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No surprise: British ISP's block on Pirate Bay isn't curbing piracy

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
Flying drone swarm could bring free Wi-Fi access to protesters [video]

Carriers, Comcast offer services to Sandy victims

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Areas affected by Hurricane Sandy continue their recovery efforts Thursday as electric companies, Internet service providers and wireless carriers scramble to get their networks back up to full operation. Read full article >>...
Carriers, Comcast offer services to Sandy victims

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty

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Citing non-negotiable issues including Internet governance, content regulation and network security, the United States has refused to support a set of revised regulations at the U.N. backed International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Conference on International Communications (WCIT) in Dubai. This means that the telecom-turned-Internet debate will not receive the U.S. "seal...
5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty

Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

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Screengrab, Copyrightinformation.org TorrentFreak reports that the Copyright Alert System, which some big Internet service providers were planning to implement Wednesday, is on hold. The system has been delayed due to adverse conditions following Superstorm Sandy, which threw a hugely destructive wrench into the works for many utilities and ISPs. The...
Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

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Guardian investigation finds users facing blackspots, exposed copper lines and having to move home to keep businesses afloatBritish broadband customers are paying for services that are more than 40% slower than advertised, a Guardian investigation has found, with thousands complaining that they are being short-changed by their internet service providers.In...
UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

We must all take our cyber-security seriously | Observer editorial

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The tools for safe cyber-living exist. We need to feel they're relevant to usIt has been a fragile week for cyber-security, with system breaches affecting a quarter-of-a-million Twitter accounts coming on the heels of online assaults against both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, apparently by highly...
We must all take our cyber-security seriously | Observer editorial

Official Syrian Web Sites Hosted in U.S.

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The handful of Internet service providers that offered services to the government of President Bashar al-Assad violated United States sanctions....
Official Syrian Web Sites Hosted in U.S.

CNET: Justice Department asking service providers dodge Wiretap Act, granting immunity for cooperation

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It's funny how a few tweaks can make a Government program go from completely legal, to questionably so. A new secret authorization puts the US Justice Department on the fuzzy side of the legal line, approving the expansion of a program originally intended to monitor the internet traffic of...
CNET: Justice Department asking service providers dodge Wiretap Act, granting immunity for cooperation

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

The UK govt. considers new blocking measures for websites that infringe copyright

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No sooner was SOPA effectively defeated in the US, European authorities kicked up a storm by signing up to the controversial ACTA agreement, which is a voluntary agreement between nations that covers a wide range of counterfeit goods, both physical and digital. It’s feared that the agreement would make Internet...
The UK govt. considers new blocking measures for websites that infringe copyright

Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada

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Anti-piracy efforts in the United States have been so successful that they should be imported to Canada. At least, that's the view of the Canadian Intellectual Property Council, an arm of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that represents the interests of major content companies in Canada. A white paper urges...
Big Content wants to bring SOPA-style policies to Canada
What the web’s saying about UK internet snooping laws

ISPs and defamation law: hold fire, Robert Jay | Ashley Hurst

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Defining internet service providers as publishers within defamation law would be totally unworkableAlthough online issues were not covered in great detail by the Leveson inquiry, Robert Jay QC's comments to the Singapore Academy of Law concerning the liability of internet service providers (ISPs) earlier this week are startling.The lead counsel...
ISPs and defamation law: hold fire, Robert Jay | Ashley Hurst
FTC Worried About Big Online Platforms, Only Sort Of Means Facebook and Google
Major ISPs rolling out Copyright Alert System 'in the coming weeks'

There's no way to stop children viewing porn in Starbucks

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Filtering doesn't work. It also puts power into censorware firms which help cover up human rights abuseLast week's debate in the Lords on the proposal to stop opt-out pornography filters was a perfect parable about the dangers of putting technically unsophisticated legislators in charge of technology regulation.The Lords are contemplating...
There's no way to stop children viewing porn in Starbucks

FCC chairman calls on ISPs to adopt new security measures

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U.S. Internet service providers should take new steps to protect subscribers against cyberattacks, including notifying customers when their computers are compromised, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday....
FCC chairman calls on ISPs to adopt new security measures

The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal

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The UK Digital Economy Act, which allows for the prospect those suspected of online piracy being blocked by their ISP, looks more likely to go into force after two Internet service providers lost their appeal against its current form. The Act, rushed through parliament in the dying days of the...
The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal

Internet Doomsday averted, ISPs save day

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Internet service providers offer cure for DNSChanger malware, a Canadian hotel puts new tech in guest rooms, and pigs may soon fly. [Read more]...
Internet Doomsday averted, ISPs save day

Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor

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Cyber-security is a real problem, but Congress' latest CISPA bill tries to solve it by attacking the freedom of the internetIf you are eligible to vote in the United States, please take a break from whatever you're doing today and call your member of the US House of Representatives. Tell...
Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor

Hurricane Sandy damage blows 'six strikes' into 2013

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Center for Copyright Information (CCI) head Jill Lesser has announced in a blog post that the criticized "six strikes" copyright enforcement warning system will not be implemented until early 2013. Previously scheduled for commencement in December of 2012, damage from Hurricane Sandy affected the organization's testing schedules with internet service...
Hurricane Sandy damage blows 'six strikes' into 2013

Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

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An Internet connection is a terrible thing to waste. (That’s how that saying goes, right?) Months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation pushed for people to open their connections up to strangers via the Open Wireless Movement, a new “six strikes” anti-piracy policy threatens to convince residential and business customers...
Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"

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What’s happening in New York City’s tech ecosystem is great — it’s what seemingly every city in the country, hell, the world, would love to see in their city. A thriving tech ecosystem leads to a thriving economy. “Vibrancy,” even. Mayor Bloomberg clearly knows that. Today at WeWork Labs,...
Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"

Russian Activists Aren't Going to Stand Idly By While Facebook 'Corrupts' the Youth

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Too cute, right? As skeptical as we are of Facebook’s every move, those gay marriage icons are pretty cute, right? Well, there’s at least one angry mob ready to set you straight. RT reports (via the Daily Dot): “In response, an Orthodox community in the city of Saratov, southern Russia, issued...
Russian Activists Aren't Going to Stand Idly By While Facebook 'Corrupts' the Youth

Netflix announces 'Super HD' and 3D streaming for select ISPs

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Netflix (NFLX) on Tuesday announced new enhanced streaming options for users on select ISPs. Following a series of rumors that suggested as much, Netflix has confirmed the availability of “Super HD” streaming — which is simply Netflix’s branding for 1080p content — and 3D video streaming. Both services are available...
Netflix announces 'Super HD' and 3D streaming for select ISPs

French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites

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France’s National Digital Council (CNN), an advisory committee created by President Nicolas Sarkozy himself, has spoken out against a plan to punish frequent visitors of extremist websites. CNN, not to be confused with the news network, was established in April last year and plays an advisory role with the French government,...
French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites

Here's The Proposal The FCC Says Doesn't Exist To Move Network Diagnostics To Proprietary Servers

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We recently wrote about some concerns by Vint Cerf and others that the FCC was considering a proposal to move some of their network diagnostics efforts -- which are a really good thing -- from the open M-Labs solution to proprietary servers run by the telcos. As we noted, the...
Here's The Proposal The FCC Says Doesn't Exist To Move Network Diagnostics To Proprietary Servers
Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds
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