It was a dramatic week in the world of tech. A major blow was struck against the future with a court ruling effectively striking down net neutrality while dramatically increasing the control ISPs could exert over content on the Internet, Target was taken down by hackers, and Google spent billions acquiring a thermostat manufacturer for unknown reasons. But while the future was darkening on the horizon, the tech world produced another dizzying week of weird inventions, unfortunate bot incidents, and 500 cloned pigs. Here are all the tech stories from the week you need to read right now.

Michael Thomsen is Complex's tech columnist. He has written for Slate, The Atlantic, The New Inquiry, NewYorker.com, Billboard, and is author of Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men. He tweets often at @mike_thomsen.