Internet

New York City’s hidden networks revealed in new book

Did you check your email while you were on the train or before you left home? If you’re reading this on a smartphone or laptop, does your reading history get stored in “the Cloud,” an all-knowing nebula of information that floats above us? What does the internet look like?Those are some of the...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

Preserving Philly’s data

The internet is forever—but only with a lot of maintenance.Temple University Libraries has received a grant to research on how to better protect important data that is posted on the web. They want to simplify the process on permanently hosting data on online information hubs, such as Open Data...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

Kadenze brings arts education to the masses

In May 2015, the first graduates of Berklee College of Music’s online bachelor degree program walked across a (real, not virtual) stage at a commencement ceremony in Boston. At the time, the program was one of the first arts education degrees that could be earned entirely online, making music...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:22am

New law legalizes return of online fantasy sports in New York

A new law in New York will allow online fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to resume business in the state.On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law, which labeled online fantasy sports contests “games of skill,” contradicting Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s previous...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:15pm

Is sharing streaming accounts now a crime?

A court ruling in a hacking case brought into question whether sharing the password on your Netflix, Hulu or HBOGO accounts could be treated as a crime.The Ninth Circuit appeals court in California made a ruling that one of the panels' judges said would illegalize all password sharing to various...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:41pm

Quincy man impersonated women online, solicited rape and torture

A Quincy man has been charged in connection to allegations he created fake internet profiles of real women then asked others to assault them and their families.On Thursday, Thomas Sheehan, 46, was indicted after police said he impersonated three women from across the state on an adult website and...

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 12:13am

More NYC parks, beaches are getting free public Wi-Fi and charging stations

No matter where they decide to relax this summer, New Yorkers will stay connected.The city’s Parks Department announced Tuesday that the agency, together with AT&T, will be extending free public Wi-Fi in parks and beaches across the city for five more years.In total, the free Wi-Fi is available...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 2:21am

Webby Awards 2016 red carpet highlights

The 20th annual WebbyAwards was held on Monday to honor and celebrate internet personalties and industry visionaries. The event was held in New York City.This year, Jessica Alba was honored with an award forEntrepreneur of the Year, andKrysten Ritter' received an award for Actress of the Year....

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 2:29am

Dating site matches Americans fleeing Trump with Canadians

Adatingwebsiteis pledging to matchAmericanswho can't live with a DonaldTrumppresidency toCanadianslooking for love, facilitating the pledge often made by U.S. voters to move to Canada if the real estate billionaire is elected."Maple Match makes it easy forAmericansto find the ideal Canadian partner...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 9:26pm

Artist 'Biancoshock' creates real-life Internet in small village

In this day and age where everyone is online, it’s difficult to imagine what life was like before being ‘connected’. A small village of 400 people in Italy called Civitacampomarano, with a little help from Italian artist Biancoshock and his project WEB 0.0, shows us that people can socialize, shop...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:44pm

Boston-area police investigate explicit online photos of high schoolers

Authorities are investigating a Dropbox page that allegedly contained nude and partially nude photographs of female Duxbury High School students.On Thursday, Duxbury police and school officials said that the photos had been removed but authorities were focusing on uncovering how the images got...

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:45pm

'Game of Thrones' premiere causes Pornhub to lose views

A recent report shows that people are more interested in watching “Game of Thrones" than pornography.Last Sunday fans around the world tuned in to HBO to watch the highly anticipated Season 6 premiere of the fantasy drama.Adult entertainment sitePornhubcrunched the numbers to determine what porn...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:28am

You’ll never get this Disney parody song about steak and eggs out of your head

A video of a man singing a Disney parody song about cooking his breakfast of steak and eggs has gone viral.The video, called “Steak & Eggs Snapchat Song Disney Parody” was shared to YouTube on Tuesday and has racked up more than 18,000 views in one day.“I had a funny idea for a snapchat story,...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:59pm

PayPal changes plans due to transgender bathroom law

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday canceled plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and invest $3.6 million in the area after the state passed a controversial law targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.The digital payment company's protest is the first...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:29pm

New website helps catch illegal subletters

A new website aims to assist property owners in uncovering illegal subletting offers for their properties on sites like Airbnb and Craigslist.Sublet Spy, based in New York City, claims to use the latest in military intelligence and online technology to analyze billions of data points to reveal...

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:42pm

Villanova professor arrested for possessing over 400 images of child porn: Police

A Villanova history instructor is under arrest after investigators said they found 415 images of child pornography on his home computer.Christopher Haas, 60, was an associate professor of history and classical studies at the university.“It’s sad,” Radnor Township Police Lt. Andrew J. Block told...

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:09am

Airbnb contest offers winners the chance to sleep in shark tank

Airbnb is reportedly offering the chance to stay several nights in a glass bedroom that’s been submerged in a shark tank.The contest, announced Tuesday morning, has made headlines for its adventurous prize of sleeping with sharks.RELATED:South African media fall for presidency'sAprilFool joke“On...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:28pm

Owner of online broadcaster allegedly involved in underage prostitution

The New Jersey owner of an online broadcasting service allegedly allowed teenage girls to get paid for engaging in sex acts for a private Internet audience and encouraged his viewers to sexually assault a New York City woman in exchange for $100.Robert Ianuale, 32, of Hazlet, now faces...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:39pm

Global majority backs a ban on 'dark net,' poll says

Seven in 10 people say the "dark net" – an anonymous online home to both criminals and activists fearful of government surveillance – should be shut down, according to a global Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.The findings, from a poll of at least 1,000 people in each of 24 countries, come as...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 4:13pm

'I prolly had ur pics' teen sentenced to probation

A Montgomery County teenager pleaded guilty to posting nude pictures of teen girls from high school online and was sentenced to probation on Tuesday.Brandon Tyler Berlin, 19, was sentenced to two years of probation, and ordered by a judgeto perform200 hours of community service, pay a $250 fineand...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:09am