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How to Build a Better Internet

I pay Time Warner Cable $70 a month for broadband that works 70-percent of the time. Just for fun, I recently upgraded to the company’s best, fastest …

First library to support anonymous Internet browsing effort stops after DHS e-mail

Board of trustees to discuss whether to turn Tor relay back on.<p>Since Edward Snowden exposed the extent of online surveillance by the US government, …

ICANN Must Make User Privacy a Central Tenet for New Registrations, Says EFF

In a statement released today, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has criticized ICANN for not being proactive on privacy matters, saying the …

ICANN Assigns Tor's .Onion TLD as Special-Use Domain Name

The Internet Engineering Task Force has approved a Draft RFC for "The .onion Special-Use Domain Name" by the Tor Project, the provider of online …

Department of Energy was hacked over 150 times since 2010

Between 2010 and 2014 the US Department of Energy was hit by hackers over 150 times. Just pause and think about that for a moment. In the span of four years, the federal organization that helps regulate our power grid, energy labs and nuclear weapons was successfully infiltrated 159 times. Almost …

Inside the Red Web: Russia's back door onto the internet – extract

Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images<p>An internet cafe in Moscow streams Vladimir Putin during a conference.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/4/1441369206563/933180c7-1712-4d05-8c01-5db0551a136e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images<p>An …

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How BitTorrent could let lone DDoS attackers bring down big sites

uTorrent, Mainline, and Vuze most susceptible to DoS abuse, researchers say.<p>Some of the most widely used BitTorrent applications, including uTorrent, …

Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Encryption

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for law enforcement to track down “evildoers” — and called …

IANA Contract Extended by One Year, Announces Department of Commerce

United States Department of Commerce on Monday announced the official date for privatization of the DNS to be September 30, 2016 — formerly set to …

How to get faster fiber-optic pipes through computation

Calculation compensates for fiber imperfection, may increase data rates.<p>The information age demands fat pipes. But making fat pipes is not always as …

Researchers can steer your emails away from hostile nations

You're probably no doubt aware that no packet of data you send on the internet is safe from prying eyes. And because of the way traffic is routed, those packets often take a ride through nations that are keen to observe or even censor that data -- like China, North Korea or yes, the US. However, …

ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards

Domain-name overseer ICANN has been hacked and its DNS zone database compromised, the organization has said.<p>Attackers sent staff spoofed emails …

Google considers warning internet users about data risks

<b>Google is proposing to warn people their data is at risk every time they visit websites that do not use the "HTTPS" system.</b><p>Many sites have adopted the secure version of the basic web protocol to help safeguard data.<p>The proposal was made by the Google developers working on the search firm's Chrome …

Cyberattacks and the debate over what counts as super-critical infrastructure.

If all you’re doing to protect yourself from online hackers is changing your password regularly, it’s a step in the right direction (though it’s not …

The Modern DDoS Attack: Learn How Companies are Responding

Robert Ayoub Research Director- Security IDC and Tom Bienkowski Director of DDoS Product Marketing Arbor Networks<p>If asked, “What’s our risk of a DDoS …

Meaner POODLE bug that bypasses TLS crypto bites 10 percent of websites

Some of the world's leading sites are vulnerable to an easier, more simplified attack.<p>Some of the world's leading websites—including those owned or …

Irish government retroactively legalizes GCHQ surveillance revealed in Snowden docs

As reported by The Irish Times on Saturday, 6th December; "Foreign law enforcement agencies will be allowed to tap Irish phone calls and intercept …

When data gets creepy: the secrets we don’t realise we’re giving away

We all worry about digital spies stealing our data – but now even the things we thought we were happy to share are being used in ways we don’t like. Why aren’t we making more of a fuss?<p>It’s easy to be worried about people simply spying on your confidential data. iCloud and Google+ have your …

WTF, Russia’s domestic Internet traffic mysteriously passes through Chinese routers

Unexplained diversion underscores insecurity of Net's global routing system.<p>Domestic Internet traffic traveling inside the borders of Russia has …

Encrypted Web Traffic More Than Doubles After NSA Revelations

Google search guru Matt Cutts says we should encrypt the entire internet. And he's not alone. In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations of …

Yes, Net Neutrality Is A Solution To An Existing Problem

While AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have argued -- with incredible message discipline -- that network neutrality is "a solution in search of a problem," …

European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, along with major roaming reforms

European fans of the open internet can breathe a sigh of relief: the European parliament has passed a major package of telecoms law reform, complete …

Fon finally launches in the US, inviting consumers to share their Wi-Fi

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New top-level web domains announced by Icann

<b>Four new generic top-level domains - the letters that appear at the end of web addresses, such as .com - have been announced.</b><p>The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) is expected to roll out the new names within weeks.<p>They are: شبكة, the Arabic word for "web"; 游戏, the Chinese …

Greenwald: NSA spied on the Italian government and military

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says NSA spying extends to internal communications of the Italian government, according to a report published in Italian newsweekly <i>L'Espresso</i>. "The NSA has many spying operations," Greenwald told the magazine, "also on European governments and including the Italian …

Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation

The leaders of organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure globally have met in Montevideo, Uruguay, to …

We scanned the Internet for port 22

Yesterday (Sept. 12) we scanned the entire Internet for port 22 -- the port reserved for "SSH", the protocol used by sysadmins to remotely log into …

All IP Addresses Are Not The Same

So one would’ve thought. But it seems that this is really not the case. When it comes to IP addresses, not all addresses are the same. IP addresses …