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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 headlines all over the world over the past year. The open letter, addressed to President Obama and members of Congress, highlights several principles that the tech 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

Airfy to Give Free Wi-Fi in Exchange for Watching Ads

A German company has unveiled an innovative new product which may be able to provide Wi-Fi to users in public for a relatively unobtrusive fee. Dubbed Airfly, the project ...Full Article

Mobile Data Consumption Rises by 80% in One Year

In the past year, mobile data usage has skyrocketed as we all became more attached to our smartphones than ever before. In fact, according to data gathered by Ericcson, ...Full Article

Reddit built on flawed algorithm, programmers claim

Two separate programmers have announced that the algorithm Reddit is primarily built on is flawed. The algorithm, which the network uses to sort its posts, has a bug in a ...Full Article

Small Canadian Town Creates its Own Gigabit Internet Service

While some of us in big cities still can’t get access to a reliable and fast internet connection, the residents of a small town in Alberta, Canada, have gone ...Full Article

New Bill May Prevent ISPs from Slowing Online Video Services

A new Senate bill called the “Consumer Choice in Online Video Act” is taking aim at internet service providers who degrade rival video services and over charge customers. Submitted ...Full Article

Broadband Reaches Three Quarters of British Homes

As of 2013, three quarters of British residents have access to a broadband internet connection at home, reports telecommunications surveyor and watchdog Ofcom. It is reported that currently, 21.7 ...Full Article

Seattle’s gigabit internet plans rocked by problems, mayor claims

Seattle’s plans for its own gigabit internet service have run into a few obstacles, if outgoing mayor Mike McGinn has anything to say about it. McGinn has cast doubt ...Full Article

Could Fiber Internet Speeds Come from Phones?

Israel-based tech company Sckipio Technologies has announced that it has raised $10 million to fund its research into the creation of microchips capable of delivering super-fast internet speeds over ...Full Article