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HBO Go could eventually be offered as a bundle with your ISP, but why fuss with gatekeepers?

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HBO has long been known for dishing out cult TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sex in the City — along with recent hits like Game of Thrones and Girls. The network, at the moment, is closely tied to television, and understandably so; cable TV has led it to...
HBO Go could eventually be offered as a bundle with your ISP, but why fuss with gatekeepers?

Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

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The FCC has been working with M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics using an open source solution, providing public information about internet network performance. This seems like a good thing... though you can see why not everyone would like data public about the performance of their networks. Over the weekend,...
Telcos Deny Trying To Turn FCC's Open Network Diagnostics Into A Closed, Proprietary Affair

Software Utility Skirts Blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs

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A small piece of software engineered by a fan of The Pirate Bay allows users to find the website by typing in its real domain name, even if their ISP has blocked......
Software Utility Skirts Blocking of The Pirate Bay by ISPs

Korea ISP wants cash from YouTube, others for streaming its content

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South Korea's largest Internet Service Provider, KT, says it has no desire to continue to accommodate "free riding" streaming services. [Read more]...
Korea ISP wants cash from YouTube, others for streaming its content

UK Court Wants To Limit Copyright Trolling... But Not Enough To Stop It Entirely

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Earlier this week there was a long and detailed ruling out of the UK's High Court of Justice, looking into the practice of copyright trolling (suing a bunch of alleged infringers based mainly on IP address info, where the real purpose is to send threatening letters to get people to...
UK Court Wants To Limit Copyright Trolling... But Not Enough To Stop It Entirely

Users don't want gigabit Internet speeds, Time Warner Cable exec says

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You don't want gigabit Ethernet in your home, you just think you do. You may be jealous of the Kansas City residents who are enjoying gigabit Ethernet through the Google Fiber project. You may hope that your community takes up the Federal Communication Commission's recent 'Gigabit City Challenge.' But...
Users don't want gigabit Internet speeds, Time Warner Cable exec says
European ISP brings hydro-powered data center online in Montreal
Verizon FiOS schools rivals as the fastest ISP in the country

Verizon's "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled

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In 2011 the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States to launch the Center for Copyright Information (CCI). The parties agreed to implement a system through which subscribers are warned that their copyright infringements have been monitored by rightsholders. After several warnings ISPs...
Verizon's "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled

ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

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The MPAA and RIAA, helped by five major Internet providers in the United States, will start to warn and punish copyright infringers later this year. The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable....
ISPs and Tracking Company Ready to Start Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal

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Last month millions of Indians were shaken up by what appeared to be a mass anti-piracy action from the Government. Many of the country’s leading Internet providers had blocked access to a wide range of file-sharing and streaming sites including Torrentz.eu, The Pirate Bay and Vimeo. It turned out that...
Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal
Spotify to announce Irish and Australian availability soon?

Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

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Following a 2009 agreement between the labels of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and Eircom, customers of the Irish ISP would find themselves warned should their file-sharing activities be tracked by rightsholders. The so-called “graduated response” process would complete after a customer had received three warnings – at this...
Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

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

Music Biz Wants To Block Pirate Bay....Plus 260 Additional Sites

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Copyright activists often warn that a ruling in one case has the potential to be leveraged elsewhere and the wedge can become thicker frighteningly quickly if issues aren’t dealt with early on. It seems that a case currently underway in Ireland involving The Pirate Bay is proving that assessment correct....
Music Biz Wants To Block Pirate Bay....Plus 260 Additional Sites

App Engine joins the Google over IPv6 Program

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The Google over IPv6 program allows ISPs with good connectivity to request IPv6 access for most Google services. In about a week, we'll be adding Google App Engine and the appspot.com domain to this program. This means that all App Engine apps will become accessible over IPv6 to anyone participating...
App Engine joins the Google over IPv6 Program

Web and email back-up company Dropmysite lands investment from 500 Startups

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Singapore-based website and email back-up company Dropmysite has landed an investment from 500 Startups, not long after the startup announced an undisclosed deal with the US accelerator. The investment is worth US$250,000, and it places Dropmysite alongside Taiwanese messaging service Cubie, Canada/Singapore-based Payroll Hero, India-based Zipdeal, and others among 500...
Web and email back-up company Dropmysite lands investment from 500 Startups

