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Networks: Meet John Klensin, Internet History's Jack of All Trades

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What did John Klensin do for the internet? A little bit of everything. In April, Klensin was inducted into the Internet Society’s (ISOC) Internet Hall of Fame, entering alongside such notable names as Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, and Larry Roberts. But unlike many of the other inductees, Klensin isn’t...
Networks: Meet John Klensin, Internet History's Jack of All Trades

Cisco Apologizes for 'Lack of Clarity' In Linksys Privacy Mess

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It’s amazing how much trouble a little inattention to a document that most people tend to ignore can cause. Cisco Systems, the world’s largest maker of networking gear, has been forced to apologize to customers of its Linksys consumer division after a ham-handed launch of a new cloud service that...
Cisco Apologizes for 'Lack of Clarity' In Linksys Privacy Mess
Early webcam 'lifecaster' Rex Booth talks about oversharing before social media

Anti-Piracy Company 'Tests' Mega's Copyright Takedown Skills

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What a first week for Mega. The official launch last weekend, the big and loud press conference and party on Sunday, plus a massive influx of users throughout the week shooting the site into the big league in record time. As predicted, the site has indeed become the most scrutinized...
Anti-Piracy Company 'Tests' Mega's Copyright Takedown Skills

TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

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The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and the site has a well-earned place in Internet history. The BitTorrent site and its founders have been targeted by several court cases over the years, and Swedish filmmaker and producer Simon Klose has documented part of this struggle....
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW
Cisco Hit With Backlash Over Home Router ‘Cloud’ Service
'Did all the packets arrive in good condition?'
Why HP, Dell and IBM Are on the Wrong Side of Internet History

Ring in the New Year With a Livestream of the Times Square Ball Drop -- and also GIFs!

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(screencap) Back in November, Livestream partnered with Tumblr for a “live-GIFing” of the final presidential debate. Seems the experiment was successful enough for a return engagement: The company’s bountiful stream of coverage tonight from Times Square will include not just the usual interviews and musical performances, but also GIFs. Glorious...
Ring in the New Year With a Livestream of the Times Square Ball Drop -- and also GIFs!

"Stupid, Stupid" Christmas Song Tries To Make Internet History [Video]

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YouTube personality and musician Alex Day made his plea on Reddit on Wednesday: help my new song "Stupid, stupid" top the charts on Christmas Day in the UK. Or don't. But if you "really wanna see it beat the traditional label acts this Christmas in the UK and beyond," then...
"Stupid, Stupid" Christmas Song Tries To Make Internet History [Video]

China Likes Twitter (What?), but Will Still Censor It

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The Chinese government released a new white paper on Tuesday detailing the country's official position on Internet policy. Coming three months after the very public dispute with Google, which resulted in the shutdown of Google's China-based portal, the paper offers a revealing look back on Chinese Internet history as well...
China Likes Twitter (What?), but Will Still Censor It

Ding Dong, Google Places Is Dead; Meet Google+ Local Instead

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Google+ Local (via screencap) And so Google’s acquisition of Zagat finally bears fruit: Your parents’ favorite dining guide is now the backbone of Google+ Local, which is replacing Google Places. So SoMoLo. Here’s the deal: Users can still write reviews. The integration with Zagat means those reviews will now be...
Ding Dong, Google Places Is Dead; Meet Google+ Local Instead
With Picnik set to close, former Picnik engineers scratch itch with PicMonkey

Don't Miss Friday's Early Entry Deadline For The Webby Awards

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Secure your place in Internet history with what The New York Times hails as the "Internet's highest honor": The Webby Award. Don't miss this chance to join the ranks of past Webby winners, including Instagram, Funny or Die, comedian Louis C.K., Björk, and Tumblr. With categories spanning across all...
Don't Miss Friday's Early Entry Deadline For The Webby Awards

Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

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Mr. Saverin (therichest.org) Nowadays Facebook is very cautious around the third rail that is sexual orientation. Sure, there's a timeline icon just for gay marriage, but the company won't serve up ladies seeking ladies to advertisers. But that wasn't always the case. Digiday has gotten its hands on an interesting...
Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

Tumblr Actually Let Storyboard's EIC Ghostwrite That Terrible Memo

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Mr. Mohney. (Photo: Twitter) Remember that poignant note from Tumblr founder David Karp about the elimination of its in-house editorial department Storyboard? You know, the memo in which Mr. Karp supposedly said he “couldn’t be happier” with the team, listed their accomplishments, and, instead of giving them a raise, fired them. As Valleywag reveals, it...
Tumblr Actually Let Storyboard's EIC Ghostwrite That Terrible Memo

