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Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters

Only a small percentage of ISP customers in the U.K. choose to opt into family friendly content filtering with their subscription, according to a study the U.K.’s Office of Communications published yesterday.

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Verizon speeds up file uploading for its FiOS customers

Beginning today, customers of Verizon’s fiber home Internet service, Verizon FiOS, will be able to upload files as quickly as they download them. The company announced an upgrade that it hopes will appeal to customers who frequently share content online.

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One-fifth of all websites blocked in the U.K.

In an effort to protect young adults from mature content, U.K. Internet service providers now block approximately one-fifth of all websites, according to a study conducted by Open Rights Group.

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Want privacy? Build a new Internet

If we want to respect privacy on the Web, we must redesign it. There is no other way.

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China bans Internet anonymity

China is taking steps to abolish online anonymity by passing a law which requires citizens to identify themselves when signing up for internet and telecommunications services.

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3taps sues Craigslist to save the internet (no, seriously)

Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”

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The Internet 2002-2012: What a difference a decade makes

A decade — 10 years. Doesn’t sound like much, right?
But a decade ago, the big social networking story was Friendster with a whopping 3 million users. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had 95 percent market share. And less than 600 million people were online globally … fewer than Facebook users alone in 2012.