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We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
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That's the surprising conclusion of a new report from security firm Recorded Future, which describes the internet browsing habits of the 200 or so North Koreans who have access to the web. But with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attempting a rapprochement with the United States and South Korea, ...
25 years ago, on April 22, 1993, a software release happened that fundamentally changed the user experience of the Internet. On that day, version 1.0 of "NCSA Mosaic for the X Window System" was released. You could now have (gasp!) text MIXED WITH IMAGES on the same page! Reading the Mosaic ...

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Getting connected is going to get a whole lot quicker for some of you out there. The internet is getting ten-times faster than we're used to here in mid-Michigan. Comcast started offering one-gigabit-per-second service today. News 10's Marcus Dash is here to translate that into ...
Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art. You can find the Artsy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or the podcasting app of your choice. Don't forget to rate the show and leave us comments; we'd love to hear from you. For most of us, the following ...
In 1989, a man armed with a hunting rifle and a knife entered a Montreal university and systematically killed 14 women, before killing himself. “I have decided to send the feminists, who have always ruined my life, to their Maker … I have decided to put an end to those viragos,” he wrote in his suicide note.
As Facebook and other internet companies deal with the fallout from security lapses before and after the presidential election, lawmakers are increasingly concerned that lax oversight is resulting in major violations of Americans' privacy. When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before two ...

But we won't make the Internet fairer or safer by pushing platforms into ever more aggressive efforts to police online speech. When social media platforms adopt heavy-handed moderation policies, the unintended consequences can be hard to predict. For example, Twitter's policies on sexual material have ...
Facebook is getting the developing world online, even as the developed world criticizes its privacy practices. Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook's Q1 2018 earnings call that “our Internet.org efforts have helped almost 100 million people get access to the internet who may not have had it otherwise.
Spreading bad routing information to your neighbors on the internet isn't just bad manners, it could be bad for business. That, at least, is the message that the Internet Society (ISOC) wants to spread, as it calls on internet exchange points (IXPs) to help eliminate the most common threats to the internet's ...
The new chief minister of Tripura, a small state that borders Bangladesh, said that the internet existed during the ancient times, back when the Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata was written. “Communication was possible because our technology was sophisticated and developed during those times. We had ...
Over the past year Cloudflare became best known not for the impressive services it has built in the Internet networking space, but for an action taken by its CEO Matthew Prince during the swirl following Trump's Charlottesville comments. After initially defending the free speech rights of its neo-Nazi customer ...
Sometimes all the internet needs in order to create its next viral sensation is a little boy, some music, and a local Walmart. Thanks to a tweet that's been shared over 45,000 times at the time of writing, 10-year-old Mason Ramsey has become a social media fan favorite. As noted by PopCulture, Mason was ...
WASHINGTON — The White House released a photo Friday of its spring 2018 interns — and the internet quickly noted a lack of people of color. One reaction on Twitter: ''I missed the fall intern photo, but last summer and this spring, the White House had a combined 206 interns. Among them: 3 black men.
With the entire global economy becoming inextricably linked to the Internet and digital technologies, stronger regulation is more important than ever. But if that regulation is fragmented, clumsy, heavy-handed, or inconsistent, the consequences for economic integration—and, in turn, prosperity—could be ...
Although the internet “opens up new opportunities”, the committee said, it also “presents challenges”, like fake news, extremist content and the sale of personal data for the benefit of the tech oligopoly. Pointing to concerns about filter bubbles, accountability and transparency over third-party access to data, ...
The internet first came to the Yakima Valley in the early 90s and back then it wasn't available to everyone. Now, almost everyone in the valley can get service, but maybe not as fast as we'd like. Forbes Mercy is the President of Washington Broadband and has been providing internet services to the valley for more than 20 ...
News-Miner opinion: Misinformation on the internet is still prevalent. This past weekend, two incidents served as a reminder that internet users must consume information with a healthy level of skepticism. First, Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez posed in a photo shoot alongside a couple of fellow ...

