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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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.

Internet trolls cannot be cured
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Researchers find not feeding them does not kill them


A team of brave boffins have been investigating internet trolls and reached the conclusion that there is no cure.

Trump to ban free and open internet
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Must be ruled by the US telcos

Shy and retiring US president Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump is almost certain to hand over control of the internet to the US comms companies and abandon the net neutrality which has made the technology great again.

UK government set to define proper sex
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Think of the children

The UK government has decided that it will ban all web sites which depict “unconventional sex”.

Half the world will be online by Christmas
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Milestone

By the end of the year, the world will have crossed a milestone with more than half its population connected to the world wide web.

China bans population fat shaming North Korea's lone Apple fanboy
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Bans the use of the word fat to describe Kim Jong Un

Chinese websites are banned from using the phrase "Kim Fatty the Third" to describe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Why did Istanbul's Internet get the works?
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That’s nobody’s business but the Turks


Much of the internet appears to have gone down in Turkey and it is widely believed that the government is doing the throttling.

EU boss promises 5G by 2020
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Uninterrupted 5G coverage by 2025

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made some bold statement about the future of 5G in his State of the Union 2016 speech.