All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet’

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 suburb of Marina del Rey, ICANN controls what is essentially the address book of the Internet: the massive database of …

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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 talking about 26 billion devices on the “Internet of Things”. For comparison, it was more like 0.9 billion just five …

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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) – Chinese for “world/shijie,” .DNP, .Ink, .机构 (xn--nqv7f) – Chinese for “agencies/institutions,” .संगठन (xn--i1b6b1a6a2e) – Hindi for “organization/sangathana,” .组织机构 (xn--nqv7fs00ema) – …

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‘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 attention to the schizophrenic attitude towards online freedoms that prevails in in some countries. Three of the government bodies designated …

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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 to break off from the U.S. to truly thrive. Well, they just got their wish. The U.S. Department of Commerce …

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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 thinking that they were accessing real Facebook servers. Once the user had been fooled, the NSA hacked into the user’s …

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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 to this, he says some new rules are needed. In an interview with The Guardian, Berners-Lee says the Internet needs …

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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 Google Blog. He talks about the Web’s past, present and future, and calls upon people to help keep it open. …

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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 the Web’s 25th anniversary, CNN has shared the very first news report it put out on the Web. Unfortunately, the …

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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 the fight is moving to individual states and it gives us insight into the challenges facing Congress. The AP reports …

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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 to focus on education. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced this morning that the commission has a new task force called …

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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 high-flying, solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles. Here’s a look at the Solara 50: According to the report, under Facebook, Titan would …

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