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Latest State Of The Internet Report Shows An Increase In Global Internet Speed

Every quarter, Akamai puts out a report called “The State of the Internet.” By utilizing the Akamai Intelligent Platform, it’s able to look at a number of metrics, including global average Internet speeds, attack traffic and browser popularity. It’s an excellent look at just how much Internet access and speeds have improved over the last three months. In its latest …

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Edward Snowden Receives Sam Adams Award, Speaks On Camera For The First Time In Months

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor that leaked details of the agency’s surveillance programs to newspapers around the world, is still hiding out somewhere in Russia. That didn’t stop the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence from delivering their most prestigious award to him though. Now, the award is pretty big news, but what’s even bigger is that Snowden …

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Here’s Netflix’s Latest Rankings For Best ISPs

Netflix has added the data for September to its ISP Speed Index, which looks at the ISPs providing their customers with the best Netflix streaming experiences. As usual, Google Fiber leads the pack. In fact, there aren’t many changes for the month, except Bright House moved up a notch, and Mediacom moved down. If you look at these lists regularly, …

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Mark Zuckerberg Buys 4 New Homes For More Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg is worried about privacy, and as a result he decided to buy four houses that were owned by neighbors of his. He bought four houses near his home in Palo Alto, California that were not even on the market, offering absurdly high prices to the homeowners. It seems that Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, that guy we all …

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Sen. Ron Wyden Says He’ll Fight Ineffective NSA Reform

NSA reform has been near the top of Congress’ priorities ever since details of the programs were leaked by Edward Snowden in early June. Despite all of Congress agreeing that something needs to be done, they can’t seem to agree on how to reform the intelligence agency. Now one Senator has slammed the “skin deep” reforms proposed by the House …

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Don’t Snoop Me Bro Is Your Easy To Use Anti-NSA Device

Privacy and anonymity on the Internet are no longer an expectation on the Internet. If you don’t want somebody snooping through your traffic, you have to work for it. Unfortunately, encrypting your connection through a VPN can sometimes be a little too complicated for your average user. That’s where Don’t Snoop Me Bro comes in. Don’t Snoop Me Bro, a …

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Tech Companies Unite To Form Alliance For Affordable Internet

Mark Zuckerberg made waves back in August when he announced Internet.org – a new group dedicated to bringing the Internet to the rest of the world through price reductions and innovations in wireless data delivery. Now a group of Internet companies are doing the same thing, but with a decidedly different focus. Google announced today that it and more than …

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Sen. Leahy Introduces USA Freedom Act To Reign In NSA

One of the most vocal opponents of the NSA’s surveillance program has been Sen. Patrick Leahy. He’s promised for a while now that he would bring some sort of anti-NSA legislation to the floor, and he’s now done that with the help of Patriot Act author Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Last night, Leahy began to circulate an outline of what he …

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Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism

Ever since PRISM’s reveal in early June, tech companies named as participants in the program have been trying to distance themselves from it. Part of that effort involved asking the federal government to let them publish the number of federal data requests they receive on an annual basis. Those requests were rejected, and now the companies in question are suing …

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“Silk Road”, The Online Black Market Seized by FBI

Are you familiar with the Deep Web and Silk Road? Deep Web is not part of the surface web, which means you cannot access its content through search engines like Google or Yahoo. Therefore, obtaining a URL address from the dark corners of Deep Web is relatively hard to find. ┬áSites are only accessible by using anonymizing software like the …

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Here Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan To Make The Internet More Affordable

The Internet is expensive. Sure, you may think that the $60 you pay a month for cable isn’t that much, but what about the estimated 5 billion people around the world who don’t even have access to basic Internet services. The costs of connecting those people to the world wide Web are immense, and nobody wants to foot the bill. …

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NSA Built Secret Social Network To Spy On Americans

How many social networks do you use today? If you’re like most Internet users, you at least have a Facebook and Twitter account. After that, you might also hop onto Google+, Instagram, Vine or Pinterest. If you really want to push your social hipster cred, you might even still rock a MySpace profile. Regardless of your social network allegiances, you …

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