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Three lessons from #Linsanity--so far

It's been three weeks of unprecedented attention around the NBA phenom Jeremy Lin. Here are three things I've learned about social and digital media (with only one Lin pun).

By February 24, 2012


Jewish celeb database iPhone app pulled in France

Apple's removed a controversial app in its French App Store after anti-racism groups took offense to it this week, threatening to sue Apple over its availability.

By September 14, 2011


Video games given full First Amendment protection

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of "violent video games" to minors. A 7-2 majority of the Court found the law violated the First Amendment, affirming that free speech applies to digital content and new media as much as to traditional literature.

By June 27, 2011


LulzSec releases Arizona law enforcement data

Hacker group says it's targeting the agency because of its "anti-immigrant" policies.

By June 23, 2011


Do Americans want to ban 'Brave New World'?

In the annual list of most challenged books in American libraries, there lies Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" at No. 3. And, oh look, "Twilight" is at No. 10.

By April 13, 2011


Time to take the 'cyber' out of cyberbullying

It doesn't matter if it happens cyberspace, in school, or in both. Bullying is bullying. It's about behavior, not technology.

By February 3, 2011


Google's double standard on user-generated content

Prescreening content uploaded to YouTube for copyright violations is impossible, Google argues constantly. However, it requires its AdSense partners to do just that.

By January 31, 2011


Can Medal of Honor compete with Call of Duty?

EA is rebooting the Medal of Honor franchise with a gritty take on the current conflict in Afghanistan.

By October 13, 2010


Facebook investigating removal of Sarah Palin post

Former Alaska governor writes forceful post against building of mosque near site of the September 11 attacks. Some try to flag it as violation of terms of service.

By July 22, 2010


The 404 Podcast 524: Where you should avoid racist polar bears

On today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast, the guys share the mics with longtime friend Clayton Morris of "Fox and Friends" and co-host of the Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe.

By February 23, 2010