internet

Mon
29
Dec
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ISP Owner Berates RIAA for New Copyright Protection Strategy

Recently, the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) stated it would no longer pursue its fruitless strategy of prosecuting individuals for copyright infringement . Instead, it plans to put more pressure on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ... for weeding out high-bandwidth downloaders. Well, now ISPs have responded to that pressure by berating the RIAA for ignoring the expensive costs Internet providers must incur to pursue suspected peer-to-peer downloaders. Granted, although finding and shutting off downloaders saves ISPs necessary bandwidth space, the hunt is not a cheap one. The ... (view more)

Thu
18
Dec
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Survey Shows How Far Americans Will Go for Web Access

Given that you're reading this right now, it's a fair bet that the web, or Internet access, is important to you. But, how important is it? In a recent survey, Harris Interactive found that women would rather give up "relations" for two weeks than ... access to the information superhighway. According to details on a survey recently released by chip manufacturer Intel (who commissioned the study), 46 per cent of women queried about the importance of the Internet versus "hanky-panky" replied that they would be more willing to engage in abstinence than lose their web access. By comparison, only 30 ... (view more)

Tue
16
Dec
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Internet Security Is Losing The Online War

Despite the efforts of the computer security industry, malicious software is reportedly spreading faster than ever and security researchers have acknowledged that they cannot seem to get ahead of the onslaught. Internet security is broken and it ... appears that nobody knows quite how to fix it. This so-called malware surreptitiously takes over a PC then uses it to spread more malware to other machines exponentially. (Source: informationweek.com ) A conservative estimate by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says that as more businesses and people move onto the Web, criminals ... (view more)

Tue
02
Dec
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Brits Lead World In Digital TV Use

New figures show the US is one of the few places where female Internet users outnumber male users. The study also unveiled intriguing facts about television and cell phone use worldwide. The figures, produced by British communications regulator ... Ofcom, directly compare the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the United States, Canada and Japan. The researchers also produced a separate report on countries with developing economies such as China and Russia. Because the analysis is so detailed and brings together several outside surveys, the figures cover activity in 2007 rather than this year. Across ... (view more)

Tue
07
Oct
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'Satsuki Decoder Pack', and 'Access The Internet Using Email Only'

Satsuki Decoder Pack Satsuki Decoder Pack is an exciting new tool that allows users to open any media file from any application. The uses are nearly endless for such an exciting program, courtesy of freewaregenius.com! http://www.freewaregenius.com ... Access The Internet Using Email Only Some useful resources for the global email-only community. www4mail is an open source application that allows you to navigate off-line and search the whole Internet by email, using any standard web browser and an email program. http://emailonly.szs.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob ... (view more)

Mon
06
Oct
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'50 Free Internet Tools For Tin-Foil Hat Wearers', and 'You Mail'

50 Free Internet Tools For Tin-Foil Hat Wearers Threse 50 free internet tools for the especially paranoid prove security to the 'nth degree', meaning even the most neurotic users can visit the sites they want and never worry about attracting the ... attention of spyware of phishing fiends. http://www.great-isp-deals.com You Mail This is voicemail you design. Get your cellular voicemail on your phone, in an email or online. Create different voicemail greetings for every caller. Choose how you handle your messages: by phone, email or text. Get specifics on every caller whether they've left a ... (view more)

Thu
04
Sep
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Comcast's Bandwidth Limits Could Change Web Forever

The battle lines have now been drawn clearly. Wide-open Internet usage could easily, and soon, become a thing of the past. On October 1, one of the nation's largest Internet providers will implement a new bandwidth limit policy for its residential ... customers. According to reports, by this time next month Comcast will introduce a 250 gigabyte-per-month limit. (Source: nytimes.com ) The Comcast move follows a recent dispute about its 'throttling' policy where the company limited bandwidth for customers using the BitTorrent file-sharing program. On August 1, the Federal Communications Commission ... (view more)

Wed
03
Sep
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Internet Helps Televisions, Stereos and Computers Communicate

Those wanting to see a glimpse of the future need only look to the upcoming Internationale Funkausstellung in Berlin, the largest consumer electronics convention in Europe. Here, some of the biggest electronic companies in the world are set to ... showcase their latest products, with the main focus of the convention centered on wireless interconnectivity in the home. Manufacturers are closer than ever to releasing technology that allows televisions, stereos, computers and even kitchen appliances to communicate with one another wirelessly and automatically over the Internet. Among the new gadgets ... (view more)

Wed
03
Sep
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Online Acts of War Tracked By New Breed Of Hackers

In the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, a new breed of hacker-investigators monitoring how traffic is routed through countries where web sites are blocked and why it is happening are reportedly conducting digital espionage --- turning their ... attention to a new weapon of international warfare: cyber attacks. "Hacktivists," led by Ronald J. Deibert, director of Citizen Lab, referred to as the "NSA of operations," set out to help residents in countries that censor online content, but have ended up tracking wars. Citizen Lab researchers created a software tool called Psiphon that helps ... (view more)

Wed
27
Aug
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Which Internet Providers Are Watching You Surf The Internet?

It's one of the first rules of Internet 101: visiting questionable websites leads to viruses, which entices hackers to access your hard drive and monitor your every click. But can someone still be monitoring your web activity even if you're extra ... careful when selecting online destinations? The answer may just depend on which Internet provider you use. A few months ago, The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent out an open letter to 33 companies inquiring about their online targeting practices, or in other words, the extent to which the web activity of their customers is being ... (view more)

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