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First global top-level domain signed is Arabic for .web

An Australian registrar has signed the first global top-level domain contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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ICANN leader shares vision for growth and a global Internet

Fadi Chehade reviews his first year in office as president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the challenges ahead.

Japan, South Korea continue to lead in fiber Internet

The number of fiber Internet subscriptions rose 12.7 percent in the countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Paris-based group said Thursday.

America Offline: Can the U.S. be disconnected from the Net?

From physical destruction to hack attack to the iron fist of the government, we examine whether or not it's possible to flip a kill switch on the United States' Internet connectivity.

Big broadband adoption found likelier with a national strategy

Countries with a coordinated national strategy for rolling out broadband are making significantly faster progress than those taking a more laissez-faire approach to broadband development, according to a new report.

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Internet fills gap as some TV stations shut down in Egypt

The Internet held up in Egypt as the military deposed the country's president Wednesday, with both the former president's aides and the opposition using Twitter and Facebook extensively to communicate with followers in Egypt and the rest of the world.

ICANN board approves registry agreement for new gTLDs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a broad registry agreement that moves the organization forward in its efforts to offer more than 1,000 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) for sale.

U.S. states' attorneys general to take aim at Internet 'safe harbor' law

Frustrated by their difficulty prosecuting cases involving online content that is illegal or damaging to individuals, a group of state attorneys general are taking action.

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States tackling Google on human trafficking, drugs

The attorneys general of several states are turning up the heat on Google, concerned that the search engine giant makes it easier for criminals to sell illegal drugs online, engage in human trafficking, and peddle pirated intellectual property.

U.S. officials: Surveillance programs helped stop 50 terrorist plots

U.S. law enforcement agencies have disrupted more than 50 terrorist plots in the U.S. and other countries with the help of controversial surveillance efforts at the U.S. National Security Agency, government officials said Tuesday.