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In the battle of internet mobs vs the law, the internet mobs have won

​ By all accounts, Zoe Quinn – the 28-year-old video game developer whose personal life sparked the internet conflagration known as Gamergate – had a solid, even winnable, criminal harassment case. Since August 2014, when her ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, posted a 9000-word screed about her online, Quinn and her family had been deluged by threats so severe that Quinn fled ... Read More »

LED bulb could connect you to Internet

Imagine an LED bulb doubling as an access point for connecting to the Internet and ordinary light being used as a medium to carry data. A whole new world wherein a bulb would not only give us light but also help us access the Web might not be too far away, if a new technology called Li-Fi (or Light-Fidelity) goes ... Read More »

This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’ facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

magine buying an internet-enabled surveillance camera, network attached storage device, or home automation gizmo, only to find that it secretly and constantly phones home to a vast peer-to-peer (P2P) network run by the Chinese manufacturer of the hardware. Now imagine that the geek gear you bought doesn’t actually let you block this P2P communication without some serious networking expertise or hardware surgery that few users would ... Read More »

Commissioners offer support for Internet sales taxes

The Athens County Commissioners plan to send a letter to Ohio’s U.S. senators asking them to support legislation that would authorize states to require sellers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. There are two proposed laws that would accomplish that, the Marketplace Fairness Act and the Remote Transactions Parity Act. The acts would give states the authority to require ... Read More »

Utah’s Internet Sales Tax Folly

Who says Republicans don’t support tax hikes? In recent years, some GOP lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have pushed and pleaded with their colleagues to levy a sales tax on online vendors. Fortunately for the hundreds of millions of Americans who shop online, these efforts have repeatedly failed. But the GOP’s would-be tax-hikers aren’t giving up. They’ve just turned their attention ... Read More »

Gwen Stefani found out about No Doubt’s new band on the Internet

Last week brought news of a new band featuring all the members of No Doubt not namedGwen Stefani. As Stefani gears up to release a new solo album, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young have teamed up with AFI frontman Davey Havok. They’ve already recorded an album, hired Green Day manager Pat Magnarella to rep them, and are currently shopping for ... Read More »

Google internet balloons for Sri Lanka’s remote areas

Alphabet employees were expected to arrive in Sri Lanka this week to test the balloon’s flight controls and internet speeds, ahead of the scheduled arrival of two other balloons over the next two weeks, said Muhunthan Canagey, chief of Sri Lanka’s Information and Communication Technology Agency. The balloon over Sri Lanka was launched from South America, while a balloon expected ... Read More »

Kanye West is no match for Internet pirates

You can’t buy Kanye West’s newest album, but you can stream it … or download it illegally. Since “The Life of Pablo” dropped on Saturday, more than half a million people have already downloaded a pirated copy of the album,according to TorrentFreak, a file-sharing and copyright website. Illegal downloads of albums are not a new or rare occurrence in the ... Read More »

Race Is On to Deliver Internet From Space

Over the years, various traditional satellite-broadband initiatives have faltered either because steep charges discouraged widespread use, or in other cases because customers were turned off by what they considered frustratingly slow Internet or video links. This has prompted many airlines to offer airborne Wi-Fi connections as free services. Satellite experts world-wide are engaged in a spirited debate over whether ViaSat’s ... Read More »

This ‘simple’ children’s brainteaser has the entire internet arguing over the correct Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

A deceptively simple children’s brainteaser is sweeping the internet as adults struggle to work out the correct answer. The perplexing puzzle, based around a basic mathematical equation using a range of fruits, asks you to decipher which number each fruit symbolises, similar to algebra, then work out the total. But the apples, bananas and coconuts appear to be leaving adults ... Read More »