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Thai webmaster found guilty over royal 'insults'

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Chiranuch Premchaiporn given eight-month suspended jail term for failing to remove posts deemed insulting to royaltyA Thai court has sentenced a webmaster to an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to act quickly enough to remove internet posts deemed insulting to the country's royalty.The ruling showed leniency against Chiranuch Premchaiporn, who...
Thai webmaster found guilty over royal 'insults'

Head of Time Warner Cable Is Unfamiliar With Apple's AirPlay

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AirPlay, a software tool included with Apple's iPads and iPhones, is widely viewed as being potentially disruptive to the cable industry, because it makes it easy for people to view a broad variety of Internet content on a television. Time Warner Cable's leader, however, hasn't heard of it....
Head of Time Warner Cable Is Unfamiliar With Apple's AirPlay

BitTorrent brings torrent discovery, downloading directly to the browser with Surf Chrome extension

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BitTorrent on Thursday announced Surf, a Chrome extension that lets you discover and download torrents directly in Google’s browser. The company says it also plans to release an add-on for Firefox soon, as well as for other browsers, but for now Chrome users can get an alpha version of the...
BitTorrent brings torrent discovery, downloading directly to the browser with Surf Chrome extension

Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too

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Roku's media streamers have carved out a notable niche for themselves, with what started out as a Netflix box, but quickly grew to include hundreds of other entertainment options. Whatever they've lacked in style, they've always made up for with an easy-to-navigate menu and remote, not to mention low...
Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too
Internet content blocking travels downstream, affects unwary users

Adobe AIR gradually gaining street cred; Pownce the latest adopter

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Adobe Systems (ADBE) has been working on an ambitious new way to view Internet content without launching a browser window, and there are encouraging signs that Web developers might latch onto it. The platform, Adobe AIR, is sort of like desktop widgets on steroids. Why should anyone care about that?...
Adobe AIR gradually gaining street cred; Pownce the latest adopter
Vint Cerf invented the Internet, and now he's trying to save it

Warner Bros., MGM, Universal Collectively Pull Nearly 2,000 Films From Netflix To Further Fragment The Online Movie Market

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Michael Carusi points us to the news that Warner Bros., MGM and Universal Studios have agreed to pull nearly 2,000 films from Netflix's library, in order to put them in the Warner Bros. Instant Archive. You may recall that Warner recently launched this archive, which is an incredibly overpriced and...
Warner Bros., MGM, Universal Collectively Pull Nearly 2,000 Films From Netflix To Further Fragment The Online Movie Market

London 2012 saw Britain access more digital data than ever before

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Games spectators broke their own record as they streamed video to watch and re-watch Olympic actionSixty years ago, the coronation gathered the nation around televisions for the first time. To watch the 2012 Olympics it was to digital screens that Britain flocked - and none is gaining in popularity as...
London 2012 saw Britain access more digital data than ever before
Testing Boxee TV: First impressions, screenshots and unboxing video
Anyone Who Believes In "Mobile First" Needs To Look At This Photo

Russia blacklist law takes effect

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Russia has adopted a law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content....
Russia blacklist law takes effect

The Hidden Feature That Means Microsoft Has Already Won The 'Do Not Track' War

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This week, the ad industry blasted Microsoft's use of a privacy feature called "Do Not Track" in Internet Explorer 10, threatening to override it entirely to barrage your browser with targeted ads. But you know what? It doesn't matter. A little-known privacy feature in Internet Explorer means that Microsoft, and Web...
The Hidden Feature That Means Microsoft Has Already Won The 'Do Not Track' War

The Importance of Touch on the Mobile Web

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The surging usage of touchscreen devices has given birth to a subset of mobile web sites designed to allow consumers to use their fingers to navigate them, according to Taptu. The UK-based mobile search firm this morning said that more than 81,000 mobile touch web sites for shopping and services...
The Importance of Touch on the Mobile Web

This Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted, Ctd

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Sarah Kendzior takes exception to Morozov:This revolution was tweeted. But unfortunately, the significance of those tweets is decided not by the people who wrote and read them, but by observers in the West. As a result of this, Kyrgyzstan becomes relevant only in its relation to other nations and other...
This Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted, Ctd

Addressing Hateful And Libelous Internet Speech In The Post Juicy Campus Era

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ContentsBlock the sitePursue the perpetratorsJuicy Campus is gone, but other sites have taken its place as a hub for anonymous slander around college campuses. Intentional or not, the conversation at these sites tends toward abusive, with successive commenters attempting to one-up each other with each insult. Students targeted by...
Addressing Hateful And Libelous Internet Speech In The Post Juicy Campus Era

What does it mean to love something on the Internet?

