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São Paulo Wi-Fi Scheme Cheaper than Expected

The city of São Paulo, Brazil is currently in the process of tendering a system of Wi-Fi hotspots coordinated in strategic locations. The good news for city officials is that the final contract for the installation of the public Wi-Fi service is 40% lower than it was originally expected to cost. The initiative is part Full Article

Viber giving Philippine users free calls in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

The catastrophe caused by Typhoon Haiyan – reportedly the biggest storm in the world this year – has wiped out entire cities and towns and caused an estimated 10,000 ...Full Article

Satellite Internet Speeds May Double in 2014

Promising developments in data-coding technology may finally give satellite internet connections a long-needed boost in connection speeds as of 2014. New developments could lead to satellite internet connections receiving ...Full Article

Broadband Prices Still Too High for Many around the World

  As super-speed internet services like Google Fiber roll out in towns and cities across America, broadband is still a distant dream for people around the world. A new ...Full Article

Israel working on legalizing downloading

According to reports, members of the Israeli government are set to present a bill that would legalize the downloading of copyrighted material. Losses generated by downloading will instead be ...Full Article

Qualcomm releases internet processor for networks

Semiconductor company Qualcomm is set to release the brand new Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ), a new chip with a dual-core processor and a new packet processor engine that will ...Full Article

Amnesty International suing UK government for spying

Human rights organization Amnesty International is suing the British government for its involvement in the NSA/GCHQ spying scandal exposed by Edward Snowden, based on the impeachment of the UK’s ...Full Article

Facebook joins the GSM Association, first social network to do so

In a joint statement with the GSM Association, Facebook announced it had just become the latest member of the latter organization, meaning it will have greater say in the ...Full Article

Tech giants address Obama and internet spying in open letter

The world’s top tech companies have united to create the Global Government Surveillance Reform movement, in an attempt to counter the recent surge in internet surveillance that has dogged ...Full Article

Akamai Reports Rise in Internet Speed

Around the world, internet speeds were on the rise in the last half of 2013, with an average increase of 10% across 133 survey regions. On Tuesday, Akamai released ...Full Article
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