In its early days, the Internet was idealized as an infrastructure where control is dispersed, and access and use are optimized. The advanced communications network promoted connectivity, information flow, and innovation. Indeed, in many ways, the Internet brought us closer to some economists' notions of ...
You might think, at this point in time, that we're at peak Jeff Goldblum, and that the actor has no secrets any more. He has discussed the origin of his “Goldblumisms.” He has read thirst Tweets aloud. He has even fondled his own shirtless action figure on late-night TV. And yet, somehow, Google still has ...
The Internet of Things sees everyday objects being connected to the internet, allowing them either to be controlled remotely, or to collect and share data and communicate without a human being involved. IoT in the workplace can involve a variety of hardware and technologies such as smart devices, robots, ...
There's only a few more days in March to be seasonally appropriate with bracket-madness, and the internet has decided to save some of the best bracket madness until last with this Sophie's Choice-ian matchup between Disney's animated output and Pixar's. No matter what happens, the House of Mouse ...
“This alert [from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation] provides information on Russian government actions targeting U.S. Government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors.”.
The People-Centered Internet (PCI) coalition seeks to provide support for two essential and complementary movements: First, it seeks to empower people through the internet and second, to help transform social institutions using the internet constructively – by working with businesses, civil society ...
For a quarter of a century, the US government has largely treated the Internet like the Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s, leaving network operators and Internet businesses free to do pretty much as they pleased. But attitudes are changing, due to outrage over online privacy lapses, political meddling, even ...
The Internet of Things (or, IoT) is the connection of formerly unconnected things to the Internet, and it comes in many shapes and sizes. A wearable technology device, like the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Watch, is an IoT device, and so is a car that receives over-the-air updates to its software, like Tesla's ...
The long-simmering battle over the future of the internet's most important security protocol is over: TLS 1.3 was approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force after over four years and 28 drafts. TLS — short for Transport Layer Security — secures a huge swath of the internet. HTTPS-enabled websites ...
Technology is a double-edged sword. One the one hand, it does so many things for us, such as making tasks simpler, easier, faster, and cheaper, and allows one person to do so much more in a given timeframe (that too with limited resources). On the other hand, it helps us so much that we become, in a ...
Unplugging From the Internet Nearly Destroyed Me. A totally true account of a time I went off-line. A group of trees with a sign that reads, "Get ready to say goodbye. Elijah Nouvelage / Reuters ...
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” Archimedes died in 212 BC. There's no way he could have predicted the Internet of Things. But he did. Three unknown twenty-somethings said give us vulnerable home routers and DVR's and we'll take down the ...
But the internet is sort of broken, you might think, given the very real problems of harassment, hate speech, fake news, and other issues you may think we have with social media and big internet companies. Maybe any change in the law to make Facebook, Google, and other tech companies more ...
Balinese governor Made Pastika said it would not hurt to refrain from using the internet for one day. “If the internet is disconnected, people will not die,” he joked to reporters. “I will turn off my gadgets during Nyepi.” Pastika said switching off internet services was a form of respect, at a time when Balinese are ...
The internet of useful things. IoT technology isn't just about tracking consumers' every move: It can also help businesses cut service costs, and governments reduce social costs. By Peter Sayer, IDG News Service - Paris bureau chief, Network World | Mar 14, 2018 3:00 AM PT. Share. All Slides. SLIDEFEATURED ...
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from prison less than a year ago, after being arrested in 2010 for leaking military secrets. Since then, Manning has filed to run for the US Senate in Maryland, campaigning on a platform of prison abolition, healthcare expansion, and open immigration.
Figuring out how to strike the right balance between privacy and security falls to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the California-based nonprofit that manages the internet's domain name system. ICANN, which contracts with registrars such as GoDaddy and Namecheap to sell and ...
In China, the internet is censored. You can't get access to Google, or Facebook or Twitter unless you have a workaround known as a virtual private network. VPN technology lets users jump over the so-called Great Firewall of China. But now those jumping days could be ending. By month's end, Beijing ...
Vint Cerf, who is frequently considered to be one of the “fathers of the internet,” spoke out against bitcoin and promoted global internet expansion during a Berkeley Forum event Wednesday evening. Cerf spoke in front of about 250 UC Berkeley students and members of the public, recounting the history of ...
On Thursday, Nintendo announced a new Super Smash Bros. was coming to the Switch. If you're a fan of Nintendo and the Smash Bros. series, we can probably guess that you freaked out and/or tore your house apart, because that's what the internet did when they watched the live stream. What probably ...
Social media allows us to catch news in real time, but it also makes it incredibly easy for false information to spread. A new study published this week in Science suggests that hoaxes, whether they be unintentional nuggets of misinformation or malicious pieces of propaganda, actually disseminate more quickly than pieces ...
(Putin has called the Internet a CIA project.) In 2010, Russia launched an effort to create a Linux-based operating system to wean the government from Microsoft products. Five years later, the Russian government mandated that digital data on its citizens be stored on Russian soil, a move perhaps also ...
On October 12, 2016, a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack left much of the internet inaccessible on the U.S. east coast. The attack, which authorities initially feared was the work of a hostile nation-state, was in fact the work of the Mirai botnet. This attack, which initially had much less grand ...
When you go online to kill a couple hours, you might find yourself scanning the news, idly shopping, or scrolling through your social feeds. Why not use that spare time for something more productive? Here are six good deeds you can do with only your computer, an internet connection, and free time.
A 1.3 Tbps DDoS attack – essentially a massive torrent of data aimed at a single target – hit targets on March 1. While the attack itself is notable more interesting is what was hidden inside the attack itself. The attack used a memcached exploit which is a legitimate service on many servers. The service is set ...
The Internet is arguably the most important piece of technology ever invented. Its positive impact on the world in such a short time can never be overstated. While it has never been without its challenges (can you think of a new technology which has?), it remains an overwhelming force for good.
When we first got access to the internet, it wasn't uncommon to have to wait five minutes or more to make a connection. Today, though, our eyes bulge in frustration when a website won't load in a matter of seconds. When there's little or no signal, it's obvious why web pages are slow to load or you can't post ...
Using blockchain to secure the 'internet of things'. March 7, 2018 6.40am EST. What's the best way to secure a world of connected objects? Wilgengebroed, CC BY-SA ...
Over 60% of marketers believe they will no longer need to rely on tracking cookies, a 20-year-old desktop-based technology, for the majority of their digital marketing within the next two years, according to data from Viant Technology, an advertising cloud. Why it matters: Advertising and web-based services that were ...
And Boeing, Facebook, and the satellite companies Viasat and Telesat all plan to extend the internet into space. Meanwhile, Alphabet — the company that owns Google and its experimental subsidiary X — has developed experimental high-altitude balloons that can relay internet connections over a wide ...
Brad Kim's mother recently found Jesus, which is nice but a little bit of a problem for him. “I don't know how to tell my mom, like, 'I don't think I can ever get religious, as long as I'm on the internet. It's kind of the anti-Bible. You learn everything terrible about human beings.'” Kim has been what the Twitter set ...
The internet, still slow and inaccessible to many, has been restored in Cameroon's Anglophone regions, sources and digital rights groups say. Access Now, a global advocacy group that has been pushing leaders to stop disrupting the internet under the #KeepItOn campaign, confirmed the internet was ...
Regardless, the project amassed 40 million users by late 2016, showing that the almost 4 billion people on Earth without readily available access to the internet are eager for options. With SpaceX making advancements in cheap rocketry, it's not a stretch that they could take advantage of the cheaper market ...


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