Internet

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…

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

Posted In Living in Tech
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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…

Cisco’s Quest to Dominate the ‘Everything’

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Making every ‘thing’ remotely controllable could create change as fundamental as the first railroads — if just one company were able to make the tracks. continue…

How Mobile App Developers Can Find 5 Billion Users

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Speak Swahili, Bengali or Amharic? If you’re an app developer looking to launch your career on the currency of potentially 5 billion more Internet users should Facebook and internet.org successfully connect the world to the Net, then it may be time to pick up a few new languages and become familiar with the local issues in developing countries. After all, a number of industry titans are betting on emerging markets creating the next wave of Internet adoption. And if you’re… continue…

Bill Gates Promotes Vaccine Projects, Swipes at Google

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The Microsoft co-founder doesn’t think projects to bring the Internet to underserved countries matters as much as providing basic healthcare. continue…

New Browser Plugin Blocks Ad Targeting

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Each and every thing we look up online leaves a cookie trail — which advertisers then use to target us with relevant ads. But thanks to a new browser plugin and game by a Parsons grad student, advertisers may not have it so easy anymore. Here’s Cat with the details.  

Morozov: The Internet Can’t Save the World

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When you learn that Evgeny Morozov’s previous book was called The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, you quickly realize that his new book, To Save Everything, Click Here, isn’t likely to be an ode to the utopian wonder of the Web. And indeed it isn’t. Morozov, a scholar and writer who studies the political and social implications of technology, scoffs at what he calls “solutionism,” the idea that with enough Big Data, computing power, and crowdsourcing, the… continue…