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AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too

To say that AT&T is stealing Google’s thunder isn’t really the right way to put it, but Ma Bell is using the buzz surrounding Google Fiber’s big launch into Austin as a way to springboard its own plans for a …

The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs
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The history of the Internet is an area of study that’s woefully ignored by the modern generation. I was part of the generation that grew up just as the Internet was just getting started, and the generation before me can …

This Is the Most Honest Cable Ad That You’ll Never See [VIDEO]
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You’ve seen this ad before. A harmless-looking guy asks you if you want fast, reliable internet and a choice of all the best HD cable channels – all at a reasonable price. Well, sure, golly, gosh – of course I …

NYPD Tell Its Cops to Stop Screwing Around on the Internet NYPD Tell Its Cops to Stop Screwing Around on the Internet

It seems like there’s a new story every day about some idiot criminal misusing social media in a way that gets them arrested. Recent examples include the guy who posted photos of money and booze, all while ducking out on …

Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack
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The most popular form of cyberattack anymore is the Distributed Denial of Service attack. These DDoS attacks rarely affect anyone outside of those attempting to access the attacked Web site, but a recent DDoS attack is proving to have widespread …

Julius Genachowski Stepping Down As FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Stepping Down As FCC Chairman

Julius Genachowski has served as FCC Chairman since his appointment in June 2009. Over the years, he has spearheaded a number of projects, including the ambitious National Broadband Plan. Now he’s leaving that all behind. The New York Times reports …

Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber

Earlier this year, Google CEO Larry Page hinted that Google Fiber would be coming to more cities in the future. The hint renewed cities’ efforts to attract Google Fiber to their communities, but only one city has emerged victorious in …

Vint Cerf Doesn’t Think The Internet Is In Any Danger Vint Cerf Doesn’t Think The Internet Is In Any Danger

Vint Cerf knows a thing or two about the Internet – he helped invent it. So, what does he think about all the doom and gloom that’s directed towards the future of the Internet? He’s not worried in the least. …

Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis Argues That The Web Needs A Plan B Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis Argues That The Web Needs A Plan B

In February of last year, Anonymous threatened to take down the Internet in “Operation Global Blackout.” Needless to say, it was an empty threat, but something similar could one day happen. We could all lose access to the Internet. If …

Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix

Kids these days take the Internet for granted. When I was their age, I had to wait my turn to use the family desktop in the kitchen. Even then, it was on a painfully slow 56k dial-up connection. The accelerated …

Tim Berners-Lee Says “Six Strikes” Threatens Democracy Tim Berners-Lee Says “Six Strikes” Threatens Democracy
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It’s been a few weeks since the launch of the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System. There haven’t been any widespread reports of people receiving copyright alerts yet, but the programs opponents are growing. In fact, opponents now have a powerful …

Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause) Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause)
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A 26-year-old Florida State University student has been charged with “offenses against computer users,” a third-degree felony, for hacking the campus’ Wi-Fi network and directing users to an infamous shock site. Benjamin Blouin fully admits to hacking the network, but …

Google Might Be Willing To Let You Use That .Fun Domain You Always Wanted Google Might Be Willing To Let You Use That .Fun Domain You Always Wanted
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Early last year, ICANN opened up applications for generic top-level domains. At the end of it all, it was revealed that Google applied for 101 gTLDs. Now more details are starting to emerge on what Google plans to do with …

Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again

Alongside the much needed Aaron’s Law, Internet superhero Rep. Zoe Lofgren has reintroduced her ECPA amendment into the House for consideration. The new bill keeps many of the protections from last year’s ECPA 2.0 Act, but features a few important …

FCC To Hold First Gigabit Workshop This Month FCC To Hold First Gigabit Workshop This Month

In late January, the FCC announced the Gigabit City Challenge. The campaign aims to get at least one gigabit network in all 50 states by 2015. To do that, the Commission will be holding a number of workshops to help …

The Pirate Bay Really Didn’t Move To North Korea The Pirate Bay Really Didn’t Move To North Korea
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The strangest story from yesterday came in the form of The Pirate Bay moving to North Korea. The site said that it had routed through the country’s ISP after being invited to by the government. It seemed a little suspect, …

The Pirate Bay Is Now Anchored In North Korea The Pirate Bay Is Now Anchored In North Korea
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UPDATE: The Pirate Bay announced this morning that the move to North Korea was a joke. More on that here. Last week, The Pirate Bay announced that it would be moving to Norway and Spain after some legal trouble in …

Will the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System Hurt Consumers And Small Businesses? Will the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System Hurt Consumers And Small Businesses?
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Piracy is a problem that needs to be dealt with. I don’t think anybody is going to refute that. Where people are divided is how we actually deal with this problem. After years of reputation destroying legal battles against dead …

New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against The Six Strikes Program New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against The Six Strikes Program
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It was widely reported that the Copyright Alert System was “turned on” yesterday. The CAS, or more widely known as six strikes, detects the illegal sharing of copyrighted materials over P2P networks and alerts users via their ISP. There are …

Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll Make Your Head Spin Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll Make Your Head Spin
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State lawmakers all across the country busy at work crafting ridiculous, head-spinning laws can take the day off. There is no way they can top this. A new bill proposed in the Illinois State Senate looks to completely wipe out …

Google Provides Millions To Orgs For Internet Access In Emerging Markets Google Provides Millions To Orgs For Internet Access In Emerging Markets
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Google announced today that its philanthropic arm, Google.org, is making new investments to improve Internet access in emerging markets. For one, it is providing $3.1 million to the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) to help get local network engineering expertise …