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  • Berners-Lee's foundation wants the Web to improve life

    The World Wide Web Foundation, Tim Berners-Lee's latest brainchild, is now officially open for business and involved with two initial projects, as it embarks on using the Web to empower people worldwide and bring about positive socio-economic change.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez15 Nov. 09 23:01
  • ICANN approves internationalized domain names

    Starting in mid-November, countries and territories will be able to apply to show domain names in their native language, a major technical tweak to the Internet designed to increase language accessibility.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk30 Oct. 09 22:23
  • ICANN freed from US gov't oversight

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has reached a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce allowing the nonprofit greater independence, while giving more countries oversight of the organization.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Oct. 09 02:09
  • Internet lenders to pay $1 million to settle complaint

    A group of Internet payday lending companies that allegedly threatened customers who didn't make payments with arrest and called customers at work and swore at them has agreed to pay US$1 million to settle charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada.

    Written by Grant Gross22 Sept. 09 05:52
  • Internet pioneer Cerf urges IPv6 migrations

    Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf has repeated a call for migrations to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) to stave off an anticipated lack of available addresses on IPv4.

    Written by Paul Krill18 Sept. 09 00:38
  • DNS attack downs Internet in parts of China

    An attack on the servers of a domain registrar in China caused an online video application to cripple Internet access in parts of the country late on Wednesday.

    Written by Owen Fletcher22 May 09 04:01
  • EU pushes for single online content market

    The European Commission wants to scrap the patchwork of national rules governing what music and movies consumers can download from the Internet, and instead create one marketplace for everyone in the European Union, commissioners Vivane Reding and Meglana Kuneva said Tuesday.

    Written by Paul Meller06 May 09 06:17
  • US lawmakers target deep packet inspection in privacy bill

    U.S. lawmakers plan to introduce privacy legislation that would limit how Internet service providers can track their users, despite reports that no U.S. ISPs are using such technologies except for legitimate security reasons.

    Written by Grant Gross24 April 09 05:05