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Reddit co-founder tells Joe Rogan: Cable companies about to ‘f*ck up’ the Internet

The Internet faces an existential threat from the cable companies that provide service to millions of Americans, said the founder of Reddit.com. Web entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian appeared last week on the Joe Rogan Experience to talk about the future of online rights and access. He said only about six to…

Glenn Greenwald takes to Reddit to talk about Edward Snowden and the NSA

By David Holmes On October 1, 2013At their best, Reddit’s Ask Me Anything threads (AMA’s) are a form of cultural discourse that would make Socrates proud, and today we witnessed one of the most enlightening entries to the series yet. Glenn Greenwald…  …

Gay gamers can now use the term ‘gaymer’ without fear of legal action

A legal battle between a Reddit forum and a gay blogger has resulted in a trademark claim on the word “gaymer” being abandoned. Blogger Chris Vizzini founded the website gaymer.org to represent LGBT individuals in the video game community and trademarked the word “gaymer” in 2008. Vizzini later sent a…

NASA and Reddit encourage 7-year-old Dexter Walters to seek space

Dexter Walters, a 7-year-old from Britain, heard earlier this year that a Dutch NGO was looking for applicants to start the first human colony on Mars. Fascinated by space, but too young to reasonably expect the agency to select him, Dexter decided…  …

Colbert provides alternative content for sites in SOPA blackout

Wednesday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert turned his attention to the Internet blackouts protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act, which would grant the government sweeping new powers to shut down websites for violation of copyright laws. Websites like Reddit, BoingBoing, Wikipedia, and…

Reddit to go dark Jan. 18 in protest of piracy bill

One of the most popular websites in the world, the heavily-trafficked social media forum Reddit.com, has announced that it will go dark on January 18 to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Reddit’s plans are hardly unique, but they are the first to confirm that their service will go…

Young Turks: Reddit is the Internet’s new activist hotbed

In a segment broadcast Friday night, Current TV’s “The Young Turks” hosts took a look at social media forum Reddit, which has recently become a flashpoint for resistance to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which critics warn will break the structure of the Internet if it becomes law. For…

Reddit manager warns site to shut down if anti-piracy bill passes

Erik Martin, general manager of Reddit, one of the Internet’s most popular community-driven media websites, said in a recent post that independent experts have told the site that if the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) passes Congress, the laws as written would be Reddit’s death sentence. Reddit, owned by publishing…

Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit, accused of stealing data from MIT

Aaron Swartz, the 24-year-old co-creator of popular Internet community Reddit, has been charged with stealing data from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted. The charges against Swartz include computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information, wire fraud and recklessly damaging a protected computer.…

Amazon apologizes for Reddit, Foursquare outage

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Amazon apologized Friday for an outage of its Web-hosting service that knocked a number of companies offline, including such popular websites as Foursquare, Quora and Reddit. The Seattle, Washington-based Amazon also acknowledged that some customers had lost data as a result of the technical problems that began…

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