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Google Fiber’s Next Stop May Be In Provo, Utah [Update: It's Official] Google Fiber’s Next Stop May Be In Provo, Utah [Update: It's Official]

UPDATE: It’s official. Google just announced via its official Google Fiber blog that Provo, Utah will be the next city to get Google’s gigabit Internet service. As part of the expansion, Google will be purchasing iProvo, the network that currently …

Patton Oswalt To Host 17th Annual Webby Awards

Comedian and social media superstar Patton Oswalt has been tapped to host the 17th annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards, an award show presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is one of the most prestigious internet-based …

Google Explores The Internet’s Impact On African Businesses Google Explores The Internet’s Impact On African Businesses

Google wants to see the power of the Internet better harnessed in Africa so that the economy across the continent improves. The company discussed this in a post on its Europe Policy blog, and in this video uploaded to the …

Rep. Mike Rogers Blocks Pro-Privacy Amendments From Being Added To CISPA Rep. Mike Rogers Blocks Pro-Privacy Amendments From Being Added To CISPA
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The House will vote on CISPA this week. This vote will decide whether or not the House majority thinks companies should be able to share your private online information with the government while enjoying total legal immunity. The second debate …

Obama Administration Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues Obama Administration Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues
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On Wednesday, CISPA came closer to reality as it passed the markup phase in the House Intelligence Committee. Now the bill has to make it through the House, then the Senate, and finally the President’s desk. That last one may …

CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy? CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy?
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Well, that didn’t take long. The Hill reports that the House Intelligence Committee met in secret Wednesday to mark up CISPA and approve any last amendments before it made its way to the House floor. CISPA was approved on a …

The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland The Pirate Bay Moves Its Domain To Greenland
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In early 2012, The Pirate Bay moved from its traditional .org domain to a .se domain to avoid the fate that befell Megaupload. For over a year now, The Pirate Bay has not moved from this domain, even when it …

What Is Bitcoin? Well, Watch This Great Video and Find Out What Is Bitcoin? Well, Watch This Great Video and Find Out
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Have you been hearing a lot about Bitcoin lately? Do you have absolutely no idea what the hell people are talking about? Are you in the least bit troubled by your lack of understanding? Here, watch this video. It’s an …

AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too AT&T: We’re Planning 1Gbps Fiber in Austin Too

To say that AT&T is stealing Google’s thunder isn’t really the right way to put it, but Ma Bell is using the buzz surrounding Google Fiber’s big launch into Austin as a way to springboard its own plans for a …

The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs
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The history of the Internet is an area of study that’s woefully ignored by the modern generation. I was part of the generation that grew up just as the Internet was just getting started, and the generation before me can …

This Is the Most Honest Cable Ad That You’ll Never See [VIDEO]
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You’ve seen this ad before. A harmless-looking guy asks you if you want fast, reliable internet and a choice of all the best HD cable channels – all at a reasonable price. Well, sure, golly, gosh – of course I …

NYPD Tell Its Cops to Stop Screwing Around on the Internet NYPD Tell Its Cops to Stop Screwing Around on the Internet

It seems like there’s a new story every day about some idiot criminal misusing social media in a way that gets them arrested. Recent examples include the guy who posted photos of money and booze, all while ducking out on …

Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack
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The most popular form of cyberattack anymore is the Distributed Denial of Service attack. These DDoS attacks rarely affect anyone outside of those attempting to access the attacked Web site, but a recent DDoS attack is proving to have widespread …

Julius Genachowski Stepping Down As FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Stepping Down As FCC Chairman

Julius Genachowski has served as FCC Chairman since his appointment in June 2009. Over the years, he has spearheaded a number of projects, including the ambitious National Broadband Plan. Now he’s leaving that all behind. The New York Times reports …

Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber Olathe, Kansas Is The Next City To Get Google Fiber

Earlier this year, Google CEO Larry Page hinted that Google Fiber would be coming to more cities in the future. The hint renewed cities’ efforts to attract Google Fiber to their communities, but only one city has emerged victorious in …

Vint Cerf Doesn’t Think The Internet Is In Any Danger Vint Cerf Doesn’t Think The Internet Is In Any Danger

Vint Cerf knows a thing or two about the Internet – he helped invent it. So, what does he think about all the doom and gloom that’s directed towards the future of the Internet? He’s not worried in the least. …

Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis Argues That The Web Needs A Plan B Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis Argues That The Web Needs A Plan B

In February of last year, Anonymous threatened to take down the Internet in “Operation Global Blackout.” Needless to say, it was an empty threat, but something similar could one day happen. We could all lose access to the Internet. If …

Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix

Kids these days take the Internet for granted. When I was their age, I had to wait my turn to use the family desktop in the kitchen. Even then, it was on a painfully slow 56k dial-up connection. The accelerated …

Tim Berners-Lee Says “Six Strikes” Threatens Democracy Tim Berners-Lee Says “Six Strikes” Threatens Democracy
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It’s been a few weeks since the launch of the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System. There haven’t been any widespread reports of people receiving copyright alerts yet, but the programs opponents are growing. In fact, opponents now have a powerful …

Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause) Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause)
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A 26-year-old Florida State University student has been charged with “offenses against computer users,” a third-degree felony, for hacking the campus’ Wi-Fi network and directing users to an infamous shock site. Benjamin Blouin fully admits to hacking the network, but …

Google Might Be Willing To Let You Use That .Fun Domain You Always Wanted Google Might Be Willing To Let You Use That .Fun Domain You Always Wanted
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Early last year, ICANN opened up applications for generic top-level domains. At the end of it all, it was revealed that Google applied for 101 gTLDs. Now more details are starting to emerge on what Google plans to do with …