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2014-02-03 23:20:29

On the third annual MoveYourDomain Day, Namecheap will offer special deals to raise funds for online freedom fighters the Electronic Frontier Foundation. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Leading domain registrar and web hosting provider Namecheap announces the third annual MoveYourDomain Day, for February 5, 2014. In 2012, Namecheap launched the MoveYourDomain initiative to remind users about the dangers of a closed internet brought on by the possible passage of SOPA, the Stop...

2013-06-06 23:29:21

Five of the top technology events that made an impact on the small business world in May, reviewed and compiled by ChooseWhat.com. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The start-up industry is abuzz with technology events that have been driving controversy within the small business world. From Yahoo´s purchase of Tumblr to Pinterest´s new e-commerce feature, “rich pins” business owners are overwhelmed with new media. While most of these events can only stand to help grow...

Hacktivists Call For Internet Blackout Today To Protest CISPA
2013-04-22 07:28:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The group of hackers which acts as part troublemaker and part watchdog is calling for an Internet blackout today to protest CISPA, a bill which passed last Thursday. If this bill is signed into law, companies and websites could legally hand over user information to the US government upon request. Anonymous has persuaded over 300 websites to “go dark” as a sign of protest today and is using the #CISPABlackout hashtag...

2013-02-16 23:03:24

Domain name registrar Namecheap is raising awareness about proposed legislation that will curb Internet freedoms and has launched a fundraising effort to raise money for the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help fight this act. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 Leading domain name registrar Namecheap has rang the alarm to fight against newly rebirthed CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Relaunched earlier this week, CISPA poses a threat to of all Internet...

Congressman Wants Two Year Ban On Internet Legislation
2012-11-29 10:59:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa proposed a draft bill with intent to protect the Internet. Issa´s bill doesn´t encourage moving forward, such as installing high-speed fibers in rural areas or building Wi-Fi networks for whole cities. Issa´s draft bill also doesn´t stymie the progress of the Internet by proposing harsher punishment for copyright infringement or allow big...

2012-09-20 02:33:22

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Small Orange, a shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated web hosting company with offices in Durham, NC, has announced its commitment to support the new i2Coalition -- a nonprofit organization comprised primarily of web hosting companies, data centers, and registrars who are dedicated to fostering public policy that supports responsible economic growth within Internet based technologies. The new i2Coalition was developed in response to the recent...

2012-09-17 14:04:26

From Napster to iTunes to Pandora, the methods by which the public can obtain and share music have rapidly progressed. Future groundbreaking innovations may need to wait, though, as the next generation of technology is being stymied by the very copyright laws that seek to protect the industry, says Michael Carrier, a professor of law at Rutgers—Camden. “There is not enough attention being given to the effect copyright law has on innovation,” Carrier says about the...

GoDaddy Denies They Were Hacked
2012-09-11 14:47:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday´s news cycle was filled with complaints about downed servers and websites, not to mention plenty of jokes at Danica Patrick´s expense. A member of the Anonymous hacking collective known on Twitter as @Anonymousown3r took to the microblogging site yesterday to take credit for bringing GoDaddy.com to its knees using a DDoS attack. In an odd turn of events, however, GoDaddy has issued a press statement today...

GoDaddy Hacked by Anonymous Hacker
2012-09-10 16:29:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A hacker from the shadowy group Anonymous is claiming to have taken down the domain registry and web hosting company GoDaddy.com today, bringing down thousands of Web sites for small businesses and blogs who were likely not intentional targets. The hacker known as AnonymousOwn3r on Twitter has made a point to mention several times that he or she acted alone in the hack-attack and is not working on behalf of the larger...

As ISPs Prepare to Police Web Piracy, Questions of Efficacy and Motive Remain
2012-03-17 05:15:53

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Depending on whether or not you use peer-to-peer networks for file sharing, you may or may not remember a brief battery of blogosphere fireworks last summer after a handful of major internet service providers (ISPs) announced that they had reached an agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). According to that deal - euphemistically dubbed the “Memorandum of Understanding”...