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News, The Snitch Media Companies Outspend Tech Giants in Fight Over SOPA

Media Companies Outspend Tech Giants in Fight Over SOPA

The tech industry has been paying quite a bit of attention to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill wending its way through the U.S. Congress that would allow media companies to pursue legal remedies against online search engines…
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News, The Snitch Sonic.net: The Li'l ISP that Stood up to the Feds

Sonic.net: The Li'l ISP that Stood up to the Feds

I way overpay for my monthly Internet service. There are a bunch of reasons: Sonic.net, my ISP, has great customer service. It almost never goes down. The website is simple and user-friendly. It updates it quickly with service info. When…
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News, The Snitch Watch San Francisco Giants Playoff Games As God Intended

Watch San Francisco Giants Playoff Games As God Intended

During the San Francisco Giants ongoing playoff run, SF Weekly published a guide for fans who desperately wanted to watch the games -- but didn't want to deal with the two-headed monster that is Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.  There…
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News, The Snitch Ray Ratto Leaving Chronicle

Ray Ratto Leaving Chronicle

Word out of the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom is that Ray Ratto, the paper's longtime prolix sports columnist, is leaving the newsprint world -- a move Ratto has confirmed to SF Weekly. Ratto is jumping ship and heading over to…
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News, The Snitch Will *Any* Sports Bars In San Francisco Be Showing Tonight's United Football League Opener Between S.F. and Vegas? Apparently Not.

Will *Any* Sports Bars In San Francisco Be Showing Tonight's United Football League Opener Between S.F. and Vegas? Apparently Not.

We've talked about the United Football League's business plan, personnel, and ghastly, ghastly uniforms. But with tonight's debut game between the hometown California Redwoods and the host Las Vegas Locomotives, we'll finally get to see whether the UFL can produce…
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Music, All Shook Down Comcast Tech Abuses Power to Exact Revenge, Also Enjoys Bong Tokes

Comcast Tech Abuses Power to Exact Revenge, Also Enjoys Bong Tokes

DSL Reports has a story about a Comcast Tech who abused his elite access to exact vengeance on a video game prankster. Twenty-year-old Mark Ribeiro of Canada used Comcast support systems to find customer information after getting his Xbox…
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News, The Snitch Comcast and BitTorrent to Hold Hands, Skip Through Daises

Comcast and BitTorrent to Hold Hands, Skip Through Daises

Comcast has been in hot water recently with fans of BitTorrent, the popular file sharing site. Ever since it was revealed that the Internet provider disrupts BitTorrent downloads in the interests of freeing up bandwidth, subscribers who like their free…
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News, The Snitch Comcast Cable Box Watches You!

Comcast Cable Box Watches You!

DARPA isn't the only group sticking surveillance cameras in unconventional places.Comcast revealed today that they want to put video cameras in your cable box so they know who's sitting in front of the tube. Senior VP of Comcast, Gerard Kunkel,…
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Music, All Shook Down Most Popular Stories on SFWeekly.com This Week

Most Popular Stories on SFWeekly.com This Week

The results are in, and you, the reader, are lying when you say you want hard news and analysis. We have the numbers. You click on glory holes, beardos, and technical stories about the #1 porn file-sharing program in the…
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Music, All Shook Down Writers Guild of America on Strike: Rerun City

Writers Guild of America on Strike: Rerun City

You may not have heard, and you may not think you care about the Writers Guild of America strike, but when you find yourself curiously not laughing tonight as a repeat of The Daily Show airs, you'll start caring…
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News of the Hour -- The Lethal Injection Cocktail, Mike Webb Found Dead, Ted Nugent Found Irritating

Report: Harassment Of Bay Area Muslims On The Rise (AP) "The Council on American-Islamic Relations documented 246 incidents in the Bay Area in 2006, up from 113 in 2005 -- a rising trend that beats the 25 percent increase in…
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News, The Snitch Gay Shame in San Francisco -- Mary Wants You!

Gay Shame in San Francisco -- Mary Wants You!

(Photo courtesy of gayshamesf.org) San Francisco doesn't have to put up with the anti-Pride protests seen in other areas of the world. But the parade and PrideFest do have their detractors, with the most vocal being from the LGBT…
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