In what advocates of net neutrality are hailing as a milestone victory for the Open Internet, the Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of reclassifying broadband access under its purview, thus effectively prohibiting the U.S. Internet companies from setting up “high-speed lanes” for preferred customers and websites.
The fans of UK’s virtual supergroup are already jumping on the hype train after Gorillaz’ co-founder and animator Jamie Hewlett recently confirmed the rumors of the band’s comeback via Instagram with sneak previews of new character illustrations.
While director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation of British author E.L. James’ bestselling erotic novel was a resounding commercial success, earning over $239 million worldwide, the film has received widespread poor reception from movie critics following its wide release last Friday.
In the aftermath of Robert Mugabe’s epic fall that became an international meme last week, local news outlets are reporting that up to 27 bodyguards of the 90-years-old Zimbabwean president have been suspended for negligence of duty.
After almost a month of trial proceedings and deliberation in January, a jury in Manhattan’s Federal District Court found Ross William Ulbricht, the 30-years-old founder of the once highly lucrative black marketplace Silk Road, guilty on all seven charges related to narcotic trafficking and criminal conspiracies. Ulbricht faces up to life in prison.
After almost two months of downtime since its servers were seized by Swedish authorities, The Pirate Bay torrent hosting site is back online. However, some are speculating that the relaunched site is actually an FBI “honeypot” to catch copyright infringing Internet users.