In the library world, access to information is a human right, not to be tampered with or controlled in any way.
In Soviet Russia, porno was a big no-no. And while the land of Putin has loosened up in recent years, it’s still very much frowned upon. Case in point: Russia has banned PornHub and ten other sexy websites.
Everyone who's played so much as a 15 minutes of Candy Crush knows that, aside from mechanics, graphics, and all that other good stuff—swearing is a crucial part of playing games. Swear too much at your Xbox One in gameplay footage though, and your account can get suspended if you upload it.
Ain't nobody in the US House of Representatives gonna be listening to no Spotify at work. Why? The House's IT overlords don't see fit. Not because Spotify is distracting and there's real work that needs to be done or anything, no. It's because Spotify has P2P guts and P2P is baaaaaaad, apparently. Yeah, even the RIAA…
Despite the headline, it really isn't a laughing matter, folks. In Lank, India, the council has restricted unmarried women from using cellphones, lest they arrange marriages behind their fathers' backs—a crime that's punishable by death.
Hellbent on banning something after RIM acquiesced to various Arabian nations' BlackBerry threats, Kuwait is believed to have banned the public from using DSLR cameras in public. Members of the press are still allowed to use them, apparently.
In a terse exchange with the New York Times, Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire tech playboy William Gates, says she's all but banned Apple products from the Garden of Eden—er, her household.
For those of you who couldn't go to Israel because you just couldn't part with your iPad, take note. The ban Israel had in place for the device has been lifted. Get your ass to Israel!
If passed, something called the Digital Economy Bill over in the U.K. could do the unthinkable in this, the digital age: Ban open wifi spots.
Apple has banned sexy apps. But apps from Playboy and Sports Illustrated remain. Why does Apple care what turns me on?
According to a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, hand-held phone bans have no effect on the frequency of car crashes. Wait, what?
Way to go, Caddo School Board. You've won yourself the Gizmodo luddite of the week award. See, when a student films the principal of your Huntington High School fighting another student, the correct response isn't to ban cellphones, it's to make sure principals don't fight with students. It was only after the student…
Kansas may seem like the pit stain of the country, but one town is proposing a complete ban on cellphones while driving. This ordinance is more hardcore than any of the other conversational driving laws throughout the states. Most of the conversational driving laws require the use of hands-free devices while driving…
In our monthly episode of "the FCC sucks at life sometimes," XM has pulled certain units from the shelves and stopped selling the units from their online store. The only radios pulled were ones that included an FM transmitting modulator. The Inno was excluded because it can be firmware updated.