Stories tagged: internet
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
‘Darknet’ drug marketplaces knocked out by Justice Department
Two of the world’s most notorious “darknet” marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8 a.m.
Somalia’s internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry
Somalia’s internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Google, Twitter and dozens of other sites take ‘net neutrality day of action’
Visitors to dozens of major websites are seeing a special message about the future of the Internet on Wednesday, part of a broad campaign by the companies to stop what …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Microsoft laying off thousands of workers in sales shakeup
Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device.
Tue., May 23, 2017
Samuelson: ‘Internet of things’ brings with it threats to security
Despite enormous benefits, the internet encourages crime, global conflict and economic disruption. The drift seems ominous.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
E-commerce goes north, forcing Canada’s retailers out of hibernation
Canadian retailers are getting serious about selling stuff over the internet. You can thank Amazon.com Inc. for that.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
China compiles its own Wikipedia, but public can’t edit it
It’ll be free. It’ll be uniquely Chinese. It’ll be an online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia – but without the participation of the public. And don’t expect entries on “Tiananmen Square …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
May the Fourth fun lives online
Fake holiday celebrating all things “Star Wars” a chance for fans to totally geek out, and for creatives to have fun.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet, FDA warns
U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website’s publisher
A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against her family over the internet.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
Robert W. Taylor, visionary in birth of personal computing and internet, dies at 85
In 1968, Robert W. Taylor made a prediction that would guide the course of computer science for decades to come. “In a few years,” he wrote, “men will be able …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Comcast enters wireless business with $45-a-month service
Comcast Corp. unveiled a wireless service that offers unlimited data on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network for cheaper than plans from nearly every other competitor.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Inventor of World Wide Web wins computing’s ‘Nobel Prize’
Most people who search on Google, share on Facebook and shop on Amazon have never heard of Sir Tim Berners-Lee. But they might not be doing any of those things …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Republicans in Congress just voted to allow ISPs to sell your internet data – what’s that mean for you?
Congress is allowing internet companies to collect and then sell your personal data grabbed from online web browsing.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:37 a.m.
Analysis: Internet providers can collect and sell your Web browser history. Here’s what to expect.
After Congress handed President Donald Trump legislation Tuesday that would wipe away landmark privacy protections for Internet users, we received a lot of reader questions about what happens next. The …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
The House just voted to wipe out the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections
House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for web users, issuing a sweeping rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Comcast said to gain rights to offer online TV nationwide
Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Police in Minn. got search warrant for everyone who Googled person’s name
MINNEAPOLIS – A search warrant issued to Edina police to collect information on people who used certain search terms on Google is raising concerns about constitutional violations. Privacy law experts …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Google adds tool to flag ‘offensive’ search results
Google is now directing its review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive in search results.
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
A World without Wi-Fi looks possible as unlimited plans rise
With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to avoid costly overage charges anymore. That’s a critical …
Mon., March 6, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr: Newspapers last line of defense between 2017 and ‘1984’
Readers found renewed appreciation for newspapers as we trudge through the Valley of the Shadow of Trump. They see them as the last line of defense between 2017 and “1984.”
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Travelers fret about Wi-Fi, but it might be about to get better
When it comes to travel, internet access has never been more ubiquitous – or more underwhelming.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Outage at Amazon Web Services affecting multiple websites
If you’re experiencing some problems getting around the Internet today, that may be because of an outage currently affecting Amazon Web Services, the Amazon-owned platform that many websites rely on …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet buoyed by cloud boom
Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., which all posted quarterly results Thursday, reinforced what’s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Cable One-KAYU standoff enters 4th week
A dispute between local cable television provider Cable One and Spokane FOX affiliate KAYU reflects the company’s strategy to focus on internet, not cable customers. That’s the contention of KAYU-FOX …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Cable companies are pushing to repeal Obama-era Internet privacy rules
Some of America’s biggest cable companies are asking the government to roll back a landmark set of privacy regulations it approved last fall – kicking off an effort by the …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Online retailers like Amazon driving record holiday deliveries
Parcel delivery services expect to deliver a record number of packages this holiday season as Amazon.com and other e-commerce players are busier than ever. And so far, an expert says, …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announces he is stepping down
The nation’s top telecommunications regulator said Thursday that he will step down at the end of President Barack Obama’s term, paving the way for President-elect Donald Trump to nominate a …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 8:05 p.m.
Sweeping U.K. spy bill dubbed ‘snoopers’ charter’ becomes law
After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities – from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors – powers …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Amy Goodman: AT&T/Time Warner merger means death of privacy
The proposed merger – which still must pass regulatory scrutiny – poses significant threats to privacy and the basic freedom to communicate.