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Who Owns the Internet?

On the night of November 7, 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife, Lucy, took to her bed with a headache. The returns from the Presidential election were trickling in, and the Hayeses, who had been spending the evening in their parlor, in Columbus, Ohio, were dismayed. Hayes himself remained up until midnight; then he, too, retired, convinced that his Democratic opponent, ... Read More »

HOW NETFLIX DDOS’D ITSELF TO HELP PROTECT THE ENTIRE INTERNET

Netflix security engineer Scott Behrens ran a massive infrastructure test on the streaming system in front of dozens of coworkers. In the process, he brought the site down. But instead of panic or embarrassment, it was a moment of celebration. Behrens, working with cloud security engineer Jeremy Heffner and others, had successfully shown that Netflix was in fact vulnerable to ... Read More »

Somalia investigates ongoing Internet outage

MOGADISHU, Somalia The Somali government has launched an investigation into the ongoing Internet outage in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, the attorney general said Thursday. The internet outage hit 11 out of 18 Somali regions including the capital Mogadishu. South and central Somalia have been without Internet access since June 25. “My office started an investigation into the ongoing ... Read More »

Net neutrality protests to blanket internet

Major technology companies and tech advocacy organizations are banding together in a last-ditch effort to save the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules. On Wednesday, companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon, along with lawmakers and other tech groups, will stage a net neutrality “Day of Action” aimed at stopping FCC Chairman Ajit Pai from scrapping the net neutrality rules approved ... Read More »

‘Godfather’ of Russian Internet Nossik Dies of Heart Attack

Anton Nossik, a Russian Internet entrepreneur who is often referred to as the godfather of the Russian Internet, died on Saturday night. Nossik, 51, suffered a heart attack during the night of July 9, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported. Several of Nossik’s acquaintances confirmed the reports on social media on Sunday. News of his death was met with shock. “It’s impossible to believe,” ... Read More »

Airtel Internet TV Review

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel Internet TV is built on top of the Android TV platform Netflix app and Chromecast support are built-in It is 4K ready and comes with Dolby Atmos support Airtel launched a new set-top box for its Digital TV DTH service back in April this year. The Airtel Internet TV is powered by Android TV and comes with Netflix and YouTube ... Read More »

London attack: Politicians v the internet

The PM says internet giants have provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology Prime Minister Theresa May has said more must be done to tackle terrorism online. In a speech on Sunday, following the terrorist attack in London, she said the internet provided a “safe space” for extremist ideology to breed. But technology companies and cyber-security experts have warned that ... Read More »

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 Report: Reliance Jio Helps Drive Usage in India and More

HIGHLIGHTS India has an Internet user base of 355 million Overall mobile market has slowed down in the country Low data costs have driven Internet usage At the Code Conference in California on Wednesday, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker delivered her annual Internet Trends report. What was interesting this year was that 56 out of the 355 ... Read More »

People’s access to the internet, mapped

The internet dominates the western world, but how does it fare globally? This map shows the proportion of people in every country with access to the web thanks to data from the Internet Telecomms Union.  An internet user is defined as person who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones. Globally, Iceland has the highest percentage ... Read More »

People’s access to the internet, mapped

The internet dominates the western world, but how does it fare globally? This map shows the proportion of people in every country with access to the web thanks to data from the Internet Telecomms Union.  An internet user is defined as person who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones. Globally, Iceland has the highest percentage ... Read More »