Tag: file-sharing

by Julie Keck

1. NBC’s takedown notices skyrocket: Wasn’t file sharing supposed to be dead? (PaidContent.org) 2. The most important person at Gawker Media not named Nick Denton is leaving (AllThingsD)   3. Twitter kills off TweetDeck for mobile and drops Facebook in one fell swoop (memeburn) 4. Washington Post to try sponsored posts (Digiday) 5. Samsung’s new […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Rugged, colorful tablets designed for kids (Wired) 2. Kim Dotcom’s Mega announcement (CNN) 3. Wikileaks, via Twitter, names Aaron Swartz as a definite ally, possible source (Mashable) 4. Free-speech ruling extends protection to online firms but not users (AP) 5. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “BitTorrent”? Probably visions of teenage boys in basements swapping pirated music and movie files. That’s long been the public perception of the technology protocol BitTorrent, but there’s also an entity known as BitTorrent, Inc., and it would very much like for you to […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

Reporters Without Borders yesterday released its 2010 World Press Freedom Index. Thirteen of the EU’s 27 members are in the top 20 in terms of press freedoms, but some of the other EU nations are very low. The European Union has had a reputation for valuing and respecting human rights, and new data suggests that […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This is a caption It’s a hot, muggy day in the Not-So-Deep South, unusual for the winter time. They’re packed in to the rafters at the First Community Gospel Church of Interdenominational Mumbo-Jumbo. After a few opening hymns, a hush goes over the congregation, as mothers sternly “shush” their squirming children, while waving fans rapidly […] more »