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EU's New Copyright Directive Could Break the Internet
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A copyright directive that some fear could break the Internet has cleared the final hurdle in the European Union. The directive makes platforms for user-uploaded content legally liable for violations of the rights of copyright holders. It requires them to obtain the permission of the holders before posting content to their sites. The directive undermines […]

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Katie Bouman was key to that black hole photo, and the internet loves her     – CNET
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Bouman helped develop the algorithm used for the Event Horizon Telescope. Now she’s the toast of social media.

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Before Google+ Shuts Down, The Internet Archive Will Preserve Its Posts
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Google+ “was an Internet-based social network. It was almost 8 years old,” reports KilledByGoogle.com, which bills itself as “The Google Graveyard: A list of dead products Google has killed and laid to rest in the Google Cemetery.” But before Google+ closes for good in April, its posts are being preserved by Internet Archive and the […]

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India, the World's Second Largest Internet Market, Is Turning Its Back on Silicon Valley
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An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, India has wanted foreign companies to thrive in the country. When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in 2014, one of its early major pushes was to formulate plans and structure incentives to attract foreign investment. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to liberalize […]

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Internet watchdog Citizen Lab targeted in comically inept undercover sting
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Enlarge (credit: AntanO / Wikimedia) It was almost like an episode of Spy vs. Spy—a security researcher conceals a camera on his person to record an undercover operative who, under false pretenses and with his own hidden camera, quizzes the researcher about work he did exposing an Israeli exploit seller with highly questionable ethics. In […]

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Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus
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Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant is working with aeronautics giant Airbus to test drones in Australia, according to a new report from Germany’s NetzPolitik. Using a request under […]

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Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet
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If you leave something on the internet long enough, someone will hack it. The reality is that many device manufacturers make it far too easy by using default passwords that are widely documented, allowing anyone to log in as “admin” and snoop around. Often, there’s no password at all. Enter “Shodan Safari,” a popular part-game, […]

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LiFiMax's invisible light internet works with up to 16 users
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If you need to connect multiple folks in a room but are concerned about security or radio frequency pollution, French company Oledcomm has a new LiFi tech solution. LiFiMax mounts on a ceiling like a smoke detector or light and provides up to 16 dong…

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Challenges of making the sweet Golden Globe nominee     – CNET
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Josie Trinidad, head of story for the best animated picture contender, talks about the long road to crafting Ralph and Vanellope’s big adventure.

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