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Internet Access Is Now A Basic Human Right

Internet Access Is Now A Basic Human Right

People may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human right violation to take it away. That’s according to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which passed a non-binding resolution in June that condemns countries that intentionally take away or disrupt...

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Win7 and 8.1 patch KB 3173040 throws full-screen Win10 upgrade warning

Microsoft just released yet another Win10 upgrade system – KB 3173040 is a Recommended patch for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 systems. According to the KB 3173040 article, if you have Windows set to automatically install updates, and have the Windows Update “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them” box checked, your machine will suddenly sprout a...

SourceForge moves to put badness in past

SourceForge moves to put badness in past

It has been six months since the company formerly known as Dice (DHI Group) sold off Slashdot Media—the business unit that runs Slashdot and SourceForge—to BIZX, LLC, a San Diego-based digital media company. Since then, the new management has been moving to erase some of the mistakes made under the previous regime—mistakes that led to the site becoming a bit of a pariah among...

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Microsoft Releases the June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 7 SP1

Microsoft has released a new update rollup for Windows 7 users that brings an important pack of improvements to computers still running this OS version – according to third-party stats, Windows 7 continues to be used on some 45 percent of the PCs out there. The June 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 includes fixes and performance improvements,...

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Google is build their own speedtest with M-Labs’s help

If you’ve ever tested your internet speeds, you’ve probably used Ookla’s SpeedTest or maybe even Netflix’s new Fast.com. There’s also a good chance that you’ve simply Google searched “speedtest” to get you to one of those websites. In hopes to court users away from Ookla and Netflix, it looks like Google is building its own internet speed test tool right into search results. First uncovered...

CableONE Denies Using Credit Scores to Provide Worse Service

CableONE Denies Using Credit Scores to Provide Worse Service

A few weeks ago we wrote about how CableONE CEO Thomas Might recently crowed that his company had implemented a system that managed to deliver worse customer service to customers with low credit scores. According to Might, the company had developed a “very rigorous FICI credit scoring process” on its video customers since 2013 that involves somehow flagging the accounts so that company support...

Telekom and Fraunhofer unveil ‘Volksverschlüsselung’

Telekom and Fraunhofer unveil ‘Volksverschlüsselung’

A new program unveiled in Germany called Volksverschlüsselung promises full, end-to-end encryption for emails sent by even the most technophobic internet users. Deutsche Telekom and the Fraunhofer research institute collaborated on the software. German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom unveiled on Wednesday a new internet security project it has developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT). The new program, available for Windows,...

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Google says Symantec antivirus flaws are ‘as bad as it gets’

Products from Symantec that are supposed to protect users have made them much more open to attack, according to Google. Researcher Tavis Ormandy has spotted numerous vulnerabilities in 25 Norton and Symantec products that are “as bad as it gets,” he says. “Just emailing a file to a victim or sending them a link to an exploit is enough to trigger it — the...

After Net Neutrality Win, Emboldened FCC Eyes New Reforms

After Net Neutrality Win, Emboldened FCC Eyes New Reforms

One week after a federal court upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark net neutrality policy, emboldened FCC officials are moving to advance an ambitious set of reforms that are already generating static from the broadband industry and its political allies. The decade-long battle over net neutrality, the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible to consumers, is not over. Industry...

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Netflix users would rather cancel instead of view ads

In its early days as a streaming service, Netflix wasn’t just the biggest and best company on the block – it was the only one. In those heady days, Netflix was able to charge low subscription rates and still provide a catalog that included just about everything. As we’ve seen, that’s been changing. With new competition from companies like Hulu and Amazon, Netflix has...