The Open Observatory of Network Interference has released its report on the errors made by T-Mobile USA Web Guard, an Internet censorship product that T-Mobile customers can opt into. Web Guard blocks the website for the Tor Project (an anti-censorship tool), an Italian page that is displayed to users blocked by Italy's national censoring firewall, the Internet Archive, the website for Cosmopolitan magazine, a Chinese sports news website, a site that helps you keep your referer information private, a French economics site, a 9/11 conspiracy site, a Greek political blog, and many others.
Some brands permeate the public consciousness so effectively that people begin to call the product by the brand name. Try to remember the last time you asked for gelatin instead of Jello? In the realm of video games, Nintendo used to be that brand. I vividly remember my mom demanding I turn off my Nintendo… READ THE REST
As a child of New York City, I've always been an elitist when it comes to pizza. Despite never being a fan of the quality of their cuisine, going to Pizza Hut was an event in my childhood. Similar to McDonald's, Chuck E. Cheese, and Blockbuster, simply uttering the words Pizza Hut was enough to… READ THE REST
We're adrift in the sea of corporate synergy, and I don't think we'll see the shore ever again. Take being a fan of Marvel, for example. Let's say you want to watch the upcoming Dr. Strange movie. Well, you have to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home first. Once you manage that, you have to block out time… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Hackers are at it more than ever. Major companies, governments, and organizations all over the world are hit by thieves looking for a big payday. It's not enough to have real-world thieves to… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Taking control of your money is a great step to building a better life. Since most of us can't rely on the occasional cash explosion to bail us out, we should learn a… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Do you love sampling and making your own music? Do you create karaoke songs for your friends? It can be a huge pain getting the vocals out of a song manually… READ THE REST