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4 Public Interest Groups Who Are Fighting for Your Digital Freedom (part 1)

Net neutrality. Telecom immunity. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act. If you don’t know what these words mean, it’s time for some schooling: These are some of the issues that are currently being fought by public interests groups who have focused on technology.

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The Only Reason That ‘Homeless Hotspots’ Are a Bad Idea

There’s been a quite a bit of controversy over using homeless people as wireless hotspots since the New York-based advertising agency Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty (BBH) deployed them at the South by Southwest festival. At first glance, it seems like a two-birds/one stone idea: solving both the real-world problem of employing the homeless, as well as the first-world problem of never finding a darned hotspot when you need one. But even a Wi-fi craving tech junkie like me can see that this isn’t the solution. “Homeless hotspots” are a bad idea for one very important reason:

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Learn to Hack Your iPhone/iPad at JailbreakCon

Until recently, the only service provider for the iPhone in the United States was AT&T…unless you had a “jailbroken” iPhone, that is, an iPhone that’s been hacked to free it from the constraints of Apple Inc. Jailbreakers could then use the less expensive (and less ethically challenged) T-Mobile. But now that iPhone users can choose between AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, jailbreakers are still operating on the iPhone’s operating system. And they want you to join them.

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