Donald Trump Bill Gates Should Close The Internet

Trump’s plan to thwart ISIS: Have Bill Gates close the Internet

By on December 8, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Trump’s plan to thwart ISIS: Have Bill Gates close the Internet

Yesterday, I wrote an article about three bad tech-related proposals for fighting Islamic State that have popped up ever since the horrific terrorist attack in Paris last month. I should have known, however, that Donald Trump would outdo them all with the single stupidest and ill-considered proposal yet. More →

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Internet Explorer End of Support 2016

Every version of Internet Explorer other than IE11 will be vulnerable next month

By on December 8, 2015 at 1:32 PM.

Every version of Internet Explorer other than IE11 will be vulnerable next month

On January 12th, 2016, Microsoft will end support for every version of Internet Explorer but the latest once and for all. Although you might not still use Internet Explorer on your personal computer, tens of millions of connected individuals still do, which is why this is vital information for a significant portion of the population. More →

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Google Fiber Chicago Los Angeles Expansion

Google is exploring bringing Google Fiber to Los Angeles and Chicago

By on December 8, 2015 at 12:06 PM.

Google is exploring bringing Google Fiber to Los Angeles and Chicago

Google Fiber has made inroads in several cities in the United States but now it’s exploring expanding into two of the country’s biggest: Los Angeles and Chicago. In separate announcements on Tuesday, Google revealed that it’s looking hard into whether it will bring its high-speed fiber network to both cities, although it hasn’t confirmed yet whether these cities are definitely getting Google Fiber yet. More →

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How to Speed Up Your Wi-Fi

How to speed up your home Wi-Fi by optimizing your router

By on December 7, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

How to speed up your home Wi-Fi by optimizing your router

No one’s Wi-Fi setup is perfect, but some of us really struggle to get it right. If you suffer from frequent drops in connection or slowdowns despite the fact that your hardware seems to be up to snuff, you might want to follow these simple steps to see if you can achieve a more consistent Wi-Fi connection in your home. More →

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Comcast Data Caps Vs. Open Internet

The best way to stop Comcast’s data caps from ruining the Internet

By on December 7, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

The best way to stop Comcast’s data caps from ruining the Internet

We’ve made the case several times now that Comcast’s data cap scheme is absolutely horrible for the open Internet, particular since it’s decided to exempt its own Stream TV service from any usage limits. Essentially, Comcast is creating its own separate Internet in which its own TV streaming services don’t face the limitations that rival services such as Netflix, Hulu or Sling TV have to face thanks to Comcast’s usage-based billing. Writing over at Medium, Harvard Law School professor and longtime cable industry critic Susan Crawford explains that the best way to combat Comcast’s data caps isn’t through additional regulation but through more competition. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

The cynical math behind Comcast’s data caps

By on December 2, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

The cynical math behind Comcast’s data caps

I’ve observed in the past that Comcast’s data caps look specifically designed to discourage cord cutting and the revelations that Comcast has created its own IP TV service that will not be subject to any usage restrictions has only confirmed my suspicions. However, this really only scratches the surface of the cynical math behind Comcast’s data caps, which are going to do far more damage to rival video streaming services in the coming years than what they’re doing right now. More →

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Comcast Streaming TV Service

Is Comcast’s new Stream TV service as bad as it seems for net neutrality? No, it’s even worse

Is Comcast’s new Stream TV service as bad as it seems for net neutrality? No, it’s even worse

By on December 1, 2015 at 8:49 AM.

Comcast often seems to be in the news for all the wrong reasons and lately, that has been the case even more so than usual. The company recently announced that it was expanding its data cap program into eight additional markets for a total of 27, and we explained why the company’s data caps are a huge problem not just for Comcast subscribers, but for all of us. Then our attention turned to the company’s new Stream TV service, for which Comcast took a page out of T-Mobile’s net neutrality bending playbook.

But is Stream TV really as bad for net neutrality as it seems? Sadly, it’s even worse than many people think. More →

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Dark Web Stolen Data

Here’s how much your stolen data is worth on the Dark Web

By on November 30, 2015 at 9:34 AM.

Here’s how much your stolen data is worth on the Dark Web

While most people associate the “Dark Web” as a murky underworld where users can easily buy and sell anything from drugs, counterfeit passports, and even advanced weaponry, it’s also proven to be a popular destination for users to traffic in stolen data. From banking information to online streaming credentials, the extent to which our private and financial data is readily available to anyone willing to pay for it is downright scary.

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Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Sale

Cards Against Humanity has made over $40,000 selling nothing for Black Friday

Cards Against Humanity has made over $40,000 selling nothing for Black Friday

By on November 27, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

We’ve spent the past two weeks alerting our readers to the best Black Friday 2015 deals we could find. It’s been trying at times, but we know how important this weekend is for both retailers and consumers.

But not everyone takes Black Friday quite so seriously.
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