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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

The Internet

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.

Legal ruling

Verizon challenge reignites net neutrality debate

Verizon is challenging FCC net neutrality rules in a court case that could determine how Internet providers manage and deliver service.

Lawyer: Verizon should be able to block websites

Verizon is appealing FCC net neutrality rules passed in December 2010.

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Policy, not tech, threatens the Internet's progress, Cerf warns

Google executive and "godfather" of the Internet Vint Cerf warns against heavy-handed policing of the web in response to threats such as cyber attacks.

Top-level domains to soon increase in number, diversity

Think all the good URLs are taken? Several new waves of top-level domains are on the way, ranging from .shop and .ltd to .dentist and .florist.

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'Backscatter' network could support the Internet of Things

Researchers in at the University of Washington have mapped out a wireless communication system intended to allow devices to communicate with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power, bolstering the Internet of Things.

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vBulletin Internet forum software users warned of potential exploit

The developers of the popular vBulletin software used for commercial Internet forums advise users to delete the ‘install’ directory from their vBulletin installations.

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Definition of ‘broadband’ is too broad

A recent study indicates that 70 percent of US adults have “high-speed broadband” Internet connections, but we need to re-examine what we call “high-speed”.