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Netflix Wants More for Internet Consumers

October 18th, 2018 (0)
Video streaming service Netflix doesn’t want to back down in the fight against poor internet connections, speaking out to say that “consumers deserve better” from telecoms companies. CEO Reed Hastings accused internet service providers of sacrificing the interest of ...

Turkish Government Blocks Twitter

October 17th, 2018 (0)
The Turkish government completely blocked microblogging site Twitter as of Thursday night following the spread of incriminating audio recordings and leaked documents. The block of the popular website comes only 10 days before local elections. At an election rally ...

Wikipedia introducing texting service

October 17th, 2018 (0)
Nowadays using Wikipedia is a normal part of any daily routine, and we more or less take it for granted. But what about those rare times when you’re offline or – even more rarely – when you don’t have ...

South Korean Schools to Remotely Lock Students’ Phones

October 16th, 2018 (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 ...

Brazil Drops Proposed Internet Data Storage Bill

October 16th, 2018 (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

October 15th, 2018 (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- ...

What is Packet Loss?

October 15th, 2018 (13)
In terms of general computing, packet loss occurs when a packet (bundled data) which is travelling across a computer network fails to reach its intended destination. Packet errors are some of the most fundamental and common types of errors ...

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

October 14th, 2018 (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

October 14th, 2018 (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

October 14th, 2018 (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 ...