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House committee approves permanent Internet tax moratorium

The legislation would make permanent a temporary tax ban that's been in place since 1998.

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Unicode update adds emoji for spiders, chili pepper, 'live long and prosper,' and more

A new version of Unicode supports emoji, currency symbols and historic languages

Popular websites still vulnerable to OpenSSL hijacking attack

A known critical vulnerability in OpenSSL can be exploited on over 20,000 of Internet's top 155,000 SSL sites, a researcher from Qualys said

CloudFlare offers free protection against denial-of-service attacks to public interest sites

Project Galileo will help political and artistic websites resist censorship attempts that use distributed denial-of-service techniques

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Proof the Net needs to move to IPv6 IP addresses: Microsoft runs out of U.S. address space

The work to enable IPv6 on Azure is well underway, but there is no due date set.

All those videos you're watching will help triple Internet traffic, Cisco says

The networking equipment provider forecasts that IP video will account for 79 percent of IP traffic in 2018, as global Internet traffic hits 1.6 zettabytes.

on techhive.com

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

Google plans $1b-plus satellite fleet to bring Internet to remote corners of the world

180 small satellites are planned to be launched, the Wall Street Journal reported

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.

How bickering and greed neutered the 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative

The lack of a standard has hamstrung the browser privacy tool.