Korean ISP KT Is Going To Ruin The Internet By Charging Companies To Use Their Network.

Hating AT&T is a national pastime it seems, and a favorite of ours. We dont’ necessarily want to hate AT&T. They just suck at everything they do. But Korean ISP KT is toying with a policy that could fundamentally change the internet, and quite honestly, downright ruin it. Their proposal: double dipping. KT wants to charge the companies behind heavy data using services like YouTube, music streaming sites, and anything else that gulps data to use their network….

SOPA Infographic: How The Entertainment Industry Always Resists New Technology

After yesterday’s widely publicized (and we’d say rather successful) “blackout”, the world is far wiser knowing the dangers that SOPA/PIPA present to not only the U.S. internet, but the global internet as a whole. If you really cut through all the crap (government, lobbyists, etc.), you’ll see that it is once again the entertainment industry trying to cripple/reject evolving technologies and services so that they can keep sucking in record…

Infographic: The Worst Web Outages Of 2011

Infographic: The Worst Web Outages Of 2011

A lot of exciting announcements were made in 2011 for the tech world. With them, however, came many examples of tech failures, namely network/service outages. There were quite a few. Everything from Foursquare to Twitter to AT&T, and more suffered their own fair share of hiccups — Perfect subject for an infographic. Smart Bear software sat down and did just that, making an infographic showcasing 2011′s worst internet/network/service outages and organizing…

Irony: Most Pirated Games Of 2011 Are Still At The Top Of The Sales Charts

This isn’t a post promoting piracy or anything, just an informative post about the level of downloaded games on these here interwebs. And with how that level of thefts of a game, it can still top the charts and set records for sales. TorrentFreak has posted it’s annual list of top 10 most pirated games on the internet and some expected results made the list. Crysis 2 topped the PC download list with almost 4 millions downloads. Gears of War 3 took the 360 list,…

GoDaddy Drops SOPA Support After Tidal Wave Of Protests.

Score another one for the internet. After a massive outpouring of public discontent over GoDaddy’s continued support of SOPA, the company has (finally) announced they are officially dropping support for the extremely harmful anti-piracy bill, SOPA. If you were thinking it’s time to bury the hatchet, we’ll invite you to merely put it in the closet for now as the company’s tone in their official statement makes it sound like they’re only dropping…

[Update] GoDaddy Seems To Think It’s Ok To Support Censorship, Laugh Off Critics.

If you haven’t followed the whole SOPA/ProtectIP drama over the last few weeks in particular, just know that the 1-2 combo of terribly written bills could, if passed, turn the U.S. into a 2nd China in regards to censorship. While we won’t get deep into why either bill is bad (there’s already plenty of that online), we will highlight a humorous/intriguing boycott that is gaining momentum — a “Leave GoDaddy Day” on December 29th — that…

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