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House Passes Resolution To Protect Open Internet, Google Applauds House Passes Resolution To Protect Open Internet, Google Applauds

The United States House of Representatives passed a Concurrent Resolution aimed at preserving and advancing “the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived.” The resolution recognizes the importance of the Internet to the global economy, and access to …

Redditors Solve the Olympics’ Empty Seat Problem with the Addition of a Cast of Colorful Characters Redditors Solve the Olympics’ Empty Seat Problem with the Addition of a Cast of Colorful Characters
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If you’ve been watching the 2012 London Olympics, you may have noticed something in the background of the fierce competition and compelling personal stories – the lack of spectators. Some competitions (most notably swimming and gymnastics) have been plagued by …

Google Fiber Is More Than Just Fast Internet Google Fiber Is More Than Just Fast Internet
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Google announced earlier this week that they would be talking more about Google Fiber today. If you recall, Google Fiber was Google’s plan to launch Fiber Internet in Kansas City. The promised speeds will be around 1Gbps which is way …

China Arrests 10,000 In Campaign Targeting Internet Crime China Arrests 10,000 In Campaign Targeting Internet Crime

China is becoming more and more of a progressive nation in terms of economic policies and personal freedoms. That being said, the communist government still flexes their power from time to time. It’s unfortunate that the Internet was the victim …

Forget Tubes, The Internet Is More Like The Universe Forget Tubes, The Internet Is More Like The Universe

One of the most humorous moments in the history of the Internet was when Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens referred to it as a “series of tubes.” While we all had a laugh, it was also indicative of the vast misunderstanding …

Here Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The U.S. Here Are The Top 50 Web Properties In The U.S.

comScore has released its Media Metrix rankings for the top 50 web properties in the U.S. in June. And here they are: Google sites saw 189 million visitors, compared to Yahoo’s 167 million, Microsoft’s 166 million, and Facebook’s 160 million. …

California To Tackle Privacy Crimes With New DOJ Unit California To Tackle Privacy Crimes With New DOJ Unit

The state of California is going after those who would attempt to violate your online privacy. Attorney General Kamala Harris just announced the formation of a new task force inside the state’s Department of Justice called the Privacy Enforcement and …

Study Finds That You Are Still Paying Too Much For Internet Study Finds That You Are Still Paying Too Much For Internet

It’s a sad fact that Americans pay more for Internet than other developed nations. There are multiple reasons as to why we pay too much for Internet and we went into a few of those reasons over the weekend. A …

You Pay Far Too Much For Internet And That’s A Problem You Pay Far Too Much For Internet And That’s A Problem
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The Internet has become a staple of modern communication. While some people use the Internet to watch funny cat videos on YouTube, it’s importance can not be understated for the millions of global citizens who use it to share important …

Netflix Is Now Streaming Content To You Via IPv6 Netflix Is Now Streaming Content To You Via IPv6

The global launch of IPv6 last month went without a hitch. All the companies involved can pat themselves on the back for a job well done. While some of the companies haven’t fully detailed their involvement in the launch, Netflix …

Colorado City Takes The Internet Into Their Own Hands Colorado City Takes The Internet Into Their Own Hands
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It’s pretty awesome that Google is bringing Fiber Internet to the folks in Kansas City. It’s not so awesome for Time Warner Cable as they are terrified of the competition. It seems the movement to affordable, faster Internet is beginning …

The Promised Day Of Google Fiber Is Almost Upon Us The Promised Day Of Google Fiber Is Almost Upon Us
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Google Fiber is the project that I’m most excited about this year. If it takes off, it has the chance of really putting a dent into the monopolistic tendencies of many ISPs in the U.S. By providing fast speeds at …

The Internet Gets Its Very Own Bat Signal The Internet Gets Its Very Own Bat Signal
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The Dark Knight Rises is the most anticipated superhero fim of the year. It’s kind of hard to believe that I’ll finally be able to see the end of Christopher Nolan’s excellent take on Batman this Friday. It’s going to …

People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV

Information consumption has shifted dramatically in the internet age, as more and more people turn to online-only news outlets and social media to get their daily scoop. The sudden availability of such a great volume of information on the web …

Nothing To See Here: The Internet Will Be Just Fine Today Nothing To See Here: The Internet Will Be Just Fine Today
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As you all probably know by know, people have been somewhat concerned over losing their Internet today. The DNSChanger malware and the servers the FBI was using to reroute infected machines will be shut down today. Unfortunately, there may be …

United Nations Changes Its Mind, Now Favors Internet Freedom United Nations Changes Its Mind, Now Favors Internet Freedom
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The United Nations has been in a funny place for a while now in regards to the Internet. By funny, of course, I mean terrifying. There has been talk of the UN pushing for the Internet to be put in …

Facebook Backs Asian Underwater High-Speed Cable Initiative Facebook Backs Asian Underwater High-Speed Cable Initiative
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Facebook has invested in a project to help boost internet speed and availability to nearly a dozen Asia-Pacific countries, according to the BBC. The Asia Pacific Gateway project, which was finalized in December fo 2011, is working to build a …

Your Friends Hate You On Facebook For The Same Reason They Hate You In Real Life Your Friends Hate You On Facebook For The Same Reason They Hate You In Real Life
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Sitting down at your computer for a quick round of Facebook unfriending can be a painful, satisfying, or gloriously cathartic experience. Sure, every now and then its sad to virtually delete someone from your life – especially if they once …

ICANN Still Rules The Internet Whether You Like It Or Not ICANN Still Rules The Internet Whether You Like It Or Not
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If you know anything about the Internet, then you know about ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has power over the the most important parts of the Internet – domain names, IP addresses and protocol numbers. That …

May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence

There’s a lot of talk of freedom and independence during July, especially in America. It’s the core-founding principle of our nation that every citizen be entitled to their basic human rights – “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Shouldn’t …

Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think
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In little-to-no-chance-of-shocking-you news, parents are fairly oblivious when it comes to what their kids are doing online. McAfee just released the results of their annual Teen Internet Behavior study, and the takeaway is that parents severely underestimate what their kids …