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US, others criticize new Vietnamese Internet law

A new Vietnamese Internet law that will put curbs on the types of information that can be exchanged on blogs and social media was criticized on Monday by a 21-nation inter-governmental group.

Study: 70 percent of US residents have broadband access

As of this past May, 70 percent of U.S. residents ages 18 and older access the Internet via high-speed broadband, although the rate of broadband adoption has been sluggish, according to survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

Zuckerberg's Internet sharing push draws doubts, praise

After Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a coalition with several other major tech companies to bring the Internet to areas of the globe that remain disconnected, the tech world reacted with a mix of criticism, mockery, doubt and praise.

Internet.org launches with backing from tech giants

Facebook and several partners have set out to provide low-cost Internet access to remaining billions of people who don't already have it, through a new initative known as Internet.org.

In China, 'defaming cultural icons' online can land you in jail

Chinese police have detained two Internet users for allegedly starting online rumors that tried to defame government groups and a cultural icon in the nation.

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Facebook, Zuckerberg rally partners to connect the whole wide world

Facebook and several partners have set out to provide low-cost Internet access to remaining billions of people who don't already have it, through a new initative known as Internet.org.

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China to bring gigabit Internet speeds to key cities by 2020

China plans to bring gigabit Internet speeds to its major cities by 2020, part of its effort to expand broadband among households in the nation.

Bill Gates throws cold water on Google's dream of connecting the world

Microsoft chairman and humanitarian Bill Gates takes aim at the faddish culture of Silicon Valley, while people die from poverty and illness overseas.

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Browser privacy tools still lack bite, security analysts say

Browser vendors continue to implement privacy in a half-hearted way, with Internet Explorer's default use of cookie ‘do not track' technology being the best of a weak job, a new assessment by NSS Labs has argued.

Why Small Businesses Need to Spring for Business-Class Internet Access

There are a variety of benefits to business-class Internet, and a number of potential pitfalls to running a business from a consumer Internet connection.

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Microsoft puts out "HTTP 2.0" server to test the future of the Web

Microsoft has released its "Katana" server, an early prototype that shows off how Microsoft would implement the next-generation HTTP 2.0 standard.