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Fish: A Tap Essay, is an intriguing free app for the iPhone that asks an important question: “What does it mean to love something on the Internet?” With all the ramped liking and fave-ing and thumbs-ups going around these days, these gestures have become all but meaningless. When you like something,...
What does it mean to love something on the Internet?

Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

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Over the past few weeks we've been running this little experiment with Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of the Brookings Institution to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights into how the federal government can go about promoting an innovation economy. I wanted to use this Labor Day "off-day" to...
Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

Name that Tech Tune: Chance to win a Roku 2 XS

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We’ve got another great prize up for grabs this week in our Name that Tech Tune contest — a Roku 2 XS 1080p streaming player for accessing all sorts of Internet content (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, etc.) and games on your television. This is courtesy of Roku and...
Name that Tech Tune: Chance to win a Roku 2 XS

UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It's Just So Darn Open!

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A recent UN report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force reads like a primer on Internet control and censorship. Entitled “Use Of The Internet For Terrorist Purposes,” the document, which discusses the dangers of “open Wi-Fi” and suggests ISPs maintain retention standards, focuses on the possibility of “terrorists”...
UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It's Just So Darn Open!
Siri's 'little brother' Trapit grows up, enters formidable world of publishing

NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two

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Remember the wall that was also a television in Total Recall? That's the inspiration behind Surfaces -- a concept device produced by British cable mavens NDS. Abandoning the idea of a single screen, the company mounted six displays into a wall that offers up TV and internet content when...
NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two
Qualcomm’s plan to win the battle for the digital home

Flipboard CEO: Apple's iPad 'created a revolution' for beautiful Internet content

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Mike McCue, founder and CEO of Flipboard, credited Apple on Friday with creating a "revolution" with its iPad tablet and said the impact of that revolution is still being understood more than two years after the device reached the market....
Flipboard CEO: Apple's iPad 'created a revolution' for beautiful Internet content

YouTube Caught in Net Neutrality Flap in India

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Google has long been a proponent of net neutrality, but it appears the company may have unknowingly allowed an advertising partner in India to promote preferential treatment for certain video streams on YouTube. A reader in India tipped us off that YouTube advertiser Bharti Airtel, a major ISP in India,...
YouTube Caught in Net Neutrality Flap in India

Boxee aims to beat Apple and Roku in the TV box game

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Boxee, the company that once made headlines as a major contender in the set-top box wars, is bringing its newly launched Boxee TV device to Walmart, starting tomorrow. This is a big move for Boxee, as it will be granted a prominent spot in Walmart's brick and mortar stores,...
Boxee aims to beat Apple and Roku in the TV box game

Sponsored post: The Cable Show 2013: Broadband Takes Center Stage

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From YouTube streams to multiplayer video games to rapid-fire music downloads, the explosion of multimedia content and experiences on the Internet today is possible because of broadband. Today 93% of U.S. homes have access to cable broadband, and a majority of homes with broadband get it from a local cable company. Those are...
Sponsored post: The Cable Show 2013: Broadband Takes Center Stage

UN: The Problem With The Internet Today Is It's Just Too Open & Terrorists Might Use It

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Ah, the UN. As highlighted by Declan McCullagh, a new report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, clocking in at an unwieldy 158 pages (pdf) warns that this old internet of ours is just too damn open, and that means terrorists can use it. Thus, it has to...
UN: The Problem With The Internet Today Is It's Just Too Open & Terrorists Might Use It

Pocket's Top 10 lists: view-it-later tools catching on -- but will everyone use them?

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Services like Pocket and Instapaper, which offer a one-click way to sock away internet content, are soaring in popularity. Pocket reports that 7.4 million users saved 240 million articles and videos in 2012 alone, and that 10.4 items are saved to Pocket every second. What were the most popular? “Obama’s...
Pocket's Top 10 lists: view-it-later tools catching on -- but will everyone use them?

Bessy Keeps You Safe

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For some reason, Violet K. couldn't show her sex video to the class. Though the YouTube-posted "Mammalian Reproduction Systems" had loaded for last period's grade 10 biology class, all that came up now was an all-too-familiar screen: Content Blocked Enough was enough! Something had to be done about Bessy. Bess...
Bessy Keeps You Safe
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