articles tagged: internet
why and how we’re building and securing the quantum internet
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why and how we’re building and securing the quantum internet

In the next ten years or so, your internet experience will be the same as today. But that internet may be built on complex quantum interactions instead of bits and bytes flying between routers and servers.

welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things
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welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things

Gadgets connected to the internet and controlled by apps are everywhere, even in things that don’t need to be linked global communication networks. Unfortunately, they’re not working out well for us...

digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet
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digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet

Threatened by the open, permissive architecture of the internet, Russia is doing a dry run at building its own. If it succeeds, the effects on the global economy and geopolitics would be far-reaching and unsettling.

house republicans take on google, own selves in process
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house republicans take on google, own selves in process

When the internet really doesn’t like you, there isn’t much you can do but get better. Just don’t tell that to angry aging lawmakers. They will refuse to believe you.

how your isp will exploit your browsing history and how it can backfire
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how your isp will exploit your browsing history and how it can backfire

ISP's won't sell your porn surfing history, but the new law is still bad news for your privacy.

how trump is making america’s internet and digital economy a lot less great
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how trump is making america’s internet and digital economy a lot less great

The Trump administration and FCC are already set to do serious damage to America's e-commerce and internet connectivity out of nothing more than myopic greed.

why we can’t, and shouldn’t, police abusive speech on web
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why we can’t, and shouldn’t, police abusive speech on web

The bad news is that we can't wipe offensive speech and trolls off the web. The good news is that trolls tend to turn on each other quickly.

why science says not to feed the trolls
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why science says not to feed the trolls

After analyzing millions of comments researchers can say for sure that the best way to deal with trolls is with deafening silence.

why rating people on the web is one of the worst ideas in tech
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why rating people on the web is one of the worst ideas in tech

Of all the terrible ideas conceived in the social media age, a Yelp for people has to be, by far, one of the absolute worst and poorly thought out.

how do we determine the lifespan of the internet outrage industrial complex?
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how do we determine the lifespan of the internet outrage industrial complex?

Outrage has become the web's most lucrative and eye-catching product, and quite a few news sites have now streamlined its distribution for those sweet, sweet clicks.

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