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UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee pushes rural broadband access, slams Trump on net neutrality and immigration

The governor said in a wide-ranging podcast interview this week that Washington needs to continue to do more to bring high-speed internet to far-flung areas of the state. The Democrat, …


Detective: Talk to kids about the internet

Lewiston police Detective Brian Birdsell said during a presentation at the Lewiston City Library on Wednesday night that the best defense against things like sexual extortion, revenge porn, blackmail, cyberbullying …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Audio clip spurs social media debate over yanny or laurel

If you haven’t heard about Yanny vs. Laurel, you likely will.


Why the internet is suddenly protesting on net neutrality all over again

Internet activists and tech companies are holding a day of protest Wednesday to draw attention to net neutrality once again.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Assange’s internet at embassy

Ecuador’s government said Wednesday it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection at the nation’s London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of …


Spokane explores publicly owned broadband network intended to open up internet services, drive down costs

Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs has proposed the creation of a working group that would explore the possibility of the city getting into the high-speed internet industry.


Rick Boucher: Network neutrality needs protection by statute

Across the nation there is an urgent need for massive new broadband investments which will help to usher in the fifth generation of internet services: the technology that will enable …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Washington and other states should wait for federal action on net neutrality, advocate says

Washington and Oregon should hold off on passing net neutrality laws for their states and wait for Congress to act on national legislation, an advocate for open internet says.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6 p.m.

Comast announces increase in internet speeds for Washington customers

Comcast is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages at no additional cost residential customers in Washington.


Submarines give Russia more ways to oppose NATO

Russian submarines have dramatically stepped up activity around undersea data cables in the North Atlantic, part of a more aggressive naval posture that has driven NATO to revive a Cold …


After net neutrality: Brace for internet ‘fast lanes’

Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.”


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Tech firm: Thanksgiving-Black Friday sales rose 11.9 percent

Despite holiday deals all month, shoppers still picked up their spending on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, one technology company says.


Wave Broadband brings gigabit-speed internet to all customers in Washington, Oregon, California

More ultra-high-speed internet is coming to a home near you.


Only if it serves the state: North Korea’s online experience

Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. It’s just not the World Wide Web. This is all done on a tightly sealed intranet of the sort a medium-sized company …


Outside View: Google, Facebook must ensure honest information

As Americans grappled with the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the internet’s hateful troublemakers and trolls were hellbent on using the tragedy to further divide the nation.


North Korea appears to have new Internet connection – thanks to state-owned Russian firm

A state-owned Russian telecommunications firm has given North Korea a new internet connection – potentially increasing Pyongyang’s ability to stage cyberattacks and helping protect the embattled country’s internet infrastructure. The …


North Korea appears to have new Internet connection – thanks to state-owned Russian firm

A state-owned Russian telecommunications firm has given North Korea a new Internet connection – potentially increasing Pyongyang’s ability to stage cyberattacks and helping protect the embattled country’s Internet infrastructure.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

Facebook’s invisible Seattle team wrangles the digital deluge

More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hours of video, and fires …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

DjangoCon: What the web, a family-owned newspaper and a silent D have in common

DjangoCon? Wait. Wasn’t that a movie from the ’90s starring Nicholas Cage that was directed by that guy who did Pulp Fiction?


‘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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …