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Internet engineers urge security against online spies

The IETF has discussed what it could do to turn its plan to protect the web from government spying into action.

New bug bounty program wants to make the whole Internet safer

A new bug bounty program sponsored by Microsoft and Facebook will reward security researchers for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in widely used software that have the potential to affect a large number of Internet users.

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Berners-Lee urges countries toward open data strategy

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the world wide web, called on governments around the world to open up their data to the public.

Africa to lead the world in international bandwidth demand

Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, including Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda, according to the World Bank.

Historical Software Archive lets you use vintage software in your browser

The Internet Archive's Historical Software Archive is a new initiative to preserve old software and make it easily available through in-browser emulation.

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Intel debuts gateway 'middlemen' for Internet of Things

Intel announces a new version of its embedded Atom chip, as well as a new "gateway" line for designers of intelligent consumer devices.

Google backs project to slash Internet costs worldwide

The search giant said Monday it has helped found a global coalition backed by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee that hopes to dramatically cut the cost of Internet access.

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U.S. surveillance erodes its leadership in Internet freedom

Internet freedom has declined in the United States over the past year as a result of its surveillance policies, reflecting a trend that appears to have caught on worldwide, according to a recently released study.

Gender gap is widening online

Women are coming online later and less frequently than men around the world, according to a new report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on broadband and gender.

Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.