Internet

This Hysterical Video About BuzzFeed Is Right On Target

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A hundred and thirty million visitors, 110 million YouTube views, a funnel from Facebook — BuzzFeed generates traffic the way Goldman Sachs generates money. Of course, this isn’t the first time the Internet world’s been compared to finance — hell, they’re in bed together — but I haven’t seen anything that marries the two quite like this trailer does. If you don’t get the joke, check out the pitch to the Wolf of Wall Street and all will become clear.… continue…

Internet of Things Could Prove a Boon for Security Experts

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Last week, Nest pulled its ultra-sleek Nest Protect smoke detector from the market after stumbling upon a potentially dangerous glitch in its software. “During recent laboratory testing of the Nest Protect smoke alarm, we observed a unique combination of circumstances that caused us to question whether the Nest Wave (a feature that enables you to turn off your alarm with a wave of the hand) could be unintentionally activated,” Nest CEO Tony Fadell wrote in an open letter to consumers.… continue…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: World Wide Web Needs a ‘Bill of Rights’

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He insists that the World Wide Web remain a “neutral” medium, one in which users push back against government surveillance. continue…

By 2025 Internet Will Be Invisible – Like Oxygen

Posted In DataCenter
Pew/Elon University survey of tech gurus predicts Internet will enable enormous changes… while fading into the background as a utility. continue…

The Info-Access Hack That Changed the World

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According to Pew’s survey, 42 percent of Americans had never heard of the Internet in 1995. Now 87 percent use it frequently. continue…

VC Leery of Net Neutrality Ruling’s Impact on Startups

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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson at New York’s Union Square Ventures worries that the recent federal court ruling striking down the FCC’s net neutrality rules could put a kibosh on tech startups. In a blog post, he describes the ruling as a “nightmare” and predicts that the “telcos will pick their preferred partners, subsidize the data costs for those apps, and make it much harder for new entrants to compete with the incumbents.” Wilson offers up a couple of mock pitches… continue…

Vint Cerf: Privacy Is the Anomaly

The famed computer scientist thinks privacy is a relatively recent construction that could quickly be eliminated by modern technology. continue…

Silk Road: A Lesson in Information Security

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By now you know how the Silk Road, an online marketplace for all things illegal and semi-legal, has been shuttered by the FBI. Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged owner of the anonymously hosted website, is in a lot of trouble. Ulbricht was caught for a number of reasons, but what first brought him to the attention of the authorities was likely a simple Internet search. After that, the authorities were easily able to connect the dots between Ulbricht’s allegedly different… continue…

This is Your Digital Life

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By 2015, any company wanting to capture the attention of its customers or employees will have to compete with digital media flowing every waking second. continue…

The Next Big Fiber Showdown: Austin

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AT&T promises to match Google Fiber in the Texas town, but its initial plans only provide high-speed Internet to a fraction of the population. continue…