President Obama took part in a surprise question-and-answer session on reddit, the community curated by users’ votes, that in many ways demonstrated the best and worst impulses of Internet communication. Read More
Google, Wikipedia and other popular sites are partially cloaked today to demonstrate against technologically illiterate legislative proposals intended to punish counterfeiters and pirates. Read More
Seattle, Wash. — Amazon Web Service’s cloud-computer service crashed briefly Monday, temporarily making a number of their websites, such as Netflix, unavailable.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia experienced connectivity issues that shut many of its services down for roughly 30 minutes. Although the technical glitch was resolved, this could reinforce some of the hesitancy companies have about relying on cloud computing. Earlier this year the company experienced a different outage that lasted longer than usual, leaving many without access [...].
Well-known Internet entrepreneur and programmer Aaron Swartz was indicted today on charges accusing him of stealing millions of documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and academic document library JSTOR. Swartz most recently founded the civil liberties activist group Demand Progress, having previously been involved with launching Creative Commons and co-founding Reddit.com, Jottit, Open Library and watchdog.net. He also co-authored the RSS 1.0 specification and released as free software the web framework he developed for Reddit.
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New York – The founders of social news service Reddit, who three years sold their company to publisher Conde Nast, have announced that they are leaving the company, PaidContent reported, citing a post on the Reddit blog. Co-founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian said in the post that they plan to pursue other interests.