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Deutsche Telekom First to Introduce Fast Lanes Under New EU “Net Neutrality” Laws

Mere days after the European Parliament voted in broken net neutrality laws that allow for traffic shaping and internet fast lanes, the first EU telecoms company has announced plans to introduce a two-tier internet, allowing priority…

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Europe is Close to Voting on Broken Net Neutrality Laws

Following years of discussion and drafting, the European Parliament is to vote on net neutrality laws next week, and if the legislation is approved then it could spell disaster for a free internet across Europe. It…

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eFast – The New Way Malware Could Target Your PC

In a departure from most malware and adware, which attack and harass their targets by seizing control of their browsers, new adware “eFast Browser” takes things one step further, instead replacing existing browsers with its own.…

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Technical Glitch Deletes Testimonies in Child Sex Abuse Inquiry

Recently, the UK government commissioned an investigation into reports of alleged historic child sex abuse containing a number of leading Westminster figures. In an absolutely disgusting turn of events, the victim’s testimonies have been deleted from…

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World Wide Web Inventor Says “No” to Internet.org

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web infrastructure for the internet, is vehemently opposed to Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org plan to bring a limited internet to poor countries, an initiative that has long been criticised…

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Exploit Found In Netgear Routers

So we’ve all had those periods where we come home and think our stuff has been moved around, you know when you think you’ve put your keys down beside the door and you find them on…

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Conference Cancelled After Pressure From IP Camera Makers

Security is a tricky subject. In recent years both digital and physical security has been scrutinised and exposed for some rather crucial weaknesses. Back in May it was claimed that a security researcher was able to remotely…

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Newly-Signed TTP Could be “Biggest Global Threat to the Internet”

After five years of negotiations – and of opponents protesting against it – the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed. The TPP agreement covers around 40% of the world’s economy and is designed to facilitate the free…

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The BBC Implements HTML5 to iPlayer

I think we can all say that Adobe Flash Player is very much being knocked to its knees in recent months, from endless, and I do mean endless, vulnerabilities which put countless users at risk to…

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First Detailed Public Map of the U.S. Internet Infrastructure Released

The location of major cables has always been a secret, but now researchers hope that the knowledge of it will spark thoughts on how to keep it safe. The Internet is a major part of people’s…

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Virgin Media Upgrading Broadband Speeds For Free

Virgin Media has announced a substantial speed upgrade for existing customers across various package tiers. Those on 50Mbps, 100Mbps or 152Mbps will receive a speed boost to 70Mbps, 150Mbps and 200Mbps, respectively. The initial roll-out will…

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Mark Zuckerberg Plans To Connect Refugee Camps Via The Internet

Mark Zuckerberg has built a powerhouse in the form of Facebook which has both revolutionized the notion of a social network for consumers and also provided a platform for discussion and quick responses to world events.…

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The Pope Argues Social Media Has Caused Loneliness

Social media is an integral component of modern society and theoretically helps people to stay in contact with friends, family members and business acquaintances. However, our over-reliance on impersonal communication is arguably causing humans to experience loneliness…

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Mark Zuckerberg Wants Universal Internet Access by 2020

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is calling on the United Nations to make universal internet access a reality by 2020. Zuckerberg, who is working with the One organisation, formed by U2 singer and post-Geldof pseudo-Messiah Bono, made…

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North America Has Run Out of IP Addresses

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the regional internet registry body for the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and the North Atlantic Islands, has revealed that it has run out of IPv4 addresses. There’s no need…

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Facebook Down – Again

Facebook suffered a major outage, which at the time of writing is still ongoing. It’s unclear what the issue is at this time, but it’s immediately apparent that it’s a major problem. The site went down just…

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4chan Message Board Sold

The influential and controversial message board 4chan has been sold to Japanese web entrepreneur-turned-magazine editor Hiroyuko Nishimura for an undisclosed sum, it was announced yesterday. Revelling in its reputation as the filthy, sweaty engine-room of the…

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 41 Containing Integrated IM Functionality

Mozilla has officially unveiled the latest version of Firefox which incorporates an intriguing messaging service called, ‘Hello Beta’. According to Mozilla, this is the world’s first communication tool embedded into a browser which allows users to…

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Hundreds of Cisco Routers Carrying Malware

Nearly 200 Cisco internet routers have been found to carry malware, reports volunteer internet security organisation Shadowserver Foundation. News of infected Cisco routers was first reported by the company itself back in August, when it was…

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AVG Can Sell Your Browsing Activity to Ad Companies

AVG has updated its Privacy Policy in a bid to make the free version more profitable and will now collect “non-personal data” which can be sold to third parties. This is an extraordinary revelation and not what…

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Homeland Security Stopped This Library From Making Tor Available to Public

Browsing online became a service that people watched more carefully after Edward Snowden revealed the extent at which our online activity was being monitored, from every web address to the very content of our private and…

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Germany Promises 50Mbps Broadband

With a wide majority of the world using internet on a regular, if not every day, basis, we need to be aware of just how much we use the internet for. While most activities are mundane…

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US City-Run ISP Boasts 10GBps Internet

An ISP run by the city of Salisbury in North Carolina, USA has announced that it is bringing speeds of up to 10GBps to local residents and businesses. The municipal service, Fibrant, was created five years…

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Latest Chrome Update Aims to Tackle Large RAM Usage

Google has decided to prioritize reducing the extremely large memory demands in Chrome, especially when using multiple tabs and various plugins. A blog post outlined the drafted improvements in Chrome version 45 and explained how tabs…

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Family Sues School Amid Claims WiFi Made Son Ill

A family in Southboro, Massachusetts, is suing Fay School over accusations that its strong WiFi made their son ill. The plaintiffs, referred to only as “Mother” and “Father”, report that “G”, their 12-year-old son, suffers from…

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Halo Music And Menus Now Available Through Your Browser

For a while now we have been introduced to many games which are called “exclusive”, games which are normally built especially for a single console or series of consoles. The rarity often means that people will…

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Firefox Set to Become More Like Chrome

Mozilla is set to implement a number of changes to its Firefox internet browser that will make it more like Google Chrome. Though the revisions will make Firefox more secure and stable, as well as making…