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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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Blogger Stabbed To Death After Internet Abuse Seminar
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A prominent Japanese blogger has been stabbed to death minutes after giving a seminar on how to resolve personal disputes on the internet. The Guardian reports: Media reports said Kenichiro Okamoto, better known by his blogger name Hagex, died on Sunday evening after reportedly being attacked by a man he had argued with online. The […]

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Algeria turns off the internet, blocks Facebook nationwide during student exams     – CNET
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Sorry Algeria, no Netflix and cheat for you.

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Comcast is now selling mesh WiFi 'pods' to its internet customers
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It's been about a year since Comcast started revamping its Xfinity home internet services under the xFi brand. As part of the changes the company has been making, it started testing a simple way to build an in-home mesh network. After partnering with…

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Red Alert: How the internet is supporting net neutrality today     – CNET
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You’ve probably been asked by a website to contact senators about the net neutrality repeal. Find out which sites are taking part, and what they’re actually doing.

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Zillow will flip houses on its own internet marketplace
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Zillow is no longer just a real estate marketplace that can help you find your next home — the company has decided to become an active participant in the field. In an announcement today, Zillow has revealed that it'll flip houses in Phoenix and Las…

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IETF Approves TLS 1.3 As Internet Standard
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An anonymous reader writes: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the organization that approves proposed Internet standards and protocols, has formally approved TLS 1.3 as the next major version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The decision comes after four years of discussions and 28 protocol drafts, with the 28th being selected as the […]

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