Tumblr Bloggers Against SOPA


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They bombarded US Congress with 87,834 calls
I never thought so many Tumblr users are political
Tumblr’s SOPA facts (Credit: Tumblr)

‘Tumblr users have come out in full force against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the microblogging service announced yesterday…’
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=tumblr-users-fight-sopa-with-87834-2011-11&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_TECH_20111122

SOPA undermines security while not solving any problems

‘A new piece of American legislation, SOPA (Stopping Online Piracy Act) has been getting a lot of attention the last few weeks. The purpose of the bill is to put a dent in online piracy by allowing the US government to dictate ISPs block access to sites hosting copyrighted materials.
‘The US Congress seems to have a huge misunderstanding of how the internet works and is looking more and more to simply be following the wishes of the entertainment industry.

‘It’s not that I don’t believe in copyright or that copyright holders don’t have the need to enforce their rights (Sophos included), but doing so at the expense of free speech is going too far.
‘Let’s start with the fact that it wouldn’t work.
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/11/22/sopa-act-undermines-security-while-not-solving-any-problems/

 

Best Free Apps for Your Phone

‘No matter which smartphone you own or are choosing to buy, the apps that are available for it can have an enormous influence on whether you’re ultimately happy with your phone. For every app store across every phone and mobile operating system, there are plenty of excellent apps that we recommend people download. And among that superb selection, there’s always a remarkable sub-selection of apps that are totally free…’
http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,2806,2366353,00.asp

 

How Much Tech can Children Take?
Are today’s children facing technology overload, or simply gearing themselves up for life in a digital world? Stewart Mitchell investigates
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/371287/how-much-tech-can-children-take

 

How to See What Web Sites Your PC is Secretly Connecting To

‘Has your internet connection become slower than it should be? There may be a chance that you have some malware, spyware, or adware that is using your internet connection in the background without your knowledge. Here’s how to see what’s going on under the hood…’
How to Check What Your Computer is Connecting To
http://www.howtogeek.com/98601/easily-monitor-your-computers-internet-connection-activity/

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2 Responses to Tumblr Bloggers Against SOPA

  1. IzaakMak says:

    Go Tumblr! I’m going to look into the internet connections thing too. :D

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