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Internet access is ‘a fundamental right’ – BBC News http://goo.gl/fb/VQVU

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Internet access is ‘a fundamental right’ – BBC News http://goo.gl/fb/VQVU

BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

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Dangling WiFi-carrot meet your BlackBerry-made stick: the Z10. Perhaps because its user base has traditionally courted strong enterprise support -- a lot that typically overlaps with the jet set -- BlackBerry's offering an incentive to adopters of its BB 10 pearl, granting gratis Gogo-powered internet access for all domestic...
BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

Over 100 internet centers open in Cuba, prove time really is money

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When you're reading angry tweets about dropping to 3G in an LTE dead zone, it's easy to forget that for some people, getting online isn't even an option. In Cuba, internet access is extremely limited and out of financial reach for most, but news early this year of an...
Over 100 internet centers open in Cuba, prove time really is money

FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi

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The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order today that updated regulatory requirements needed to provide broadband services on aircraft. In short, the commission has designated Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft -- the broadband modules placed on the exterior of aircraft -- as a licensed application and established a...
FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi

Marriott Puts An End To Shady Ad Injection Service

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Late last week, one Justin Watt discovered something suspicious going on with the wi-fi at his hotel, the Times Square Marriott. Not content to charge him hundreds for the room and $16.95 for internet access, it appeared that the service provider was using JavaScript injection to serve banner ads on...
Marriott Puts An End To Shady Ad Injection Service

European Commission clears Broadband Delivery UK initiative

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Britain has had grand visions of supplying broadband to virtually every home through its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) initiative, but the lack of EU approval has put a large part of that plan on ice. Consider the European Commission's latest move a thaw, then. It just confirmed that BDUK...
European Commission clears Broadband Delivery UK initiative

Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years

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A teenaged hacker known as Cosmo the God, who was involved in a number of big site takedowns earlier this year, and who is considered a "social engineering mastermind" has been sentenced to probation. The terms include a ban on internet access until his 21st birthday, six years from now,...
Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years

Privacy not in Eric Schmidt's vision of the future

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt painted a messianic picture of our technological future on Monday, involving holographic telepresence, self-driving cars, automatic translation and the widespread deployment of 1Gbps Internet access over optical fiber, bringing transnational peace and communication to all....
Privacy not in Eric Schmidt's vision of the future
Hate the Olympics? This browser addon will block all references online
Google confirms Internet users in Iran are blocked
Googling for a lawyer while under arrest is a right, rules Canadian judge

France will cut funding to its piracy police

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France’s new culture minister is not yet promising to disband the country’s internet piracy enforcement agency, Hadopi. But she already is already planning to cut its budget and to dissuade it from kicking people off the internet. Aurélie Filippetti has commissioned former Canal+ pay-TV CEO Pierre Lescure to lead a wide-ranging...
France will cut funding to its piracy police

At last, broadband in the boonies, but at a price

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In the final installment of a weeklong series, Crave writer Eric Mack finally succeeds in bringing broadband Internet access to his isolated mountain home. See how he did it. [Read more]...
At last, broadband in the boonies, but at a price

Bill of Rights in Cyberspace, amended

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I’ve amended my proposed Bill of Rights in Cyberspace thanks to a suggestion in the comments from Jeff Sonderman: All data are created equal. I made that all bits are created equal, which broadens it somewhat and is quite relevant today in the discussion of net neutrality that will explode...
Bill of Rights in Cyberspace, amended

The Gathering 2012 to bring world's fastest internet to Norway, leave Swedish laundry out to dry

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Dreamhack's record breaking 120Gbps connection was fast enough to replace a certain household appliance, but next to what's Norway's cooking up it looks almost antiquated. The Gathering, Norway's annual week-long LAN party, plans to set a new world record for the "fastest internet access in the universe" with a...
The Gathering 2012 to bring world's fastest internet to Norway, leave Swedish laundry out to dry

ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

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Comcast has confirmed that it will prevent repeat file sharers from browsing the Web until they call the company to resolve the matter. The move is part of a Copyright Alert System that was recently rolled out by several major Internet service providers. The system has earned the nickname...
ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy
Susan Crawford on the internet's 'deepening inequality' and how you're being held 'captive'

Nintendo makes Wii Mini official: exclusive to Canada, launches December 7th for $100

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That was quick -- scarcely two hours after Best Buy spoiled the party, Nintendo is launching the Wii Mini. The console is a Canada-exclusive and cuts out both GameCube compatibility and, more importantly, internet access. Gamers in the Great White North can pick one up on December 7th for...
Nintendo makes Wii Mini official: exclusive to Canada, launches December 7th for $100

Amped Wireless releases two new USB adapters to cure internet blackspots (video)

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Is your computer positioned just that little bit too far away from your home router to get consistent internet access? Amped Wireless is here for you with a pair of USB adapters that promise you'll never have to tilt your machine to maintain signal again. The UA1000 pushes out...
Amped Wireless releases two new USB adapters to cure internet blackspots (video)

WiFli Wants To Bring Internet Access To The Entire Planet

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Connectivity can help raise people out of poverty. But it's hard to get people in developing countries online. A new organization thinks it can get everyone connected--for cheap....
WiFli Wants To Bring Internet Access To The Entire Planet

VIDEO: Offline jobseekers reach for the web

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Is it possible to escape poverty in the US without internet access?...
VIDEO: Offline jobseekers reach for the web

Does the iPad Replace the Need for a Smartphone?

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We’ve covered the Apple iPad several times on CenterNetworks. The device appears to be launching next month and I believe it will be a game changer. Andreas discussed how he sees the device being used in the home and I agree with him that a whole new set of consumers...
Does the iPad Replace the Need for a Smartphone?
CHART: The Massive And Continued Rise Of Mobile Commerce

HTC supplies fix for 'small' Android Wi-Fi password leak

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HTC is addressing an issue on some of its Android devices that exposes Wi-Fi security credentials to applications. Security researchers Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan discovered that third-party Android applications on a range of HTC handsets with the android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission could call a command to access the Wi-Fi credentials...
HTC supplies fix for 'small' Android Wi-Fi password leak

Automatic net porn block rejected

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Ministers reject plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported by parents....
Automatic net porn block rejected

The Upsides to Working Without Internet Access for 80 Days

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Yes, there may be upsides....
The Upsides to Working Without Internet Access for 80 Days

Mr. Schmidt Goes to North Korea

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will travel to North Korea in the near future, according to a report from the Associated Press, marking the first time a Google executive will visit one of the most tightly restricted countries in the world in terms of Internet access. Google declined my request for...
Mr. Schmidt Goes to North Korea

Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

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For most of us, our cell phones are now a convenient way to get online while we’re on the go (or on the couch). According to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life project, however, 17% of U.S. adult cell phone owners now mostly go online using...
Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

Document Accidentally Filed Publicly Reveals Google Fighting Back Against Government Snooping

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For many years we've been highlighting how the federal government (mainly the FBI) has widely abused the "National Security Letter" (NSL) process to get information on American citizens with almost no oversight. Part of the issue is that NSLs include a complete gag order, barring recipients from telling anyone about...
Document Accidentally Filed Publicly Reveals Google Fighting Back Against Government Snooping
Siri ads “false and misleading,” according to class action lawsuit
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