ISP Ranking Released From Netflix

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they’ve added icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP.

Why Is a Public Wifi Network Unsafe and Dangerous?

June 23rd, 2014

Hi Dave, I have heard many people say how all my data can be hacked by using a public coffee house wifi network. How do they do it? I use an apple iPod Touch and an iPad Mini (wifi only, I’m too cheap for a data plan). Is there a way I can minimize the intrusion into my stuff? Should I never check my email while using a public wifi connection? Am I relatively safe just using an internet browser on a public wifi? Your thoughts/rationale are most appreciated. Read More…

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks With Stephen Colbert About Open Internet

November 21st, 2013

Last night, Stephen Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report was reddit co-founder and open internet advocate Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is promoting his new book, Without Their Permission, where he explores “the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the good of humankind.”
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Deep-Sea Wifi Being Developed

October 21st, 2013

Researchers at the University of Buffalo are developing an underwater wifi network for use at sea. Alas, hold your horses – This doesn’t mean there will be any Snapchatting, Instagramming, Facebookery, Tweeting, Vining, Myspacing, Google Plussing, Tumbing, Flickring, Foursquaring, Goodreading, Pinning or Yelping underwater any time soon. The program is intended for more practical uses, like monitoring ocean life and for helping to give advance warning of tsunamis.
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Small Portion Of Users Affected By Gmail Service Disruption

September 23rd, 2013

If you’re experience issues with Gmail, it’s probably not your fault. Google has confirmed that the service is suffering a small “disruption” that is affecting a small portion of users.
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Regional ISP Speed Index Reports Are Now Being Put Out By Netflix

September 16th, 2013

Netflix put out its first Regional ISP Speed Index Snapshot looking at the greater Boston area. We’ll be seeing more of these regional reports to come.
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Leawood, Kansas Is The Next Town To Get Google Fiber

August 26th, 2013

Google announced that Leawood, Kansas’ City Council has voted to make the town the 14th Kansas City area to get Google Fiber.
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By 2017 The IT Security Market Will Hit $30 Billion

August 14th, 2013

As the internet has grown, so have the dangers of its interconnectedness. Business of all sizes are at risk for multiple types of intrusions into their networks, including the relatively new phenomenon of hacktivism.
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Global Internet Speeds Are Still Getting Faster

July 24th, 2013

Most of us in the U.S. love to rag on our ISPs and blame them for what we perceive as painfully slow Internet speeds. Our ISPs certainly do deserve their fair share of criticism, but we should also celebrate when things are headed in a positive direction. The latest report from Akamai is cause for celebration as it shows things are looking up in the ol’ U.S. of A.
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FCC Grants Google’s White Spaces Database Its Final Certification

July 1st, 2013

Google just announced that its White Spaces database has received its final certification from the FCC.
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