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The Empire Strikes Back: New Developments in Russia’s War on Pornography

(Sep 2016)

A few weeks ago Roskomnadzor—or in English the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media—blocked public access in Russia to two of the world’s largest porn sites, Pornhub and YouPorn. The block came after a 2015 court decision from the southern city Krasnodar. The court held that the websites had violated

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Rollin’ Out: Regulatory Pressures Poised to Nix Coal Rolling Fad

(Sep 2016)

While VW made international headlines in 2015 for intentionally misleading customers and cheating emissions standards and through the use of “defeat device” software, a subculture of American motorists, those who “roll coal,” are out to leave an even blacker mark on diesel. To “roll coal” is to produce billowing clouds of black exhaust from a

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In Nashville, Google Fiber Gets Caught in Legal Battle

(Sep 2016)

When Google first announced its plan to bring ultra high-speed broadband internet to select locations across the United States, cities clamored to be a part of the process. Now, more than 6 years later, the Fiber project’s process of delivering high-speed broadband to the Netflix-addicted masses has proved to a bit more slow going than

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