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The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost? The Internet Is Incredibly Convenient, But At What Cost?

The Internet has made a lot of old daily routines obsolete. Reading the newspaper in the morning has been replaced by online news. Going to the bookstore to grab the new best seller has been replaced by a digital download …

ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year
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You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found …

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Is A True Internet Hero Rep. Zoe Lofgren Is A True Internet Hero
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The Internet is constantly under attack from those who would seek to control it. This year alone, we have seen numerous attempts to regulate the Internet in the name of safety, security, preventing terrorism or just because outdated businesses can’t …

Leaked Clean IT Document Is Frightening Leaked Clean IT Document Is Frightening
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Europe can not catch a break. Somebody in government is constantly trying to push some kind of law or treaty to regulate the Internet. The technology has those in power running scared and they need something to convince the general …

Iran Blocks Google As It Readies National Internet Iran Blocks Google As It Readies National Internet
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It’s been known for a while now that Iran was planning on launching a national private Internet. It would be a private network that keeps citizens’ access to the outside world at a bare minimum while blocking incoming connections. The …

Netflix Says Canada Has Third-World Internet Access Netflix Says Canada Has Third-World Internet Access
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It’s obvious that we in the U.S. have it pretty bad when it comes to Internet. Our ISPs charge too much while providing little service. We can, however, take refuge in the fact that our Internet isn’t quite as bad …

Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance

Last week, Kickstarter said that 2012 was “The Year Of The Game.” They let it be known that gaming projects had raised over $50 million over the last eight months. It’s an impressive number, but Kickstarter has not just been …

New ICANN CEO Lays Out The Future Of The Internet Under His Watch New ICANN CEO Lays Out The Future Of The Internet Under His Watch

ICANN is sort of like the Justice League of the Internet. They are a NGO that’s dedicated to protecting the Internet from any one stakeholder from gaining too much power. They are the people behind the expansion of the gTLDs …

Meme Supercut Shows the Origin of All Your Favorites

Context is everything, right? Memes. Memes everywhere. Some of them have stayed true to the the message of that which spawned them, and others have taken on a life of their own. Once the internet wraps its cold, clammy hands …

What’s Life Like Without The Internet? Just Ask This Ex-Anonymous Member What’s Life Like Without The Internet? Just Ask This Ex-Anonymous Member

We tend to think of the Internet as something that’s needed for everyday life. It’s now gotten to the point where our online identity is still active even when we’re not physically at a computer or mobile device. It seems …

GoDaddy Down For Some Users GoDaddy Down For Some Users
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. GoDaddy has been having some trouble today, with users taking to Twitter to vent their frustration at sites all …

Internet Hero Builds His Cat a Box Tower to Win Back His Love
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Humans love cats. Cats love boxes. Humans oftentimes have easy access to boxes. WHY DOES THIS NOT HAPPEN MORE OFTEN? In “I really really love my cat” news, this hero of the internet decided to give his pet one of …

Final Push Brings Google Fiber To Over 80 Percent Of Kansas City Final Push Brings Google Fiber To Over 80 Percent Of Kansas City
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A lot of us who want faster Internet at better prices are putting all of our chips in with Google Fiber. If the program is a success in Kansas City, they’ll bring the service to other cities around the country. …

Emma Watson Is the Internet’s Riskiest Click
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If your internet activities involve searching for Harry Potter star Emma Watson (and let’s be honest, they probably do), you might want to be extra careful about which links you click. That’s because the 22-year-old actress is officially the riskiest …

Democratic Party Platform Touches on Internet Freedom Democratic Party Platform Touches on Internet Freedom

On the eve of the kickoff of their 2012 National Convention, the Democrats released their official party platform. And just like the Republicans did in their official platform, they’ve included a small segment concerning “Internet Freedom.” It looks like the …

These Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The United States These Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The United States

comScore has released its Media Metrix rankings for the top 50 web properties in the U.S. in July. And here they are: Google sites were up from last month, at over 190 million unique visitors in the U.S. compared to …

FCC Report Shows Rural Communities Still Don’t Have Broadband FCC Report Shows Rural Communities Still Don’t Have Broadband
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There was a sign of hope earlier this month. A sign that maybe, just maybe, access to fast and affordable Internet was increasing across the country. It’s true that developed areas are getting access to faster and cheaper Internet, but …

The Internet Was Kind Of Terrible In 2002 [Infographic] The Internet Was Kind Of Terrible In 2002 [Infographic]
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Looking back 10 years ago is kind of hard. It’s difficult to remember much of anything from when I was a snot-nosed brat. I was, however, already messing around with the Internet at that point, but it was mostly for …

McKayla Maroney Is Somewhat Impressed By Her Meme

Team USA gymnast McKayla Maroney has been a pretty good sport about becoming the internet’s most-prevalent meme. In London, the vault expert was caught on camera with a rather prickly expression on her face shortly after being awarded the silver …

Watch 5th-Graders Describe the Internet with Mind-Blowing Precision…in 1995 Watch 5th-Graders Describe the Internet with Mind-Blowing Precision…in 1995

The internet is our telephone, our TV, shopping center, and workplace – this is all true. And a 1995 Public Service Announcement featuring a class of 5th-graders accurately predicted these things about the internet – back in 1995. The PSA …

Time Warner Cable Expanding Network With Level 3 Communications Time Warner Cable Expanding Network With Level 3 Communications
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Time Warner Cable has been in the news for the past few weeks for all the wrong reasons. They were seen trying to get information on Google’s fiber network by posting notices asking for city employees to spy on Google …