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Teens Today Less Interested In Sex, Alcohol Compared To Counterparts From Previous Decades: Are Gadgets To Blame?

American teens today are not as interested in sex, alcohol, dating, or driving compared to older generations. Here's what's happening.

Public Health September 19, 2017

A Mistake By Google Literally Broke The Internet For Half Of Japan

An error by Google literally broke the internet for half of Japan, with disruptions lasting for hours after connectivity was restored. The incident shows the fragility of the internet in a world that is increasingly becoming dependent on being online.

Google August 29, 2017

What Is Net Neutrality And Why Should You Care?

The internet, as we know it, is in trouble. If we lose the fight for net neutrality then we lose the fight for an open and free internet.

Internet July 12, 2017

Instagram Bug Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

Many Instagram users have been locked out of the platform, and their accounts seem deleted or disabled both to them and to others. Instagram says it's a bug and it's working to fix it as soon as possible.

Internet July 7, 2017

ESA Pushes For Satellite-Based 5G Internet, Inks Deal With 16 Space Companies To Make It A Reality

The European Space Agency (ESA) champions satellite-based 5G internet and has signed a deal with European space companies to make it happen. Find out the potential gains and challenges with this technology for internet connectivity.

Internet June 23, 2017

FCC Votes To Kill Net Neutrality: Here's How It Could Affect You And What You Can Do About It

The FCC has voted to move forward with chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to weaken the rules regarding net neutrality. Here's how that could affect you and how you can make your voice heard.

Internet May 18, 2017

High-Speed Satellite Broadband Likely On Its Way: SpaceX Tests Later This Year, Launches In 2019

The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is determined to launch the first of a network of internet-providing satellites in 2019 and start the technology’s development later in 2017. Know more from company executive Patricia Cooper speaking before the Senate.

Space May 8, 2017

Robert Taylor, Computer And Internet Pioneer, Passes Away At 85

Robert Taylor passed away at the age of 85 due to health problems. He is considered to be a pioneer of modern-day computing and communications.

Internet April 17, 2017

Facebook Battles Revenge Porn With New Tools To Prevent Spreading: Here's How It Works

Revenge porn is one of the nastiest plagues of the mobile era, but companies are taking steps to counter it. Facebook just announced new tools to curb the spread of revenge porn, so here's what you need to know.

Internet April 5, 2017

Forget Internet Privacy: Trump Signs Controversial Online Privacy Repeal Into Law

U.S. President Donald Trump has officially signed the resolution that repeals the rules protecting the online data of users from internet providers. The controversial bill was met with opposition from online privacy advocates and consumer groups.

Security April 4, 2017

Pornhub, YouPorn Promise Increased Internet Security Amid Congress Privacy Protection Repeal

Both Pornhub and YouPorn have beefed up their internet privacy protection with HTTPS encryption. The switch comes at a time of mounting outrage against the recent repeal of internet privacy rules the FCC set last year.

Security April 1, 2017

Comcast Planning Major Expansion Of Its Streaming TV Services

Comcast intends to expand its reach and could launch a new service called Xfinity Instant TV for its subscribers. Xfinity Instant TV is reportedly targeted at those unwilling to subscribe to Comcast's traditional cable TV plans.

Internet March 28, 2017

New Li-Fi Type Reportedly 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi, Never Overloaded

In a major breakthrough to bring faster internet, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a wireless network based on infrared rays with speed 100 times faster than any Wi-Fi. It is maintenance-free and does not need power at all.

Internet March 24, 2017

SpaceX Intends Bringing Internet To Space: How Realistic Are Elon Musk's Plans?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to bring internet to space, allowing a possible form of communication between Mars and Earth. Musk has reportedly had several secret meetings with FCC to take forward his latest project.

Space March 18, 2017

World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee: To Save The Web, These Three Things Must Be Changed

The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has outlined three primary trends that threaten his original vision of an open web. He has also suggested ways in which to combat them.

Internet March 12, 2017

BBC Reports Child Abuse To Facebook But Hits A Twist: Facebook Cries Foul And Calls The Cops On BBC

BBC reported some sexualized child images to Facebook and set up an interview regarding the social network's content moderation practices. In an unexpected twist, Facebook reported BBC to authorities and canceled the interview.

