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UK government has another go at censoring the internet
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It is easier than putting food on shelves

In the middle of a crisis where it can’t put petrol in cars and food on shelves, the UK government has decided that it is a good time to censor the internet.

UK ready to spend billions on fibre
Published in Network
Thursday, 18 March 2021 10:15

UK ready to spend billions on fibre


Needs to end network constipation 

The UK is set to create the conditions for BT to invest billions of pounds in rolling out full fibre broadband nationwide by giving it flexibility on the pricing of its fastest services for the long term.

US corporations have too much power over the Internet
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Sunde, bloody Sunde

One of the original founders of The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, is warning against the power American corporations have on the internet.

Searching for bias on web now legal
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Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:27

Searching for bias on web now legal


Trump’s Attorney General routed

Searching for bias in websites or in social notworking groups should not get you arrested for hacking in the US, a federal court has ruled.

Internet streaming and usage soars
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Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:22

Internet streaming and usage soars


Oddly not as much as we expected

The first internet streaming and usage figures are coming in as the coronavirus pandemic places a quarter of the world’s population under lockdown.

Internet high-fibre diet increasing
Published in Network
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 10:58

Internet high-fibre diet increasing


More countries cross 50 percent mark

Nine OECD countries now have high-speed fibre making up half or more of their fixed Internet connections, according to an update to the OECD’s broadband portal.

Intel trying to flog home internet division
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Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:27

Intel trying to flog home internet division


Of course, you don't get wafers with it, it's an albatross

Intel is in talks to sell a unit that makes chips for home internet access gear to MaxLinear.

Iran turns off internet
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Monday, 18 November 2019 10:10

Iran turns off internet


Worried about fuel protests

Iran has reportedly shut down nearly all internet access in the country in retaliation to escalating protests that were originally ignited by a rise in fuel prices, according to readings taken by NetBlocks, a non-governmental organization that monitors cybersecurity and internet governance around the world.

Keeping 8chan off the net
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Monday, 21 October 2019 11:02

Keeping 8chan off the net


Former owner campaigns against it

8chan's current owner is still having trouble getting the site back online -- and that's due at least partly to lobbying against 8chan by the site's founder.

Microsoft wants to connect 40 million people to the net
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These are not those who can’t connect after the last update

Software King of the world Microsoft's 2017 Airband Initiative wants to connect 40 million people around the globe to the internet by 2022.