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Samsung is in the midst of prepping a new Wi-Fi standard that promises to boost wireless data transmission rates by 5x the current home standard for routers before the end of 2015.
Mainland China has placed a nationwide block on popular photo sharing service Instagram, likely to prevent the spread of photos from Hong Kong's ongoing pro-Democracy protests.
A leading cleric has issued a fatwa against high-speed internet, calling it "against Sharia and moral standards", but Iran's President Rouhani says that web access is vital for the younger generation.
Subscribers to Time Warner Cable woke up this morning to find they could no longer check Facebook, email or anything else as a major outage affecting cable services swept across much of the U.S.
Sometimes, the law is behind technology. However, the first state to ratify the United States Constitution just became the first state to make a step towards rectifying that issue.
Following a trend started by Verizon, a recently leaked memo suggests that T-Mobile will begin to throttle some unlimited data users that constantly misuse their network.
A team of researchers in Denmark have achieved insane internet speeds using commercially available equipment. This could lead to much faster and more reliable connections in the near future.
Russia's lower parliament has approved an amendment which would require all internet companies, including Facebook and Google, to store data within the country's borders or face being banned.
Unlike the UK's 2010 Digital Economy Act, which wanted to shut off the Internet of "persistent pirates," the UK will begin to issue warnings to users that are suspected of pirating content.
Based on the newest video compression standard, DivX HEVC strives to deliver up to 50% better compression than its H.264-based predecessor, DivX Plus HD.
Just after a year of creating the Internet.org project, Facebook is at it again. They have made plans with the Rutherford County School District to bring free WiFi to its students.
Russia has passed a bill that will ban services that don't have servers hosting personal information within the county. The new law could come into effect in late 2016.
Major UK ISP BT has been forced to apologize after many of its millions of broadband users lost internet connectivity partially or totally for a period of a couple of hours earlier this morning.
Google is reportedly spending $1bn to bring internet access to unconnected areas of the Earth via satellites. The project will use high capacity low-orbiting satellites to bring internet worldwide.
Thanks to lasers, fiber optics and a lot of brain power NASA has managed to get broadband internet on the moon with speeds averaging 19 Mbps - higher than the UK national average according to Ofcom.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to create new rules designed to cover Internet speeds for ISPs in the U.S. but could still allow for them to create "fast lanes" for net access.
AT&T announced today that it is in talks about bringing 1 Gbps Internet speeds to 21 U.S. metropolitan areas that will cover 100 cities, although it's not certain if all those locations will be picked
25 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee of CERN came up with the idea that turned into the World Wide Web, which accelerated the use of the Internet across the globe.
One of the most talked about presentations at SXSW 2014 is the new technology from Gogo which may allow you to call and text during a flight.
Microsoft is urging everybody to "Do1Thing" on this year's Safer Internet Day to help keep people safer online and provide training so that people can protect against digital threats for life.
A new online magazine publisher is set to orientate their initial issues around leaked NSA documents. Veteran journalists collaborate with Ed Snowden to bring us the latest news.
Five out of the top ten fastest Internet connections are in Asia, according to a study by Akamai technologies. Smaller European nations such as Latvia, the Netherlands and Belgium also made the list.
President Barack Obama announced Microsoft and Apple are helping the U.S. government provide high-speed broadband to more than 15,000 schools, impacting more than 20 million students.
The internet has banded together to fight against mass surveillance. February 11th will be an international day of protest with banners and widgets strewn across popular websites such as Reddit.
The Internet of everything is almost upon us, our houses are no exception. Now some companies want to create a common standard on which all future appliances and home systems will rely on.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has begun using her Twitter account in an effort to get users to switch to the company's services, retweeting and responding to those who promise to do so.
Nokia's entry into the world of in-car connection is HERE Auto, connecting cars to the cloud with a number of features revolving around navigation whilst APIs will pave the way for future development.
Amazon seems to be experimenting with the possibility of starting its own wireless network. It started running tests through satellite communications company Globalstar in Cupertino, California.
The true breadth of the NSA's internet surveillance methods in the US is becoming clear as new programs are revealed. The new statistics are shocking, as you can't avoid being watched.
After the suicide of an Ask.fm user relating to abusive questions, the site has announced a new safety policy, to come into effect in September. The change provides more straightforward reports.
A new study shows that while 98 percent of the US can access broadband Internet service, about 20 percent of US residents still don't use the Internet at home, work or school or via a mobile device.
As the UK prepares for porn to be blocked by default on all ISPs, user data shows that 8.5% of all UK web activity is based around adult content - more than the US, but not as much as Germany.
Despite being a massive global retailer, Amazon has shocked with the announcement that they have recorded a loss for the quarter, due to increased spending on their own infrastructure.
A change in UK law means that pornography is to be blocked by default, becoming an opt-in feature. The move is ostensibly an effort to limit access to illegal content or underage content.
Google has unveiled an ambitious new project, to provide Internet access to a greater portion of the world by floating balloons over it. The concept will be trialled tomorrow, in New Zealand.
Microsoft's head of Xbox, Don Mattrick, said to Spike TV that Microsoft already has a gaming console that's suitable for those without an internet connection: it's called the Xbox 360
Since Skype's takeover by Microsoft, it seems the Redmond-based giant has been able to cast an approving eye over HTTPS links that are sent.
Scientists at the world's most advanced physics laboratory, CERN, have embarked on a project that seeks to preserve the original hardware and software used to give birth to the World Wide Web.
Neowin sat down with Alan Schaaf, CEO and Founder of Imgur, to talk about a wide range of subjects such as where he got the idea for Imgur from, how Imgur is doing and where it's going in the future.
Note to Microsoft: The Internet infrastructure in the U.S. is just not ready for a product like a game console that would require an "always on" Internet connection in order to play games or run apps.
Mozilla's latest project, the 'Collusion' addon for Firefox, builds up an almost-scary picture of how you're connected to the Internet, and how you can be tied across different websites unknowingly.
The entire Internet has been experiencing a traffic slowdown this week, and it's all being blamed on a Dutch-based web host who allegedly has launched massive denial of service attacks.
In the lead-up to June's elections, Iran has 'upgraded' its firewall, which now blocks VPNs. Until now, VPNs were the primary way that Iranians circumvented the firewall to access sites like Facebook.
With older software being the most vulnerable to malicious attacks, Apple's response has been to turn their own malware scanner against old versions of Flash Player to safeguard users against attacks.
It has been revealed that Facebook will get a refund of $500 million on tax payments, despite making $1.1 billion profit in 2012, according to a report by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
In what was apparently a poor attempt at building PR, superstar Justin Bieber ran into major issues on both Livestream and Ustream whilst trying to host a live show on the platforms.
Facebook has added new tagging features to its status updates. Users can now tag what they're doing - such as watching a particular television show - or add their mood to a status update.
Twitter has introduced a beta version of the Lolcat language to the site, inviting users to contribute translations and alterations as needed. Now you can finally talk the talk of an early meme.
Chinese laws forcing real-name registration to use the internet have been passed, with further revisions likely to come. The legislation could allow removal of "illegal" posts within the country.