The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Tech

The Politics of Tech

It seems that the entertainment industry invested about $50k a year over the course of 10 years in Rep. Lamar Smith to convince him to propose SOPA. [boingboing]

Google and Android are surging ahead of the Apple iPhone. Google is activating around 700,000 Android devices per day. [CBS News]

Have you ever wanted to go to MIT? Well, the prestigious and notoriously difficult school to get into is planning on offering free online courses to the public. [MIT News]

This week a man that uploaded a workprint copy of the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine was sentenced to a year in jail. [Tech Dirt]

Over the past few years hackers ran a scam on Subway by using digital credit card data to accumulate $3 million in fraudulent charges. [ars technica]


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