Google SafeSearch Changes Finally Hit Germany, France, and Other Non-English Speaking Countries
Back in December, Google made some subtle changes to their Image search. To make a long story short, Google made it so that users in the U.S. could no longer disable SafeSearch altogether. At first glance, it appeared as though …

http://www.webpronews.com/google-safesearch-changes-finally-hit-germany-france-and-other-non-english-speaking-countries-2013-06


Is Facebook Getting ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Right?
Facebook has recently taken some heat over its approach to content on the social network that depicts, glorifies and/or trivializes violence against women. Groups like Women, Action and The Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and no doubt countless other individuals, …

http://www.webpronews.com/is-facebook-getting-freedom-of-expression-right-2013-05


Is Liking Something On Facebook An Act Of Free Speech?
Last year, a Virginia judge ruled that a Facebook “like” is not protected by the First Amendment. The story goes like this: Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ray Carter of Hampton, Virginia “liked” the page of “Jim Adams for Hampton Sheriff.” Carter’s …

http://www.webpronews.com/is-liking-something-on-facebook-an-act-of-free-speech-2013-05


Anonymous Announces #OpPetrol, Targets Oil Industry
Anonymous has a bone to pick with the oil industry. Via various Anonymous related YouTube channels, the hacktivist group announced Operation Petrol this week. As the name implies, Anonymous will be targeting the oil industry. What’s interesting about this particular …

http://www.webpronews.com/anonymous-announces-oppetrol-targets-oil-industry-2013-05


For What It’s Worth, The House Thinks The Government Shouldn’t Control The Internet
Does the government want to regulate the Internet? It really depends on who you ask. Internet freedom fighters say legislation like SOPA and CISPA are thinly veiled attempts to regulate the Internet. The government, however, claims that it’s strictly taking …

http://www.webpronews.com/for-what-its-worth-the-house-thinks-the-government-shouldnt-control-the-internet-2013-05


Is Google Censoring Users Too Heavily?
Now that the chosen few have had time to play around for Google Glass for a bit, many are noticing some unexpected restrictions. Specifically, the voice-to-text system, which is the primary way to interact with the device, does not accept …

http://www.webpronews.com/is-google-censoring-users-too-heavily-2013-05


The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure
Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to Iceland’s .is domain in hopes of escaping the ever watchful eye of the entertainment industry and its army of lawyers. It seemed that the infamous site would be safe for at least a …

http://www.webpronews.com/the-pirate-bay-moves-to-the-caribbean-to-avoid-domain-seizure-2013-04


Google Glass For Consumers Is About A Year Away
Google Glass is finally shipping out to developers who signed up for the Explorers program at last year’s Google I/O. While they have fun with what could potentially become the next big thing, consumers just have to sit patiently and …

http://www.webpronews.com/google-glass-for-consumers-is-about-a-year-away-2013-04


Julian Assange, Eric Schmidt Discuss Censorship, Bitcoin And The Internet In Recently Published Conversation
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder that’s still hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after the UK approved his extradition to Sweden. During that time, he has entertained a number …

http://www.webpronews.com/julian-assange-eric-schmidt-discuss-censorship-bitcoin-and-the-internet-in-recently-published-conversation-2013-04


‘Captain Underpants’ Complaints Beat ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in 2012
A constant in history since the invention of the printing press is that censorship is always a threat to publishers and authors. In more recent times, the fear of U.S. parents that children might be exposed to written descriptions of …

http://www.webpronews.com/captain-underpants-complaints-beat-fifty-shades-of-grey-in-2012-2013-04


The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland
In early 2012, The Pirate Bay moved from its traditional .org domain to a .se domain to avoid the fate that befell Megaupload. For over a year now, The Pirate Bay has not moved from this domain, even when it …

http://www.webpronews.com/the-pirate-bay-moves-its-domain-to-greenland-2013-04


Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers
Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has …

http://www.webpronews.com/pakistans-mobiilink-offers-free-tweeting-to-its-customers-2013-04


Sue Gardner To Depart Wikimedia Foundation, ‘Uncomfortable’ With Where Internet Is Heading
Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization that runs Wikipedia) announced today that she is stepping away from her position. She’s not leaving right way. She expects it to take at least six months to find her …

http://www.webpronews.com/sue-gardner-to-depart-wikimedia-foundation-uncomfortable-with-where-internet-is-heading-2013-03


Twitter Sued for $50M in France for Withholding the Identities of Anti-Semitic Users
Twitter is being sued in France for failing to disclose the identities of users wrapped up in an anti-Semitic hashtag controversy that has spanned five months. Here’s my attempt to make a long story short: Back in October of 2012, …

http://www.webpronews.com/twitter-sued-for-50m-in-france-for-withholding-the-identities-of-anti-semitic-users-2013-03


A.B.C. Whipple Dies; Author Was 94
Addison Beecher Colvin (A.B.C.) Whipple, author and journalist, has died. The Associated Press reports that Whipple died on Sunday, March 17 from Pneumonia. Whipple is, perhaps, best known for his work as a Pentagon correspondent for Life magazine during World …

http://www.webpronews.com/a-b-c-whipple-dies-author-was-94-2013-03


Change.org: It’s Not Just Bloggers And Techies Who Will Miss Google Reader
It didn’t take long after Google announced that it is killing off Google Reader to realize how much the product will be missed by quite a few people. Even the alternatives are having trouble keeping up with the demand from …

http://www.webpronews.com/change-org-its-not-just-bloggers-and-techies-who-will-miss-google-reader-2013-03


Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis Argues That The Web Needs A Plan B
In February of last year, Anonymous threatened to take down the Internet in “Operation Global Blackout.” Needless to say, it was an empty threat, but something similar could one day happen. We could all lose access to the Internet. If …

http://www.webpronews.com/internet-pioneer-danny-hillis-argues-that-the-web-needs-a-plan-b-2013-03


Defense Distributed Now Has A License To Manufacture And Sell 3D Printed Firearms
Defense Distributed was never on the wrong side of the law with its 3D printed gun project. They were safe as long as they didn’t sell any of the parts. That being said, the team did want to become a …

http://www.webpronews.com/defense-distributed-now-has-a-license-to-manufacture-and-sell-3d-printed-firearms-2013-03


Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.
I was out on leave when the news came out: Google is killing Google Reader. No! Why? No! Should Google kill Google Reader? Will you miss it? Let us know what you think or if you care in the comments. …

http://www.webpronews.com/will-you-miss-google-reader-clearly-many-will-2013-03


Defense Distributed Plans To Launch A Censorship-Free Thingiverse Rival
Defense Distributed is best known as the team behind the 3D printed gun parts that have inspired controversy around the country. Now the team is ready to offer something to the entire 3D printing community – not just those interested …

http://www.webpronews.com/defense-distributed-plans-to-launch-a-censorship-free-thingiverse-rival-2013-03


Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More [CONFIRMED]
It’s official: Google’s fragmented, less-useful Image search has spread from the U.S. and is now affecting English-speaking countries all over the world. Google has confirmed that the previous SafeSearch changes that made it impossible for U.S. users to fully disable …

http://www.webpronews.com/google-safesearch-changes-hit-the-u-k-australia-new-zealand-and-more-2013-01


Advocacy Groups Ask Skype To Release Transparency Report
Skype was embroiled in a mini-controversy last year when reports came out claiming that Skype was spying on its users. The Microsoft-owned company hit back at the reports saying that it only hands over information when law enforcement “follows appropriate …

http://www.webpronews.com/advocacy-groups-ask-skype-to-release-transparency-report-2013-01


Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court
Twitter is once again going to be forced to make a decision on how far they will go to protect the privacy rights of its users, thanks to a ruling made today by a French court. The court ruled that …

http://www.webpronews.com/twitter-must-give-up-anti-semitic-users-says-french-court-2013-01


New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers
The media industry really hates pirates. The companies that produce music, movies and everything else constantly berate pirates and tell the world that these people are destroying their business. These companies used to sue alleged file sharers, but now they’re …

http://www.webpronews.com/new-research-once-again-confirms-that-pirates-are-the-best-customers-2013-01




Creativity Process Demystified
No matter what you have been hearing what others have been telling you, the creativity process is not a process so complex that common folks like you and I cannot understand it. Neither is the creative process a highly mysterious one which is practiced only by those who are blessed with natural creative talents. You can understand and even experience, perhaps for the first time, the practical steps of creativity that ...

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Political Correctness - The Liberal Brand of Censorship
Being hard pressed to find a single appropriate definition of it, I will use that of Mr. Philip Atkinson put forth on the website ourcivilisation.com. Philip said "Political Correctness is the communal tyranny that erupted in the 1980s. It was a spontaneous declaration that particular ideas, expressions and behavior, which were then legal, should be forbidden by law, and people who transgressed should be punished. It started with a few ...

http://www.americanprophet.org


Bringing the RSS Revolution to Your Desktop
Until recently, the vast amount of news and other information available on the World Wide Web was accessible only by manually browsing for specific content via search engines. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) represents an information revolution that turns this concept around by actively syndicating content on an ever growing number of websites. RSS content is transmitted over the Web via “feeds” covering an extensive range of topics and interests, from ...

http://www.netsplorer.com


American Sleeping Giant Awakes - But is too Heavy to walk on Islamic Jihadist Eggshells
One of America's largest Christian broadcasters, Trinity Broadcasting Network has decided to drop one of its shows because it does not want to agitate Muslim Jihadist. Of course they say it is because they don't want to offend Muslims in general and that because they are beginning to broadcast into Arab countries. Nevertheless the dye is cast and with a brand of political correctness of their own making they plan ...

http://www.americanprophet.org


American Sleeping Giant Awakes - But is too Heavy to walk on Islamic Jihadist Eggshells
One of America's largest Christian broadcasters, Trinity Broadcasting Network has decided to drop one of its shows because it does not want to agitate Muslim Jihadist. Of course they say it is because they don't want to offend Muslims in general and that because they are beginning to broadcast into Arab countries. Nevertheless the dye is cast and with a brand of political correctness of their own making they plan ...

http://www.americanprophet.org


American Sleeping Giant Awakes - But is too Heavy to walk on Islamic Jihadist Eggshells
One of America’s largest Christian broadcasters, Trinity Broadcasting Network has decided to drop one of its shows because it does not want to agitate Muslim Jihadist. Of course they say it is because they don’t want to offend Muslims in general and that because they are beginning to broadcast into Arab countries. Nevertheless the dye is cast and with a brand of political correctness of their own making they plan ...

http://www.americanprophet.org


Christopher Okigbo - Looking Back at His Short-lived Life and Taking Stock of His Poetic Legacy
Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo one of the earliest Nigerian poets, who within his short lifetime, for he died fighting for the independence of Biafra, established himself as a central figure in the development of modern African poetry,has remained one of the most important African poets to write in English. Generally acknowledged as a master poet in spite of a complexity drawn from obscure allusions and symbolism, he has even been named ...