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During an interview segment with governor Rick Perry of Texas, Fox News used the below logo. It reads “Defending our Homeland” which, in and of itself, is nothing to gawk at.

The remarkable thing is the logo design itself, which is oddly reminiscent of Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite, as Kotaku’s Patricia Hernandez points out.

Naturally, this was a segment on immigration, so you can imagine what “defending our homeland” entails in this case.

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A full-page ad in The New York Times protesting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling June 30 is being sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national state/church watchdog representing over 20,000 nonbelieving members. It’s expected to run in the front news section Thursday, July 3.

Featuring an arresting portrait of birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger, whose motto was “No Gods — No Masters,” the ad criticizes the “all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority” on the Supreme Court for putting “religious wrongs over women’s rights.”

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The debate about net neutrality rages on, but the meaning of “open internet” vs. “closed internet” is seldom explained. Without an open or neutral internet, corporations like AT&T or Comcast can restrict bandwidth and charge people extra for faster connections or limit access to their competitors’ services altogether.

In the United States, a January 2014 ruling from the DC Circuit Court determined that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) had no authority to enforce its previous rules about net neutrality. This opened the decision about how to govern the internet’s future up to law makers in the US Congress.

Net Neutrality – What a Closed Internet Means

This video describes what net neutrality complete with fake buffering in the video.

This video is really oversimplified and the voice of the speaker is not really great.

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