Republicans want to extend internet snooping plan
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Worried about armed revolt

Having just spent a fortune giving big corporations and the very rich tax cuts while doing nothing for the poor and middle classes, the US Republicans want to maintain the iron grip that security forces have over the internet, just in case the rest of the country revolts by linking themselves to worldwide terrorist organisations.

Net infrastructure faces Russian threat
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Friday, 15 December 2017 15:55

Net infrastructure faces Russian threat


Cutting edge

A UK military Air Chief Marshall has warned that the cable infrastructure which keeps the internet running is in danger of being disrupted by Russia.

Trump administration kills off net-neutrality
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Comment: But the rebellion has begun

Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's communications watchdog the FCC has decided to dismantle one of the key planks that made the Internet Great – net neutrality.

Internet founders and pioneers rally to protect net
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A last stand for sanity

More than 20 internet pioneers and leaders including the “father of the internet”, Vint Cerf and the inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, have urged the FCC to cancel its vote to repeal net neutrality.

FCC ignored 22 million public comments
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Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:26

FCC ignored 22 million public comments


Democracy is something for other countries

The FCC ignored more than 22 million comments chiming in on the net neutrality debate and only listened to the views of big corporations.

Kim Dotcom mulls creating his own internet again
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If he does not get jailed first

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the US government's decision to overturn net neutrality and started pushing the suggestion of creating a new internet.

Techies mock Teresa May’s internet terror policy
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It will make it harder to track terrorists

As we expected, Teresa May is attempting to use the latest terrorist attacks in the UK to clamp down on the use of the internet by non-terrorists. The only problem is that security experts are warning that her plans will make it harder to track terror cells.

All the world’s finance traffic routed through Russia
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Nothing to worry about


For a brief period, most of the world’s financial traffic was routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom and in the hands of Tsar Putin.

Boffins send lemonade on the internet
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:15

Boffins send lemonade on the internet


When life gives you Apple, make lemonade


A group of researchers at the University of Singapore has worked out a way that it can convince you that you're drinking lemonade and can send it virtually over the internet.

Web inventor highlights three problems facing the world
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Free speech, targeted ads, and the quest to unspread misinformation


Sunday marked the 28th anniversary in which Tim Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist accredited with the invention of the World Wide Web concept, submitted his original proposal to CERN that ultimately became the first standard for the internet.