Category Archives: Internet

US gives up its last bit of control over the internet – but really, it’s just a PR stunt

On Friday, the United States government announced that it would give up the last vestige of control it still exerts over the internet, and would hand over control for DNS maintenance and the assignment of new global domains to ICANN … Continue reading

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Apple, Comcast not to Net TV future

Apple may have finally found a TV content partner that can flex some muscle. After years of trying but largely failing to launch its own smart TV product that can satisfy a wide band of audience, Apple may be joining … Continue reading

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Basecamp Held Hostage by Hackers

It looks like hackers have hit Basecamp with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and are demanding that the company pay a ransom. 

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Kinect has been evaluated for mass surveillance, GCHQ spy docs reveal

However it’s unclear if spy agency has used the Xbox tech.  The UK intelligence agency GCHQ had previously evaluated the potential of the Xbox 360′s Kinect camera for bulk surveillance purposes, a new report claims.

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes offline amid turmoil

Questions swirled early Tuesday about the future of embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox after reports that its chief executive had resigned from the board of a key advocacy group and its website appeared to have been disabled. 

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Update your iThings: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS 6, 7

Apple has released updates for its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that blew apart the integrity of encrypted connections in the right conditions. 

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FCC Plans to Overhaul the Rules to Rescue Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going to bat for an open Internet. The agency plans to rewrite the rules that govern how Internet traffic is delivered from service providers to customers in the wake of a court decision that … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Would-Be Dropbox Meant to Thwart the NSA

BitTorrent was best known as an internet protocol that let people swap pirated movies and music at the expense of big Hollywood studios and record labels. But then came a Belarusian engineer named Konstantin Lissounov. 

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NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps

The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect — including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according … Continue reading

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Breaking: Google acquires Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

Hold on to your hats, folks. We interrupt this otherwise slow news day with some breaking news. Google today announced the acquisition of Nest Labs for US$3.2 billion in cash.

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