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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”.

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.

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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