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There Are Gonna Be 9280928 Pirate Bays Because Anyone Can Make A New One

In the wake of a police raid in Sweden that shut down the Pirate Bay as we know it, a number of opportunistic torrent sites have created clones. We’ve said before, Pirate Bay clones are potentially problematic. Nevertheless, Isohunt just launched a tool that makes it confusingly easy to set up your very own open source clone. I tried it;It works.


FCC Mysteriously Lost Hundreds Of Thousands Net Neutrality Comments

As the Sony hack makes internet regulation a top priority, startling new revelations about how the FCC handled public comments on net neutrality just came in. New analysis of the data the FCC recently released about the process shows that the agency lost and/or ignored a whole bunch public comments. How many is a whole bunch? Oh, about 340,000.


The Only Truly Intimate Online Experience Left

The internet has long promised a certain kind of connection between people, one that is now close to being fulfilled: We can reach anyone, at any time, anywhere! But while the web was born in plain text in IRC chat rooms and messageboards, our online conversations were supposed to multimedia, dynamic and visual by now.


Another Torrent Site Has Resurrected The Pirate Bay

The popular torrent site Isohunt just launched a new fully functional websiteoldpiratebay.org — that lets you search through the Pirate Bay archives. This is a little bit silly, since Pirate Bay’s archives have been public for years. But it’s also a little bit useful if you’ve been having Pirate Bay withdrawal since the site got raided by Swedish police.


This Is Why You Should Stick To A Traditional Marriage Proposal

There is a growing trend, for which the internet is probably to blame, of people eschewing traditional, down-on-one-knee proposals for flash mobs and drones and giant Transformers robots. It was all bound to end in tears — specifically, with a crane smashing through an apartment building. In the name of love.


How To Survive When The Internet Fails

Oh crap. Your internet has just gone out and doesn’t seem like it will be coming back anytime soon. First off, don’t panic. Or, wait, maybe you’re supposed to panic? I can never remember these things, lemme Google it real quick. OH CRAP, THE INTERNET IS OUT. Game over, man! Game over! What the hell are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?


Report: Mozilla Will Get Firefox On iOS

For a long time, Apple hasn’t allowed Firefox to appear on iOS as doesn’t want it to use a different web engine on the mobile operating system. Now, Mozilla wants to changes that.


What Actually Happens When You Click On A Link

You see a link, you click on it, and it takes you somewhere. Simple, right? But actually, that remarkably straightforward user experience has a fairly complex series of computational processes going on in the background.


Censoring The Web Isn't The Solution To Terrorism, It's The Problem

In politics, as with internet memes, ideas don’t spread because they are good — they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is to censor the Web.


What If Websites Were Real-Life Things?

Facebook can be a little stalky, Twitter full of people who want you to listen to them, and 4chan is… well, 4chan. So what would all these corners of the internet translate to if you imagined them as real life phenomena?


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