Internet March 7, 2017

Verizon Announces First Fios Prepaid Plan With Internet And TV Bundle For $100

Verizon is now offering a month-to-month plan for its Fios services that features no annual contract an no deposit, with an Internet and TV bundle for about $100.

Internet March 7, 2017

Amazon Web Services Outage Explained: A Typo Took Down A Huge Part Of The Internet

Amazon Web Services recently suffered a four-hour outage that took down thousands of websites in the United States. According to Amazon, the incident was caused by human error, in the form of an incorrectly entered command.

Internet March 3, 2017

Data From Electronic Toys Leaked, Adds To List Of Hacker Vulnerable Devices

CloudPets join the ranks of toys targetted by hackers. Multiple toy hacking incidents add children's toys to the list of hacker-vulnerable devices along with medical devices and smart home appliances.

Security March 3, 2017

Amazon Web Services Cloud Glitch: Outage Breaks Part Of The Internet, But It's Fine Now

The Amazon Web Services suffered a lengthy outage on Tuesday, Feb. 28, causing major disruption for a slew of sites and online services. The outage affected the operations of numerous companies that rely on Amazon's cloud services, but everything's back to normal now.

Internet March 1, 2017

FCC Chair Moves To Halt Broadband Privacy And Data Protection Rules Passed In October

The FCC plans to halt the implementation of a data security rule that compels ISPs to protect consumer data. Ajit Pai, current FCC chairman, plants to prevent the data security obligations from taking effect on March 2.

Internet February 24, 2017

How Much You Use Online Media Is Influenced By Your Genes

Recent research says our genes have something to do with how much we spend time on the internet, whether on social media platforms, chat forums, or gaming sites.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Mozilla Urges Digital Netizens To Help Save The Internet: Here's Why

Mozilla is launching a prototype of an open source initiative that aims to track the health of the Internet. The project aims to focus on five aspects of the Internet: open innovation, online privacy, digital inclusion, privacy, and web literacy.

Internet January 22, 2017

What Are The Prospects For Space Travel in 2017?

Here are some likely highlights for space travel and exploration this year according to NBC News, including Earth science probes, new SpaceX launches, and space-based internet.

Space January 3, 2017

Canada Declares Internet Access As Basic Service, But Will It Be Able To Keep Promise Of 50 Mbps Connections?

Canada declared the internet as a basic need alongside utilities such as electricity and water. The country's government has also unveiled a plan to bring a high-speed internet connection of up to 50 Mbps to all its citizens by 2021.

Internet December 23, 2016

Parents Spend 9 Hours A Day On Their Phone, TV Screens

Before you can scold your kids from spending too much time online, a new study suggests you may have to check your habits first. Researchers found most parents spend around nine hours a day glued to their phone or TV screens.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016

Fearing America Under Donald Trump, The Internet Archive Wants A Backup In Canada

The Internet Archive has announced plans to back up its data in Canada, fearing an unpredictable America under Donald Trump. With this move, the U.S. nonprofit wants to make sure its data remains safe, private and accessible regardless of Trump's reign.

Internet November 30, 2016

Internet Service Recovering After Cyberattacks That Took Down Twitter, Netflix, Reddit And More, But Should We Brace For Worse?

A wave of at least two cyberattacks destabilized the internet and crippled major websites such as Netflix, Reddit, Spotify, Twitter and others. Services have resumed, but these massive DDoS attacks on DNS servers are just the beginning.

Security October 21, 2016

Massive DDoS Attack Takes Down Netflix, Twitter, Spotify And More On East Coast

The web provider Dyn announced that it suffered from a DDoS cyber attack on Friday morning, which caused many sites like Netflix, Twitter and Reddit to be down on the East Coast.

Security October 21, 2016

Google Introduces Nomulus, An Open Source Cloud-Based Domain Name Registry

Google and its newly announced Nomulus domain registry platform will now make it easier for companies and individuals to use creative and catchy top-level domains like .google or .rsvp.

