People who protest the government in Vietnam may receive a 100 million dong ($4,740) fine, under a new law announced this week.
While it might seem unfair to those of us poking along at a few tens of megabits per second, Kansas City residents are getting a second chance to sign up for Google Fiber, the company posted today.
Github cofounder Tom Preston-Werner delivered a rousing keynote speech on how the Internet is changing the way we work at our DevBeat conference.
This bill doesn’t adequately address how we remove all the digital residue. What about all those re-posts, comments and tweets?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to move ahead with a proposal to bring faster Internet to almost every school in the country.
Editor’s Pick The current iteration, IP version 4, has its roots in 1980, around the time when people like Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp, still said stupid stuff like: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
A widely cited statistic in Mary Meeker’s State of the Internet report about how often Americans check their smartphones is probably bogus, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Have you noticed that the global internet is slowing down as it experiences its “biggest-ever” attack by hackers flooding the web via distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS)?
The free wireless internet startup FreedomPop is targeting the likes of Comcast and Cablevision with its Hub Burst home router, which is now available for purchase.
Vint Cerf is either out of his mind or our generation’s greatest visionary. I’m thinking he’s a bit of both.
The Kevin Bacons of the Internet are keeping the web tiny, according to Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási.
Internet filters and parental controls for sexual content are only a half measure when it comes to protecting children who use the Internet.
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.
Vint Cerf, one of the cofounders of the Internet, is worried about an intergovernmental panel meeting this week that — if his fears are confirmed — might try to limit the net’s “free and open” nature.
Mary Meeker’s huge, well-researched slideshows are a treasure trove of data on the state of the Internet. Here’s her latest, with highlights called out by VentureBeat.
This morning, Syria has dropped off the face of the planet — at least digitally.
If you understand this, you’re a genius. Stop reading immediately and create a Star Trek-style matter teleporter, charge the world royalties, and retire as the richest human in the history of the world.
Yesterday Google went down for about 30 minutes … until it was fixed by a network engineer who doesn’t even work for Google.
No, the Google logo is not getting a camo redo. Nor are Google engineers doffing hoodies and donning helmets.
We already live in our own personal social media reality bubbles. Now Twitter is providing entire countries with their own reality bubbles.
The U.S. Congress Intelligence Committee and telecommunications vendor Cisco are agreed on one thing: Chinese networking equipment companies can’t be trusted.
Editor’s Pick 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.”
In his new book The Fine Print, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston tell us, among other things, what’s wrong with the Internet in America. The answer is fairly depressing: It’s too slow, too expensive, and too controlled by a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon.
Tip #1: Start with something you love.
Satellite television service provider Dish Network is planning to expand its business with a new nation-wide high-speed Internet service.
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.
Facebook posted quarterly earnings today and dumped a load of data into analysts’ laps.
Who knew file-sharing badboy Kim Dotcom had a future in pop music? The iconic Kiwi transplant released a music video this past week, and with his German accent it’s totally Arnold Schwarzenegger doing little-kids rap.
Russia’s parliament has approved an Internet censorship bill ostensibly aimed at porn, drugs, and hate speech that critics claim will also be used to stifle dissent and freedom of speech.
A bill created by all four parties in the Russian parliament would censor the internet in Russia, creating a unified blacklist to block access to websites containing “banned pornography, drug ads and promoting suicide or extremist ideas.”
Following Google’s lead, Twitter today released its first Transparency Report to shed light on how often it receives takedown and user information requests — and how frequently it has complied.
IPv6 is big. Really, really, really big. In fact, much bigger than anything the mere human mind can possibly understand.
Those who belong to Generation Y — teens and twenty-somethings, including myself – are shaking up human resource departments, according to data from Salesforce Rypple. Young professionals born in the 80s and 90s are much more social than previous generations, are obsessed with their laptops, and hold the Internet on a high pedestal.
The Internet economy among G-20 nations is expected to nearly double by 2016, reaching $4.2 trillion (up from $2.3 trillion in 2010), according to a projection released today by the Boston Consulting Group.