Some recent work by Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator Sean Norvet.

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Ohm Sweet Ohm cross-stitch kit by Adafruit


From 2013, an adorable cross-stitch kit from Adafruit.

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Music: "Dream a little dream of me," Bing Crosby (1957)

"He's gonna sing folks, now's the time to go out and get the popcorn." --Bob Hope

Origins of “The Derek Tape,” '90s viral phone call recording between record store clerk and hesher


Boing Boing readers of a certain pre-internet age will recall when viral jokes sometimes took the form of prank phone calls passed around on cassette tapes.

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Knit Cthulhu mask


A gorgeous shot of a gorgeous piece of knitted art by Tracy Widdess, shared in our Flickr Pool.

Multi-torrent search engine resurrects dead links with Google cache

The original Filesoup torrent-site was nuked from orbit by the entertainment industry, but the domain has been resurrected and provides a single interface to query The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, Extratorrent and Torrentz.eu.

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Spotted last night at the Trader Vic's in Portland, OR: this dazzling tiki-gourd!

CA tourists warned not to take selfies with bears

"'People have been rushing up to the bears to take selfies and videos with them,' Lisa Herron, a public affairs officer for the Lake Tahoe Basin, told Mashable. 'A bear will come and whole mobs of people will charge up to them to take photos.'"

The Best American Infographics – Information conveyed in a fun, visual, and highly digestible way

“Put information in the right visual form and your audience will immediately get the gist.” – Gareth Cook

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2600 magazine profiled in the New Yorker

It's a long-overdue and much-deserved tribute to the hardest-working chroniclers of hacker culture. Emmanuel Goldstein and co have inspired generations of electronic spelunkers and freedom fighters, and they're still going strong -- and have never been more relevant, thanks to the debate sparked by the Snowden leaks.

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