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Censoring The Web Isn't The Solution To Terrorism, It's The Problem

In politics, as with internet memes, ideas don’t spread because they are good — they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is to censor the Web.


What If Websites Were Real-Life Things?

Facebook can be a little stalky, Twitter full of people who want you to listen to them, and 4chan is… well, 4chan. So what would all these corners of the internet translate to if you imagined them as real life phenomena?


Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest In AT&T, Comcast And Verizon

Ever wonder why big cable companies can do whatever they want? It’s partly because the FCC keeps its revolving door spinning. But it’s also worth knowing that the politicians in charge of regulating the US telecom industry not only receive campaign funds from them; some of them directly invest in companies like AT&T and Comcast.


How Your ISP's Maths Can Make The Internet Slow

To work out what dizzying speeds they can offer you, ISPs have to use some simple maths to predict how much the demand for delicious internet will vary at peak times. Only, they don’t always get it right.


90% Of American Households Have 3 Or More Devices Online

How pervasive has the internet become? Roughly 90 per cent of American households have three or more devices connected to the internet. And about half have five or more.


Google's Project Loon Now Has Telstra Working On It Too

Google’s ambitious plan to fill the skies with internet is suddenly looking way more feasible as a reality: the search giant now has Telstra working on the project in Australia.


9 Reasons To Be Nostalgic About The Early Internet

They grow up so fast, don’t they? It just seems like yesterday that the internet was cruising at 56k speeds and loading horribly designed websites. Now, the web is all grown up, but there’s been some negative side effects for the sake of progress in the form of ads, dubious data gathering, and hostile trolls.


FCC Considering A Break With Obama's Thinking On Net Neutrality

On Monday, Barack Obama finally stood up for the internet — but the head of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, is said to be ‘frustrated’ with the President’s plan. And that means it may well break with Obama’s thinking.


What Obama's Net Neutrality Plan Gets Right

Yesterday, President Obama gave internet-lovers a virtual exploding fist bump in the form of a powerful statement on net neutrality. More than that, he gave the outline of a plan, and despite what some political opportunists would have you think, it’s a good one.


Obama's Plan To Save The Internet, Detailed

Good news. The US president, Barack Obama, is finally standing up for the internet, and asking the FCC to classify it as a public utility. In other words, he’s asking the agency not to allow destructive things like fast lanes (a.k.a. paid prioritisation) or throttling. It’s a great day!


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