Rest In Peace, AOL Instant Messenger

Farewell, SmarterChild. After 2o years AOL Instant Messenger is finally saying goodbye. Since 1997, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) has been a staple for millions of users who needed to communicate instantly (hence the “instant” in instant messenger). The ever-popular messaging system has had multiple upgrades to its user-interface, bug fixes, and SmarterChild. SmarterChild was an […]

Google Reports that Governments Searches Are At An All Time High

In Google’s latest transparency report, even more governments want to know what people are doing online. Governments around the world are doing a record amount of searching on Google, but it’s a different kind of searching than you and I normally do. Google released its biannual transparency report on Thursday, disclosing to the public how often […]

The Pirate Bay Is Still Alive And Plans To Ditch Ads…For Cryptocurrency

This past weekend The Pirate Bay (a torrent file-sharing site) released a statement on their website. Their initial testing had users upset and puzzled over why the site was utilizing almost all of their CPU processing. The initial test was hidden from plain sight. A javascript file inside certain parts of the site activated, using […]