Pirate Bay Docks in Stockholm for Massive 10th Anniversary Party

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This year The Pirate Bay celebrates its 10th anniversary, which is quite an achievement considering the legal trouble that surrounds it. The site was founded in 2003 by Swedish pro-culture organization Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy). The idea was to create the first public file-sharing network in Sweden, but the...
Pirate Bay Docks in Stockholm for Massive 10th Anniversary Party

Today in Tech: Why AT&T's flip-flop on FaceTime cellular should worry you

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Also: Priceline buying Kayak for $1.8 billion; how Gangham Style went viral. Priceline to buy Kayak for $1.8 billion [SKIFT] I think this a great deal, and Priceline is probably among the best acquirers in Internet history, I would even say as good as Cisco of yore. Booking.com turned out...
Today in Tech: Why AT&T's flip-flop on FaceTime cellular should worry you
4 Ways Facebook Can Turn Domination Into Dollars

After selling its Facebook and other shares, Mail.Ru considers special dividends and increasing its VKontakte stake

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Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group considers spending extra cash received from the recent sales of assets in Russia and the US to pay a special dividend and increase its share in the social network VK (VKontakte). Mail.Ru Group doesn’t want to be sitting on a pile of cash after selling...
After selling its Facebook and other shares, Mail.Ru considers special dividends and increasing its VKontakte stake

This is The Oatmeal's F U Money.

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For those of you who have been following the saga of The Oatmeal vs. the biggest douchenozzle in Internet history, this has been the day we’ve all been waiting for. Here’s a bit of background in case you missed the whole thing: Earlier in the month, Inman was accused of...
This is The Oatmeal's F U Money.

Internet pioneer Dr. Leonard Kleinrock is still pushing emerging technologies

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It's not hard to find Internet pioneer Dr. Leonard Kleinrock -- he's been at UCLA for 50 years, since 1963. His current position is not too much different than it's always been: distinguished professor of computer science. But he's also involved, and has been involved, in several other ventures...
Internet pioneer Dr. Leonard Kleinrock is still pushing emerging technologies

Cisco climbs down another rung over unpopular Connect Cloud service

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Cisco has already tried to soothe angry customers by scrapping a key section in its new Linksys privacy agreement -- a clause which allowed the company to monitor a person's internet history via their router. However, realizing that probably wasn't enough to quell the sense of intrusion, it's now...
Cisco climbs down another rung over unpopular Connect Cloud service

Cisco Angers A Lot Of People By Outlawing Porn On Home Routers (CSCO)

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Cisco Systems told users of its new high-end home routers -- in a roundabout way -- they couldn't use their routers for porn or to send certain types of e-mail and a whole list of other things. This has made a lot of people angry. Here's what happened. Last week,...
Cisco Angers A Lot Of People By Outlawing Porn On Home Routers (CSCO)

Found: The email thread in which Marc Andreessen proposed the 'IMG' HTML tag

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Hacker News has resurfaced an email thread from 1993 where Marc Andreessen proposed the introduction of the “IMG” tag for HTML. Andreessen himself looks to have jumped into the post’s comments to provide some background on the dialogue. I can’t say that I’m posting much of anything new here since this source...
Found: The email thread in which Marc Andreessen proposed the 'IMG' HTML tag

Rewriting Internet History

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Rewriting history for political purposes used to be a favorite pastime in the old Soviet Union....
Rewriting Internet History

Cisco Backpedals from Creepy Privacy Position on Linksys Upgrade

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In what appears to me to be the first time that anyone anywhere has ever given a single thought to a firmware upgrade to their home routers, Cisco Systems, the parent of the consumer router brand Linksys is backing away from some creepy terms and conditions language that accompanied a...
Cisco Backpedals from Creepy Privacy Position on Linksys Upgrade

Startup News: Startups Are the New Grungy Nineties Garage Bands

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Walt Mossberg with Steve Jobs in 2007. (Source: Wikipedia) DIA DE TECNOLOGIA. New York Tech Day was full of NYC based startups—from the established to the unfunded—all stages in the NYC tech lifestyle were represented. The companies that follow really stuck out to NY Tech Day Judges. Best use of Location...
Startup News: Startups Are the New Grungy Nineties Garage Bands

Hey Facebook, Google Is Still The Most Talked-About IPO In Internet History

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Facebook may be Wall Street's new favorite water cooler topic since its historic IPO last Friday, but Google still ranks as the most talked-about IPO in Internet history, according to HighBeam Research. The research firm calculated the number of media mentions garnered...
Hey Facebook, Google Is Still The Most Talked-About IPO In Internet History

When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate

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We hear over and over again from traditional reporters how we need to "protect" newspapers and how, as newspapers fail, no one can step in and replace them -- especially not "new media" like blogs. In fact, we're told how newspapers are "trustworthy," but blogs are "amateurish" and prone to...
When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate
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