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South Korean Schools to Remotely Lock Students’ Phones

May 31st, 2017 (0)
Students in South Korea are known around the world for being driven hard to succeed by parents and teachers. An official body in South Korea is reportedly moving forward with a plan which will make it easier for students ...

Is Wi-Fi the World’s New Addiction? (infographic)

May 31st, 2017 (0)
Make no mistake about it: internet addiction is a real thing and it could potentially affect millions of people around the world. In fact, according to recent studies, it is currently thought that internet addiction is even more commonplace ...

Brazil Drops Proposed Internet Data Storage Bill

May 30th, 2017 (0)
Brazilian lawmakers have dropped the proposed bill which would have required all foreign internet companies to store data within the country. Ever since the National Security Agency’s activities became public knowledge, Brazil has been sensitive about how its citizens’ ...

Google Keeps Fiber’s Residents-Only Policy

May 30th, 2017 (0)
When Google announced its list of future possible Fiber hubs, lucky city residents around the country were excited by the possibility. According to Google’s existing policies, it’s only residents who should be excited by gigabit internet speeds for now- ...

AT&T set to make waves with new “Sponsored Data”

May 29th, 2017 (11)
Wireless provider AT&T has announced a new program called “Sponsored Data”, which promises to have a big impact on the US wireless market. “Sponsored Data” would permit companies pay for the data used by certain apps, so that AT&T ...

NSA may have used Google and Yahoo’s fiber-optic cables against them

May 29th, 2017 (0)
In the days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was targeted by a spy operation code-named Echelon. The operation involved eavesdropping on the superpower and its allies through voice, fax and data traffic via satellite, microwave and fiber-optic ...

T-Mobile to purchase 700MHZ band from Verizon to boost LTE coverage

May 28th, 2017 (10)
The war between AT&T and T-Mobile is raging, and the latter has just thrown down the gauntlet. The wireless network quality, the company announced, would be improved significantly through a new deal with rival carrier Verizon. T-Mobile is paying ...

Vietnamese Government Fines Critical Social Media Users

May 28th, 2017 (11)
Have you ever whined about politics on Facebook or Twitter? Thanks to a new law passed in Vietnam this week, that ‘misuse’ of social media may be enough to warrant a fine of over $4,700. First reported by Reuters, ...

Submerged Wi-Fi Network to Create ‘Deep Sea Internet’

May 27th, 2017 (0)
A team of researchers from the University of Buffalo, New York, is experimenting with Wi-Fi internet capable of transmitting through the water via sound waves. If they are successful, the underwater internet could mean more accurate broadcasts of sea ...

100 Locations in Austin to Receive Free Google Fiber

May 27th, 2017 (0)
In Austin, Texas 100 community organizations are set to receive free Google Fiber internet connections for an entire decade. The list was selected and approved by Austin’s city council as well as Google itself, and includes libraries, small colleges, ...
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