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Petition to decriminalize smartphone unlocking gains steam

A new rule from the Library of Congress makes it illegal to unlock a new smartphone without permission from carriers. Now thousands of users are asking the Obama administration for a reversal.

By January 28, 2013


Meet Richard Mack, Republican challenger to SOPA's author

Richard Mack, a retired sheriff and constitutional conservative, is hoping to use Rep. Lamar Smith's authorship of SOPA and an Internet surveillance bill to pry him out of office.

By February 9, 2012


The 404 982: Where we're switching servers (podcast)

What would you do if you found a bag of white powder tucked neatly into the textbook you just bought on the Amazon Marketplace? If you're smart, you'd take it to the police like Sophia Stockton, a junior at a university in Kansas who discovered something similar in the pages of a history book called "Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives and Issues."

By January 30, 2012


Ep. 497: Where we cash in our green card

New Jersey passed a bill last week legalizing medicinal marijuana, so begin today's episode of The 404 Podcast with a quick discussion about the taxation, decriminalization, and dispersion of medicinal marijuana.

By January 13, 2010


The 404 Podcast 497: Where we cash in our green card

Go Team Conan!

By January 13, 2010


Obama's virtual town hall takes legalize-pot detour

Fans of legalizing marijuana flooded into a WhiteHouse.gov forum, pushing their questions to the top in a voting system that used Google Moderator.

By March 26, 2009


Apple gets reprieve from French DRM-busting law

France's controversial copyright law is dealt a major setback as sections are ruled unconstitutional.

By July 31, 2006