RIAA and ISPs to police your traffic starting July 12

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During a panel discussion held for U.S. publishers today, RIAA chairman Cary Sherman said his association and a number of ISPs—including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon—will begin policing traffic to crack down on piracy starting this summer. The deal is not new, however—the RIAA and the...
RIAA and ISPs to police your traffic starting July 12

The internet is like the old Soviet Union, except it works

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The internet is a pretty communist institution: when you sent a packet over the web, it may go through a dozen different networks, but in most cases no money changes hands. Somebody at each connection point has simply given their okay to exchange the traffic with your ISP or any...
The internet is like the old Soviet Union, except it works

Olympic Tape Delays Roil Fans, But For NBC It’s Good For Business

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NBC won’t be winning any medals for its coverage of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver this year, although its strategy of withholding online coverage to encourage people to watch on television during primetime appears to be working — at least, it’s working when the Americans win lots of medals. The...
Olympic Tape Delays Roil Fans, But For NBC It’s Good For Business

Court Effectively Says No 4th Amendment Protection To Copies Of Emails

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Earlier this year, we wrote about some Fourth Amendment questions when it came to information stored in the cloud -- and a recent legal ruling provides some new troubling views on this matter. Slashdot points us to Orin Kerr's excellent analysis of a recent 11th Circuit decision, that basically says...
Court Effectively Says No 4th Amendment Protection To Copies Of Emails

Cox will not charge for broadband overages. For now!

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Tuesday, a story from DSLReports reported that Cox would join other ISPs in charging users overage fees for going over their broadband caps. The story was based on a user sending in screenshots of the Cox meter suggesting that users would be billed for overages. However, Todd Smith, a spokesman...
Cox will not charge for broadband overages. For now!

Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians

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There may be some trouble brewing in paradise, thanks to a seemingly draconian law currently under consideration in Hawaii's state legislature. If passed, H.B. 2288 would require all ISPs within the state to track and store information on their customers, including details on every website they visit, as well...
Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians

Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

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Criminals this past week are increasingly targeting Apple IDs as part of their phishing schemes. They are compromising websites so that they can host fake login pages, which are then linked in email spam sent out to trick unsuspecting Apple users. The latest attack was discovered by Trend Micro, which...
Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

Google Fibre speeds already doubled by Japanese ISP

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Google Fibre’s 1Gbps Internet service, billed on launch as “100 times faster than broadband”, has already been beaten by Japanese ISP Nuro, reports Engadget. Not only does Nuro’s service offer 2Gbps download speeds – twice as fast as most local-area Ethernet connections – it even offers 1Gbps upload speeds! Japanese...
Google Fibre speeds already doubled by Japanese ISP

Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

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Instagram user @luch313 Tons of great Sandy coverage on the Web last night and this morning. Largely absent from the conversation, though, are three New York-based news/aggregation sites: BuzzFeed, Gawker and the Huffington Post. All three publishers relied on Datagram, a Manhattan-based ISP, according to a BuzzFeed post published late...
Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

After blocking the social network for a week, Tajikistan restores access to Facebook

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After blocking the social network for about a week, Tajik authorities have gone back on the decision and opened up access to Facebook once again, AFP reports. Last week, Facebook, along with three other websites, were blocked in Tajikistan, after authorities ordered ISPs to block access to them. Facebook, along...
After blocking the social network for a week, Tajikistan restores access to Facebook

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

Victoria's Secret Doesn't Want To Be Associated With A Campaign About Respecting Women, Issues Takedown

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The EFF has a post up about how Victoria's Secret sent a legal nastygram to an ISP taking down a parody campaign by an anti-rape organization, FORCE, called Pink Loves Consent. The campaign was a parody designed to raise awareness of these issues, by mocking Victoria's Secret's "PINK" line of...
Victoria's Secret Doesn't Want To Be Associated With A Campaign About Respecting Women, Issues Takedown

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
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