All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet’

Bots Now Outnumber Humans On The Web

The Internet is the greatest communication tool that mankind has ever invented. As of June 30, 2012, there were almost 2.5 billion humans connected to the Internet. That number has most assuredly risen significantly since then thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices in emerging markets, like China and India. Even then, it would appear that we’re still in the …

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FCC: Any New Net Neutrality Rules Must Be ‘Dynamic’

Earlier this month, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules. In short, the court said that FCC didn’t have the authority to regulate ISPs in the same way they regulate common carriers (i.e. phone service providers). Now everybody wants to know where the FCC will go from here, but the Commission is still being …

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Falun Gong Likely Not Behind China’s Internet Woes

In a strange turn of events, it’s looking the internet outage suffered by hundreds of millions was due to simple error. On January 21st, millions of Chinese internet users who typed in the name of their favorite websites were instead redirected. Disturbingly enough to Chinese officials, the redirection took them to the page of a U.S. company called Dynamic Internet …

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Pope Francis Says The Internet Is ‘A Gift From God’, Urges Us to Become ‘Citizens Of The Digital World’

For progressive Catholics and the progressive non-religious, Pope Francis has been a pretty bit hit in his first year in the papacy. Between his “judge ye not” stance on gays, advocacy for the poor, and disparaging remarks about capitalism as a tool of the oppressor, the new Pope has endeared himself to a new generation of believers, who have long …

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Global Commission on Internet Governance Announced

A new Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) was announced today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt has been named as chair for the GCIG. The GCIG has been founded by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Royal Institute of International Affairs as a two-year initiative to …

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Larry Flynt: Upgrade Your Magazine Hiding Techniques

In the very near future, you won’t need to hide your Hustler magazines from Mommy Dearest or Dearest Wife; Larry Flynt, the number one most “Powerful Person in Porn” according to some, tells us in a CBS Sunday Morning Interview that Hustler magazine is on its way to the internet. Flynt fought battles to keep Hustler alive in its early …

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Will Net Neutrality’s Death Hurt The Small Online Business?

On Tuesday, the D.C. District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Verizon in its fight against the FCC’s Open Internet Order. In other words, net neutrality was killed. It certainly was a blow to Internet freedom activists, but it may be even worse for small online businesses. So, what is net neutrality? Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu originally …

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Tamera Mowry Gets Emotional Over Internet Racism

Famous child star Tamera Mowry appeared on the OWN network this weekend with twin sister Tia in Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” series, which airs Friday nights on the network. The show catches up with Oprah’s past guests and highlights where the celebrities are in their current lives, noting the ups and downs of success and fame. On this episode, …

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Alex Trebek Takes ‘Jeopardy’ to New Level With Rap

At the age of seventy-three, Alex Trebek proved that he can still capture and intrigue an audience. The popular host of the hit game show Jeopardy has recently made headlines for his unique, and rather unpredictable talent. Apparently, the world-renown host was able to take the category “It’s a Rap” to a whole new level when he showcased his own …

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Amazon Sales Tax Laws Expand to Three More States

Consumers in Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee will no longer get a free pass on sales tax when shopping on Amazon.com. Starting today, residents in those states will join the 16 other states in the country that automatically pay tax on Amazon purchases. South Carolina is not far behind, consumers in the Palmetto State, will begin paying taxes on all purchases …

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Surprise: Studies Confirm That The U.S. Has Slow Internet

For the past few years, a common complaint among tech circles is that Internet access in the United States is slow and spotty, especially when compared to the rest of the world. It all started to change last year when Google Fiber launched in Kansas City thus inspiring other cities to ditch corporate monopolies, and offer their residents better speeds …

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Dinni Jain Joins Time Warner Cable As Its New COO

In 2011, Time Warner Cable acquired Insight Communications – a telecom that served communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Now the former president and COO of Insight is taking on a bigger role within Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable announced today that Dinni Jain, COO and president of Insight, will join Time Warner Cable as its COO on January …

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