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New York Attorney General investigating fraud on net neutrality comment site

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that his office is investigating a scheme to corrupt the Federal Communications Commission's online public-comment process on net neutrality via the use of thousands of false identities — but the FCC is not cooperating.  ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:06pm

U.K. approves vaping to quit smoking, says it's 95 percent safer

Vaping enthusiasts worldwide are cheering a decision by British regulators granting alicense to an e-cigarette – as a prescription to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. The Guardian reported that "Britain's drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:30pm

Justice Department demands information on anti-Trump protesters from DreamHost

A web-hosting platform is fighting a Justice Department search warrant that would turn over information on over a million activists who helped organize protests against President Donald Trump on Inauguration Day. It would mean giving the government 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to the...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:39pm

Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website probably faked that 'Anonymous' hack

It appears the notorious neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, faked an attack by the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” Monday in an attempt to drum up publicity and support for its message. An article published on the website had, at first glance, all the markings of a Anonymous attack...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:44pm

No Mike Pence's website wasn't hacked, but you should probably check this out anyway

Sorry Internet, the Mike Pence website wasn’t hacked this weekend. In a classic case of how things go viral online, a parody site on Pence tricked a whole lot of people on Facebook and Twitter, including a few journalists, after Democratic operative Scott Dworkin shared a link to imposter...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:42pm

What you need to know about net neutrality

On Wednesday, an "Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality" was held as the web awaits its fate. Net neutrality is the idea that the internet is truly a free marketplace of ideas. Whether it’s good, bad, #fakenews or a cat video gone viral, anyone is free to join the...

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:54am

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:34pm

A $28 app could give strangers access to your webcam

The webcam you're using to monitor your home or child could easily be accessed by strangers using a simple hacking app. According to Mashable, an app can be purchased that could easily allow you to hack someone’s connected web camera and spy on them. The app costs 188 Yuan, or $28...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:39pm

CamSoda's Charley Hart talks shop; LifeStream launches for webcam wannabes

Charley Hart, one of the original camgirls for the adult site CamSoda, called herself an “interactive sim” as she spoke to us from a tattoo shop about her webcam career and LifeStream, a program in which people get paid to broadcast their lives — sexual or nonsexual. While...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:06am

Harvard students who lost acceptance due to offensive memes part of common problem

A handful of prospective freshman had their Harvard dreams dashed recently when the school withdrew their offers of admission, following news that the potential students had posted racist and sexist memes in a private Facebook chat. Though the move may have been unexpected for the students...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

Social media companies step up to combat online hate speech: EU

Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response to EU pressure to do more to tackle the issue, results of an EU evaluation seen by Reuters showed. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube...

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:17pm

Pornhub data reveals 'pregnancy porn' searches are on the rise

Recent research has proved that “MILF” porn is a very popular keyword search on Mother’s Day, but “pregnancy porn” is steadily becoming more and more popular each year. The number crunchers on the Insights team at Pornhub recently compiled data to show the increase in...

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:33pm

Here’s how to get your old rate back if Spectrum jacks up your internet bill

Whether or not you think Time Warner fumbled the Spectrum rebrand — with a reputation that bad, do you really want to tell people it’s still the same company? — you’re going to want to double check the rate listed on your May 2017 internet bill. One customer took to Reddit...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 1:26pm

New Google Docs phishing attack could give your computer malware

If you received an invitation from someone to edit a file via Google Docs, and you don’t recognize the name, don’t open it. It could be a phishing scam and a potential computer virus. On Tuesday, a clever email phishing scam quickly spread across the internet and is masked as an...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:14pm

Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories

Comcast said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:09pm

You want real web privacy? Get ready to pay for it

As government chisels away at internet privacy protections, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have developed a system they say will give you more anonymity in cyberspace.The catch: You’ll probably have to pay for it.To start with, it’s important to...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:30pm

Men more likely to be victims of frauds, scams: Report

Digital natives who grew up after the birth of the Internet are more susceptible to a variety of scams intended to drain cash from victims with emailed promises of money orders, according to a recent study, and it is older men who more often fall prey to phony tales of romance, investments and...

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 7:45pm

A year after launching, LinkNYC reaches 1 million users: Officials

New Yorkers looking to stay connected at all times as they traverse the city are relying on its free public Wi-Fi network in droves, LinkNYC announced Wednesday on its one-year anniversary.As of Jan. 4, more than 1 million people have joined the service since it was installed in January 2016, and...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:23am

New Yahoo data breach affects 1 billion accounts

YahooInc said on Wednesday that it has identified a new breach that occurred in August 2013 and involved data associated with more than one billion user accounts, double the number affected in a different breach disclosed in September.Yahoosaid it believed the latest incident was likely distinct...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 4:03am

Google Chrome extension lets you replace Donald Trump with kitties

Trade in the orange tan for an orange tabby.A Google Chrome browser extension, Make America Kittens Again, promises just that: to replace photos of President-elect Donald Trump on news sites and social-media networks with photos of adorable cats.Why? Explained simply by the creator: "Because...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:12pm