Liz Gannes

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Jon Stewart Finds the Humor in the FCC Fining Google (Video)

This week, the FCC fined Google $25,000 for impeding its investigation of the company’s Wi-Fi data collection. As Jon Stewart put it last night on The Daily Show, “The fine is less than you would get for a particularly flashy NFL touchdown dance.”

Stewart even got in a Lycos joke, but his real target was the softness of the federal government on all sorts of investigations.


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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