All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet’

Average Global Internet Speeds Are Still Increasing

Most of us in the U.S. love to rag on our ISPs and blame them for what we perceive as painfully slow Internet speeds. Our ISPs certainly do deserve their fair share of criticism, but we should also celebrate when things are headed in a positive direction. The latest report from Akamai is cause for celebration as it shows things …

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House Wants To Take The NSA Down A Peg With Defense Spending Amendments

Ever since it was revealed that the NSA was spying on Americans in early June, some members of Congress have proposed laws to strip the agency of its power. Those proposed laws probably won’t go anywhere anytime soon though. That’s why some members of Congress are now trying to sneak amendments targeting the NSA into bills that are destined to …

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Justice Department Finally Admits That It Collects All Phone Records Within U.S.

When the NSA spy programs were first revealed, the government told us that it was only collecting records that were relevant to terrorism investigations. Further leaks contradicted that claim, but the government didn’t address it. Now one government official has, and it’s not pretty. The Hill reports that Deputy Attorney General James Cole said that the government collects pretty much …

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Microsoft Details How It Complies With Government Requests For User Data

In the wake of the NSA leaks, tech companies began to distance themselves from allegations that said they provided the NSA with direct access to their servers. Microsoft was one of the more vocal in its denials, and even mounted a challenge against the secret FISA court demanding that it be allowed to release data request numbers. That hasn’t exactly …

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Justice Department Ordered To Release Documents Detailing Yahoo’s Fight Against PRISM

You may remember last month when it was revealed that Yahoo fought against PRISM and lost in 2008. The leaked FISA document that revealed this information was heavily redacted, however, so it didn’t give us the whole picture. Now Yahoo has won the chance to show us almost everything. The Daily Dot reports that Yahoo has won a request it …

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Is Microsoft The Biggest Big Brother Of Them All?

Microsoft made headlines yesterday when its CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced a massive restructuring of the company. His vision is to have Microsoft provide everything for your life through a number of devices – including phones, TVs, computers and tablets. It’s a marvelous idea, and one that has the potential to put Microsoft back on top. It’s also a terrifying idea …

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Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM’s Brother – Upstream

In early June, The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed through leaks provided by Edward Snowden that the NSA was in cahoots with major tech companies in a program called PRISM. In short, the leak claimed that the NSA could collect data directly from these companies’ servers, although the companies allegedly involved denied any involvement. Since then, a number of …

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Edward Snowden Predicted U.S. Response To His NSA Leaks

In early June, Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, worked with The Guardian and Washington Post to release a number of leaks regarding the NSA’s spy programs. In that first week, The Guardian also released a video interview with Snowden in which he touched upon the programs and why he decided to become a whistleblower. Now, The Guardian has released …

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Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans

Just over one-fifth of American adults now rely on the Internet as their main source of news about current events. That’s according to a new poll from Gallup. 21% of those polled answered the question “what would you say is your main source of news about current events in the U.S. and around the world” with the internet. 18% of …

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Cats Pretending To Be Dogs Are Kind Of Adorable

The Internet loves cats. The Internet loves dogs. Would the Internet love a cat pretending to be a dog? Well, I certainly think they should. An ad from O2, a mobile carrier in the UK, has created a new ad simply titled, “Be More Dog.” It has cats, dogs, cats pretending to be dogs and Queen’s Flash. I’m not one …

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Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study

Reddit is huge. Need proof? How about a recent Pew study that said 6 percent of all online American adults use the site. The study, which was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, is the first from Pew to specifically look into Reddit. The results of the study won’t exactly surprise you if you …

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Edward Snowden’s Father Writes An Open Letter To His Son

Edward Snowden is currently on the run from the U.S. government for leaking classified NSA information to newspapers around the world. He’s currently hiding out in a Moscow airport as he waits to hear from various countries around the world about his requests for asylum. The untold story in all of this is, of course, is what his parents must …

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