Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

Illegal Filesharing – Is This the End of Speculative Invoicing?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Speculative Invoicing didn’t really serve to discourage downloaders; it just made the copyright holders seem heavy handed and thuggish.

ACS:Law made controversial payment demands to thousands of suspected filesharers – but such tactics could be on the way out

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Thompson Warns Over ‘Two-Speed’ Net

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I’m sure something like this will eventually come to the US too …

BBC director general says its delivery of content will be undermined if ISPs start charging for online ‘fast lane’

The BBC director general, Mark Thompson, has warned broadband providers not to introduce charges for delivering the corporation’s programmes to homes via the internet.

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Myspace Shrinks into the Digital Void

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I could never figure out the appeal of Myspace; Facebook seems much easier to use and more straightforward …

Its user pages may be gaudy, but Myspace encouraged chaotic self-expression in a way that’s anathema to Facebook

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Top Sites to Test Drive IPv6

Friday, January 14th, 2011

There sure are a lot of stories about IPv6 today …

Facebook, Google and Yahoo to switch over to new IPv6 addresses for a 24-hour trial in June

Facebook, Google and Yahoo are switching their websites to new internet addresses in a 24-hour bid to raise awareness of the critical shortage of capacity.

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Google, Facebook and Yahoo Ready IPv6 Test

Friday, January 14th, 2011

It will be interesting to see how this works out …

The first global test of the IPv6 net addressing system will take place on June 8th, and Google, Facebook, Akamai and Yahoo will all be taking part, according to a report by the BBC.

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BlackBerry Maker Agrees to Net Filters

Monday, January 10th, 2011

It seems like this should be Indonesia’s problem instead of BlackBerry’s problem …

BlackBerry maker RIM given two weeks to block access to online pornography after Indonesia warned that users’ internet access would be ‘shut down’ if the company failed to comply

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is to implement internet pornography filters in Indonesia after being threatened with a blackout for its 2 million users in the country.

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Net Neutrality – Content and Discontents

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Here’s something to think about …

The free and open ethos of the internet is at stake if prioritizing data for profit becomes a reality

The desire for high-bandwidth internet services, such as internet TV is placing ever greater demands on the internet’s infrastructure. New technologies are being developed to meet these demands, but companies are increasingly considering new business models. With its Content Connect service, BT has brought itself into conflict with a fundamental design principle of the internet, raising concerns that the drive for profit could lead to changes that will harm consumers and content producers.

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FCC Fumbles on Net Neutrality

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I’m not quite sure what I think of this one yet …

The reason why mobile broadband doesn’t need net neutrality? It’s obvious, isn’t it: because Android is open. That’s really what they said.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which has the power to set the rules for use and, more importantly, charging for internet use in the US, has passed “limited” net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote which split along Democratic (yes) and Republican (no) party lines.

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Email Secrecy Won’t Save You from Spam

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

This author makes an interesting point …

The spam wars aren’t going away soon but treating public email addresses as secret is of no benefit

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Complete Internet Repair

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I’m a little bit leery of this one; I haven’t tried it myself, and it doesn’t sound like the author of the article has tried it either … it still sounds kind of useful though.

The Internet is not working, again, or you are experiencing connection issues, drops or high pings. What’s the cause? You have no idea but know that you need it fixed asap. Instead of having to go through a lengthy troubleshooting session you could instead try to fix the Internet issues with Complete Internet Repair.

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