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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.

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How Internet devices are working to save the rainforest

The "Internet of things" involves connecting devices that can manage various operations including, in this case, protecting the rainforests from illegal monitoring.

Google's audacious Project Loon wants to spread the Net with high-flying balloons

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane it's... a 3G-spewing Google balloon?!

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Don't hurt the Web with rushed intellectual property laws, urges Internet Society

Greater transparency, as well as respect for the Internet's open architecture and multi-stakeholder participation, are needed to help guide discussions around intellectual property policy on the Internet, according to the Internet Society.

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Possibly related DDoS attacks cause DNS hosting outages

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that could be related have, in the past few days, slammed the DNS servers of at least three providers of domain name management and DNS hosting services.

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Brace for an Internet traffic explosion in 2017, Cisco says

Cisco's Visual Networking Index predicts global IP traffic will rise at a dramatic compound annual growth rate 23 percent between 2012 to 2017.

Cybersecurity calls for government-private sector infosharing, report says

NSS Labs says much still needs to be done to enable near real-time situational awareness across the nation's critical infrastructure and to fully leverage U.S. government cyber intelligence capabilities.

Internet freedom group blasts proposed HTML5 standards

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that stringent digital rights management technology will be harmful to online freedom.

What would it take to print out the Internet?

The poet laureate of the New York Museum of Modern Art wants us to print out the Internet and ship it to him. Is it possible? Sure. But it would be a LOT of paper.

Muslim activists: Fight extreme materials online with counter messages

Moderate Muslims and other people concerned with online radicalization efforts need to counter the extremist propaganda young Muslims are getting on the Web with more positive messages, members of the U.S. Islamic community said.

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