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Last year around this time I wrote a column looking at walled gardens like AOL or in the modern era, Facebook. You can find a decent explanation of walled gardens on wikipedia. Basically it is an all inclusive service that is enclosed.

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As originally published at Gamasutra.

[An update last year to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act freed up users to "jailbreak" their smartphones, and a lobbying group is now pushing the same thing for consoles. But is that what most gamers really want? Journalist Nick Brown examines the issue in this editorial.]

At this point, [...]

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When former Mississippi Congressman Charles “Chip” Pickering criticizes the proposed AT&T merger with T-Mobile, his words drip with conservative indignation and free-market rhetoric. But the evidence surrounding his life and work in recent years suggests that the onetime C Street Republican moved to K Street long ago.

Questions about Pickering’s ethical flexibility go [...]

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Originally published at The Daily Caller.

No Takeover Project (notakeover.org) released a poll Thursday that it believes shows that “the more consumers know about AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile, the more they oppose the deal,” though the poll is not without its critics.

The No Takeover Project is an organization that recently [...]

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Originally published at The Daily Caller.

A recent update to the Federal Communications Commission seal has resulted in a somewhat embarrassing problem for an organization staffed with technology experts and engineers.

At some point in the last several months a new color pattern of the FCC seal was placed in one [...]

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Originally published at BigGovernment.

This past tax day I wrote an article examining whether the government might soon be coming after content creators like Google or Netflix.  Such a notion would leave many in complete befuddlement after the past two years have seen the pro-Net Neutrality camp deeply entrenched in spreading concerns [...]

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