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Whether Intended or Accidental, Internet Traffic Rerouting Can Be Costly
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An apparent prefix leak from an errant router misconfiguration caused Google to lose control of several million of its IP addresses for more than an hour on Monday. During the event, Internet traffic was misrouted to China and Russia from Nigeria. The incident initially sparked concerns that it might have been a malicious hijacking attempt. […]

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MIT's BeeMe Giant Social Experiment Puts a Human Under Internet Control
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This Halloween scientists at MIT’s Media Lab are embarking on a massive social experiment. From a report: Called BeeMe, the project will let internet users control a real human actor, suggesting, and collectively voting on, this person’s every action. New Atlas reached out to Niccolo Pescetelli, one of the creators behind the experiment, to find […]

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In farm country, forget broadband. You might not have internet at all     – CNET
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5G is around the corner, yet pockets of America still can’t get basic internet access.

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Internet Archive Launches a Commodore 64 Emulator
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The Internet Archive has launched a free, browser-based Commodore 64 Emulator with over 10,500 programs that are “working and tested for at least booting properly.” Interestingly, the emulator comes just before the launch of Commodore’s own C64 Mini. “It’s based off the VICE emulator version 3.2, which is a triumph of engineering,” adds HardOCP. Read […]

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How to Prevent the Internet From Ruining Your Company's Reputation
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When it comes to business, you’re only as good as your reputation. Indeed, your reputation is your brand. It is the substance your logo represents; it is the glue in customer brand loyalty. In a word, reputation is everything. Yet it’s not entirely under your control. That doesn’t mean you are helpless as a victim […]

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Nintendo reveals it invented “Bowsette” before the Internet did
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This month’s major Nintendo Direct video presentation included a reveal of another New Super Mario Bros. game—a Switch port of its last Wii U installment—with one curious twist. It includes a few new playable characters, and one of those, Toadette, can don a crown power-up and turn into a Toadette-Peach hybrid dubbed Peachette. Fans didn’t take […]

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India Pushes Back Against Tech 'Colonization' by Internet Giants
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In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google’s Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer. For some Indian political leaders, it is as if their nation –which was ruled by Britain for […]

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A review of Monitor-IO, a little gadget that wants to talk about your Internet
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Monitor-IO is a $100 IoT gadget that tells you whether your Internet is working well, poorly, or not at all. The idea is you put this little black box next to (and plugged directly into) your router, and a quick glance at its color-coded screen will let you know if the Internet’s working solidly,  if it’s […]

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More states join lawsuit to keep 3D-printed gun plans off the internet
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On August 1st, Defense Distributed was set to upload designs of 3D-printed guns for the public to buy and download. But the day before, a Seattle judge temporarily blocked their release after seven states and Washington, DC sued the company and State…

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