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What Canadians will lose out on as the U.S. deregulates the Internet while we’re stuck on ‘net neutrality’

Is the U.S. about to kill the open Internet and will Canada save it? The new chair of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to jettison America’s “net neutrality” regulations and replace them with guidelines. The New York Times, in a spirited editorial headline last month, summarized it like this: “FCC Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It.” ... Read More »

Elephant Goring To Internet Of Things: Tom Siebel Speaks Out

Tom Siebel is the founder, CEO and chairman of C3 IoT, an IoT platform and applications company. During the 1980s Siebel worked and was an executive at Oracle. A serial entrepreneur, Siebel founded Siebel Systems in 1993 and sold it to Oracle for $5.8 billion in 2006. Shortly after founding C3 IoT in 2009, Siebel was gored by an elephant during a ... Read More »

Internet Democracy Is Great … in Theory. Just Ask the FCC

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission says it wants to hear from you about the future of net neutrality. But in opening its virtual doors to the public, it’s also opened them to spammers and trolls, some of whom might have even managed to knock the FCC’s site offline this past week. On the one hand, these problems are mere hassles: The ... Read More »

Snapdeal-Flipkart Sale Approval Said to Have Been Given by Nexus to SoftBank

Japan’s SoftBank has secured the crucial nod from co-investor Nexus Venture Partners (NVP) for sale of Snapdeal to India’s largest e-commerce firm, Flipkart, sources said. SoftBank – the largest shareholder in Snapdeal – had secured a go-ahead from the founders and Kalaari last month. However, NVP was not in agreement over the valuation suggested by the Japanese firm and hectic ... Read More »

The Photographer vs. The Internet

ME: I don’t want to be a dick but could you please stop using my image on your website? THE INTERNET: Why? ME: Because it is my image and not yours to use! THE INTERNET: But it is on the Internet! ME: It is supposed to be exclusive for a client who paid me to shoot it. THE INTERNET: I’ll ... Read More »

Chinese Internet Leaders Will Shake the World

A decade ago, Chinese internet companies were still marginal internationally. Today, they are world-class industry innovators. In the internet economy, the leadership is shifting from the advanced West to the emerging East. geralt / Pixabay Today, China’s leading internet companies rival their counterparts in the West in terms of scale, value and innovation. Yet, their impact outside of China is ... Read More »

Juicero CEO Says Luxury Juicer Is Much More Than Juice Internet Is Unimpressed

Sometimes, it’s the Internet of stings. Juicero, a startup that sells a pricey juice press, found that out firsthand. The company’s Wi-Fi-enabled machine produces cold-pressed juice out of packets sold exclusively to owners via subscription. Received as both Silicon Valley cautionary tale and commentary on conspicuous consumption, Juicero’s story was chronicled this week in a Bloomberg News piece. The article ... Read More »

Welcome to Internet Privacy Limbo

The public outrage over the Trump administration’s decision this month to roll back rules that put limits on what Internet service providers can do with their customers’ data seems to be dying down, but an important question still doesn’t have a clear answer: what actually changed? The rules, which required that ISPs obtain explicit opt-in consent from customers before “using ... Read More »

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages. The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who they claim to be. “We’ve found that when ... Read More »

Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

Facebook on Friday said it disrupted an international fake account operation that was firing off inauthentic “likes” and bogus comments to win friends it would then pound with spam. Facebook’s security team spent six months fighting to neutralize what they saw as a coordinated campaign, according to Shabnam Shaik, a company security manager. “Our systems were able to identify a ... Read More »