Digital Copyright Law Could Be Challenged

One of the key elements of US copyright law in the digital age may be challenged in the Supreme Court. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claims the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) breaches the first amendment. The DMCA, introduced in 1998, includes a controversial measure that reads “No person shall circumvent a technological measure that […]

Social Media Users: Connect With Us! (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest)

Did you know that just like everyone and their mother these days, we here at [GAS] have an account on almost all major social media sites on the Web? So if you’re not already following us via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram, here are the links to our profiles on each of these sites: Geeks […]

Mozilla: Flash’s Firefox Days Are Numbered

Mozilla has become the latest browser maker to start phasing out support for Flash. It will start blocking some elements next month before a total block next year. The developer says it has already tweaked Firefox to reduce the reliance on plugins for features such as video streaming and microphone access. But it says its […]

8 Free eBooks if You Want to Learn Web Development (A Value of $240 Total!)

Whether you’re already a web developer or you simply want to learn more on technologies that power the web, we have a total of seven free ebooks for you guys today, each with a value of $30! ($210 total!) Here they are: –The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, 3rd Edition ($30 eBook, FREE for a […]

What Does the Inside of the Internet Look Like? [Video]

What does the inside of Tinder, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram look like? We went inside and found out. Documentary footage. 100% real. [PistolShrimps]

Free eBooks: The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition eBook

For today’s free ebooks, we have a kit which includes 4 resources: The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions. -How to Transform Employee Worst Practices Into IT Security Best Practices -PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition […]

Deleted Tweets Archive Deleted

A site that republished deleted tweets from public figures has stopped its service after a cease and desist demand from Twitter. PostGhost was told it fundamentally violated the terms and conditions of the Twitter API. The service was designed to highlight tweets that politicians and other celebrities had made and then removed. The theory was […]

The End of a Bitter Dispute: Netflix Comes To Comcast Cable Boxes

Comcast says its next generation of cable boxes will include a Netflix streaming app. The deal appears to end a bitter dispute between the two companies over net neutrality issues. The streaming will be available through the X1 platform, which will include a unified search tool (covering Live TV, DVR recordings and On Demand content) […]

38 Fun and Little Known Facts About the Internet [Video]

In this episode of the Mental Floss show, host Mike Rugnetta tells us all about 38 little known facts about the Internet, starting with the fact that Ray Bradbury was not a fan of Yahoo or the Internet in general. [Mental Floss]

How Big Companies Think Social Media Works [Comic]

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Periscope Users To Become Instant Moderators

Periscope is to ask users to act as a “flash jury” to decide if comments are abusive. There’s no word on whether parent company Twitter will adopt the idea. The move is designed to deal with the problem of navigating the spectrum between clear-cut cases of abusive content, more debatable cases, and incidents where the […]

Tech Giants Crack Down On Illegal Hate Speech

Four major tech firms have agreed to remove hate speech from social media and similar services within 24 hours of it being reported. The move, which comes in a European code of conduct, will only apply to content which breaks the law. That limitation means it could be a tricky subject deciding what material comes […]