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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against …

Comcast Hotspot Lawsuit Alleges Company Broke the Law with Xfinity Public WiFi Initiative Comcast Hotspot Lawsuit Alleges Company Broke the Law with Xfinity Public WiFi Initiative

A couple of Comcast customers are none too happy with the company’s Xfinity WiFi hotspot initiative, and have filed a class-action lawsuit against the ISP in a California district court. Toyer Grear and Joycelyn Harris allege Comcast is violating the …

Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin

Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December. Well, guess what. December is here, and Google just announced that it is …

Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer

A South African sheep farmer stumbled upon something odd recently – a crashed balloon filled with electronic components. Thinking it was a weather balloon, he did some investigating. What he found was that the balloon was actually made in the …

Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests? Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests?

In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the …

Internet Archive Launches Internet Arcade Internet Archive Launches Internet Arcade

The Internet Archive at archive.org, which has given us great things like the Wayback Machine, has launched the Internet Arcade, a web-based library of arcade games from the 70s, 80s and 90s. You can play these for free right from …

‘Severe’ Online Harassment Affects Nearly Half of Those Targeted ‘Severe’ Online Harassment Affects Nearly Half of Those Targeted

If you’re active on social media, discussion sites, or comment boards, there’s a very high probability that you’re familiar with online harassment – whether you’ve experienced it or simply witnessed it. People can be terrible, and when you give them …

Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment

At a press event, Google announced that Google Fiber will come to Austin in December, where it will reside alongside AT&T’s gigabit internet. Google announced plans to launch Fiber in Austin back in April of last year. “It’s a mecca …

FCC Says Marriott Jammed Guests’ Wi-Fi, Will Pay $600K Fine FCC Says Marriott Jammed Guests’ Wi-Fi, Will Pay $600K Fine

The FCC and Marriott have come to an agreement on allegations that the hotel chain puprosefully jammed its customers’ Wi-Fi. The civil penalty will amount to $600,000 for the largest hotel company in the world. The whole thing started with …

Sharks Are Trying to Eat Your Internet Sharks Are Trying to Eat Your Internet

Here’s a scary shark week story for you. Under the sea, there is internet – or at least the internet’s transport system. Ok, so let’s go with ‘internet’. Anyway, there are around 200 fiber optic cables in this undersea network …

Facebook’s Internet.org App Brings Free Internet to the Under-Connected Facebook’s Internet.org App Brings Free Internet to the Under-Connected

Nearly a year ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new initiative called Internet.org, with the stated mission of making the internet available to all (making affordable internet access available to the two thirds of the world not yet connected, …

Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S. Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S.

comScore just released its Media Metrix monthly ranking of the top 50 web properties (desktop) in the United States. The top five consist of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and AOL, followed by Amazon, MODE Media (formerly Glam Media), Turner Digital, …

Sheryl Sandberg Sees India as Facebook’s Next Market

Things for Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, have not been going well as of late. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook had run an emotion experiment affecting some 700,000 users – all done without the consent of …

Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth

As it turns out, giant, falling internet balloons kind of resemble a crashing plane. Emergency responders (including a rescue helicopter!) were called to an area in New Zealand’s South Island Friday morning after reports of a plane crash. But when …

12-Year-Old Slender Man Devotees Stab Girl 19 Times 12-Year-Old Slender Man Devotees Stab Girl 19 Times

Two twelve-year-old Waukesha, Wisconsin girls have been charged as adults with attempted murder after stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to appease internet folk monster Slenderman. For those unfamiliar with Slenderman, he’s a fictional character created in forums …

Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’ Animated Infographic Shows ‘Internet In Real-Time’

I probably don’t have to tell you that a lot of data is created on the Internet every second, but this animated infograhpic called “The Internet in Real-Time” from PennyStocks puts things in perspective. For every second, it shows: how …

Reminder: Every Dumb Thing You Ever Do Will Live in Infamy on the Internet Reminder: Every Dumb Thing You Ever Do Will Live in Infamy on the Internet

If you lived your youth–let’s say high school and college–before the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and the like, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to get away with all of the dumb things you did. …

Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi in Tons of Public Places by 2016 Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi in Tons of Public Places by 2016

There are a bunch of wonderful things about being a tourist in Japan–the food, the culture, the nightlife, and the history, to name a few. But one thing tourists have complained about for years is the difficulty of accessing Wi-Fi …

The Pope’s Not Joining Facebook, It’s Just Too Abusive The Pope’s Not Joining Facebook, It’s Just Too Abusive

The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God – Pope Francis, January 2014 Well, maybe not Facebook. The Pope (the Pope’s Vatican social media team) does have a …

Comcast, Time Warner Still the Most Hated as Regulators Weigh Merger Comcast, Time Warner Still the Most Hated as Regulators Weigh Merger

The American Customer Satisfaction Index, a gigantic (80,000 or so) annual survey that asks Americans about their satisfaction with certain companies and areas of the national economy, has once again shown that people really, really hate Comcast and Time Warner …

Macaulay Culkin Won The Internet With His Latest Shirt

Macaulay Culkin should grace more t-shirts. It would appear that Ryan Gosling agrees as he sported a t-shirt featuring the child star and current member of alt-folk band Pizza Underground. Now Culkin has fired back with his own genius take …