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Firewatch Creator Takes a Stand Against Casual Racism After PewDiePie Streamed a Racial Slur

Because you can't stay neutral in the face of racism.

There's a big difference between supporting streamers and holding a man with an audience of millions accountable for propagating and normalizing bigoted language.

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Revenge Pornographer Demands Google Erase His Past; Is Human Embodiment of Tiny Violin

He's particularly concerned about some unauthorized photos.

Craig Brittain, the man who once boasted that his revenge porn site offered “a higher level of hatred" than its 'competitors' and who posted photos of over 1,000 people throughout his time as the owner of IsAnybodyDown.com, has filed a complaint against Google asking that "all unauthorized photos of me and other related information" be taken down.

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White House Officially Agrees We Should Be Able to Unlock Our Phones

When it's not wasting time answering demands to build a Death Star, the White House's We The People online petition site can actually be used to get real responses to legitimate concerns on issues facing Americans. Today, in response to a petition signed by over 114,000 people, the White House issued a response on the issue of it now being illegal to unlock cell phone. The response? They agree it should be legal, because of course it should.

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You Can Unlock Smartphones Acquired Before This Coming January, After That It’s Illegal Again [UPDATED]

The way in which the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is enforced only shows just how silly the entire thing is. For example, the DMCA allows the Library of Congress to grant exemptions to the act, allowing folks to circumvent digital rights management schemes, for whatever reason they deem fit. If that sounds horrifyingly arbitrary, that's because it totally is. One of the actions that always seems to be up for exemption is the jailbreaking of smartphones. Thanks to a new set of exemptions, jailbreaking is totally legal, but only under ridiculously specific circumstances.

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Sony Takes Legal Action Against PS3 Hacker GeoHot

Hacker GeoHot is finally in a legal bind due to his notorious, hackery ways: Sony has served papers to Geohot and hacker group fail0verflow after they recently released hacks for the PlayStation 3, which basically allow anyone to run unsigned code on the system. Though unsigned code technically counts as homebrew applications - -something usually beneficial for the gaming scene -- the ability to run unsigned code usually results in people running pirated software. So, one can imagine why Sony isn't to thrilled with the hackers. Hack on past the break for more details, including the actual papers with which GeoHot was served.

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