Category Archive for "Internet"

5 ways your ISP is screwing you

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Let’s start with a disclaimer: There are in fact many more than five reasons for hating your cable company. Experiences vary — or, as Tolstoy would probably say if he were writing today, “unhappy ISP customers are each unhappy in…

IDG Contributor Network: Globalizing the right to be forgotten sets a dangerous precedent

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On March 24, the French privacy regulator, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), fined Google 100,000 Euros and confirmed its intent to globalize the European right to be forgotten. Expanding this European privacy rule has unsettling implications for…

Critics of DMCA takedowns flood Copyright Office with thousands of comments

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Critics of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act have flooded the U.S. Copyright Office with tens of thousands of comments complaining about a process that often forces websites to kill user-generated content when faced with a copyright complaint. Before Thursday, the…

Network World Explains: All about HaLow

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Confused about the new HaLow wireless standard proposed by the Wi-Fi Alliance? Worry no more! Network World explains what this is all about in this handy animated video. Network World Explains: All about HaLow Source: Internet {$excerpt:n} Network World Explains:…

ISPs are breaking Net neutrality rules, advocacy groups say

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Internet service providers are picking “winners and losers” in violation of U.S. Net neutrality rules by selectively exempting Web traffic from their monthly data caps, according to a coalition of more than 50 advocacy groups. The Federal Communications Commission should stop…

France fines Google for not being forgetful enough

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The French data protection authority has fined Google for failing to implement the so-called “right to be forgotten” as ordered. Last year, the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) decided that requests to have personal information delisted from…

Stop renting: 31% off Arris SURFboard Cable Modem – Deal Alert

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If your ISP or cable provider supplied you with a cable modem, you’re probably renting it from them and paying fees of up to $10 per month. In most cases there’s nothing preventing you from just buying your own. With…

How to prepare your website for Google algorithm updates

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During the past few years, Google released major updates to its search engine algorithm, including the “Panda,” “Penguin,” “Pigeon,” “Payday,” “Pirate,” and “Mobile Friendly” upgrades. These algorithm changes often leave digital marketers and search engine optimization (SEO) practitioners scrambling to…

IPv4 still hangs on despite lack of addresses, says Akamai

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It’s the end of the IPv4 world as we know it — but we’ve been very good at forestalling IPmageddon. According to Akamai’s Q4 2015 State of the Internet Connectivity Report, the shortage of IPv4 addresses hasn’t spurred a broad-scale…

FCC privacy rules can't stop ‘gold rush’ in personal data

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Recent events involving the FBI and FCC read like a tale of two governments: one fighting doggedly to strip away the encryption protecting your phone’s privacy, and the other advancing rules to safeguard your online personal info. It’s an appealing…