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According to a recent study, young people now spend more time online than watching television. A majority of children now reportedly watch shows through on-demand services or through YouTube.
In an effort to compete with the wave of new gigabit internet services, Comcast says it can offer customers gigabit internet without updating its cable network.
It has never been clear why a website is blocked or unavailable, but a new HTTP status code, "Unavailable For Legal Reasons," will change this and attempt to shed some light on the issue.
Just days before Google's CEO is due to touch down in India to discuss Project Loon with PM Modi, various government bodies in the country have raised concerns about the project on security grounds.
At a campaign rally, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed his intention of possibly 'closing the internet' in some places, hoping people like Bill Gates would help.
In order to understand how the internet works in developing countries where speeds are usually slow, Facebook is rolling out '2G Tuesdays,' giving employees a taste of a sluggish connection.
Reddit launches Upvoted, a news site that channels popular community threads and ideas to a dedicated news site, making it easier to stay current on new stories and ideas.
A report has surfaced claiming that Microsoft will download the files required for Windows 10 on your device, whether you have reserved the free upgrade or not. The company has confirmed this claim.
Germany is set to provide 50Mbps broadband connections to the entire population by 2018, making it the fastest national average globally. The project is costing the government €2.7 billion.
A research organization has found that smartphones are now the preferred method of Britons when going online. Also, it was revealed that over a billion selfies were taken in the past year.
Microsoft's deployment of Windows 10 is massive, so large in fact that it may break the Internet as the company is said to have reserved up to 40TB/s across all major CDNs.
After working 9 months to update their code and webpages in preparation, reddit has finally made the leap to become HTTPS-only, and will begin encrypting all traffic on June 29th.
The internet has a pervasive culture of completely uninhibited expression, at the expense of common decency. But with Twitter and reddit moving to ban harassment, we're shown that change is overdue.
Microsoft is investing and partnering with companies to lay down subsea data cables and connect its worldwide datacenters from Ireland, the UK, the US and Asia with more bandwidth and lower latency.
According to Bloomberg, two of America's most hated companies will reportedly drop plans to merge. The rumors come after a hearing with regulatory bodies raising concerns about the deal Wednesday.
While camping is considered by many to be an escape from the busy city life to reconcile with nature, it has been discovered in a study that free Wi-Fi is important for many campers in America.
The web is quite a bit different today than it was 20 years ago. We look at some ideas on how it will expand and change in the next two decades and would love to hear your opinions on the topic.
Internet addiction is becoming a problem in Asian countries, especially China where a 19 year old has cut off his own hand in an effort to 'cure' himself of this problem.
The Chinese government is once again trying to get its citizens to only use their real names online. After a similar law failed to have a noticeable effect earlier, the authorities are trying again.
Microsoft in partnership with Spectra Wireless is launching a network that uses TV white space to bring internet to diverse regions around the world. This is the first big trial for the technology.
As the battle between Internet service providers and their customers who want to view adult content on the web rages on, TalkTalk has become the latest UK ISP to filter such material by default.
Microsoft has published a report on people's views on the internet, technology and what their impact has been. Most people agree this has been a positive one yet worrying trends emerged.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that his party will pass a new law allowing all Internet communications to be read by the security services, if he wins the next election.
FCC has caved to ongoing pressure and will propose strong net neutrality rules that will not allow ISPs to block, throttle or sell prioritization, reclassifying them as a public utility.
With gigabit Internet services slowly gaining momentum in parts of the world, Comcast is positioning itself to offer blazing fast Internet speeds with the help of new Broadcom chips.
FCC will vote on new proposed net neutrality rules next month, which would stop Internet providers from blocking or throttling access to websites and other Internet services.
Amid a confrontation with the US over the Sony hacks, North Korea has experienced Internet outages, the cause is not yet known.
In an attempt to stop piracy, MPAA is currently considering using DNS providers to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay, and would use existing laws to enforce it.
NYC is looking to build a public Wi-Fi infrastructure with gigabit speeds in 2015. The project will supposedly be funded by advertising revenue and the first hotspots will be operational next year.
President Obama is pushing the FCC to reclassify access to Internet as a basic utility which means that broadband providers will not be able to throttle or block access or create 'fast lanes'.
A strange website is letting anyone stream from private IP cameras due to a security flaw. It is unclear what the motive of the website is, but the website is clearly doing more harm than good.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling stated his intentions to raise the criminal penalty for cyber trolling in the UK up to a maximum two-year sentence, following several high profile harassment cases.
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