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Why Twitter and the Rest of Silicon Valley Should Disclose Their Diversity Data

Twitter has become the largest media platform for minority voices on the planet. Everything from the Trayvon Martin case to the BET Awards has become the equivalent of a front-page headline on the site thanks to the social network’s trending topics, which aggregate the most popular conversations and present them to all Twitter users. 893 more words

File sharing lawsuits are a waste of money, says the American Bar Association

Lawyers organization the American Bar Association has a message for its 400,000 members: File-sharing lawsuits “do not yield significant financial returns,” so stop filing them. 359 more words

Business

Net neutrality protestors crash FCC website, drive it back to the age of handwritten letters

As the Net Neutrality feedback deadline looms, an overflow of submissions broke the Federal Communications Commission’s public comment tool today.

As a result of the downtime, the… 89 more words

Business

Verizon: Buffering Problems Are Netflix’s Fault

Got buffering problems? It’s all Netflix’s fault, says Verizon. The Internet Service Provider published a lengthy blog post Thursday arguing that Netflix’s mismanagement of its video streaming traffic has led to slower speeds for users. 451 more words

Virginia senator asks FTC to probe Facebook's emotional study

Days after the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about Facebook’s mood-tracking experiment, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is asking the agency to dig deeper into possible “ramifications” of the social network’s study. 256 more words

Social

Unpatriotic? FAA is investigating whether it's illegal to send drones into fireworks shows

Well, this is certainly interesting. The FAA is now investigating whether or not it’s legal to fly a drone through a fireworks display. This concern surfaced because such flights could violate local or U.S. 193 more words

Business

Dear Wall Street: Swarm can revolutionize the stock market

In a previous post, I introduced the new Bitcoin-based crowdfunding application Swarm. But upon further reflection, I’ve realized there is an entirely different segment of investors that really ought to be paying attention as well: Wall Street. 354 more words

Bitcoin