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Instagram gains video sharing element complete with filters

As anticipated, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom took the stage during Facebook’s media event earlier today to launch a video sharing element to the popular photo sharing service. The executive said Instagram video would include “everything they know and love about…

McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

A recent patent published by McAfee describes what amounts to an anti-piracy system. Titled "Detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet", McAfee's approach would employ a centralized blocklist-style system to issue warnings for -- or entirely block…

Pakistan lifts YouTube ban, reinstates ban minutes later

When YouTube refused to take down a controversial video called "Innocence of Muslims" this summer, a small number of violent protests were sparked. Pakistani officials reacted by imposing a country-wide block of YouTube. According to the New York Times, YouTube was made…