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Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw

Cable, IPTV providers reportedly testing cloud-based HD gaming for launch next year

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The next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft haven't even been announced yet but their best competition may be from your cable TV / internet provider, according to a report from Bloomberg. The only-to-eager-to-talk people familiar with the matter named AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Time Warner Cable...
Cable, IPTV providers reportedly testing cloud-based HD gaming for launch next year

Provo, Utah city council unanimously approves Google Fiber offer

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The seven-member Provo Municipal Council approved Google's offer to buy the iProvo fiberoptic network. The unanimous vote makes Provo the third area to adopt the search engine as an internet provider. While Google has to pay the area $1 for the right to use the extant fiber, the locality has...
Provo, Utah city council unanimously approves Google Fiber offer

Band Shows Fans How To Unblock The Pirate Bay

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Finland is one of many European countries where The Pirate Bay is censored. May last year the Finnish branch of the music industry body IFPI and the local Anti-Piracy Center filed a lawsuit against Elisa, the largest Internet provider in the country. The ISP lost the case and was ordered...
Band Shows Fans How To Unblock The Pirate Bay
Swedish internet provider to charge extra for VoIP services like Skype

Police Visit Pirate Bay Proxy Owner's Home Demanding a Shutdown

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It’s been a turbulent week in the UK with regard to anti-piracy initiatives. It began with Internet provider Sky blocking access to Pirate Bay proxies, then the UK police sent out letters to torrent site owners threatening them with a 10 year prison sentence. This was followed by a backroom...
Police Visit Pirate Bay Proxy Owner's Home Demanding a Shutdown

FreedomPop announces $40 hotspot with access to Sprint's 3G network

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FreedomPop, the famously "free" data-only internet provider, promised an upgrade from WiMAX to Sprint's LTE by the end of 2013, and while the company may have missed that mark, it is now offering access to the carrier's 3G network. A new $40 Overdrive Pro MiFi hotspot, available today, will...
FreedomPop announces $40 hotspot with access to Sprint's 3G network

New Data Exposes BitTorrent Throttling ISPs

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Hundreds of ISPs all over the world limit and restrict BitTorrent traffic on their networks. Unfortunately, most companies are not very open about their network management solutions. Thanks to data collected by Measurement Lab (M-Lab) the public can learn if and how frequently their Internet provider limits torrent traffic. Among...
New Data Exposes BitTorrent Throttling ISPs

Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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Those who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored for various reasons. In the United States, those can also include legal action. In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in federal courts. One of the copyright holders participating in this...
Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates
Crowdfunded ISP project will put user privacy first
Networks | Google Fiber Spurs Mom-And-Pop Net Providers Too

Pirate Bay Bandwidth Supplier Disconnected, But The Ship Sails On

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In 2010 after Hollywood studios obtained injunctions against the site’s former hosting providers, The Pirate Bay turned to the Swedish Pirate Party for support. The party, which has long stood for the same free sharing of information ideals as The Pirate Bay, agreed to begin supplying bandwidth to the site....
Pirate Bay Bandwidth Supplier Disconnected, But The Ship Sails On
Iranian ayatollahs issue fatwa against 3G internet provider

Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. Brendan O’Kane is CEO of OtherLevels Imagine this scenario: you’re launching an email campaign to promote a new product....
Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again
Australian High Court rules ISPs need not act on private infringement notices

Comcast offers free Wi-Fi in the wake of Sandy

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Comcast will offer use of its Wi-Fi network free of charge to those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, the cable and Internet provider said on Wednesday. The network, which is typically free for unlimited use by those with an Xfinity Internet account, is now open to the public through...
Comcast offers free Wi-Fi in the wake of Sandy

Boingo Partners with Transit Wireless to Bring WiFi to NYC’s Subway Stations

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(flickr.com/rafaj) Back in February, Transit Wireless, the company formed to carry out the implementation of a new wireless network for New York's transit system, announced that it would be bringing wifi to 30 of New York's subway stations. On that day, millions of satisfied sighs could be heard echoing across...
Boingo Partners with Transit Wireless to Bring WiFi to NYC’s Subway Stations
Inside Team Romney's whale of an IT meltdown

"Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Affects Some Businesses, Public WiFi Forbidden

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A week ago TorrentFreak had the honor to reveal the full details of Verizon’s implementation of the upcoming “copyright alerts” system. In short, the Internet provider will notify customers whose accounts are caught sharing pirated movies and music, and after four warnings these account will be temporarily throttled to 256kbps....
"Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Affects Some Businesses, Public WiFi Forbidden

Renesys Confirms Network Outages -- Maybe Attacks -- In North Korea

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There has been a rash of odd reports today about a hacking attack against networks in North Korea. Just a few minutes ago, the research firm Renesys, which tracks the overall health and working order of the Internet, came out with confirmation that indeed something has been going on. The...
Renesys Confirms Network Outages -- Maybe Attacks -- In North Korea
30 Days With Inbox Zero: Cleaning Out Messages - And Stress

Copyright alert system goes into effect

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Pirates, beware. New rules mean that those who turn to illegal downloading to pick up movies, music and other copyrighted files may get warnings from their Internet provider and, in some cases, even see their connections slow down. Read full article >>...
Copyright alert system goes into effect

CETA Is Now Slightly Less Like ACTA (But Still Similar, And Still Secret)

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Earlier this week, we wrote about the revelation (via a leaked text) that the Canada-EU Trade Agreement, which is nearing completion, contains provisions in the IP chapter that are extremely similar to ACTA. It's a pretty clear attempt to reboot the ACTA process via a back door, and Michael Geist's...
CETA Is Now Slightly Less Like ACTA (But Still Similar, And Still Secret)
$23 billion acquisition of Virgin Media may pose biggest threat yet to Rupert Murdoch's Sky

Comcast: piracy case 'shaking down' potential infringers

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Internet provider Comcast historically complies with content owner's requests to name BitTorrent infringers when provided with sufficient data, but a legal skirmish in the Illinois district court is playing out differently. Comcast has asked the court to dismiss the subpoenas for subscriber's information issued in a battle with four adult...
Comcast: piracy case 'shaking down' potential infringers

Gogo gets the green light to provide in-flight WiFi over Canada

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Folks over in the US of A have been utilizing Gogo's up-in-the-air wireless amenities for quite some time now, which isn't something we can say about our dear neighbors from The Great White North -- unless, of course, you count the company's current Aircell's Gogo Biz service. That said,...
Gogo gets the green light to provide in-flight WiFi over Canada

Liberty Global to Acquire Virgin Media

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John Malone’s international cable business Liberty Global Inc. has agreed to acquire U.K. cable-television and Internet provider Virgin Media Inc. for $16 billion, in a deal that may create a stronger rival to market leader British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC. Liberty Global will pay for the deal using a mix...
Liberty Global to Acquire Virgin Media

Ten Key Questions and Answers About Bill C-11, SOPA, ACTA, and the TPP

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In recent days there has been massive new interest in Canadian copyright reform as thousands of people write to their MPs to express concern about the prospect of adding SOPA-style rules to Bill C-11 (there are even plans for public protests beginning to emerge). The interest has resulted in...
Ten Key Questions and Answers About Bill C-11, SOPA, ACTA, and the TPP

Police Raid File-Hosting Site, Arrest Operator and ISP

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On June 11th last year Europe witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history. An international operation shut down the movie streaming portal Kino.to and police made more than a dozen arrests. As collateral damage, several file-hosting services connected to Kino.to also went down. A few days ago Skyload.net,...
Police Raid File-Hosting Site, Arrest Operator and ISP

Obama cracks down on Iran and Syria's surveillance of dissidents

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President Obama may be quite cozy with tech -- what with his predilection for the iPad and those town hall meetings on Facebook -- but he's well aware of its dark side, too. Today he announced that the US will freeze assets and cancel the American visas of Iranian...
Obama cracks down on Iran and Syria's surveillance of dissidents
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