SOPA

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Facebook (and also Microsoft, Verizon, AT&T, Intel...) has come out in support of CISPA -- SOPA's evil twin that essentially would

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act now has more than 105 co-sponsors, and some fear the bill could go further than SOPA and PIPA in threatening online privacy. SOPA and PIPA were finally discarded earlier this year after resounding online protest changed the debate, but the same doesn't yet app

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And The Other Shoe Drops of the Day: Shortly after news broke that the PIPA test vote scheduled for Tuesday was being postponed indefinitely, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) took to Twitter to announce that voting on the bill's congressional sibling SOPA was also being postponed.

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Infographic of the Day: According to ProPublica, which is tracking opposition to and support for SOPA and PIPA among members of Congress, yesterday's blackout managed to persuade many politicians to come out against the Internet killing bills.

As hope-affirming as that is, it's important to note that support for PIPA remains strong i

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PSA of the Day: Megaupload shuttered by the feds! Its employees arrested overseas! Its multimillion-dollar assets seized! Its archenemies brought down by Anonymous! Its CEO... is Alicia Keys husband?!

We're following the developing drama over at TDW: Geek, and you should too.

[tdwgeek.]

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This Is Important, You Should Watch It of the Day: Salman Khan offers the most succinct and straightforward rundown of how the language in SOPA's current iteration leaves wide open the possibility that, despite its ostensible intention to block foreign sites trafficking in pirated content, completely legal websites operating inside the United States could easily be labeled "enablers" of "U.S. prop

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Kickass Cover Mashup of the Day: Luc Bergeron AKA Zapatou mashes up 71  covers of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" from all around the world.

A full list of links to the original covers can be found in the video's description.

(As you're watching this and enjoying yourself keep in mind that this is the exact sort of thing

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Animated GIF of the Day: An important reminder from blackout participant The Oatmeal of all the wonderful things at stake in sitting idly by while SOPA/PIPA are allowed to pass.

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Anti-Censorship Win of the Day: In a major victory for the Internet, and major blow to its would-be censors, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), co-sponsor of SOPA's sister bill PIPA, has officially withdrawn his support for the legislation.

"I have been a co-sponsor of the PROTECT IP Act because I believe it’s important to protect American ingenuity, ideas and jobs from being stolen

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Muay Thai Guy of the Day: Have you ever been so angry that you kicked a banana tree to death?

(Alt: The Internet versus SOPA, illustrated.)

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Lights Out: The Day The LOLcats Died.

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Internet Blackout of the Day: The Great Wikipedia Blackout of 2012 has begun.

Reddit, TwitPic, Mozilla, Mojang, and thousands of others will soon follow suit. The Internet is officially on strike! Why? Because the House and Senate are

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Wiki Dependency of the Day: Katie Notopoulos is using her Twitter account to catalog the complaints emanating from Millennials worried about how the Great Wikipedia Blackout of 2012 is going to affect their school projects.

[@katienotopoulo

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A Taste Of Thing To Come? of the Day: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has just announces via Twitter that he will be joining the anti-SOPA blackout planned for this Wednesday, January 18th.

Starting at midnight EST, the English version of Wikipedia will go dark for 24 hours, crippling student reports everywhere, and hopefully bringing much-needed attention to the I