Monthly Archives: December 2011

SOPA Update 2: Vote Delayed Until After New Year

Engadget is reporting that the U.S. House of Representatives committee charged with evaluating the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and revising it, if necessary, has put the hearings that were scheduled to resume today on hold until after the Holidays. … Continue reading

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Follow-Up: Congressional SOPA Hearings Available for Live Streaming

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the controversial bill that would make it illegal to show search results to or serve ads on websites suspected of being homes to pirated content.  The protests have come in hard and strong from … Continue reading

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Analysts Pessimistic About Zynga’s Growth Potential Ahead of IPO

Perhaps the most well-known social gaming company is getting ready to launch its initial public offering (IPO) later this week and analysts are already tamping down expectations.     Forbes reports that predictions of the Farmville parent company will “slow to … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Anti-Bullying Statute: Weakest in the Nation, Slated for Revision

I’ve been saying it for a while now, but a new report by the U.S. Department of Education confirms that Minnesota’s anti-bullying statute is the weakest of the forty-six states it analyzed (four states, however, lacked state-wide polices altogether).  At … Continue reading

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Is Your Bank Tracking Your Movements: Bait and Switch Journalism Wants You To Think So

I received a link to this story from Huffington Post this morning with the apparently outrageous news that Ally Bank was somehow tracking its customers’ movements and using that information to bolster its profit margins.  This seems like a major … Continue reading

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