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Gender gap is widening online

Women are coming online later and less frequently than men around the world, according to a new report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on broadband and gender.

Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

Security company dives deep into the 'Dark Web' for stolen data

Alex Holden, founder of security company Hold Security, is in the business of bringing companies bad news.

Sudan comes back online after 24-hour Internet blackout

Service was restored around 1 p.m. local time Thursday, according to an analysis performed by Renesys, an Internet performance management company.

15 percent of Americans find the Internet irrelevant and hard to use

The information superhighway is not for everyone. Fifteen percent of adults still don't use the Internet, primarily because it's not relevant to them or it's too difficult to use, a recent Pew survey said.

'Viceroi' algorithm improves detection of click fraud

A group of researchers have devised an algorithm they say could help advertising networks better detect fraudulent clicks.

Study: Internet sales tax software will be costly to implement

Opponents of a proposed Internet sales tax requirement contend that it would cost tens of thousands of dollars to set up along with ongoing maintenance costs.

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ICANN plan to close domain database called 'disquieting'

ICANN's plan to close access to the WHOIS domain name record system is criticized as a move to put too much power into one group's hands

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Scientists prove the existence of the Internet Hate Machine

It's not just your imagination: The Internet is an angry place, at least if you buy into research from Beihang University in China.

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How to test your home Internet connection speed

Stop waiting on a slow Internet connection and do something about it! Testing your Internet connection only takes a few minutes, and it can help you figure out how to address network issues.