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‘Enemies of the Internet’ List Now Features US Agency for the First Time ‘Enemies of the Internet’ List Now Features US Agency for the First Time

Operating behind its “wall of secrecy,” the National Security Agency has been put on one watchdog’s list of ‘Enemies of the Internet.’ “Identifying government units or agencies rather than entire governments as Enemies of the Internet allows us to draw …

U.S. Government To Give Up Control Of IANA U.S. Government To Give Up Control Of IANA

Since 1997, the U.S. Department of Commerce has overseen ICANN and the Internet Assigned Numbers Association through its National Telecommunications and Information Administration. While the non-profit has thrived underneath U.S. oversight, some, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, argue that it needs …

Mark Zuckerberg Called Obama to Express Frustration ‘Over the Damage the Government Is Creating for Our Future’ Mark Zuckerberg Called Obama to Express Frustration ‘Over the Damage the Government Is Creating for Our Future’

Earlier this week, reports emerged that said the NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware. The revelation came from none other than American fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden, who claimed that the security agency had “tricked users computers into …

Tim Berners-Lee Says The Internet Needs A Bill Of Rights Tim Berners-Lee Says The Internet Needs A Bill Of Rights

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, should be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his invention this week. Instead, he’s worried about its future as its being continually compromised by intelligence agencies like the NSA. In response …

Tim Berners-Lee Takes To Google Blog To Call For Advancement Of Open Web Tim Berners-Lee Takes To Google Blog To Call For Advancement Of Open Web

As you may know, today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. Surprisingly, Google is not honoring this with a doodle. Google is, however, honoring it with a guest post from WWW creator Tim Berners-Lee on the Official …

The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee turned on the World Wide Web. Since then, it has become one of the most pervasive technologies ever created. In fact, one could argue that it’s the most important invention in human history. To celebrate …

Internet Sales Tax Battle Moves To The States Internet Sales Tax Battle Moves To The States

Last year, Congress began the debate on whether or not it should implement a federal Internet sales tax. After passing the Senate, it has stalled in the House where Speaker John Boehner has publicly said he wouldn’t support it. Now …

FCC Announces Connect2Health Initiative FCC Announces Connect2Health Initiative

For the past few years, the FCC has been trying to set up better Internet for schools and health care facilities. The Commission has already set up a fund to bring high speed Internet to schools, and now it’s going …

Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp) Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp)

Now Facebook is buying drones apparently. TechCrunch is reporting that the company is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. Yes, that is far less than what the company is paying for WhatsApp. Titan Aerospace makes …

Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats

Kim Novak doesn’t have to explain herself. However, amidst the tumult of tweeters (so very brave behind the anonymity of their hateful 140 characters), she addressed the oh-so-obvious derisive diction slung her way following the Hollywood award show. Actually, she …

Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban

When I say poke, I mean Facebook poke–that’s, of course, what brings this story within my purview. How in the hell, you may ask, could a judge see it fit to dole out such a harsh penalty for the simple …

The Internet Has Been Good For Society, According to Most Americans The Internet Has Been Good For Society, According to Most Americans

Pew Research has just unveiled the results of a massive survey about the internet to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. It’s dense, and there’s a lot to comb through, but I think the …

Netflix Prices Won’t Rise Much After Comcast Deal Netflix Prices Won’t Rise Much After Comcast Deal

The popularity of Netflix has skyrocketed over the past few years, to the point that it has become a staple of daily life for college students, elementary schoolers, various media nerds, and proper adults alike. With instant streaming of beloved …

High-Speed Internet: Should Google Bother? High-Speed Internet: Should Google Bother?

It seems these days that Google is trying to have a finger in everything and anything. Therefore it was only a matter of time before the company decided it should seriously consider providing its own high-speed internet service. Google is …

Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin Time Warner To Boost Internet Speeds in Austin

As Time Warner and Comcast continue to work out their big merger, internet and cable TV customers across the U.S. are preparing for an even larger company to take over their local cable monopolies. There is a spark of hope, …

Google Fiber May Be Coming to These 9 Metros Google Fiber May Be Coming to These 9 Metros

Take a look, people. If your city is on this map, Google is at least actively considering bringing Google Fiber your way. The company just announced that they will be looking at the feasibility of installing its 1 gigabit (soon …

Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses? Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses?

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. …

Bill O’Reilly Says We’re All Ignorant Because The Internet Bill O’Reilly Says We’re All Ignorant Because The Internet

Apparently, Americans are pretty stupid when it comes to knowing anything about their own country. And Fox News host Bill O’Reilly thinks he knows part of the reason why. Spoiler: it’s the Internet. Yes, the Internet. The Internet has made …

Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years

The U.S. has slow internet. It sucks. The giant iron fists of a handful of monopolistic ISPs continue to pound the weak, helpless masses. One bright spot in the dark, depressing wasteland has been Google Fiber, Google’s one gigabit high-speed …

Comcast To Purchase Time Warner Cable For $45 Billion Comcast To Purchase Time Warner Cable For $45 Billion

Comcast is the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider whereas Time Warner Cable is the nation’s second largest. The two are also some of the most universally reviled among American consumers. Now both companies are joining forces. Comcast and Time …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The NSA Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The NSA

Even before the Snowden leaks of last year, the EFF had their suspicions in regards to what the NSA was up to. The group even tried to get the government to spill the beans a few times through lawsuits that …