Facebook Revenge Porn Lawsuit

Revenge porn victim wants $0.10 in damages for every Facebook subscriber in the world

By on July 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Revenge porn victim wants $0.10 in damages for every Facebook subscriber in the world

A Facebook user who claims the social network has failed to take action against a fake “revenge porn” Facebook page despite being notified about it, wants the company to pay $0.10 for every subscriber it has, or around $123 million in damages, The Wrap has learned.

More →

No Comments
How Undersea Internet Cables Work

The insane process of connecting the world through undersea Internet cables

By on July 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM.

The insane process of connecting the world through undersea Internet cables

We’ve oohed and ahhed over interactive maps that detail the world’s mysterious network of undersea Internet cables, but a new report over at Builtvisible is taking things to an entirely new depth. The exhaustive account looks at the entire history of the process, ranging from experiments in the 1840s to a rash of undersea surveillance taps in the 1970s. Today, there are 263 active cables that carry upwards of 95 percent of global Internet traffic, with 22 new drops planned for the coming years.

Hungry for a few more nuggets from the report? More →

No Comments
TWC Vs. Google Netflix

TWC hilariously claims Google and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality

By on July 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM.

TWC hilariously claims Google and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality

You’ve got to hand it to Time Warner Cable’s lawyers — they certainly deserve an A+ for creative writing. Per The National Journal, both Time Warner Cable and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association lobbying group have filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission warning that major Internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality because they could threaten to charge ISPs extra money for the rights to let their customers access their websites. We are sadly not joking. More →

No Comments
Drone Footage Disasters

Interactive map of drone footage gives you a bird’s-eye view of disasters

By on July 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Interactive map of drone footage gives you a bird’s-eye view of disasters

Earlier this week, we told you about an incredible new website called TravelByDrone, which is basically a Google Maps Street View for aerial drone footage. While it doesn’t cover nearly as much ground as Street View, of course, TravelByDrone allows users to explore areas all over the world without leaving their homes. Now, another new website has been brought to our attention that also compiles aerial drone footage, but this one serves a different purpose entirely. More →

No Comments
Kickstarter Coolest Cooler Record

‘Coolest’ cooler Kickstarter pledges could reach record-shattering $21M

By on July 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM.

‘Coolest’ cooler Kickstarter pledges could reach record-shattering $21M

The “Coolest” cooler is a very successful Kickstarter project that has so far raised almost $7 million, or about 14,000% its initial goal of $50,000, with KickTraq stats saying the campaign could end up raising more than $21.7 million by August 29 when it ends, assuming it’ll continue to draw backers at the same rate. More →

No Comments
Drone Footage

Incredible new map is like Google Street View, but with drone footage

By on July 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

Incredible new map is like Google Street View, but with drone footage

Google Street View is one of the greatest things about Google Maps. With it, users can see actual 3D imagery of locations they plan to visit, giving people a way to see exactly where they’re headed before they trek out to a new destination. Beyond that, it gives users a way to explore places around the world, albeit virtually, that they might otherwise never have had the opportunity to see. A new website called TravelByDrone takes things a step further, however, providing users with videos containing drone-filmed aerial footage from all over the world that is just a click away. More →

No Comments
Canvas Fingerprinting What Sites Use It

Here are over 5,000 sites that track you with canvas fingerprinting

By on July 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

Here are over 5,000 sites that track you with canvas fingerprinting

Internet users looking to better guard their online privacy are probably aware of a new tracking trick certain sites are experimenting with in order to offer better targeted ads even to those people who block other tracking measures. Called canvas fingerprinting, the new tool tells your browser to create a unique fingerprint for your computer, by retrieving certain details about how the browser is rendering text on your system. The fingerprint then can be used to track users across websites, and it looks like at least 5,619 website have used the technology during May 1-5, 2014, according to researches that looked into how canvas fingerprinting works. More →

No Comments
Amazon Prime Music Expansion

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

By on July 23, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

No one was overwhelming impressive by Amazon’s lackluster streaming music offering, Prime Music, when it launched out of nowhere early last month, but the company isn’t giving up on it yet. Amazon announced on Wednesday that Prime Music has added hundreds of thousands of new tracks to the service along with hundreds of new professionally curated Prime Playlists. More →

No Comments
How to Disable Canvas Fingerprinting

Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

By on July 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

Canvas fingerprinting is a completely new way of tracking users online for advertising purposes, and reports detailing it claim it’s rather difficult to bypass. Even Adblock Plus users can’t escape canvas fingerprinting, but the company explained on its blog there is a way to deal with it, and with cookies for that matter, using its browser plugin. More →

No Comments
Amazon Prime Price Increase Reaction

No one really cares about the Amazon Prime price increase

By on July 23, 2014 at 1:31 PM.

No one really cares about the Amazon Prime price increase

When Amazon first announced the price increase from $79 to $99 for Prime memberships, everyone was up in arms. Looking back at the reaction of Amazon customers following the announcement, you might have thought we’d be in the middle of a worldwide boycott of Amazon Prime about now, but it appears that the fallout was much less eventful than many had predicted. On Wednesday, CIRP released a report which shows that even after the price increase, 95% of U.S. Prime members still indicate that they will either “probably” or “definitely” renew their membership when it runs out. More →

No Comments
Comcast Customer Care Internet Speed

Is Comcast lying about its Internet speeds to prevent service cancellations?

By on July 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM.

Is Comcast lying about its Internet speeds to prevent service cancellations?

Comcast’s customer care cancellation call crisis continues with a new episode, as IBTimes took a closer look at the claims made during that customer service call by the company’s representative who repeatedly said Comcast’s broadband is the fastest, wondering whether Comcast is purposely instructing its employees to lie about data speeds. More →

No Comments