The websites were hit with distributed denial-of-service attacks after Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, sued a newspaper for publishing a WikiLeaks cable that alleged she was connected with illicit diamond trade.
The US pushed the Swedish Justice Minister to present a plan that would give police access to the identities behind any Internet addresses that share files. The US embassy provided Sweden with a action plan that included shutting of Internet connecti
The Federal Communications Commission may not be able to enforce net neutrality rules on the Internet, due to the decision a federal appeals court made earlier today. The ruling states that the FCC must first get Congress to approve the sweeping e
China's number of Internet users rises to 450 million _ more than one-third of its population
Social networking is the next stock market wave.
2010 brought substantial growth for this community– our numbers swelled, and I know that many readers probably missed some important letters from earlier days.
Last week, top-level British government official Ed Vaizey announced his plan to consider blocking all pornography on the Internet in the country. Vaizey, an MP and Britain's Communications Minister who cited “solutions to protect children” as the p
Skype SA is still recovering from an outage caused by undisclosed technology problems. The Internet calling and messaging service was unavailable to almost all of its users starting midday Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon, some people still could
A federal judge on Tuesday awarded $20,400 each to two American lawyers illegally wiretapped by the George W. Bush administration, and granted their counsel $2.5 million for the costs litigating the case for more than four years.
It’s tough to describe how massive 111 Eighth Avenue is — you really have to stand in front of it. But suffice it to say that it takes about 20 minutes to walk once around the building, which encompasses one of those very long city blocks found on th
After a bitter five year debate, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to pass a set of net neutrality rules at a meeting today that draw a stark distinction between wireline and wireless internet
It's over. It's a catastrophe. It's finished.
By a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed so-called "Net Neutrality" rules aimed at prohibiting internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating between Internet traffic.
This morning the Federal Communications Commission turned the open Internet into the Grimm's fairy tale of pyramid schemes. One in which nothing changes, nothing new is created, but those with more power on the 'net get to feed on those with less.
Craigslist has confirmed it removed its controversial adult services section from its international sites, Connecticut's attorney general said, 4 months after it did the same for its US sites. This came after officials challenged whether Craigslist w
One man's bankrupt satellite company is another man's opportunity to spread free Internet across the world. That's the hope of Kosta Grammatis, CEO and founder of ahumanright.org, who sees having an Internet connection as a basic necessity
According to a US diplomatic cable given to secrets outlet WikiLeaks, US business interests played a role in the passage of a French law that created Internet user blacklists, ostensibly to be used against people who access copyrighted content online
William Engdahl implies that Wikileaks is a US government-run propaganda and disinformation operation with an end goal of restricting freedoms on the internet.
FCC Chairman Genachowski now has the 3 votes needed for approval, despite firm opposition from the 2 Republicans on the 5-member commission. Genachowski's 2 fellow Democrats said they will vote for the rules, even though they consider them too weak.
Internet service providers are to be asked by the government to tighten up on website pornography to try to combat the early sexualisation of children. Ministers believe broadband providers should consider automatically blocking sex sites, with in
Online advertising spending in the United States will overtake spending on newspaper ads this year for the first time, digital research firm eMarketer said Monday.
Fears over Internet freedom as UK plans to expand web censorship
'Net neutrality' sounds nice, but the Web is working fine now. The new rules will inhibit investment, deter innovation and create a billable-hours bonanza for lawyers.
By Sen. John Rockefeller [D-WV] - We've seen it before, but now it's placed on the Senate Calendar. What gives?
WikiLeaks sparks push for tighter controls. The United Nations is considering whether to set up an inter-governmental working group to harmonise global efforts by policy makers to regulate the internet. ... "My concern is that if we were to make
December 21 may decide fate of Net Neutrality
Internet freedom going bye bye? The left believes in free speech for their side but not thee? Interesting information from FCC Commissioner speech - very good to read - powerful speech against Net Neutrality - you really need to see what she has to s
The United Nations is considering whether to set up an inter-governmental working group to harmonise global efforts by policy makers to regulate the internet.
The United Nations is considering whether to set up an inter-governmental working group to harmonise global efforts by policy makers to regulate the internet. Establishment of such a group has the backing of several countries, spearheaded by Brazi
Upgrading its photo-sharing service, Facebook announced today that it will soon enable facial-recognition technology-meaning that when members upload photographs and are encouraged to "tag" their friends, they will be able to choose from a list of su