John Paczkowski

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Pakistan Restores Access to Funny Cat, Dog Videos

Pakistan today lifted the ban that inadvertently caused YouTube’s near global blackout Sunday, after the site removed a video the country’s government claimed was offensive to Islam. Pakistan insists it was not responsible for YouTube’s outage and says it was forced to take the issue into its own hands when YouTube failed to respond to the complaint it submitted through the standard channels. Abdullah Riar, Pakistan’s minister for information technology and telecommunications, described the whole incident as “very sad, very unfortunate,” adding “We have nothing against the YouTube site itself.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work