The global battle for the internet is just starting

March 25, 2019

Illustration by Matt Kenyon If only for a moment, set aside the comparatively parochial drama of Brexit, think about the giant swath of humanity that now uses the internet, and consider one of the most basic facets of how 4 billion of us live our lives. This is a 21st-century story, but it will ring […]

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For the First Time, More Americans Pay For Internet Video Than Cable or Satellite TV

March 20, 2019

Cord cutting, or people dropping their cable or satellite TV in favor of online video alternatives like Netflix, has reached a critical milestone. For the first time, more people pay for a streaming service than subscribe to traditional pay TV, a new survey has found. Sixty-nine percent of consumers pay for Internet video versus 65% for […]

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YouTube’s need to disable comments highlights how shitty the internet is

March 1, 2019

Headlines over the past several days have been dominated by stories about problematic content on major platforms, and the harrowing task of policing them. The most recent bit of news comes from YouTube, which noted that it’s now disabled comments of tens of millions of videos featuring minors, in an effort to prevent predatory behavior in the comments section […]

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The Internet Can’t Stop Crushing On Ananya Panday’s ‘Shaadi.Com’ Post

February 24, 2019

Ananya Panday looks picture perfect. (Image courtesy: ananyapanday) NEW DELHI:  Ananya Panday surely knows how to brighten up even the simplest of pictures with her witty captions and her latest Instagram post reminds us of just that. Ananya, who is set to make her Bollywood debut with Student Of The Year 2 this year, shared a stunning close […]

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Germany Could Let Huawei Build Internet Infrastructure Despite U.S. Concerns

February 20, 2019

The United States government has major concerns about Huawei and its alleged potential to spy on countries through its Internet infrastructure. But Germany might see things differently. Several German ministries will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative group on Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of allowing Huawei to bring its 5G Internet infrastructure into […]

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Good news! Only half of Internet of Crap apps fumble encryption

February 6, 2019

Updated Evaluating the security of IoT devices can be difficult, particularly if you’re not adept at firmware binary analysis. An alternative approach would be just to assume IoT security is generally terrible, and a new study has shown that’s probably a safe bet. In a paper distributed last week through preprint service ArXiv, computer scientists Davino Mauro Junior, […]

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