Features Editor for Digital Trends, Andrew Couts covers a wide swath of consumer technology topics, with particular focus on the intersection of technology, law, politics, and policy. Prior to Digital Trends, Couts served as associate editor of TheWeek.com, executive editor of COEDMagazine.com, assistant editor of Maxim magazine, and writer/editorial assistant of Stuff magazine. In his few moments spent away from a computer, Couts can be found hiking with his dog, or blasting around on motorcycles.
Lulz were had after a group of hackers cracked PBS.org and posted a fake story about Tupac Shakur being alive and well in New Zealand. The breach was in retaliation for an episode of Frontline widely seen as critical of WikiLeaks.
In an attempt to protect its citizens from dastardly Western ideas and culture, the Iranian government plans to completely disconnect its country from the global Internet, and replace it with a crappy, home-brewed network of its own.
A group of technology companies, including Google, Microsoft and Apple, have launched a lobbying campaign to convince the federal government to tax $1 trillion in overseas earnings at a far lower rate. But some, including the Obama…