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Twitter, Netflix and Reddit hold net neutrality protest

<b>Twitter, Netflix and Reddit will take part in an "internet slowdown" protest in favour of net neutrality on Wednesday.</b><p>They are among dozens of firms worried that proposed new regulations will mean extra charges for fast internet access.<p>The US Federal Communications Commission said its proposals …

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Foes And Advocates Rush To Control The Narrative As The FCC’s Comment Period Nears Its End

As the second comment period for the current net neutrality notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) approaches its end, the issue is heating back up.<p>When the first comment period wrapped up, the FCC received so much input from Americans that its site crashed. The comment period was extended, as was …

Big changes in cloud computing could make some providers more vulnerable than ever

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>There has been a flurry of activity in the cloud computing space in the few …

Why Google and the FCC are bringing wireless back into the net neutrality fight

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Alain Bachellier/Flickr<p>This week the Chairman of the FCC and Google both seemed to come out in favor of holding …

The Internet's Aswarm In Denial Of Service Attacks And It's Getting Worse

The denial of service attack gets few props for novelty in a field that prizes novelty. In a denial of service (DoS) attack, hackers flood a Web site or application with pointless requests that clog or overwhelm network resources and potentially shut it down. DoS is a cudgel, not a lockpick …

Hong Kong Group Battles Huge DDoS Attack

Occupy Central, a grassroots movement that aims to bring universal suffrage to Hong Kong, has been subject to “one of the largest and most persistent DDoS attacks in the history of the Internet,” according to CloudFlare, the web performance company maintaining its website.<p>Under the current …

The Tech Industry's God Complex Is Getting Out Of Control

The Greeks had a word for this, I thought, as I worked my way through Marc Andreessen’s most recent epic tweet storm.<p>The venture capitalist — who has suddenly begun treating Twitter as his own personal pulpit for delivering Silicon Valley’s version of the Sermon from the Mount — was explaining to …

Net neutrality advocates target mobile TV

Canada's telecom regulator must soon decide whether to restrict billing practices associated with a handful of apps that let users stream live and on-demand television stations on their mobile devices.<p>For a fee of about $5 per month, the apps typically let subscribers stream up to 10 hours of …