Internet October 19, 2016

#FreeJulian: Netizens Rally Behind WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange After Ecuador Shut Down His Internet Access

Netizens and media observers on Twitter and Facebook have trended with expressions of support for Julian Assange. The transparency activist was denied access to the internet by Ecuador soon after his publication of emails exposing the tactics of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Viral October 18, 2016

Sprint 1Million Project Pledges Free Wireless Devices And Service To Bring One Million Disadvantaged Kids Online

Sprint has announced a new initiative called the 1Million Project, which aims to deliver free mobile devices and high-speed internet connectivity to one million underprivileged high school students in the United States.

Business Tech October 11, 2016

Google X Lab Asks For Airspace Access From UN: Project Loon To Fly Across The Globe

Google announced its plans to provide remote areas with free internet, and it's relying on its Project Loon to accomplish that. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, recently urged UN nations to agree letting Loon balloons over their airspace.

Internet October 3, 2016

US Government To Hand Over Internet 'Address Book' To Nonprofit ICANN: No, It Won't Lead To An Online Doomsday

The United States government is set to hand over the 'address book' of the internet to non-profit organization ICANN. Republican lawmakers are looking to block the transition, warning of possible doomsday scenarios that could happen.

Internet September 30, 2016

How Big Is North Korea's Internet? Let's Just Say You Don't Have A Lot Of Websites To Visit

GitHub got wind of all the websites that are available to North Korean internet users, and they are unsurprisingly few. The secrecy curtain got pulled up because of a human error in handling the nation’s DNS.

Internet September 21, 2016

Research Says Internet, Mobile Devices Promote Positive Lifestyle Changes

Adopting a healthy lifestyle takes work. According to researchers, however, people are likelier to adopt positive lifestyle changes when they have help from internet- and mobile-based programs.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 1, 2016

MIT Researchers Develop Smart Routers To Solve Wi-Fi Problem With Overcrowded Networks

MIT researchers propose that MegaMIMO, a smart router system, can solve Wi-Fi problems in congested and overcrowded networks. It may also be a possible solution to the United States' Spectrum Crunch dilemma.

Computers August 24, 2016

Happy 25th Birthday World Wide Web And Thank You Tim Berners-Lee

Tuesday, Aug. 23 is Internaut Day, a celebration of the first time the World Wide Web was made available to users. This year is the 25th birthday of the WWW, which is the brainchild of British researcher Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Internet August 23, 2016

US To ‘Hand Over’ Internet Domain Naming System Oct. 1

The U.S. is gearing up to relinquish control over the online domain name system. If everything is in order, the move will be finalized by Oct. 1.

Internet August 19, 2016

Cable, Telecom Groups Appeal To Reverse Net Neutrality Decision

In June, the federal court upheld the net neutrality laws that were put into effect in February last year. Cable and telecommunications groups have now filed appeals for a reconsideration and reversal of the decision.

Internet July 30, 2016

Facebook's Aquila Soars In Test Flight: Solar-Powered Drone Will Provide Internet Access To Everyone

After years of development, Facebook's Aquila has completed its first test flight. The Aquila is a solar-powered, internet access-providing drone capable of staying up in the air for up to three months.

Internet July 22, 2016

Hacker Group Threatens To Knock 'Pokémon GO' Offline On Aug. 1

A hacking collective called 'PoodleCorp' has threatened to take 'Pokémon GO' offline on Aug. 1, using a massive botnet of 600,000 devices. Why? Just for kicks.

Internet July 21, 2016

Algeria Blocks Facebook, Other Social Media Sites To Stop Exam Cheats

Thousands of high school students in Algeria needed to retake their baccalaureate exams on Sunday after test questions were leaked online. Authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook and Twitter to prevent cheats from posting test papers.

Internet June 20, 2016

How To Make Your Wi-Fi Connection Faster: Here Are Some Tips

For those experiencing slowdowns in their Wi-Fi connections at home, here are some tips to try out. Among the things to try are finding the perfect spot for the wireless router and utilizing Wi-Fi repeaters.

Internet June 18, 2016

Google Now Working With Dallas Officials To Bring High-Speed Fiber Internet Service Into The City

Dallas is the newest potential city for Google's high-speed Fiber internet service. The company is now working alongside Mayor Mike Rawlings and other city officials to bring Fiber into the city.

Google June 15, 2016

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