Posts Tagged:Internet

Twitter tries to explain why Trump’s posts aren’t like others

So if Twitter’s rules ban “violent threats,” then surely a tweet indicating that a country “won’t be around much longer” from a user with the ability to make that happen would be deletion-worthy, right? As the company was forced to explain today, not…

Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US social divisions

There’s been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it’s handing the ads to Congress as it investigates the scope of Russia’s influence campaign. But what’s in those…

In-flight Netflix will be available on more airlines in 2018

Netflix’s in-flight streaming is available through a few carriers around the world, but it’s far from a staple of air travel. More often than not, technological limitations will force you to download that new show before you leave home. It could be…

Apple drops Bing for Google on Siri and macOS searches

Apple has ditched Bing in favor of Google for results when searching the internet with Siri on iOS or Spotlight on macOS. It will finish rolling out this afternoon, according to TechCrunch, a switchover that was likely timed to sync with today’s rele…

North Korea claims Trump declared war with a tweet

Can you start a war with a tweet? Probably not, but that isn’t stopping North Korea from claiming otherwise. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho tells the media that President Trump “declared war” on his country with a Twitter post suggesting North Korea wou…

Uber is ready to cut a deal to get its London license back

Uber may have lost its London taxi license with no small amount of drama, but it’s already willing to make concessions. The ridesharing outfit’s city manager Tom Elvidge tells the Sunday Times that he would “like to know what [Uber] can do” to “get t…

Apple’s iPhone 8 is technically a gigabit LTE phone, kinda

At first blush, iFixit’s tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn’t reveal anything particularly notable…

Google Fiber: Doomed from the start

Google is dumping the idea of fiber…

iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet

There are some things that developers can do to make their apps work better over the network…

The death of ‘Internet’ – and ‘Web’

The folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that…

U.S. FCC proposes stricter privacy rules for Internet service providers

You should be able to decide what data your broadband or wireless provider shares with marketers. Period…

Pope Francis to hold rare tech industry meeting with Google’s Eric Schmidt

The 79-year-old pontiff is clearly not naive when it comes to the power of technology. The internet, he once said, is a ‘gift from God’ because of its ability to offer…

What the modern web looks like on an original iPhone

When Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPhone nine years ago this month, he made a big point about iOS Safari, the first desktop-class mobile browser. He said – and proceeded to prove – that Mobile Safari could render the web with no compromises. But that was a decade ago. The web’s moved on. So how […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Major internet backbone company is about to make a lot of websites load much faster

In February, web engineers released a way to move information over the web. Today, the protocol is taking a big step forward…

Dish Network urges FCC to kill Charter-Time Warner Cable megamerger

Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday it filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission…

Mozilla missed a golden opportunity with Firefox for iOS

It’s been a long ride, but Mozilla confirmed that Firefox is in fact almost ready for its official launch on iPhone and iPad. The company announced a limited release of the browser in the New Zealand App Store. It’s appreciable that Firefox is finally hopping on board with iOS, but at this point it seems Mozilla is far too […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Hats off to Web advertising – no, really

What if everyone is wrong about ads?

Apple to iOS devs: IPv6-only cell service is coming soon, get your apps ready

Because IPv6 support is so critical…

The internet is for porn, and so is this new app based on Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time is an open source app for Mac that allows users to stream movies from bit torrent sites that have ripped movies on them. The tech made a huge splash, but is now sadly defunct, even while its creators



EU to probe Google, Amazon, other US sites over data use and search

Brussels is set to widen its front against US tech companies just two weeks…

Comcast plans to drop Time Warner Cable takeover

Comcast Corp. is planning to walk away from its proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable…

U.S. DOJ likely to block Comcast’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable

Staff attorneys at the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division…

How to surf the internet on a vintage Macintosh Plus

When the Macintosh Plus was released 27 years ago, it was the most powerful Mac on the market. It even contained a SCSI port, which opened the door to the Macintosh getting a modem. Eventually, there were even internet browsers



Only 40% of world’s population has ever gone online

By early 2015, 3 billion people around the world will be online…

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