Free Press, FCC and fake net neutrality

Late last night the majority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners said that they’re on board with Chairman Julius Genachowski’s Net Neutrality rule. The problem is that critics say the rule does little to actually protect the open nature of the Internet.

House Judiciary chairman: WikiLeaks did not commit a crime

There was an interesting development in the WikiLeaks saga on Thursday. You probably didn’t hear about it over the weekend because the fawning corporate media was too busy comparing the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Intel to introduce processor with remote kill switch

Intel is preparing to launch its Sandy Bridge processors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The most interesting thing about these new processors is the kill switches that are built into them.

Expert: Internet was never free or open and never will be

As WikiLeaks struggles to keep itself online, we are seeing an increase in corporate and government censorship aimed at controlling the flow of information.

Judge orders Monsanto GMO sugar beets destroyed

A federal judge has ruled - for the first time in US history - that a genetically modified (GM) crop be destroyed.

TSA is now at bus stations, body scanners coming too?

If you were one of those people who thought you could get away from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) molestation and radiation by ditching the airport and taking the bus, you were wrong.

Free Press urges FCC to keep Comcast in check

Media reform organization Free Press urged the Federal Communications Commission yesterday to investigate anti-competitive actions by Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company and residential broadband provider.

Did technology help football become a Turkey Day tradition?

Thanksgiving. A day that makes my pants feel tight just thinking about it, has its roots deep routed in tradition.

Senate backs bill, Internet censorship one step closer

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday that is cleverly disguised as a bill to prevent online piracy and counterfeiting. However, it is actually a law that will lead to harassment and violations of the First Amendment.

Congress still considering Internet censorship!

It’s a bad news day for Internet users in America. The totalitarian bill that would give the government power to shut down websites their secret controllers do not approve of is making its way through congress again.

FDA won’t allow complaints from medical scientists

Nine current and former scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) medical device unit have filed complaints against the government agency related to the safety of medical devices. And for the second time these complaints have been thrown out by federal officials.

European scientists confirm reading is good for brains

A European study has confirmed what most people already knew. Being able to read is good for your brain.

Ironfisted Monsanto looking to eliminate USDA beet ban

The Monsanto Company is attempting to sidestep a ban on genetically-modified beets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Opinion: Predictions of 42% adult fatness is too much

Harvard University researchers say the explosion of adult-aged American waistlines won’t slow down until 42% are obese.

Vegas tunnel people a sign of the times?

Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps; there is no last call in Vegas. All of the happiness that comes from bright lights, gambling and free flowing booze is a huge contrast to the meager lives of the inhabitants who live below Sin City.

Did you know that scientists say alcohol is as bad for you as hard drugs?

A new study scientific study has confirmed what true party animals have known for a long time. Alcohol is just as bad for you as the other traditional hard drugs.

Few editorials and blogs are critical of Chevy Volt. Are you?

The Obama administration and their lapdogs are promoting the Chevy Volt as the electrifying savior of the auto-industry and maybe even the planet.

Princeton computer scientists find new way to track spread of ideas

Computer scientists at Princeton University computer scientists have developed a new way to track the beginning and the spread of ideas. This new method could make it easier to measure how influential some ideas really are. 

Is alcohol tolerance all in the genes you wear?

Do you drunkenly pride yourself on how much alcohol you can consume without passing out while your friends lay drooling on the floor? Well, researchers have discovered that alcohol tolerance might have nothing to do with how manly you are and could be more closely related to genes in the human body.

RFID chips in animals could cause cancer

People put RFID tracking chips in their pets because they care about their well-being. However, that could change soon thanks to a lawsuit against Merck & Co., Inc. which claims the HomeAgain pet microchip may cause cancer cells to develop in cats and dogs.