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Report: People Buy Less From Amazon In Online Tax States Report: People Buy Less From Amazon In Online Tax States

Researchers from Ohio State have published a paper on the “Amazon Tax,” saying that “only Amazon.com has been affected”. A bunch of states have implemented laws that that demand sales tax on online purchases. Items sold by Amazon and shipped …

Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Pressor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT, recently gave an “At Google” talk at Google, Cambridge. He discussed the Internet as a political platform, natural language processing, and a handful of other things. Google highlights the …

ICANN Chief Says Russia, China Will Not Hijack Internet Oversight ICANN Chief Says Russia, China Will Not Hijack Internet Oversight

On March 14 the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced plans to transition oversight of the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the global “multi-stakeholder” community. Headquartered in the Los Angeles …

Supply Chains To Be Significantly Impacted By Huge Growth Of ‘Internet Of Things’ Supply Chains To Be Significantly Impacted By Huge Growth Of ‘Internet Of Things’

Gartner is predicting a 30-fold increase in Internet-connected physical devices within the next six years, and says this will “significantly” alter how the supply chain operates, and create more “cyber-risk exposure”. So how much is a 30-fold increase exactly? We’re …

ICANN: Over 175 New gTLDs Delegated So Far ICANN: Over 175 New gTLDs Delegated So Far

ICANN announced on Monday at ICANN 49 in Singapore that the number of new gTLDs that have been delegated has surpassed 175. The month of March has seen the approval of .NYC, .Cologne, .AXA, .Webcam, .Trade, .Jetzt, .世界 (xn--rhqv96g) – …

‘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 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

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?

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 …