internet

Tue
16
Jul
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Internet Providers Raided Over 'Throttling' Claims

European regulators have raided the offices of three Internet Service Providers (ISPs) said to have intentionally slowed Internet traffic over a business dispute. The officials are exploring a new legal tactic that could also be used to stop such ... slowdowns in the US. The dispute involves Cogent Communications, which is effectively an Internet middleman. It transfers data between major websites and the Internet Service Providers that carry data to customers' homes. Last month Cogent claimed US-based Verizon was intentionally slowing down the traffic it handles for video streaming sites like ... (view more)

Fri
21
Jun
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Most Americans, Brits Won't Pay For Online News

The percentage of people willing to pay for online news appears to be on the rise. However, an international study suggests the vast majority of people are still unwilling to pay for the news they find on the Internet. Reuters has published a study ... based on research in nine countries. The study examines the way people consume news on the Internet, both via laptop and desktop computers and through portable devices, like smartphones. (Source: digitalnewsreport.org ) Researchers found the percentage of people who had paid for an online news service, such as a digital newspaper subscription, ... (view more)

Fri
29
Mar
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Internet Spam Feud Results in Huge DDoS Attack

A battle between an anti-spam company and a web hosting firm may have caused major Internet service disruptions for many Internet users. However, such claims haven't been verified. The issue involves a dispute between two European companies. The ... first is Spamhaus, which creates and shares lists of web servers known to be used for sending out spam. Companies can use these lists to block unwanted messages. The other firm is Cyberbunker, a controversial web hosting company based in the Netherlands. It's known for viciously defending the rights of its customers, saying it will only block ... (view more)

Tue
26
Mar
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Web-Wide Scan Reveals Shocking Security Weaknesses

In one of the most spectacular research projects ever carried out online, an anonymous security researcher has scanned the entire Internet for security holes. They found that millions of devices have no password protection whatsoever. The project ... was simple in concept: the researcher tried to contact and then access devices by trying every possible IP (Internet Protocol) address using IPv4, a system by which every device connected to the Internet uses 12 digits as identification. This means that IPv4 allows for a maximum of around 4.2 billion IP addresses. The researcher tried to contact ... (view more)

Wed
20
Mar
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'Vole Internet Expedition 3.3.30316', and 'Tunngle 4.4.4'

Vole Internet Expedition 3.3.30316 Looking for an alternative to the more popular Internet browsers? Then check out Vole Internet Expedition, which provides users with a unique range of features, including multi-layered web page topology and docking ... web pages. http://www.sanwhole.com Tunngle 4.4.4 This program is designed to provide PC gamers with a highly customizable and entertaining multiplayer experience. It allows PC gamers to play Local Area Network games over the Internet. Each game, whether it's old or new, gets its very own public network. http://www.tunngle.net This freeware ... (view more)

Mon
04
Mar
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'Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7', and 'Image Tuner 4.0'

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 As the title suggests, Internet Explorer 10 is finally available for users of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. To get all of the added performance and security benefits of IE10, click the link below to ... download Microsoft's newest browser. http://windows.microsoft.com Image Tuner 4.0 Image Tuner is designed to let you easily and quickly resize, rename, and convert your favorite images. It also allows users to add watermarks to their image creations. Image Tuner uses a very intuitive and simple interface and is compatible with most versions of Windows. ... (view more)

Fri
11
Jan
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'Simple Internet Meter Lite 2.3', and 'Skitch 1.0.1.16'

Simple Internet Meter Lite 2.3 This program allows you to track your Windows computer's bandwidth usage. This is a handy utility to have in an age when people stream lots of video and download especially large files. Simple Internet Meter Lite ... tracks all activity over your network and displays useful information about that activity in a colorful and easy-to-read graph. http://www.pcwintech.com Skitch 1.0.1.16 Skitch is designed to allow users of Windows computers to quickly and easily customize their digital images. You can add arrows, circles, and other shapes to your images, which are good ... (view more)

Fri
11
Jan
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Java Flaw: Web Users Vulnerable to Attack

Internet users are now being warned about a new zero-day security vulnerability in Java software that could allow a hacker to gain unauthorized access to their computers. The vulnerability is related to a recently-discovered flaw in the popular Java ... software system, which is used all over the web to create a great many applications and associated plug-ins. Security experts say even fully-updated installations of Java are vulnerable to this new round of attacks. Only by completely disabling the Java browser plug-in can Internet users be sure their computers are safe from hackers attempting to ... (view more)

Thu
06
Dec
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Verizon Must Share Data Networks with Rivals: Court

A federal court has ruled that major cellphone carriers must let their smaller rivals use their data networks. This could mean more competitive deals and better coverage for smartphone and tablet owners, as well as those accessing mobile broadband ... on a laptop. The United States Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge by Verizon, thereby upholding an earlier ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The original ruling primarily covered data roaming, the technique by which customers of one cellphone carrier access the data services of another carrier. The FCC had said that ... (view more)

Fri
30
Nov
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Controversial Anti-Piracy Program Delayed

The first program designed to crack down on copyright infringement among American web users has had its launch date delayed. Those behind the program say the effects of Hurricane Sandy have made the delay necessary. The program's development is ... being overseen by the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), a partnership of major music and movie producers and five of the United States' largest Internet providers. Together, they believe they can reduce online piracy without relying on government legislation. Some content producers, particularly those in the adult entertainment industry, still ... (view more)

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