Free, Basic Internet Comes To India from Facebook

Facebook has brought its app to India, giving free, basic internet access to people in six Indian states – Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana. The deal is a partnership with Reliance Communications.

Facebook Launches Its App in Columbia

January 19th, 2015

Facebook has just launched its app in Colombia, bringing free basic internet services to the country.

This is the first time that the app has reached a Latin American country. Read More…

Austin, TX Now Accepting Google Fiber Signups

December 8th, 2014

Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December.

Well, guess what. December is here, and Google just announced that it is now accepting signups in the city. Read More…

Is Obama Right To Try and Reclassify The Internet

November 17th, 2014

In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he’sasking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

“In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the Internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life,” he said, noting that the FCC is an independent agency, and that ultimately, it’s their decision. Read More…

ISP Speed Rankings Announced By Netflix

October 27th, 2014

Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company’s relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon. Read More…

The New ‘Shellshock’ Bash Bug Discovered by Red Hat

September 29th, 2014

It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there’s a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as “shellshock”. It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell. Read More…

Netflix Unveils Last ISP Speed Benchmark Results

August 25th, 2014

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of July. Last month, they added some icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. This month, they’ve added them to 12 other countries, including Canada and Mexico. Read More…

Verizon Announces Major Adjustments To Data Usage of Internet Customers

August 11th, 2014

This past week, Verizon announced that it will be making two major adjustments to the data usage of its customers—increasing upload speeds to match download speeds for nearly all of its FiOS service subscribers and limiting the data speeds for the top five percent of data users for its 4G network, according to the Los Angeles Times and Forbesrespectively. Read More…

ISP Ranking Released From Netflix

July 21st, 2014

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. Read More…

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…

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